What’s the Best Guitar to Learn to Play on?

This is one of the first questions any new guitarist asks themselves when they want to learn to play guitar. And it's easy to answer once you have thought about what sort of music you want to play. Imagine that you are going hiking. Which boots will you need? What sort of terrain will you be walking over? Finding your first guitar is truly easy. If you follow my few tips and answer the questions honestly to yourself then you won't have any...

Best Free Online Guitar Lessons

I'm so excited because this morning I did my 100th free live lesson and it was soooo much fun! Who would have thought that you could learn guitar in a group lesson? Chatting with other guitarists from around the world. If you are a beginner guitarist and can play a few chords. Or even an intermediate guitarist playing some lead the best free online guitar lessons are just a click away. What You Will Learn For Free? The notes on the Fretboard...

Jump Start Your Guitar Playing

NINE TIPS FOR JUMP STARTING YOUR PLAYING Choose a guitar that you want to play Set up your guitar space for easy access Clip a tuner to your guitar Have your computer and printouts close Plan ahead what you want to practice Choose a song Bookmark the YouTube of the original Draw out new chords Find Tabs for fills and lead rifts 1. Choose a guitar you want to play I know this sounds obvious but you need to want to play the guitar you have sitting...

Guitar Chords You Should Know

No matter how long you have been playing you will find that everyone starts with simple guitar chords and builds on that knowledge over time. In guitar chords you should know, I am going to add chords over time that are covered in the songs that I am listing. This way you can click on the link in the song posts to look at the simplest chords for that song altogether in one place. But as you become more confident as a guitarist, try and learn...

Guitar Songs For Girls #2 – SUNRISE

This is another exciting song to share with you the budding singer/guitarist. Guitar songs for girls #2 is Norah Jones SUNRISE, it is an easy guitar song for girls to play. It has a tricky tempo as you will find as you try the chords with the YouTube recording but don't hesitate to find your own strumming pattern.  Or Slow it right down and pick the strings, make it your own. YouTube is only a guide in case you don't know the song. Watch and...

Are You a Frustrated Guitarist?

We all get frustrated when we are learning. If you are a frustrated guitarist, now is the time to find a solution. I've been playing for over 40 years and have found a few ideas to keep myself practicing and enjoying my guitar. First, we need to identify why. 4 REASONS WHY YOU AREN'T PLAYING YOUR GUITAR Why don't you play? 1. My guitar sounds terrible - This can be a problem for several reasons. Some guitars, no matter how expensive can slip out...

Strumming Patterns For Guitar

No matter when you start playing the guitar one key element of playing any song will be strumming. The best time to learn and perfect strumming patterns for the guitar is when you first begin playing but if that is not the case, it's time to start today. Ever wondered why some people sound boring when they play a song? This seems to be the way at amateur concerts. I don't know about you but it makes me want to run away, even when I care for the...

Guitar Songs For Girls – DESPERADO

Guitar songs for girls - DESPERADO is designed to help you create a repertoire of mixed popular songs to perform for family, friends and professionally. If you want to be a great guitarist/singer you need to learn songs. Everyone has to start somewhere. So now that you have decided to learn a song. Which one should you start with? It will depend on your voice and what sort of vocal range that you have but you can always put a capo on the neck of...

How to Play in Time on Guitar?

Many new musicians have a problem with learning to play in time with the music. This is an understandable problem that comes from playing very slowly. We all stumble when we first start playing. But it is one of the most important parts of being a musician, that you learn how to play in time on guitar from the very beginning. This is a skill you need to learn! When you play with joy, it shows! I'm going to show you two ways that I have used in...

3 Steps to begin learning the guitar

So you have a dream of being a guitarist and playing the songs that you love. Sounds easy enough. The good news is that it really can be that easy and fun. You just need to do a little planning before you actually use the 3 steps to begin learning the guitar - starting the right way. Take a moment to close your eyes and imagine yourself in a year. Paint the picture in your mind of you playing for someone. Someone who will encourage you. You...