Some Songs to Play to Help You Play Better

I have always felt that songs and/or riffs can be some of the most effective ways of learning and improving on guitar. Here are a couple I want to share with you. One will be mostly for all of you beginners out there. The other one is for those who want to be challenged a bit more.

Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin)

I asked this question a few weeks ago: who doesn’t want to rock out to some Zeppelin?

Ok, even if you don’t, how about a cool lick to learn?

Jimmy Page had come up with so many great, memorable licks and songs.

Here is one that I think that even if you are a beginner, you should be able to figure it out.

It could still be a challenge for you. If so, think of it this way, when you overcome this challenge, think about how much better you will be for it!

TIP: always slow down videos that you are learning from so that you can get it right. Do it to this video if it is necessary

Here ya go!

Whole Lotta Love

Here’s the TAB that contains the main parts: Whole Lotta Love TAB

YYZ (Rush)

Yep, here is one that will challenge you if you are up for it!

Slow the video down if you need to. The song isn’t the easiest to play, I know.

But I also know that some of you want a BIG challenge.

Well, here you go

Have fun with it!

I hope this helps make you more successful in your playing!Have fun!

Rock on until the next time!

Crash by Dave Matthews

Crash by Dave Matthews

Guitar in the Gazebo

Here’s one that will “stretch” your playing. Or rather, “un-stretch” your playing. Some time ago, I made a video for a student on how to play Crash by Dave Matthews. If you have ever watched Dave play it, he does it with a real BIG stretch to the fingers! However, I found a way to play it without the stretch.

You do need a cut capo for this version. They are very inexpensive and you can purchase one at any guitar store or just buy online. And, they are so fun to play with! Seriously, get one and have your world enlightened!

Anyway, by using the cut capo, the song becomes much easier to play! Here is a video I made, about a year ago, showing you how to play the song:


Get the TAB: Crash TAB