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Female Artists Lessons Package includes 10 lessons plus tablature and guitar pro files. It is valued at over $140. Right now we are offering lifetime access to these lessons for a special price of only $57.95. This video lesson series is expertly taught by Neil Hogan.

We have put together 10 lessons on songs by some of the greatest female artists of our generation. The lessons include strumming songs, fingerpicking songs, jazzy songs, piano based songs, and even a few in alternate tunings. Check out the details below:

You're So Vain is one of Carly Simon's biggest hits and a song of much speculation on the subject matter. We will save that for another day and take a look at just playing it on the guitar. This lesson goes over the basic parts- strumming the chords and adding a little piano fill, but also includes a way to play the introduction that incorporates parts done on the bass, acoustic guitar, and piano as well. Important techniques that are covered are percussive strumming using the left hand to mute the strings, and right hand palm muting to muffle some bass notes.

It's Too Late is obviously a song most people would associate with piano playing, as it was written and released by Carole King on her album Tapestry. Most piano songs can be easily adapted to the guitar and this lesson shows that the instruments are not that dissimilar. The main vamp, and the piano solo are covered in the lesson, as well as the basic accompaniment, using some standard strumming techniques.

Time After Time is a Cyndi Lauper song from her 1983 album, She's So Unusual, that Eva Cassidy arranged for her own vocal style, or rather one of her many vocal styles. Her arrangements generally consist of gentle arpeggios with some extended chords (add9 for example) and perfectly complement her voice. This lesson looks at how she took this 80s pop tune and turned it into a classic.

At Seventeen was, and still is a huge hit for Janis Ian. She came onto the music scene as a 15-year old in 1967 with a somewhat controversial tune Society's Child. In 1975 she was back on the charts with At Seventeen, from her album Between The Lines. The song features a gentle, light bossa nova feel with nice lines moving inside the chords. It is done with a capo at the 5th fret and in recent years she has been playing it in a Dropped C Tuning. The lesson covers both arrangements.

Diamonds And Rust is one of Joan Baez's best-known songs, at least as far as her own compositions. This somewhat autobiographical commentary on her life with Bob Dylan features a rotating eighth note arpeggio-picking pattern with some nice melody lines singled out.

Big Yellow Taxi is from Joni Mitchell's third album, Ladies Of The Canyon and is a lot of fun to play. It is done in Open D Tuning (D A D F# A D) using some pretty easy chord shapes. The challenge in this lesson is being loose and free with the strumming, not really thinking of it as patterns but more a matter of getting the accents in the right places.

Maria Muldaur burst on the solo scene in 1973 after a few years in New York with The Even Dozen Jug Band and other old-timey, swing folks like Dan Hicks. Midnight At The Oasis was on her first album and remains her biggest hit by far. The song features some jazzy chords and syncopated strumming patterns that will make it pretty challenging for most guitar players. The lesson breaks the changes down measure-by-measure and even beat-by-beat.

Building A Mystery is a song from Sarah McLachlan's 1997 album Surfacing. At this point she was using a few alternate tunings and this one is done with the top two strings tuned down one step (E A D G A D). It is also capoed at the seventh fret, creating a very unique sound, particularly considering its common, repetitive chord progression. There are just enough embellishments and variations to make this a hauntingly beautiful song.

Soak Up The Sun is a catchy tune by Sheryl Crow, from her 2002 album C'mon C'mon. This lesson looks at an easy way of strumming the verse and chorus, a way to play the main riff using easy chords in the key of D, as well as power chords and inversions that are used in the bridge.

Leather And Lace is a duet written by Stevie Nicks that was released on her 1981 album Bella Donna. Although she recorded it with Don Henley, she wrote it after being asked by Waylon Jennings to write a song with that title for him and his wife, Jessi Colter to perform. The song is a basic strumming one that uses a pattern that includes hitting bass notes on the first beat of each measure. There are good suggestions for getting this technique down included.