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  • Welcome to Guitar Savvy

    Learn to play guitar at Guitar Savvy UK, the site for guitar news, guitar lessons, guitar tips, guitar tricks, guitar gear, guitar reviews and information on guitar training courses/resources to improve your guitar playing, whatever your skill level, from beginner to advanced.



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    • Online Guitar Courses

      Online Guitar Courses

      Head over to our Online Guitar Courses section for information on several online guitar courses available. Many of these also have free sample lessons for you to try before you buy. Reviews of these courses are being added over time.

    • Guitar Intro

      Guitar Intro

      New to guitar? Get started with our Guitar Basics section covering the fundamentals of guitar anatomy, hand labeling and positions, first (CAGED) chords, picking and strumming.



    • Guitar DVD Tuition

      Guitar DVD Tuition

      There’s an unbelievable choice of guitar tuition DVDs available from companies such as Lick Library. Choose from absolute beginner guitar lessons all the way up to learning to make your guitar wail like Dimebag used to. Learn to play rock guitar here.

    • Guitar Magazines

      Guitar Magazines

      Guitar magazines such as Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Techniques are an excellent guitar learning resource. Packed full of tabs, lessons, jam tracks and video lessons on a CD or DVD for under 6 quid a month, guitar mags are invaluable.

    • Guitar Books and CD

      Guitar Books/CD

      A huge choice of instructional guitar books/CD is out there. This format is an incredibly popular way to learn guitar (includes the excellent Rockschool Guitar and RGT Acoustic Guitar series, which can be used alone or with formal guitar tuition).

    • Guitar Influences

      Guitar Influences

      Head over to our Guitar Influences section to find out some biographical info on some of the worlds most influential guitarists (From Clapton to van Halen).





    If you don’t know the difference between an open chord, a power chord or a barre chord, or the guitar body from the guitar neck… we’re here to help you develop your own guitar savvy. If you’re a beginner, start with a visit to our Guitar Basics section, to find out about guitar anatomy, what to look for when buying your first guitar, guitar tuning methods, understanding guitar tab and the fundamental guitar chords you should learn first. Then when you’re ready to go, explore some of the ways you can further learn to play your guitar. Here you can explore some of the best ways to learn guitar including online courses, guitar tuition DVDs, guitar magazines and books/cds.

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    From the first-time or casual guitar strummer to the seasoned lead guitar or rhythm guitar hero churning out your own guitar licks and riffs by the dozen you’ll hopefully find something to interest you as Guitar Savvy grows.  If you’re buying your first guitar or even thinking of starting a band and are developing your own guitar style… blues guitar, slide guitar, folk guitar, jazz guitar, classical guitar, classic rock guitar, metal guitar and shred guitar then we’re with you all the way.  If you’re toying with the idea of learning guitar for the first time… toy no more… get yourself a guitar and get playing - you’ll be happy because you’re on the path to guitar hero-dom and we’ll be happy cos there’s one more of us and one less of them!

     

    Guitar-InfluencesWho are your influences?  Slash, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Johnny Marr, Gary Moore, Brian May, Pete Townshend, Kurt Cobain, Carlos Santana, John Williams, Eddie Van Halen, Jeff Beck, Mark Tremonti, Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher, Kirk Hammet, Jack White, Zakk Wylde, John Petrucci, Paul Gilbert and the boys from Trivium and Dragonforce for the shredders… the list is endless but we suggest you listen to as many different guitarists as you can and focus in on what you would like your style and sound to be like. Head over to our Guitar Influences section to find out some biographical info on some of the worlds most influential guitarists.   We want you to get the most out of this site and will continue to add as much high quality guitar content as possible.

    How Long Will It Take to Learn to Play My Guitar?   I can’t emphasise this enough though… it takes a long time and a huge amount of dedication and daily practice to learn to play guitar to develop a good level of speed and accuracy – guitar  is and I’m sorry if this sounds a bit of a cliche, a perfect example of “you get out what you put in”.  The thing to note however is that playing guitar can be one of the most rewarding things you will ever do.  If you really want to learn guitar and believe you can do it (and you work hard at it), you can become an excellent guitarist.  Savvy? les paul selector

     Want to learn guitar? We salute you!