Hi! Welcome here. My name is Gianca, I live in Italy, I'm a software engineer by day, guitar player by night .
Some years ago I built this site as study support for my guitar students, and now it's available, for free, to the guitar lovers worldwide community.
Back in 2013, I started FaChords Guitar. Its mission is to help guitar players improve their skills with step-by-step tutorials , free ebooks to download , interactive learning software and top learning resources recommendations , and today has reached over 15 million views worldwide .
This is my little contribution to the greater good. I always liked the following advice:
"Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality!" Dalai Lama
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 a couple of pay ebooks: (which are awesome, judging on customers reviews :-)
Whether you are a complete beginner or an accomplished musician, here you'll find something useful for you:
Want to memorize the notes on the fretboard ? Learn new scale patterns? Chord shapes all over the neck? I've created some specific software tools to help you improve every aspect of guitar playing. The software is free and runs in the browser , so you don't have to download or install anything.
By accessing the free download area, you can get some pdfs with scale shapes, chord charts, music theory references and more. This material will help you a lot in your guitar learning journey, guaranteed!
You can enjoy some in-depth tutorials that will help you understand how to create chords, fretboard navigation, how to practice most effectively, and much more. There are tutorials for all experience levels.
For those who want a complete, professional step-by-step guitar learning system , I've created a detailed guide that will help you find the lessons that better fit your needs. The Internet is full of video lessons of all kinds; it's not easy to find what works best for you . This guide will help you find the right path and become an accomplished guitar player.
One great thing about this website is ... Wonderfull and not to count amount of musical information easy for any beginner to use and have fun. Thank you very much Mr. Gianca on your generosity indeed...!!!
Very useful tools to help with playing…
Very useful tools to help with playing the guitar and also free.
FaChords is really a helpful platform…
FaChords is really a helpful platform for both guitar teachers and learners. I am a frequent visitor of it, I run a music school.
I really like this guitar tool
I really like this guitar tool, it’s handy and very informative as well as being well set out.
FaChords Guitar is one of the best…
FaChords Guitar is one of the best resources available today if you are really interested in learning guitar.
Excellent source for guitarists
I'm an advanced guitar player and found FaChords Guitar about two years ago. For me this site is an excellent source for music theory and practise, tips and tricks, ebooks and tutorials and a lot more. All for free. A great site which I recommand wih all my heart. Thanks a lot Gianca. Greetings from Germany,Dieter
FaChords is an awesome site
FaChords is an awesome site. Gianca provides a fabulous suite of tools for learning the guitar and without a doubt, they have helped me to become a better musician. He is very generous and offers these educational tools for free, i would recommend it to anyone learning to play guitar.
Free with no catches
Great site with great learning tools and literature for free. Will reply to your emails too.
Does a very good job of of explaining…
Does a very good job of of explaining the ins and outs of playing the guitar. A different approach compared to other sites that deal with learning to play the guitar.
Great tutorial tools!
The music lessons are really down to the basic and very practical . Because of the fluency in the art of teaching, I have really learnt a lot and I have loved every bit of the tutorials. Keep up the good work and God bless. ThanksAsaph.
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FaChords has helped me and motivated me tremendously with chords and tips on guitar playing.
Valuable site for information beyond…
Valuable site for information beyond the norm about music on guitar. Great interactive tools.
Useful resource for guitarists
Handy resource of practical information, guides and advice. Newsletters are informative and not too frequent.Free materials are great for beginners.
FaChords has a great way of teaching.
FaChords has explained music and guitar theory in a very easy and logical way for anyone to understand. I have been playing for many years and still benefited from their work. I highly recommend them to any player.
This is very good
Great guitar resource
fachords.com joins the ranks of oolimo.com and guitarscientist.com as having some of the best free tools for learning guitar anywhere on the web.
FaChords Guitar is one of the best…
FaChords Guitar is one of the best websites I've found for learning guitar. I only wish I had more time each day to make use of all the exceptional resources it offers. Thank you Gianca!
After an absence of playing guitar for…
After an absence of playing guitar for 30 years I've taken it up again. When I put it aside the internet didn't even exist! I found FaChords online and while I'm early in the process it has been a huge help and possible more importantly, encouragement in my journey back into musice as a hobblyThank you, Gianca!
Perfect site...gives more then it asks
Perfect site...gives more then it asks. P . Roelink
FaChords has been extremely helpful
FaChords has been an extremely helpful resource for learning and also recommending other helpful sites.
Very helpful info and details
Very helpful info and details. As an intermediate level guitar player I find the best information provided to be helpful in writing process and refreshing skills. Highly recommended
Very helpful and useful site
Very helpful and useful site , with many good news and good types.That all is due to a very interesting guy without really financial interest.... thing that is very difficult to find on internet...Gd
excellent guitar site to learn…
excellent guitar site to learn everything from beginners to advanced playing. chords,sus chords,minor,major,soloing plus downloads galore .rock on my fellow guitar friends
Gianca - FaChords Guitar is the greatest guitar and music site on the web.PERIOD!I have learned so much from his site. I use it every day to make myself a better musician.
Excellent Guitar Tuition
FaChords is an excellent website for anybody who wants to learn or improve their guitar playing skills with some very good practice exercises.Well done Gianca
I love the info and generators on the…
I love the info and generators on the site. Everything is helpful for me in understanding the things I have problems understanding. Thank you Gianca!
Roberto del Pino
Really great online tools and very useful info for guitar players and musicians. Thanks
There aren't enough good things to say about the Fretboard Trainer. I have been playing for 40 years and finally, I am getting really good at knowing the fretboard thanks to this tool. It really helps with reading! Not just for guitar, but for banjo and mandolin as well. Thanks and keep up the good work!
Very helpful site!
Very helpful site!
A really excellent learning tool some really good stuff on here and it's free to use. What more could anyone ask for.
This web site has been very useful for…
This web site has been very useful for me.. Good work!
FAChords is an excellent musical…
FAChords is an excellent musical learning website, it has so much to offer. The guitar trainers are excellent. online Interactive scale generators, chords, PDF downloads. There is a LOT to Learn at FAChords. There is a Ton of good, useful musical information.
Great site for learning
Finding new and old things for learning guitar
always great to receive these Guitar…
Mr Alan Wain
always great to receive these Guitar instructional emails ,look forward to receiving them Gianca is brilliant at producing good Lessons and PDF to go with them
Very informative website
Very informative website and has helped me in my journey of learning the guitar. Tons of information, mostly free. Well laid out.Would definitely recommend.
Great tools to study with
Great tools to study with! Always delivers helpful content, excellent teacher
Gianca - Thank you!
Gianca, I cannot express enough gratitude about how much I have learned from your FaChords Guitar program and website. Your programming skills are excellent, and the way that you have integrated those skills with your guitar playing talent and teaching is a wonder to me. I have been only playing 3 years, but feel like I was able to make much more fast progress because of the tutoring I have freely received from your program. This is an easy letter to write, and I thank you whole-heartedly for what you have provided. Kindly, Duane Blake (United States)
The online fretboard navigation tools are invaluable. Fantastic resource to have available.
Best site for guitar players ever!
Best site for guitar players ever!
There is a lot of material on FaChords
This site is a great resource for beginners and intermediate players. I get a lot of good ideas for new chords to practice. It also sped along my process of learning the fretboard early on.
FaChords is a very helpful site
FaChords is a very helpful site for anyone wanting to push further into the unending universe of guitar learning. Lost of good information, links and unique tools that work.
Simple, easy to use and great design
Excellent Guitar Resources, Information and Utilities
I have no hesitation in recommending Gianca and his website to all guitarists, at all levels.Masses of useful information, well presented and thoughtfully set out.How Gianca provides so much and so well, all free of charge, is impressive. He must be a very special person...!
Great software with his wisdom at…
Great software with his wisdom at little or no costs.
'FaChords Guitar' Very Helpful !
Having viewed many Guitar Instructional Sites, I found 'FaChords Guitar', the most helpful, and a pleasure to deal with... ( often others never respond to clarify, mis-understandings of their Theory ).
Love the resources
Love the resources. It has helped me alot to learn playing the guitar. I would recommend the site to anyone learning or learning new skills on the guitar.
Fachords is amazing!
Fachords is a great resource for guitar players. There are incredibly useful tools for learning the fret board layout and intervals. Lessons on theory and technique. Chord charts and song books that you can download. Reviews of other sites that teach guitar. Best of all it is all free. I don't know how Gianca finds the time to put this site together but I am grateful to him for doing it.
Guitar instruction that at least equals JamPlay or TotallyGuitarsssssssssssssssssssssssss
Guitar instruction that at least equals JamPlay or TotallyGuitars albeit not with as large a repertoire. The main thrust is teaching basic to intermediate skills and promoting the understanding of practical applications of music theory.
A modern, refreshing, practical guitar aid.
A generous, responsive facility with accessible, practical help. The learn a note tool for example is great. (I would have liked to be able to select EITHER the sharp OR the flat category of semitones though.) There are a few people offering guitar help on line but Gianca is easily the winner for me! A friendly and knowledgeable chap who has earned his glowing stars!
I look forward to these helpful emails
I look forward to these helpful emails. Everything is practical and easy to understand for aspiring guitar learners. Very helpful knowledge.
Very good site with great content.
Very good site with great content.
Always thorough and interesting
Always thorough and interesting If you want to learn guitar this is one stop shopping
First class resource for anyone
First class resource for anyone. From guitarists looking to improve their knowledge/technique to absolute beginners.
Always in the Loop
Gianca always keeps me updated with tips, tricks and techniques to enhance my guitar playing experiences. It seems some of those reminders come at just the right time and provide a fresh perspective. Great information to share!
Extremely useful the guy deserves a…
Extremely useful the guy deserves a medal.
Love this site
Love this site. Lots of great information systematically laid out in easy to understand lessons.
This is a great guitar learning site
This is a great guitar learning site. Gianca is a great guy who gives away so many ebooks and PDF's for free.
Great Website for guitar learners
Great website for guitar enthusiasts. Well organized content with good material to learn music theory for guitar and with great tools to help pratice what you have learn.
Brilliant site keeps you up to date…
Brilliant site keeps you up to date with what is happening in the guitar world. Very useful tools and information I can really recommend this site for all levels of players and those just interested.
Great site to work with as guitar…
Great site to work with as guitar player. Clear to see how chords work, progressions and good explanation on tabs.working almost daily with fachords
Gianca's Fahords has helped me get over…
Gianca's Fahords has helped me get over some nagging problems, that had hindered my playing for years. I whole heartedly recommend everything he shares, it will improve not only your playing but your knowledge base for smoother transitions as well.
I love the way that Gianca simplifies…
I love the way that Gianca simplifies everything. His lessons are well produced and the tabs etc. are invaluable. A great site for all levels of guitarists. Tony Charlton
A great free tool for all guitarists
One of the most useful websites for all those who want to master guitar music theory.
Very nice, highly recommended
Don't fret pet, use this!
I have been trying to learn the guitar fretboard for more than 40 years! This has been the only method that has produced any results.The transference from screen to actual guitar was surprisingly effective
the website has been amazingly helpful…
the website has been amazingly helpful for me and all the tips in the site have developed my skills.
FaChords Guitar is a very creative
FaChords Guitar is a very creative, useful site. One can always find good ideas, new points of view in development guitar playing and understanding.
Learned a lot
Learned a lot, great site. good tutorials. free pdf's.
Fachords is absolutely brilliant!!!
I've used the Fachords facilities for a few years now, and this site is absolutely fantastic. The standard of the FREE!! teaching aids and the PDF downloads are second to none. I took up the guitar at 62 years of age, as part of my "bucket list" ... and my progress has benefited no end from information gathered from this brilliant website. Well done Gianca ... and thanks for your dedication and efforts with making us "newbies" better players.
I have been a follower of Fachords for…
I have been a follower of Fachords for some years and still to this day don't understand how someone can provide such a comprehensive set of tools for the guitarist's free of charge, also the articles produced by Gianca are both informative and interesting. I would highly recommend this site without reservation as without Gianca's work in producing top class applications, tutorials and e-books to help us on our journey to learning the guitar the task would be a lot more difficult.
Very much helpful for me...thanks
Very much helpful for me...thanks
This is a fabulous website with great…
This is a fabulous website with great apps that are incredibly useful and informative. This should be your first stop for all things scales, chords and modes related. All clearly explained. There's all sorts of other information music related too.
Only six strings :)
As a repeated beginer (some 10 years or so I began to learn to play and stopped after a while) I find these tutorials from Fachords very helpful...and the pdf books too! Just what I needed :)Music theory is in my focus now and Fachords is my everyday assistant!!
Amazing site for guitarists wanting to…
Amazing site for guitarists wanting to visualise a huge range of scales and notes among other things. So glad I found my way to it. I use the fretboard visualisation tools a lot.
FaChords had helped me to have a better…
FaChords had helped me to have a better understanding of chords and a better way to practice. Very helpful.
I really helped me to learn guitar .
I really helped me to learn guitar .It think it really gave me nice learning curve.Thankyou for providing me chords
Top! Nice site
Here I found the easiest way to learn…
Here I found the easiest way to learn Guitar Chords since all the types of chords are available here. Here one can easily find out how all the chords are closely connected to each other and learn many more chords.Here we find chords not just for a beginner but also for the ones who have enough knowledge on chords. Thank you FaChordsGuitar.
Gianca has provided a terrific resource…
Gianca has provided a terrific resource for beginners to intermediate guitar players. I've found his regular emails a great source of inspiration.
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I started my journey in the land of music at 9, playing the slide trombone (my teacher decided that it was the perfect instrument for me, because of my long arms).
After some years of studying solfege and big bands songs, I realized that I wanted an instrument able to make more noise , so the electric guitar was a natural choice.
Since then, I've accumulated tons of reference material and lessons worth to be shared. During these past years, I've even developed specific software to help my students learn chords, scales, fretboard geometry, practicing ear training and more. Now this site, originally created to be a tool for my students, is available, for free , to anyone looking to get better at guitar .
In the picture below you can see the city where I live: Bergamo, Italy .
My house is somewhere under the clouds. Have you ever been to Italy? You'll be welcome! (you don't want to miss the Bergamo Jazz Festival if you ever get up here)
Please say hello and tell me about you, your targets as a guitar player, your main difficulties in learning the instrument. I love to get in touch with guitar lovers from around the world.
If you are into software development and the like, maybe you'd like to learn more about the technologies under the hood of FaChords. I built this site and the guitar learning tools with the help of:
- Django , awesome Python web framework, fast and scalable
- OpalStack , a fast, developer-friendly hosting
- Howler.js , an audio library for bringing sound to the browser
- KeyCDN , a great content delivery network for a better user experience
Share with your fellow guitar players!