Leading Ladies

Some of the greatest voices in music have belonged to prominent female vocalists like Whitney Houston, Etta James, Stevie Nicks, and more. Below is a list of just some of our favorite songs written or performed by a female artist. Learn how to play these amazing songs right now.

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Wide Open Spaces (Made Easy) The Dixie Chicks

In this set of beginner song lessons, Caren Armstrong will teach you "Wide Open Spaces", by The Dixie Chicks. We'll start with an overview of the song, then take a look at different capos and how to use them. Next up is a breakdown of the chords in the song, followed by the strumming pattern. Then we'll look at the song form and do a slow-play; we'll conclude with a play along performance then a jam along.

Published: 03/14/2013 Upgrade
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Stay (Made Easy) Rihanna

Mike will show you how to play this modern R&B pop ballad that we'll learn on acoustic in a made easy style with open and barre chords and a simple strumming pattern.

Published: 08/07/2018 Upgrade
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Stay (Made Easy) Rihanna

Mike will show you how to play this modern R&B pop ballad that we'll learn on acoustic in a made easy style with open and barre chords and a simple strumming pattern.

Published: 08/07/2018 Upgrade
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Girls Just Want to Have Fun Cyndi Lauper

In this tutorial, Sharon Aguilar will teach "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", as made famous by Cyndi Lauper. Sharon will introduce the song and talk about gear and tone, then start in on all the funky single-note riffing that occurs in the sections of the song. Then we'll break down the double stop riffing in the various sections, followed by a "simple chord" version of the song. We end with full and single guitar play alongs, and a jam along.

Published: 08/25/2014 Upgrade
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Greatest Love Of All Whitney Houston

Mike will show you how to play along with this classic pop ballad with an acoustic guitar part that features: chromatic motion within chords to add dramatic ornamental voice motion, descending bass lines, extended harmony chords and cycle 5 motion.

Published: 10/24/2016 Upgrade
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Crimson and Clover Joan Jett

In this song tutorial we take a look at Crimson and Clover, as made famous by Joan Jett in the 80s cover version. We all know that Joan Jett seriously rocks, and these lessons cover the guitar tone, how to approach the verses and choruses, the 2 against 3 rhythmic accents, the punky solo, and the multi-guitar outro.

Published: 03/15/2010 Upgrade
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Please Mr. Postman The Marvelettes

Caren will show you how to play along with the classic repertoire builder. It's been covered by everyone from the local band at the corner coffee shop, to The Beatles. This song is easy to learn and fun to play. You'll have everyone dancing and singing along in no time!

Published: 12/08/2015 Upgrade
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At Last Etta James

In these ten lessons, Sharon Aguilar will teach "At Last", as made famous by Etta James. After a song introduction and a look at the gear and tone, we'll break down the intro and outro parts. Next up are the chords and rhythms for A sections 1 and 2, followed by the B section. We'll look at A section 3 before we learn the string melody on guitar, then do play a long performances and a jam along.

Published: 01/21/2015 Upgrade
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Don't Know Why Norah Jones

In this song tutorial we're going to lay back and relax, and learn the parts of the soft jazz pop song "Don't Know Why" as made famous by Norah Jones. We'll be using a capo on the 6th fret, and learning the jazz chords in the verses and choruses, with the resolutions and turnarounds. At the end you can play along with a backing track, with vocals that mark the track for you.

Published: 09/22/2010 Upgrade
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Lovin' You Minnie Riperton

Mike will show you the acoustic guitar part to this laid back easy rock tune. Any acoustic guitar is suitable to play along with this tutorial. The tune starts out with a descending series of chords played with a laid back groove. This becomes the verse section. The chorus is the same chord progression played with slightly differently finger picking. There's also a bridge that changes up the progression and builds the arrangement.

Published: 11/21/2018 Upgrade
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All You Wanted Michelle Branch

In these eleven lessons, Douglas Showalter will teach you the parts to "All You Wanted", by Michelle Branch. Douglas will be using a capo at the first fret, and will start with the electric clean picking parts and lead licks in the three verses and the overdriven parts in the chorus section. Then we'll break down the bridge, a lead melody, and the ending of the song. Then it's time to play along with Douglas through the song, and finally take center stage and play it yourself with the "band".

Published: 08/15/2012 Upgrade
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When Will I Be Loved Linda Ronstadt

Mike will show you all the great parts in this song: power chords, diad boogie rhythms, suspended chords, and some harmonized lead concepts.

Published: 08/11/2016 Upgrade