Articles by the Good Guitarist staff.

Do I Need A Capo?

Do I Need A Capo For Guitar? When I first started getting beginner guitar lessons Omaha, I used to think that I had to be able to play everything without a capo. Maybe it was a macho thing - I felt it was a crutch. It's easy to see where this line of thinking comes [...]

2017-05-18T12:45:42-08:00 March 4th, 2017|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Beginner Guitar Songs

Beginner Guitar Songs: Simple 2 and 3-chord Tunes To help you memorize chords better, and practice chord switching, we've compiled this list of 2 and 3 chord beginner guitar songs. It's organized by which chords are used, so you can learn just 2 or 3 chords and get started with your favourite tunes right away. I'll [...]

2019-05-07T14:43:14-08:00 July 15th, 2016|Categories: Article, Resource, Strum Along|

Absolute Beginner Guitar Lesson – Learn the EASIEST chords and practice along!

Your Very First, Beginner Guitar Lesson This lesson was made with the absolute beginner in mind. If you just bought your guitar, or you are borrowing one to see if you like it, then this is the perfect lesson for you! We go over the two easiest chords (that sound pretty darn cool) and practice [...]

2017-05-18T12:45:45-08:00 July 11th, 2016|Categories: Article, Resource, Strum Along|Tags: , |

The Easy Way To Play The F Major Chord

For most guitarists, their journey begins with some basic open chords. E, A, D, G, C, maybe some minor chords. But then the day of reckoning finally comes as you flip through songs and see it - F major. Up to this point, everything’s been more about co-ordination and training your fingers to go to [...]

2017-05-18T12:45:46-08:00 June 29th, 2016|Categories: Article, Resource|

4 Tips That Make Barre Chords Easier To Play

While there is no such thing as an easy barre chord, per se, there are plenty of ways to make them easier to play. With the proper techniques in place (and a little attention to detail) you can quickly master these shapes in a way that promotes longevity and makes them sound clear and crisp. [...]

2017-05-18T12:45:46-08:00 June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Article, Resource|Tags: |

Everything You Need To Know About Barre Chords

Barre chords (not bar chords!) are movable shapes that are usually used to play chords that aren’t available in the open position. (Ever heard of an open B chord? How about F#?). When you put 1 finger across multiple strings, you are barring the strings. You can take any open chord that is played with [...]

2018-11-11T13:49:08-08:00 May 20th, 2016|Categories: Article|Tags: |