Sawlon offers hundreds of instructional videos. Tabs are included within video or in some cases, as a downloadable pdf. He is an excellent teacher.
A little handy-work will get you started with a make-shift capo, plectrum, or other guitar accessories.See all Do it Yourself articles » Tools
Online resources like a metronome, tuner, software, and more.See all Tools » Printables
Blank chord, tablature, and fretboard sheets are available as a printables guitar resources.See all Printables »
The following sites contain band-specific collections of tabs. These sites are great because they tend to have complete or near complete tab collections of high quality. This list is courtesy of Guitarrit
The Avett Brothers [Visit]
Bob Dylan [Visit]
Dave Matthews Band [Visit]
Dead Milkmen [Visit]
Elliott Smith [Visit]
Frank Black: [Visit]
Foo Fighters [Visit]
Fountains of Wayne [Visit]
Grateful Dead [Visit]
Iron and Wine [Visit]
Judas Priest [Visit]
Led Zeppelin [Visit]
Leonard Cohen [Visit]
The Magnetic Fields [Visit]
The Misfits [Visit]
The Mountain Goads [Visit]
Neil Young [Visit]
Nick Drake [Visit]
Neutral Milk Hotel [Visit]
New Model Army [Visit]
Pink Floyd [Visit]
Pearl Jam [Visit]
Queens of the Stone Age [Visit]
Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon/Mark Kozelek: [Visit]
Sigur Rós [Visit]
The Slackers [Visit]
Smashing Pumpkins [Visit]
Sonic Youth [Visit]
Steely Dan [Visit]
Stone Temple Pilots [Visit]
Tegan and Sara [Visit]
They Might Be Giants [Visit]
Tommy Emmanuel [Visit]
Video Games [Visit]
The White Stripes [Visit]
The Who [Visit]
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While watching the "Where the Light Is" John Mayer concert, I noticed something interesting that he was doing with his guitar. Mixed in among his usual playing was, he was playing above the nut on the guitar. This is actually a fairly easy trick and I’m rating this as ‘beginner’ level.
So, let’s do this. Of course, you can’t do this trick if you have a locking nut like on a Jackson, but if you have a Strat or another open-nut electric guitar - then you can do this, and it makes the entire string vibrate (while played open).Continue reading Behind the Nut Playing
A week ago I gave out a survey at r/Guitar. I asked the following questions:Continue reading r/Guitar Survey Results
Did you know you can still tune your guitar if you don't have a tuner? You can use a method called relative tuning, which will make your strings sound harmonious together, although you should only do this if your playing by yourself. There are two popular ways of tuning relatively.Continue reading Relative Tuning Techniques
Chordmate is a simple program available for Mac or Windows for looking up and playing chords. It also allows you to assemble chord progressions and play them.
Capo for mac is a simple program that makes it easier to tab or learn songs by ear. You simply drag a song into the program and it will offer a multitude of options that make tabbing a song out or playing along real easy.
For example, the program allows you to change the speed of a song. So you can slow it down, making it easier to hear every note. Additionally, there is a looping option that enables the player repeat a section of the song. This can be useful for tabbing a song out or building speed on a particular section.
I'm not sure if there is a market for a tablature search engine, but I've been experimenting with googles custom search engine service and thought I'd put a simple search engine geared towards finding tablatures a try. The custom search engine lets you select the sites that will be indexed.
Doing this has allowed me to add my favorite tablature sites, while ignoring the lyric sites that you tend to get when searching for tabs and some of the crappier spammier sites. Hopefully this will make looking for tabs easier - and only provide users with the higher quality tabs.
Anyways, here is is. Give it a try and tell me what you think.
For a long while I have wanted to integrate a solid track of lessons for beginners to be able to use to learn guitar. Today I began importing in the youtube videos by Justin Sandercoe into an 'absolute beginners' course.
I have added supplementary material to some of the videos, which appears below and allows the user to learn a little extra or practice without having to rewind the youtube video. Oftentimes youtube seems to freeze up when you jump around a lot.
In the future I intend to create courses on more advanced topics - mixing videos from a variety of sources and including some entirely written articles.
If you have any sets of guitar lessons you would like me to add to the site or know of any cool ideas for a series or course please get in touch with me using the contact form.Absolute Beginner's Course »
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