One of the most common problems that new students come to me with is how to accurately play the rhythm notation written on a page. Figuring them out by ear comes into play here too. With a little knowledge and … Continue reading
In Beginning Chord Theory For Guitarists I showed you how to construct basic three note chords, get them on the fretboard, and understand their relationship to one another. In this post we’ll talk about how to read extended chord symbols, … Continue reading
When I was studying music as a kid, just the word “intervals” would make me groan. “Ah, crap… I get it. It’s the distance between two notes. Whooooo cares!?” But the longer I played, the more I realized that my … Continue reading
For a beginner guitarist, learning to play eighth notes can be a little confusing at first. But with a few quick little exercises you’ll be flying along with them in no time.
In your last lesson, “How To Read Guitar Notes For Beginners“, we talked about the different parts of the staff and how the pitch notations are used. One definition of music is that it’s sounds laid out over time. We’ve … Continue reading