8 Awesome Split Measure Songs For Guitar Beginners Are you right on the edge between being a very much beginner guitar player, and a not so much of a beginner guitar player? If so, you’re probably ready to play songs where the chord changes come faster than every measure–and in this blog post I’ve picked out eight easy beginners songs for you to practice chord changes on which feature “spl
12 Easy Guitar Songs For Beginners With A Major Chords If you’ve just learned an A chord, you are in the right spot to begin mastering it with fun and easy songs! In this blog post, I’ve listed a DOZEN beginner friendly songs which feature an A chord–and not too many other chords–so that you can concentrate on your A chord chops! I’m even including links to the audio and music
14 Easy Best Strum Songs With G, C and D Do you know the “best strum?” If you do, you love it! It is the most used strum in guitar, because it sounds amazing–it is syncopated and driving and beautiful. At NYC Guitar School we started calling it “the best strum” in 2006. Over a decade later…it’s still the best! The best strum is a 4/4 strum pattern that combines half of a basic st
13 Easy Basic-Strum Songs With G, C and D Have you started to mix down strums with up strums? Awesome! That probably means that you have learned the “basic-strum,” also descriptively referred to as the “down, down-up” strum or the “boom chuck-a” strum. And it means you will benefit from playing your basic strum with real songs! But as a beginner, it can be tricky to find songs that match you
Play 8 Awesome Beginner Friendly Guitar Riffs That Can Be Played With Beginner Friendly Open Chords Like G, C, D, A and E What is a GUITAR RIFF? A riff is a memorable sequence of notes or chords. A good test if something qualifies as a riff is this: if you hear it one time, do you know what the song is? If you do, you’re probably listening to a riff. Think of the opening notes to “Sweet
Play 13 Easy Beginners Songs On Guitar Using The C Chord When beginning guitar players learn the C chord, it’s a HUGE moment. For some reason, maybe because it is a little more stretched out, many beginners find the C chord challenging–but once you learn it, you have unlocked exponential guitar growth. That is why I refer the the C chord as the “Rubicon” of guitar. When Julius Cesar crosse
14 Easy Four Chord Songs for Guitar Beginners With G, Em, C and D7 Guitar may take a lifetime to master–but unlike the harpsichord and trombone, beginning guitar players can start making beautiful and awesome music RIGHT AWAY. Of course, as a beginner, it can be hard to find songs that match your level. This blog post is written EXPRESSLY for students who know D, G, A7 and/or G, Em, C and D
14 Easy Four Chord Songs for Guitar Beginners With G, Em, C and D7 Guitar may take a lifetime to master–but unlike the harpsichord and trombone, beginning guitar players can start making beautiful and awesome music RIGHT AWAY. These chords are huge. A guitar student who learns to pivot from G to Em to C to D7 has taken an exponential leap in guitar capabilities, because that combination of
13 Three-Chord Guitar Songs For Beginners With only three chords–D, G and A7–beginning guitar players can start playing guitar right away, with lots of amazing songs. In fact, if you know these three chords you can even start playing “Happy Birthday”–and that means you and your guitar can be the lynchpin of any birthday celebration for the rest of your life.That’s cool! O
Rock out to Imagine Dragons’ “Believer,” guided by star teacher Michelangelo, featuring Madeline! Good luck and keep shredding! For more tutorials, click here. To take a lesson with Michelangelo, click here!
Guitar may take a lifetime to master–but unlike the harpsichord and trombone, beginning guitar players can start making beautiful and awesome music RIGHT AWAY. In fact, with only two chords, D Major and G Major, you can already start playing lots of amazing songs. But as a beginner, it can be hard to figure out songs which are simple enough to play along with. That’s why, in this blog post,
Power ballad you heart out with Sam Smith’s “Too Good at Goodbyes,” guided by star teacher Michelangelo! Good luck and keep shredding! For more tutorials, click here. To take a lesson with Michelangelo, click here!
Serenade someone special – or yourself! – with Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” guided by star teacher Kyle! Good luck and keep shredding! For more tutorials, click here. To take a lesson with Kyle, click here!
Get Started Now. You may have seen the 2009 Axis of Awesome video demonstrating that thousands of songs use the same chord progression. This particular progression, the most popular of them all, is called the I – V – vi – IV (one, five, six, four). In the key of G that’s G, D, Em and C. So without further ado, here are 39 songs in chronological order from 1969 – 2013,
Get Started Now. It was a stretch to do Play Every Bob Dylan Song (with only 5 chords). It’s more of a category title than a factual statement and the same is true of The Beatles. You can’t actually play every Beatles song with only five chords but if you transpose the chords and make the occasional substitution you can definitely play a lot of them. Let’s take a look at a few! 8
Get Started Now. Can you play G, D, Em, C and A7? Great! That means you can play almost every Bob Dylan song ever! If you’re learning guitar, you may already know that it only takes a few chords and couple strumming patterns to play thousands of songs. Today let’s look at the ones by iconic singer-songwriter Bob Dylan and use our capos to make sure we only need a few chords! Blowing in