Learn to Play Singer Songwriter Hits

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  • 2009
  • 1 Season

The television series Learn to Play Singer Songwriter Hits teaches views how to play these popular songs. They will learn the lyrics and different pitches. The viewer will also learn the different guitar notes so they can play the music.

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How to Play A Place Called Home by Kim Richey
9. How to Play A Place Called Home by Kim Richey
May 9, 2008
"A Place Called Home" was recorded by singer-songwriter Kim Richey on the 2002 album, "Rise." In this Songmaster iVideosongs guitar lesson, Kim talks about her journey as a musician, what inspired her writing of the song, and shows how to play the chord progression and fingerings that make up "A Place Called Home." Played on an acoustic steel string with a capo and using traditional open chords along with some altered bass notes, this song is a good challenge for beginning-level players. Tablature and chord grids are embedded in the video for each segment of this lesson that culminate in a live performance with Kim.
How to Play Believe Me Baby (I Lied) by Kim Richey
8. How to Play Believe Me Baby (I Lied) by Kim Richey
May 9, 2008
"Believe Me Baby (I Lied)" was recorded and made famous by Trisha Yearwood on the 1996 album, "Everybody Knows." In this iVideosongs title by Songmaster, the song's author, Kim Richey, talks about her journey as a musician, what inspired her to write the song, and shows how to play the chord progression and fingerings in "Believe Me Baby (I Lied)." Played on an acoustic steel string with a capo and using traditional open chords along with some altered bass notes, this song is a good challenge for beginning-level players. Tablature and chord grids are embedded in the video for all song segments along with a full song performance.
How to Play Come Around by Kim Richey
7. How to Play Come Around by Kim Richey
May 9, 2008
"Come Around" was recorded by singer-songwriter Kim Richey on the 1999 album, "Glimmer." In this iVideosongs title from Songmaster, Kim talks about her journey as a musician, what inspired her to write the song, and shows how to play the chord progression and fingerings used in "Come Around." Played on an acoustic steel string with a capo and using traditional open chords, some altered bass notes played with the thumb, and barre chords, this song is a good challenge for beginning-level players. Tablature and chord grids are embedded in the video for all song segments along with a full song performance.
How to Play I Will Follow by Kim Richey
6. How to Play I Will Follow by Kim Richey
May 9, 2008
"I Will Follow" was recorded by singer-songwriter Kim Richey on her 2007 album, "Chinese Boxes." In this Songmaster iVideosongs guitar lesson, Kim talks about her journey as a musician, the story behind the song, and shows how to play the chord progression and fingerings in "I Will Follow." Played on an acoustic steel string with a capo and using traditional open chords, some altered bass notes, and barre chords played with the thumb, this song is a good challenge for beginning-level players. Tablature and chord grids are embedded in the video for all song segments along with a full song performance.
How to Play Fire and Rain by James Taylor
5. How to Play Fire and Rain by James Taylor
July 18, 2008
"Fire and Rain" was recorded by James Taylor on the 1970 album, "Sweet Baby James." In this iVideosongs guitar lesson from Songmaster, instructor Rob Schumann shows you how to play the signature intro, guitar chords, and fingerstyle patterns from the song that has inspired songwriters for several decades. Guitarists will learn the arpeggiated parts as played on the classic recording, as well as typical embellishments often used by James Taylor in live performance settings. Incorporating use of slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and arpeggios, this song is a perfect addition to the intermediate-level player's repertoire. This slow tempo song is played on an acoustic steel string guitar with a capo. Tablature and chord grids are embedded in the video for all song segments along with a full song performance in sync with the backing track.
How to Play Hammer and a Nail by Indigo Girls
4. How to Play Hammer and a Nail by Indigo Girls
January 21, 2008
"Hammer and a Nail" is the acoustic folk-rock hit that was performed by the Indigo Girls on the 1990 album, "Nomads Indians Saints." This iVideosongs guitar lesson is a great exercise in acoustic rhythm strumming and features a clever melodic outro figure which is both tricky and fun to play. This intermediate-level, medium-tempo song can be played with a single steel string acoustic guitar in standard tuning and a capo at the 4th fret. In this title, instructor Steve Rieck explains the relatively easy chord strumming as well as the more intricate outro part. Tablature and chord grids are embedded in the video for all song segments along with a full song performance in sync with the backing track.
How to Play Closer to Fine by Indigo Girls
3. How to Play Closer to Fine by Indigo Girls
March 25, 2008
"Closer to Fine" was recorded by the Indigo Girls on their self-titled 1989 album, "Indigo Girls." In this iVideosongs guitar lesson from Songmaster, instructor Rob Schumann shows how to play the chord progression, form, and bridge section of this folk classic. Played with a capo on an acoustic steel string guitar, the fast-tempo strumming rhythm provides a great challenge for beginning-level players. And the fast arpeggio picking of the bridge section of the song is ideal for guitarists looking to take their playing to the next level. Tablature and chord grids are embedded in the video for all song segments along with a full song performance in sync with the backing track.
How to Play Teach Your Children by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
2. How to Play Teach Your Children by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
January 16, 2008
"Teach Your Children" is the folk rock anthem written by Graham Nash and performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young on their 1970 album, "Deja Vu." This Songmaster iVideosongs guitar lesson, features Graham Nash, talking about his inspiration for the song and how to play the melodic chord progression. He shares how to play a Drop D tuning G chord in a special way, lent to him by band mate Stephen Stills. "Teach Your Children" is a great medium-tempo song for beginning guitarists and classic folk fans to learn. Tablature and chord grids are embedded in the video for all song segments along with a full song performance.
How to Play Guitar: Guitar Chord Basics
1. How to Play Guitar: Guitar Chord Basics
April 25, 2009
In this iVideosongs guitar lesson from Songmaster, instructor Rob Schumann demonstrates the fingerings of the first basic chords that any guitarist should learn. Included are C, G, D, A, E, E minor, A minor, and D minor. These chords are easy to play and are used in thousands of popular songs. Intended for the guitarist who is just getting started, these tutorials are a perfect first step toward playing songs. Tablature and chord grids are embedded in the video for this lesson.
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The television series Learn to Play Singer Songwriter Hits teaches views how to play these popular songs. They will learn the lyrics and different pitches. The viewer will also learn the different guitar notes so they can play the music.

  • Premiere Date
    April 25, 2009