Category Archives: Learn to play guitar

O! Chips – Weesay, Liberia

Here is Weesay, the Bob Marley of Liberia!  He is a blind man who lives in the capital city of Monrovia. Weesay enjoys singing reggae with an instrument that he created using a stick of wood stuck to an oil can.  Here is his song, O! Chips.  It sounds like there are a couple of strings there, too.  We can’t make them out, though.  He is definitely great.  Let’s make him famous!  Share this video!

Weesay | The free spirited Liberian – O! Chips

Weesay - O! Chips
Weesay the free spirited Liberian sings O! Chips in Monrovia. Listen on youtube.

His name is Wesseh Freeman, he’s a self-taught singer and composer from Monrovia (Liberia). Wesseh is blind and plays music in the streets to make a living.

Check out Weesay on Facebook.

Weesay - The Bob Marley of Liberia.
Weesay or ‘Weeseh’ is blind and from Liberia. He built his own guitar from a stick and an oil can.

Some guy named Nicky’s family owns a chip company and asked this guy to do their jingle.  Here is what he says on youtube:  “My brother got a street musician named weesay the free spirited Liberian in monrovia, Liberia to do a jingle for our brand of potato chips. The brand is O! Chips.

Sach Ramchandani made a video of someone (possibly him) giving Weesay a guitar. Watch this video…

Weeseh gets a guitar.
Weeseh in Liberia – The Liberian Bob Marley. Watch him get a guitar!

Learn to play guitar – Beginners

Play Guitar for beginners – Learn to play the guitar in a few hours

Play guitar - free online video lessons.
Nick Minnion (a.k.a. the Secret Guitar Teacher) has been teaching guitar for over 35 years. Here he gives a demonstration of how beginners to guitar can impress their friends in just a few hours with his superb easy to learn fast track beginners guitar course for complete beginners.

Playing guitar is not hard.  In fact, if you put in just a few minutes per day, you can get pretty good and quickly.  At first, you will only be able to play a couple of minutes because your will find your fingers hurting pretty badly.  Push through and it comes pretty fast.  It is like anything else.  No pain, no gain!  🙂

This free online guitar course takes you right from the absolute guitar beginner stage and doesn’t require you to have any knowledge of music whatsoever. All you will need is a guitar in your hands and then we’re ready to begin.

The course covers the following topics:

1. Name the parts of the guitar
2. Understand the names and numbers of the strings and frets
3. Understand fingering rules and conventions for each hand
4. Make nice clean sounding notes and chords
5. Tune the guitar by ear as well as by tuning machine
6. Read guitar tab that will allow you access to the millions of songs available on internet guitar tab sites.
7. Link notes together in musical phrases, riffs and licks
8. Lay the foundations of good lead guitar technique and proper coordination between right and left hands
9. Develop speed without sacrificing quality
10. Play the ‘Beginners Boogie’ a fun tune that’s nice and easy to play
11. Play chords and how to read different types of chord diagram
12. Change quickly from one chord to another
13. Use the metronome to develop good time-keeping from the outset.