How to write your first guitar riff

Are you able to play some of your favorite guitar riffs but find it hard to come up with your own? This lesson will show you that to get started writing your first guitar riff is probably easier than what you may have thought. That if you can play other musician’s riffs on guitar – […]

How to Sing And Play Guitar At the Same Time

  Have you ever wanted to play guitar and sing with confidence? If so, keep reading to discover how you can make your musical dream a reality. Many people can sing at least decently. Many people can play guitar, or at least a few chords. However, when trying to combine the two, many people struggle […]

The Art of Practicing Guitar

One of the main reasons many people quit learning guitar (or refrain from starting in the first place) is that they consider the time they spend practicing as stressful. Rather than fun, they see it as a chore they have to do each day, or for a certain amount of days each week, in order […]

5 irrational fears that keep people from learning guitar

If you have just started playing guitar, or if you are in the process of considering it, you have quite likely encountered one or more of these fears. I had some of these irrational fears myself. If you fear any of what you’ll read below, I have good news for you. What you’re afraid of […]

Is learning to read standard notation worth the effort?

Should you learn to read standard music notation (notes written on a music staff) or should you just rely on tablature (a simpler way of reading guitar music)? Guitarists have debated this issue for ages. Some argue that the use of tablature (or tabs as they are more commonly known) makes learning to read music […]

Should Rock Guitar Players Learn Music Theory?

James Hetfield, Metallica’s singer, songwriter and of course, guitar player has made reference to his lack of formal knowledge of music theory many a time in interviews and elsewhere. He does mention being taught some theory by the late Cliff Burton, but it’s unlikely he spent time in a class spelling out the relative minor […]