Alternative tunings are a fantastic way to reinvigorate your guitar playing, songwriting, and creativity. The instantly altered sound naturally gives your mind different creative ideas, and makes you play a different way as a result. And of course, many great songs are written in different tunings, meaning sooner or later you’ll encounter material you need […]
Chuck Schiele takes you through the beginning steps on how to record an acoustic guitar in stereo. Part one is a general overview for beginners on the basic thinking and process of recording, what a signal chain is, and a thing or two about microphones and mic’ing technique.
For beginner guitarists, reaching the point of playing your first song — and ultimately first batch of songs — is really important, for many reasons. The biggest one being that it means you’re applying the skills you’ve been working to develop and therefore you’re showing proven, tangible progress. This is not only rewarding, but encouraging […]
In this video, our in-house musician Chuck Schiele will teach you the basics of restringing your guitar from what you need to the task itself.
Orange Amplification has announced its online foundation Rock Guitar Course is now free with any purchase of an Orange amp, combo, cab or pedal.
In times like this, it helps to have a little music to keep us all united and keep our spirits high. Music is an enduring, powerful force. Whether a music lover, a casual player, or a professional musician, right now many people are in need of some help, some comfort, and some good old distraction. […]
Research has shown that playing an instrument offers both mental and physical health benefits like de-stressing, increased creativity, and boosting the immune system. While concerts and shows are off the table for the time being, music lovers can still play their favorite songs and make some noise at home. Fender is offering new users a free […]
Here’s an article all about a distinctive, important technique in guitar playing—particularly in styles like country, folk, and blues—and that’s Travis picking. We’ll cover the background, where to hear it, the theory, and how to do it, and get you Travis picking right away. Good luck and enjoy! What is Travis picking? In short, […]