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. 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? Playing Guitar - Chord Progressions - Folk Music Part I: I-IV-V --the One-Four-Five Chord Progression The following article is intended to give you a better understanding of the relationships of the various chords to each other. If you're reading sheet music, it will help you make some sense of the changes. If you are trying to figure out how to play a song, it will help you figure out the changes more quickly and correctly.
Basic Guitar Setup Tips Compiled by Larry Vigneault. Last updated 2-July-2011 Foreword Perhaps your guitar was playing great when you brought it home from the store, and gradually you noticed that it just didn't feel right anymore. Or, maybe it just never felt right from day one, whatever the case, you know it's time for a tune-up (pun intended). I can usually tell when my guitar needs a bit of tweaking, it starts to feel tedious and tiring to play, albeit in a very subtle way.
Guitar Tracks Pro 3 Introducing Guitar Tracks Pro 4 -- Designed for guitarists and singer-songwriters, Guitar Tracks Pro is the recording solution that takes your music from riff to hit easier than ever. With Guitar Tracks Pro you get much more than just recording software. You get an amazing virtual guitar amp for inspired, arena ready tones -- without disturbing the neighbors. You also get an entire backing band of virtual instruments - always ready to accompany you. Plus: precise editing tools to comp the perfect solo or vocal track, a mixing console, effects arsenal, even burn CD's or upload your music directly to the web -- all for less than a few hours in the recording studio. » 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.
Acoustic Guitar Resources: Technique Guitar Lessons On Line Guitar Lesson Archive at Harmony-Central, MIT An archive of the now-defunct Guitar Lesson of the Week archive, Jim's Chord Study lessons, and many of the lessons from OLGA. EverTune bridge keeps your guitar in tune EverTune bridge keeps your guitar in tune Want your guitar to stay in tune, but can't afford a Gibson Robot Les Paul? EverTune has a product in the works that will help. It won't help you switch tunings, or tune the guitar for you like Gibson's effort, but once you've tuned a guitar with an EverTune bridge, it apparently stays tuned forever. There's nothing digital on board, just "simple mechanical principles".
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 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.