My short arrangement of the song "Till There Was You" by The Beatles (Paul McCartney).
My fingerstyle rendition cover of the song "The Christmas Song" also known as "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire". Merry Christmas to all.
Here is the part 2 of my tutorial on the song by Kyla entitled Hanggang Ngayon. I have written the guitar tabs for this song. Please click the Download button below if you want to get a free copy.
Here is the first part of my fingerstyle guitar tutorial of the song "Hangggang Ngayon" by Kyla. I have written guitar tabs for this song and can be downloaded. Click the Download button below:
My fingerstyle guitar solo rendition of the song by Kyla entitled "Hanggang Ngayon". I have also written guitar tablature for this song. If you want to have a free copy, simply click the download button below.
My short and simple video demo review of Samick acoustic electric guitar designed by Gregg Bennett. The model is D6-CE - I supposed this stands for Dreadnought Cutaway Electric with model number 6.
• Dreadnought cutaway body
• Solid Spruce top
• Ovangkol back and sides
• Nato Mahogany neck
• Rosewood fingerboard (12”
• Nut width 1 11/16”
• 20 fret, 25 1/2”scale
• Slotted square inlay
• 5-ply binding
• Grover A102G, 14:1 ratio
• Rosewood bridge• Clearwave 10 active EQ with
built in tuner
I have replaced the saddle with bone saddle and re-strung with D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze light gauge strings set.
Here is my demo/review of Sigma DM-1 acoustic guitar by C.F. Martin 7 Company. I replaced the plastic saddle with bone saddle and restrung the guitar with GalliString Rainbow RA50 80/20 Bronze wound Special Light Gauge strings set.
A slow version of my fingerstyle guitar playing of the famous song by Rey Valera entitled "Pangako Sa 'Yo". I have done previously a guitar tutorial of this song but some people requested me to do a slow version since the tutorial that I made was a little fast for beginners.
I hope that this video could help in learning how to play this song. Please feel free to watch my video.
You may download the guitar tabs that I had previously written for my tutorial:
My demo/review of Aria AGPN-003BK acoustic guitar. I also gave a demo of the Aria PT3000 electronic tuner. This guitar was recently re-strung by GalliString Lucky Star LS20 Phosphor Bronze strings set.
Demo of Lumber LF2/VS acoustic guitar. It has Spruce top, Sapele back and sides, Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. I have upgraded the saddle with bone saddle and re-strung with Dean Markley Blue Steel strings set.
Lumber LF2 Image Gallery
Here is the second part of my fingerstyle guitar tutorial of the song "God Gave Me You" by Brian White. Tabs can be downloaded by clicking the button below.
Another guitar tutorial that I arranged. This is for the song by Brian White entitled "God Gave Me You". I used the key of C for this tutorial. The original recording is on the Key C# or C with capo on 1st fret. To make it simpler, I just used basic C key without capo. Guitar Tabs is available for download.
Click the button below if you would like to have a copy of the guitar tabs with chords and lyrics.
Here is my fingerstyle rendition of the song by Yeng Constantino entitled "Una't Huling Pag-ibig". I used a glider capo for this song as it needs to shift pitch from 2nd to 4th fret on the 2nd part of the song.
My demo of vintage acoustic guitar, Yamaha FG201B restrung with GalliStrings Rainbow 80/20 Bronze wound strings. Specs: Spruce Top, Sapele Back and Sides, Nato Neck, Rosewood Fretboard and Bridge. This guitar has a brass saddle instead of standard plastic saddle. This guitar was made in Japan in 1970's and it has orange ellipse label.
Yamaha FG201B Pictures
Somebody requested me to do a cover of the song "Ikaw Ang Aking Mahal" by VST & Company. So here it goes. I hope you like it.
If you want to learn this song, you may download my free tabs.
Here is the continuation of my guitar tutorial of the song Tadhana by Up Dharma Down. This includes half of Verse 1, Chorus and Verse 2. Guitar Tab is available here for free download.
Just click the button below.
Guitar fingertstyle tutorial of the song by Up Dharma Down, entitled "Tadhana".
I divided the tutorial in 2 parts. This video is the part 1.
Guitar tab is now available for free download. Just click the button below if you would like a copy of the tab with chords and lyrics of the song Tadhana.
I tried to fix the dents on the frets of my guitar. I used the Thomas Ginex fret refinishing kit. I found out that when leveling the frets, the tool kit worked fine. However, when I tried to use the kit in fret crowning, the frets near the edge were not shaped properly. So, I used a needle file to shape the frets near the edge a little bit more.
I re-strung my Ashton OM35S acoustic guitar with La Bella 7GPS Phosphor Bronze Light strings set. The strings are one day old when I recorded the video. I played the guitar to the tune of "I'll Be There" by Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey. Please check it out.
My demo / review of vintage Yamaha FG325 acoustic guitar. This guitar was upgraded with Fishman passive pickup. This guitar was made in Taiwan in the year 1970's. In the demo, I played the guitar acoustically first then, plugged in an amp.
- Spruce Top
- Agathis Back and Sides
- Rosewood Fingerboard and Bridge
- In-line Open Tuner
Yamaha FG325 Image Gallery
Guitar strumming tutorial of the song by Jeffrey Osborne entitled "On The WIngs of Love". I included the guitar chords and lyrics in the video. Please check it out.
My demo of SX DG28 acoustic guitar. I re-strung the guitar with DR Black Beauties strings set.
Check out this guitar SX DG28/WRS image gallery.
SX DG28 Acoustic Guitar Specifications:
- Dreadnought shape
- Glossy finish
- Basswood with filmed tiger Maple top
- Basswood back and sides
- Natowood neck
- Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
- Diecast gold machine heads
Just a short demo of Ashton DM25NT acoustic guitar. Specs: dreadnought shape, matte finish, spruce top, mahogany back and sides, Mahogany neck, Rosewood fingerboard and bridge, chrome diecase machine heads.
Ashton DM25 NT Guitar Image Gallery
My fingerstyle guitar tutorial of the song by Piolo Pascual and Sarah Geronimo entitled "Paano Ba Ang Magmahal" from the movie Breakup Playlist. This was also sung by Erik Santos and Liezel Garcia. The song is written by Yeng Constantino and Jonathan Manalo.
I have prepared a basic guitar tabs for this song. The Tabs include the lyrics of the song as well as the guitar chords for easy learning. You may download the tab by clicking the button below:
My demo of vintage acoustic guitar, Yamaha FG151B strung with John Pearse Pure Nickel wound light gauge strings set. This guitar is made in Japan in the 1970's. It has an orange ellipse label. I have upgraded the guitar with bone saddle and Planet Waves Ebony bridge pins and end pin.
My demo of the new strings on my S Yairi YE-40 acoustic guitar. The new set is Rotosound JK12 Jumbo King Phosphor Bronze. Check it out.
Trying out new type of strings, the DR Black Beauties Phosphor Bronze K3 coated strings. Please watch the video to hear the tone of these strings.
Here is my slow fingerstyle version of the song "On The Wings of Love" by Jeffrey Osborne. I hope this one helps in learning how to play guitar with this song.
Tabs can be downloaded by clicking the button below:
I received a couple of requests for me to do a tutorial of the song by Jimmy Bondoc entitled "Let Me Be The One". So here is the video tutorial that I recently uploaded. Guitar tabs are also available for download.
Click the link below:
Let Me Be The One - TABS
This time I replaced the Ashton OM35S acoustic guitar's original plastic bridge pins with bone bridge pins. I played the guitar with the plastic bridge pins first. Then, after replacement with bone bridge pins, I played it again to compare the tone. Please watch my video to hear if there is any difference in sound before and after replacement the bridge pin.
My Ashton OM35S acoustic guitar. This is a very nice guitar made by Ashton. It was well made and very good specs. Solid Engelmann spruce top, rosewood back and sides, Ebony fret board and bridge, bone nut and saddle, Abalone rosette sound hole.
Fingerstyle guitar tutorial of the song by Mariah Carey entitled "Without You".
If you are interested to download the guitar tabs, you may click the button below:
Demo of Ashton D25CEQ acoustic electric guitar. I played the guitar both acoustically and plugged-in. In electric recording, I connected the guitar to Behringer UMC22 Audio Interface. The recording was set to "R" Right channel only as you can here in the demo.
Ashton D25CEQ TBB Image Gallery
Demo of vintage Yamaha FG130 acoustic guitar. I replaced the original plastic saddle with bone saddle and re-strung the guitar with Godin A6 XLT strings set.
Yamaha FG130 Acoustic Guitar Specfifications:
Back and Sides: Sapele
Yamaha FG130 Guitar Image Gallery
Another Ashton D25 acoustic guitar demo. But this time, instead of using bone saddle, I replaced the plastic saddle with Nubone by Graph Tech Labs saddle. I also replaced the strings with Ashton Phosphor Bronze 12/53 Gauge strings set.
Ashton D25NT Guitar Image Gallery.
As requested by some of my YouTube subscribers and Facebook followers, here is my fingerstyle guitar tutorial of the song "On The Wings of Love" by Jeffrey Osborne. I have prepared guitar tablature for the song and if you wish to get a free copy of this guitar Tab, please click the button below.
Yamaha FG-251 vintage acoustic guitar demo/review. This guitar was made around 1970's by Nippon Gakki Co Ltd in Japan. It is around 40 years old but still in good condition aside from couple of dings on top. Neck is straight and just minor wear on the fret wires. Check out my video to hear the sound of this vintage acoustic guitar.
Back and Sides: Rosewood
My Yamaha FG-251 Acoustic Guitar Image Gallery.
My experiment on bone nut and saddle vs synthetic nut and saddle on an acoustic guitar. In this video I used my S Yairi YE-40 acoustic guitar. I did not replace any strings on this test. I replaced both saddle and nut at the same time.
My demo review of 1986 vintage acoustic guitar Yamaha FG-720. I re-strung the guitar with Godin Phosphor Bronze A6 XLT strings (extra light).
Back and Sides: Toog
Bridge: Indian Rosewood
Scale: 636 mm
Nut Width: 44 mm
Yamaha FG-720 Image Gallery
This is a fingerstyle guitar solo tutorial of the song "Got to Believe in Magic" by Juris which was originally sung by David Pomeranz in 1980's. I used Eb key for this tutorial to match the key of original recording by Juris. To make it simpler I played the song in Key of D with capo on the 1st fret. Check out my video to watch the tutorial.
You may download guitar tab for easy learning this song.
My review/demo of Ashton D25 TSB acoustic guitar. This guitar is designed in Australia and made in China. Great entry level guitar and suits beginner and intermediate players. I have upgraded the saddle with bone saddle for better tone and sustain.
Ashton D25 TSB Image Gallery
OPM guitar fingerstyle of the song "Una't Huling Pag-ibig" by Yeng Constantino. I used capo on the 2nd fret with "C' key to match the original recording that is in the key of "D". I have prepared guitar tab for this song so that it will easier to learn. Click download button to get a copy of the tab with chords and lyrics.
A short demo of Karina acoustic guitar Model W-160E NL. This guitar has built in passive under saddle pickup with volume and tone control. I have upgraded this guitar with bone saddle for better tone and just re-strung with GHS Bright Bronze light gauge strings.
Here is the Karina W-160E Pictures.
"Pasko na sinta ko..... Hanap-hanap kita....Bakit nagtatampo? ...... Nilisan ako....."
Perfect for coming Christmas Season, fingerstyle guitar tutorial of the song "Pasko Na Sinta Ko" by Gary Valenciano. Guitar tab is available for download.
A short demo/review of a Vintage Yamaha acoustic guitar model FG-151B. This guitar was made by Nippon Gakki Co Ltd. in Japan in the late '70s. It has "orange label" attached inside the body. The sound is quite wonderful on this guitar. This is well maintained guitar as it has very little or negligible wear on it. I replaced the saddle with bone saddle since the old one was shaved too low by the previous owner. It is dreadnought shape with Ezo pine top and Mahogany back and sides, Nato neck, Rosewood fingerboard. The machine heads are also original with Yamaha Japan written on the cover. Please check out my video to hear the sound of this guitar.
Picture gallery of this Yamaha FG-151B Acoustic Guitar.
Here is another OPM guitar tutorial, "Torete" by Moonstar88. I used capo on the 2nd fret and played with C-key instead of D-key without capo to make the fingerstyle more simple. The guitar I used in this video was Samick SW215E. If you would like to get a copy of the guitar tab, just click the download button below:
A short video demo of Samick SW215E Acoustic Electric guitar. It has Select Spruce top and Rosewood back and sides. It has vintage open gear tuner. This guitar is Made in Korea. It has built-in passive pickup with volume and tone control. I hape upgraded this guitar with bone saddle for better tone. Currently strung with Godin Phosphor Bronze Light streings. Please watch the video to hear the sound demo. Thanks.
Please click this Samick SW215E Picture Gallery.
In this video, I lowered the nut height or the string height on the first fret of my acoustic guitar. There are two ways to lower the string height on the 1st fret; 1. File the slots of the nut, 2. Shave the bottom of the nut. I did procedure number 2 in this video. Shaving the bottom will lower all slots at the same time but, make sure that all the slots are in good condition and with proper depth with respect to other slots. I did the shaving slow and just a little bit a time and tested every after shaving to make sure that the nut depth will not get lower than the 1st fret. After several tries, I was able to achieve the nut height that I wanted. After setting to the correct height, I used a wood glue to attach the nut to the guitar neck and let it settle for a while.
My fingerstyle arrangement of the song "How Did You Know" by Chiqui Pineda. To make it simpler, in this guitar fingerstyle tutorial video, I used key of "A" instead of "Bb" which is the key on the actual recording by Chiqui Pineda. I have written guitar tablature (TABs) for this song. This can be downloaded here.
Here is my tutorial on how to arrange your own fingerstyle. I used the song "Happy Birthday" for demo on this guitar tutorial. I started from showing the chords, then the melody, then melody with bass. And finally, complete fingerstyle arrangement.
Here is my short video review and demo of an Epiphone DR100 acoustic guitar.
Specification of DR-100 guitar:
Body Shape: Dreadnought
Top: Select Spruce
Fingerboard: Rosewood with Peraloid Dot Inlay
Tuner: Closed Type Premium Tuner, Nickel
Scale Length: 2.5"
Nut width: 1.69"
Neck Profile: Slim Taper
Here are some pictures of my Epiphone DR-100: Epiphone DR-100 Gallery
Here is the popular song from the movie Titanic, "My Heart Will Go On' by Celine Dion. I used capo on the 4th fret for this fingerstyle tutorial to match the pitch of the original sound track. I have also prepared guitar TAB for this song. Just click the download button to download the guitar tablature.
Fingerstyle guitar tutorial cover of the song "Close To You" by Carpenters. This guitar lesson is played in the key of "C". I hope that you will like this one and learn from this. Guitar tablature is available here for download to help in learning how to play this song. This includes lyrics and chords. Please click the download button to access the file.
Here is another OPM fingerstyle guitar tutorial. This time guitar solo on the song by Erik Santos entitled "Kung Akin Ang Mundo.
Guitar tablature that includes chords and lyrics for this song is now available for free download. You may click the Download button.
Testing for the first time my audio interface. This is Behringer U-PHORIA UMC22. In this demo, I tested only the instrument input where I plugged-in my guitar. Unfortunately, I still do not have a microphone to test the mic input. First, I recorded the sound of guitar using the standard built-in mic from camcorder, then I recorded again using this UMC22 Audio Interface via guitar Fishman Clearwave60 pickup. I used a free audio recording software called Audacity. I initially had a problem when there was no sound getting into the PC. So, I checked the Control Panel settings for Audio and set it to DVD quality stereo. After that, I was able to get signal from the R (right channel). As you can see in the recording software, it was only recording on 1 channel (R channel). The L (left channel) is for the microphone input. I then, edited the audio recording and made it mono so that I can hear the sound for both left and right channel. This is what you can hear in the video sample. Please check it out.
My fingerstyle solo guitar rendition of the song by Yeng Constantino entitled "Ikaw".
If you would like a copy of the guitar tablature, just click the download button below:
My short rendition of the song by Ogie Alcasid "Pangako Ko".
Here is the lyrics of the first verse:
"Pangako ko na hindi magbabago
Ang puso kong ito
Tanging ikaw lamang
Ang mamahalin, sasambahin....."
I have also written the guitar tablature for this. If you would like a copy just click on download button.
I recently purchased Behringer U-Phoria UMC22 audio interface. This is USB powered interface with 2 input channels and 2 output channels. It has separate gain controls for 2 inputs and 1 gain control for direct monitor such as headphone. It has LED indicators for power, signal and clipping. 48 Volts Phantom Power is also available when needed. This is commonly used with professional condenser microphones. Here is my unboxing video. I will post another video next time when I hook this up to my PC and guitar. I still do not have microphone to test with. I hope to get studio quality recordings from this device.
S Yairi YE-40 Acoustic Electric Guitar Demo Review with John Pearse Phosphor Bronze Light Strings Set
A short video demo and review of S Yairi acoustic electric guitar model YE-40. I have re-strung the guitar with John Pearse Phosphor Bronze Light gauge strings set.
Body Style: S. Yairi Advance Shape
Scale: 648 mm
Number of Frets: 14
Machine Heads: Grover Chrome
Position Marker: Dot
Body Binding: Multiple
Sound hole Binding: Multiple
Pre-Amp: Fishman CLEARWAVE60
The guitar comes with plastic bridge pins and plastic saddle. I replaced the plastic saddle with a bone saddle. Check out my video to hear the sound of the guitar. I just use the recording from camcorder microphone. No special microphone was used to record this video.
I received a couple of requests to make a fingerstyle tutorial of the song by Martina McBride, "My Valentine". And now, I finished the guitar tutorial and here is the video of it. Please feel free to watch the YouTube video. I included some guitar TABs within the video so that it will be easier to understand to lesson.
You may also download my free guitar tablature by clicking the Download button below.
Guitar chords tutorial for the song "Forevermore" by Side A. Sorry for my humming. :)
If you want a copy of the guitar tab with chords and lyrics, just click on the download button below:
A short guitar demo using 1 day old John Pearse Nickel Wound acoustic guitar strings with the tune of Hotel California by The Eagles. Check it out!
Here is a video of a fingerstyle guitar tutorial of the classic hit song by Eric Clapton, "Wonderful Tonight". Check it out! I also prepared guitar tablature for this song.
Click the link below to see the guitar tabs:
Wonderful Tonight - Tabs
A simple guitar strumming of the song "Ikaw" by Yeng Constantino. Guitar chords and lyrics were included in the video and the timing and key are based on original recording of Yeng.
Fingestyle guitar tutorial of the song "Ikaw Pa Rin" by Ted Ito. This song has Japanese version entitled Saigono Iiwake. Please check out the video. Thanks.
Another OPM (Original Pilipino Music), My Love Will See You Through by Marco Sison in this fingerstyle guitar solo cover. Please check it out. Thanks for watching.
Here is the fingerstyle guitar tutorial of the song "Pasensya Ka Na" by the band Silent Sanctuary. I used the same chords as my previous guitar strumming video of the same song. I used a capo on the 2nd fret to match the pitch of the original song. All the chords as written in my TAB is referenced to 2nd Fret at 0. Guitar tablature with chords and lyrics is available for download. Just click the Download button below.
I played the strumming of the song "Pasensya Ka Na" by Silent Sanctuary. The video includes the guitar chords and lyrics so the song will be easy to follow. Guitar tab for fingerstyle playing with chords and lyrics is available for download. Just click the Download button below.