7 Essential Rhythm Guitar Techniques
Strumming a chord sounds pretty good, but these rhythm guitar techniques truly bring a song to life! Guitar teacher Jerry W. shares the tricks you'll need to have up your sleeve...
Rhythm guitar is both easy to learn and hard to master. It is relatively easy to learn the open chords and strum along with someone as they sing. But what if you want to take your playing to the next level? What are some of the essential techniques that will help you become a more complete rhythm guitarist? Let me
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
Guitar 101: Learning the Fretboard | Guitar Fretboard Chart
Mastering the fretboard is one of the first things you'll need to learn on the guitar! Here, Hawthorne, CA and online teacher Edwin I. shares a quick exercise and a guitar fretboard chart to help you get started...
If the guitar had only one string, it would be quite easy to understand the mechanics of the guitar fretboard. It would be laid out just like a piano, where the further to the right you go, the higher the pitch and vice versa. Unfortunately, it is not that easy when i
How to Write a Song When You Know Next to Nothing About Guitar
Even if you just started learning to play guitar, you already have the tools to write your first song. Guitar teacher Aimee B. shares how to get started...
You can write a song on guitar as early as after your first lesson or once youve learned a few basic chords. Whether you ultimately want to accompany your lead vocal, jam with others, or to be a wailing lead guitarist, you can, at anytime, write your own unique song.
So where do you begin? How do you write a song? Here's how to wr
4 Must-Have Apps for Guitar Players
Excited about learning how to play the guitar? Awesome! You'll need the perfect beginner guitar, a great teacher by your side, and a personal commitment to learning and improving. Using extra resources like smartphone or tablet apps to help you practice efficiently in between lessons can help a ton, as well. But with so many apps available these days, you may feel a little overwhelmed when you're trying to find one to download. Below are a handful that we really like: