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Complete guide to tuning your guitar
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Complete guide to tuning your guitar

How to Tune a Guitar Tuning a guitar makes each string sound like a particular note. This is accomplished by tightening the string using the tuning mechanism at the end of the guitar neck. A traditional guitar has six strings while a bass guitar has four, and tightening the string stretches […]

10 Easy Songs to Play on the Guitar
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10 Easy Songs to Play on the Guitar

10 Easy Songs to Play on the Guitar The hardest part of learning to play the guitar is not just nursing your fingertips for weeks; it’s also finding songs that you actually enjoy vs. having to play the do-ray-me songs of your childhood. Below, we’ve added 10 songs you can […]

Great Guitar and Music Quotes
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Great Guitar and Music Quotes

We’ve always had a strong affinity for the words that have come out of the mouths of guitarists and musical artists, and, at one point, one of FindAGuitarTeacher’s earlier designs incorporated hundreds of quotes we had collected over the years into the text that populated our thousands of pages. We […]

Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard Gives Guitar Lesson!
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Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard Gives Guitar Lesson!

You’re never too old or too young to learn, and, based on what Brittany Howard, lead singer and guitarist for Alabama Shakes, did, you’re never too famous to teach either. A story by Dave Pierini in Cult of Mac reveals that Brittany responded to a request for help with the […]

Meryl Streep: Guitar Lessons 8 Hours a Day For One Month
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Meryl Streep: Guitar Lessons 8 Hours a Day For One Month

I’ve been seeing posters like the one above for the newly released movie, Ricki and the Flash, (starring Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer, Audra McDonald, Sebastian Stan, and Rick Springfield) in my travels around New York City for quite a few weeks now and have to admit that I was […]

The Every-Other-Week Guitar Lesson Phenomenon
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The Every-Other-Week Guitar Lesson Phenomenon

James Berry, a guitar teacher on FindAGuitarTeacher, offering private guitar lessons in Brooklyn, has submitted the following article outlining his thoughts about the variable efficacy of guitar lesson length and guitar lesson intervals. We invite you to read what James has to say, as well as to weigh in with your perspective […]

A Visit to The Fender Guitar Factory
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A Visit to The Fender Guitar Factory

It would be nearly impossible to estimate the number of guitar teachers on FindAGuitarTeacher who own a Fender guitar or bass and/or suggest to their guitar students to purchase one. The Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars, as well as their Precision and Jazz basses have taken a god-like position in […]

You Tube Guitar Lessons Not As Good As The Real Thing!
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You Tube Guitar Lessons Not As Good As The Real Thing!

Minneapolis (Minnetrista) guitar Teacher Scott Jensen possesses strong and impassioned ideas about the value of learning guitar with a guitar teacher in person, and he was kind enough to send us this article in which he outlines the pitfalls of learning guitar via YouTube guitar lessons rather than availing yourself […]

It’s Called “Playing Guitar” For a Reason!
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It’s Called “Playing Guitar” For a Reason!

The idea of learning to play guitar is that it will enrich your life with the sheer pleasure of finding a way to express yourself and connect with others on a uniquely human level. However, all too often, aspiring guitarists (as well as accomplished guitarists) get distracted by the technical […]

Skype Lessons Revolutionizing The Guitar Teaching Industry!
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Skype Lessons Revolutionizing The Guitar Teaching Industry!

Guitar teachers can now teach guitar to anyone, anywhere! The demand for Skype guitar lessons is on the rise, as the opportunity for aspiring guitarists to take guitar lessons with their perfect guitar teacher is no longer limited by scheduling conflicts or geographic constraints. The advancing technology of Skype, FaceTime, […]

Learning How To Play Guitar: Magic vs Hard Work
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Learning How To Play Guitar: Magic vs Hard Work

Brooklyn guitar teacher James Berry, whom many of you know from his interviews with other guitar teachers on FindAGuitarTeacher, has been a contributor to this blog on a number of occasions, and he’s sent us another article – this time in response to the recent dust-up between Taylor Swift and […]

The Art of Teaching Beginning Guitar
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The Art of Teaching Beginning Guitar

James Berry, who gives guitar lessons in Brooklyn, New York, and who has a guitar teacher profile on FindAGuitarTeacher, has written an article as part of an ongoing discussion about the art of teaching beginner guitar lessons. James’s very pertinent subject matter is in response to a topic initiated by […]

Tips On How To Play Guitar Better in 2016
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Tips On How To Play Guitar Better in 2016

Learning how to play guitar or learning to play guitar better must be at the top of the list of millions of people throughout the world … especially at the beginning of a new year! Following through with one’s promise to oneself might, at times, seem a difficult and overwhelming […]

Rhythm Connects You With Other Musicians
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Rhythm Connects You With Other Musicians

One of the hardest, yet most crucial, elements to master in playing guitar, or any musical instrument, is rhythm. Everybody’s got it, but most seem to lose touch with it when they begin to learn an instrument. Randolph Walker, who teaches guitar in Roanoke, Virginia, and who has a profile […]

Guitar Lessons: Playing Songs Inspires Motivation
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Guitar Lessons: Playing Songs Inspires Motivation

Lesley Diane teaches guitar in Greenville, South Carolina, and her straightforward, enjoyable, and effective approach to teaching guitar is reflected in her description of her guitar lessons: “Practical, supportive lessons based on the music you want to play. We’ll work together on basics and skill-building essentials, but you’ll be working on real […]

Don’t Be a Google Guitar Player!
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Don’t Be a Google Guitar Player!

Scott Jensen is a guitar teacher on Lessons.com, giving guitar lessons in Minneapolis – St. Paul, and when we put the call out to guitar teachers for articles about the experience of teaching/learning guitar, Scott sent along this very timely, pertinent commentary on the importance of working with a guitar […]

Taylor Swift’s Guitar Teacher Tells All!
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Taylor Swift’s Guitar Teacher Tells All!

At the Lessons.com offices, we often find ourselves wondering aloud about how various well-known musical artists learned to play guitar, and after watching a performance on The Ellen Degeneres Show of Taylor Swift and Zac Efron playing a song that she taught him, our curiosity turned to whether or not she had […]