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Guitar Tablature: "Simple Gifts"

"Simple Gifts" is a traditional Shaker dance song that is well known and very recognizable, in part because its melody has been used in a number of other musical pieces, most notably Aaron Copland's [more…]

How to Add Guitar Articulation with Hammer-Ons

You can use hammer-ons to add articulation to your guitar playing. Articulation refers to how you play and connect notes. Articulation gives your music expression and enables you to make your guitar talk [more…]

Different Hammer-On Techniques to Add Variety to Your Guitar Articulation

You can use a number of different hammer-on techniques to add more variety to your guitar articulation. Each technique provides a slightly different feel to the way you play and connect your notes. Try [more…]

How to Add Guitar Articulation with Pull-Offs

A pull-off is a guitar articulation technique that enables you to connect notes more smoothly. It enables you to play two consecutive descending notes by picking only once with the right hand and, as the [more…]

How to Attach Nylon Strings to the Tuning Post of an Acoustic Guitar

To string a guitar, any guitar, the first step is to secure one end of the string to the bridge. Once the strings are securely attached to the bridge, you can focus your attention on the headstock. On [more…]

Different Pull-Off Techniques to Add Variety to Guitar Articulation

A pull-off is a guitar articulation technique that enables you to connect notes more smoothly. In addition to the standard pull-off, there are a variety of different pull-off techniques that you can learn [more…]

How to Add Guitar Articulation with Slides

A slide is a guitar articulation technique in which you play a note and then move your left-hand finger along the string to a different fret. This technique enables you to connect two or more notes smoothly [more…]

Removing Old Guitar Strings

Obviously, to put on a new guitar string, you have to remove the old one. This should be done whenever the strings start to show wear and tear or are difficult to tune. The quickest method is to simply [more…]

How to Attach a Steel String to the Bridge of an Acoustic Guitar

Once you've removed the old strings, you’re ready to put on a new one. The methods for stringing a guitar diverge slightly, depending on the type of guitar you have. Fortunately, steel-string acoustic [more…]

How to Attach Steel Strings to the Tuning Post of an Acoustic Guitar

Once the steel strings are securely attaching to the bridge pin, you can focus your attention on the headstock. The steps for attaching steel strings to the tuning post of an acoustic guitar are slightly [more…]

Stretching Out and Tuning Up New Guitar Strings

Once you secure the new strings to your acoustic guitar, you need to get the new strings tuned up. As the string draws tight, hear the string come up to pitch. The easiest way to tune the new strings is [more…]

How to Attach a Nylon String to the Bridge of an Acoustic Guitar

Once you've removed a guitar's old strings, you’re ready to put on new ones. The methods for stringing a guitar diverge slightly, depending on the type of guitar you have and the type of strings you use [more…]

How to Restring an Electric Guitar with a Floyd Rose Bridge

Restringing an electric guitar fitted with a Floyd Rose bridge system takes a little longer than it does on a regular electric, but if you plan to do a lot of whammy bar work, a Floyd Rose is well worth [more…]

How to Restring an Electric Guitar

Electric guitarists need to change their strings more often than do acoustic guitarists. Because of this, electric guitars are built with hardware that makes the process of changing strings very quick [more…]

How to Restring an Electric Guitar that Has String Retainers

Electric guitarists need to change their strings more often than do acoustic guitarists. Because of this, electric guitars are built with hardware that makes the process of changing strings very quick [more…]

Guitar Tablature: “Look for the Silver Lining” by Jerome Kern

"Look for the Silver Lining" on guitar makes great use of inside chords. Jerome Kern wrote “Look for the Silver Lining” for an all-but-forgotten musical called [more…]

How to Clean Your Guitar

The simplest type of guitar maintenance is cleaning. You should clean your guitar regularly or, at the least, every time it gets dirty. Keeping your guitar clean involves removing dirt and grime from all [more…]

Guitar Tablature: “Swing Thing”

"Swing Thing" employs some typical jazz moves in both the rhythm and lead. You will find a wide range of jazz techniques: extended chords, altered chords, inside and outside chords, chord substitutions [more…]

Guitar Tablature: “Romanza”

“Romanza” is a simple, arpeggiated, piece of guitar sheet music in the classical style that gives you an opportunity to accentuate the melody notes with rest strokes [more…]

Guitar Tablature: "Freight Train"

"Freight Train" is a short folk guitar piece that employs a technique known as a bass run. This technique is a single-note line — played by the thumb — that leads to the next chord and serves to break [more…]

Guitar Tablature: "House of the Rising Sun"

"The House of the Rising Sun" is traditional American folk song that tells the tale of a wasted life in New Orleans. The most famous version was recorded in 1964 by the English rock group The Animals. [more…]

Guitar Tablature: "The Cruel War Is Raging"

"The Cruel War is Raging" is an American folk song about a soldier during the Civil War. To play “The Cruel War Is Raging” on guitar, you need to know how to play the “lullaby” pattern; how to finger basic [more…]

Guitar Tablature: "Gospel Ship"

Hammer-ons, pull-offs, and bass runs are an important part of the Carter style of gutiar playing, as you see in this arrangement, loosely based on the traditional song “Gospel Ship.” To play “Gospel Ship” [more…]

Guitar Tablature: "All My Trials"

The song "All My Trials" was a social protest folk song during 1950s and 1960s. To play “All My Trials” on guitar, you need to know how to play a Travis-style accompaniment; how to play hammer-ons; and [more…]

Guitar Tablature: "Chicago Shuffle"

B.B. King once said, “I have a right to sing the blues,” and if you’re ready to try playing a couple of authentic blues songs, you have that right too! As you first attempt to play the [more…]

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