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10 Great Rock Songs You Can Learn on Guitar...
If you're new to the guitar, here are the first ten songs you should learn to play. Features both chords and audio for each song.
Learning Guitar - Lesson One - Learning Basic...
In this online lesson to help you start playing guitar, we examine how to play G major, C major, and D major chords.
Guitar Lessons for Beginners Archive - Free...
Learning to play guitar is a challenge, but with this series of free online guitar lessons, complete with popular songs to practice, you'll begin to improve immediately.
Free Guitar Lessons - Beginner Guitar Lesson...
An online guide, containing free guitar lessons to help you play play guitar. Pull out that old guitar in the basement, and you can start learning within minutes.
9 Beginner Acoustic Guitars That Sound Great...
Looking for beginner acoustic guitar recommendations? Here are ten low cost acoustic guitars that should get you started strumming, while keeping your bankbook happy. Hand-picked by your About.com Guideto Guitar.
Learning Guitar - Lesson One - Learning About...
Learn the various parts of a guitar, via these online lessons offering instructions on how to start playing guitar.
Learn to Play a Classic: Guitar Tab and Lyrics...
If you're looking for guitar tab or lyrics of the Tom Petty song Free Fallin', you'll find tabs, lyrics, and more here.
Learning Guitar - Lesson One - Playing a Scale
In this lesson on how to start playing guitar, we examine how to tune the instrument, and how to play a chromatic scale.
Learning Guitar - Lesson One - Learning First...
In this lesson on how to start playing guitar, we use G, C, and D chords to play several popular songs.
Easy Guitar Tabs - Simple guitar tabs to play,...
Looking for easy songs to play on guitar? Download a hand-selected group of simple songs here, listed by artist.
The 10 Best Guitar Tabs for Fingerpicking...
Once you've gotten comfortable using a pick, you may want to tackle the basics of fingerpicking on the guitar.
The 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time
The top 100 rated guitar solos of all time with details on the guitarist, the guitars used and solo notes
Learning Guitar - Lesson One - How to Hold a...
In this lesson on how to start playing guitar, we examine the proper way to hold the guitar.
Learning Guitar: How to Read Guitar Tablature
A detailed explanation of how to read guitar tablature, so you can use the tens of thousands of guitar tabs on the web.
Learning Guitar - Lesson One - How to Hold a Pick
In this lesson on how to start playing guitar, we examine the proper way to hold a pick.
Guitar for Beginners: How to Strengthen Your...
Learn the names of each of the six strings on guitar. Part of a series of lessons designed to teach novices to play guitar
Learning Guitar - Lesson One - Tuning
In this lesson on how to start playing guitar, we examine how to tune the guitar.
Learn the 8 Guitar Chords Every Beginner Needs...
Here are the eight most essential beginner guitar chords that any new guitarist needs to learn, in order to start playing songs.
Learning Guitar: The 5 Positions of the...
The pentatonic scale is one of the most commonly used in all styles of music. This lesson walks guitarists through learning to play the major and minor pentatonic scale in five positions, all over the guitar fretboard.
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Guitar Chords
Learn how to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on the guitar. Here is the guitar tab and chords to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on the guitar.
Guitar Chord Library - Look up Guitar Chords -...
There are thousands of chords to learn on guitar. This handy page provides illustrations of hundreds of different guitar chords.
Learning Guitar - Lesson One - Examining the...
Learn the various parts of a guitar, via these online lessons offering instructions on how to start playing guitar.
Learning Guitar - Beginner Guitar Lesson One -...
In this section of your first online lesson on how to start playing guitar, we summarize what we've learned, and learn how to go about practicing it.
How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Guitar
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
Tune Your Guitar with This Illustrated...
An illustrated tutorial that shows you how to tune your guitar. Following these steps, with a little practice, should allow you to keep your guitar in tune.
Rock Out with These 5 Electric Guitars for...
Thinking of making your first electric guitar purchase? Looking for recommendations on which guitar is the best to buy? Here are five of the best low-cost guitars on the market.
Here Are the First 9 Songs You Should Learn on...
A list of some great, easy to play electric guitar riffs, with links to tab so you can get started learning right now
Learn to Play Oasis's "Wonderwall" with This...
If you're looking for guitar tab or lyrics of the Oasis song Wonderwall, you'll find tabs, lyrics, and more here.
Learning Guitar - Beginner Guitar Lesson Five -...
Lesson five of an online guide to starting to play guitar. In this lesson, learn the basics of playing barre chords, through playing the B minor chord.
Twelve Bar Blues - Learning how to play a...
In this lesson, we'll learn the chords to a 12 bar blues in the key of A, plus a blues intro and outro.
Guitar Chords and Lyrics for Children's Songs...
Guitar chords for many classic children's songs. You'll also find children's song lyrics here.
Guitar for Beginners: Learn Open Chords,...
Learn to play a blues scale in the key of A. Part of a multi-part series of guitar lessons designed for novices. Page 2.
Alternate Tuning Guide - Open G Tuning - D G D...
A tutorial on how to play guitar in open G tuning. Includes tuning tips, mp3s, guitar tab, links to lessons, and more.
With This Guitar Tab, You Can Play "Leaving on...
Find the guitar chords and lyrics for Leaving on a Jet Plane here
Improve Your Guitar Skills with This Beginner's...
One aspect of learning guitar that is rarely discussed in detail is the use of strumming patterns. Learning a few basic strums will allow novice guitarists to sound like a pro. This lesson gives detail on some of these easy patterns.
Learn How to Play "Wish You Were Here" by Pink...
Learn to play Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here using guitar tab, and listen to the audio of the song here.
How to Change Strings on an Acoustic or...
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 4 Best Bass Guitars for Beginners
Looking for a beginner bass that will provide you with an excellent instrument to learn on, without breaking the bank? Look no further... here are some specific recommendations for beginner bass guitars, from your About.com Guide to Guitar.
Easy Song Tabs - The best easy guitar songs to...
A collection of easy to play tablature, from songs written in the 1960s. Lyrics, words, album information and more are included for each song.
What You Need to Know Before Committing:...
Trying to figure out whether it's best to learn on an acoustic or electric guitar? This feature should help to provide insight into what's better for a beginner to start playing guitar on.
How to Play "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" by Bob...
If you're looking for guitar tab or lyrics of the Bob Dylan song Knockin' on Heaven's Door, you'll find tabs, lyrics, and more here.
Using a Guitar Capo Chart to Play Tough Key...
Capos allow guitarists to play in tricky keys using basic open chords, however figuring out which fret to place the capo at can be confusing. The following guitar capo chart can help make this task simpler.
Ready to Rock? Learn to Play Power Chords with...
Learn the basics of playing power chords, including power chords with root on the sixth string. Part of a series of guitar lessons designed for beginners. Page 4.
The Alphabet Song Guitar Chords and Lyrics
Learn how to play The Alphabet Song on the guitar. Here is the guitar tab and chords to play the children's song The Alphabet Song on the guitar.
Easy Alt Rock Songs on Guitar
A small, hand-selected list of easy to play alt and indie rocks songs. Each song includes guitar chords, lyrics and performance tips
Learn to Play a Major Scale in Every Position...
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.
New to Guitar? Here Are Some Tips for Quickly...
The primary reason beginner guitarists have trouble switching chords quickly has nothing to do with their fingers, or the way they're sitting, or anything physical at all. This feature provides pointers on switching chords quickly.
Learn the Basics of Guitar Strumming with This...
Having trouble getting your guitar playing to sound as good as other guitarists you hear? There's a good chance part of your problem is you haven't learned to strum properly. Get back to basics with this beginner strumming tutorial.
Tips for Beginning Guitar Players on How to...
Having problems getting your guitar chords to ring? Dead or muffled strings getting you down? Take a look at these tips, which should have your guitar chords ringing sweetly in no time.
Musicians on a Budget Will Love This Free...
Looking for blank staff paper to download and print? Look no further, here is free printable staff paper, blank guitar tab sheets, and empty chord charts to write your sheet music on.
Technique Building Exercises - specific exerc...
Technique Building Exercises Looking for speed and technique building exercises for guitar? The following
Top 11 80s Songs for Acoustic Guitar
Fans of 80s music will find a list of some of the best 1980s music to play on the acoustic guitar. Includes links to tab and free audio versions of the songs
6 Ways to Improve Your Lead Guitar Playing
If you are struggling with your lead guitar playing, here is a collection of tips to help improve your guitar solos.
Top 70s Songs for Acoustic Guitar
If you're a fan of music from the 1970s, here is a list of guitar chords for some of the most popular songs from that decade. Includes guitar chords, Spotify links, performance tips and more
'Horse with No Name' by America Guitar Tab and...
If you're looking for guitar tab or lyrics of the America song Horse with No Name, you'll find tabs, lyrics, and more here.
Brown Eyed Girl Tab
Learn to play Van Morrison's Brown Eyed Girl on guitar.
'House of the Rising Sun' by The Animals Guitar...
If you're looking for guitar tab or lyrics of the The Animals song House of the Rising Sun, you'll find tabs, lyrics, and more here.
Alternate Tuning Guide - Open D Tuning - D A D...
A tutorial on how to play guitar in open D tuning. Includes tuning tips, mp3s, guitar tab, links to lessons, and more.
Cool Facts About One of the Greatest Guitar...
Jimmy Page's guitar solo on Stairway to Heaven is one of the classic Led Zeppelin moments. Read all about Jimmy Page's guitar solo on Stairway to Heaven, including the guitar he used, and more.
Should I Play Electric or Acoustic Guitar?
Trying to figure out whether it's best to learn on an acoustic or electric guitar? This feature should help to provide insight into what's better for a beginner to start playing guitar on.
"Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton Love Song...
If you're looking for guitar tab or lyrics of the Eric Clapton song Wonderful Tonight, you'll find tabs, lyrics, and more here.
13 Easy Heavy Metal Guitar Tabs
A hand-picked list of heavy metal tabs that are geared for the novice guitarist. Including links to free audio and tab
How to Simplify Chords by Using a Capo
Outlines how to use a capo to make difficult guitar chords simpler to play. Includes simple instruction for making the best use of your guitar capo.
Are Your Fingers Too Fat to Play Guitar?
Worry about fat fingers with regards to playing guitar is a concern I hear a lot, often from slightly older gentlemen who have briefly tinkered with the guitar, but didn't feel like they were having any success. Here is some advice for those guitarists
A Step-by-Step Guide to Changing Your Acoustic...
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.
How to Read Guitar Chord Charts
An explanation of how guitarists should interpret the little chord diagrams you see everywhere in guitar music and tablature
A Beginner's Guide to the Guitar Capo
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.
Guitar Scales Library
For guitarists looking for guitar scales, here is an illustrated collection of guitar scales, with variations for each scale, and performance tips.
When and Why You Need to Change Your Guitar...
This article explains when and why to change your guitar strings.
Chords on Bass
Learn about chords and what to do when playing along with chords on bass. This article can teach you what chords are and how to use them in your bass playing.
Top Classic Country Songs for Acoustic Guitar
Guitar chords, performance tips and links to audio for some of the most popular country and western songs ever recorded.
When Children Should Start Guitar Lessons
A guide for parents on when their children are ready to begin taking formal guitar lessons, with tips on introducing younger kids to guitar
Beginner's Guide to Playing a Guitar Solo
n this two-part series on learning the basics of improvising, we study how to play a blues scale, plus go over basic techniques like note bending, and vibrato.
AC/DC Easy Guitar Tabs - simple guitar...
Looking for easy songs to play on guitar? Download a hand-selected group of simple songs here, listed by artist.
Top 60s Songs for Acoustic Guitar
If you're a fan of music from the 1960s, here is a list of guitar chords for some of the most popular songs from that decade. Includes guitar chords, Spotify links, performance tips and more
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep Guitar Chords and Lyrics
Learn how to play Baa, Baa, Black Sheep on the guitar. Here is the guitar tab and chords to play the children's song Baa, Baa, Black Sheep on the guitar.
Buying a Guitar Amplifier
Buying tips for those unfamiliar with guitar amplifiers. This feature should help decide which is the right choice for you.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Changing Your Electric...
Learn to change the strings on your electric guitar, via this illustrated electric guitar string changing tutorial.
The Beginner's Guide to Buying a Guitar
A detailed article outlining the process of buying a new guitar. Includes strategies on getting a bargain, how to deal with music store pressure, what to look for, things to avoid, and more.
Bass Scales
A detailed look at bass scales. Learn about what a scale is, what kinds of scales there are, and the terminology used to talk about them. Find out how to play scales on the bass and learn about different finger patterns and hand positions.
Learning the Fretboard
By learning the names of the notes on the guitar fretboard, guitarists can begin to play chords and solos all over the guitar neck
Nirvana Tab
A collection of easy to play Nirvana guitar tabs, complete with helpful performance tips, links to audio, and more
A minor - Guitar Chord Library - Illustrations...
Want to find out how to play a particular guitar chord? Check here for an archive of common and uncommon guitar chords.
The Beatles Easy Guitar Tabs - simple guitar...
Looking for easy songs to play on guitar? Download a hand-selected group of simple songs here, listed by artist.
Learn the Travis Picking Pattern on Guitar
Learn the history of Travis picking on guitar, and how to play it for yourself
How to Record Guitar Using Your iPhone/iPad
Do you own an iPhone or iPad? Did you know that for as little as $75, you can use your iPhone or iPad to make professional-quality recordings of your guitar playing, complete with effects, keyboard and drum tracks?
If You're Happy and You Know It Guitar Chords
Learn how to play If You're Happy and You Know It on the guitar. Here is the guitar tab and chords to play If You're Happy and You Know It on the guitar.
BINGO Chords and Lyrics
Learn how to play the children's song BINGO - also known as B-I-N-G-O on the guitar. Here are the lyrics and guitar chords for BINGO.
Easy Chords on Guitar
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
How to Learn the Note Names on the Bass
Learn the basics of musical note names and how to figure out note names on bass. Get useful tips on how to quickly find the notes you want.
"Good Riddance" by Green Day Guitar Tab and...
If you're looking for guitar tab or lyrics of the Green Day song Good Riddance, you'll find tabs, lyrics, and more here.
How to Read Bass Tab
Learn how to read bass tab. Get all the information you need on how to read bass tab with this easy, in-depth tutorial.
B7 - Guitar Chord Library - Illustrations of...
Want to find out how to play a B7 guitar chord? Check here for an archive of common and uncommon guitar chords.
Learning Guitar - Acoustic or Electric?
Here are some specific beginner models of guitars that your About guide to guitar recommends. Whether you're looking for an electric or acoustic guitar, these picks should help out.
Guitar Lesson 10 - Major Chord Inversions
lesson ten of an online guide to starting to play guitar. In this lesson, we look at different ways to play major chords, called major chord inversions.
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Guitar Chords...
Learn how to play Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes on the guitar. Here is the guitar tab and chords to play the children's song Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes on the guitar.
Beginner Guitar 101
A one stop page for the beginner guitarist, featuring lessons, guitar tabs, beginner guitar recommendations, and more.
Before You Buy a Beginner Guitar or Bass
Are you considering buying a new guitar, in order to start learning to play? Learn all about the specific guitar best suited for your needs, from your About guide to guitar
Alternate Tuning Guide
This alternate tuning guide is a tutorial on how to play guitar in different open tunings. Includes tuning tips, mp3s, guitar tab, links to lessons, and more.
Top 80s Songs for Electric Guitar
Looking to play some 80s music on your electric guitar? Here is a list of free guitar tab, along with links to free audio, that can teach you how to play your favorite music from the 1980s
Make it Funky!
A funk guitar tutorial on using funk chords. This page of the funk guitar lesson focuses on using ninth or 9th chords. Page 2.
F major - Guitar Chord Library - Illustrations...
Want to find out how to play a particular guitar chord? Check here for an archive of common and uncommon guitar chords.
Writing Better Songs
An in depth article on how to write better chord progressions for your songs. No experience in theory needed. A useful resource for all songwriters. Page 2.
Oh Susanna Guitar Chords and Lyrics
Learn how to play Oh Susanna on the guitar. Here is the guitar tab and chords to play the children's song Villy Boy on the guitar.
"Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana Guitar Tab...
If you're looking for guitar tab or lyrics of the Nirvana song Smells Like Teen Spirit, you'll find tabs, lyrics, and more here.
Alternate Tuning Guide - Open C Tuning - CGCGCE
A tutorial on how to play guitar in open C tuning. Includes tuning tips, mp3s, guitar tab, links to lessons, and more.
Beginner Guitar Lessons - 7th chords in open...
Lesson six of an online guide to starting to play guitar. In this lesson, we'll explore learning some common 7th chords in open position
How To Play Barre Chords
a simple how to playing barre chords, from your about.com guide
Slash Chords - Music Theory - Beginner Guitar...
Lesson eight of an online guide to starting to play guitar. In this lesson, we look at a new strum which uses both single notes and chords.
Top Tabs for Learning the Blues
A collection of blues guitar tablature to help improve your guitar skills while learning to play a bunch of new songs
Beginner Guitar Lessons - Movable Chromatic...
Lesson six of an online guide to starting to play guitar. In this lesson, we'll learn how to play a movable two octave chromatic scale on the guitar fretboard.
Bass Scales - Major Scale
An overview of the major scale for the bass, one of the most important bass scales. Learn how to play a major scale on a bass. Look at the fingering patterns for a major scale.
Alternate Tuning Guide - Open G Tuning - D A D...
A tutorial on how to play guitar in DADGAD tuning. Includes tuning tips, mp3s, guitar tab, links to lessons, and more.
B minor - Guitar Chord Library - Illustrations...
Want to find out how to play a B minor guitar chord? Check here for an archive of common and uncommon guitar chords.
"I Should Have Known Better" by The Beatles...
If you're looking for guitar tab or lyrics of the The Beatles song I Should Have Known Better, you'll find tabs, lyrics, and more here.
Learning to Play Guitar - Lesson Five - Barre...
Lesson five of an online guide to starting to play guitar. In this lesson, we cover sharps and flats, barre chord basics, strumming patterns, and include lots of songs to learn.
The Dorian Mode Explored
An free guitar lesson on the dorian mode, a minor sounding scale that can be used to spice up your guitar solos
Finding the Right Tone for You
This column focuses on helping you find the guitar tone that suits you best. Includes details on choosing the right strings, picks, and more.
Guitar Lesson 9 - Sus4 Chords
lesson nine of an online guide to starting to play guitar. In this lesson, we study how to play sus4 chords - aka suspended chords.
Love Songs - Lyrics and Guitar Tab
Stuck for romantic Valentines Day ideas? Here's a collection of romantic love song lyrics and guitar tab, that you can sing to your special someone this Valentines Day, or on any other special day. Love songs range from sweet to totally cheesy.
Top 11 Small Gifts for Guitarists
Looking for small gift ideas for that guitarist in your life? Here is a collection of recommendations for relatively inexpensive, compact items that will bring a smile to the face of any guitarist.
Guitar Lesson 8 - Bending Strings
Lesson eight of an online guide to starting to play guitar. In this lesson, we study how to execute a guitar technique called string bending.
The Harmonic Minor Scale Explored
Learning the harmonic minor scale should help take your guitar playing to the next level. Check out this feature on the many uses of the harmonic minor scale.
E7 - Guitar Chord Library - Illustrations of...
Want to find out how to play a particular guitar chord? Check here for an archive of common and uncommon guitar chords.
Learning Guitar - Lesson 11 - A Complex...
Interested in learning strumming patterns? Check out this rather complex pattern, which gets used often in pop and rock music. Includes audio and visual aids to help make the learning process easier.
B major - Guitar Chord Library - Illustrations...
Want to find out how to play a particular guitar chord? Check here for an archive of common and uncommon guitar chords.
Top 90s Songs for Acoustic Guitar
If you're a child of the 1990s who is learning to play guitar, this is a list of easy to play songs from the 1990s, with instruction on how to play each. Includes chords, Spotify links, and more
Beginner Guitar Lesson 6 - Barre Chords - Free...
Lesson six of an online guide to starting to play guitar. In this lesson, learn the basics of playing barre chords.
"Back in Black" by AC/DC Guitar Tab and Lyrics
If you're looking for guitar tab or lyrics of the AC/DC song Back in Black, you'll find tabs, lyrics, and more here.
Beginner Guitar Lesson Seven - Fingerpicking - ...
Lesson seven of an online guide to starting to play guitar. In this lesson, learn the basics of fingerpicking.
Writing Better Songs: Part II - Writing in...
An in depth article on how to write better chord progressions in minor keys. Lots of great info here for songwriters of all levels.
Guitar Lesson 10 - Palm Mute
Palm muting - lesson ten of an online guide to starting to play guitar. In this lesson, we learn how execute a palm mute.
Learning Guitar - Lesson Five - Learning Note...
Lesson five of an online guide to starting to play guitar. In this lesson, we'll explore the names of notes on the fretboard, including sharps and flats.
A7sus4 - Guitar Chord Library - Illustrations...
Want to find out how to play a particular guitar chord? Check here for an archive of common and uncommon guitar chords.
Pat Metheny 101 - The Secrets to Pat Metheny's...
Curious about how guitarist Pat Metheny gets his signature sound? Check out this page to find out all the specific details, including info on Metheny's guitars, amps, and effects settings.
'70s Easy Song Tabs - guitar songs to play from...
A collection of easy to play tablature, from songs written in the 1970s. Lyrics, words, album information and more are included for each song.
Blink 182 Easy Guitar Tabs - simple guitar...
Looking for easy songs to play on guitar? Download a hand-selected group of simple songs here, listed by artist.
5 Easy Folk Songs on Guitar
A hand selected list of easy to play folk songs on guitar
Green Day Easy Guitar Tabs - simple guitar...
Looking for easy songs to play on guitar? Download a hand-selected group of simple songs here, listed by artist.
Coldplay Easy Guitar Tabs - simple guitar...
Looking for easy songs to play on guitar? Download a hand-selected group of simple songs here, listed by artist.
Blues Shuffle Guitar Lesson
A quick lesson on how to play a basic blues rhythm pattern on guitar, including an intro and outro
Fender Pro Junior Tube Amplifier
Your About.com Guide to Guitar profiles the Fender Pro Junior Combo amp, an all-tube amplifier perfect for beginner electric guitarists.
Guitar Maintenance
If you're not happy with the performance of your guitar, and are looking for advice on how to give it a tune up, this article on guitar maintenance will help.
Guitar Lesson 9 - Strumming Exercises
lesson nine of an online guide to starting to play guitar. In this lesson, we look at a more advanced strum which uses both single notes and chords.
How to Play the A Major Chord on Guitar
Learn to play five versions of the A major chord on guitar, with tips on how best to play each shape
Right Hand Bass Technique
Find out about right hand bass technique. Learn the correct hand placement and finger plucking methods. Get exercises to improve your right hand bass technique.
You Are My Sunshine Guitar Chords
Learn how to play You Are My Sunshine on the guitar. Here is the guitar tab and chords to play You Are My Sunshine on the guitar.
Auld Lang Syne Guitar Tab
Learn how to play Auld Lang Syne on the guitar. Here is the guitar tab and chords to play Auld Lang Syne on the guitar.
A7 - Learn to Play the A7 Guitar Chord
Want to find out how to play the A7 chord on guitar? Check here for an archive of common and uncommon guitar chords.
C major - Guitar Chord Library - Illustrations...
Want to find out how to play a particular guitar chord? Check here for an archive of common and uncommon guitar chords.

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