Category: guitar instruction

How to Hold The Guitar

It may seem obvious, but how you hold the guitar is important. First because proper posture helps you avoid getting a sore back and neck. And second, because it helps you play better. Here’s a little video describing some of the more obvious points about holding a guitar. Go here for more Tips for New

Guitar Crash Course for Guitar beginners

This is a Crash Course in how to play the guitar. This course shows you how to play melodies and chords and will give you an introduction and a bit of exposure to reading standard musical notation – “reading music”. The course includes 10 lessons and moves you step by step. It starts at basics

Practicing Scales is Not All About Theory

It is very common to criticize music instructors who emphasize exercises and scales for new students. Probably because many students are not patient enough to work through and acquire the skills needed to actually play stuff on their instrument. While granting that often the right balance isn’t struck, the simple fact is new players are

Is Music Theory Necessary for New Guitar Players?

Many guitar players can go a long way and be effective players without knowing much actual guitar theory. That’s pretty clear if you just watch guitar players. By “actual” guitar theory I mean having a formal understanding of how scales work, how chords are related, how to read traditional music notation, etc., etc. But it