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Learning guitar chords and scales in intervals of a fourth is a great way to understand the instrument. Especially since the guitar itself is tuned primarily in fourths.
Axe. Capo. '10-gauge' strings. It's customary for any aspiring guitarist to encounter such words and phrases when first starting to play. The goal of this Hub is to give the beginning Axe-smith a handy reference should...
My last hub, Too Much Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect, was about common injuries guitar players run the risk of getting due to over-practice. I did not, however, talk about practice itself. This Hub will discuss...
RSI, tendonitis, and dystonia affect many guitar players, often with disastrous results. Learn more about these injuries--hopefully before you experience one of them!
As a guitar player, is it better to be formally-taught or self-taught? This article explores the pros and cons of each path and reveals some startling similarities.
This article shows a very creative way to play the F Major family of chords on the guitar, over pedal tones based from the same key.
Choosing the right band members is essential for your band's survival.
This article explores some of the many ways guitar players can use their instruments to self-ear train. Also works great for teachers who want to test their students.
I'm seeing a lot of street-corner wisdom on the Web these days regarding the best ways to learn a song on the guitar. Rather than 'talk' this article through I'll present it in list-fashion since this is a hefty topic. ...
Guitar players have many choices regarding how they stand or sit while they practice or perform. This article explores the options available to guitar players of all levels.
The open D Major chord seems to be the most confusing for Beginners on guitar. I'm convinced it has something to do with its triangular shape (note-wise on the fretboard). And let's not even mention D7. But that's...
Big C Major (or C Grandé) is one note away from Open C Major, and is a nice alternative to that chord to have in your musical toolbox (if your C Major chord is shaky, go to my hub on that chord to polish it up). ...
The G Major "campfire" chord is the one you heard at summer sleep-away camp. Or maybe heard while watching a movie with a sleep-away camp scene in it (a horror movie? Not my cup of tea, but that's possible)....
So you want to reel in Big F. You know, the large F Major chord in first position...yep, the one requiring a full-neck barre (no, a full-neck barre is not a wrestling move. But if you haven't done this chord yet you'll...
Master the small F chord and its first fret barre after reading this article.
Knowing the names of the strings on the guitar is essential to playing the instrument. Memorization is key in this area, and can be fun, too!
Having trouble playing an open C Major Chord? No shame at all since all guitarists have had this problem at one time or another. Here's a quick and permanent way to overcome the I Can't Play an Open C Major Chord...