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Guitar All-In-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you need help with finger placement on your guitar, use tablature (tab) and fingerboard diagrams. Practice playing the most common open-position chords on your guitar to get that “jangly” sound, and [more…]

11 Must-Have Blues Guitar Albums

Enrich your listening life with the sound of the blues. Not sure which blues-guitar recordings to begin with? Here are eleven of the greatest albums, which include a mix of artist-specific and genre recordings [more…]

10 Ways to Put Guitar Theory into Practice

Knowing guitar theory is one thing — applying it is another. To become a strong guitar player, you have to practice and play. This article includes suggestions to help you implement an understanding of [more…]

7 Legendary Rock Guitarists You Should Know

Certain guitarists have made their mark on the world of guitar so that any guitarist who comes along after them has a hard time escaping their legacy. Here is a handful of some of the rock guitar greats [more…]

Tales of 4 Great Classical Guitarists

You might know their music, but how about the lives of superlative guitarists? This article offers some brief background stories on four of the greatest classical guitarists ever. [more…]

10 Ways to Maximize Guitar Practice

Whether you have scads of time for guitar practice or are forced to shoehorn precious musical moments with your instruments into a hectic schedule, your goal should be to maximize the efficiency of your [more…]

4 Reasons for Using a Capo on Your Guitar

A capo is a device that clamps down across the fingerboard at a particular fret on a guitar. Capos can operate by means of elastic, springs, or even threaded bolts, but they all serve the same purpose [more…]

How to Find the Correct Fret for Barre Chords on Your Guitar

Most movable barre chords on the guitar are either E-based, meaning they get their names from the notes you play on the 6th (low E) string, or A-based, [more…]

4 Essential Guitar Effects

After you master the techniques of playing chords and notes smoothly and cleanly on the guitar, you can turn your attention to the external processing of your sound through effects — those magical little [more…]

10 Iconic Guitars

No musical instrument offers a greater variety of appearance, function, and sound than a guitar. Whether it’s the quietly elegant Ramirez, the smoothly debonair D’Angelico, or the raucously funky Telecaster [more…]

5 Positions of the F Minor Pentatonic Scale When Playing Guitar

The pentatonic minor scale is the principal scale used in rock and blues guitar soloing. As its name implies, it consists of five notes (unlike common major and minor scales, which consist of seven notes [more…]

Guitar For Dummies Cheat Sheet

On this Cheat Sheet, you find handy reference material that you can print and place conveniently in your practice area. Included are an explanation of guitar notation as it translates to actually playing [more…]

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