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Justinguitar.com Song Lessons

So this is where you can find out how to play some of your favourite songs!! Some of the easier songs have been simplified for beginners and in the advanced lessons I try and go into as much detail as I can.

I can't find the TAB!!! 
In early 2010 I was contacted by the Music Publishers Association and told to remove all the tabs (and lyric chord sheets) from my site. I looked into trying to fight it but there was little chance of winning, so instead my lawyer recommended that I try and work with them instead of against them, so that is what I have done!

I am now working in partnership with Music Sales (who are a very cool bunch now I've got to know them) to release a series of Songbooks that will songs in a structured form and the video lessons will be here on the web site! So far we have released The Jusinguitar Beginner's Songbook, The Justinguitar Acoustic Songbook, The Justinguitar Pop Songbook, The Justinguitar Rock Songbook and there are more on the way soon :)

Please don't forget that:

THE BEST WAY TO LEARN GUITAR IS BY TRANSCRIBING SONGS YOURSELF - NOT USING TAB!!!

And that is the truth! So actually better than using tabs is to work out songs yourself and make your own charts! It is nowhere as hard as you might think if you have never tried it - it is the way that generations of guitar players before you learnt to play!! And I have loads of lessons on it to help get you going... and just imagine, when you can - you can work out whatever songs you like!!

When you transcribe you develop your ear and will enable you to play many songs just by listening to them! No need for tab at all - it's amazing and that is what "real" musicians do. In the old days nobody had tab - you think Jimi and Clapton got tabs off a web site???

Easy Songs For Beginners (Open Chords and sometimes F)

These songs are kinda simplified versions of the proper songs to give you some cool stuff to play while you are starting out. They will sound good strummed and help you get a grip of your chord shapes and something to play at your next BBQ :) The Beginner's Songbook songs are filmed with much better quality, and are set out in order of difficulty so I'd recommend that as a much better option! Maybe of the songs in this section will be re-filmed in the near future and these old ones removed!

*** SONGS FROM THE BEGINNERS SONGBOOK ARE ON A DIFFERENT PAGE. ***
Beginner's Songbook - CLICK HERE!

ST-502 • Easy Songs 2 - Hit Me Baby (Britney), Heart Of Gold (Young), Time Of Your Life (Green Day).
ST-504 = BS-402 • Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding *
ST-505 = BS-601 • Please Forgive Me - David Gray *
ST-506 = BS-606 • Pink Bullets - The Shins *
ST-507 • Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry
ST-508 = BS-608 • Mr. Jones - Counting Crows *
ST-509 = BS-801 • Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright *
ST-510 • Everybody Hurts - REM
ST-511 • The Drugs Don't Work - The Verve
ST-512 = BS-610 • The House Of The Rising Sun - The Animals *
ST-513 = BS-401 • Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack / Fugees (new HD lesson!)
ST-514 = BS-303 • Hey Ya - OutKast
ST-515 = BS-101 • Three Little Birds - Bob Marley *
ST-516 = BS-208 • Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
ST-517 = BS-902 • Have You Ever Seen The Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival *
ST-518 • Run - Snow Patrol
ST-519 = BS-904 • American Pie - Don McLean *
ST-520 • Twist And Shout - The Beatles 
ST-521 = BS-102 • Feelin Alright - Joe Cocker *
ST-522 = BS-310 • Working Class Hero - John Lennon *

* these songs are in the Beginners Songbook, but were made before it (some of them MANY years before) so they might not have the same arrangements. I'll be re-making many of these videos when I get time.

Justinguitar Beginners Songbook

The JustinGuitar Beginner's Songbook (BOOK, yes a proper paper book!!)

100 great songs arranged to sync perfectly with The JustinGuitar Beginners Course. Ten songs for each stage, gradually getting more challenging as you go through. Each song has tips and strumming suggestions and I honestly think this is the best Beginner's Songbook ever :)

The best buy companion to the Beginners Course because you'll have a big selection of songs to learn at each stage of the course, and it's now spiral bound so stays open easy! Rave reviews from all over the world.

Click here to see the full song list, details, sample pages and price.


Songs Intermediate Players (use Barre Chords too)

These songs are more like the record and include barre chords, some simple riffs, or are acoustic versions of songs.

ST-601 • Traffic In The Sky - Jack Johnson
ST-602 • Gone - Jack Johnson
ST-603 • Times Like These - Jack Johnson
ST-604 = BS-990 • Times Like These - Foo Fighters *
ST-605 • With A Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles
ST-606 • Trouble - Coldplay
ST-607 • The Scientist - Coldplay
ST-608 • Just The Way I'm Feeling - Feeder
ST-609 • Hate To Say I Told You So - The Hives
ST-610 = BS-903 • Wherever You Will Go - The Calling *

ST-611 = BS-901 • Better Be Home Soon - Crowded House
ST-612 = BS-806 • Polly - Nirvana *
ST-613 • I Shot The Sheriff - Bob Marley / Eric Clapton
ST-614 • Coffee And TV - Blur
ST-615 • Wipeout! - The Venturers
ST-616 = BS-802 • Fast Car - Tracy Chapman *
ST-617 = BS-706 • You Really Got Me - The Kinks
ST-618 • The Blowers Daughter - Damien Rice
ST-619 = BS-807 • Molly's Chamber - The Kings Of Leon
ST-620 • Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz

ST-622 = BS-805 • Wonderwall - Oasis
ST-623 = ST-901 • The Needle And The Damage Done - Neil Young *
ST-624 • Fire And Rain - James Taylor
ST-625 • Sweet Baby James  - James Taylor
ST-626 = ST-902 • Harvest  - Neil Young *
ST-627 • Nothing Else Matters - Metallica 


Songs for Players (more detailed lessons, just like the record)

These songs are more "just like the record" than the other ones. I want you to try and play these ones along with the records :)

ST-301 • Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
ST-302 • Seek And Destroy - Metallica
ST-303 • Better Man - Pearl Jam <<< Rock Songbook
ST-304 • Crossroads - Cream, Eric Clapton
ST-305 • In The Cold Cold Night - The White Stripes
ST-306 • Can't Stop - Red Hot Chili Peppers
ST-307 • American Idiot - Green Day
ST-308 =BS-810 • Pretty Fly For A White Guy - The Offspring
ST-309 • Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
ST-310 • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd <<< Rock Songbook

ST-311 • Basket Case - Green Day
ST-312 • Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
ST-314 • Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
ST-315 • Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin
ST-316 • Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
ST-317 • Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton <<< Acoustic Songbook
ST-318 • Johnny B Goode Intro - Chuck Berry 
ST-319 • Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC <<< Rock Songbook
ST-320 • She Talks To Angels - The Black Crows

ST-321 • Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
ST-322 • Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits << Rock Songbook, full TAB!
ST-323 • The Wind Cries Mary - Jimi Hendrix 
ST-324 • Layla Unplugged - Eric Clapton
ST-325 • Manic Depression - Jimi Hendrix 
ST-326 • Hysteria - Muse
ST-327 • Parisian Walkways - Gary Moore
ST-328 • Neon - John Mayer 
ST-329 • Suck My Kiss - Red Hot Chili Peppers

ST-330 • Do I Wanna Know - The Arctic Monkeys
ST-331 • Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix

Neil Young

I'm a huge fan of Neil Young and so I'm going to do a whole selection :) I've got a list of 30 songs I'm going to start with and then I'll hit some more obscure material. Because I'm a little osessive about getting these right, they take a while to do, so bear with me ;)

ST-901 • Needle And The Damage Done - Neil Young
ST-902 • Harvest - Neil Young
ST-903 • Harvest Moon - Neil Young
ST-904 • Bufallo Springfield Again - Neil Young
ST-905 • Old Man - Neil Young
ST-906 • Razor Love - Neil Young
ST-907 •  Hey Hey, My My - Neil Young


Songs arranged for Solo Guitar

These songs are arranged to be played solo - no need for singing, you play the melody and harmony at the same time! Mostly this type of song is played fingerstyle. Great for impressing your partner or granny :)

ST-200 • Yesterday - The Beatles
ST-201 • Tears In The Rain - Joe Satriani
ST-202 • Nobody Loves You When You're Down And Out - Eric Clapton


Christmas Songs

Some solo guitar arrangements (so you can play the whole thing without singing!!) and some pop xmas hits for you to enjoy and entertain your friendswith a sing song :)

ST-100 • Silent Night (this has the TAB, it's copyright free!!)
ST-101 • Auld Lang Syne (this has the TAB, it's copyright free!!)
ST-102 • Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer
ST-103 • Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid
ST-104 •
ST-105 • Fairytale Of New York - The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl
ST-106 • Driving Home For Christmas - Chris Rea
ST-107 • Merry Christmas Baby - Elvis Presley
ST-108 • Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon and Yoko Ono