How to Read Guitar Tabs

Tab is a representation of the 6 strings of the guitar.   The numbers in the Tab system correspond to the frets on the guitar and not to fingering numbers. Guitar Tablature is designed specifically for the guitar, it cannot be used for other instruments. As shown in...

Levels and Learning

Years ago, as a novice guitar instructor, I dreaded the moment an older and more advanced guitarist might contact me looking for lessons. I knew it was inevitable. The seeds of this foreboding had been planted several years earlier when a story was circulated about a...

The Les Paul Recording Guitar

As a young player I had owned several Les Pauls and heard about the release of the new line of Les Pauls, the Professional and the Personal. The promo for the line revolved around this being the ultimate Les Paul that was ideal for recording . It was said to have the...

How To Practice Guitar

As a kid I wasn’t very disciplined and wasn’t particularly good at practicing. When I started playing at age 12 I would just pick up my guitar and try to figure stuff out by ear. Most of my progress was a result of learning by watching friends and...