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The Musical Staff

The musical staff is a visual notation tool that allows music to be written onto paper.  Or the computer screen, in our case! We will be concentrating on the treble clef staff in this lesson which is the one that guitar music is written on. The treble staff has 5 horizontal lines with four spaces […]

How to Tune The Guitar

This next lesson in our continuing series on How To: Guitar is on how to tune the guitar. The most important thing to remember about tuning a guitar: A properly tuned guitar allows you to play with other people and other instruments such as piano and horns and lets you play traditional arrangements of popular […]

Best Guitar Players Ever!

For this lesson on How To: Guitar, I want to talk about some of the best guitar players ever that I would definitely suggest you listen on your how to play guitar journey.  Everyone has favorite guitarists, and the guitarists on this list are some of mine.  In addition to these guitarists, I strongly urge […]

History of the Guitar

 History of the Instrument! The earliest known 6-string (acoustic) guitar that is very similar to those we are familiar with today dates back to the late 1700′s. However, many related instruments go back at least 5000 years. The electric guitar was introduced in the mid 1900′s and quickly gained popularity. Guitar playing has therefore developed […]


New Students Welcome! As a new student of the guitar, it is important to familiarize yourself thoroughly with the basic concepts and theories of playing the guitar. From these concepts and theories, you can begin to develop your own style and become a very good guitarist. Many people believe that the guitar can be self-taught […]