The dots on the guitar neck are visual references. They help you jump to a different part of the neck quickly, easily, and with accuracy.
For example, if you were playing Tunnels by the Arcade Fire, you might play a power chord on the 1st fret followed by a power chord on the 10th fret. The dots, being visual references, make a nine fret jump a bit easier.
The rest of this post will go over all the details of the dots on a guitar neck, what they mean, and how you can use them to augment your guitar fun. Let's hit it...
I'm certain that this next piece of advice will register will just about everyone:
Only buy a guitar if you're in love with it.
The trouble is, how do you find a guitar worthy of your admiration? Luckily, this post gets into all of the nerdy details.
The D chord on guitar is often difficult for beginners to guitar. This post will show you how to play the D chord and troubleshoot it. Let's hit it!
To grossly over-simplify, guitar pickups are permanent magnets that are coiled with copper embedded underneath the guitar strings on your guitar.
These coiled magnets create a magnetic field which then detects disturbances in the movements of the strings and transfers that signal to an amp.
If your eyes are glazing over, I empathize. Seriously, I do. The rest of this post will clear up the mystery of guitar pickups. Let's hit it.
Though there are two ways to play the A chord on guitar, this post will show you how to play both of them.
Ever wondered what standard tuning on a guitar actually is? This post clears it up.
If you know the E chord, the A minor chord on guitar is ridiculously simple...