Learn to Play Guitar

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The guitar is one of the most common instruments for beginners to pick up – and it’s no wonder! It’s easy to learn simple, crowd-pleasing songs by plucking away at the open strings on the guitar, and from there, you can move on to chords, strumming patterns, and more.

Whether you want to rock out with a band, play acoustic at a coffeehouse, or simply just spend the afternoon noodling away on your own, mastering the guitar is a great goal. Check out our library of guitar articles to find the tips and resources you need, no matter what level you’re at!

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