Free Guitar Lesson Videos

Free guitar lesson videos are designed to introduce Mike's teaching style and show you how to play essential techniques and concepts. We've got a wide variety of lessons that show beginning to advanced techniques along with the basics of some of the best guitar songs ever recorded.

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Nut Shell - Alice in Chains

Guitar lesson by Mike Ruggirello on how to play Nut Shell by Alice In Chains. This classic Alice in Chains tune is performed in the key of E minor.

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Funk #49 - James Gang

Guitar lesson by Mike Ruggirello on how to play Funk#49 by James Gang. Learning & grooving on One of Joe Walsh's famous songs from his older band "James Gang".

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Another Brick In The Wall Part 2 - Pink Floyd

Guitar lesson by Mike Ruggirello on how to play Another Brick In The Wall Part 2 by Pink Floyd. Discussing alternate positions on how to play the main riff along with the theory breakdown.

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Walk This Way - Aerosmith

Guitar lesson by Mike Ruggirello on how to play Walk This Way by Aerosmith.

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The Exorcist - Nightmare on Elm Street - Halloween - Guitar Lesson

Learn to play themes from The Exorcist - Nightmare on Elm Street - Halloween. Mike Ruggirello explains how to play these scary guitar melodies.

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A Minor Pentatonic Licks - Classic lead guitar lesson

A minor pentatonic licks, classic lead guitar lesson by Mike Ruggirello showing four shred style licks & explaining what fingers to use when.

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Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Öyster Cult

Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Öyster Cult - free guitar lesson by Mike Ruggirello. Describing technique and the know-how of an amazing song.

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The Trooper - Iron Maiden

The Trooper - Iron Maiden - free guitar lesson by Mike Ruggirello. Breaking down a very influential metal song with great riffs & harmony.

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Halo on Fire - Metallica

Halo on Fire - Metallica free guitar lesson by Mike Ruggirello. Explaining how to play a magnificent song with a great a effect pedal.

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Bad Reputation - Thin Lizzy

Bad Reputation - Thin Lizzy guitar lesson. Breaking down a great song in standard tuning.

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Wicked World - Black Sabbath

BLACK SABBATH "Wicked World" Guitar lesson by Mike Ruggirello. Power chord & licks. Learning four parts of wicked world.

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Seasons in the Abyss - Slayer

SLAYER "SEASONS IN THE ABYSS" Guitar lesson by Mike Ruggirello - Breaking down all the rhythms of an iconic song.

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So Real - Jeff Buckley

Breaking down a powerful ballad by Jeff Buckley tablature included.

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Suicide Solution - Ozzy Osbourne | Randy Rhodes

Randy Rhodes "Suicide Solution" Guitar lesson by Mike Ruggirello - Going through the meat and potatoes of a brilliant metal classic.

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Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Intro

Learning the intro and overall strum pattern using chords D, Cadd9, and G.

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Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes

Breaking down the intro "main riff" & the chords in the chorus Em, C, G, & D.

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Key of “C” - Guitar Lesson

7 notes, 7 chords & the first four tri-ads.

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Beginning Jazz - Major 7 Forms

Practicing two different positions of the Estring and A string.

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“The Guitar Diet” - exercises to become a better guitar player

Three exercises for the guitar player seeking maximum results in dexterity. #1. The chromatic exercise. #2. The Spider #3 Shiftting legato.

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Trilling patterns & octaves in A minor pentatonic

Some cool rock phrases based off of A minor pentatonic. Chord support is in vein of ACDC or Van Halen “D-A-G”. Enjoy...

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You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

Learning the three main parts of a great song. A tribute to Malcolm.

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E7 strumming progressions - Led Zeppelin & Black Crowes

Learning how to strum the E7 chord progression Led Zeppelin and black Crowes style. Going through a 12 hour version and arpeggios.

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Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Showing the three main parts of a great song.

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Jamie’s Cryin - Van Halen

Going through some of the complexities on how to control a great song. Practicing pinch harmonics and learning a little bit of Eddie’s vocabulary

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Paint It Black - Rolling Stones

Guitar lesson on Paint It Black by the Rolling Stones breaking down the famous classic rock ‘n’ roll song for you to learn. San Diego's master guitar teacher Mike Ruggirello shows you the intro, strumming patterns, and chord changes.

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A Minor Pentatonic - Blues Scale Shredding Guitar Lesson

Getting two different patterns to join each other by practicing slowly and clearly. First pattern is about the pic being in between the B & G string. The second pattern is all about economy picking where you will experience a “down-down- up-down-double pull off”.

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Behind Blue Eyes - The Who

Mike breaking down Behind Blue Eyes  by The Who, a fantastic song with arpeggios and strumming patterns of basic chords.

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Blues Shredding - Guitar Lesson

Learning two different patterns w/ a release lick.

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Sex Machine - Funk Guitar Lesson

Time to practice your A9 & E9 chords to get funky... explaining the feel and the two main riffs of a spectacular song.

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1 lick & 5 positions - Guitar Lesson in E minor

Getting to know your guitar in a special way. Simply using the lower as a drowning note and then start on the high key and work your way down until you were on the 22nd fret.

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Rotten Apple - Alice in Chains Guitar Lesson

Learning a great progression that modulates from E minor to the key of E.

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Jazz Guitar Lesson in G major

Describing some jazzy flavors in the key of G. Showing a couple inversions on the major seven chord and then your classic 251 progression and how to do a walking baseline.

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First Blues Riff - Guitar lesson

Did you just buy a guitar? Well here’s a quick comprehensive video on how to hold your pick, names of the six strings, and your first blues riff.

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Three octave E minor pentatonic Blue’s Shredding lick lesson

Taking a basic E minor pentatonic blues cliché and deconstructing up in three octaves.

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Snowblind by Black Sabbath guitar lesson

Going through the four-main riffs this song

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Under the bridge guitar lesson

A basic breakdown of a great song. The key of D, E, & A minor.

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Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

Video guitar lesson showing how to play Kashmir by Led Zeppelin. Breaking down a great song into three parts. Obviously a couple parts Are missing. hope you like the new lights.

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Blues riffing & inversions guitar lesson

Showing you how to play A5, A6, & A7 four different ways to jam with your friends and have second guitar parts and mine always.

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Diatonic thirds in the key of G guitar lesson

Describing the first four diatonic chords of the key of G. Breaking the guitar into three sections alto, tenor, and soprano.

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Sweet Child O’ Mine Guitar lesson solo break Country licks 1-4

Breaking down four amazing guitar licks and how to apply the techniques Sweet Child O’Mine. Slash is a great country lick player.

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David - Cody Jinks - Guitar Lesson w/ capo

David is a four chord progression used on either capo second fret and an alternate version played on the capo fourth fret. The cage system is applied...

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Chicago Blue’s Riff Lesson

Adding two basic licks to you E blue’s. E7 & minor to major hammer-on.

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Diatonic Thirds - Key of F - Guitar lesson

Applying diatonic thirds in the key of F. Breaking it down in the tenor, alto, and soprano selection.

Also applying a rhythm technique on F major seven where it is suggested to loop it to apply the diatonic third concept.

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Pentatonic patterns in the key of Em/G & sixes

Learning some alternate picking patterns between the B & G string al so how to apply 6’s for a country sound. Alternate picking pattern, sixes, and applying pull-offs to your sixes

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Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne

Enjoy a free video guitar lesson with Mike Ruggirello. Mike provides an intensive breakdown on how to play a classic song. Intro, verse, and chorus all explained.

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Low Rider - Guitar Lesson

Lowrider is a baseline that is in G minor with a melody in G mixolydian.

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Rush - Tom Saywer - Part 1

Tom Sawyer by Rush. Part one is explaining the intro, verse, and chorus.

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G Major Scale - Joy to the World - Star Wars

G major scale. Joy to the world & Star Wars melodies. Using hand alignment and keeping all fingers engaged while ascending for proper technique.

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Queen - Keep Yourself Alive

Breaking down Keep Yourself Alive for you. From galloping rhythms, anthem style POWER chords & of-course licks.

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Fat Bottom Girls - Queen

Learn Fat Bottom Girls by Queen. Going over the verse & chorus in drop D tuning.

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Shout at the Devil - Mötely Crüe

Guitar lesson covering Shout at the Devil by Mötely Crüe. Going over the intro, verse, and chorus. Applying some good technique and just an overall basis of the song. There are other parts that can be requested upon feedback.

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E Phrygian with a raised third (#3) chords

Going through Phrygian w/ a raised third scale and showing you the seven chords that go along with the scale. Another fun but educational free guitar lesson video from Mike to help you become a better guitar player.

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B Blues with leading tones

San Diego Master Guitar Teacher Mike Ruggirello goes through the B-12 bar blues with some dominant chord shapes and how to apply leading towns in the B minor pentatonic scale.

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