Learn how to play chords on guitar with this complete guide for beginners.
In this lesson you’ll learn how to strum guitar chords. Audio examples have been provided so that you can hear how the chords sound when being strummed.
Guitar strings notes chart, tab and notation: everything you need to learn the notes of the guitar fretboard. Part of our Guitar Basics series. Continue reading
This article will show you how to hold a guitar pick and also explains basic picking technique.
Although there is no official ‘right way to hold a guitar pick’, we’ll show you a good basic technique that you can use, and if necessary adapt, to find a style that works for you.
Read on to find out more…
In the eighth and final part of Guitar Command’s ‘Learn Guitar In Two Months‘ series of lessons, we look at two techniques that you can use to create your own easy guitar riffs.
Power chords and arpeggios are both widely-used techniques that can be used to create guitar parts for songs.
In this lesson we’ve provide a basic introduction to each technique. This will allow you to experiment with power chords and arpeggios in your own music. Continue reading
Easy Barre Chords
Guitar bar chords (also called ‘barre chords’) allow you to play chords all over the guitar neck. This means that you are not limited to playing solely in open position. Lesson 7 in Guitar Command’s ‘Learn To Play Guitar In Two Months‘ series introduces easy barre chords that can be played at different positions on the guitar neck. Continue reading
This lesson will show you how to play easy guitar solos. So far we’ve covered the basics of guitar playing, including simple chords and single note melody lines.
We’ve also covered reading guitar TABs and have briefly touched on learning to read music.
Playing guitar solos requires a new skill: improvisation.
When you’re improvising a guitar solo you’re not playing music that’s been written out by someone else. It may sound easy, but (unless you’re playing avant-garde free jazz) there are still rules to follow.
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.
Tab is an alternative to music notation. It shows 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! Continue reading
Part three of Guitar Command’s ‘Learn Guitar In Two Months‘ series covers strumming patterns for guitar.
In the previous lesson, Simple Guitar Chords, we found out how to play chords using a very basic strumming pattern. In this lesson we introduce three more chords, and bring them to life with some new strumming patterns.
At the end of the lesson, we’ve provided some sample chord progressions so you can practice what you have learned! Continue reading
Simple Guitar Chords And How To Play Them
This lesson is part of the ‘Play Guitar In Two Months‘ series of articles, although it is also written to be a stand-alone lesson too. The aim of the lesson is to show you how to play simple guitar chords. If you read through the directions and work hard you should be able to achieve this quite easily. More information on playing chords is available here: How To Play Guitar Chords.
Simple Guitar Chords