Blog, Articles & Guides for Learning Guitar
If you are looking to improve your guitar playing, or get some more advice on helping your child learn to play guitar.
Some of our articles or blog posts may help to inspire some ideas.
Often times we think we know something, and still learn something new when reading it at a different time with a different perspective.
I hope you find something that helps you here.
Ever wondered what Maxwell’s Silver Hammer was all about?
If you pay close attention to the lyrics, you might be surprised the song tells the story about a serial killer, who kind-a kills every person he meets. Yeah, that’s what it’s about.
Learning to fingerpick an acoustic guitar is a rewarding experience. Finger-picking takes more skill than strumming regular guitar chords. Here are some tips to help you with your fingerstyle guitar.
Eric Clapton is one of the most enduring guitar players of all-time. His career as a guitar player spans more than fifty years.
As a new guitar player or student, you may experience frustration at the amount of finger pain you experience while learning guitar. Some individuals try to learn guitar using guitar finger protectors.
George Harrison and Eric Clapton were best mates. But sometimes, a girl can come between best mates. Things can get ugly in such a love triangle. But in this case, apparently, it does not.
When you get older, you often have some free time for hobbies. People over the age of 50 often take up hobbies such as fishing, golf, they go traveling, and so on. A lot of people don’t think hobbies such as playing a musical instrument are possible after the age of 50. I want to show you that you can play the guitar and learn at any age.
You may have heard of the Les Paul. It’s a type of electric guitar made by Gibson and named after a man — Les Paul.
Les Paul (Lester William Polsfuss) was born in 1915, in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He was a prolific musician and an inventor.
Once you have learned your basic chords on the guitar, it’s time to try new techniques. One of the most common techniques is called fingerpicking.
One of the hardest chords to learn as a beginner is the F chord. New players struggle to play this chord effectively. This guide will show you how to master the F chord, so you don’t struggle with it.
You’ve probably heard about the Les Paul.
The Les Paul is one of Gibson’s popular trademark electric guitars. Eric Clapton’s Les Paul was a 1959 Cherry Sunburst with a thin neck, twin black humbuckers on the bridge, and twin white humbuckers on the body.
Have you heard the story about Eric Clapton’s guitar being stolen? It was a 1959 – 60 Gibson Les Paul Cherry Sunburst. This Les Paul was one of the first guitars Eric Clapton owned.
Lots of people want to learn how to play blues guitar, but they don’t know where to start. Playing blues is a lot easier than you think. It’s an easy style to play, but like most musical styles, it is difficult to master. Here’s how you can get started playing blues guitar and what you need to know.
You need a few skills if you want to play blues guitar solos. Many players approach blues in the wrong way. This guide will help you get used to playing these sorts of solos, so they sound amazing.
You may not think that guitar playing can impact your mental health in a positive way, but it can. Playing guitar has several positive impacts on how you feel. Here is how the instrument will improve your mental health.
There is something special about seeing live music. I was fortunate in my youth to see quite a few concerts. This was one of my major inspirations for playing my guitar. I got a lot out of these shows end I have good memories from these concerts that I went to. Here is how going to live shows inspired me to play my guitar.
One of the hardest things to play, especially for new guitar players, is barre chords. These need a lot of finger strength as well as patience when you are first learning them. This guide will show you how to play barre chords and make it easier for you to learn them.
If you’ve been playing guitar for some time, you might want to get on stage and start jamming. This can be intimidating for a first-timer, but it doesn’t have to be. This guide will show you what you need to do to be successful in the jam session.
Many young children want to play guitar. The problem is that a lot of them have difficulty practicing their instrument once they come home from their lessons. As a parent, you can do a few things to ensure that they practice and get the most out of their music lessons.
Once you have learned a few guitar chords, it’s possible to start writing your first songs. It may seem like it’s a complex process, but really it’s not. This short guide will show you how to write your first song.
This short guide will get you used to strumming your guitar. Strumming is one of the key concepts you need to learn on the guitar.
When your first learning guitar, open position chords are some of the first chords that you’ll learn. A lot of beginner guitar players struggle with these chords. Here are some tips to make it easier for you to discover them.
Many guitar players want to learn how to sing and play guitar at the same time. Some think that this is impossible. The truth is that most people can learn to sing and play the guitar together.
I began taking guitar lessons at age fifteen. There were several things I learned while taking guitar lessons. Here is what you can expect when you take lessons.
Many guitar players end up quitting the guitar.
Some of them do this after taking a few lessons.
Others have been playing for a few years and put the guitar away in the closet.
Here is what you should do if you feel like quitting the guitar and why you might want to give it a second chance.
Many people think they are too old to learn the guitar. Some of these individuals are still young. They may be in their late twenties or early thirties.
Playing the electric guitar is easier than playing an acoustic guitar for beginners. Why does a beginner find an electric guitar easier?
Having a basic knowledge of music is enough for you to be a supportive parent. One who is able to help your child succeed at guitar. Find out how here.
Getting started with learning the acoustic guitar doesn’t have to be overcomplicated. It should be fun and be an exciting journey to explore. Find out how.
Learning guitar can just be learning some basic chords, copying some songs. Even playing by ear. But how does music theory help you?
There are a few guitar accessories that will save you time and headache. You don’t have to buy all of thes at once, but you might find them helpful.