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By Dan Cross

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    • Travis Picking Tutorial Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Learn the history of Travis picking on guitar, and how to play it for yourself
    • Michael Jackson's Guitarists Created: Friday, June 26, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      No matter what you think of the self proclaimed King of Pop, Michael Jackson always used only the finest, and most popular guitarists on his records." itemprop="description'" --> itemprop="descript...
    • Top Beginner Electric Guitars Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      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.
    • Buying a Guitar: Overview Created: Friday, April 28, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      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."
    • Changing Strings on an Acoustic Guitar Created: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      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.
    • Tips on Playing Guitar Chords Created: Monday, May 25, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      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.
    • Learning Guitar - Acoustic or Electric? Created: Friday, May 12, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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."
    • Five Positions of the Pentatonic Scale for Guitar Created: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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 ...
    • Learning Guitar - Acoustic or Electric? Created: Friday, May 12, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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."
    • Learning Guitar - Lesson Two Created: Sunday, April 05, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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.
    • "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" by Bob Dylan Guitar Tab and Lyrics Created: Friday, May 18, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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.
    • Learning Guitar: How to Read Guitar Tablature Created: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      A detailed explanation of how to read guitar tablature, so you can use the tens of thousands of guitar tabs on the web.
    • Changing Strings on an Electric Guitar Created: Monday, May 07, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Learn to change the strings on your electric guitar, via this illustrated electric guitar string changing tutorial.
    • Learning Guitar - Lesson Three Created: Monday, April 06, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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.
    • Guitar Capo Chart Created: Monday, April 25, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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...
    • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Guitar Chords Created: Sunday, January 31, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      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.
    • Choosing the Right Guitar Strings Created: Monday, March 26, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      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
    • Alternate Tuning Guide - Open G Tuning - D G D G B D Created: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      A tutorial on how to play guitar in open G tuning. Includes tuning tips, mp3s, guitar tab, links to lessons, and more.
    • The First Songs You Should Learn on Guitar Created: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      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.
    • How to Read Guitar Chord Charts Created: Monday, May 21, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      An explanation of how guitarists should interpret the little chord diagrams you see everywhere in guitar music and tablature
    • 'Wish You Were Here' Chords Created: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      Learn to play Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here using guitar tab, and listen to the audio of the song here.
    • 'Let Her Go' by Passenger Guitar Lesson Created: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn to play Let Her Go by Passenger on guitar via instructional videos, tab and audio links
    • Strumming 101 - A Beginner Guitar Strumming Tutorial Created: Thursday, March 17, 2005 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      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 wit...
    • Positions of the Major Scale Created: Friday, October 21, 2005 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      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.
    • Blank Staff Paper - Tab, Staff and Chord Sheets Created: Friday, May 12, 2006 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      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."
    • Learning Guitar - Lesson Four Created: Monday, July 11, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Guitar lesson four covers power chords, note names on the sixth and fifth string, strumming patterns, and a bunch more songs to play
    • Children's Song Chords Created: Sunday, May 04, 2008 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Guitar chords for many classic children's songs. You'll also find children's song lyrics here.
    • Leaving on a Jet Plane Chords Created: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Find the guitar chords and lyrics for Leaving on a Jet Plane here
    • Learning to Strum Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      New to guitar, and want to learn the basics of strumming?
    • 100 Greatest Guitar Solos Created: Thursday, October 13, 2011 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      The top 100 rated guitar solos of all time with details on the guitarist, the guitars used and solo notes
    • Top Beginner Bass Guitars Created: Monday, August 13, 2007 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      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 gu...
    • Switching Chords Quickly Created: Thursday, August 19, 2004 Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014
      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 poi...

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