Monday, September 20, 2010

E Blues scale pattern

As this blog is about free guitar lessons, it will be incomplete without the blues scale. There are many blues scale patterns however I would like to share one pattern which is can be played in any key.

The following scale is an E Minor Blues scale.

e----------------------------------------------12--15--
b--------------------------------------12---15--
g----------------------------12--14-15--
d--------------------12--14-------
a--------12--13--14-----------------
e-12-15---------------------------

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Good sounding chord progressions.

Have you always thought what is a good chord progression. As this site is about free beginners guitar lessons, today's lesson will be about a simple chord progression which will sound good.

This chord progression is about using 1, 4, and 5 chords of any diatonic scale. 1, 4, and 5 chords means you have to play the first, fourth and fifth chords of the diatonic scale. You can check my how to make chords lesson.

If you are in key of C, then you have to play C Major chord, F Major chord and G7 dominant chord. You can use this pattern in any key.

There are many songs that are made with this simple but effective chord progression. Try this chord progression. You'll like it.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Music Memories

Most of us have some good Music Memories . We feel good when we listen to some songs after a long time. Those songs brings some good memories and a person also feels nostalgic. That is the magic of music

It has the power to bring our good memories back. Music also has power to motivate us, help us when we are heartbroken.

When I listen to some rock bands of 90's, I get back to my teenage days when I wanted to learn to play the guitar and I was searching for someone to give me free beginners guitar lessons

I feel we all get a very nice feeling when we listen to our favorite songs that we have not listened for a very long time.

I feel these Music memories make our life pleasant. What do you think?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Which guitar should you learn when you are a beginner?

There are many people who start to play the guitar want to know if they can start with an electric guitar. A person can start with an electric guitar however it's always better to start with an acoustic guitar.

There are many reasons for this. One of them is that you will never regret the decision of learning the acoustic guitar

The following are the other reasons:

1) You can just buy a cheap acoustic guitar.
2) You don't need an amplifier or a guitar processor.
3) It is necessary to recognize the sound of acoustic notes.
4) It's always easy to play guitar chords on an electric guitar because the note sustains for a long time. Your strumming will be much better and you will understand rhythm more if you learn the acoustic guitar.
5) Most of the free beginners guitar lessons are taught on acoustic guitar.

So you can see that there are many reasons to learn the acoustic guitar. You can share your opinions by posting a comment.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

5 great Guitar riffs.

These are some songs that have great guitar riffs.

Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin. I can listen to this song anytime.



Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine



Born to be wild - Steppenwolf



Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child

I love this song. excellent riff and excellent solo




Joe Satriani - Satch Boogie

Another great riff and amazing song by Joe satriani.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Making music your pofession.

How much money does a band make when they decide to tour. I think these questions arises many times a band wants to tour.

I always was looking for some precise answers. If you have ever wondered how much you can earn when you are touring with your band, this video by great David Ellefson will give you some good details. I just thought I should share this video.

To listen to David's music, you can go to

http://www.myspace.com/davidellefsonofficial

This is the official website:

http://www.davidellefson.com/

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Minor pentatonic scale

This is a video guitar lesson for a simple Minor pentatonic scale

This is the tab for the pentatonic scale pattern that I played.

e-----------------------------------------------12---15
b-----------------------------------12----15----
g---------------------------12---14------------------
d-------------------12--14------------------------
a-----------12--14-----------------------------
e---12--15------------------------------------





Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Simple guitar chords.

As I usually post about free guitar lessons, today's guitar lesson will be about simple guitar chords. When a beginner is learning to play the guitar, the person wants to learn simple chords to play and sing his or her favorite songs. Although there are many barre chords that are required to sound good, few simple guitar chords are necessary to play some easy songs.

So what are these simple guitar chords?



They are the open chords that are played on the guitar. These chords sound good when played on an acoustic guitar. To get more information about these chords, please watch this Simple guitar chords video.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Rock guitar lessons that every rock guitar player needs to know!

There are many important rock guitar lessons. What can you do to make your guitar playing to sound like rock? I feel that there are two important things which are required for rock guitar playing.

There will certainly be many other things however I feel the two most important things can be the following:

1) Power chords
2) Pentatonic scales

You can play open chords when you compose your guitar rock song, however if you want to sound cool and make a good guitar rock song, you need to play power chords with some distortion.

You can play two or three power chords with distortion and you will get a feel of playing some rock songs.

If you want to play some rock guitar solos, you need to master pentatonic scale patterns. Most of the rock songs or rock guitarists use pentatonic scales to make good rock guitar solos.

Play the pentatonic scales and power chords using a metronome and you will be soon reach your goal of becoming a rock guitarist.