The Best Guitar Shop in Colorado Springs
2210 Academy Place
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Bill St. John, owner of Music Central, is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet (and a fabulous guitarist/drummer). Bill is accompanied by his gracious better half Carol and his crew of full-time service techs. Their service is fantastic, yet very reasonable. They carry a jaw-dropping stock of musical instruments, parts and accessories for every budget. Music Central is easy to find; if you’re facing the main entrance to ProSound on
Academy Place, just look to your right…
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WEB GUITAR RESOURCES
I wanted to add the following link as soon as Jenn Miller made me aware of it, on Beginner Guitar HQ.com, called How To Play Chords. It’s simply elegant, replete with clear photos showing the various chords and concepts. I was very impressed.
UPDATE: Jennifer Miller just wrote me, so I’m placing this link above their previous page:
“We just published an updated, comprehensive guide on how to approach playing guitar in different genres on our sister site, BeginnerGuitarHQ. It is completely free and you can find it here:”
The UPDATED SITE (click on the pic):
Their Original Site (click on the pic):Steven Neale, whose church band does a lot of outreach to teach kids about music, said one of the kids in his parish turned him onto this — an exceptionally useful resource for guitar beginners, on the Wristband Express site:
…do check ’em out!
Tabs & Charts on the Net
When I’m searching for tabs, my 2 favorite sites (and the 2 biggest) are:
What makes these sites so great is that there is usually a rating (1-5). The highest-rated tabs stand a better chance of being accurate.
Another great reference, especially for chords, scales and other vital info, is
A Guitarist’s Most Useful App
Psstl Shhhl Don’t tell anyone – this is a SECRET!
After learning the basics, you don’t really need an instructor at all (well sorta not)… all you need is Guitar Pro 6…
BUT HEY, Guitar Pro 7 is out –
(best 59 bucks I ever spent)
Best Backing Tracks
Bob Clayton is the founder and owner of Best Backing Tracks:
A great resource for stringed instrumentalists, well worth checking out.