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Lyin’ Eyes – The Eagles


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Alan (Guitar Tutor Man).





110 Responses to Beginners Songs

  1. Rogerio Diniz says:

    Hello, Alan.
    I have already been in touch with you concerning the song “Suicide is painless”. One question about it: regarding your tutos, it seems to me that you usually change the chord on the LAST bar/arrow of the rythm group (on the left top of the videos). Here in France we usually change it on the first bar… Is it right ? Thanks !
    Rogerio

    • alan says:

      Hi Rogerio, I tend to change on an upstroke (unless the strumming pattern is fixed for the song – like Wonderwall etc.) because it give the songs a “Swing” type feel which I like – its just personal though; both methods work fine 🙂

  2. MIROCHE says:

    Dear Alan Robinson,
    Thank you very much for your talent and energy. Thank you for your smart website and all your wonderful guitar proposals. Thank you for all your work!
    I went back to the guitar, this time electro acoustic. I took classical guitar lessons and sang at the Conservatory. I’m a soprano.
    I also try to pass on to my son the taste for singing and the guitar.
    Maybe you can take a look at a few pieces, for example:
    Jeanne Moreau, “the whirlwind of life” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqwLx0DG7qQ
    “Small streams make great rivers” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAU_ubLaBLc
    Edith Piaf, “The Hymn to Love” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvHph2zrMrA
    Joe Dassin, “Whistling on the Hill”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN57ut5c4no&list=RDwyv5AIXTTTc&index=16
    Emilie Simon, album “Mue” http://www.deezer.com/album/7551547
    Frankie Laine, “Gunfight at the Ok Corral” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnAYKNgYLfY
    … ..

  3. john krause says:

    Your lessons are such a blessing. Continue the good work and you shall be hearing from me soon brother. From the beginning’s ELP is there an easy way. LOL

  4. Steve says:

    Dear Alan
    Your site is superb – beautiful music laid out in an easy-to-follow style. Hope you make a million for spreading the joy of music.

    Best wishes

  5. Fernando Webster says:

    Excellence is hardwork presented as simplicity.
    You made it Mr. Allan, you’re an inspiration for musicians and teachers around the globe.
    I wish you a 2017 full of joy.
    Best regards!

  6. Mary says:

    Hey Allan! Really thank you for your work. Just for you to know: even students from Russia trying play guitar with your help 😉 ???????!

  7. Bernhard says:

    Hi alan, i’m a absolute beginner and i think you do a great job.
    Is it possible to make a lesson about the song L.i.f.e.g.o.e.s.o.n performed by Noah and the Whale?

  8. FRED says:

    Hi there, thanks a lot. I love the simplicity of your tutorials. They’re great.

  9. pete says:

    hi Alan, I am 57 and just took paying again after many years. your videos are superb , thank you. its a long shot I know, but I loved the old western series on tv. I would love to learn the chords for the high shapparal, and from alias smith and jones, a song pete duel sang called ..tis the gift to be simple…and a lovely song by tim morgan, called…take a look around…the episode from the series for that one was…return to devils hole, and can be found on you tube…..learn me them and your a genius man…now theres a challenge for you Alan…cheers mate….Pete.

  10. Sebastian says:

    Hi Alan,

    Thanks for sharing the gift of music !

  11. Dan Ionescu says:

    Hi Alan,
    first I want to say that I apreciate your work. You do a great job. especially for children and beginners.
    Second, I want to ask if you can produce the song “The impossible dream” composed by Mitch Leigh, with lyrics written by Joe Darion, a song from the 1965 Broadway musical Man of La Mancha. It was performed by many artists but for me there is only one performance, and that is Elvis’s performance.
    Thanks, and a nice day !

  12. Mark says:

    Hi Alan,

    Tanks for the great lessons! I am an aboslute beginner and your website really helps!

    Thank you and best wishes from the Netherlands

    Mark

  13. Guitar18 says:

    Hi Alan!! 😀
    Can you teach us how to play Perfect Two by Auburn?
    Thank you!!
    You are GREAT!

  14. Marcus says:

    Hi Alan,

    I’m an absolute beginner and “play” since 2 month. Your website is great…in germany we said “voll der Hammer” 😉

    Thanks and best wishes

  15. Miguel says:

    *Sorry, the title of the song I’m looking for is the Lumineers Ho-Hey!

  16. Miguel says:

    Alan, Thank you for making learning guitar so easy. I greatly admire your talent and dedication to bringing this beautiful art to even the most beginner novice and casual of guitar players like myself. Your videos and graphics are so helpful and they encourage me to keep trying! With so much to learn from and so many new requests, I feel guilty for even asking if you can publish your interpretation of the I love the folksy, bar-room sound it captures and it’s an easy so for friends to sing along to. Thanks again Alan!

  17. Joaquin says:

    Hi Alan! Thank you so much for your hard work making this videos with so much dedication and mastery!
    Sincerely, Joaquín from Germany…

  18. cj zonneveld says:

    hey, i saw you on youtube and i realy like your tutorials! i would like to send you a request of a song i realy want to learn on guitar. the song is called fine again by Seether, from the album Disclaimer II. the lyrics of the this song mean a lot to me and i realy would like to play this by myself. could you maybe make a tutorial of this song? i would realy love that! dear greets!

  19. gunawan wibisono says:

    hai bos i am gunawan from indonesia are you okay? so i want cord guitar song of george baker with title I’VE BEEN AWAY TO LONG via yuotupe bos,i’m like with play your guitar bos, can i’m make teach.tanks. by the way when your visit to indonesia? please come my home with happy heart.sorry my engglish lenggue not perfeck best regreats.

  20. Sandy says:

    Hi Alan,

    You are amazing! I love your guitar song. I am very interested in learning how to play it well.

    Can you teaching me through internet ? I can pay for your time.
    Looking forward to receive your response.

    Thanks!

    • alan says:

      Hi Sandy, I do not teach via webcam I am afraid (I do not even own one) but thank you for your kind comment, its greatly appreciated and I hope you enjoy learning the guitar. If you need any advice just send me a message and I will help if I can. Best wishes Alan 🙂

  21. Nick says:

    Fantastic site.
    I’m 72 years old and trying to learn to play the guitar..almost gave up then saw your site.
    Given me lots of encouragement.
    I was really having difficulty with strumming and picking.
    I always tried to strum to each word of the song then I saw how you do it.
    Best site I have found for tutorials.
    And you cover most of my favorite songs

    • alan says:

      Hi Nick, I am glad you continued with your playing; learning guitar can be frustrating but also extremely satisfying. I wish you all the best and hope you continue to find my site useful. Cheers – Alan 🙂

  22. Senior Fresh says:

    Thank you for loving art enough to propagate it for everyone. These videos are wonderful – I was searching for tutorials on Youtube and when your videos kept popping up I came to the site. The variety is impressive!

  23. Joseph "supa slinky" arksey says:

    Hi,
    just wanted to say how much I like your lessons as they have been soooooo much help as I’m a beginner, along with the awesome “time zapping” editing on Adobe and the much loved song sheets !! Also I love the baboon !! Thanks
    Joseph Arksey, Cambridge. UK

  24. Susan Pohlman says:

    Nice version. The original was done by my nephew for Donny Darko
    http://youtu.be/4N3N1MlvVc4

  25. jobinjoseph says:

    very good tutorials i stopped learning guitar before because of difficulty but when i saw your videos on you tub it is very much easy to under stand.from now you are my master thank you.

  26. Marcio says:

    Hi,
    Very good work. Thanks!
    I would like to know if you will consider making some videos teaching songs with flatpicking also.
    Thanks,
    Best regards,
    Marcio Melo

  27. Bubbay says:

    Your site is so awesome and you’ve really helped a newbie like me. I was wondering if you could make a tutorial of Little Ol’ Me by Jamie Grace. And also When I’m with you by JJ Heller. Thank You!!!

  28. Brian Adans says:

    you site is amazing and you are too i never seen aside like this and a teacher who knows how to teach thank you so much i did post and ask for Kansas city if you could or maybe it on here already either way thank you again and may all your wishes come true

  29. Tracy says:

    Alan, you’re the best. A great many of these are songs I’ve been wanting to learn since I started playing guitar. And now I can! Thank you so much!!!!

  30. Ed says:

    Your tutorials are so helpful, so easy to understand!
    Thank you so much (:

  31. jojo says:

    I am station in Afghanistan and trying to learn the guitar has been very therapeutic..
    I think if your goal is to spread the love of playing music..
    You’re doing great !!
    Thank you very much.
    Jojo

    • alan says:

      Hi Jojo, thank you for your kind words. I hope all is well with you in Afghanistan – I am glad I can play a small part in your more relaxed times. Best wishes for now and the future, Alan 🙂

  32. jojo says:

    I am in Afghanistan.. working 12+hours..living a freezer container for protection. I brought this guitar & your lessons are helping me cope..
    Thank you

  33. bartlomiej says:

    please do a credence clearwater revival – who’l stop the rain

  34. Jack D says:

    Thanks for these wonderful videos. 🙂 Really really helped me alot in learning the guitar for the first time. Just Fantastic !!

  35. hammadi says:

    hello mr alain thank you very much for your amazing videos
    i ask you if you have them as an offer to sold in one download i give money with pleasur
    for engaged and kind people as you people sold tutorials they are not 1% of your freevideos.
    greeting from austria

    • alan says:

      Thank you Hammadi, unfortunately I do not own the rights to the content of my videos so they cannot be sold without licence 🙂

  36. Walid says:

    Thanks a lot Mr.Alan… You rock man 🙂
    I’m a beginner but now i can play R.E.M – losing my religion
    I like your tuto’s
    Walid from morocco..

  37. jairBrazilian says:

    hello! your videos its fantastic, thank you very very much, I’m from Brazil

  38. Patricia says:

    Hi Alan! Soooo glad I found your site, thank you very much for sharing your knowledge with us, you’ve become my official virtual guitar teacher!

    Regards from Spain!

  39. Hannah says:

    Hello!
    I know you are very busy but I was hoping I could request a tutorial of Give Me Love by Ed Sheeran. I know you have already done one of The A Team. I’m really hoping that Give Me Love will be the first song I learn on guitar, though.
    I have been looking for good tutorials and yours are the best I’ve seen.

  40. Brian Marshall Tuckeer says:

    G R E A T 😉

  41. Omer says:

    Thank you very much, I really like this site, It completely teaches something. 🙂 we are waiting for new songs

  42. Ronald, K. says:

    Hello,

    ok my English is not very well but i will tried to write so god as I can.
    At first I will say “THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!”
    I play Gitarr now just for 2-3 month and I teach my self in first line with a lot of help and Inspiration from your Website and I buy some books and other stuff and look around in the Internet here is so much to find. So at least I become stady better and better now I can play and sing a couple of Songs (couple? is this right? i wont say i can play 1,2,3,4,5….. usw…. songs lol)
    I Promise if i have some money I will spend some to you!!! But in the moment I have no work (that is not fine) and also no money SORRY.
    But again a BIG BIG THANK YOU !!! For your Work and the Time you spend for this Site there are not many People who will do something like this for free.
    YOU ARE MY HERO !!!

    Greetings from Kassel W-Germany
    R.Kirsch

    • alan says:

      Hi Ronald, thank you for your kind words; your English is better than my German 🙂
      I will look into your request over time but I am a bit backed up at the moment.
      All the best with your playing.
      Alan 🙂

  43. Alina says:

    Hey Alan,

    I have started to play guitar a while ago and your tutorials really helped me out a lot! Thanks so much for that.
    I found this wonderfull spanish song called “Spanish Romance” or also called “Romance Anonimo” by anonymous. Do you think you could do a tutorial for this one? Its a wonderful song 😉
    Thanks and greetings from Germany,

    Alina

    • alan says:

      Hi Alina, thank you for your kind words.
      I will check out your request but I cannot promise anything (I am really backed up at the moment).
      All the best with your playing 🙂

  44. Scot says:

    I have just taken to learning the guitar as a therapeutic activity and absolutely love what you have provided here. I have not been through all of your videos as yet but if you don’t currently have it would you be able to do ‘Let my love open the door’ by Pete Townsend ?

  45. Sofie says:

    I like the way the teach how to play the song! Can you maybe do a foo fighter’s song or video games by lana del ray?
    Thanks and keep up the good work!

  46. andreas says:

    Sir you are amazing…i have found a teacher on youtube from taday..Thank u so much

  47. Bernard says:

    Hello from Dijon, France.
    Great method to learn by myself, thanks a lot for your job.
    Thank you Alan for sharing it with the world.
    I send you lots of good vibes !

  48. janine says:

    thank God for you. You make it fun and possible.

    janine

  49. raoul syne says:

    excellent teaching method.
    i have just began to learn the guitar and cuatro and find your system the best.

    do you have a chord system for quizas quizas quizas

    Raoul

  50. ayoub says:

    do you have a tutorial of the man who sold the world.Nirvana !?
    And It’s a Great Job by the way thanks a lot 🙂
    Ayoub

  51. Venca Ma?ík says:

    Great web awesome person i love this page. Thanks a lot. i am amateur but with you and your tutorials i can play some song w/o some musical school or somethink else. Thanks thanks thanks and last time THANKS

  52. Tanvir says:

    Super Boss …..ur technique is Really easy 2 understand ……..Thank u…. 🙂

  53. Sorob says:

    Just, Thank You Alan…

  54. wajdi zorgui says:

    hi Mr Alan , it’s a very great work .
    i’m beginner , I can play the rhythms, but I have a problem, I can not play and sing at the same time .i want ask u , if it’s normal for begineers , and how can i overcome that . thank uu

    • alan says:

      Hi, thank you for your kind words.
      It is definately normal to have trouble singing and playing at the same time when you first start. It will help if you really learn the lyrics, chords and rhythm of the song individually before bringing them all together. Then, when you do; play the song slowly (including singing) and gradually bring it up to speed so you know what lyric the chord change occurs on. I create a songsheet for every new song I want to learn and add the chords directly above the lyric where the change occurs (I have lots of these on this site).
      I hope this helps you.
      All the best with your playing.
      Alan 🙂

  55. David says:

    great videos, thank you. really really helpful.
    could you please introduce a search facility? it would be helpful to be able to search by artist.

  56. Dixon says:

    Hi Alan, Thank you for all your great works. Keep it up. May God bless you.

  57. Brandon Stanley says:

    wow thanks for the great videos. My strumming is my biggest issue, and I cant seem to get that muted strum in :/ songs (have you ever seen the rain and Stand by me ) do you have a tutorial on strumming including that muted strum?

    • alan says:

      Hi there.
      Thanks for your kind words, I have not created a palm muting video but I can give you a bit of advice; the trick is to place your palm or the edge of your hand over all the strings a fraction of a second before you run the pick over them. It took me about two weeks of practicing about 10 minutes a day to get it so no other strings ring out when you make the hit with the pick so don’t get too dispondent; it really is just a question of practice. Everybody’s hand shape is different so experiment where best to place yours to mute the strings; if you notice, when muting I hold the pick in between my thumb and index finger and spread my other fingers open to better “catch” the strings. Don’t be afraid to experiment, there are no hard and fast rules. I hope this helps.
      Cheers.
      Alan 🙂

      • Brandon Stanley says:

        Thanks spreading my hand out a little really helped. I would usually only mute half the strings, now that I have spread my pinky out I get them all. Great advice, I am definitely referring you to all of the new musicians I know/meet. Very informative videos and personal advice. Keep it rolling, we appreciate it.

  58. Nuf says:

    Hi Alan,

    This site is very helpful to a guitar newbie like me. Is it possible for you to do “Always be my baby” by David Cook – guitar tutorial?

    Thanks and More Power to You

  59. navid says:

    hi
    its the best site that i’ve ever seen.and u r the best teacher.
    i wish u the best.

  60. adipewea says:

    cool.. many thanks mr.alan 😀

  61. Dear Sir,
    Thank you for your help and inspiration to teach, you great help.
    Respectfully yours,
    Manolo Jimenez

    Can you teach: chord for ‘ Historia de un Amor and My Sweet Lord by John Lenon. thank very much

  62. Dave says:

    Great tutorial videos. They are well thought out and presented. the easiest tutorials to use I have ever seen.
    Keep up the great work.

  63. edok says:

    do you have a tutorial of tears in heaven ?

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