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
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
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
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
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
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 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
Drop D tuning instantly makes things a little simpler, especially if you’re playing power chords. If you don’t know what drop D tuning is, it’s simply detuning, or rather re-tuning the 6th string, which is the low E string, to D. This allows you to take E-shaped power chords and play them as an A-shape,
Fingerpicking sounds beautiful. There are so many picking patterns and even if you’re a beginner, you can wing it and find some success. It’s just a case of getting your fingers to move in a fluid and relaxed way and making sure you grab the string just right. While you can change the sound of
Is there someone that’s caught your eye or captured your heart… in the best way possible, of course? At some point in our lives, most of us will experience the crazy feelings of being in love, and in some cases, that will go on to become a deeper, calmer, but no less powerful enduring flame.
Amazing Grace is one of the most popular hymns in the world. Most people will know it when they hear it, and may even know the words whether they’re Christian or not. Many musicians like this hymn because of the beautiful melody that can be simple or has as a few bells and whistles added.
If you’re just starting out learning guitar, it can be frustrating when everything that sounds good seems so complex. It’s always fun to learn to play your favorite songs (in fact that could be why you picked up the guitar in the first place), but it’s sometimes a long hard road to be able to
Our heart connects with music first than our brain does, and also in deeper ways. That’s not some poetic saying, it’s not even pseudoscience. I’m talking about hardcore research. See, the human heart is the most powerful creator and receptor of electromagnetic energy of the human body. And do you know what else produces electromagnetic
Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison was written in 1967 and has become one of the best known songs of all time. You don’t have to go far to hear a band playing this track. It’s become a mainstay with solo singers, cover bands and wedding singers all over the planet. The song has received
Christmas is a time for celebration and fun. Over the years, many Christmas songs have topped the charts. In this lesson we are going to look at some easy to play Christmas Songs. We will be looking at a combination of traditional melodies, beginner guitar arrangements, Christmas rock songs and pop melodies. All the easy
At BeginnerGuitarHQ, we aim to help you learn to become a great guitarist. Its nearly time for Christmas, so if you want to impress everyone you know while also remaining in the Christmas spirit, then use this guide to learn a few of your favourites! In this important guide, I’ll talk you through the best
At BeginnerGuitarHQ, we aim to help you learn to become a great guitarist. After you’ve got the hang of playing chords, melodies and some advanced techniques, you might want to start taking on some of the guitar solos that catch your ear. In this important guide, I’ll talk you through some easy guitar solos you’ll
At BeginnerGuitarHQ, we’re looking to provide you with inspiration to take up the guitar. Sometimes, all you need to provide that influence is an album of exceptional music. It might be specifically focused on guitar, or contain some seriously influential guitar parts. Either way, I’ve avoided giving a specific ranking. These albums all appear in
Getting into performance can be intimidating. You might be a little nervous to take the leap of faith, thinking about all the horrible things that could happen. And you might not be sure how to captivate your listeners just yet. But it’s exhilarating to stand in front of a crowd of people and bare your
Getting into guitar playing can seem pretty daunting, but it definitely doesn’t need to be. Although learning the basics of technique and theory is important, your first steps as a budding guitarist need not be steeped in the drudgery of repetitive practices and dreaded etudes. There are all sorts of songs you can begin learning
While you’re learning the guitar there are a lot of techniques and effects you’ll come across, but finding ways to apply them to music may be harder than you think. We have plenty of guides set up to teach you these techniques, but if you’re joining us here then I’ll assume you’re comfortable with them!