Guitar Theory, Ear Training and Reading

Blank Guitar Sheets

Blank Guitar Sheet Resources Hey guys, On this page you will find sheets of blank TAB, standard notation, chord diagrams, and scale diagrams. These are great for keeping track of what you have been practicing or simply writing down your own new ideas. Just click the icon of the sheet that you want to dowload….   Read More » 

Guitar Theory

Introduction To Understanding Guitar Theory! Learning the theory of guitar is not always the most exciting or fun thing to learn, but it can be the most helpful. Once you learn and master all of the topics covered in the guitar theory section you will be leaps and bounds ahead of most other guitarists. Take…   Read More » 

Understanding The Major Scale

Learn How To Play And Use The Major Scale On Guitar! Understanding the major scale is very important for beginner guitarists because all of your scales arpeggios and chords are based on the major scale. In this lesson we are going to walk you through the formula for a major scale and give you a…   Read More » 

How Guitar Chords Are Made

Learn How Guitar Chords Are Made In This Guitar Lesson! In this guitar lesson I am going to show you how guitar chords in a given major key are made. Each note in every major scale has a chord associated with it. We will be in the key of G major for this lesson so…   Read More » 

Major Guitar Chords

Learn How To Play Major Chords On The Guitar! In this guitar lesson we are going to learn how major chords are made. We will be in the key of G major for our example, so lets review the G major scale before we get started. The G major scale is spelled G, A, B,…   Read More » 

Minor Guitar Chords

Learn How To Play Minor Chords On The Guitar! In this guitar lesson we are going to learn how minor guitar chords are made. First we will need to review how a major chord, or triad, is made. Once we have the major chord built, all we have to do is change one note to…   Read More » 

Diatonic Guitar Thinking

Learn The Guitar With Diatonic Guitar Thinking! In this guitar lesson we are going to go over diatonic thinking as it relates to the guitar. Diatonic thinking means thinking about all of thenotes, chords, scales and arpeggios that occur naturally in a given key without any altered notes. To get this idea across, we will…   Read More » 

Relative Minors On Guitar

Learn How To Play Relative Minors On Guitar! In this guitar lesson we are going to talk about relative minor keys on the guitar. First, we will define what a relative minor key is and then we will show you how you can use this information to enhance your guitar playing. For this lesson we…   Read More » 

Reading A Guitar Chord Chart

Learn How To Read A Guitar Chord Chart! In this guitar lesson we are going to go over how to read a chord chart on the guitar. We are talking about the type of chord chart that you would find in a “Real Book” or when you show up to play a cover gig. If…   Read More » 

How To Read Guitar Tabs

Learn How To Read Guitar Tabs In This Guitar Lesson! This guitar lesson is going to be all about tablature. Tablature or TAB is a system that graphically tells you where to put your fingers on the fretboard in order to play a specific song or musical idea. It is nice to be able to…   Read More » 

How To Read Guitar Rhythms

Learn How To Read Guitar Rhythms On Sheet Music! In this lesson we are going to be learning about how to start reading guitar rhythms. This is a great place to start learning how to read music or chord charts. A solid understanding of how to read rhythms will make reading music on the guitar…   Read More » 

How To Read Sheet Music

Learn How To Read Sheet Music For The Guitar! Being able to read music is a great skill that every guitar player should at least try to acquire. Reading on the guitar can be pretty difficult for some players. Many guitar players start trying to learn how to read only to get frustrated and quit….   Read More » 

How Key Signatures Work

Learn How Guitar Key Signatures Work! This guitar lesson will teach you how to find out the key signature of a given key and how to tell what the sharps or flats in that key are.  It is probably best to just memorize your key signatures, but understanding this how key signatures work will go…   Read More » 

Ear Training On Guitar

Train Your Ears To Learn The Guitar! In this short series of lessons you are going to start learning how to train your ears to recognize intervals and chords. Being able to do this is very important for you as a guitar player. Training your ear to recognize certain musical elements will allow you to…   Read More » 

Finding Song Keys On Guitar

Learn How To Find The Key Of Any Song On Guitar! Being able to find out what key a song is in is a very good skill to have as a guitar player. There are a few things that you can work on to start being able to find out what key a song is…   Read More » 

How To Recognize Chords

Learn How To Recognize Chords On The Guitar! In this guitar lesson we are going to learn how to start recognizing chord qualities. Recognizing chord qualities simply means being able to hear if a chord is a major or minor chord. This is a great skill for any guitarists to have especially if you want…   Read More » 

How To Tell What Chords Are In A Key

Learn How To Tell What Chords Are In What Keys On The Guitar! In this guitar lesson we are going to go over how to tell which guitar chords are in a given key. This can be really handy if you want to start learning songs by ear or even writing your own songs. In…   Read More » 

Intervals On Guitar

Learn How To Play Intervals On Guitar! This guitar lesson is all about how to find intervals on the guitar fretboard. An interval is simply the distance between any two notes. If you would like to get more familiar with the idea and sound of intervals check out the ear training lesson How To Recognize…   Read More » 

How To Recognize Intervals

Learn How To Recognize Intervals On The Guitar! In this lesson we are gong to begin learning how to recognize different intervals by ear. An interval is simply the distance between two notes. Learning how to recognize intervals by ear is not only great for your guitar playing but for your overall musicianship as well….   Read More »