Learn Bass Guitar: How to Play a Walking Bass Line in 3 Steps
Looking for a way to make your bass lines move? Bass guitar teacher Miller W. shares his three step plan to creating walking bass lines...
The walking bass line is one of the most fundamental parts of American music. It is found most commonly in blues and jazz, but as you learn bass guitar, you will hear its influence in almost any style of music. A walking bass line provides a strong rhythmic and harmonic foundation by smoothly moving from each chord to the next using four quarter notes per
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...
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Music Lessons For Kids: Should My Child Learn Ukulele or Guitar?
Does your child want to learn to play an instrument? Music teacher Anthony S. shares his tips to help you choose between ukulele and guitar for kids...
I have been asked by parents over the years if learning to play ukulele is a good starting point for children who want to learn the guitar. The ukulele is a very good first instrument for children, however you must think of it as a real instrument and not consider it an introductory instrument that is generally easy to play.
7 Easy Classic Songs to Play on the Guitar
Ready to learn a few fun songs on the guitar? Guitar teacher Heather L. picked out 7 easy tunes just for you...
So, you've practiced your scales and played the songs out of your guitar method book. You've checked your posture, your hand position and your guitar technique. You've finished all of your theory homework. Now, you just want to play guitar! Here are seven easy songs to play on guitar and a video for each.
1. "Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison (G C D Em)
This song evokes al
Roadmap of the Notes on a Guitar
Whether you want to learn to improvise killer solos, play perfect classical etudes, or anything in between, knowing where the notes fall on the fingerboard of the guitar will be a huge help to you in your musical journey.
In this guide, we'll show you how to memorize the notes on the guitar, as well as teach you a few shapes and patterns to help you play scales and chords in any major key you want!
A great place to start getting to know the notes on the guitar is by memorizing the notes of