Welcome to Spytunes!
A learn guitar experience dedicated to teaching you how to play the guitar, understand music, and learn songs at the same time.
When you deeply study the greatest songs composed over the last century, you’ll soon discover how the building blocks of music can be understood using chords, chord progressions, arpeggios, and scales.
Since this is most evident in the songs that made it, the ones we all know, the hits, the tunes – We focus on them!
Learning with Spytunes, you’ll not only learn guitar but gain yourself a repertoire of well-known songs as well.
Using songs as our starting point, you get context for understanding music theory, this will enable you to improvise, arrange and write guitar parts for the acoustic and electric guitar in a musical way.
Free songs, guitar lessons, chords, lyrics, TAB, and tools!
As a guitarist, a repertoire is the greatest asset you can acquire. It is your ticket to playing with other musicians.
To help you on this journey, I’ve gathered tunes I play with acoustic duos, Jazz trios, Indie/Rock/Party bands as well as large Soul/Motown ensembles.
Go to Song Book.
Beginner Acoustic Songs
This collection of beginner songs will teach you how to arrange a song to play on one acoustic guitar, as well as how to create a supporting part.
Playing songs will help you with switching between open-position chords and give you the context you need in order to understand how music works theoretically.
Go to Beginner Acoustic Songs.
Intermediate Acoustic Songs
Most intermediate songs can not be played using just basic open-position chords. We have to move up the fretboard and play CAGED barre chords as well.
We incorporate bass lines, add licks, extend chords, and play vocal melodies. Most importantly, we invent 2nd guitar parts and play these songs together.
Go to Intermediate Acoustic Songs.
Advanced Acoustic Songs
The advanced songs use big chord extensions and sometimes, unique and complex chords that incorporate open strings.
Study these in-depth and you will gain a complete understanding of the guitar fretboard, including how to build any scale, arpeggio, and chord, anywhere on the guitar.
Go to Advanced Acoustic Songs.
Intermediate Electric Songs
You can learn how to play these 13 Motown/Soul songs, and in doing so, gain yourself a repertoire so you can jam or even join a working band.
Study these songs in-depth and you will map out the fretboard, master the CAGED system and learn how to design a rhythm guitar part that works in a band.
Go to Intermediate Electric Songs.
Top 10 Chord Progressions
In order to understand music, you must understand chord progressions. This is best done by studying songs and finding the same movement in different songs.
This top 10 list gives you the most important chord progressions to memorize, with several song examples for each.
Go to Top 10 chord progressions.
The best way to understand the guitar fretboard is to use the so-called CAGED system.
Launched in 2000 by a man called Paul Foad, this concept has taken the guitar world by storm. Once understood you can build any chord, arpeggio, or mode.
Go to Guitar chords.
This is Spytunes chords, scale, and arpeggio software, Chordacus. A refined version of the so-called CAGED system.
Now available as both a chromatic (original version) and “within a key”, developed with the help of a Spytunes student.
Go to Chordacus.
Spytunes tap tempo metronome can help you when practicing songs and exercises. One of the best features is that you can add accents.
Manually enter the tempo or simply tap it in.
Go to Tap Tempo Metronome.
When playing along with Spytunes video guitar lessons and backing tracks, or any of the original recordings, you need to be in tune.
Load up this free guitar tuner on your phone and you’re good to go. Set it to 440 Hz, or adjust it to work with any song, even those set to the magical frequency of the universe: 432 Hz.
Go to Free Online Guitar Tuner.
Artist & Band Biographies
Behind every single tune you learn, there’s an artist or band with an entire catalog of music, waiting to be discovered.
Find out more about these great women and men, and let their tunes guide you to success.
Go to Biography.