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How to Tune a Guitar
Learn how to tune your guitar to standard tuning.
How to Read Guitar Chord Diagrams
Learn how to read the guitar chord diagrams used on this site. Guitar Chord Diagrams show the notes to play a guitar chord and their location on the fretboard.
How to Read Guitar Scale Diagrams
Learn how to read the guitar scale diagrams used on this site. Guitar Scale Diagrams show the notes to play a guitar scale and their location on the fretboard.
How to Read Guitar Tabs
Guitar Tabs simplify learning guitar chords, scales and even full songs without having to learn to read standard music notation.
How to Play Guitar Chords
Learn the basic chord shapes for the guitar. These chords will help when you begin playing songs after a little practice. Learn how to play power chords, barre chords and the basic open chord forms with sound clips.
How to Play Guitar Scales
Learn guitar scales including Major, Minor Pentatonic and Major Pentatonic Scales. Scales will help you learn how chords are formed from the notes of the scale. After learning how to play scales you can also begin creating melodies from the notes of the scales.
A double stop is a guitar term for playing two notes at the same time. Double stops are used in various styles of guitar playing including the blues, rock, country, metal, and more.
The 12 Bar Blues
The 12 bar blues is a popular structure for blues and rock songs. The 12 bar blues tyically uses the I-IV-V chord progression.
Blues Guitar Turnarounds
Blues turnarounds are guitar licks that are typically played within the last 1 or 2 bars of the 12 bar blues and set up or "turnaround" the progression back to the first bar or to end the song.
Guitar Arpeggio Lessons
Arpeggios are notes from a chord played one note at a time, usually up or down in order. Unlike scales that contain some extra notes not always used to play a chord, arpeggios use only the notes found in a single chord. Arpeggios can be used to play solos or riffs and create a more harmonized sound when played over their matching chord form.
The CAGED Method
The CAGED method is very helpful in learning the notes chords on the entire fretboard. CAGED stands for the names of the chords used in the method (C - A - G - E - D).