Category: Beginners Lessons

Beginner Guitar Lessons: Chord Box

The Chord Box The arrows horizontally point at the frets The arrows vertically point at the strings Unlike TAB the chord box is not upside down – but is a mirror image instead. ‘There are no mistakes, save one: the failure to learn from a mistake’ – Robert Fripp   Pulling your fingers out Let’s […]

Understanding TAB – Tabulature Part 3

Continued from previous page – Understanding TAB – Tabulature Part 2 Take a look at the next part in the Tab of ‘Hall of The Mountain King’ We’re now going to be playing a note on the 1st fret Use your 1st finger to ‘fret’ this note. To play the above note: Press the ‘A’ string on the […]

Understanding TAB – Tabulature Part 2

Continued from previous page – Understanding TAB – Tabulature Part 1 We’re now going to stick to one image example for each part explained. The image below is a quick example of a typical guitar tab. The above tab is the first part of ‘Hall of The Mountain King’ To play this we need to do a […]

Guitar Primer: Understanding TAB – Tabulature

All the material available on this side is gratis. The guitar lesson and online tuition material is offered here for free. Hopefully it should help those looking to get started with their learning and understanding of guitar. All the material available on this side is gratis. The guitar lesson and online tuition material is offered […]

Learning the notes on the guitar

This guitar lesson is a companion or can be seen as an alternative to a previous lesson that was writtem for this site. That lesson can be found here – click The following free guitar lesson will if followed closely give you a better understanding of the guitar and of music as well. Take a […]

Guitar Primer: Plectrum, Fingers and TAB (pt4)

Previous article: Guitar Primer: Plectrum, Fingers and TAB (pt3) Continuation of guitar primer lesson involving how to hold plectrum, how to read tab and which fingers to use. Click above picture to play sequence… This is the TAB that is being played, A few tips to try: ‘Alternative picking’ V = Down Stroke X = […]

Guitar Primer: Plectrum, Fingers and TAB (pt3)

previous article(pt2) Hopefully you’ve read the previous free guitar lessons giving you a few ideas and tips on correctly holding your plectrum. This the 3rd article in this primer will talk about fingers in relation to TAB or tablature. —Dealing with TAB— Reading guitar tabulature: Lines = Strings The ‘Bottom E’ is the thickest string […]

Guitar Primer: Plectrum, Fingers and TAB (pt2)

previous article: Guitar Primer: Plectrum, Fingers and TAB (pt1) CLICK Once you’ve got to grips(ahem) with holding your plectrum you need to get your hand position correct when striking strings. Getting a comfortable position to stike the strings of your guitar is very important. If you look at the above picture you can see that […]

Guitar Primer: Plectrum, Fingers and TAB

In the first part of this  primer I’m going to introduce how to hold your plectrum. This article is part of the free online guitar lesson material that is hosted on untidymusic.com Choosing your plectrum. The above picture is of the typical plectrum shape, of course there are others, A lot of of plectrums though […]

Guitar Primer: Understanding TAB and Chords

The past week has been a busy one in the background of this site. I’ve decided to completely overhaul the site’s look, feel and navigation. I’ve also decided to involve another topic of interest, that being learning guitar. The guitar lessons that are offered for free on this site are just that. You can donate […]