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How To Be a Better Guitarist

In this article on my How To Guitar blog, I’m going to discuss how to be a better guitarist. There are many ways to become a better guitarist, so I will only really focus on some methods that have made me a better guitarist over the years. Practice Regular practice is what will enable you […]

Beginner Guitar Lesson Books

If you are a beginner guitarist, you may find this article very useful. I have reviewed a variety of books in the course of learning how to play guitar, and teaching others how to play guitar. I am able to recommend the following books based on my actual experience with the books and books like […]

How to Play Crazy Train

In this lesson, I am going to show you how to play the main riff in Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne featuring Randy Rhoads on guitar. I’m talking about the main riff in the song, the one after the bass dominant intro and before the verse riff. This riff is a great riff for beginner […]

How to Play Iron Man

Black Sabbath’s Iron Man is one of the most classic guitar riffs of rock and heavy metal.  Many beginner guitarists start with simple guitar riffs like these.  In this lesson, I am going to show you how to play Iron Man, one of the first riffs I ever learned on guitar! Changing Positions Below, you’ll […]

Introductory Quiz

Power Chords

A bar chord is a chord that only includes the root (I) and the fifth (V) notes. Basic Power Chord   C5 Power Chord Common Power Chords Power Chord Exercise

Chord Progressions

Chord progressions are the chords, in order, that make up a riff, part or entire song.They are normally indicated using Roman Numerals which signify the chords place in the musical key of the song or piece. For a learning example, we are going to learn about one of the most popular chord progressions in all […]

Chord Chart

Now that you’ve become familiar with the chord and scale of C-Major, let’s begin to explore other chords that are within the Key of C. There are 7 of them including C-Major. One for each note in the scale. The following chord chart will show you the fretting and fingering of each chord. Learn how […]

Musical Keys

This lesson on the How To Guitar website is on musical keys. Musical keys are a music theory used to understand which chords, notes and scales can be playing during a section of music. Most modern popular songs have one key throughout the entire song however more technical music such as classical may have many […]

How To Play Guitar Chords

Welcome back to our How To Guitar lessons. For this lesson, we are going to learn how to play guitar chords. In our last lesson, we learned how to read a guitar chord diagram so for this lesson, we are going to learn how to play those diagrams on the actual guitar. First Chord We […]