Attention beginner guitarists: you need to bookmark these sites ASAP! Check out this great guide from guitar teacher Milton J.…
When practicing guitar, you may want to explore more of what you can do with your favorite instrument. Or maybe you need a little refresher on something you’re working on with your guitar teacher. The following online resources can complement what you are learning before or in your lessons! Take a look below.
How to Tune A Guitar
Gieson Online Guitar Tuner
This great, easy website provides the aural tone in which to tune each string of the guitar in various tunings as mentioned above. This is a great resource to use to train your ear to hear and recognize open notes for various guitar tunings.
How to Read Guitar Tablature
Guitar Tablature is a musical notation dedicated to providing a simpler way to interpret notes for the acoustic, electronic and bass guitars. Consequently, this should not be understood as a replacement for learning to read sheet music, but rather a complement that will further your understanding of playing notes on the guitar.
After you’ve understood and learned how to read guitar tab, you can take a look at playing with a few free video tutorials of video tabs, including over 500 lessons in classic and 90’s rock.
Getting Started With Playing Guitar
This course is provided in the form of a 2-hour course by guitar teacher Erich Andreas. He helps beginners gain confidence in chord constructions and transitions, an important component in playing the guitar as either a rhythm or lead guitarist.
All Guitar Chords
Another wonderful guitar chord resource is All Guitar Chords. With easy-to-read diagrams, All Guitar Chords shows how to structure open position, split position, and barre chords. It also has a really cool tool for learning the chords that make up different scales such as the pentatonic scale.
If seeing how chords are made on a virtual fretboard versus merely a chord chart is easier for you, Chord Book will work wonders for you. You can play around with Chord Book’s virtual fretboard and learn how to properly build chords. This resource also has a handy “Strum” option so that you can hear what your chords should sound like, a feature that will help you develop better tonal memory.
In essence, Ultimate Guitar is your one-stop shop for guitar tabs and song chords. Search for a song or artist like it’s Google and watch as it’s filtered by ratings for the most popular guides on the Internet. I use this resource virtually every day for the last decade and it’s only gotten better as the years have gone by.
Music Radar is a wonderful guitar resource that includes interviews with music industry professionals and a library of videos on acoustic guitar, bass guitar, amplifiers, song structures, recording advice and more.
Master Guitar Academy
Now that you’ve gotten accustomed to the guitar a bit, the time is nigh to find your local guitar teacher and learn even more! Happy practicing and playing!
Milton J. teaches guitar, piano, singing, music recording, music theory, opera voice, songwriting, speaking voice, and acting lessons in Corona, CA. He specializes in classical, R&B, soul, pop, rock, jazz, and opera styles. Learn more about Milton here!
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