Modern Classics

From metal, to acoustic and pop, these are some of our favorite modern hits. You most likely have heard these songs on the radio or have heard them in popular movies and television shows. Now it's time to learn how to play these incredible songs.

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Perfect (Made Easy) Ed Sheeran

These Perfect chords and tabs have been modified into a simpler arrangement that use open chords and an easy strumming pattern. You can play this song with any acoustic guitar and we even have the Perfect lyrics for you to sing along with! Learn how to play Perfect by Ed Sheeran.

Published: 07/31/2018 Upgrade
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Perfect (Made Easy) Ed Sheeran

These Perfect chords and tabs have been modified into a simpler arrangement that use open chords and an easy strumming pattern. You can play this song with any acoustic guitar and we even have the Perfect lyrics for you to sing along with! Learn how to play Perfect by Ed Sheeran.

Published: 07/31/2018 Upgrade
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The Night We Met (Made Easy) Lord Huron

Mike will show you this modern pop ballad using open and barre chords and a simple strumming pattern. We're also including a bonus lesson that shows a few advanced approaches to make the parts sound more like the original recording.

Published: 08/06/2018 Upgrade
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The Night We Met (Made Easy) Lord Huron

Mike will show you this modern pop ballad using open and barre chords and a simple strumming pattern. We're also including a bonus lesson that shows a few advanced approaches to make the parts sound more like the original recording.

Published: 08/06/2018 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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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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Come A Little Closer Cage The Elephant

Mike will show you the 2 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 plays clean arpeggiations and crunchy riffs. Guitar 2 is a crunch guitar that strums chord progressions and riffs throughout.

Published: 06/03/2019 Upgrade
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This Love Maroon 5

This tutorial presents lessons on the smash hit "This Love", as made famous by Maroon 5. This was the bands first hit, which broke them in the US. It's a funky little tune with some interesting quirks. We'll teach you the chords, rhythms, and lines in the verse, the chorus, and the bridge...then we'll play it through in a performance at the end.

Published: 12/15/2010 Upgrade
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Sex On Fire Kings of Leon

In this series of song lessons, Lee Wanner will be teaching you "Sex On Fire", by Kings of Leon. Lee will set up the song for you and discuss the gear and tones; then he'll dive right into the three interacting guitar parts that make up the verses and some variations. Next you'll learn the two parts in the choruses. We'll conclude with a play along performance, then you'll take over in the jam along.

Published: 07/20/2012 Upgrade
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Unwell Matchbox Twenty

In this set of lessons, Douglas Showalter will teach you "Unwell", as made famous by Matchbox Twenty. After a song overview and a look at the gear and tones, we'll get into the intro and outro of the song. Next up is the 1st pre-chorus followed by the chorus; then on to the second verse and pre-chorus. Douglas will teach the bridge before moving on to the full performance. We'll do a single guitar performance, then it's time for the jam along.

Published: 02/04/2013 Upgrade
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In The End Linkin Park

Mike will show you the 2 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 plays harmonics that outline the chord progression, while Guitar 2 is a heavy crunch guitar that plays some dropped D style riffs in the arrangement.

Published: 11/14/2018 Upgrade
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Come As You Are (2011) Nirvana

In this song tutorial, Douglas Showalter will teach you the ins and outs of the classic grunge song "Come As You Are", as made famous by Nirvana. You'll learn the great, instantly recognizable main riff; the pre-chorus and chorus; the melody-based guitar solo; and the outro of the song. Then as always, we'll play it all through to a backing track.

Published: 08/31/2011 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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Hey There Delilah Plain White T`s

You may not recognize the song title, but no doubt you've heard this song many times on the radio in the last few years and are familiar with it! This is a great song for learning your acoustic fingerpicking technique. We'll take a look at the verse and chorus, the bridge, and play through the whole song at the end in a play a long with some vocals marking the tune. Have fun!

Published: 09/06/2010 Upgrade
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Whiskey In The Jar Metallica

In this tutorial, Eric Barnett will teach you "Whiskey in the Jar", as made famous by Metallica. Eric will introduce the tune and go over gear and tone, then dig into the verse and chorus rhythms before he gets into the 1st chorus, then the bridge. The 2nd and 3rd choruses are next followed by a 3rd guitar part, then we're into the solo rhythm and solo. We'll look at the harmony guitars, the breakdown, and the outro before we do full and 1 guitar play alongs, then we'll do a jam along.

Published: 06/26/2014 Upgrade