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Chord Boxes - Everything You Need To Know

Chord Boxes - Everything You Need To Know

One of the most widely used form of guitar notation is the "Chord Box". Chord boxes can be used to easily learn new chord or scale shapes that can be applied to thousands of songs in any style of music.

 

First Songs: Hey There Delilah

First Songs: Hey There Delilah

Hey There Delilah from the Plain White T's is a fun and relatively easy song to play. It's got some pep in its step but don't forget about Youtube's handy feature that allows you to slow video's down without changing the pitch! T

his is a great Early 2000's song, stripped down and simply produced so it's very easy to hear the guitar parts. We have the chord charts and tabs on display in this video to help you out and if you want Bill's original transcription, just leave a comment and we will send it your way.

Absolute Basic: A Beginners Guitar to Amplifiers

Absolute Basic: A Beginners Guitar to Amplifiers

The quick and beginner friendly guide to amplifiers. If you're just starting with the electric guitar and want to know the most common useful terms and techniques, this one is for you!
Beginner Guitar - Absolute Basics: Parts of the Guitar & Tuning

Beginner Guitar - Absolute Basics: Parts of the Guitar & Tuning

First and foremost, let's take a quick look at the basic anatomy of the guitar. Here you'll learn how to get tuned up and what to call the parts of the guitar.
First Songs: Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)

First Songs: Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)

Hey Everybody! It’s Bill Uhler here! I’m a guitar teacher from The Music Gallery. Today we’re going to take a look at the Green Day song “Good Riddance (Hope You Had The Time Of Your Life)”. Let's break it down.
Maintaining Humidity for your Guitar | The Music Gallery

Maintaining Humidity for your Guitar | The Music Gallery

Anyone that has been into the shop knows we take humidification seriously around here. Because wood is porous, it's inevitably affected by the environment and humidity level. Acoustic guitars are prone to warping, cracking, sinking, and weather checking due to hydration issues. Our repair department constantly sees bowed necks, acoustic tops dropping, fret ends sprouting, weather checking on finishes, and even body cracks from drying out. So here we'll address what we consider to be the most reliable way to avoid dealing with any of the above-mentioned repairs!

How to Care for the Finish on a Guitar  | The Music Gallery

How to Care for the Finish on a Guitar | The Music Gallery

Here at the Music Gallery we're always looking for more ways to take care of our instruments. Whether you're playing a Yamaha Classical or Gibson C...
How to play Let It Be by The Beatles for Beginner Guitar with Bill Uhler

How to play Let It Be by The Beatles for Beginner Guitar with Bill Uhler

Bill Uhler walks us through The Beatles "Let it Be." A Great tune for beginners with only 4 chords, Bill breaks them down and makes this timeless classic easy! Message us for more info on lesson with Bill or any of our other great instructors!

Quick Guitar Lesson: Knockin' On Heaven's Door

Quick Guitar Lesson: Knockin' On Heaven's Door

Knockin' on Heaven's Door is a Bob Dylan classic, timeless in every sense of the term, covered by hundreds of great artists. It's a great song for the beginner guitarist with only four, a steady strumming pattern, and a WHOLE lotta repeats! Fun to play on acoustic and electric, the Gun's n' Roses version from the 1990's re-popularized the song with a new audience. Heavier guitars and some killer solo's from Slash didn't hurt! A great tune to add to your jukebox no matter your skill level as this tune is adored many millions!
Quick Guitar Lesson: A Beginner's Guide to Notation Methods for Guitar with Bill Uhler

Quick Guitar Lesson: A Beginner's Guide to Notation Methods for Guitar with Bill Uhler

Hey everybody, Bill Uhler here from The Music Gallery! I'm doing a series of lessons for beginner students and today, I wanted to talk a little bit about music notation. Most first-time students are learning a new instrument and also learning how to read notes for this instrument. There are a few different methods of notation for guitar and other stringed instruments that you should be aware of. They are chord diagrams, standard notation, tablature, and lead sheets.
Quick Guitar Lesson: A Beginners Guide to Better Strumming

Quick Guitar Lesson: A Beginners Guide to Better Strumming

Zach is the guy who sits at the front desk and typically greets you when you walk in the store. You can call him with questions about anything Music Gallery Academy or music education related whether it be billing, scheduling, finding the best fit for you or your child, ways to make more of your practice time at home, or whatever else you can think of!
Quick Bass Lesson: That Motown P Bass Sound

Quick Bass Lesson: That Motown P Bass Sound

Looking to get that thumping, muted Motown Sound? Zach can help! Left handed muting takes some serious practice but it opens up the dynamic and sustain range of the instrument opening up new sounds.