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The Beginner’s Guide to the Musical Alphabet on Guitar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3PhHKSLLUE The First Step: Whole Steps and Half Steps A step is the smallest distance between two different notes. There are two types of steps, a whole step and a half step. They are played differently on other instruments, but on a guitar they are played as either skipping a ...

Practice & Theory

The Beginner’s Guide to the Musical Alphabet on Guitar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3PhHKSLLUE The First Step: Whole Steps and Half Steps A step is the smallest distance between two different ...

Four Bar Phrasing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaamWVW4bPs What is a Four Bar Phrase? A four bar phrase is the smallest measurable unit in musical ...

How to Tune a Guitar to Open G

Playing in an open G tuning has been a common practice among guitar players in rock n roll, ...

Equipment & Technology

Choosing Your First Recording Software

DAW may seem like a silly word, and it is. Go ahead, say it. DAW. Silly, right? It’s ...

5 Apps Every Beginner Musician Should Be Using

One great thing about being a beginner musician in the 21st Century is the plethora of amazing apps ...

How to Restring Your Guitar In 6 Easy Steps

If you are like I was when I started playing guitar, restringing your instrument seems completely overwhelming, and ...

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Choosing Your First Recording Software

DAW may seem like a silly word, and it is. Go ahead, say it. DAW. Silly, right? It’s ...

What is TAB? (And How to Read It)

What is TAB? TAB, also known as Tablature, is a common way of notating music for fretted stringed ...

Woodwinds: Debunking the Myths of Playing High Notes

If you’re a woodwind player, you may find a lot of misunderstanding when it comes to how to ...

How to Develop a Practice Method

It’s easy to pick up an instrument. You’ve watched your favorite guitarist, vocalist, or band onstage and you ...

The Guide to CAGED Method

Part 1: A Way to Expand the Fretboard with Chords You Already Know! Guitar players who know the ...

5 Apps Every Beginner Musician Should Be Using

One great thing about being a beginner musician in the 21st Century is the plethora of amazing apps ...

7th Chord Construction

What is a 7 chord? Simply put, it’s a triad with an extra note on top. 7th chords ...

Strumming Patterns – The Rhythm of Guitar

Strumming patterns are one of the most challenging aspects of learning how to play guitar. As a guitarist ...

How to Restring Your Guitar In 6 Easy Steps

If you are like I was when I started playing guitar, restringing your instrument seems completely overwhelming, and ...

Changing Chords: Effective Methods for New Guitarists

Chords are the harmonic building blocks of music. They act as the support system for the melodies and ...

How to Properly Tune a Guitar, Uke, and Bass

Every single time you pick up your instrument, the very first thing you should do is check your ...

3 Ways to Stay Busy While on Lockdown

What a time to be alive...2020 has gotten off to a wild start, and now most of us ...