About Guitar Scale Length | How to Decide What Is Right for You

 Last update 24/11/2023 For many beginners, the concept of a guitar scale length may not seem all that important. We mean, all guitars pretty much look the same, right? Why would someone even need to consider scale length as a factor? About Guitar Scale Length Table of contentsAbout Guitar Scale LengthWhat is the scale length of a guitar?Understanding guitar scale lengthDo all guitars have the same scale length?The effects of scale length on playabilityString tensionFret spacingScale Length and Small HandsString actionConclusion The scale length of your guitar will make much more of a difference than you think. It has a [...]

2023-12-04T17:31:34+11:00March 21st, 2021|

Guitar Lesson Tips – Pros and Cons

Last update 14/11/2323 One of the great things about learning how to play the guitar is that it is a never-ending quest. Whether you are a beginner just starting or a seasoned pro with a ton of experience under your belt, there is always something new to learn - and that's a good thing! Guitar Lesson Tips Table of contentsGuitar Lesson TipsPro: You're ignorantPro: Holding you accountableCon: It can be expensiveConclusion In our opinion, one of the best options you can do to enhance your guitar playing skills is to take one-on-one formal guitar lessons with a well-qualified guitar teacher. [...]

2023-12-04T17:30:43+11:00March 10th, 2021|

Electric Guitar Pickups Guide 2023

Last update 13/11/2323 Believe it or not, there once was a time when electric guitars didn't exist. Big band' music was all the rage in the early-to-mid 1900s. The time bands truly lived up to the name more often than not. They were light by today's standards! And with the majority of those band members being horn players. There was a tendency to be many volumes onstage from various instruments. Table of contentsWhat are electric guitar pickups?What are the different kinds of pickups?Single coil pickupsHumbucking pickupsConclusion And there lies the problem. The guitars of that era just weren't loud enough [...]

2023-12-07T15:09:29+11:00March 7th, 2021|

Guitar Capos Reviews – How Guitar Capos Can Change the Way You Sound

Last update 24/11/2013 The more you play the guitar, the more you should become familiar with some of the finer aspects of music theory. Yes, we know that just mentioning the term can strike fear into the hearts of even the bravest musicians. Nonetheless, things that may not have made much sense at the start may be starting to sink in a little after some time. Table of contentsGuitar Capo ReviewsWhat is a capo?A summary Capo Placement and Key ChangeGuitar Capo 1st Fret KeyGuitar Capo 2nd Fret KeyGuitar Capo 3rd FretGuitar Capo 10th FretGuitar Capo on the 5th FretGuitar Capo [...]

2023-12-04T16:54:23+11:00January 15th, 2021|

What is an Acoustic Guitar Pickup – Here is What you Need to Know

Last update 4/12/2023 Sometimes there's nothing like a cranked-up electric guitar! The volume gets deep into your soul and makes your body want to move differently. It even…[hard stop - needle scratching off a vinyl record - all of that stuff (you get the point here)] Table of contentsSoundhole pickupsInternal microphone pickupsCan you add a pickup to an acoustic guitar?How do acoustic guitar pickups work?Why do acoustic guitars need batteries?Piezo pickupsSoundboard transducersConclusion ...wait a second. You don't play an electric guitar. In fact, you don't even own one. Your claim to fame is a great acoustic guitar. But the acoustics [...]

2023-12-04T16:53:12+11:00January 15th, 2021|

Band Member Tips You Need to Think About

Last update 8/11/2023 We're going to take a little break from talking directly about the guitar with today's article and talk about some of the things that can come with learning to play. Table of contentsHaving an egoUnderstanding your role as a band memberIn conclusion One of their main goals for many guitarists is playing in a band. Our intent here is this: There is much more to being in a band than just playing your instrument well. But how can you get several people with different quirks, goals, and desires to get along and be the best collective musical [...]

2023-12-04T16:49:27+11:00January 15th, 2021|

Best Guitar for Small Hands – What You Must Know

Last update 6/11/2023 "My hands just aren't as big as they should be…Can I still learn to play guitar?" Looking for the best guitar for small hands | Age DOES MatterCompensationShort Scale GuitarsSuitable guitars for small handsBest Bass Guitar for Small HandsConclusion The question above is common for people considering taking the plunge and trying to learn how to play guitar. It's understandable why some may think that! Also, seasoned players may struggle with playing specific chord fingerings, let alone full-out barre chords that may go across the entire neck or solos with superhuman finger stretches to reach that last high [...]

2023-12-04T16:48:19+11:00December 28th, 2020|

Fender Stratocaster Pickup Selector Positions Explained

Last update: 9/11/2023. The Fender Stratocaster is among the most iconic guitars ever produced. At the same time, its stunning good looks and playability have kept it at the forefront of the guitar market. It's equally as (if not more) important as just how flexible it is from a tonal standpoint. Fender Stratocaster pickup selector positionsPosition #1 - Bridge Pickup OnlyPosition #2 - Bridge and Middle CombinationPosition #3 - Middle Pickup OnlyPosition #4 - Middle and Neck CombinationPosition #5 - Neck Pickup OnlyConclusion That's all thanks to the multiple pickup configurations that the Fender Stratocaster offers. Its most common form [...]

2023-12-04T16:45:07+11:00November 24th, 2020|

Guitar Effects Pedals Reviewed – Everything You Need to Know

Last update 14/11/2023 Guitar effects pedals are almost mandatory for getting those sounds that you crave. Let's have a look at the popular pedals that you might want to consider. Table of contentsGuitar Effects Pedals ReviewedWhat are Guitar Effects Pedals Pedals?The Major Types of Guitar Effects PedalsGuitar effects | about DistortionOverdrive pedalsDistortion pedalsFuzz pedalsCompressorsDigital DelayModulationChorusFlangerPhase ShifterReverbEqualization (or 'EQ')Filter pedalsTuner pedalsLooper pedalWhat order should effects pedals be in?Conclusion Guitar Effects Pedals Reviewed To help add a bit of variety to your sound. One of the best things is that you can add a few guitar effects pedals to your rig. Yes, [...]

2023-12-04T16:41:52+11:00November 3rd, 2020|

Pros and Cons of Guitar Multi-Effects Pedals – What You Need to Know

Last update 6/11/2023 Effects pedals are cool - we really don't think that anyone can debate that statement! Since introducing the first effects pedals back in the 1960s, there has been a constant and ever-changing market and demand. Name one type of effect - just one, mind you - and there will be countless versions and models available from many different manufacturers, Table of contentsCostReliabilityEffects QualityAmp ModelingThe 'fun' factorConclusion While having a good number of guitar effects pedals can open up your sonic options, there are some aspects where having multiple effects pedals are not so cool. But what are [...]

2023-12-04T16:36:22+11:00October 21st, 2020|

How to play fingerstyle Guitar

Last update 13/11/2023 One of the great things about the guitar is that it can be a very dynamic and expressive instrument. A great example of this is when playing a good acoustic guitar. Sure, it can sound great when doing some Pete Townsend-style mega strumming (does the intro to 'Pinball Wizard' ring a bell with anyone?), ...but it certainly doesn't have to be that bombastic. Table of contentsHow to play fingerstyle GuitarClassic songs that have used fingerstyle guitarWhat makes fingerstyle guitar different from strumming chords?Exercises for playing fingerstyle guitarExample #1Exercise #2Exercise #3Conclusion How to play fingerstyle Guitar Let's take [...]

2023-12-04T10:38:53+11:00October 13th, 2020|

Common Chord Progressions Guitar | An Overview

Last update 13/11/2023 Chords are the backbone of pretty much every song that has ever been written. This is true no matter the genre of music or how complex the piece may be. For example, it's not uncommon to find an old jazz standard that changes chords on almost every beat; simultaneously, 'Tomorrow Never Knows by The Beatles is one single chord all the way through. Table of contentsBasic chords for this scaleChord progression notation translates to any key.Common chord progressionsFamous examples of the I-IV-V chord progressionsThe I-V-vi-IV progressionConclusion Several chords are found in numerous songs; some are much more [...]

2023-12-04T10:24:29+11:00September 14th, 2020|
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