1. Where Do I Find Good TABs/Chord Diagrams?

Here are some good online resources for TABs/Chord Diagrams (always trust your ears to know whether the transcription you choose is accurate or not):

  • Ultimate-Guitar.com
  • 911tabs.com
  • Songsterr.com
  • Guitartabs.cc
  • Chordie.com
  • Purchase a songbook by [easyazon_link cloaking=”default” keywords=”easy guitar tab” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” tag=”rockmind-20″]Hal Leonard[/easyazon_link] or [easyazon_link cloaking=”default” keywords=”cherry lane guitar” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” tag=”rockmind-20″]Cherry Lane[/easyazon_link]

 

2. How Do I Find A Song’s Tempo?

This isn’t as difficult as you may think. Here are some ideas that work for my clients:

  • Search Google – *INSERT SONG TITLE HERE* tempo
    (i.e. Blackbird tempo)
  • Search Songbpm.com
  • Search BPMdatabase.com
  • Tap along to the song using your metronome’s Tap Tempo feature
  • Look at tempo marking under the title of the song if you have the songbook
  • If you still can’t find the tempo, then please Contact Me and we’ll tell you the tempo

3. How Do I Find A Song’s Key?

There are many ways to find a songs Key. Here is the simplest way:

4. Where Can I Find A Good Metronome?

Here are some metronomes I recommend (online, app, and hardware):

  • On a computer – a.bestmetronome.com
  • On a smartphone – Guitar Tuna app for iPhone + Android (also acts as a great tuner)
  • Korg MA-30 (if you can find one) or [easyazon_link asin=”B0055BMQG0″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”rockmind-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Korg MA1BL[/easyazon_link]

5. What Recording Device should I use?

Recording yourself playing is crucial to tracking your progress on guitar.

And the best part is that ANY recorder will do. SERIOUSLY.

Ideally, you want one that includes the date of the recording, so you can easily measure progress. Make sure you have a quiet environment and you have enough memory on the device to hold multiple clips.

Here are some ideas:

  • Smartphones have decent mics and are convenient – a recorder app should be built into the phone
    (i.e. Voice Memos on an iPhone)
  • Use your laptop if it has a built in mic – Quicktime, Audacity, Garageband, and Logic are all good recording options
  • Buy a dedicated voice recorder like the [easyazon_link asin=”B005756GYM” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”rockmind-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Olympus VN-7200[/easyazon_link] or the [easyazon_link asin=”B00P9SI8IE” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”rockmind-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]iGearPro[/easyazon_link]

6. How Do I Document Notes & Chords On A Fretboard?

Here is the online tool I recommend to my clients:

7. Additional Software

This software is great for segmenting Songs & Riffs, slowing them down, and looping them over and over so you can play along. I use this software on a DAILY BASIS and I can’t tell you how much it has helped accelerate my guitar learning and playing!

  • Visit YouTube to MP3 (http://www.youtube-mp3.org)
  • Copy & Paste your favourite YouTube video link in the search box
  • Click the Convert Video button