Should a guitarist learn standard music notation, or just guitar tablature?

One of my online students just wrote me a letter, asking whether he needs to learn to read standard music notation, or is tablature enough. …a few guys locally who are in the local music biz and they all tell me that guitar, or any other instrument for that matter, should only be taught with the standard music notation……

Guitarist Rhythm Troubles – How to Stay on Beat!

Lots of beginner and even intermediate guitarists have rhythm problems. I did as well. Actually, guitarists are notoriously known to have no sense of rhythm whatsoever. That’s why drummers were created, to help us stay on beat 🙂 The problem is not really that we don’t have a sense of rhythm, but I think it…

Alternate Picking Tips

One of the most important and useful lead guitar techniques beginner guitarists must learn at an early stage is alternate picking. Most beginners tend to pick the strings only downwards, which is a bad habit to get used to. If it’s not dealt with right in the beginning, changing to alternate picking will be harder…