The SHOWCASE  Song Tutorials Library

Classic Rock and Country Song Tutorials  

Learn to Put “WOW!Factor”™ into Your Favorite Songs

Build a complete song repertoire by learning from an entire library of Classic Rock and Country song tutorials.


It ain’t SMACK,

if you can back it up!”

Start becoming the guitar player other guys talk about when they say things like..

“Man, I wanna play like him!”

Recently added tutorial!

* UPDATE Nov 2020 *

Getting ready to add several James Taylor Song tutorials for you…

Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight

“Your Smiling Face”

“Country Roads”

“Up On A Roof”



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Enjoy these videos of  Gaylerd and Stephen, 

the vocalist in his trio,” Acoustic Shade

as they have fun covering two

James Taylor’s songs…

Carolina in my Mind” & “Shower the People” 


“Hey, I there’s no way that I can’t teach you how to sing like Stephen.

 But I can show you how to put “WOW!Factor” into  your guitar playing!”

 – Gaylerd –

Yes, those were recorded a few years ago for sure.(Stephen looks a lot older today!)

The SHOWCASE Song Tutorials

 Library Catalog

Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers

Ain’t No Trucks in Texas – Ronnie Dunn

All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey

All that Heaven Will Allow – The Mavericks

Amie (The Chords) – Pure Prairie League

Amie (The Acoustic Lead Riff) – Pure Prairie League


Baby, You’re All That I Want – Brian Adams

Bad, Bad Leroy Brown – Jim Croce

Brandy – Looking Glass

Brown Eyed Girl  (Intro Only)- Van Morrison

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Buy Me a Boat (The Chords) – Chris Janson

Buy Me a Boat (Intro Riff) – Chris Janson


California Dreamin’ – The Mamas and Papas

Can’t You See – Marshall Tucker Band

Carolina in My Mind (Cover) – James Taylor

Castles in the Air – Don McClean

Cats in the Cradle (cover) – Harry Chapin

Chattahoochee – Alan Jackson

Check YES or NO – George Strait

Close Your Eyes – James Taylor

Colder Weather – Zac Brown

Come Monday – Jimmy Buffet

Cracklin’ Rosie – Neil Diamond

Crazy – Patsy Cline

Crazy (intro only revised) – Patsy Cline

Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen

Crushin’ It – Brad Paisley

Cryin’ for Me – Toby Keith


Dance With My Father Again – Luther Van dross

Dance Little Jean (intro) – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Dance Tonight – Paul McCartney

Danny’s Song – Kenny Loggins

Dead or Alive – Bon Jovi

Dead Flowers – Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (Performed by The Rolling Stones)

Deep River Blues – Intro only  Doc Watson

Die a Happy Man – Thomas Rhett

Dirt on My Boots – Jon Pardi

Doctor My Eyes – Jackson Browne

Don’t Ask Me Why – Billy Joel

Don’t Dream it’s Over – Crowded House

Don’t It – Billy Currington

Don’t Think I Don’t – Darius Rucker

Drunk on a Plane – Dierks Bentley


Every Rose Has Its Thorn – Poison

Everything – Michael Buble’


Fat Bottom Girls – Queen

For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield

Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks

Fifty (50) Ways to Leave Your Lover – Paul Simon

Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash

For Who You Are – Hillsong


Galway Girl (Revised) – Randy Houser

Galway Girl – Randy Houser

Gimme Three Steps – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Gold Dust Woman – Fleetwood Mac

Good Time Charlie (Revised) – Danny O’Keefe

Good Time Charlie – Danny O’Keef


Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen

Have You Ever Seen the Rain – CCR

Heart of Gold – Neil Young

Heaven Bound – Shenandoah

Hello – Adele

Here I am to Worship – Tim Huges

Highway 20 Ride – Zac Brown

Honesty – Billy Joel

Honey Bee – Blake Shelton

House the Built Me – Miranda Lambert

Hotel California (The Acoustic Intro) – The Eagles

Hotel California (The Acoustic CHORDS) – The Eagles

Hotel California (Acoustic Version  – over 20 minutes) – The Eagles

Hotel California (Acoustic COVER by my band “Acoustic Shade”) – The Eagles


I Heard it Thru the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye

If I Could Buy Some Time (cover) – Randy Houser

If You Get There Before I Do – Colin Raye

I’m a Believer – The Monkeys (Smash Mouth version)

I’m A Little More Country Than That – Easton Corbin

I’m In – Keith Urban

I’m Still a Guy – Brad Paisley

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

I Go Back – Kenny Chesney

I Wish That Wasn’t All – Joe Nichols

I Surrender All – version by Jason Lavik

I surrender All (intro lesson) – Jason Lavik

I surrender All (Acoustic Riffs) – Jason Lavik

I Won’t Give Up on You – Jason Mraz

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – Johnny Mathis

It Ain’t Cool – George Strait

It Won’t Be Like This for Long – Darius Rucker

I Wanna Hold Your Hand – The Beatles


Jesus, Jesus, Jesus (Something About That Name) – The Gaithers

Jet Airliner – Steve Miller Band

Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helm


Kathy’s Song – Simon & Garfunkle

Keep on Rockin’ Me Baby – Steve Miller

Kiss a Girl – Keith Urban

Kodachrome – Paul Simon


Lay Down Sally – Eric Clapton

Lay Me Down – Loretta Lynn (Willie Nelson)

Layla (unplugged) – Eric Clapton

Leaving’ on a Jet Plane – Peter, Paul, and Mary

Listen to the Music – Doobie Brothers

Long Haired Country Boy (version by Travis Tritt, oh yea!) Travis Tritt

Lover, Lover – Jerrod Neiman

Love Your Love the Most – Eric Church – Bobby Helm


Marvelous Light – Charlie Hall

Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffet

Me and Julio – Paul Simon

Mean – Taylor Swift

Mexico (The Intro) – James Taylor

Movin’ Out (Intro) – Billy Joel

Movin’ Out (How to Play) – Billy Joel

Mr. Bojangles – Jeffy Jeff Walker

Mr. Bojangles – (revised) – Jerry Jeff Walker

My Life – Billy Joel

My Maria – Brooks and Dunn


Need You Now – Lady Antebellum


Ocean Front Property – George Strait

Old Man – Neil Young

Ophelia – The Band


People Get Ready – Curtis Mayfield

Piano Man – Billy Joel

Piano Man – (covered by my band “Acoustic Shade”) – Billy Joel

Puff the Magic Dragon – cover… and not a good one)

Put You in a Song – Keith Urban




Rainy Night in Georgia – Brook Benton

Ramblin’ Man – The Allman Brothers Band

Revolution (acoustic version) – The Beatles

Rocket Man – Billy Joel

Rocky Mountain High – John Denver

RUN is the Reason – Toby Keith


Sangria – Blake Shelton

Save it for a Rainy Day – Kenny Chesney

She Wouldn’t Be Gone – Blake Shelton

She’s Everything – Brad Paisley

She’s Everything (original) – Brad Paisley

She’s Always a Woman to Me – Billy Joel

Shine, Jesus Shine – Graham Kendrick

Shower the People – James Taylor

Shower the People (covered by Gaylerd and Stephen) – James Taylor

Sister Golden Hair – – America

Somebody Like You (Part 1) – Keith Urban

Somebody Like You (Part 2 Lead Riff) – Keith Urban

Somebody Like You (Part 3- Intro Riff) – Keith Urban

Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Eric Clapton’s Jazzy version

Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin

Still Rock-n-Roll to Me by Billy Joel (Covered by my band Acoustic Shade)

Stuck in the Middle – Steelers Wheels

Sundown – Gordon Lightfoot

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd


Take it Easy -For Beginners (Chords) – The Eagles

Take it Easy (Lead Riff with TABS) – The Eagles

Take It Easy (How to Play) – The Eagles

Take It Easy (TABS for Lead Riff) – The Eagles

Take it Easy (Lead Riff on Acoustic) – The Eagles

Tequila Sunrise (Full Version with Chords) – The Eagles

Tequila Sunrise (Lead Riff) – The Eagles

The Dance – Garth Brooks

The House that Built Me – Miranda Lambert

The Gambler – Kenny Rogers

The Joker – Steve Miller

The One True God (my cover for my friend Dave Morton) – Mark Harris

This Solid Rock – by Charlie Hall

This Wedding Day – Jerry Jeff Walker

This is How We Roll – Florida Georgia Line

Toes (Part 1 intro) – Zac Brown

Toes (Part 2 chorus) – Zac Brown

Two Dozen Roses – Shenandoah




Ventura Highway (Intro Riff) – America

Vienna – Billy Joel


Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show

Waiting in Vain  – Annie Lennox

Walkin’ in Memphis – Marc Cohen

Walkin’ in the Winter Wonderland – Jason Mraz

What I like About You – The Romantics

When I was Your Man – Bruno Mars

When You Say Nothin’ at All – Alison Krause

While My Guitar Gently Weeps – George Harrison

Who Are You When I’m Not Lookin’ – Blake Shelton

Why Don’t We Just Dance – Josh Turner

With a Little Help From My Friends – The Beatles

Without You – Keith Urban

Without You (Part 1) – Keith Urban

Without You (Part 2) -Keith Urban

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton




You Can Close Your Eyes – James Taylor

You’ll Think of Me – Keith Urban

You’ll Think of Me (Part 2) – Keith Urban

You’re Gonna Miss This – Trace Adkins

You’re No Good – Linda Ronstadt



Hey, just so you can hear how “WOW!Factor”™ extreme acoustic guitar playing can set you apart from other guitarist,

here’s a clip of my band, “Acoustic Shade”,

covering Billy Joel’s great classic…

“Still Rock-n-Roll to Me!


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