Wednesday, April 15, 2009

International Guitar Month

April is International Guitar Month! That's right: we're halfway through the month of the instrument of Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Jimmy Page, Andres Segovia and Matteo Carcassi.

So what can you do? How about buying a guitar? The Houma-Thibodaux area has many great music stores with new and used guitars available and most offer lessons.

If you already own a guitar, learn to play by checking out a book about guitar playing from the Terrebonne Parish Library System!

There are also many great online sources for guitar players:

Online guitar chord chart--Even has links that play the chord when you click it so you can hear how it sounds. has neat online guitar lessons complete with detailed video explanations of what they're teaching you. Clear views of the teachers' hands.

Free guitar lessons for beginners by

Need to tune a guitar? Here's an online tuner that makes life a lot easier for guitarists. Just select your desired tuning (standard, drop D, double drop D) and pluck away.

If you want more information about the library's resources for musicians of all stripes, call or email the Reference Department. The phone number is 985-876-1733. You can also contact us via online chat! You can find the "Instant Librarian" chat box on the front page of our website.

1 comment:

craig schreiber said...

Thank you for enlightening me to the plight of the often overlooked instrument. The only time we really appreciate it is when it is in the hands of someone who really knows how to make it sing. One of my favorites you overlooked, but then again there are so many great guitar palyers. How about Stevie Ray Vaughan or Alvin Lee.