Music Genres and Styles

Guitar music covers a wide variety of genres and styles – from rock to pop, country and blues, Christian music and jazz. These articles explore each genre from the guitarists point of view.

A Punk Primer

A Punk Primer

Punk music is generally loud, fast, and distorted. And that means you’ll be playing power chords almost all of the time.

Finding A Latin Groove – Part 1

Guitar Noise is pleased to welcome Peter Simms back to our pages. Peter’s got a new chord melody for you with a distinctive Latin feel to it. Get ready to provide both the bass and chordal rhythm/melody and to give your fingers (and thumb!) a workout.

No Stairway

No Stairway

Setting aside Stairway to Heaven, so many Led Zeppelin songs can lead you to a higher musical level. Here’s a look at some different genres in the band’s music.

A Celtic Air

A Celtic Air

A popular reader request is a lesson on how to get a Celtic sounding guitar style. This lesson has more than a few ideas to achieve that sound.

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