There are plenty of online resources that go into great detail when explaining music theory. However, I find that most of these resources are overly complex and packed full of unnecessary jargon. My goal with this article is to use plain English to describe the basic music theory that every guitarist needs to know.
Everyone dreams to achieve something great. In case your dream is to express yourself by writing your own unique song on a guitar, you’re in the right place.
The truth is that each of us has the inner potential to write an incredible melody. You only need a story and a little bit of imagination in order to create a masterpiece – all while using your guitar to display your “message” to the world. By composing a song, you are creating a language that may or not be understood by your audience. But this matters not because the message is still sent.
Now that you want to learn how to play guitar, where do you start and what are some of the things that beginner guitarist should know? Playing guitar is similar to other skills, and you have to start from the beginning so that you can master everything that is required.
Guitar effects pedals are commonplace nowadays, and if you’ve been playing for a while you are likely to have come across quite a selection. It’s worth remembering, however, that almost all of the effects pedals available today are based on the long history of guitarists messing around with their sound.