How to Play Guitar for Beginners

how to play guitar for beginners

Learning to play the guitar is meant to be fun and exciting. Unfortunately, start Googling some beginner guitar tips and you might soon think otherwise. Beginner guitar content is often too focused on basic skills like holding a guitar, guitar anatomy, finger exercises, and restringing. And I don’t know about you, but I haven’t heard…

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How to Strum and Move Between Power Chords

power chord technique

I’m guessing you’re like me: You have a few favourite rock and metal songs… And you play them loud. Well, power chords are more or less the core of rock and metal music. This rather simple chord sounds so powerful, hence the name, and is capable of transforming a simple melody into a face melting…

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Songwriting Tips for Guitar Players

6 songwriting tips

Let’s face it: There’s hardly a better feeling than adding a new, original song to your repertoire. Unfortunately, the process of writing a song can be painstakingly difficult. But what if I told you that it doesn’t have to be so hard? What if there were some simple ways you could improve your songwriting and…

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Ukulele vs Guitar: Which One Should You Play?

guitars vs ukuleles

Choosing which instrument you’re going to learn is never easy. It’s an investment of both your time and money, and you want to make sure the instrument you pick is right for you. So if you’re stuck in your decision of ukulele vs guitar, how can you decide? Here’s the bottom line: I’m not here…

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How to Hold a Guitar Standing Up

how to hold a guitar standing up

Seems pretty easy doesn’t it? Holding a guitar standing up… Many new guitar players struggle with is, however with some proper instruction you can master it fairly quickly. Here I’m going to give you some useful tips so you can stop feeling uncomfortable in this position, and not only hold it properly while standing, but also…

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How to Tune a Guitar Manually

how to manually tune a guitar

There’s one universal truth when it comes to guitars of any type: A cheap, poorly made, but properly tuned guitar will sound much better than a super expensive one that is out of tune. It is just a matter of fact. Having your guitar in tune is the rule, the law, and the one thing you need…

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How to Memorize Guitar Strings

how to memorize guitar strings

There’s only six strings. If only you could memorize them, you’d be able to master any song, right? In a way that’s true: Memorizing the guitar strings is an important first step. But don’t worry, it’s easy. Once you master this, you’ll be able to move on to the really fun stuff. This short guide will…

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How to Teach Yourself Guitar

how to teach yourself guitar

Teaching yourself how to play guitar can be tough. Is it better to learn chords, tabs, strumming, or a whole song first? With the amount of information online these days, it’s hard to know where to start! However, once you have some clear guidelines to follow, you should be able to make some good progress. In this article, I…

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The Official Chord Buddy Review

Chordbuddy review

Who doesn’t like a shortcut? To save time, I’ll take the back-roads any day. But when it comes to learning guitar, shortcuts don’t work for everyone. So in this Chord Buddy review, we’ll figure out whether this approach is right for you, but also show you some more reliable alternatives. I want to explain exactly what you…

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Benefits of Alternate Guitar Tunings

benefits of alternate tunings

You’re looking up chords for your new favourite song. It’s in an alternate tuning… You give up and move on to something “less challenging”. What if I told you that alternate tuning can make playing your favourite song EASIER to play?! In fact, once you get started, you’ll get addicted to alternate tunings and you may…

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