If you have ever struggled to find a good list of beginner guitar songs for acoustic guitar (along with the complete tutorial on how to play them), then this post is for you.
Today, I will share with you some of my favourites and simply the best (no, that Tina Turner classic is not on the list!) beginner guitar songs for the acoustic guitarist along with the complete video lesson on how to play them.
Barre chords are one of the most infuriating parts of learning guitar for most beginners. Unfortunately, many guitarists really struggle with them and usually, this isn’t their fault but it is the way that barre chords are taught. Most teachers and resources out there teaching barre chords are really poor.
Whenever I ask students what they want to improve on when it comes to their guitar playing, along with rhythm, strumming, chord changes and theory, the one thing that crops up a lot is they want to improve their ability to find and use the notes on the fretboard. Today you will learn how to get started on this.
Many guitar students play for years but have literally no idea what notes they are playing at any given time.
If you are a novice guitarist or a frustrated beginner, then you are probably still experiencing some sort of unpleasant noise or lack of clarity when playing your basic guitar chords.
In this post, I’ll share with you five basic tips I give out to students on a daily basis to help them overcome this frustrating part of guitar playing.
Out of all the things I have written about here on my blog, one thing I haven’t given you much of so far is an ear training for guitar test… And specifically some fun ways to test your ‘ear’ with measurable results. Well, in this post that’s about to change. Ear training is so important for your overall musicianship and is often neglected by a lot of guitarists.
The chord of F Major is a hugely popular chord on the guitar, but one that causes all sorts of problems for beginners. Some guitarists try to play the big full barre which only leads to lots of buzzing notes and some only play the super mini version, which if not played correctly, can sound weedy and thin.
As you can see from (my rather dodgy) illustration, the F Major chord can be one hell of a frustrating chord that makes people want to curse to the high heavens or make grown men and women weep with anguish and smash their guitars up in frustration.
Learning guitar can be tough. It takes years to master and plenty of time to get good.
That’s why we all need to make the most out of our practice time and use absolutely every advantage that we can. It’s rarely discussed in the music world, but there are plenty of scientifically proven ways to learn and master the guitar faster and quicker than ever.
The Ultimate Guitar Chord Chart for Beginners
32 Essential Chord Shapes Every Guitarist Should Know
Dear guitarist, here is quite possibly the only guitar chord chart you will ever need. These beginner guitar chords are perfect for novices and more experienced guitarists looking to reach the intermediate level.
In this post, you will also learn how to read the diagrams, play the chords so they sound clean every time, discover powerful chord-changing tips, and learn three of my favourite chord progressions using these beginner chords. I’ll even split the list of chords up into “levels” showing you the exact order in which you should learn them. Keep reading to download your free chord chart featuring 32 key chord shapes that, in my experience, all guitarists should know!
One thing that crops up time again from students everywhere is the dreaded issue of chord changes. I spend a lot of time in the early stages with my private students helping them get past this hugely frustrating part of playing the guitar, and I answer quite a few emails on this subject too.
It’s clear you guys who visit this site regularly really love to fingerpick and want to learn more fingerpicking patterns. That’s been shown by the popularity of my ‘Fingerpicking Classics Series’. I’m just glad you love to fingerpick as much as I do. Even for a rocker like me, fingerpicking is cool.
It’s a great technique and once you get a few simple fingerpicking patterns down you will find that any chord progression can be given a new lease of life by applying a ‘stock’ fingerpicking pattern to it.