Long Train Running

Long Train Running – The Doobie Brothers Always a crowd pleaser when you’re in a covers band that will get them up and dancing, Long Train Running is a good tune for honing your strumming skills. There’s a nice two finger hammer on and pull off and...

Phone Booth

Phone Booth – Robert Cray Here’s a great example of a blues song using less common chord shapes and some nice variations on the basic 12 bar blues. If you’re not yet comfortable with the 12 bar blues click here to get up to speed then come back here....

Moves Like Jagger

Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5 is a great song for learning how to strum freely with the right hand.  It is not an easy strumming pattern because the tempo is high and very syncopated (lots of playing off the beat), but it’s...

Vincent – Don McLean

Vincent – Don McLean Vincent by Don McLean is a classic song of its time, still gets regular performances around folky settings and seldom leaves an audience dry eyed. It’s a pretty easy one to play in terms of chord shapes, but there’s plenty you...

Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits

Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits Artist: Dire Straits Release:  1978 Album:  Dire Straits Sultans of Swing was Dire Straits’ first hit – but only when they made their third recording of. The live version is of course the one to learn if you really...