Beginner Basics: How to Teach Yourself Guitar
Getting started on guitar can be mystifying without a great teacher to guide you. Follow these tips from guitar teacher Jerry W. and you'll be on your way to playing the guitar...
So you want to teach yourself how to play guitar? You dream of playing your favorite song or gigging in a band. You've bought a guitar and you're ready to start. But now what? Where should you begin?
In this post I will walk you through making a plan to teach yourself guitar. I will cover the steps to developing
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
Throwback Thursday: 5 Easy Guitar Songs From The 90's
Ready for a blast from the past? Guitar teacher Collin K. shares five easy guitar songs for beginners that will take you back to the 90's...
From grunge to ska punk, the 1990's were a diverse and exciting time for rock music. Some songs stand out in particular for their highly creative, yet not-so-difficult guitar work. In this article, I will give you the tools you need to get playing five of the most iconic 90's rock songs!
Before we begin: This article uses chord diagrams and tablature fo
5 Things We Learned About Kurt Cobain from Montage of Heck
This month, HBO released a new documentary about Kurt Cobain's life called Montage of Heck. Unlike past documentaries on the legendary guitarist and singer, this one highlights his humanity and shares perhaps the most intimate look at his life that his fans have ever had. Director Brett Morgan worked with Cobain's family, including his daughter Frances Bean Cobain, who provided home movies, photographs, and journals.
At times funny and at other times deeply sad, Montage of Heck manages to gi
The Ten Best Tips and Tricks for Learning Guitar Chords
Ready to learn guitar chords? Guitar teacher Joe H. shares his secrets to mastering guitar chords...
The guitar is incredibly versatile accompaniment instrument. It can deliver many effects, from driving strumming to delicate fingerpicking. It is essential that a guitarist have a solid vocabulary of chords to draw from to do this. Lets be honest for moment: There are hundreds of chords! The good news is that some are more essential than others (more on that later). The following ten tips and