Links & Resources

The Best Guitar Shop in Colorado Springs

Music Central, Colorado Springs

2210 Academy Place

Colorado Springs, CO 80909

719-596-5553

Bill St. John, Owner of Music Central Colorado
Bill St. John – Owner, Music Central, Colorado Springs, CO

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. 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…

WEB GUITAR RESOURCES

On Tuning – the Best Piece Yet…

TUNING: This is the most comprehensive article on tuning I have yet encountered — thank you, Terry Stephan, for this extremely useful tutorial!

Liam Flynn of The Music Grotto put together this “11 Basic Guitar Chords” page, which is very easy on the eyes:

11 Basic Guitar Chords, by Liam Flynn, Owner of MusicGrotto.com

“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 Music Grotto is a real cool site, and it features a broad range of info for singers of the most listened-to styles, from Screaming to Opera and beyond.


UPDATE:  Jennifer Miller just wrote me, so I’m placing this link above their previous page:

The UPDATED SITE (click on the pic):

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.

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:

Reference

When I’m searching for tabs, my 2 favorite sites (and the 2 biggest) are:
911tabs
Ultimate Guitar
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

All Guitar Chords

Best Backing Tracks

Bob Clayton is the founder and owner of Best Backing Tracks:

Guitar Backing Tracks

A great resource for stringed instrumentalists, well worth checking out.

Tabs & Charts on the Net

When I’m searching for tabs, my 2 favorite sites (and the 2 biggest) are:
911tabs
Ultimate Guitar

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.

Reference

Another great reference, especially for chords, scales and other vital info, is  All Guitar Chords

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 –

BUY it @ https://www.guitar-pro.com/en/index.php?pg=guitar-pro

(best 59 bucks I ever spent)