How to Play the D7 Guitar Chord

Seventh Chords are an excellent way to spice up your chord progression by giving it a different, more “Jazzy” aesthetic. Your D7 chord on the guitar is no different! As you read on, we’ll dissect this smooth-sounding guitar chord, and how you can incorporate it into your practice routine. Let’s dive in! How to Play

How to Play Em7 Guitar Chord

Seventh chords are a great way to spice up any chord progression. They might sound somewhat intimidating and complex just by the name, but that’s just on the surface! In fact, seventh chords can be easy to add to your chord repertoire, and fun to play! Today we’ll be going over the Em7 chord, how

How to Play Major Pentatonic Scale Guitar

Nothing is quite as distinctly pleasing as the pentatonic scale in terms of sound, and playability. Many popular songs like “John Newton – Amazing Grace”, “Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven”, and even “Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Can’t Stop” all use this scale. So how can you start? As you read on, we will

How to Play Dsus2 Guitar Chord

Have you been searching for the right transitional chord to give a feeling of “space” or “openness”? Then look no further than your sus chords. In fact, your Dsus2 chord has been used in many popular songs, such as John Mayer’s hit Free Fallin’, Bryan Adams – Summer of ‘69, The Beatles – Ticket to

20 Beatles Love Songs To Play On Guitar

The Beatles had no shortage of love songs in their discography, which has endured six decades later. So, if you want to serenade your partner, there is no shortage of songs to choose from. Many of these songs are on the acoustic guitar, with open chords, so beginners won’t be over their heads, while others

How to Play Open D Chords

There are many excellent tunings to mess around with on your guitar, however, none sound quite as beautiful as the open D tuning. When changing your tuning, it’s very easy to feel lost as a lot can change on the fretboard, making the task of playing beautiful melodies and chord progressions all the more difficult.

How to Play the A7 Guitar Chord

Seventh chords have such an interesting sound and can really add some color and character to a chord progression. The A7 chord is no exception and is very easy to learn, and add to your musical repertoire! Let’s go over it in further detail, and learn how you can start using the A7 chord today!

How to Play the G7 Guitar Chord

Are you looking to expand your chord repertoire on the guitar? Then you’re in luck! The G7 chord is one of the many seventh chords you may learn on the guitar, and more importantly, it’s fairly easy to play! For beginners, this is an excellent chord to get yourself started before learning other seventh chords

How to Play Chords in the Key of C

The key of C is where beginners tend to start, and an excellent place to begin practicing songs. So, why not learn the chords that flow together within the key of C? It only sounds logical, right? As you read on, we will cover what these chords are, and some music theory pertaining to that.

 How to Play the E7 Guitar Chord

Seventh chords are an amazing way to provide a fuller sound with more character, but for those who don’t understand them, they might be somewhat intimidating. Learning how to play the E7 chord can be easy, fairly rewarding, and fun! As you read on you’ll not only understand how this chord works, but how you

Concert vs Dreadnought Guitar: Which is Better?

Buying a new guitar is always exciting, whether it’s your first or another one you’re adding to your collection. But it can be especially confusing if you don’t know which type of guitar to get. Or maybe you’re just curious about the difference. Dreadnoughts are very popular, you see them everywhere. But then so are

How to Play the Minor Pentatonic Scale

Of every type of scale you can play on the guitar, one that has really stuck with me is the pentatonic scale. Songs like Amazing Grace, Cotton Eyed Joe, and the iconic Led Zeppelin hit Stairway to Heaven all use it. The pentatonic scale has a very unique, and pleasant sound – but even better,

60 Songs About Death For Mourning

Death is something everyone encounters in their life, and the best artists turn their pain into something for others to relate to. So naturally, there is no shortage of songs about death to express grief, mourn, and play at funerals. From rock, metal, pop, country, and rap, there is something from everyone on this round-up

How to Play the Ebm Guitar Chord – Charts and Fingering

The Ebm guitar chord, a.k.a E flat minor, is one of the rarer chords. There are only a few keys that naturally contain Ebm. Of course, it can always be borrowed from one of those keys in a song that’s in a more common key to add some spice to the mix. Having said that,

How to Play the Melodic Minor Scale on the Guitar

The melodic minor scale is an interesting scale and not only because it’s one of three different minor scales. It has such an interesting sound to it thanks to the raised sixth and seventh intervals. But not just that, you don’t play it the same way down as you play it up, at least in

15 Different Types of Guitars You Should Know About

If you’re new to the guitar as a whole, you may only be aware of two, maybe three different types of guitars. To think that there are more than 15 different types of guitars, however, seems unreal. As you read on, we will cover 15 of these different guitars you should know about, so that

50 Best Songs About California You Can Play on Guitar

California is called the sunshine state, and for good reason. The sunny paradise at the “edge of the world” is packed with gorgeous shorelines, diverse cities, music, film and television and so much culture that many deem it the quintessential state for art. California is so revered for its culture, art, and spirit, that there

50 Best Karaoke Duets of All Time (Greatest Hits) 

Whether you consider yourself a singer or not, karaoke is one of the best stress relievers; there’s nothing like screaming the lyrics of your favorite song in front of a crowd of strangers at a karaoke bar. Moreover, if you’re an aspiring superstar, karaoke allows you to show off your skills and improve your performances

34 Rock Bands With Female Singers Worth Listening To

Rock music is still seen as a predominantly male scene, but women have firmly cemented they are not going anywhere. As someone who was regularly “the only girl in the band” growing up, these groups served as a reminder that I belong in the music scene as much as anyone else does. Here are 34

How to play F#dim Guitar Chord

F#dim is one of those chords, that in my opinion, doesn’t sound great on its own. But when used in the right way, it adds a dark kind of tension that adds some drama to a song. Usually, it’s used as a bridge between two other chords so that the tension resolves. But because of

The 12 Best Cheap Electric Guitars

The cost of instruments and lessons are what often holds people back from getting into music. And electric guitars can be especially expensive compared to acoustic guitars. But thankfully, there are cheap guitars and plenty of free online resources here on Beginner Guitar HQ to help you learn to play guitar. Having said that, you

Best Chord Progression Generator

The internet has many valuable tools for musicians. As both a rhythm guitarist and a songwriter, one of my favorite products of the digital age is the chord progression generator (CPG). Using CPGs has helped me expand my musical knowledge AND experiment with some kick*ss riffs I’d never have come across otherwise If you’re reading

G#m Guitar Chord – Finger Positions, How-to, Variations

As a beginner, learning to form a barre chord can be a challenging and painful experience for your fingers. With enough practice, however, it gets easier! You’ll come to find that G#m sounds best as one of these barre chords, and offers you a ton of flexibility as these can be formed from multiple positions

30 Easy Beatles Songs on Guitar with Tabs 

The hits of The Beatles are so memorable that after listening just once, it’s hard to imagine ever not knowing them. This makes the band extremely popular, and you, a beginner guitarist, have the advantage of being able to instantly grasp these hits and develop your guitar skills. Below, I have featured 30 easy Beatles

How to Set Up a Bedroom Home Recording Studio

Are you ready to take your music production to the next level? Perhaps, you’ve started out with a simple laptop and a DAW, and are looking to enhance your space. Maybe you’re new to music production and aren’t sure where to begin. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll delve into the essentials

18 Best Green Day Guitar Songs You Need To Learn

With a discography spanning more than 30 years, Green Day has inspired countless artists. I essentially learned guitar to Green Day – and I would argue they taught me well. So, I wanted to share the best Green Day songs, which taught me something valuable. Green Day is proof that a good song does not

Bb Chord Guitar – Finger Positions, How-to, Variations

Learning chords can be incredibly beneficial to musicians alike, whether you’re learning theory, building finger strength and dexterity, or just looking for more colors to add to your musical palette. The Bb chord is no exception and may help you achieve any one of these goals. Intrigued? Well, let’s dive in! Why Learn Different Guitar

How to Use Beat Making Software

The idea of beat-making excites you, but for many of us, learning something new can be intimidating. Getting started with beat-making software doesn’t have to be. In fact, it can be a very rewarding artistic outlet that you can pour hours into, and not feel a shred of regret. Let’s dive in! What is Beat-Making?

60 Women Empowerment Songs For Rock Fans 

Women have always been a powerful force in rock music, even though they haven’t always gotten the appreciation they deserve. So, these 60 women empowerment songs for rock fans span from the 70s, to the riot grrrl movement and to the artists of today. Whether you like punk, metal, glam-rock, or more mellow songs, there’s

The 12 Best Electric Violin

So you’re in the market for an electric violin. We at Beginner Guitar looked into the best electric violins for you. While this may not seem like the best place to get that kind of info, we love stringed instruments. Many of us play more stringed instruments than just the guitar. And just like an

10 Best Beat Making Piano For Producers

Who doesn’t enjoy the piano? Without the piano, we wouldn’t have many of the various MIDI devices and controllers you see today. It’s become a staple in most music studios, and a huge part of the workflow of many modern music producers and beat-makers. Let’s get to know a little more about them! What is

Best Mixing Headphones For Producers

Headphones are but one aspect of music production that should not be cheaped out on. In fact, listening to your mix from a pair of open-back headphones, compared to a pair of closed-back might change your perspective completely on how accurate your headphones really are. Here you’ll learn more about what headphones are right for

Mixing and Mastering – What’s the Difference?

Mixing and mastering are two crucial end-steps to producing a completed work. A common misconception, however, is that both of these terms are interchangeable, and therefore, result in them being glossed over and forgotten. This article aims to help you understand their importance, and why both steps deserve much-needed attention. Mixing and Mastering – What’s

15 Famous Renaissance Composers to Inspire You

Ah, the renaissance period. It brought us great artists, scientists, philosophers, mathematicians, authors, poets and inventors like Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo, Rene Descartes, and Galileo. Renaissance means, rebirth. It was the period after the dark ages. While the art and science is most remembered from that time, it was also the era of some

23 Tips On How To Sing And Play Guitar At The Same Time

Singing and playing guitar might look easy when you’re watching someone else perform; until you try it yourself. Getting your hands, ears, and voice to coordinate is something that takes practice and skills, but I firmly believe any guitar player can do it if they put their minds to it. Here are 23 tips on

How to Play F major Scale on Guitar

Scales are considered one of the most fundamental concepts in music. These are a subset of notes out of the 12 notes found in western music. There are different types of scales based on the number of notes they contain as well as the mood they create based on the intervals they contain. So what

Learning the Caged System Guitar

In music, patterns are a fairly common occurrence that brings some “order” to something that otherwise might seem pretty complicated! The CAGED System is no different and can be quite the resource for familiarizing yourself with chord shapes and how notes on the fretboard relate to one another. Let’s dive in! The CAGED System in

52 Best Emo Songs To Take Your Guitar Playing To The Next Level

You may have already noticed emo music is having a revival. When thinking of emo music, it’s not a genre people tend to associate with strong guitar playing. While it’s not as sloppy as some grunge can be, it rarely has the soaring solos of classic rock or the precision of heavy metal. With that

The Top 12 Bar Blues Songs for Practice

The 12 bar blues are just so good. I feel the songs in my soul. If you’re into blues, and I’m guessing you are, you know what I mean. What’s more is that the 12 bar blues chord progression, 1 4 5 is common in other types of music too. So you can play songs

Learning Major Scale Guitar – Guitar Tab, Patterns, and Diagrams

As a young and ambitious musician, I can recall one of the fundamental things I learned about playing the guitar; playing the Major Scale. To be more specific it was the C Major Scale, and it was easy, but more importantly, it was fun. Let’s explore it deeper, shall we? The cover image, displaying the

How to Remember the 6 Guitar String Names and Order

Mastering the “Six Stringed Behemoth” can be a challenge that requires a lot of time and devotion. When you take the time to learn the names of each string, you bring yourself one step closer to being a better guitarist! Let’s dive in! Why Are the Names of Each String Important? The Six Strings of

Gain Explained – What is Gain and How To Use It

Once upon a time, in the days of analog, gain had a single meaning. Now In the digital era, musicians have experimented with many different ways of not only creating it, but also defining what it is. As a result, it’s become one of those catch-all audio terms that can be difficult to understand as

How to Write a Music Review Like a Pro

Maybe you’re a budding journalist who wants to cover some upcoming indie concerts. Or an influencer who wants to share your favorite old-school reggae album with your followers. Or maybe you’re just a diehard music fan with a lot to say about the latest Spotify releases. Point is, you want to learn how to write

The Best Guitar Book to Learn Guitar

When learning to play guitar, there are various methods you can use to do this. For some of us, and I include myself here, books are helpful. It was the main method I used to learn, that, and playing with other people. It’s just easier for me to process info like that. Learning to play

The Best In Ear Monitor System

If you’ve ever been in a situation where you’ve got a monitor near you on the floor, but the drums and the crowd are just so loud you can’t hear a thing, in-ear monitors start to look really good. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve just played and hoped I was playing the

The Best Metronome

If you’re ready to jump to the next experience level, then you’d better start playing with a metronome. Use it in every scenario: for practice, jams, rehearsals, songwriting, and playing live. Not every metronome is cut with the same degree of quality, though. That’s why we intend to deliver the top 10 metronomes you can

Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar Review

We’ve talked a lot about Epiphone on our site. It’s great, a top-value guitar and bass manufacturer for all experience levels and budgets. Gibson’s subsidiary is often at the top of every budget and mid-level guitar chart, and why not? They are creating “cheap” but superb Gibson-designed guitars. We’re now reviewing the Epiphone Les Paul-100

Martin MMV Guitar Review 

Martin is, perhaps, the top acoustic and classical guitar maker. Their name is part of guitar history, as they created the overly popular dreadnought acoustic guitar shape. So, today, we’re reviewing the Martin MMV, a hard-to-find custom dreadnought acoustic guitar. If you browse online, you’ll realize there’s not much information about the MMV either. The

Marshall Code 50 Guitar Amp Review

Marshall has been spoiling professional, beginner, and intermediate musicians for decades. The UK-based musical gear manufacturer is a top-tier audio device brand. Despite that, they know how to create superb affordable choices, and the Marshall Code 50 is a perfect example of what I said. The Marshall Code lineup came up in 2016, so it’s