Is Kid Laroi Awesome?

Yes. He is. I’ve been making guitar lessons for a lot of his songs for a while now. The latest is “Lonely and Fucked Up”. It has a great acoustic guitar riff in the intro and also a nice strumming section as well. Below is my guitar lesson. Check it out and let me know how it goes.

The Kid Laroi “Lonely and Fucked Up” Guitar Tutorial

How To Play Beggin’ by Måneskin on Guitar – 3 Options

I know, I know, this is not originally by Måneskin, but these lessons are based off of their version. A lot of people think it’s a Madcon song. It’s not. Matter of fact it was written by Peggy Farino who was know for the song “My Boyfriend’s Back” (and you’re gonna be in trouble), and one of the dudes from The Four Seasons. Anyway I love the Måneskin version and have done several lessons for the song on YouTube. Below are all the lessons I have made for this song. Enjoy!

My most popular lesson for Beggin’. vvvv

My most accurate lesson for Beggin’. vvvv

And of course the easiest way to play Beggin’. vvvv

Good 4 u Olivia Rodrigo Guitar Lesson

When I heard this tune a few weeks back I knew that I had to make a guitar lesson for the song. It’s got a great rock vibe to it. I used my Fender Strat and I ran it into Logic with Guitar Rig. I think I used a basic Marshall or Plexi setting. Below is the lesson. Let me know how it goes!

Måneskin – Zitti E Buoni – Guitar Lesson

I recently heard of a band called Måneskin out of Rome. I hadn’t heard any of their songs yet so I went to the interwebs to check them out, and I was not disappointed. There are many things in this life that I don’t know anything about, but Blues and Rock style guitar I know a fair amount. With that being said I think Måneskin does it right. I can’t tell you how glad I was to hear a Blues Rock band playing in that dynamic style of all the greats. And they have success doing it! All the better. Below is my lesson for Zitte E Buoni which I believe roughly translates to “shut up and listen”. It’s a fun track to shut up an listen to and to play. Let me know how the lesson goes for you. If you have a lesson request or you are interested in Virtual Lessons click here.

Bicycle RM BTS Guitar Lesson

I’ll be honest, I don’t know a ton about BTS, but I recently did another blog post about them here about their tune “Butter”. They have a fun sound and I can hear the appeal. Rap Monster or RM is the leader of the group and writer of the track Bicycle. The guitar work in the track is great and I thought I would make a lesson for the song. Below is that lesson. Let me know how it goes!

How To Play Butter by BTS on Guitar!

BTS burst onto the scene in the early 2010’s. A 7-piece boy band from Korea. Back in my day 4 or 5-piece was enough. Kids these days, I tell ya. Anyway, they have a fun sound and I thought I would teach a lesson on their latest hit “Butter” not to be confused with “Butter Face”. Below is my interpretation and guitar lesson also available on my youtube channel. Check it out and enjoy! If you are looking for some virtual lessons with me please visit the lessons page.

Check out a similar guitar to the one I play in my lessons. I think this one is a bit nicer. vvvvvv

How To Play Jubilee Line by Wilbur Soot – Easy Guitar Lesson with Standard Tuning

I may be late to the game on this lesson but I always get a kick out of Wilbur Soot songs, so here it is. I think almost every Wilbur Soot song has an alternate tuning. Which is totally cool and gives the song a unique sound, but it makes it tougher on beginners to be detuning their instrument. So here below I have made a lesson for Jubilee Line in Standard Tuning for all you Wilbur fans out there. Let me know how it goes! Also visit my lessons page if you want to take virtual lessons from me. Like my guitar? View my gear list here.

Internet Ruined Me – The Genius of Wilbur Soot Songs

I think I showed up late to the game as far as hearing about Wilbur Soot. I teach guitar lessons online so naturally I got a few requests from subscribers on my channel. Then I decided ok, I’ll do a lesson for his song “Your New Boyfriend“. I checked the song out and thought it was a hilarious take on the challenges of a young man trying to make any sense of the modern dating world. That lesson did well, check it out here. Due to the popularity of the lesson I followed it up with another hit from Wilbur called “I’m in Love with and E Girl“. Still the demand for Wilbur Soot lessons on my channel keep coming in. I just did a lesson for “Internet Ruined Me”. I’ll post the lesson below.

What I love about his songs is the transparency, complete honesty, and of course the humor. I would say that his songs are actually difficult to play for absolute beginners because they do involve some more advanced techniques. Barre chords, alternate tuning, unique non-traditional lines. He’s got a lot going on in these seemingly simple songs. As they say, it takes a lot of work to make it sound that simple.

Below is the guitar I used for this video.

The Absolute Best Guitar for Beginners

When it comes to playing the guitar I have been around the block. Literally. When I was 13 I used to go across the street and learn guitar from my friend George. His Dad was this insanely good musician from Guatemala, so he would teach George and George me. Then I took my skills down the street and learned a few Nirvana tunes and started a band. Our name was Rubber Chicken. We played at my friend Mike’s all the time and probably drove his mom crazy.

So what kind of guitar did I play? A Fender? No. A Les Paul? No. It was a Yamaha Classical guitar. Of all things I ended up with a Yamaha. And I’m glad I did because even today I still suggest beginners get a Yamaha guitar. Why? Because they just make good quality affordable stuff. The Classical I have is probably over 50 years old at this point and it still plays just fine. Now here’s where you need to make a choice. I happened to have a Classical guitar which has nylon strings. Most people opt for a Steel String guitar. Both Classical and Steel String guitars are considered acoustic guitars. The Classical Guitar is a bit easier to play as a beginner because of the nylon strings and the fact that there is a little more spacing between the strings as well, making it easier to visualize chords and put your fingers where they need to go. Also, with the classical, if you lose all of your picks, which usually happens a lot as a beginner, you can strum with your finger. Here is a Yamaha Classical I would suggest but there are other options too.

A good Beginners Classical (Yamaha CG122MSH Nylon Sting)

Steel String is your more traditional “cowboy style guitar” that you would see many famous artists playing. It’s more associated with Rock n Roll as well. I would go with this model.

A good Beginners Steel String (Yamaha FG 800)

Final Thoughts

When choosing your guitar you may also want to consider a 3/4 scale guitar if you are under the age of 11. 3/4 scale is available in similar models as you see above. The main thing is to get a relatively good quality instrument, otherwise you may get stuck with something that is extra hard to play and that can be a game over for many beginners. The last thing you want to do is struggle with a crappy guitar. That’s why I suggest getting a Yamaha. They’ve been at it a long time and have good quality control on their instruments. You don’t have to get these exact models I have suggested here but it is a place to start. Honorable mentions for other brands would be Ibanez and Fender. And most of all, have fun playing! Get creative and do the best you can with whatever you have.