Welcome to The Guitar Source

The ultimate guitar resource for music theory and practice

'The Guitar Sourcebook' and this resulting website was written over several years in my spare time, and includes many of the tips and tricks I have picked up along the way.

Here you will find just about all you need to know about playing the guitar. I have tried to keep it as simple as possible, with clear diagrams and tablature on most pages.

It is intended for students of the guitar who may know nothing about music, as an introduction to practical music theory and guitar method. It is also an excellent reference for more advanced students as a source for practical and compositional ideas.

To get the most out of the information presented here, it is recommended you download the entire 77 pages of this site as an ebook, print it off, and keep it as a reference manual. Click here to download.

This site (and the downloadable ebook) is broken up into 5 sections:

Use the navigation bar on the left to navigate the sections. Happy playing!


About the Author

Steve Marcus

Hi, my name is Steve Marcus.

I have been playing guitar for around 29 years. I have been a guitar tutor for several of those years and have performed and written songs in a wide variety of bands. I got the guitar 'bug' when I was 17; I wanted to learn everything there was to learn, and I couldn't put it down. Here's hoping you will get the same bug. The key I think is lots and lots of practice, and a desire to get it right no matter how many attempts it takes. I hope you have as much fun learning as I did!