When you’re learning guitar it’s important to learn a little bit about the instrument’s origins and major milestones. You should learn about the early designs to amplification as well as the story of “Rock n Roll.” Here is a fun timeline from Denver, CO instructor Kirk R..
When you start something new, like playing the guitar, it is important to learn the jargon. Knowing key guitar terms is helpful when purchasing your guitar, learning techniques, and simply talking with other guitarists. You will need to know where the pickups are, what a barre chord is, as well as how to use your capo. (You can find more information on the capo here: Ultimate Guide to Using a Guitar Capo.)
These easy Summertime guitar songs were put together by TakeLessons.com
Summer may be winding down, but it’s not too late to learn seasonal tunes on your guitar! And from “Summertime Blues” to Kenny Chesney, many of the top summer songs are easy to play. Check out the infographic below, compiled by music lessons provider TakeLessons, to learn the chords for 10 easy songs…
She is playing some very tricky arrangements and doing a great job of it! I love hearing Stars and Stripes in there–it seems to be overlooked a lot, but it is such a great song.
Star Spangled Banner Guitar Solo (National Anthem)
A beautiful rendition with his inspiration on the wall in the background! He took some liberties of his own and made it fun.
by Stephanie Jackson
The sound of her guitar is absolutely beautiful. The chords that she is playing are very tricky, but she moves through them with grace.
Patriotic Medley–solo guitar
by Vince Carrola
The arrangements he puts together are not purely tradition, but they are still beautiful. I love how he starts off slow and then picks up steam as he goes; when you’re trying to evoke emotion, tempo is critical. When he comes back to America the Beautiful at the end, he ties everything together.
Happy Fourth of July, Patriotic Medley on Acoustic Guitar
Maybe because it’s the first one I watched, or because I have a soft spot for The Battle Hymn of the Republic (thanks Grandpa!), but this is my one of my favorite patriotic songs. The guitar is simple and perfect. There is nothing showy about this recording, just three beautiful songs and the performers emotion.
Please let me know which was your favorite. Enjoy your 4th and thank you to all the men and women who made and still make this nation great!