Guitar

The guitar is arguably one of the most popular family of instruments. It is a medium-sized string instrument, usually with 6 strings tuned E4, B3, G3, D2, A2, E2. Guitars are traditionally made of wood, with strings that may be of nylon, gut, or steel. These can be played with fingerpicking technique, plectrum, or a combination of both. Guitars project sound either acoustically or through amplification devices. These set of characteristics (size, tuning, material, strings, technique, and sound production) define the different types of guitars: the most common classifications are 'classical', 'acoustic', and 'electric'. Modern guitars were preceded by the Renaissance guitars, vihuelas, and Baroque guitars. Nowadays, the guitar is a primary instrument in nearly all the popular genres. In classical music the guitar never enjoyed the popularity of the piano or the violin, though it was an affordable instrument and it featured prominently in chamber music. Many composers explored its capabilities as a solo instrument, especially it reached its modern form, at the turn of the 20th century.

Here you'll find the resources you need to take your first steps into the world of guitar playing. In the Essentials section you'll find the answers to the most common questions you'll face when first approaching the instrument: which guitar you should choose,what accesories to buy, how to practice, how ...

A chord is a group of three or more notes sounding simultaneously, though they can be also found in 'arpeggio' or 'broken' form, where the notes are played separately, yet still considered as part of a chord. Chords are present in many musical traditions of the world, and constitute an ...

Frequent scales Modes Other scales Major scale  Ionian mode  Chromatic scale Minor scale  Dorian mode   Hexatonic scale Harmonic minor  Phrygian mode Flamenco scale Melodic minor  Lydian mode Gypsy scale Pentatonic major Mixolydian mode Enygmatic scale Pentatonic minor Aeolian mode In - Sakura scale Blues scale Locrian mode Hirojashi scale A ...

Here you'll find everything related to guitar technique and how to develop your playing efficiently and into the style you want. Click on technique guides for a progressive series of lessons starting with how to prepare for guitar playing, stretching exercises, warm-ups, etc. Then dwelve into picking, fingerstyle, harmonics, and ...