Guitar Theory Basics: Understanding Keys
Curious about keys? Guitar teacher Alexander A. breaks down the guitar theory behind understanding keys...
What key am I in? For most of the music we play this simple question yields a simple answer. I think the REAL question here is why. Why is a piece of music considered to be in the key of G major, or A minor, or any other key? I was in my 3rd semester of Jazz Harmony at Berklee when the instructor stumped the entire class with this question. I think the answer will surprise you.
Guitar Terms 101: Guitar Parts, Moves, and Slang for Beginners
Learning guitar isn't just about memorizing chords and notes, you also have to learn some new vocabulary! Here, guitar teacher Matt K. gives you an introduction to parts of the guitar, guitar terms, moves, accessories, and slang...
Class is in session; welcome to guitar terms 101!
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11 Ways to Practice Guitar While You Watch Shark Week
You know the best way to practice guitar is with deep concentration, carefully chosen music, and commitment to reaching your guitar goals. But this Shark Week, I have a confession to make.
Sometimes I love to make a deep dent in the couch, play guitar, and watch TV for hours.
This practice doesn't suit every guitarist, and it drives my family crazy, but I find playing guitar with the TV on incredibly relaxing and I think it's actually helped me become a better player in three distinct ways
3 Beautiful Fingerpicking Patterns for Acoustic Guitar
Love the gentle, pretty sound of fingerpicking on an acoustic guitar? Guitar teacher Jerry W. shares three simple fingerpicking patterns you can use to start making beautiful music today...
Many guitar players focus only on strumming patterns or guitar solo licks and miss out on the beauty and simplicity of fingerpicking. Although fingerpicking can be quite complex, a lot of music can be played with just a few simple fingerpicking patterns. Since most music is written with four beats per me
25 Ways to Break Free from Songwriters' Block
Every songwriter runs into writers' block at some point in their career. To help you dig your way out of the dreaded doldrums of songwriters' block, we put together 25 songwriting tips and prompts plus great songs to inspire you.
Check out these songwriting tips and find your muse today!
Bonus: Take the quiz to find out what you should write your next song about!
Write about your day.
Think your life is boring and you have nothing to say? Check out the lyrics to thi