With every New Year there are new beginnings. Many people want to learn how to play the guitar and make it a New Year’s resolution only to give it up in a few months or even weeks. Although so many have the best intentions, ambition and desire, they find the learning process can be frustrating. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Happy New Year 2016!
Sure this song is played on a Ukulele but don’t let that stop you from playing it on the guitar. In my latest free tutorial video you can learn the chords and the basic strumming for this song and by placing a capo on the fifth fret it makes the guitar sound like a Ukulele. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on House Of Gold by Twenty One Pilots
“Why would any body want to do web cam lessons, can’t you just find a teacher close by?” you may be asking. That’s a question that often comes up and the answer quite simply is “no,” sometimes you can’t find a teacher close to home or maybe you did but things just didn’t work out […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Taking Lessons Online, Pt. 2
This song has a fast sixteenth note rhythm but in this video I break it down into simple steps so you can build your basic strumming ability without getting a whiplash of the elbow! Learning real songs from real people, as opposed to old songs from dead people is something that so many people like […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Wake Me Up by Avicii
“Keep the thumb back” is something that many guitar students have heard over and over again. It’s not just keeping the thumb back that’s important, but rather using the thumb position to accommodate finger placement. When learning how to read music you can keep your thumb in one place behind the neck so you’re fingers […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on What About That Thumb?
Through my many years of teaching experience I found it’s always best to teach people what they’re interested in and then they’re more motivated to practice and find the learning process more enjoyable. A few years ago I started my web site for video guitar lessons, www.edkihm.com . There are free lessons for beginners and […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Taking Lessons Online, Part 1
I’m often asked the question from adults who are beginners on the guitar, “How much time should I practice?” I always say, “As much as you can,” but we need to be realistic here, too. The issue really comes down to how much time do you really have to practice? As an adult you […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on How Much Time Should I Practice?
Finger picking is a more skill specific technique than that of strumming since it requires more precise connections between the right and left hand. There are a lot of different finger picking patterns and styles. Sometimes you can find easy songs to help develop the basic skill to get started learning. The song “Dirty Paws” […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Learning Finger Picking
Learning to play the guitar at any level requires the intellect and physical ability in order to acquire a skill which of course requires some practice. Practice time can always be an issue when it comes to making time, how much time, not having enough time to practice, etc… In some cases it could even […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Help With Practicing
At some point every body wants to know how to make chord changes faster and let me tell you I know a thing or two about making fast chord changes. To make your changes fast you have to practice them slow with one continuous, fluid motion from one chord to another and completely relax your […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Learning to Make Fast Chord Changes