Month: June 2016

The Best “How To Learn Guitar” Books of 2016

The Best “How To Play Guitar” Books of 2016 Learning to play guitar using a manual or “how to” book is one of the easiest ways to learn. Having the best materials available when teaching yourself an instrument is how you succeed. Anything less and you may give up or find incomplete information. Below are some recommendations and reviews of the best of the best guitar training books for 2016. Teach Yourself to Play Guitar: A Quick and Easy Introduction for Beginners by David M. Brewster Pro’s High Amazon book ranking, others are using this resource and are having success Includes all the basics (ie. tuning, guitar posture, string notes names, etc.) Diagrams for both acoustic and electric guitar Includes chord diagrams for many beginner chords Con’s This is a short read. At only 48 pages, you may be wanting more and need to buy another book or utilize the internet and other resources Leans toward guitar tablature rather than music notation Available here: Kindle ($4.99) | Print ($6.07) Hal Leonard Guitar Method, – Complete Edition: Books 1, 2 and 3 by Will Schmid and Greg Koch Pro’s Books 1, 2 and 3. There is a ton of information in each of these books Available in Kindle, paperback AND plastic comb formats. Plastic comb allows you to lay the book flat. This is helpful since you need both hands when playing guitar and...

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The Best Guitar Capos Of 2016

The Best Guitar Capos of 2016 There are so many capos to choose from on the market today. Read some reviews of our favorites and see what we liked and didn’t like about them. Our intention is to make your buying decision easier. In case you aren’t certain what a capo is: The capo is among the mightiest of tools.  A capo is used to raise the pitch of all the strings it lays across. For instance, playing a “G” chord without a capo will give you a “G” chord. If you put a capo across the entire 2nd fret and play that same “G” chord shape, you now have moved everything up two frets and you’re playing an “A” chord, but using the “G” fingering. This is useful for two reasons. Sometimes playing the “G” chord shape is easier. The other reason is because the top note being played is the tonic note (or the root note) instead of the fifth note in the scale, like when using an “A” shape. You can hear the difference. There are times when having the root note on top will make the most sense, especially if the melody being sung is singing the root as well. I’m sorry to have gone into a bit of music theory. My point being, the capo is a great tool! For more on understanding the...

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