How to Play Beginner Guitar Chords

I cover the basic shapes of major and minor chords for beginner guitar players. Chord diagrams and finger placements are included. An Approach to Learning the Chords This is just one of many approaches to learning the chords. Finding your own way is sometimes the best way. Like Bill Evans once replied to his brother who had asked him for …

The Fingerstyle Guitar of Luiz Bonfá

A Short Bio on Luiz Bonfá Brazilian guitarist, Luiz Bonfá, was born in Rio de Janeiro on October 17, 1922. At the age of 11 he took up the guitar and studied with Isaias Savos, a Uruguayan classical guitarist. In the late 1940’s and early 50’s, he played a samba influenced style of music that predated Bossa Nova. In the …

Danny Boy – solo guitar tab

I play a fingerstyle solo guitar arrangement of the “Danny Boy” (also know as “Londonderry Air”) in the video below. You can find the free tab with chords and standard notation below the video. The lyrics and origin of the song are located near the bottom of the page. The Solo Guitar Tab The arrangement of “Danny Boy” AKA “Londonderry …

Thirteen Thoughtful Music Quotes

“I am hitting my head against the walls, but the walls are giving way.” – Gustav Mahler     “Without music, life would be a mistake.” – Friedrich Nietzsche     “If you lack technique, you lose the freedom to create.” – Paco de Lucia     “Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.” – …

Silent Night – solo guitar tab

I play a fingerstyle solo guitar arrangement of the “Silent Night” in the video below. You can find the free tab with chords and standard notation below the video. The lyrics and origin of the song are located near the bottom of the page. Solo Guitar TAB I like to learn the melody first, then the chords and finally the …

How to Arrange a Fingerstyle Guitar Solo

A “fingerstyle guitar solo” is also called a “solo guitar arrangement played fingerstyle.” Sometimes it is simply called “fingerstyle guitar.” But, “fingerstyle guitar” also means fingerstyle accompaniment – like when someone plays the guitar to accompany their voice like James Taylor. And a “guitar solo” could mean the same thing as the part in the song when the guitar player …

O Christmas Tree – solo guitar tab

I play a fingerstyle solo guitar arrangement of the “O Christmas Tree” in the video below. You can find the free tab with chords and standard notation below the video. The lyrics and origin of the song are located near the bottom of the page. Solo Guitar TAB I like to learn the melody first, then the chords and finally …

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear – solo guitar tab

I play a fingerstyle solo guitar arrangement of the “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” in the video below. You can find the free tab with chords and standard notation below the video. The lyrics and origin of the song are located near the bottom of the page. Solo Guitar TAB I like to learn the melody first, then the …

Freight Train – solo guitar tab

I play a fingerstyle solo guitar arrangement of the “Amazing Grace” in the video below. You can find the free tab with chords and standard notation below the video. The lyrics and origin of the song are located near the bottom of the page. The TAB I’ve created a simple Travis Picking arrangement of the “Freight Train.” If you are …

Greensleeves – solo guitar tab

I play a fingerstyle solo guitar arrangement of the “Greensleeves” in the video below. You can find the free tab with chords and standard notation below the video. The lyrics and origin of the song are located near the bottom of the page. The melody to “Greensleeves” was also used in the song, “What Child is This.” Solo Guitar Tab …