So…you’ve just bought your first guitar? Now where do we go? This lesson covers the basics of what you should be learning on day one.
Guitar Lessons for Absolute Beginners
Start playing guitar as quickly and painlessly as possible. These lessons cover topics from holding your guitar to basic strumming and your first chords. When you reach the end of these lessons, we’ll gladly help you figure out what to learn next, because nobody stays an absolute beginner forever.
When a guitar string rings without any fingers down on the fretboard, we call that an “open” string. An open string is allowed to ring freely and will sound for a while if it is not muted (the word for using your hand to stop the ringing of the strings). Open chords are the chords […]
How you hold your guitar can make a big difference on how quickly you make progress learning to play. David Hodge gives you a few tips to help you out.
Guitarists nowadays think of rhythm in terms of “up” and “down,” the motions of strumming, instead of thinking of rhythm in much simpler terms – numbers and counting. In this, the first of a series of four articles, we begin to hone our strumming techniques so that any rhythmic pattern will be within our grasp.
Part two in our explanation of standard notation. Now you know what the are, it’s time to learn what else music notation can teach you. Timing is everything.
Stringing and cleaning your guitar is something you will need to do periodically. Here is a step by step lesson on how to do it properly.
A quick guide to reading music notation. This is something that many of you have asked for. It is also something that any and every serious musician needs.
How many of you really understand the importance of proper posture? This article takes a look at proper guitar posture and its effect on your playing.