The secret to cool stick tricks is having good finger control. When you have full control of your fingers, you are able to add stick trick maneuvers to any drumbeat. With practice, your stick tricks will appear effortless and are sure to impress even your biggest critic. One of the easiest stick tricks is the […]
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 […]
Are you ready to make money online playing the piano? Here are 10 virtual income opportunities for pianists to point you in the right direction!
After offering free access to Fender Play lessons three weeks ago, more than half a million people have signed up to access the app. Fender will now offer free lessons to the first one million users who sign up for the 3-month Fender Play giveaway.
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.
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 […]