10 Problems Only Bass Players Will Understand
Don't let anyone tell you the bass is easier than a regular guitar just because it has less strings! Bass guitar teacher Kevin S. shares the unique challenges you face as you learn bass guitar...
1) Capos are Misleading
Any bassist who has regularly played with a guitarist who uses a capo has discovered that this simple tool can be confusing to deal with at first. This is a where good transposing skills come in handy, especially if the guitarist is referring to the chords they are playing
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
Kids' Guitar Lessons: How Often Should My Child Practice?
Odds are that if your child is taking guitar lessons, your child chose to play the instrument. Unlike stringed instruments, piano, and classical instruments, kids usually choose to start playing guitar. Kids guitar lessons are a great start, especially when they are geared to your childs age, but the only way your child will really progress with the guitar is through regular practice.
Practicing is a unique challenge when it is an instrument that a child chooses to play. People tend to t
Guitar Scale Hacks: How to Jazz Up Any Scale & Start Improvising
Many beginner musicians want to learn to improvise on the guitar, but just dont know how to start. In this guest post, Greg ORourke from fretdojo.com teaches you three easy tricks that will supercharge your guitar scales and bring more life to your solos.
Have you ever tried to improvise on the guitar and it sounds like youre just running scales up and down the fretboard?
Regardless of what style you want to improvise in, only knowing the scales isnt enough.
Guitar vs Piano: Which Instrument Do Musicians Prefer? [Vote]
So you want to learn a musical instrument and youve narrowed it down to the guitar vs piano. Which one should you play?
One of the biggest advantages to playing the guitar is its quick learning curve, but an equally excellent reason to learn the piano is its layout that helps you understand music theory.
If youre debating between learning piano vs guitar, here are five important factors to consider about the pros and cons of each instrument.
Already made up your mind? Cast you