So you are thinking about learning guitar but you are not as young as you once were. You may have unanswered questions like, Am I too old? Will I have enough time? Will my fingers be dexterous enough to work the strings? Where do I start? What will I need? What will it cost to […]
The battle between what matters the most in songwriting never ends. Is it the lyrics, or melody? Both of these elements matter, but if you’re a songwriting guitarist there’s one more important thing you should be aware of. It’s the thing that takes your songs to the next level. . . Voicing! Many songwriting guitarists […]
Some of the biggest names in rock and roll, including Sir Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Steve Winwood, Mark Knopfler, Pete Townshend, Albert Lee, David Gilmour, Joe Brown, Richard Thomson, and Dave Pegg, have signed a guitar to be auctioned in Great Britain in honor of stroke victim Jerry Donahue. […]
A guitar solo is an art form that doesn’t come as easily as some other things you need to learn when you first pick up the guitar. If you are a player who watches videos of players like Jimmy Page, Slash, and Eric Clapton soloing on stage, then it doesn’t take long to get the itch to want to do it yourself.
Designed as a way to let many frustrated guitarists continue playing, Rock-iT Barre was created to play guitar chords (and still allow for some fingering) for experienced guitarists who have developed arthritis or for those who have a missing digit.
We are living in the golden age of affordable guitars, from entry-level beginner instruments by companies like Rogue and First Act to semi-professional low cost electrics and acoustics made by brands like Epiphone and Squier. Although you may, like many others, associate low cost instruments with low quality, time-saving manufacturing processes and cost-saving materials sourcing […]
If you are like most guitarists, you’re probably on a never ending search to squeeze every last bit of tone you can from your instrument. Pickups are a great way to do this, and can make a huge difference in the sound and response of your guitar.
Want to learn to play like Jimi Hendrix on his own songs? Hal Leonard, the world’s largest educational music publisher, has just released a new book that offers up the full scores and lyrics to the music from all four of Hendrix’s albums. Perhaps no one has inspired more guitarists in the past 50 years […]