How to Learn Guitar Setting Goals, Staying Motivated, and More
Ready to pick up a guitar and start learning to play? Great! Get ready to start your musical journey with this sound advice from guitar teacher Jerry W....
Learning an instrument takes more than desire alone. Many people excitedly begin learning guitar, but before long the guitar is packed away in the closet and forgotten. What can you do to make sure this doesn't happen to you? How can you stay motivated as you learn to play guitar? What is the fastest way to learn guitar?
5 Guitar Tips for Accompanying a Vocalist
Thinking about taking your skills to an accompaniment gig - or maybe just jamming with some friends who want to sing along? Check out these 5 helpful guitar tips from Mount Pleasant, SC teacher Christopher A...
Guitar is a great instrument to accompany everything from horns to winds to piano to vocals. Whether youre backing up a soloist, choir, band, or songwriter, there are a few tips to make the experience memorable for you and more importantly the vocalist or other musicia
Learning Classical Guitar: Can I Use Tabs or Should I Read Music?
Whether you're brand new to guitar, or just new to classical guitar, you might be wondering, "what's the deal with tabs and sheet music?" Let guitar teacher Raymond L. clear up the fog and put you on the right path to classical guitar success...
To get started, let's be sure to clearly distinguish standard musical notation from what we call nowadays "tab" notation.
What is Tab?
The name tab, or guitar tab, is derived from tablature, a form of musical notation indicating fingering and fr
The Surprising Benefit of Learning Guitar Without Sheet Music
We've talked about how to read chords and tabs before on the blog -- but what about a new approach of learning guitar without sheet music at all? Here, Austin, TX teacher Samuel B. explains his teaching technique...
During my college years, I was given a brief introduction to instructional methods common to Japan. Specifically, I was told that playing the shamisen or the koto (two native stringed instruments) is a skill learned by way of the student facing the teacher and playin
Improving Technique on Guitar: Exercises to Try
In a previous post, Guitar Basics: Why is Technique Important?, guitar teacher Blake C. discussed the importance of utilizing proper technique, along with examples and ways to check your guitar playing technique. Here in Part Two, he continues with a helpful guitar exercise to try...
If you want to improve your technique, there are a few guitar exercises you can try. I call the first exercise 1-2-4 Exercise merely because of the fingers used. This exercise is designed to impr