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What are Chords?

Friday, July 20th, 2007

One of the lovely things about playing the guitar is the fact that you can pick up the guitar and start strumming and singing along to lots of different songs. You don’t have to be the best singer in the world (more…)

The Magic of the 5th Fret……….

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

Ok so it’s not really magic but it is helpful to know!!

This is a very brief follow up lesson. you may have noticed in my previous lesson “How Musical Notes Relate to the Guitar” that my examples stopped at the 5th fret. There was a slight meaning to this.

If you work your way up to the 5th fret on the bottom E string you have an (more…)

How Musical Notes Relate to the Guitar

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Ok so if you read my last post “Understanding Musical Notes” then you will have learnt how you can count up the musical notes by imagining a piano. But what does this have to do with the guitar?

Well now you know how the notes work you need to go back to an earlier post regarding the names of the 6 strings on the guitar. As you will now know, (more…)

Understanding Musical Notes

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

When you hear musicians talking about the guitar (and other instruments) you may hear some terms that are unfamiliar. This article is a starting block to understanding music and specifically the guitar.

In music there are 12 notes. They are named using (more…)

The Behringer V-Amp

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Once you have been playing the guitar for a while you may decide that you would like to record some of your music. this may be to create a song or simply record a backing track to jam along with. This is where problems can begin for guitarists.

Being that your amplifier colours the overall sound of your tone, not to mention any effects pedals (more…)