As a teacher, I like to use songs as a method for learning. Some of the most popular songs are the simplest and easiest to play. The song “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line uses only four chords with a very simple two measure rhythm. If you’re a beginner and the chords are too difficult you […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Learning to Play Using Popular Songs
Getting your chords to sound good is not a matter of pushing your fingers down with brute strength. It has more to do with your posture, placement of fingers and developing the control and ability to arch in the smaller joints of the fingers. This can be achieved by using easier chords that incorporate open […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Trouble With Chords?
Fingerstyle arrangement is a term adapted from what was commonly known in Jazz terminology as “chord melody”, which is when you take a popular song and play it as a solo on the guitar so the melody can be heard along with the chords. An artist is free to play it the way he or […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on What is a Fingerstyle Arrangement?