A profile of the Rickenbacker 360 6/12 string guitar, complete with photos of the instrument and its guitarists
A quick look at the Gibson SG, including a history of the instrument, how it is constructed, who plays it and more.
An overview of the guitar bridge - what it is, what it does, and the most popular styles of bridges available for acoustic and electric guitars.
Although, strictly speaking, a guitar fret is the metal strip itself, the location on the fretboard between the previous fret and the fret in question is referred to being part of that fret
The first in a series designed for adults who wish to teach children to play guitar, but who have little or no prior experience in playing guitar themselves
Information on the mandolin, including pictures, common tunings, and popular songs featuring the mandolin
A brief ukulele lesson outlining how to play a simple C major chord
A series of exercises designed to teach novice guitarists how to bend strings on their guitar
A detailed explanation of how to read guitar tablature, so you can use the tens of thousands of guitar tabs on the web.
Think you know your major chords? You might want to think again! This lesson offers practical study of major chord inversions used commonly by players like John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
An online funk guitar lesson designed to introduce guitarists to the world of funk music. Included are common funk chords, funk rhythms, mp3 clips and tablature of music by James Brown, Kool and the Gang, The Temptations and more.
Lesson three of an online guide to starting to play guitar. In this lesson, we cover nine major and minor chords, a blues scale, strumming patterns, and learn many songs.
Step by step instructions for how guitarists can tune their ukulele
An explanation of how guitarists should interpret the little chord diagrams you see everywhere in guitar music and tablature
Pictures and descriptions of the basics of the banjo, including common tunings, popular songs, and more
In response to a user email, we examine ways of making Pink Floyd's Is There Anybody Out There easier to play
By learning about the different string options available for your guitar, you can find the strings which strike the best balance between great tone and playability
A guitar lesson intended to show how to play major and minor barre chords on the sixth and fifth strings
The guitar capo should be an essential tool in every guitarist's arsenal. Learn about the strengths and weaknesses of different guitar capos, and when to use a capo.
A quick lesson on how to play a basic blues rhythm pattern on guitar, including an intro and outro
Lesson two of an online guide to starting to play guitar. In this lesson, we cover minor chords, an e phrygian scale, strumming patterns, and playing songs.
Changing guitar strings can be an intimidating process, but it's something that every guitarist must learn to do. Learn to change strings on an acoustic guitar with this step-by-step visual guide.
The real reason most new guitarists tend to sound bad is because their instrument isn't in tune. Here is a guitar tuning tutorial that, with a little practice, should allow you to keep your instrument in tune.
Interested in learning to play the major scale all over the fretboard, and also learn the modes of the major scale in the process? Check out this series of major scale diagrams.
It is easy to play many chords on guitar using only two fingers. Use this guide to learn the easiest to play guitar chords, which you can use to play many songs