Posts Tagged ‘guitar lessons’

Getting More Out of Pentatonic Scales

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Ed Note: The following article is a guest post by Roger Panella of Village Guitar Studio based in Chicago, Illinois.  Roger is an accomplished teacher and a professional jazz guitarist that graduated Magna Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music in Boston.  In this article Roger discusses how we can get more out of the major and minor pentatonic scales.


Beginner Guitar Lessons

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

A friend asked us today for recommendations for beginner guitar books or websites helpful to someone who’s just starting out on the guitar.   Admittedly we were short on answers.

I think it’s fairly trivial to find resources for those of us who’ve been playing for a short time – people who already have some basic knowledge, know how to tune the guitar and can read tabs and chord diagrams.  If you’re in this category – Try this out.

But what to do about someone starting from scratch?  Is it possible to learn by yourself or do you need some face time with an actual person to learn some of the basics before you can set off on your own?