Are You Really Ready to Play Guitar Solos?
Think you're ready to learn to shred? Guitar teacher Samuel B. shares how he decides when the time is right for his students to learn to play guitar solos...
There are several factors relevant to whether or not you're ready to play guitar solos and soloing techniques. As a guitar teacher, I make the call for my students based on a combination of the following things:
1) your aptitude at playing chord changes
2) your understanding of tonal and infrastructural similarities between enharmoni
Guitar Theory: Your Secret Weapon
When you're learning guitar, make sure you don't shy away from learning music theory. While it may seem complex to a beginner, it will help you take your playing to a whole new level. Here, Chicago, IL. guitar instructor Morgan S. shows you how you can use guitar theory to boost your playing...
This article will show you how you can apply guitar theory to your creative style, to what you already know about guitar, and to your ear to hear common patterns and themes in music from your favorite
10 Talented Guitar-Playing Kids Who Will Blow You Away
These guitar-playing kids are sure to inspire you, motivate you to practice guitar, and make you smile!
1. Zoe, Age 7
At just seven years old, this "sweet child" is well on her way to being the next Slash!
2. Jeremy, Age 8
Jeremy masterfully improvises a rock medley of Eruption by Eddie van Halen, Paranoid by Black Sabbath, and The Final Countdown by Europe.
3. Michael, Age 12
One of the best things about Michael's playing is how much fun he's having!
4. Tina, Age 14
Here's What to Know Before Buying an Instrument
Thinking about buying a new instrument? It's a big decision, as an instrument is truly an investment -- especially if you're spending several hundred dollars (or more, for higher-end brands and models) on it.
Before making your purchase, you'll want to do some research. But where do you start? With so many brands out there, how do you know which ones are worth the money? What do you really need to ensure years of playing and practicing?
We came across a great article over on Donna Schw
Teach Yourself to Play Guitar: Is it Really Possible?
There are a lot of resources available to teach yourself to play guitar. Whether you've found an online cache of instructional videos, or a book for beginners at your local music store, there are many ways to become a self-taught guitar player. But how effective it is? Read on as we review two of the ways you can teach yourself to play guitar, and how far each can take you:
A quick Internet search will turn up tons of websites that boast claims of being able to help you learn