Guitar Songs for Beginners

Learning songs is an important aspect of learning to play guitar. It helps take the techniques you have practiced and applies them to “real” music. This is especially important for beginners. Below is a list of fairly easy songs for beginners to learn. Not all of these songs are intended to be the “super easy, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” type of songs, but are slightly more challenging songs that are good for beginners to work through. Continue reading

Introduction to Chord Construction

This lesson will teach you the theory behind building a few basic chords. After learning the concepts in this lesson, you will be able to figure out the notes required to build different chord types. This will enable you to build your own chord voicings all over the fretboard. (Note: In order to fully understand and apply all of the concepts in this lesson you will need to have an understanding of basic major scale theory). Continue reading

The Major Scale

This is my first music theory lesson. I figured I would start with the major scale because a lot of music theory is based on the major scale. Therefore, to learn music theory an understanding of the major scale is essential. If you are completely new to music theory you will want to start by learning some basic notation (note names, rhythms, time signatures, etc) before learning major scale theory. That said, this lesson is fairly basic and you shouldn’t need much of a music theory background to understand it. Continue reading