Category: guitar instruction

Getting to the Next Stage with the Guitar

Guitar is an easy instrument to learn. Or maybe not. It depends how far you want to go with it. Lots of new guitar players learn two or three chords along with a basic strum pattern, and are playing along with simple songs after just a week or two of practice. This is what I

The 7 Fret Rule

Octave Patterns on the Guitar Fretboard Here are several factors you need to understand about the guitar to appreciate the Octave Patterns on the Guitar Fretboard. First, each fret raises (or lowers) the pitch of a string by a semi-tone. Second, there are 12 semi-tones in an octave. So the 12th fret is the Octave

Outline for a Crash Course for Brand New Guitar Players

A crash course for teaching brand new guitar players how to play the instrument would strip away all the talk and get right to the basics. It would focus on getting the student to play melodies (and eventually chords) as quickly as possible. It would also teach  just enough “theory” to allow the student to progress to the next