Recording guitars at home | The basics

Recording guitars is not as complicated as it once was. These days, you can have your home studio setup ready to start recording an acoustic or electric guitar in quick time. The best part is it won't break the bank. With the pandemic running rampant for the last two years, recording studios had no choice but to close. As a consequence, there have been no studio work or live shows. Recording guitars Therefore, as a session musician, most of my work had to be done remotely from home. However, remote sessions were nothing new; they were happening way before the pandemic [...]

2022-03-22T09:50:19+11:00Tags: , , |

Strategies for Guitar Solo’s Over Chord Changes (Advanced)

This is a guitar solos tutorial for intermediate to advanced guitar players. Let's deal with a hypothetical for the sake of this tutorial. Your playing over an unusual chord progression, you notice a chord that sounds, let's say, "off." How would you go about correcting the situation? Guitar Solos | Unusual chord progression? Let's begin by reviewing some music theories before diving into the rest. A "typical" chord progression uses chords inside the same key; it's called a diatonic chord progression. Diatonic chord progressions are commonly used in most pop songs and rock and blues. Every major or minor scale [...]

Guitar String Bending Techniques – Strategies

When playing the guitar, having the ability to bend strings and achieve the sweet notes 'in-between"great guitar string bending technique is what makes a guitar player sound truly special. However, bending guitar strings is more than simply altering the string's pitch. It's a unique signature for a guitarist. As such, it's essential to know the various basic types of bends so that you can make them your own. We prepared the following video performance and a detailed explanation of the bends used in this article. Guitar string bending technique The central concept for string bending is altering the pitch [...]

Guitar Triads and Spread Triads | a Caged System Alternative

This video tutorial will show you how to use triads instead of the caged system to further your playing skills. The CAGED system is an important technique that I recommend you learn. However, using the CAGED system and not getting a good grasp on triads also limits your playing potential. This tutorial of 2 parts will cover advanced triads and spread triads voicings. Part one - Triads vs. caged system Our tutorial is for advanced beginners, intermediate and advanced players. Of course, anyone can watch, and if you do, I hope you get something from it. Also, this [...]

Guitar Advice | Your Facebook Group

Our guitar advice facebook group allows any member to interact with another. If you have questions about guitars or guitar playing, post them. About our group Join our Guitar advice Facebook group. Meet other guitar players seeking answers to questions about guitars or guitar playing. Above all, it's straightforward to post and check the Facebook group for updates on any device, anytime. We encourage questions or answers relating to advice about guitars or guitar playing. Furthermore, if you have any photos of your guitars, then, by all means, post them to our Facebook group. By the way, the [...]

2022-02-19T23:17:07+11:00Tags: , |

How to Choose the Right String Gauge for Acoustic Guitars

Acoustic guitars are stringed instruments usually built from wood (tonewoods). The design and materials used will determine the guitar's overall tone, and for the most part, most of the instrument's parts are challenging to change, while others are relatively easy to swap out. The most obvious is the guitar strings. One of the most critical factors concerning strings is the string gauge. So with this in mind, we've decided to help you out on how to choose a string gauge for your acoustic guitar. Let's tackle one thing at a time. Martin Authentic Acoustic Lifespan 2.0 Custom Light strings [...]

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