One of the best things about learning the guitar is the fact that there are loads of 3 chord guitar songs beginners can start playing almost immediately. By almost, I'm referring to the fact that you will have to be able to form basic chord shapes, and change in between them, but once you can, you'll be rocking with AC/DC, and twisting and shouting with the Beatles!
But first things first, learn those beginner guitar chords. They'll take you a long way, and are really the foundation to thousands, if not tens of thousands of really popular guitar songs. Also, being able to change in between these chords is very important, as once you start playing songs, you'll need to be able to move from one chord to the next, without much hesitation.
So without further ado, here is a list of really cool, yet really simple 3 chords songs to play on guitar:
JamPlay.com is quickly becoming one of the largest online guitar lesson websites on the Internet. They offer a competitively priced service, but it gets even better. These JamPlay coupon codes will allow for a discount on Jam Play services of up to 25% off of the normal price, which is always nice to have.
Before presenting the coupon code you will need to write into the appropriate box upon signup, lets talks a bit about what JamPlay is.
It is the no. 2 online guitar learning website, preceded only by GuitarTricks. No matter whether you're an absolute beginner, or an advanced player looking to go deeper into the ins and outs of specific genres, you'll be in for a treat with Jamplay.
And without further ado, here are the promised JamPlay coupon codes, which will allow you to save 25% off their normal pricing:
Arobas Music, the makers of the great tool Guitar Pro have released a Guitar Pro app for Apple and Android devices. The Guitar Pro app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch has most of the features of the original GP software, the only major thing missing is the music composing part of GP, which is not a big deal in my opinion, since I wouldn't want to compose on a smartphone. The screen is too small and the functions would just be too complex.
Guitar Pro for your phone does a great job of playing your already existing Guitar Pro files though, which is why most people get Guitar Pro in the first place. Oh, make sure you download your favorite tabs from our Guitar Pro tabs database, it's absolutely free.
So what else do the Guitar Pro Android and iPhone versions do?
The blues is one of my favorite genres on guitar, I teach it to students all the time. Why? Because it's easy and loads of fun. If you're at an intermediate level, you're already at a stage where you can play astonishing blues riffs and solos like BB himself if you know some basic blues guitar techniques.
And you know what, these blues techniques are mostly basic guitar techniques that you are probably familiar with already. If you can already play some of the more complicated songs in the guitar song lessons section of the site, you are at the stage where you might consider getting some blues guitar lessons, since you are already at the level where you could be playing the blues.
But enough rambling, here are the guitar techniques you'll need to master if you want to play blues:
One of the most common questions I get from my students (both online and offline) is:
Tom, what's the easiest way to learn guitar?
If I had a dollar for every time I heard that 🙂
So, my young Padawans, let's have a look at this question in detail.
Can learning guitar be easy?
If you are looking for an easy way to learn to play guitar in 10 days, you just got to stop and ask yourself a few things.
- Can I really build a complex skill in a week?
- And if I could, wouldn't everyone be playing guitar like Slash?
Don't be silly now. There is no pill you take and wake up the next day and become awesome at guitar. Are you looking for a quick and simple way to learn chords, scales, and whatnot? Well, sorry, but there isn't any. You have to work for it, and it will take a while.
Guitar stars like Eric Clapton, Slash, BB King make it look so easy, right. Yeah, but they've been playing for decades. How long have you been playing?
Once you've made the decision to start learning guitar, the first step will be to actually get one. At first sight, guitars have mysterious specifications and technical jargon that you won't be able to comprehend, so it can be a daunting process for a beginner who doesn't have a clue about anything guitar related.
To make things a bit simpler for you, here are some tips on buying the best first guitar.
Being able to instantly identify, and move to different notes along the fretboard is a must know skill for anyone serious about learning to play the guitar. Knowing your way around the neck of the guitar is important for playing chords and chord progressions, for improvising, and an absolute must if you want to start writing your own songs as well.
Learning the notes on the fretboard is not really hard, it just takes some studying. Thankfully, the guitar is built in such a way, that allows us to easily identify the notes on 4 of the 6 strings, after learning the notes on the low E and A strings. This is due to the relationship between the notes on the strings. If you haven't done so yet, watch our video guitar lesson on learning guitar notes, I explain the following on video, which makes it even easier to digest.
Playing at jam sessions is an important milestone in the life of all guitarists. Getting together with other like-minded people is great fun, fosters friendships, and will really advance your guitar skills.
After playing guitar for 20+ years, I've had my share of jams, good ones and bad ones.
There are a number of guitar skills you already need to be comfortable with in order to be able to play acoustic or electric guitar at jam sessions with other musicians, here they are in no particular order. Read more
If you prefer playing the electric guitar and are comfortable with the basics from our beginner guitar lessons, you'll be glad to know that we have several solo guitar lessons on our website, each one giving you step-by-step guidance on learning the most popular riffs and solos. As you know, our video tutorials contain animated tabs, which makes them very easy to follow, especially for beginners learning the electric guitar.
The main advantage of learning lead guitar with our solo video lessons is that we concentrate on teaching you through making you play real music, not just single exercises. Through learning to play popular riffs and licks, you'll be advancing your lead guitar skills as well. This combination of practicing through playing songs will mean that your practice sessions will remain exciting, you'll actually want to practice as much as you can, since you'll be making great music. This is the biggest advantage of learning songs, you'll stay motivated and really want to play as much as you can, due to the fact that you'll be playing the solos you've been listening to for years.
We have several guitar lessons on popular songs which use awesome guitar solos for you to learn. Here are the top 3 watched lessons on guitar solos we have at TheGuitarLesson.com, check them out: