There’s a little bit of everything in this lesson, from easy arpeggios and strumming to some basic Travis style finger picking patterns. As always, David picks the song apart into small pieces that even many beginners can get with some concerted practice. Have fun learning this Harry Chapin classic!
Learn how to play acoustic or electric guitar. We have lessons on everything and anything to do with guitar. We’ve even got stuff for bass players, 12 string guitars, banjo pickers, ukulele lovers and all of you beautiful misunderstood lefties.
Voice leading, a vital component of harmony and composing, should be part of every guitarist’s technique. Here’s a great introduction to this musical topic.
Here are some great tips for you to improve on your basic music notation reading skills in order to become better (and quicker!) at sight reading.
Tom Hess discusses how to improve your 7-string guitar playing by using the unique aspects of the instrument to guide you and to help improve your skills.
In Part 2 of Jim Bowley’s introduction to basic music theory, you’ll create the Major Scale, possibly the most important musical knowledge you can learn!
Nick Minnion discusses the three basic levels of playing and how being able to read notation affects one’s ability to become a better guitarist.
Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffet doesn’t take long to learn. We only need three chords and even a relative beginner will be able to impress their friends.
Dan Lasley shares a fun lesson with us. It’s a bass lesson to accompany our easy guitar song lesson on Van Morrison’s Moondance.