If you are here, it means you are interested in getting started with some chord progressions. You probably heard from a friend or teacher that you should start out learning the note names and perhaps […]
These guitar lessons, exercises, and resources are intended to help beginner guitarists.
Question What are some of the biggest mistakes you see beginner guitar players make when learning: a) basic guitar chords and b) barre chords. Answer a. Every individual is different, but a common issue is […]
Upgrade your blues jamming with this classic blues ending that is suitable for beginners.
Improve your fretboard knowledge with this rut-breaking ladder exercise from my upcoming book on learning the fretboard. This exercise can be applied to any sequence of notes, such as a scale, mode, or arpeggio.
Question I started my music course this week and had to play a song from memory. I struggled to recall the chord progression without my safety net. Any advice on how to improve this please?
Have fun with this jazz lick using the altered scale. This lick was recorded by Roman Garcia.
Learn about beginner guitar amplifiers and my top recommendations. Amplifiers can change the sound of the guitar more than the guitar itself. Today’s beginner amps can model expensive tube amplifiers for pennies on the dollar. […]
This riff only uses four notes plus a couple 1/2 step bends. It has a nice funky blues edge to it. This riff was written and recorded by Charles Gervase.
This is an easy beginner version of silent night. It is played predominantly in the second position, with a shift to the fifth position in measure 17.
Learn beginner finger picking techniques and the song, House of the Rising Sun!
Learn strumming, alternate picking, and sweep picking in this lesson that covers an introduction to each.
This lesson will show you how to read chord diagrams, fretboard patterns, and rhythm charts. These diagrams are a perfect way to quickly communicate what you are playing with other guitarists and musicians.
Although, we love to listen to music, we need to be able to read and write it. This lesson show you how to read (and write) tablature and notation.
Learning the fretboard is a challenge that this lesson will help you tackle efficiently. Did you know that a 22-fret guitar contains 138 notes? It is a huge task that challenges both beginner and experienced guitarists. […]
Learn the fundamental and common beginner techniques that every guitarist must know.