Hi, welcome! My name is Gianca, I'm a guitar teacher and a software engineer . I was born and raised in Italy , I hope you’ll like my English :-)
Since I started teaching guitar, I've been creating tutorials, ebooks and interactive software tools to help students like you learn chords, scales, progressions and fretboard navigation , and much more. I've published all the resources on my site, so everyone can use them for free (full story here).
I hope you’ll find my site useful, and the most important part, you’ll have a lot of fun!
Thank you, grazie and ciao!
First Time Here? Let Me Introduce The Site (Don't Worry, It's Free!)
On this site you'll find tons of resources designed to improve your guitar skills, so you might find useful a quick recap on what's available here. All the stuff on this site is available for free, apart from some complete ebooks that help pay server bills.
Free: Find Plenty Of Reference Pdf in The Download Area
The first thing you'll want to do here is to grab the free reference pdfs: you'll get quite some material about chords, scales, progressions, music keys and so forth, so be sure to request your free access to the download area:
Free: Learn Chords, Scales, Fretboard With Interactive Learning Software (It's Fun!)
This is one of the most appreciated sections of the whole website: our interactive guitar learning software. You'll enjoy some training games that will help you memorize all the notes on the fretboard quickly, or learn new scale and arpeggio patterns, and many other things. The software runs in the browser, so there's no need to download or install anything.
Free: Improve Your Knowledge With Free Lessons and Tutorials
A serious section with plenty of tutorials about the different aspects of playing music: how to build chords, playing arpeggios up and down the neck, songwriting, ear training, and many other things. There's too much in this section to be condensed into a few lines, so be sure to click on the link below:
Free: Discover New Chords And Scales With FaChords Libraries
We have the most comprehensive chord and scales dictionaries out there: our libraries have diagrams fully packed with information: note names, fingers positions, tones in the chords/scales, as well as mp3 sound and many different pattern options.
Never Picked Up a Guitar Before? Here You Go!
Of course a total beginner section is available here. Did you just decided to start learning how to play the guitar? Congratulations! It will be a fun and rewarding journey . I promise you! We have created a guitar learning roadmap that will show you the first steps to take. Click the lik below to start:
Is FaChords Guitar really free? What is the catch?
There is no catch, FaChords is a labor of love , with my website I can share my passion for guitar and connect with people from all around the world; so here you'll find tons of free resources (pdfs, tutorials and software).
However, visitors keep growing, and server bills are expensive; so, to keep the website free for everybody and support the project , I also offer some complete pay ebooks: (which are awesome, judging on customers reviews :-)
What Users Say
FaChords is the No. 1 site for learning guitar...
FaChords is the best site for guitarists of all levels to learn from on the internet bar none, and it's all free! Gianca obviously puts a tremendous amount of effort into the site, and there are lots of free "tools" for learning from. Gianca also sends out many useful resources to learn from on a regular basis, and he is always available to offer help or advice. I can't recommend his site more highly. Sean, Dublin, Ireland.
A free site that fills in the gaps in...
A free site that fills in the gaps in your theoretical knowledge. Whats not to like? There are excellent on-line programs that help with fret board memorization, intervals, chords and scales. There are lots of articles on almost any aspect of basic guitar playing. A good site well worth registering with to fill up gaps in your knowledge of basic theory.
This website is the best I have found…
This website is the best I have found online that covers just about everything I could want much more. I love the scales application that shows you all the patterns across the fret board so you have fluid connectivity going across neck. And the chord encyclopedia covers many different ways to play a chord - one for sure to fit your needs. Keep up the great work team! Thank you all!.