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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 […]

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 […]

Chord Diagrams

  For this lesson on How To Guitar, we are going to be looking at chord diagrams.  Chord diagrams are a visual representation that shows you the fingering and note placements in order to play chords on the guitar. These are relatively simple diagrams in a form of a box. How To Read Chord Diagrams […]

Notes of the Guitar

  For this lesson on How To Guitar, we are going to be looking at the notes of the guitar. The diagram on the right shows every single note on the guitar neck. You don’t have to memorize this right away, we will doing exercises in future lessons that will allow you to memorize all […]

Warming Up

  Proper warm up exercises and stretching are necessary to enjoy the playing of guitar in a safe and productive manner. The following exercises are designed to loosen up your fingers and allow you to learn proper technique. If you have problems with any of these exercises or notice any pain in your hands, stop […]

Basic Rock Rhythm

  This is a basic rock rhythm.  Even if you don’t play any notes or chords on the guitar, see if you can count out this exercise based on what you learned in the previous lessons on How To Guitar. Downstrokes You can play this rhythm using all downstrokes on the guitar.  This is accomplished […]

Counting and Timing

  For this lesson in our How To Guitar series, we are going to be learning counting and timing.  Counting and timing is essential in order to play with other people and could possibly be most important guitar lesson besides learning how to tune the guitar! Join a Band! In order to play the guitar […]

How to Read Guitar Tablature

  Thanks for continuing along in our How To: Guitar series. For this lesson, we are going to learn how to read guitar tablature. Guitar tablature (or guitar tab as it is commonly known) is simply a really easy way to write down guitar music.  Writing guitar music in tab makes it easier for other […]

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 […]