Quincy Jones says learn your favorite songs note by note!

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Welcome to Guitar Kitchen!

Guitar Kitchen hopes to help folks learn more about music and guitar. There is a progressive 12 lesson study method intended for the first 3-6 months of learning guitar. There are lessons on how to play folk, flamenco, and jazz guitar. Also, in the near future (Feb 2009), guitarkitchen will begin to include ideas, art, video not directly related to playing guitar.

Recently Added

First lesson in Chinese!!!
Blues in A in Chinese - 吉他厨房 - 音弦 – 布鲁斯音乐的速度

April 28, 2009
Una clase como tocar blues. Espero que te ayude!

April 15, 2009
Added a video for the lesson about 50s rock and roll in G. This includes talking about the pentatonic scales you can use to solo over the chords. The video was recorded at the beach so there is some background waves and a soccer game! Check out lessons 7.

April 11, 2009
Added a video to the introduction of the 3 month lessons. It basically talks about what is contained in the introduction. Introduction to Lessons.

April 7, 2009
The reggae lesson translated into Spanish. Here's the original and here's the translated version : Aprender a tocar la guitarra reggae.

April 5, 2009
A short review of the book "The Artist's Way". It talks about a lot of the issues that folks might encounter in the creative process. I think it is a good book to read for anyone, including students of the guitar.


The lessons section contains all the lessons.

The tools section has links to items that we recommend for learning. So far, this means a "favorite" metronome and what we think are the best albums to start out playing along to.

The help section has answers to commonly asked questions.

If you have a question or comment, go to our contact section.

A section on non-guitar related ideas just started, too.

Guitar Kitchen philosophy

Our teaching philosophy in brief:

  • Musicality over technicality
  • Proper technique + stay relaxed
  • Play with people and records
  • Make your own music

Teachers > internet!

Sure a bunch of amazing musicians learned music on their own. But taking lessons from a good teacher is the way to go! Guitar Kitchen strongly recommends finding a very good teacher in your area.

If, for some reason, you do not take lessons, learn from your friends, from music and from places like GuitarKitchen. Even if you do take lessons, talk to your friends, listen to music and check out Guitar Kitchen.

A good teacher

  • loves music
  • loves to teach people
  • makes students feel generally good about themselves
  • is currently involved in making music
  • is a good musician

I would suggest anyone wanting to learn more about music to find people who have learned a great deal about music and can share their knowledge in a constructive manner.

Bienvenidos a GuitarKitchen!(la cocina de las guitarras?)

La primera clase! Sobre REGGAE!

Este sitio esta escrito en ingles pero un proyecto es tener articulos en espanol tambien! Mas que una idioma, enfocamos en estilos de musica de interes a todo el mundo, pero sin dudo a mundo latino, como salsa, flamenco, funk, rock, folk, bossa nova, samba, reggae... Ojala que descubras algo nuevo aca! Ademas, tal vez, en 2009 vamos tener articulos en portugues, frances, arabe y chino!

Coming soon

  • more lessons - currently 22 lessons
  • video lessons for each lesson - currently 2 lessons have videos
  • play along tracks for each lesson
  • general ideas about healthy living

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