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Guitar Command caters for guitarists of all abilities. Our articles cover everything from basic guitar lessons to jazz improvisation – there is something here for you whatever style of music you play.
Guitar Command features regular guitar articles, lessons, gear reviews and everything else you need to stay up to date with the guitar world. Don’t forget to subscribe using the box to the right of the page. Browse our latest articles below:
Latest Online Magazine Articles
The Pick Bag Turtle Pack
Having a pick slip out of your hand during a performance is highly embarrassing. Even if you manage to keep hold of it you usually have to stop playing to readjust your grip.
It’s something that seems to happen during the most important gigs or towards the end of an otherwise perfect take in the studio.
The Pick Bag is a simple invention to prevent this from happening. In this review, we test its effectiveness… Continue reading
In this guest post, musician and teacher David Morgan shares some music career advice, and asks if a career in music will make you as happy as you think it will… Continue reading
Easy Guitar Solos
This lesson will show you how to play easy guitar solos. So far we have covered the basics of guitar playing, including simple chords and single note melody lines. We have also covered reading guitar TABs and we have briefly touched on learning to read music.
Improvising guitar solos does not involve following music written out by someone else. When playing a guitar solo, you have to let your ears and musical knowledge guide you to the right notes. Continue reading
How To Read Music For Guitar Lesson
Lesson five in Guitar Command’s ‘Learn To Play Guitar In Two Months‘ series of lessons teaches you how to read music for guitar. It contains everything you need to know to start reading music, and covers the basics of music notation. Continue reading
Lesson four of Guitar Command’s ‘Learn To Play Guitar In Two Months‘ series of articles shows you how to read Tabs. Tabs show how music should be played on fretted instruments. Tab is easier to learn than standard musical notation, and is widely used among guitarists. So, if you’ve been following the series and you’re confident playing chords, now is the time to start reading guitar tabs!
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in TAB – The top line is the standard notation, the bottom line is TAB.
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Guitar Command started life as a guitar scales reference site for lead guitarists. Needless to say, our comprehensive reference section is one of the most visited areas of the site. Learn new guitar scales, arpeggios and chords and improve your playing. Start exploring here: Guitar Scales.
Guitar Backing Tracks & Publications
Guitar Backing Tracks By Guitar Command
Our popular guitar backing tracks are used by thousands of guitarists and bassists all around the world. Guitar Command Backing Tracks are available from iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and many other online stores. You can also download tracks directly from this site. Find out more about our guitar and bass backing tracks here: Guitar Backing Tracks. You can also listen to samples and play along yourself!
About Guitar Command Guitar Magazine
Our aim is to make Guitar Command the no.1 guitar magazine. We create guitar products to inspire and educate. GuitarCommand.com is a complete reference for all guitarists. Our contributors are jazz, classical, acoustic and electric guitarists who want to pass on their knowledge and love of the instrument and its music. So look around. Learn to command the guitar. Get ready to master the fretboard and be able to pull out a great solo or performance whenever you need to. It is our hope to inspire the next Bream, Williams, Metheny, Martino, Vai, Satriani, Jansch, Emmanuel, Zappa, Hammett, Hendrix, Clapton or Page.