My name is Ricky Sharples, and I love the guitar. This blog is offering info on how to play a guitar for free.
It’s like a cake mix. You can find the ingredients here, but YOU need to supply your own heat. To take advantage of free guitar lessons and tools you need to be aware of what kind of guitar playing you really want to do. Who do you want to sound like? What kind of guitar sound turns you on?
Here is an introduction to my collection of free guitar lessons in the form of some of my most popular posts:
Take all the time you want to browse the posts on my blog. You will find links to free guitar tuners and tab editors, reviews of paid guitar courses, free video guitar lessons and lots of other stuff you will need to learn to play the guitar for free.
The conventional wisdom for teaching guitar is to give the student a wide background of theory and practice that he can draw from later in his career as a professional guitarist. The end result is a well-rounded musician who can play and improvise in many styles of guitar playing and be able to step into a recording studio and provide backing for a singer at short notice. This is an ideal view of teaching guitar but it doesn’t suit everybody and if you look at the procession of guitar innovators of the past four or five decades, there are almost no “well rounded” musicians amongst them.
Learn To Play A Guitar For Free is aimed at helping you to use your own musical tastes and whatever small amount of self discipline you have to begin exploring your interest in the guitar. The blog is like a smorgasbord – you can choose from any genre as your interest takes you and if you wind up being a guitarist who is happy to play a small repertoire of music using techniques you have chosen to work with, then that’s better than an enthusiastic amateur being discouraged by a teacher who insists that he “needs” to learn to read music or be master of a number of techniques.