Month: October 2019

Getting Started on Guitar

For those about to rock…

So! you’ve been looking around the internet for Guitar Lessons. You might not be set on whather to have one to one lessons, learn online or try learning from a book. Well whatever your learning style we are here to help!

We specialise in one to one lessons in Petersfield. But in this article we are going to offer you some free materials to help you get started playing the Guitar at home. 

Assuming you already have a Guitar and sitting with it in front of your computer, you are going to want to start jamming right away. But before you do! you need to make sure you’re in tune. 

How to Tune your Guitar

We highly recommend at this point you have or invest in a clip on or plug in tuner. They are not expensive, good ones around £15 to 20. You can also download apps on your smart phone to perform this function. Some of the APPS are Free.

Lets get riffing!

Now you’re in tune using an electronic tuner and watching our handy video. You are now going to want to start playing some form of tune. So lets start by learning to read TAB. Learning to read TAB is the gateway to learning all your favourite tunes and licks with ease. 

The video below uses TAB in and provides a demonstration on how to play a famous lick. But if you need more guidance, you can also refer to our How to read TAB guide by clicking here.

So whats next!

I am glad you aasked! 

The next thing you will need to get down to start playing all your favourit tunes is chords. Chords are groups of notes played together in unison. These form the foundation of most of the songs we love. 

Where to go from here.

You we have essentially just shown you some of the basics of playing Guitar. With these core concepts down, you will be able to start to refine your skills and learn more songs you love over time. 

The next part is up to you. If you found learning from these videos useful, then maybe online learning is the way for you. There are 1000s of courses online, there is even a free one on youtube from us!

Or if you want to progress quickly and need someone to help you get motivated and inspire you to rock stardom. Then you could always consider a one to one tutor. Which, coincidently Guitar Academy provide in Petersfield.

Thanks for stopping by and check out our website and social media and all that jazz to learn more about us and more about Guitar.