A Chord Variations on Guitar

Here we will look at a number A chord variations on guitar. An A chord is made up of three notes: A, C#, and E. The A chord is one of the first chords a new guitarist should learn. It is probably one of the first bar chords a guitar student will attempt. Open A Barre Chord The first version of the A chord we'll look at uses a number of open strings, giving you a full sound.…

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Beatles Songs in the Key of C

Chances are, C is one of the first chords you learned on guitar. Now you are ready to learn some Beatles songs in C. The list below is quite lengthy. Keep in mind, Am is the relative minor to C, so they are included as well. Also, the Beatles like to play medleys, so you may notice some of the songs change keys. If you try to learn any of these songs by ear, chances are you will…

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How to Play C Chord on Ukulele

In this lesson we look at how to play the C chord on ukulele a few different ways. C is generally the first note you learn on an instrument, so it makes sense to learn the C chord first. It really makes sense on a ukulele, because it only requires placing one finger on the fretboard. Notes of the C Chord The C major chord only has three notes: C, E, and G. The C is the root,…

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How Much Should My Band Charge?

So your band is ready to play out. You have the sets all worked out, equipment is ready and now it is time to book some dates. If you haven't booked a gig yet, get ready. Because how much you charge is going to come up pretty early in the conversation with whoever is booking you. There is no easy answers. In fact, every new business or freelancer will come across this situation. If you ask for too…

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How to Play Guitar Solos for Beginners

For the beginner guitarist, learning to play solos can be daunting but it doesn't have to be. They is to understand you are playing music. If it sounds good to you, then you are going in the right direction. If it doesn't good? Try something different. The Yardbirds - they had a few famous guitar players... Time needed: 5 minutes. Steps to Play Guitar Solos for Beginners Learn the chords to the song This may seem obvious but it…

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Blues Guitar Practice Routine

Here is a blues guitar practice routine that will be both challenging and enjoyable with a goal to make you a more versatile guitarist. While many people assume that blues is a limited genre anyone who plays it knows the possibilities are endless. 1. Finger Exercises Chances are you have been doing finger exercises since you picked up the guitar. If so, that’s good. Don’t stop. If not, start today. The benefit of finger exercises include loosening your…

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9 Kid Songs for Ukulele

Whether you a teacher singing to your students, a parent playing for your kids or teaching a child to play the ukulele. These kid songs for ukulele all have two great qualities: they are easy to play and they are familiar. Why the Ukulele is Perfect for Kid Songs The higher range of the ukulele, the nylon strings makes the ukulele perfect for your favorite kid songs. Also, let's face it, the diminutive size of the instrument makes…

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Old School Blues Songs Everyone Should Know

Whether you play rock, country or pop music, there are certain old school blues songs every musician should know. Every music genre has its key tunes .Jazz cats should know Misty, My Favorite Things, and Take Five. Rock guys need to know Johnny B. Goode and Smoke On The Water. Even if they don't ever want to play them, chances are they know how play them. Here are some of the selections for the blues. Blues has been…

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Beatles Songs in the Key of G

Here is a whole list of Beatles songs in the key of G. Most of these songs will start with a G chord and probably also include C and D major chords as well. Keep in mind, E minor is the relative minor of G major, so expect to see some E and A minor chords. While you can find the tabs for all of these songs on Ultimate Guitar Tabs and a million other sites, if you…

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