Scales are essential tools for all kinds of music, used for creating melodies, solos, and building chords. There are many kinds of scales, but they are just a way to organize and think about a particular set of notes. Many beginners wonder what scale they should learn first on guitar. This post will introduce you to a couple of ways to play a good scale for beginners to start … [Read more...] about First Scale to Learn on Guitar
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Are you learning to play guitar and trying to decide what guitar chords you should learn first? This batch of chords is an excellent place to start because they are used often, and I like to start here because the shapes build off each other as you learn them. How to read the diagrams These chord diagrams are written as if you’d set your guitar on a stand and … [Read more...] about Main Guitar Chords to Learn First
You are ready to start playing guitar, but are you wondering what do you need to start playing an electric guitar? There are many guitars and gear options online. The brick-and-mortar shops are full of excellent guitars and an overwhelming assortment of amps and other gear. So, you look for advice. But everyone has an opinion, and they think the best choices for … [Read more...] about What Do You Need to Start Playing Electric Guitar?
Are you trying to find a great music theory book made just for guitar players? I've looked at the best on the market -- some old standards and some exciting, newer books -- to help you find what you need to take your next step as a guitarist and a musician. Search the Internet, and you will end up with over 1,000 suggested titles. It's overwhelming. Sure, you know it's … [Read more...] about Best Book for Guitar Music Theory
There is something oddly satisfying about admiring the calluses that develop on your fingers after a particularly long session of playing. While many guitar players do not seem to mind them, they sure can be a nuisance when you are trying to use your fingers for pretty much any other activity. So is it true that they are permanent? What are some of the things you can do to … [Read more...] about Are Guitar Calluses Permanent?