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Free Guitar Lessons : James Taylor. A Journal of Musical ThingsWant to Learn How to Play an Instrument? Give Jellynote a Look. Tech Published on March 12th, 2014 | by Alan Cross I’ve been harbouring this desire to learn how to play guitar and the piano, but I’ve convinced myself that I’d probably suck, so I stick with my Neil Peart-sized drumkit in the basement.

A Journal of Musical ThingsWant to Learn How to Play an Instrument? Give Jellynote a Look.

Besides, who has time for lessons? Jellynote is different. It’s kinda like Guitar Hero but with real instruments. It works for other instruments, too. And their catalogue is rather big. Damn. Tags: Jellynote, Music Lessons About the Author Alan Cross is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. A Journal of Musical ThingsWant to Learn How to Play an Instrument? Give Jellynote a Look. Welcome to Free and Easy Guitar - Music Theory for Beginners for Guitar. Learning Music Theory. The Beginning. Table of Contents: 1.0 - Introduction 1.1 - Where to start?

Learning Music Theory. The Beginning

Guitar Theory Lessons You Can Actually Understand. Home> Theory I'm glad you've shown interest in guitar theory lessons, because that suggests you understand how important this knowledge is, not only to your guitar playing but your overall understanding of music.

Guitar Theory Lessons You Can Actually Understand

These lessons will help you connect your fretboard, chord and scale knowledge and deepen your understanding of how music works on guitar. This is crucial if you want to improvise confidently and come up with ideas in the moment. Many guitarists don't bother with this stuff, and I can only say they don't know what they're missing out on. I'm sure your results will prove most rewarding! Welcome To The Essential Guitar Guide. Lesson 1: Choosing the Right Guitar. There are many variables to consider when buying a guitar, especially your first.

Lesson 1: Choosing the Right Guitar

To avoid naming names and exposing personal biases we’re not going to describe the features of any specific brands here, instead we’ll just try and give you some pointers. The majority of the music presented here is traditionally played on steel-string acoustic as opposed to nylon. The goal when buying any guitar is to get the best instrument for the best value. If money is no object, well, good for you! For the rest of us though, price is something to take into consideration. When it comes to newer acoustics, prices and quality can be broken into three sliding tiers; inexpensive ($200 and less), mid-range ($200-600), and expensive ($600 and upwards, as far as you want to go).

Buying vintage is another option, but the same tier system usually applies, plus you don’t get a warranty or guarantee. Traditionally, the majority of those old players you hear weren’t playing top of the line Gibson’s. FretQuiz - Guitar Music Theory Quiz App. Select your level.

FretQuiz - Guitar Music Theory Quiz App

Level 1 is the basic knowledge that all beginner guitarists should have. It covers: note naming, note locations on the fretboard, intervals, major scales, chords and time signatures. Level 2 is more difficult and aimed at intermediate level guitarists. It covers: interval inversions, harmonic, melodic and natural minor scales plus major and minor pentatonic scales, chord inversions, chords of keys, rhythm and syncopation. Include or Exclude Questions on Standard Music Notation. Untitled. How to Tune a Guitar by Ear -Beginner Guitar Lesson - Three Easy Methods. Not Playing Guitar. How to Memorize Your Guitar Fret-board. All major scales on the piano and treble clef, in all 12 circle of 5ths keys and other theoretical keys.

This page shows piano and treble clef diagrams of all major scales, starting from note C.

All major scales on the piano and treble clef, in all 12 circle of 5ths keys and other theoretical keys

All keys are shown, including the commonly used 12 keys of the Circle of fifths diagram, and other theoretical (ie. not practically useable) keys. Theoretical keys are clearly marked (they would have double sharps or flats in the key signature), and alternative enharmonic keys that sound the same are suggested in each case. 1. A Music Theory Reference Site. Community Guitar. How To Make A Guitar Practice Routine That Gets Results. EAR TRAINING: How to Play What You Hear in Your Head. The CAGED SYSTEM explained. Ear Training Guide. There are extensive written materials provided for every song we cover in a Communiy Guitar class, which has an upside and a downside.

Ear Training Guide

The upside is that you can use those written materials as a reference as you learn and later try to recall the songs in your Community Guitar repertoire. The downside, however, is that you can become overly dependent on written music. A jam just isn't a jam if everyone's noses are buried in sheet music. A lot of guitarists say they "play by ear", but I would most often call it playing, not by ear, but by feel. What's the difference? Really playing by ear, on the other hand, involves two things: Recognizing the phrase you want to play—that is, understanding it in some way—while it's still just knocking around in your ear/mind, before you've played a note. Making Sense of Chord Progressions. Instructors. Free Guitar Lessons. Guitar Jam Tracks. » Guitar Jam Tracks - Have Fun Practicing With 100% Free Backing Tracks. Playing with a metronome of some sort is vital to your progress as a guitarist, but we all know that can get very boring after a while.

On this page you will find loads jam tracks that will make practicing fun and help you not only with your timing but you stylistic playing as well. The first section is just a collection of basic drum beats in 4/4 time that you can use for practicing instead of just using a simple metronome click. This can make things a bit more fun. These drum tracks all come in wide variety of tempos and have been designed to loop around in whatever media player you are using. Just remember to turn the repeat function on your player on if you want to practice with that track for more the 5 minutes or so. The stylistic tracks range from anywhere between 3-7 minutes depending on the track.

Jam tracks are a great way to work scales, improvising, soloing, and new songs. Online Guitar Lessons. Acoustic Guitar (Magazine) Fretjam Guitar Lessons.