Nov01
Man on the Moon by R.E.M.

Man on the Moon by R.E.M. is a beautiful song that beginners can easily learn to play. We’ll also add some nice touches for a solo arrangement.

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Nov01
Losing My Religion by R.E.M.

In our beginner arrangement of R.E.M.’s Losing My Religion you can play the guitar, mandolin and bass parts all on a solo acoustic guitar. Sounds great.

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Nov01
Driver 8 by R.E.M.

This is a fun and easy to way to play the REM song Driver 8. We’re also going to learn a few new tricks like incorporating riffs into strumming.

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Mar13
Scarborough Fair

Learn how to play the sparse and spooky (but very easy to learn) version of Scarborough Fair that Nick and David came up with while working on The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Guitar.

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Mar13
The Animals

House of the Rising Sun is a relatively slow song that’s easy for beginners to learn. In this lesson we’ll try a few different fingerpicking patterns.

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Apr14
Kurt Cobain

Many people were introduced to this traditional song through Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged session. It’s also been recorded by Leadbelly and many others.

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Dec31
Jack Johnson

Our arrangement of this Jack Johnson song looks at barre chords, rhythm and string muting. Also included is a barre chord free arrangement for early beginners.

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Aug31
The White Stripes Seven Nation Army

We’ve gotten a lot of questions about how to turn a song into a single guitar arrangement and the first part of the answer is that you have to learn the song! In this lesson we break down this White Stripes’ song into its component parts – bass, rhythm and lead (learning them on the electric guitar) – so that we can later create a single acoustic guitar arrangement of this song.

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