Learn_To_Play_Guitar_Using_Free_Software

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Learn To Play Guitar Using Free Software

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Summary:
If you want to learn to play the guitar without buying a lesson package
or paying for a teacher, take advantage of the free software that is
readily available on the internet to help you to learn and practice
guitar music.


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learn to play guitar, free guitar software


Article Body:
If you want to learn to play guitar for free there's plenty of software
available to help you. This article will enable you to define for
yourself how to approach learning the guitar and guide you in setting up
the time and space necessary to make solid musical progress.

Imagine yourself sitting down to play the guitar. You want to play to
your own musical standards and to make music that impresses your
audience. You will play from beginning to end without a hitch. Your
attention will be on the music, not nervously anticipating the bits that
you can "scrape through" when you are alone in your room but could be
your undoing in front of an audience.

To learn to play guitar with a high degree of fluency, the first free
resource you will need is time. Even if you have a busy daily schedule
you can find say, half an hour to set aside to learning guitar. Think
about what you do during the day. After dinner for instance, do you sit
staring mindlessly at the television? Could you get up a little earlier
in the morning to play guitar? Failing to seriously think about when you
are going to practice the guitar will make the other elements of your
guitar education more difficult.

Once you have worked when you will practice the guitar each day, you can
contemplate the basic needs behind learning music. You can see in your
imagination how you want to play guitar, so how do you go about getting
the music into your head and your fingers?

An essential piece of equipment you need by your side is your guitar
tuner. With free guitar tuners available to download, there's no excuse
not to be in tune. I recommend the AP Guitar Tuner. It has a great visual
guide to make sure you get your guitar in tune with a minimum of fuss.

Whether you already read standard musical notation or you will be using
guitar tablature, you need to go to your friendly neighborhood search
engine and look for a free music notation program called TablEdit.
Guitarists record arrangements of songs using this program and share it
with other guitar players on the internet. You download the software in a
zip file and install it on your computer.

Now go to your search engine again and type in the name of the song you
want to learn followed by "tabledit". If your request is not too
obscure, you will get a number of web pages where you can download your
song. As an example, type "classical gas tabledit" into a search engine
and you will be rewarded with over one-hundred-and-fifty results. The
only drawback with the free version of the program is you can't edit and
save the music you are learning.

Another free guitar notation program is called Powertab, so if you can't
find a Tabledit file for the piece you want, try your search using "power
tab".

Now sit down with yourself and let the notation program play the song.
Get a good grip on how the song sounds. Then start to learn the notes in
whatever size chunks you need. Break it into licks, bars, half bars,
whatever, but don't ride over any bits that are difficult for you. The
ultimate aim is to perform a series of small movements, each one leading
to the next without unnecessary muscular tension.

If you have difficulty with any part of the song, play it slowly several
times on your notation program until you can hear it in your head. Then
try it slowly on the guitar.

Finally, if you can't find a TablEdit or Powertab arrangement of your
song, the latest version or Apple's Quicktime has the ability to slow
down any music without altering the pitch. All you need then is a sound
file and a tab or sheet music of your piece and you're ready to rock!

				
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