How (and Why) to Learn a Song by Ear

learn a song by ear

Written by Alex Bruce of BruceMusic.co.uk

When my team of Guitar teachers and I talk to our new students, so many of them, whatever their level list being able to learn a song by ear as one of their main aims. It seems to be something that aspiring Guitarists want to be able to do, whether they feel they need to or not. Perhaps it’s part of their perception of what a ‘real’ musician is, or just feels more authentic than using a tab or a tutorial.

10 Easy Summertime Guitar Songs for Beginners

easy summertime guitar songs
Image courtesy of Molly Martirez @ Unsplash.com

Put together by TakeLessons.com

Summer may be winding down, but it’s not too late to learn some seasonal tunes on the 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

Obscure Guitar Gadgets

obscure guitar gadgets

There are quite a few gadgets out there for your guitar that are completely practical that a lot of guitarists use. However, they are not the most typical things you may think of when you think of guitar needs. Which is why we have labeled them “obscure guitar gadgets.”

How to Get into the Guitar and Actually Stick to it

practice
Image courtesy of Luis Llerena @ StockSnap.io

Written by Colleen from Coustii.com

Are you having trouble pulling your guitar out for another practice because you just can’t get in the mood? You might be feeling like it’s too hard and that what you’ve done so far isn’t good enough. Well, you might be caught in a slump, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t kick yourself out of it.