In this video, our in-house musician Chuck Schiele will teach you all the basics of restringing your guitar. He touches on what you will need, shares some tips and tricks, and will walk you through how to restring your guitar step-by-step.
Here we’ll look at a set of ways to determine the right chords for your song, in a logical order so you can get started right away.
There are thousands of guitar books on the market, from instructional to biographical. We’ve compiled some recent titles—with a few older ones tucked in—to round out your reading list in 2020. The Hal Leonard Guitar Method, Complete Edition: Contains Books 1, 2 and 3 bound together in one easy-to-use volume by Will Schmid and […]
“What should I learn to play first?” is a really common question for beginner guitarists. And although it’s somewhat subjective, there are certain staple essentials. Your stylistic tastes may determine how you explore these key elements (more detail below), but still this is ground that needs to be covered. Here’s a list of the categories […]
The blues scale is one of the most important scales in guitar playing, and one of the first that many guitarists will learn.
Popular YouTube sensation and award-winning children’s songwriter Emily Arrow has released a new book: Kid’s Guide to Learning the Ukulele: 24 Songs to Learn and Play for Kids. In this book, children will learn the fundamentals of the ukulele and practice 24 songs, games, and activities with Emily’s expert guidance. Learn how to hold, tune, […]
Does it surprise you that professional acoustic musicians have better hearing than others their age? In fact, one study discovered that the average 70-year-old musician can hear as well as a 50-year-old non-musician. But why? The advantage isn’t in musicians’ ears — it’s in their brains, which interpret auditory signals better. According to neurobiologist Nina Kraus, […]
Auditions can be some of the most important, pressurized, and nerve-wracking experiences in the career of a professional musician. On the one hand they can be nervy, stressful, and anxiety inducing, but on the other hand they can be fulfilling, rewarding, and ultimately something you need to do to “get the gig” and therefore progress […]