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Here are some free guitar lessons, articles and other resources to help you with mindset, technique, practicing, motivation and a number of other topics. Enjoy them, and implement!

A Good Way To Understand Rhythm Notation

A Good Way To Understanding Rhythm Notation Ever thought to yourself ,is rhythm notation is important to learn? Today I’m going to talk about how to understand certain rhythm notations. First, let’s talk about quarter notes, a quarter note is a note that has a value of one beat. Here is an example of what …

Major Guitar Teaching Mistakes Great Teachers Don’t Make

Big Guitar Teaching Mistakes That Great Teachers Don’t Make It is important to work with the best guitar teacher possible to ensure you don’t waste time learning from someone who doesn’t get you the results you want in your playing. Additionally, when you take lessons from a mediocre teacher, you put yourself at risk of …

Your first Steps On Guitar PT 1: Playing Basic Songs

Your first Steps On Guitar PT 1: Playing Basic Songs By Chris Glyde When it comes down to it, your goals will determine the subjects that you will need to focus on. So, if you’re a beginner guitar player, the best thing you can do is to create a mental image of what it is that you …

Using Chromatic Passing Tones In Your Lead Playing

Using Chromatic Passing Tones In Your Lead Playing By Matt Chanway Playing lead guitar is one of the most fun things out there. Especially as you begin to get a handle on some scales and some common lead techniques, you can really start to wow people with the music that you create through lead improvisation. …

How to Learn a Guitar Solo

How to Learn a Guitar Solo Have you been learning to play your electric guitar but haven’t tried to play a guitar solo yet? It can be intimidating to learn your first guitar solo. There are a few things that you need to keep in mind. This guide will help you master that first solo …

Improvising In Different Keys With The Major Scale

Improvising In Different Keys With The Major Scale by Marco von Baumbach   Are you one of the people who have learned the major scale without being told how to use it to actually make music, or you can only use it in one specific key (probably C major)?   If that sounds familiar to you, …

How to Write Music When You Can’t Play an Instrument

How to Write Music When You Can’t Play an Instrument By Chris Glyde Obviously, not playing an instrument makes it a bit harder to write music, so if you can learn an instrument, I would suggest at least taking up basic piano. That being said, this article is going to operate under the premise that …

3 Methods To Tune Your Guitar

3 Methods To Tune Your Guitar If you have started to play the guitar or are thinking of playing guitar, one of the most important things to do is make sure that your guitar is in tune. You will not be able to play the songs you like (and have it sound any good) if …

Organise Your Fretboard Knowledge To Play Any Song

Organize your fretboard knowledge to play any song Let‘s assume that you have left the beginner stage of playing guitar and know the most common bar chord shapes for major and minor. There are a lot of articles about those shapes so I will brush over these and show them below. What comes next is …

5 instant fixes to help you with your strumming

5 instant fixes to help you with your strumming Are you trying the sound of your strumming and it just isn’t sounding right?  Are you getting frustrated at how it doesn’t feel natural to you when you are strumming? It doesn’t come across as effortless like other guitar players you see?  Lots of beginner guitar …