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Acoustic Beginner Guitars

Thu, 03 Dec 2009 13:17:03 -0600

Acoustic guitars are great to play and very family- and neighbor-friendly but beginner acoustic guitar players need to be careful when buying their first instrument. This article covers the main points you need to think about as a beginner guitar buyer.



Tab Guitar Software - Some Choices

Fri, 27 Nov 2009 13:21:41 -0600

If you have started composing your own guitar music you are probably looking around for some way to write your own tabs. There are programs that generate guitar tab and even play them for you as MIDI files.



Learning How to Play the Guitar - What You Need in Your Head

Tue, 24 Nov 2009 08:05:02 -0600

In your transformation from a guitar enthusiast to a guitar player you need to acquire some knowledge. Becoming an authority on the guitar and guitar music is not strictly necessary in order to learn how to play the guitar but this knowledge will help you on the way to finding your direction as a guitar player.



Learning How to Play the Guitar - Muscle Memory

Thu, 19 Nov 2009 16:06:43 -0600

Muscle memory is a term we use to describe the process our body uses to learn new skills. So as guitar players we can improve the learning process by taking a special kind of care when we practice with our guitars.



Learn Scales on the Guitar to Get Your Fingers Moving

Thu, 12 Nov 2009 22:51:30 -0600

If you want to be a guitarist who can play solos, you will need to understand scales. The work of practicing scales is boring but after a few weeks of practice you will start to experience watching your fingers move over the fretboard as though they have a mind of their own.



Guitar Notes Made Easy - How to Make Sense of Guitar Notes on Tabs

Tue, 20 Oct 2009 08:27:13 -0500

This article is for beginner guitar players who want to sort out the confusion they feel when they are confronted with guitar tabs. The notes on the guitar tab are not hard to learn once you learn the basic principles involved.



Guitar For Beginners - Chords and How to Play Them

Tue, 20 Oct 2009 08:23:20 -0500

Chords are the basic building blocks of guitar music so beginners really need to bite the bullet and begin to learn how to play them. If you can read music you will have some understanding of the way chords relate to scales and the notes used in the songs you are learning, but it is not necessary for a guitar beginner to know music theory to start playing chords.



Popular Acoustic Guitar Songs

Thu, 08 Oct 2009 10:21:51 -0500

Popular acoustic guitar songs do not always start out being acoustic or popular. It takes a guitar player or singer who can bring something special to make the song appeal to an audience.



Tab For Spanish Guitar - What to Look For

Thu, 08 Oct 2009 10:16:36 -0500

Despite the growth of many other guitar styles over the years, Spanish guitar music still has a hold on music lovers' imaginations. If you have some experience as a guitar player and want to try your hand at playing Spanish guitar, this article will help you with the names of some artists who are renowned for their interpretations of Spanish music.



Beginner Fingerpicking Guitar - Some Fingerstyle Guitar Tutorials

Mon, 05 Oct 2009 16:00:52 -0500

Fingerpicking guitar is a great way to become a "real" guitarist reasonably quickly. You are playing the melody of a song as well as the bass line and the chord accompaniment.



Country Tab For Guitar

Sun, 04 Oct 2009 14:43:17 -0500

Country music is extremely popular and country tab for guitar is one of the most sought-after types of learning materials for guitar players. There are lots of different techniques that you can use to play country guitar: fingerstyle techniques, chicken pickin' and various mixes of guitar techniques are used to express the universal emotions that country artists sing about.



Guitar Chord Playing

Wed, 30 Sep 2009 10:29:29 -0500

This article discusses the main challenges in guitar chord playing. The road to becoming a guitarist is paved with slow, careful chord change practice, but there are one or two decisions you will need to know about in order to establish what kind of a guitarist you want to be.



Blues Beginner Guitar

Wed, 30 Sep 2009 10:16:40 -0500

Seventh chords are commonly used in blues music, so the beginner guitarist will need to know how and when to use these chords. Fortunately, any difficulties you have with these chords at first will be overcome by a daily practice regime.



Buying a Fender Stratocaster on eBay?

Tue, 29 Sep 2009 09:56:46 -0500

Eric Clapton, Hank Marvin, play on Fender Stratocasters. So does John Frusciante of Red Hot Chili Peppers. And so do thousands of other guitar players around the world. This article sets out some precautions you need to take if you are looking on eBay for a Fender Stratocaster.



Paco De Lucia - Flamenco Guitar Player

Mon, 28 Sep 2009 21:18:22 -0500

Paco de Lucia has been the superstar of flameco guitar for nearly four decades. His phenomenal guitar technique and the breadth of his musical interests have brought him admiration and respect from music fans all around the world.



Playing Scales - How to Play Scales on Guitar

Fri, 25 Sep 2009 10:44:32 -0500

This article sets out some of the issues faced by guitar students contemplating playing scales for the first time. Also included are some ideas on how to continue your scale practice once you have started.



The Duane Allman Story

Wed, 23 Sep 2009 21:29:00 -0500

Duane Allman one was one of the great rock session guitar players. His playing on the albums of famous artists of the late sixties made him a legend. This article touches on the main highlights of a short but brilliant career.



Classical Guitar Pieces - Greensleeves

Tue, 22 Sep 2009 17:53:39 -0500

Greensleeves is a song whose origins go back to the Elizabethan period even though most people think it was composed by Henry VIII. It is a very pleasant tune and a great start for a beginner guitarist who wants to learn a classical guitar piece.



Learn Simple Guitar Songs

Fri, 18 Sep 2009 15:38:34 -0500

The basics of guitar playing are chord changing and strumming. You could make the task of learning these techniques by finding some simple songs that are suited to playing on the guitar. This article will give you some ideas.



Davy Graham - Guitar Hero of the Folk Era

Thu, 03 Sep 2009 13:22:19 -0500

Every musical genre has its heroes and innovators. While the folk boom of the sixties was influenced heavily by singers like Sandy Denny in England or Bob Dylan in America, Davy Graham is the biggest influence on the acoustic guitar players of the folk generation.



Tips For Playing Lead Guitar

Wed, 02 Sep 2009 14:05:54 -0500

Here are a few tips for aspiring lead guitarists. There is a lot of practice and work on the road to playing lead guitar. This article will make the road less rocky.



Teach Yourself Acoustic Guitar - How Hard Can it Be?

Tue, 01 Sep 2009 15:34:50 -0500

Yes, you can teach yourself acoustic guitar. If you have some songs you want to learn, it's just a matter of learning some chords and doing some practice. If you would like to be an acoustic guitar player, read this article.



Jazz Guitar Theory - What is It?

Sat, 29 Aug 2009 08:06:15 -0500

For a music that originally had no written form of communication, jazz guitar has quite a solid body of theory behind it. New guitarists are always exploring ways of departing from tradition, but there is a backbone of theory that has been here for several generations.



Easy Classical Guitar Songs

Thu, 27 Aug 2009 00:00:57 -0500

Classical guitar is a fascinating instrument to learn. The process of graduating from struggling to get your right hand fingers working to playing bass, melody and accompaniment together will keep you enjoying your guitar practice for a long time. Not that it takes that long before you are playing easy classical songs.



Easy Learning Guitar Chords

Wed, 26 Aug 2009 17:35:19 -0500

The traditional method of learning guitar chords has always been by way of a book of chord diagrams. This article gives a simple way of finding major and minor chords for yourself as you explore the guitar fretboard.



Beatles Guitar Tabs For Acoustic Fingerstyle

Wed, 26 Aug 2009 01:11:18 -0500

This article is a review of "Fingerpicking Beatles", a book of fingerstyle guitar solo arrangements of Beatles songs. There are many classical guitar style arrangements of these popular tunes but few have the appeal to beginners and experienced guitarists. If you have thought about starting off as a fingerstyle guitarist or wondered about including Beatles songs in your repertoire, read on.



Reasons to Learn Guitar Scales

Tue, 11 Aug 2009 10:03:48 -0500

This is an exposition of the notes and intervals that go to make up a major scale and the reasons that you, as a guitarist needs to become familiar with scales. Yes, it takes dedication and practice, but scales are crucial to your control over your guitar.



Learning the Guitar Fretboard - What to Focus On

Tue, 11 Aug 2009 10:03:45 -0500

You CAN learn the guitar fretboard but it will require some effort. The piano keyboard presents the musical notes in a simple pattern but the guitar notes are arranged in patterns that, because there are no guides like the black and white piano keys, are a little tricky to see.



Chet Atkins Music - Neck and Neck

Tue, 11 Aug 2009 10:00:35 -0500

This article is review of Neck And Neck, an album by Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler. The two great guitar players of different generations collaborated to produce a showpiece, not of guitar virtuosity but of guitar musicianship.



Acoustic Guitar Flatpicking Techniques For the Right Hand

Tue, 11 Aug 2009 10:00:31 -0500

There are two major areas of flatpicking technique that are the cornerstones of acoustic guitar music. The way you attack the strings with your pick and how you manage your physical energy will determine whether learning acoustic guitar flatpicking is a pleasure of a chore.



A Garth Brooks Bio

Tue, 11 Aug 2009 10:00:25 -0500

Garth Brooks is a country music artists who loves the traditional elements of country. His style of singing may not sit well with rock audiences but his high energy concerts certainly allowed him to share his music outside the fences of country entertainment.



Guitar Beginner Tips - Starting Your Practice

Tue, 04 Aug 2009 17:31:57 -0500

These guitar beginner tips concern your first efforts at practicing the guitar and some advice on buying your first guitar. There are a few things that take guitar beginners by surprise, but there is no need to panic.



An Electric Guitar Beginner Tutorial

Tue, 04 Aug 2009 16:24:16 -0500

This tutorial is for the electric guitar beginner who wants to skip learning to play chords on a nylon string guitar and go straight to the rock 'n' roll. If your musical tastes tend towards jazz, rock or metal, then you will probably want to start learning on a six-string electric. Beginner models are not expensive but you will have to take into account the cost of an amplifier.



A Free Acoustic Guitar Lesson

Tue, 04 Aug 2009 16:23:45 -0500

There are many guitar lessons available on the internet for free. Acoustic guitar lessons often focus on fingering open chords or demonstrate strumming patterns but today I will focus on the right hand technique for acoustic guitar playing. The electric guitar player has a range of electronic effects to help him express his feelings and musical ideas but the acoustic guitar player has only his right hand.



Twelve Bar Blues Chord Progressions

Tue, 04 Aug 2009 16:23:23 -0500

This article is a basic introduction to the twelve bar blues chord progression. Once you understand this chord progression you will be able to play thousands of songs using only a handful of chords.



The Guitar Chord Solo - Playing a Chord Melody

Tue, 04 Aug 2009 16:19:07 -0500

This article will give you a little insight into the guitar chord solo as an interesting style of guitar playing to pursue. While it is not for the complete novice, the intermediate level guitar player can easily benefit from learning some chord melody arrangements.



Do I Need Chords to Learn Guitar?

Tue, 21 Jul 2009 10:12:19 -0500

Some beginner guitar students learn directly from tab that they find in guitar magazines or download from the internet. So, you can't help wondering if it is really necessary to systematically learn chords to become a guitarist. This article answers that question and offers some hints at how to go about learning your basic chords.



The Best Classical Guitarist - Who is It?

Mon, 20 Jul 2009 17:43:26 -0500

There are quite a few names on the list of contenders for the title of the best classical guitarist. This article takes a look at four of the pioneers or the classical guitar who are still regarded by their fans as the best at interpreting classical music on the guitar.



Riff Guitar Lessons

Mon, 20 Jul 2009 17:42:06 -0500

A riff is a repeated sequence of chords or notes that gives a song its unique character. You can begin your career as a guitar player by simply learning to play a few easy riffs.



Finding the Best Guitar Teacher

Mon, 20 Jul 2009 17:41:36 -0500

This article discusses some of the issues you will face when you go looking for a guitar teacher. There are plenty of guitar teachers around but there are a few tricks to finding the best one for you.



Rock Guitar Theory - Do You Need It?

Tue, 14 Jul 2009 07:48:59 -0500

Every rock guitar player learns a little theory, at least. But there is an ongoing debate over whether theory is absolutely necessary for a rock guitarist. Some great guitar players never learnt any music theory, but on the other hand, it does help if you want to get work in a band.



How to Play Guitar One Song at a Time

Mon, 13 Jul 2009 16:41:38 -0500

If you want to learn how to play guitar picking a favorite song to study is a good way to start. But sidestepping the theory and getting right to playing songs will not eliminate the hard work entirely.



How to Play Barre Chords on the Acoustic Guitar

Mon, 13 Jul 2009 16:40:02 -0500

Playing barre chords on the acoustic guitar is quite hard for a beginner but this is because we are nervous about taking on a new skill that needs some practice. Here is an article that gives you the knowledge you need to get on top of barre chords.



Guitar Training Software

Mon, 13 Jul 2009 16:37:30 -0500

All guitar players of any stage are looking for shortcuts to learning how to play. This article exposes the main features of three software programs designed to help you learn to play the guitar.



Guitar Tabs For a Beginner

Mon, 13 Jul 2009 16:36:04 -0500

This article is an introduction to guitar tab for beginner guitar players. We take a look at how tab is constructed and also some bands whose songs are easy enough for a beginner to learn from tab.



Acoustic Guitar Finger Picking

Tue, 07 Jul 2009 16:11:07 -0500

If you have a little experience as a flat-picking guitarist you have probably considered trying to learn some finger style techniques. Finger picking is not difficult to learn as long as you are prepared to treat it as a new discipline and take it slowly.



The Greatest Rock Guitarist - Who is He?

Tue, 07 Jul 2009 15:39:03 -0500

Rock guitarists have been around in their present guise since the sixties, so is there really any one in particular who deserves the title of the greatest rock guitarist? The criteria for the title have changed over the years since loudness and speed were the king and queen of rock guitar.



Playing Lead Guitar - The First Steps

Tue, 07 Jul 2009 15:37:39 -0500

This article will help you start off in playing lead guitar. We discuss some of the ways you can move from playing chords as a rhythm guitarist to playing lead guitar solos.



Learn Guitar Slowly to Speed Things Up

Tue, 07 Jul 2009 15:35:53 -0500

If you want to learn guitar you first need to learn how to learn. That's not just an empty new age phrase, you really do need to understand how your body learns, and how to cooperate with it. This article gives you some tips.



Blues Guitar Lessons Online

Tue, 07 Jul 2009 15:35:06 -0500

Blues guitar lessons are no longer given by amateur guitarists making a little extra money teaching the guitar. These days if you learn to play blues guitar you will also learn how to hold your guitar during long hours of practice, how to read guitar tab and much more.



Learning a Guitar Solo From Tabs

Mon, 29 Jun 2009 16:09:51 -0500

When a guitarist learns a guitar solo from tabs he needs to provide more input than if he were learning using sheet music. The note values are not shown on tabs but this article details one or two other challenges in learning guitar solos from tabs.



Learn to Play Country Guitar

Mon, 29 Jun 2009 15:51:47 -0500

Guitar players who have reached a certain level of skill in rock and roll guitar usually think about trying their hands on country guitar. So let's take a look at where your knowledge and experience might need some reinforcement when it comes to playing country guitar.



Learn Guitar on DVD Or Books?

Mon, 29 Jun 2009 15:49:53 -0500

If you are bewildered by the advertising you see for various kinds of guitar lessons, this article will help you become clear on what you need to become a guitar player. Technology has made so much knowledge available to us, but is it the kind that you, as an individual really need?



Learn Guitar by Ear

Mon, 29 Jun 2009 15:48:52 -0500

Learning to play guitar by ear is not rocket science. It is just a knack you can get from giving it a shot. Of course, some people have more of a natural ability than others but this article will help you discover your inner tuning fork.



Free Guitar Lesson - Learning Scales

Mon, 29 Jun 2009 15:46:18 -0500

Many people think of scales as a symbol of how tedious it is to learn music. You go up and down the scale, making life unpleasant for yourself and whoever is in earshot. Like all painful processes, learning guitar scales has great rewards for those who choose to brave the boredom.



Teach Yourself Guitar Chords

Tue, 23 Jun 2009 15:02:58 -0500

Guitar chords offer you a quick way to become a musician. You can accompany yourself singing or you can use your knowledge of guitar chords as a basis for finger picking patterns and arpeggios. This article gives you some tips on the ways to learn guitar chords and how to practice them.



Playing Rhythm Guitar

Tue, 23 Jun 2009 15:02:53 -0500

Not everybody knows what rhythm guitar is. It has a definite function in a band but sometimes the boundary between lead and rhythm guitar seems a little blurry. This article will help you to clear up the confusion so you can concentrate on actually playing rhythm guitar.



Guitar Instruction Books

Tue, 23 Jun 2009 15:00:50 -0500

The world is full of guitar instruction books. We need to have many of them because there are many different kinds of people taking up the guitar. This article discusses a few of guitar instruction books that have their own unique approach to teaching you how to play the guitar.



Easy Blues Guitar Licks

Tue, 23 Jun 2009 14:58:39 -0500

The simplicity of blues music sometimes hides the work that guitar players have to do to express their feelings with their guitars. Blues solos are made up of licks, which are sequences of notes that can be used in many ways for many songs. This article discusses how a guitar player can grab a collection of licks he can use in his blues playing.



Advanced Lead Guitar Techniques - The Barre Chord

Tue, 23 Jun 2009 14:56:46 -0500

The barre chord marks the division between a guitar player and a guy who just fools around with the guitar. This essay gives you some essential information you will need to make learning this first advanced guitar technique relatively painless.



Finger Picking Lessons - Why Not Start Now?

Thu, 18 Jun 2009 08:55:34 -0500

If you have put yourself through the agony of learning chords and strumming techniques but feel that you would like to learn finger picking, this article will help you move from thinking about it to actually doing it. No need to sit on the fence any longer.



Learning the Guitar Fretboard - Finding the Patterns

Thu, 18 Jun 2009 08:55:08 -0500

The guitar fretboard does not present us with an obvious way to learn the notes like the piano keyboard does. This is a test of your interest in discovering how to make music on the guitar. If unlocking the secrets of the fretboard holds a fascination for you, this article is your key.



Blues Guitar Theory

Thu, 18 Jun 2009 08:17:52 -0500

Sometimes studying blues music can seem overloaded with theory but there's not really anything technically difficult about it. This article simplifies some of the seemingly esoteric areas of blues guitar.



Learn to Play Lead Guitar - Scales and Chords

Thu, 18 Jun 2009 08:14:44 -0500

This article will get you started on playing lead guitar. It doesn't contain everything you need but it does help with learning scales and generally becoming familiar with the notes on the guitar.



Blues Guitar Music - Where to Begin?

Wed, 17 Jun 2009 15:54:10 -0500

Anybody thinking about learning to play blues guitar is often bewildered by the number of artists who are all supposed to be blues players. Who can I take on as a role model, how do I learn the basics of blues music? This essay will be your guide as you take your first steps as a blues person.



Beginner Guitar Tips

Tue, 09 Jun 2009 13:27:50 -0500

If you are a beginner guitar player you will need some help with choosing a guitar. That's the first step, but is a guitar really harder to play than other instruments?



Learn to Play Guitar - The Easy Way

Tue, 09 Jun 2009 13:11:09 -0500

There is no doubt that learning to play guitar is not easy but that does not mean it has to be stressful. If you keep on eye on your original aim, learning new skills and techniques can be fun.



Learning to Play a Guitar Can Be Easy

Tue, 09 Jun 2009 12:16:34 -0500

Many, if not all people have a built-in ability to learn music without help from theoretical ideas. The degree may vary but guitar teachers sometimes talk about students or friends who can learn to play chords without knowing their names, who can write songs and arrange music without formal training.



Learning Guitar Chords - The Full Story

Tue, 09 Jun 2009 11:42:16 -0500

There is more to learning guitar chords than memorizing finger positions. Find out where your time and energy is going to be spent when you take on learning guitar chords.



Taking Guitar Lessons

Tue, 09 Jun 2009 11:39:34 -0500

This article discusses what you are really paying for when you sign up for guitar lessons. If you want to be sure of what you are getting from your guitar teacher, get this info.



Play Popular Music on Guitar

Mon, 18 May 2009 15:47:07 -0500

Here's an article that will help out with choosing a repertoire for when you get your guitar playing skills together. There are titles of popular songs and advice on technique and which artists are the mainstays of the amateur guitarist's play list.



Free Guitar Lessons on YouTube

Fri, 15 May 2009 08:54:58 -0500

There are lots of free guitar lessons on YouTube. Too many to count. This article will help you formulate a plan of attack to spearhead your campaign to conquer the guitar.



Learn Guitar at Any Age

Fri, 15 May 2009 08:51:12 -0500

Many people think about being able to play the guitar but need reassurance concerning what to expect when they try to learn guitar at a late age in life. By late I mean forties or fifties but really the term can apply to any age past the teen years. A bonus for mature age guitar students is that if you learn guitar it can actually help keep your hands and mind alive and healthy. There's an additional benefit in that your friends and family will think you are a hero before you are even able to play.



Guitar Video Lessons

Thu, 14 May 2009 11:03:59 -0500

The guitar is in every kind of music and there are guitarists ready to show you everything they know by means of video clips. This article will keep you on the straight and narrow as you negotiate the minefield of guitar video lessons on the internet.



Learn to Play Guitar Chords and Stop Worrying

Thu, 14 May 2009 11:03:53 -0500

Guitar chords are the introduction to music for many people. If you are feeling nervous about the big step into the world of music this essay will serve as a useful guide.



Tab Or Music Notation For Classical Guitarists?

Wed, 13 May 2009 15:44:56 -0500

This article explores the limitations of tab and conventional music notation in the context of classical guitar music. Today's guitarist is becoming more versatile and creative but the classical guitarist still hangs onto the role of interpreter of other people's music.



The Best Guitars For Beginners

Wed, 13 May 2009 15:41:52 -0500

If you are in the dark as far as buying guitars goes, here are some helpful tips on buying beginner guitars you can definitely take seriously. It's not easy trying out guitars if you are a newbie so this article will give you some much needed cred for when the guy selling the guitar asks if you want to try it out.



Eric Clapton Guitar Settings - The Woman Sound

Fri, 08 May 2009 16:21:40 -0500

It's many years since Eric Clapton released his so-called "woman sound" into our musical consciousness but guitar players everywhere are still curious about how to reproduce that thick, expressive wail. This article tells you how Clapton did it and gives some pointers on how you can get that sound on the guitar and amp you have at home.



Learn to Play Bluegrass Guitar

Fri, 08 May 2009 16:21:23 -0500

This article helps you define what bluegrass guitar music is and how to go about learning to play it. If you enjoy listening to bluegrass, it's never too late to learn to play it.



Learn to Play a Guitar For Free - Assembling Your Tools

Fri, 08 May 2009 16:19:48 -0500

Yes, it is possible to learn how to play guitar for free. You just need to know which tools are available for you and how to use them. This article is your guide to starting out as a guitarist without opening your wallet.



Download Guitar Backing Tracks to Become the Complete Guitarist

Fri, 08 May 2009 16:19:29 -0500

Guitar backing tracks are a cool tool if you want to sound like a professional guitarist. If you are an ambitious bedroom guitar player who wants to lift the level of his playing, read this article.



Learning to Play the Guitar on the Internet

Fri, 08 May 2009 16:14:40 -0500

If you think learning to play the guitar is just a matter of going to your local music teacher, think again. Something as challenging and rewarding as learning guitar is never that simple. There are many options available now we have the internet, and you might be surprised how well your musical tastes are catered to.



Playing the Electric Guitar - How to Begin

Fri, 08 May 2009 16:13:57 -0500

A few pointers for people who want to begin playing the electric guitar. If you are a little nervous or uncertain about embarking on a career as an electric guitarist - amateur or pro - then read this little essay.



Beatles For Classical Guitar

Fri, 08 May 2009 16:13:41 -0500

A review of the music book that took the guitar playing world by storm back in the seventies. The combination of the familiar tunes by The Beatles with the musical muscle of the classical guitar took acoustic guitar playing up several notches.



The Blues Solo and How to Approach It

Fri, 08 May 2009 16:12:45 -0500

This article is a quick-start guide for guitar players who want to begin playing blues solos. There are just a few steps you need to take to become immersed in blues music as a player rather than a listener.



Learning Beginner Guitar Songs From Tabs

Thu, 23 Apr 2009 13:23:34 -0500

The question on every guitar student's lips is, "when am I going to start sounding like a guitarist?" If you choose your first songs carefully, it could be sooner than you could imagine.



Learn to Play Blues Guitar Solos and Make Them Yours

Wed, 22 Apr 2009 14:03:12 -0500

The idea of playing blues guitar solos with attention-grabbing authority is the dream of many new guitar players. This article gives you the recipe for guitar playing expertise, using the potent ingredients of practice, experimentation and audience feedback.



Lead Guitar Solos and the Guitarists Who Played Them

Wed, 22 Apr 2009 14:02:37 -0500

Any person interested in the guitar will find this examination of the rock and roll guitar solo interesting. If you want to look like an expert on rock and roll guitar, the info in this article will do it for you.



Barre Chords and Guitar Players - The Conflict Continues

Sat, 18 Apr 2009 12:23:12 -0500

This article is an attempt to remove the scariness from the prospect of learning barre chords. We take a look at other ways of playing chords that don't require barring, plus we examine the question of whether barre chords are such a big deal to play anyway.



Learning the Acoustic Guitar

Sat, 18 Apr 2009 12:23:02 -0500

Learning the acoustic guitar seems to be a simple job at first but the more advice we get from friends and well-meaning acquaintances the more confused we become about the kind of music we want to play. How do we sort through the information overload to balance what we want to play against what we should learn to progress as a guitarist.



Learn How to Write and Play a Guitar Solo

Sat, 18 Apr 2009 12:22:56 -0500

This article discusses how you can commune with the guitar composer inside you. Writing guitar solos takes a little knowledge, a little experience on the guitar and the courage to make a slice of the musical world your own.



Learn Guitar - Tab Or Sheet Music?

Sat, 18 Apr 2009 12:22:46 -0500

Why can't the guitarists who rely on tab to learn music get along with the guitar players who advocate learning music theory and reading conventional music notation? It's really just a matter of two different world views coming into conflict over their common interest in the guitar.



How Long Does it Take to Learn Guitar? - The Burning Question

Fri, 10 Apr 2009 11:51:04 -0500

When we start out learning to play the guitar, we are learning to read tabs and chord charts, practicing chords and learning songs. All this activity can be a bit gruelling at first. This article discusses the ways people get into guitar playing and the directions they took in order to become guitarists.



How to Learn to Play Guitar - The Choices

Thu, 09 Apr 2009 11:35:57 -0500

This article tells you about the choices a guitar student needs to make. If you decide on the kind of guitar player you want to be when you begin to learn, your choice of guitar and lessons will be so much easier.



What Type of Guitar Lessons Should I Get?

Wed, 08 Apr 2009 13:12:25 -0500

It seems like such a simple choice to just learn the style of guitar playing that you like. But for some people there's more to choosing guitar lessons than following your own musical tastes. This article gives you some food for thought on choosing guitar lessons.



Is There a Fingerpicking Guitar?

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 11:04:53 -0500

Every guitar player has his favorite guitar but are the different models of acoustic guitars suited to one or another style of music? There will always be some debate about it but this article delves into the facts so you can get some idea of the qualities of some acoustic guitars.



Travis Picking Guitar

Thu, 02 Apr 2009 11:33:13 -0500

Travis picking is a great intro to guitar finger picking and a versatile guitar technique. If you haven't seen a guitarist doing Travis picking before, go check it out on YouTube and then learn the simple picking pattern shown in this article.



Finding Easy to Play Guitar Tabs

Wed, 01 Apr 2009 10:14:27 -0500

Guitar tabs are the quickest way for you to get started playing music on your guitar. Tabs are a simple written form of music that many guitar players of a wide range of genres use. So your first step in learning to play guitar music is to learn to read tabs.



Finding Guitar Tabs For Songs and Riffs

Tue, 31 Mar 2009 16:20:51 -0500

People with a taste for guitar orientated songs often find themselves limited by their own tastes in music. We all have a fairly narrow range of musical experience and we often need some advice on what else is out there to add to our repertoire of songs to listen to and play on the guitar. If you are a classical or surf guitar fan you probably won't know much about bands like Soundgarden who are one of your more prominent bands from the grunge era.



Basic Guitar Theory - Guitar Scales, Chords and Arpeggios

Fri, 27 Mar 2009 11:31:15 -0500

Chords, scales and arpeggios are seen by newbie guitarists as obscure musical terms that you just have to put up with if you are going to learn to play the guitar. The fact is, a very small amount of effort is needed to open up an understanding of these elements which leads to unimagined possibilities for a guitar player.