New to guitar? Get 5 Minute Guitar the totally free, powerful beginner guitar method Watch the free videos hereX
≡ Menu

Beginner Guitar Player?

Get Smooth Control Over Your Finger Placement, Strumming and Chord Changes

Get FREE “Members Only” Access To My Easy To Understand, Beginner Guitar Method… Learn Cool Songs To Play For Your Friends and Family!


Proven Beginner Guitar Method Effective With Thousands Of Students.

tel: 1-855-W-RIPLEY

This is the kind of stuff that pro guitar players do naturally…but no one that I’ve seen will break it down and explain it like I do in this video lesson.

How to stabilize your hand to avoid hitting wrong strings & How to play fast and smooth…

+ Read More

Guitar Buying Guide: Acoustic vs Electric Guitar

Ah, the age old question. “I’m a beginner and I don’t know which Guitar to get – acoustic or electric? + Read More

So this is always an interesting topic and question that I get asked a lot being a guitar teacher. The question is: “My kid’s ____ years old. Is that too young?” + Read More

So! It’s time to get into guitar playing. First off, Congrats for making the first steps to one of the most enjoyable things on the planet!

In this article I hope to provide you with some tips on buying a guitar for a beginner.

+ Read More

Ok, so I love guitar tab but it’s kinda like sheet music for dummies. Or maybe we should call is sheet music for guitar players! haha, I guess I’m making fun of myself here!

Tab or ‘tablature’ as it’s derived from, + Read More

Restringing an electric guitar AND restringing an acoustic guitar – Kind of important? YES! Fresh strings are the greatest thing on a guitar and a sure way to improve your existing gear. + Read More

Vancouver Guitar Show

So! The annual Vancouver Guitar Show is usually around November 25th and on a Sunday. It’s been happening at The Croatian Cultural Center, right on the corner of Commercial Drive and 16th ave for the last few years.

Check out their official website @ + Read More

Just like many things in life, we need to work at a task in order to get good at it. What a drag, hey? Maybe one day there will be a ‘guitar pill’ and they will have the Slash pill the Kirk Hammet pill and more…

Ok, so until then we gotta spend time on the guitar between lessons. Or maybe you’re going the youtube route and learning on your own + Read More

Ah ye’ ol’ guitar strumming… So hopefully at this point you’ve got some chords down, and you’re switching to chords with finesse and ease, and you just need to spice up the rhythm a bit and inject some different groove into your playing? + Read More

Alright, let’s split these words up

STANDARD– so a Music conference got together in 1939 and these music ‘peeps’ decided that concert pitch was going to dial in their “A” note into 440hz.

Ok so what’s the big “D”? Well there are these things called tuners and an old school way (but still very current because of it’s accuracy) was to use these things called “strobe tuners”. Check out the company Peterson to buy one of theirs!

Anyways. + Read More

Here’s a Guitar lesson featuring the most simple guitar song and the easiest song to play on guitar for beginners.
In this guitar lesson I’ll start out with a very easy Metallica song but I’ll also show you several easy but cool guitar riffs that are surprisingly easy to play on the guitar.

+ Read More

The Emi7, Cadd9, Gmaj, and Dsus/F# or the “Wonderwall” chords as I call them, will get you playing a ton of pop and rock songs from the last 50 years of music! Especially in the 90’s and 2000’s these simple guitar chords were in a lot of acoustic songs, but even The Beatles used these!

In this lesson I’ll show you 2 songs and 2 strum patterns. We’ll learn + Read More

Wow, so a lot of beginner guitarists are searching the internet for super easy electric guitar songs!

I have this very popular 18 min YouTube video with 1M views on the subject where I teach 10 very easy electric guitar songs with tabs (tablature).

Here’s my easy, 3 step method that’s been proven effective with thousands of students:
1) Start with + Read More