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Published: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:37:38 +0000

 



The 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time

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The top 100 rated guitar solos of all time with details on the guitarist, the guitars used and solo notes



11 Simple Guitar Lessons for Absolute Beginners

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Learning to play guitar is a challenge, but with this series of free online guitar lessons, complete with popular songs to practice, you'll begin to improve immediately



Start Your First Free Guitar Lesson Right Here

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

An online guide, containing free guitar lessons to help you play play guitar. Pull out that old guitar in the basement, and you can start learning within minutes



Learn the 8 Guitar Chords Every Beginner Needs...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Here are the eight most essential beginner guitar chords that any new guitarist needs to learn, in order to start playing songs.



10 Songs You Can Learn on Guitar Right Away

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

If you're new to the guitar, here are the first eleven songs you should learn to play. Features full instruction for learning chords for each song, and even single note riffs where appropriate



Learn 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' on Guitar

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Learn how to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on the guitar. Here is the guitar tab and chords to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on the guitar.



Become a Guitar Tab Expert in 5 Minutes

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

A detailed explanation of how to read guitar tablature, so you can use the tens of thousands of guitar tabs on the web.



Learn 5 Ways to Play a Pentatonic Scale on Guitar

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

The pentatonic scale is one of the most commonly used in all styles of music. This lesson walks guitarists through learning to play the major and minor pentatonic scale in five positions, all over the guitar fretboard.



Learn Songs from the 1970s on Guitar

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

If you're a fan of music from the 1970s, here is a list of guitar chords for some of the most popular songs from that decade. Includes guitar chords, Spotify links, performance tips and more



Learn to Fingerpick These 10 Guitar Tabs

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Once you've gotten comfortable using a pick, you may want to tackle the basics of fingerpicking on the guitar.



Learn These 90s Songs on Guitar Now

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

If you're a child of the 1990s who is learning to play guitar, this is a list of easy to play songs from the 1990s, with instruction on how to play each. Includes chords, Spotify links, and more



Learn These Classic 60s Songs on Acoustic...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

If you're a fan of music from the 1960s, here is a list of guitar chords for some of the most popular songs from that decade. Includes guitar chords, Spotify links, performance tips and more



Here's a Bunch of 80s Songs You Can Play on...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Fans of 80s music will find a list of some of the best 1980s music to play on the acoustic guitar. Includes links to tab and free audio versions of the songs



Play These Great Songs from the 80s on Guitar

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Looking to play some 80s music on your electric guitar? Here is a list of free guitar tab, along with links to free audio, that can teach you how to play your favorite music from the 1980s



Guitar for Beginners: How to Strengthen Your...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Lesson two of an online guide to starting to play guitar. In this lesson, we cover minor chords, an e phrygian scale, strumming patterns, and playing songs.



How to Change Strings on an Acoustic or...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Changing guitar strings can be an intimidating process, but it's something that every guitarist must learn to do. Learn to change strings on an acoustic guitar with this step-by-step visual guide.



13 Heavy Metal Guitar Tabs Even Beginners...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

A hand-picked list of heavy metal tabs that are geared for the novice guitarist. Including links to free audio and tab



Beginner's Guide to Playing a Guitar Solo

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n this two-part series on learning the basics of improvising, we study how to play a blues scale, plus go over basic techniques like note bending, and vibrato.



Tune Your Guitar With This Simple Guide

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This illustrated tutorial teaches you how to tune your guitar. Following these steps will allow you to keep your guitar in tune.



Learn 'The Alphabet Song' on Guitar

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Learn how to play The Alphabet Song on the guitar. Here is the guitar tab and chords to play the children's song The Alphabet Song on the guitar.



Guitar Chord Library

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There are thousands of chords to learn on guitar. This handy page provides illustrations of hundreds of different guitar chords



Learn All About the Acoustic Guitar

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For novice guitarists, a profile of the six string acoustic guitar, designed to give you the information you need to pick an instrument to learn on



Learn These Classic Country Songs on Guitar Now

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Guitar chords, performance tips and links to audio for some of the most popular classic country and western songs ever recorded, from Tammy Wynette to Willie Nelson.



Learn These 9 Easy Rocks Songs on Electric Guitar

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A list of some great, easy to play electric guitar riffs, with links to tab so you can get started learning right now



Learn These Kid's Songs on Guitar

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Guitar chords for many classic children's songs. You'll also find children's song lyrics here.



8 Beginner Acoustic Guitars You'll Want to Buy...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Looking for beginner acoustic guitar recommendations? Here are ten low cost acoustic guitars that should get you started strumming, while keeping your bankbook happy. Hand-picked by your About.com Guideto Guitar.



Learn How to Play Funk Guitar with This Guide

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

An online funk guitar lesson designed to introduce guitarists to the world of funk music. Included are common funk chords, funk rhythms, mp3 clips and tablature of music by James Brown, Kool and the Gang, The Temptations and more.



Learn to Play 'Baa, Baa, Black Sheep' on Guitar

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Learn how to play Baa, Baa, Black Sheep on the guitar. Includes performance tips on how to play the children's song Baa, Baa, Black Sheep on the guitar.



A Step-by-Step Guide to Changing Your Acoustic...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Changing guitar strings can be an intimidating process, but it's something that every guitarist must learn to do. Learn to change strings on an acoustic guitar with this step-by-step visual guide.



Learn Dozens of Scales on Guitar Now

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

For guitarists looking for guitar scale charts, here is an illustrated collection of guitar scales, with variations for each scale.



Learn These Folk Songs on Guitar Now

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A hand selected list of easy to play folk songs on guitar



Learn These 8 Alt Rock Songs on Guitar Now

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

A small, hand-selected list of easy to play alt and indie rocks songs. Each song includes guitar chords, lyrics and performance tips



Guitar for Beginners: Learn Open Chords,...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Lesson three of an online guide to starting to play guitar. In this lesson, we cover nine major and minor chords, a blues scale, strumming patterns, and learn many songs.



Easy Guitar Tabs to Learn from Your Favorite...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Looking for easy songs to play on guitar? Download a hand-selected group of simple songs here, listed by artist. Here are classic songs you'll know.



What You Need to Know About Alternate Guitar...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

This alternate tuning guide is a tutorial on how to play guitar in different open tunings. Includes tuning tips, mp3s, guitar tab, links to lessons, and more.



Should You Change Those Disgusting Guitar...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

This article explains when and why to change your guitar strings.



Scared of Playing Guitar? Here are the 9...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

It is easy to play many chords on guitar using only two fingers. Use this guide to learn the easiest to play guitar chords, which you can use to play many songs



Learn Open G Guitar Tuning in 30 Seconds

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

This tutorial on open G tuning includes illustrations of how to play popular songs in open G on guitar.



Should I Play Electric or Acoustic Guitar?

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Trying to figure out whether it's best to learn on an acoustic or electric guitar? This feature should help to provide insight into what's better for a beginner to start playing guitar on.



A Step-by-Step Guide to Changing Your Electric...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Learn to change the strings on your electric guitar, via this illustrated electric guitar string changing tutorial.



Will Chubby Fingers Impact Your Guitar Playing?

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Worried about fat fingers with regards to playing guitar? It is a concern I hear a lot, often from slightly older gentlemen who have briefly tinkered with the guitar, but didn't feel like they were having any success. Here is some advice for those guitarists



Learn to Use a Capo to Improve Your Guitar...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

The guitar capo is an essential tool for all guitarists. Learn the strengths and weaknesses of different capos, when to use one, and which capo to buy



Here's How to Play a Major Scale All Over the...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Interested in learning to play the major scale all over the fretboard, and also learn the modes of the major scale in the process? Check out this series of major scale diagrams.



Here's How You Play a C Chord on Guitar

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Learn to play a C major chord on guitar in this lesson aimed at beginner guitarists.



Learn How to Play These Love Songs for Your...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Stuck for romantic Valentines Day ideas? Here's a collection of romantic love song lyrics and guitar tab, that you can sing to your special someone this Valentines Day, or on any other special day. Love songs range from sweet to totally cheesy.



Using a Guitar Capo Chart to Play Tough Key...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Capos allow guitarists to play in tricky keys using basic open chords, however figuring out which fret to place the capo at can be confusing. The following guitar capo chart can help make this task simpler.



Musicians on a Budget Will Love This Free...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Looking for blank staff paper to download and print? Look no further, here is free printable staff paper, blank guitar tab sheets, and empty chord charts to write your sheet music on.



How to Play Guitar Like Eric Clapton

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Interested in trying to make your guitar sound like Eric Clapton's? This article provides information on how to set your guitar and amp to mimic several of Eric Clapton's legendary guitar tones.



Everything You Need to Know About Frets on the...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Here is everything you need to know about what a fret is on the guitar, and why it matters.



Are Your Children Ready for Guitar Lessons?

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

A guide for parents on when their children are ready to begin taking formal guitar lessons, with tips on introducing younger kids to guitar



Learn to Read Bass Fretboard Diagrams

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

An in-depth explanation of bass fretboard diagrams. Learn about the layout of bass fretboard diagrams, how to read them and the meaning of various fretboard diagram symbols



Try These Easy Nirvana Guitar Tabs

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

A collection of easy to play Nirvana guitar tabs, complete with helpful performance tips, links to audio, and more



6 Tips to Improve Your Lead Guitar Skills

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

If you are struggling with your lead guitar playing, here is a collection of tips to help improve your guitar solos.



Ready to Rock? Learn to Play Power Chords

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Learn power chords, note names on the sixth and fifth string, strumming patterns, and a bunch more songs to play in guitar lesson four.



How to Read Guitar Chord Charts

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

An explanation of how guitarists should interpret the little chord diagrams you see everywhere in guitar music and tablature.



How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Guitar

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

By learning about the different string options available for your guitar, you can find the strings which strike the best balance between great tone and playability



9 Great Tabs for Learning the Blues

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

A collection of blues guitar tablature to help improve your guitar skills while learning to play a bunch of new songs



Make Guitar Chords Easier with This Tool

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Outlines how to use a capo to make difficult guitar chords simpler to play. Includes simple instruction for making the best use of your guitar capo.



How to Play the G Major Chord on Guitar

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Here's how to play a G major chord in open position



Guitar Beginners: How to Buy Your First Guitar

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Are you considering buying a new guitar, in order to start learning to play? Learn all about the specific guitar best suited for your needs, from your About guide to guitar



How to Play Along With Chords on Bass

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Learn about chords and what to do when playing along with chords on bass. This article can teach you what chords are and how to use them in your bass playing.



Rock Out with These 5 Electric Guitars for...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Thinking of making your first electric guitar purchase? Looking for recommendations on which guitar is the best to buy? Here are five of the best low-cost guitars on the market.



Learn to Play an A Minor Chord

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Learn to play a basic open A minor chord.



Tuning Your Ukulele

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Step by step instructions for how guitarists on how to go about tuning a ukulele



Learn an Easy Bminor Chord on Guitar Now

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Here's a step by step tutorial on how to play a basic Bminor chord on guitar.



The 4 Best Bass Guitars for Beginners

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Looking for a beginner bass that will provide you with an excellent instrument to learn on? Here are some specific recommendations for beginner bass guitars



You'll Learn a 12-Bar Blues in This Easy Guitar...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Lesson five of a guide to playing guitar. We cover sharps and flats, barre chord basics, strumming patterns, and include lots of songs to learn



What Is the Dorian Mode?

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

The first page of a free guitar lesson on the dorian mode, a minor sounding scale that can be used to spice up your guitar solos



What You Need in Order to Play Bass Guitar

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Use this list of the bass guitar equipment you need to begin playing. Learn what gear is necessary to begin playing bass guitar and what accessories will come in handy.



Learn the Basics of Guitar Strumming with This...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Having trouble getting your guitar playing to sound as good as other guitarists you hear? There's a good chance part of your problem is you haven't learned to strum properly. Get back to basics with this beginner strumming tutorial.



Easy Song Tabs - The best easy guitar songs to...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

A collection of easy to play tablature, from songs written in the 1960s. Lyrics, words, album information and more are included for each song.



Learn 3 Different Ways to Play the E7 Chord on...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Learn the simplest way to play the guitar chord E7, plus two more difficult ways intended for more advanced guitar players.



B.B. King Guitar Lesson

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

A free online guitar lesson on how to learn to play the blues like B.B. King. Includes mp3 clips, tablature, and many written examples of great BB King guitar riffs.



Learn About the Guitar Soundboard

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

A basic overview on what the soundboard of a guitar is, and the characteristics different woods provide in soundboard construction.



Learn Everything You Need to Get Started...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

A one stop page for the beginner guitarist, featuring lessons, guitar tabs, beginner guitar recommendations, and more



Learn to Play 'Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes'...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Learn to play the kids song 'Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes' on guitar. Includes a printable PDF.



Here's How to Play an A Major Chord on Guitar

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Learn to play five versions of the A major chord on guitar, with tips on how best to play each shape



Learn These Christmas Songs on Your Guitar...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Learn over 50 Christmas songs on guitar for free, using the included instructional videos, performance tips, chord charts and Carol lyrics.



What Is the Major Bass Scale?

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

An overview of the major scale for the bass, one of the most important bass scales. Learn how to play a major scale on a bass. Look at the fingering patterns for a major scale.



What You Need to Know Before Committing:...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Trying to figure out whether it's best to learn on an acoustic or electric guitar? This feature should help to provide insight into what's better for a beginner to start playing guitar on.



Learn 'If You're Happy and You Know It' on Guitar

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Learn to play 'If You're Happy and You Know It' on guitar. Includes lyrics, chords and performance tips for this and other kid songs.



Here's How You Figure Out Chords to a Song

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Learning to figure out how to play your favorite songs by listening to them on CD is a skill that can be mastered with practice. Part three examines how to figure out chords.



A Collection Of Simple The Beatles Guitar Tabs

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

In this story, enjoy a collection of simple The Beatles guitar tabs.



All You Wanted to Know about Michael Jackson's...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

No matter what you think of the self proclaimed King of Pop, Michael Jackson always used only the finest, and most popular guitarists on his records.



Limber Up Your Fingers With These Technique...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Want to build speed on guitar? These free exercises, complete with mp3 clips, are designed to greatly improve your guitar technique.



How to Tune Your Guitar in Open D

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

A tutorial on how to play guitar in open D tuning. Includes tuning tips, mp3s, video lessons, guitar tab and more



Should You Play Bass or Guitar?

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Compare and contrast the two instruments to decide if bass or guitar is right for you. Learn about the physical, methodical, and stylistic differences of the bass and guitar.



Learn to Play 'The Bear Went Over the Mountain'...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Learn to play the children's song 'The Bear Went Over the Mountain' on guitar. Includes lyrics and performance tips.



Improve Your Guitar Skills with This Beginner's...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

One aspect of learning guitar that is rarely discussed in detail is the use of strumming patterns. Learning a few basic strums will allow novice guitarists to sound like a pro. This lesson gives detail on some of these easy patterns.



Learn to Play the Basic D7 Guitar Chord

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Learn how to play the dominant D7 chord, which is commonly used in jazz, classical and folk music, including popular Christmas songs.



Kids Christmas Song Tabs and Lyrics

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Collection of kids Christmas songs with guitar tabs and lyrics. These kids Christmas songs are great for families and groups of children to sing.



What You Should Know About Bass Scales

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

A detailed look at bass scales. Learn about what a scale is, what kinds of scales there are, and the terminology used to talk about them. Find out how to play scales on the bass and learn about different finger patterns and hand positions.



Learn to Play 'Bingo' on Guitar

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Learn to play the children's song BINGO on guitar. Includes lyrics, chords and performance tips.



9 Ukulele Chords You Should Know

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

A brief ukulele lesson outlining how to play a simple C major chord



How Can You Learn the Basics of Classical Guitar?

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

This column focuses on beginning to play classical guitar for those unfamiliar with the genre. Includes links to free sheet music, and much more.



Learn to Play 'Hokey Pokey' on Guitar

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Learn to play the children's song Hokey Pokey on guitar. Includes chords, lyrics, performance tips and a brief history of the song.



Learn to Play 'London Bridge is Falling Down'...

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Learn how to play London Bridge is Falling Down on the guitar. Here is the guitar tab and chords to play London Bridge is Falling Down on the guitar.



Read Up about the History of the Guitar

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Are you doing a research paper on the history of the guitar. Here's an article that will help you learn about the history of the Guitar.



Parts of the Bass Guitar - Overview

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Learn about the parts of the bass guitar. Find out what each different part of the bass does.



How to Overcome Dead and Muffled Strings

2017-02-28T11:37:38Z

Having problems getting your guitar chords to ring? Dead or muffled strings getting you down? Take a look at these tips, which should have your guitar chords ringing sweetly in no time.