by Jay Field
With all those technical quarter notes and treble clefs, who really has time to learn guitar chords and riffs without spending days, weeks or even months taking private music lessons? Music notation is intimidating, but there is a simple solution to the problem – guitar tablature.
Known as tab to professional musicians, it is almost like a diagram that shows guitarists exactly where to place their fingers. Tab presents amateurs and professionals alike with an easy way to learn new guitar chords or even a complete song. Let’s break down the basics.Continue reading Learn How to Easily Read Guitar Tabs
So you started out learning a chord or two, then found most songs needed at least three chords. Maybe a C, D7 & G. Soon you learned that minor chords were useful, so you added an Em.
Oh wait, there are other keys. Then what about “barre” chords? How about Minor 7ths, Augmented, Diminished, added 9th, and more with some strange names. Soon, you may be overwhelmed with all the possible chords … it’s enough to make you light-headed.
You get some sheet music or some guitar tablature, and there they are again: chords you’ve never seen before!Continue reading How Many Guitar Chords Do You Really Need To Learn?
By Dean Erickson
The guitar is one of the most popular musical instruments, and guitar tablature is particularly popular among the online guitar community.
There are thousands of guitarists connected via online communities sharing guitar tabs, tips and stories and there are many of websites dedicated to sharing guitar music, tablature and even guitar lessons. Some you have to pay for, but there’s a lot out there for free.
Beginning guitarists and professionals alike can take advantage of what is available for free on the Internet. It’s true, you can really download guitar tablature for free on the Internet. Continue reading What is Guitar Tablature and Can I Find It Online?