First of all, let me congratulate you for making the decision to learn electric guitar. You already took the first step and what I’m about to try over the next few minutes as you read through this article, is to help you with the next challenges that lie ahead. Very likely you have a few questions, such as what is the best way to learn to play electric guitar? Because there are many different options available to you. Some of which actually don’t deserve to be considered as viable, but even among the legitimate methods, it can be difficult to figure out which way to go. A lot of that will strongly depend on YOU! That’s right. Because what’s considered the ‘best guitar learning method’ by some people may not be the best approach for you personally.
Do I need a guitar strap? What about this guitar fretboard cleaning oil? There are tons of devices and products vendors claim you absolutely need. But do you really need them or is this just yet another marketing trick? Let’s cut right to the chase and focus on what I believe are the 5 Essential Guitar Accessories for Beginners. Three of which are absolute neccessities and two are good to have, but not necessarily needed to get started. We will then also cover a few other items that you may want to get a later point, things like a sheet music stand, special guitar cleaning products and more.
Does it really make sense to buy a children’s acoustic guitar or is this just another way advertisers use to get your money? Well, it depends. It could be one or the other. Therefore, in the following article I thought it would make sense if I just share my experience as guitar player and guitar teacher with you. I had the pleasure to work with quite a few children and teaching them how to play the guitar. So, I want to make sure that I equip you with all the knowledge you need in order to figure out what’s best for you – or actually, best for the youngster you want to buy a guitar for.
Today I want to talk a little bit more about resources to learn guitar chords online. It’s certainly not for a lack of websites and tools that can make this unnecessarily difficult. I know, I must sound like a broken record to those of you who are regular guest of my blog and YouTube Channel – but it’s just a matter of fact: there’s too much nonsense out there. Some sites make promises that are simply unrealistic and turn out to be ultimately just another means to get you to buy something that you don’t need, or in best case, offers very little value only.
Here is what I want to do today together with you. Let’s do an interactive guitar lesson where we will focus on 7 guitar songs for beginners that I hand-picked for you. All of those songs are obviously on a guitar beginner level, however, some of them are a little bit more challenging than others. Anyway, no worries, I will walk you through the whole process and I’m sure you’ll have fun and you might learn something new….;-)
Learning to play guitar means for most of us to learn a few basic guitar chords to get started. But what does “basic” actually mean in this context? Well, I think there are about a dozen to 20 chords that would fall into that category. It all depends who you ask, but I guess we can agree that it’s a fairly oversee-able number.
Today, I want to share 4 basic guitar chords with you that you can learn in no time. As a matter of fact, we will be learning them together, right here, right now. No worries, I will show you exactly what you need to do and we take everything one step at a time.
A lot of classic and modern Rock guitar riffs have their foundation in power chords. But what are guitar power chords and how do you play them? Well, in the following article we will discuss everything you need to know about these easy to learn and fun chords.
I’d like to start off with giving you a little bit of background on this rather unique kind of guitar chord. We will then discuss in more detail how to learn them and look at a few popular songs with power chords. Last but not least, I have a chart with power chords available for free which you can download right from here. Oh, and I want to share a couple of additional good resources for you to learn more about power chords.