There are a number of useful resources on this site, but some very cool ones available on other sites as well.
- Guitar Chord Finder
- Guitar Tuner
- TAB and Music Theory Lessons
- Jargon Buster
- Parts of The Guitar
Guitar Chord Finder
There’s a great little chord generator you’ll find in the side bar on this site. Just type in the key of the chord, and then select the type (e.g. augmented, minor, add9).
Then choose where on the fretboard you’d like to play the chord – it’s a great way to find interesting inversions of any chord. The Guitar Lesson website developed this handy little app.
You might like to try another interactive chord finder (developed by Mike Gieson). This gives you an overview of all the significant chords for a particular key, so you can see them all at once.
And just so you’re spoilt for choice there’s an alternative chord finder at all-guitar-chords.com
Sometimes, when you’ve been noodling on your guitar, you come across an awesome chord but don’t know what it is. This handy reverse chord generator will help you to identify it and give it a name (developed by Chicken Wing Software).
Tune up your guitar to standard tuning E-A-D-G-B-E, or try an alternate tuning. There are 50 to choose from with the interactive guitar tuner from Mike Gieson.
The Guitar Tuner can be found here. Don’t forget to have your speakers turned on.
Keep in time using this handy metronome which ticks. You’ll need your speakers on for this too.
It’s nice and simple and shouldn’t distract you when playing. There’s no accented first beat though, so you may prefer a different metronome.
Mike Gieson has come up trumps with a metronome that has a variety of sounds and can accent the first beat if you want. It can be a bit glitchy if you try and change the beat while it’s in play mode.
I found that I needed to de-select all the sounds to stop the metronome as the start/stop button didn’t always kill the sound. Nevertheless, it’s a great tool so check it out the metronome .
Learn How To Read Guitar TAB and Music
Learn how to read TAB and how to read music from a guitarist’s perspective.
A fairly comprehensive jargon buster, or glossary, of the terms used by guitarists and their meanings. This covers parts of the guitar, techniques, and musical terms.
Parts of The Guitar
All the terminology related to an acoustic or classical guitar can be found Parts of the Guitar page