About Mel and How To Play Guitars.com

Welcome to How to Play Guitars.com!

My name is Mel Williams

At this website, you’ll find a comprehensive guide for How To Play Guitar.

Who am I? Why trust me?

With almost 30 years of playing guitar and nearly 20 years teaching guitar, I have the experience to help you learn to play guitar better, faster, and more efficiently! I have had some notable experiences that have shaped my understanding of the guitar including, but not limited to: performing in a Masterclass with Grammy Award Winning Classical Guitarist David Russell, (among other great classical guitar students, my instructor at the time). Also I have performed with Chad Lefkowitz-Brown (an up and coming Jazz Saxophonist who now lives in NYC.)

Here are many of the guitar teachers I have studied with:

Matthew Slotkin

Hugh Douglas (jazz guitarist who studied with Paul Bollenback)

Mark Burin (Berklee grad)

Casey Mallow (Berklee grad)

But this shouldn’t be all about me… this is all about you!!

My goal for this website is to help you, the budding guitarist, figure out this huge and often confusing universe of how to play guitar. There are now so many websites, videos, books, blogs, vlogs, Q&A forums, etc.!!! YOU at this point, are probably just wondering “how in the world am I gonna figure this out?!?!”

I understand how you are feeling! I was once there also. But I didn’t have 1/2 of the resources that are now available to you, me, and the vast musical universe found on the internet. Yet you do! At this point, you really don’t have any reason why you can’t learn to play the guitar, except that you might not even know where to start.

Let me help you! Let me hold your hand (unless that is just weird to you), and walk you through all of this “stuff” you have to manuever through and help YOU figure it out. Let me show you all that I know, and I how I “figured it out” day by day, moment by moment, until one day you will wake up and realize “I do know how to play guitar!”

Awesome!! So let’s get started!! Shall we?!

If you don’t know where to start, start here:

How To Learn Guitar Step by Step

or here:

How To Play Easy Guitar Chords Today!


If you have any questions, send me a private message. I hope to hear from you soon!

Disclaimer: I cannot and will not do the work for you, but if you put in the time and the effort, you will get there!

If you ever need a hand or have ay questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

Mel Williams
How to play-guitar.com


2 thoughts on “About Mel and How To Play Guitars.com”

  1. Nice intro! I’ve always wanted to learn how to play the guitar. I will definitely come back later and explore your site further. I’ve played the piano before – took lessons and all – so would playing the guitar come easily for me? Or is it totally different with reading the notes and chords? 

    1. Yes, it may come easy for you. My experience is that students who have prior experience with other instruments progress faster on the guitar. Piano is a great instrument to start with because it makes the theory so much easier to understand! Please come visit my site again! Your comments are always welcome! Thank you!

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