The song “Greensleeves” is very familiar and very old. Its origins have been traced back more than 300 years.. Here it is for you aspiring guitar players. For different keys and notation for various parts go to Practice Tracks.
Here are some different ways to play the F chord at the (more or less) open position. As I mention in the video, the F chord is important because it is the IV chord for the key of C, and many songs happen to be in the key of C. I suppose the primary reason
The Guitar Play Along Program is for Waterloo Region kids 10-14, but the lockdowns this spring have made it necessary to take it online. So the Play Guitar Play Along Program for brand new guitar players is now available online. And it’s available FREE to new guitar players of all ages. The focus is on
I suggested in another post that using a capo can be disorienting and confusing because there are so many different configurations. In this post I suggest a way to limit and make sense of the capo. My first and most important suggestion is to limit your use of the capo to just two shapes: the
This article is written from the perspective of a guitar player asking: “Do I need a capo to play this song?” As I suggest in another post, the capo should only be used in a limited way. Finding the key is the first step. Most popular or traditional songs are written in a key that
As you probably already know the capo allows you to change keys without having to learn chords and note positions associated with the new key. For example, if a song is being played in the key of B you can either learn that key, (yuk!) or you can put a capo on fret 4 and
The Guitar Play Along Program is for Waterloo Region kids 10-14. The focus is on learning guitar basics and learning how to play along with familiar songs. To a large degree it is based on our Free Online Guitar Course called 4 Skills for New Guitar Players. The program is FREE for eligible kids. Enrollment
Here’s a quiz about the places of origin of some famous musical artists, composers, and bands. You may not be familiar with some of these artists, but that’s OK. Give it your best shot. We’re after the town and state/province or country.
The term “folk music” refers to music “of the people” that is created and played or sung by common folk of various countries around the world. Traditional folk music is usually differentiated from modern or contemporary folk music. Traditional folk songs are usually of unknown origin, usually have evolved over time, and are often passed