What is a Capo? Everything You Need to Know Here.
A capo is a helpful device that allows you to easily change the key of a song while using the standard open position chords that every guitarist knows. With a capo, you can play those same chords in any fret position along the neck of the guitar. Keep reading to find more answers to all of your capo-related questions!
What is a Capo?
A capo (pronounced cape-oh) is a small clamp that you can attach to the neck of the guitar at a specific fret. What does a capo do? It keeps all of the g
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
Improving Technique on Guitar: Exercises to Try
In a previous post, Guitar Basics: Why is Technique Important?, guitar teacher Blake C. discussed the importance of utilizing proper technique, along with examples and ways to check your guitar playing technique. Here in Part Two, he continues with a helpful guitar exercise to try...
If you want to improve your technique, there are a few guitar exercises you can try. I call the first exercise 1-2-4 Exercise merely because of the fingers used. This exercise is designed to impr
Valentine's Day Special: 5 Easy Guitar Songs to Impress Your Sweetie
Is there anything more romantic than sharing a special song with the one you love? We want to help you pull out all the stops this Valentine's Day, so San Diego guitar teacher Allen D. stopped by our office really quick for an easy Valentine's Day guitar lesson. All you need are a few basic guitar chords and a little bit of courage, and you're sure to impress the heck out of your favorite lady or gentleman!
In the video below, you'll learn how to play:
5 basic guitar chords: G, D, C, E m
How to Play Jazz Guitar Scales | 10 Scales Every Guitarist Should Know
You don't have to be a big jazz fan to boost your guitar skills with some jazz techniques. In this guest post, Matt Warnock from mattwarnockguitar.com teaches you 10 must-know jazz guitar scales.
Even if youve never played jazz guitar before, youve probably come across numerous articles and lessons exploring jazz guitar scales.
There seems like an endless mountain of scales to learn when exploring jazz on the fretboard, and they all come with strange names and sound even stranger.