My Favorite Online Resources
Visit our friends at X-Tempo, makers of the amazing pok Remote Footswitch for Digital Audio Workstations - Control your DAW, wirelessly, from up to 100 feet away, with the pok.
Select Sounds LLC is a growing family-owned business specializing in quality guitar accessories at fair prices. They approach business and our customers from a Christian perspective. Inventory is limited, but grows every month. You will save on products from Elixir, Ernie Ball, D'Addario, Planet Waves, Source Audio, Shubb, Elixir, Lava Cable, and more. Check them out!
Synergistic Research Acoustic Systems, synergistic research cables, YG Acoustics and more at Scott Walker Audio.
When you already have your lyrics or audio content, and you need high quality backing tracks, check out Beats365.com. With your one-time membership fee, members can download any track, beat, instrumental, sound effect, nature sound, instrument and more, anytime you want, as well as market your resulting music to record labels, distributors, or licence individual tracks and music that the web-owner creates and posts on Beats365. You can use the beats for any purpose, as long as you record vocals over them.
Books: Songs, Instruction & Theory
The Beatles for Acoustic Guitar (Recorded Versions) - Everyone has a favorite band; for me it's The Beatles. This collection of 30 hits accurately transcribes the recorded versions of some of their best guitar work. All songs include lyrics and music notation. Most also show chord forms and tab.
Beginning Fingerstyle Blues Guitar (Book and Audio CD) (Guitar Books) - Once you can play most open chords, and a few barre chords, it's time to start learning music styles. This is a very good book for learning fingerstyle (picking) blues.
The Chord Wheel: The Ultimate Tool for All Musicians - Chord Progressions, Transposition, Theory... in an easy to understand and use package.
Guitar Chord Encyclopedia - With 36 different ways to play every chord you can think of... this may be the only chord book you ever need.
Practical Theory Complete: A Self-Instruction Music Theory Course - Music theory for beginners doesn't get any better than this.
Guitars & More
Guitar & Music Greeting Cards
123Greetings.com - Send free online greeting cards, animated cards, ecards, postcards & egreetings for: Birthdays, Graduation, Love, Weddings, Thank You notes, Invitations, Anniversaries & much more... I found a number of guitar and music related cards by typing 'music' in their SEARCH box. You could also try 'guitar' or other words related to the style or event you are looking for.
Information, Fun Facts, News...
- This is a great little site for music lovers who like to listen to good tunes and are aspiring to become musicians. You'll find interesting rock & roll facts, trivia, lesson links and other musical tidbits. Check them out.
ÜberProAudio.com - ÜberProAudio.com is a great resource for all things Pro Audio. Learn about cool music gear, instruments, studio recording tips, musicians, and much more! Checkout their HUGE "Who Plays What" section to find out what gear is used by your favorite musician.
Lessons: Private or Classroom
Click For Lessons - Will help you find private instructors who who provide fun, friendly, & patient guitar instruction in your home or their studios. All ages & skill levels. Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Electric, Acoustic, and more.
Wayne's World - I've got to put in a plug for the couple who got me started. Located in Northern Virginia, Wayne and Jennene are an instruction and performance dynamic duo! They offer instruction in guitar, bass, piano, strings, and voice in a variety of styles. You'll find instruction, patience, challenges and fun!
Lessons: Online Guitar Lessons
ABC Learn Guitar - Free beginner guitar lessons, plus tips and resources on buying a guitar, songwriting, recording, and creating a music career.
The Classical Guitarist - has everything for classical guitar enthusiasts: selection, accessories, lessons, more...
Fender Player's Club - They want to teach you... because they want you to play... because they want you to buy more guitars! Lessons are offered based on your preference of Artist, Skill Level, or Style of Play.
Guitar lessons at Play Jazz Guitar.com - Free lessons, player profiles, home study courses, articles, forums, links and more.
Guitar Made EZ - Teach yourself to play guitar. Any idiot can learn to play guitar, learn from my mistakes. GuitarMadeEz.com gives you a step by step guide to learning guitar including: showing you what to practice, giving you guitar motivation, teaching you guitar chords, what chords to know, how to effectively practice guitar, guitar habits, how do I string a guitar, what is the standard guitar tuning and more.
Guitar Nation Live - Learn to play guitar at this 'other' free site geared to beginner guitar lessons covering topics suchs as basic technique and music theory. The articles are typically short, so you can read through them quickly.
Guitar Tricks - Guitar Tricks is the pioneer of online guitar lessons. Their core learning system has everything you need to get started. Thousands of guitar lessons in all styles, techniques, artist studies, and even learn your favorite songs.
Online Guitar Books - Online Guitar Books, a great resource for guitar teachers and players.
Online Guitar Lessons - at InfiniteGuitar.com - Learn Guitar from Professional Instructors Around the World. All Styles. All Levels. Access Our Guitar Lessons Online 24/7.
Pluck And Play Guitar - Because anyone can... Free online guitar lessons for beginners and more advanced players. Includes detailed instructional videos, pictures, online tuner, chord charts and more.
Rock guitar lessons | best electric guitar lessons - Quality rock guitar lessons for beginners and advanced players. Rock guitar legends transcriptions with audio.
Lessons: Online Piano & Music Theory
Piano Lessons - Easy piano lessons for anyone from beginner to advanced. Learn To Play Piano in a Way That Fits Your Busy Lifestyle!
Lessons: Online SongWriting Lessons
Learn Great SongWriting - Learn what great songs have in common; how to touch others with your songs; mistakes to avoid; recommendations for songwriting software, rhyming dictionaries, thesaurus; get tips on writing lyrics, melody, verses, chorus, bridges, and hooks.
HitJerker-Songwriting.com - Songwriting tips and tricks for beginners and advanced writers. Find out how to write hit a song or take your creations to the next level.
Online Community and Help
The Stratocaster Talk discussion forum - If you own a Fender Stratocaster it pays to hang out with others who own, play, tinker with, and love the same guitar. You never know what you'll learn. Topics routinely include all kinds of Strat discussion, effects, pedals, recording, mods, and much more. You'll even find talk about the Telecaster, the Squire, and acoustics. Visit and learn why this is the #1 Fender Stratocaster discussion forum.
Which Electric Guitar - Which Electric Guitar - Everything you need to know when buying an electric guitar including guitar descriptions, reviews and comparisons!
Automatically Transpose Song Chords - Need to transpose a song... yes, an entire song? Type in all the chords you want to transpose, select a new key and PRESTO! The new chords appear. Don't like those? Choose another key!
Guitar Chords - Guitar chords database website with clear and easy to use interface. It features clearly labeled guitar chords (including finger numbers) a convenient online guitar tuner and a chord finder tool.
Chromatic Tuner - Our friends at SeventhString.com, makers of the wonderful Transcribe! tool, have posted an easy to use online chromatic guitar tuner! If you can't stay connected to the Internet, you can download the code and run it at your convenience.
- The best way to learn a song or figure out the chords and riffs is to slow it down. Transcribe! does a great job of maintaining tone and pitch while giving you complete control over playback. Download a free 30-day trial and see for yourself! Runs on Windows, Mac OS-X, Linux. Click here for a details, and a sound file sample.