Tag: guitar help

Easy Guitar Picking- One Direction “Little Things”

Easy Guitar Picking- One Direction “Little Things”     Hi :)  Finally got the picking tutorial up for  “Little Things” :)  Check it out! LLG♥    

Figuring Out Guitar Chords- Technique Or Talent?

Figuring Out Guitar Chords- Technique Or Talent?   Hi there!  I had this comment on the “About LLG♥”page- “hey can you suggest how to find guitar chords yourself?” I thought “What a great question! I can do another ‘HH&T’ post!”  (Helpful hints and tips.)  So here’s my reply:                                                                                       IT’S  ALL  IN  THE  EAR! I’ve been told that I just have an “ear for it”, but it’s not like I just hear a song and immediately pick up my guitar and play it- However,  that has happened quite a few times and I have to tell ya, it is awesome when it does ;)  Anyway, below are the steps I use that may help you….or not.  Maybe it is all in the ear ;)   I HAVE THE SONG AND ITS LYRICS READY TO GO. First off, I always have the song I’m trying to figure out in my itunes. (Or on the link if it’s a request and I […]

Your First Guitar? Tips and hints to help you learn quick!

Your First Guitar? Tips and hints to help you learn quick!   Hi all :)  So anyone get a new guitar for Christmas- Their first guitar?  Playing guitar has been an incredible experience for me and I want everyone who is wanting to learn to be able to, without getting frustrated and giving up!  I hope somehow, someway everyone  can find themselves to this site!  I think I have very simple, easy to play songs on here!  And I answer all question and try my hardest to make everything understandable ;) I started doing my own tabs/chords because being self  taught, I needed the chord placement exactly where the chord change was happening!  It was very confusing having chords sporadically placed above the lyrics. So my tab’s/chords are very precise and it makes it easier!   I then realized I kind of have an ear for figuring out songs and everything just rolled from there!  Who knew!  Someone with no musical experience of any sorts could do this!  That’s why I think anyone can learn to play guitar!! I’m gonna start posting tips that I wish I had known back then, when I was trying to teach myself how to […]

Guitar Restringing Time! Oh Joy….

Hi there!  It’s guitar restringing time.   I’ve been putting this off for a couple months now.  I was hoping to just take it to Guitar Center and they would nicely do it for me, but I never got over there.  Now with it being the holidays I’m sure they’re too busy,  so I’ll have to suck it up and do it myself :( I found a tutorial on youtube and it’s very helpful!  I feel a little bit at ease about doing it myself now.  It will be the first time I’ve restrung my Taylor guitar since I got it in April, so I’m kind of nervous ;) So check out the video, this guy knows his stuff ;)  (Simply staring with taking “off” the old strings, I now see all the mistakes I’ve made in the past when restringing my old guitar!) LLG♥        

Capo’s and Transposing…

    So, I’ve had a lot of inquiries over the few years I’ve been playing, about capo’s.  “How can I play this without a capo?” (transpose it!), “I don’t have a capo and when I play this it sounds very wrong” (because it needs to be transposed to remove the capo!), “You talk about transposing.  What is that?” and on and on.  Here’s some explanations :) “What is a capo?”  It’s a tool used to change the pitch of your guitar.  The higher the fret number it’s placed on, the higher the pitch. “What is transposing?” Transposing is changing the key you’re playing in. “Will transposing combined with the use of a capo, keep the song in the same key?” -Yes and no.  Say a song using no capo is in the key of ‘A’.  If you transposed down 2 half steps and put a capo on the 2nd fret, that ‘A’ becomes a ‘G’ so yes, the key ‘technically’ changes but only because an ‘A’ transposed down 2 frets becomes a ‘G’. Make sense?  The transposed chords will still play right along with the song as if you were using no capo and still in they key of  ‘A’.   All chords will change depending on what fret […]