How Do I Get Better at Barre Chords?

When I hear aspiring guitar players complain about pain in their wrist and fingers from playing barre chords, I totally get it. I had a lot of dumb ideas about the guitar when I first started playing. I honestly believed that pain was a normal part of being a guitar player. It took more than … Continue reading How Do I Get Better at Barre Chords?

Is a Capo Good for Beginners?

Learning to play guitar can be frustrating if you only know a few chords. But what if there was a way to play more songs with the chords you already know? That’s what makes the capo an ideal accessory for beginners. It's a clamp that fastens across the strings at a particular fret, allowing a … Continue reading Is a Capo Good for Beginners?

The 9 Basic Chords Every Guitarist Must Learn

You've got your first guitar. Or maybe you finally dusted off a guitar you bought a while back. Whatever the case may be, you're ready to learn some chords. But where do you begin? There are nine essential chords every guitar player needs to know: six major chords and three minor chords. And if you … Continue reading The 9 Basic Chords Every Guitarist Must Learn