Category: Lessons

  • Time Signatures (Music Theory For The Guitarist)

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  • Fretboard Flash Cards

    If you are having trouble remembering the names of the notes on your guitar fretboard, then these handy printable flash cards will definitely do the trick! Test yourself or have a friend test you right now. Here’s how to do it: View and print each series of strings provided. Cut out each block. Fold each…

  • Time Signatures

    Standard time, the most common time, means the music gets 4 beats per measure. A measure is a way to break the song down into small groups and are separated by bars. While it’s not important for our purposes to learn how to read music, it will be helpful to learn the duration of the different…

  • Build Blazing Speed On Guitar With These Tips

    This lesson has to do with building speed using tablature drills, and finally using a snippet from “Blitzkrieg” by Yngwie Malmsteen to really get your practice up to par. This lesson is for acoustic or electric. Every file on this page can be played with virtually any instrument for a great practice routine! Introduction Problem…

  • Guitar Tab Glossary

    Bending Notes Half Step – Play the note and bend the string one half step. This is equal to one fret. Whole Step – Play the note and bend string one whole step. This is equal to two frets. Whole Step And A Half – Play the note and bend string a whole step and…

  • Notes In Open G Tuning

  • Note Values

    In music notation, a note value indicates the relative duration of a note, using the color or shape of the note head, the presence or absence of a stem, and the presence or absence of flags/beams/hooks. A rest indicates a silence of an equivalent duration. Discover how to read them in music notation in this lesson.

  • Open D Tuning

    Open D tuning, also called ‘Brady Clark Tuning’ is an open tuning for the acoustic or electric guitar. The open string notes in this tuning are D-A-D-F#-A-D (from low E to high E). It uses the three notes that form the triad of a D major chord: D, the root note A, the perfect fifth…

  • Basic Intervals: Half and Whole Steps

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    Basic Intervals: Half and Whole Steps – The distance between two tones is termed an interval. The smallest intervals are those of half and whole steps. These occur between adjacent letter names on the staff. On the white keys of the piano, there is a half step between E-F and B-C. Between all of the other letters, there…

  • Meet The Arpeggio

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