How to Play Guitar
You've just picked up a guitar, and you're intent on becoming the next Jimi Hendrix. There's only one thing standing in your way -- you don't know a thing about strings. How can you learn to play basic chords?
Although the combination of six strings and a neck full of frets producing these notes can be intimidating, don't despair. Classic songs are composed of just three chords arranged in a catchy way. The trick is learning how to move from one to another.
No self-respecting guitarist feels complete without memorizing a few guitar solos -- aka licks. And learning guitar licks can help you to become the show-stealing rock star you've always dreamed about.
Basic Guitar Chords
Guitar Lick Steps
Today, the 12-bar blues is one of the most basic and essential chord progressions in any guitar player's repertoire. If you are a novice or would just like to freshen up on the basics, this instructional series from iVideosongs offers a great start.
Whether you want to bring down the house with country music, rock or blues, a killer guitar lick will do the trick. Licks are arresting little arrangements of notes and chords that give guitar songs and solos their punch. How do you play one?
Musicians may thumb their noses at the skill it takes to strum buttons on a plastic guitar. But some of that "Guitar Hero" dexterity could benefit a novice learning to play the real instrument.
There aren't too many inventions that have had as much cultural impact as the electric guitar. Its distinctive sound winds its way through most popular music from the past 50 years.
The acoustic guitar is one of the most successful instruments of all time and also one of the simplest to learn and play. And its ingenious, straightforward design allows for a huge variety of sounds.
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