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The First-Time Guitarist’s Shopping List

If you want to become a musician for fun, for profit or for any other reason, there is no escaping the fact that a little bit of money will need to be spent. Time and money are just two of the investments you will need to make to do it properly, and it is fairly […] Read more

So You Want To Be A Guitarist?

One thing that is familiar among music fans is the tendency to psychoanalyse band members based on the instruments they play. The singer in a band is considered the narcissistic one, who craves attention. The bassist is seen as the quiet, unassuming one who will only be noticed if they are not there. The drummer […] Read more

Guitar Heroes From The Pre-Digital Age

One of the most popular video games of recent years, without a doubt, would have to be the Guitar Hero series. Considering the huge crossover potential between rock music and video games it is only a surprise that it has taken this long – with games in the series now devoted to bands such as […] Read more

Anyone Can Play Guitar

Before they became one of the most famous bands in the world, Radiohead had a debut album called “Pablo Honey”. As well as the multi-million selling single “Creep”, the album featured a song called “Anyone Can Play Guitar” – something that a lot of frustrated musicians have since found to be slightly inaccurate. Much as […] Read more

Why You Should Learn to Transcribe Your Favorite Songs on Guitar

How many times have you listened to a song and thought “If only I could create music like that”. It happens all the time and we go searching for answers only to be told you must practice the guitar every day and do all these practice routines so you get better and THEN you’ll be able to create music like that. Read more

Learn to Play Blues Guitar

Play Blues Guitar Learning how to play and improvise great blues riffs and licks is not as easy as it might seem to a novice but the one good thing is that focused learning and practicing with a great blues backing track will help a lot in understanding blues chords and progression. Using blues backing […] Read more

Learn Guitar Online with Jamplay

I found recently some interesting reviews on the Jamplay guitar lessons and I have decided to summarize the main points. JamPlay is a guitar membership site that offers high quality video guitar lessons with a variety of instructors. The site hosts a wide variety of content (more than 20,000 minutes worth) and you’ll find all […] Read more

Can You Learn Guitar From A Book?

One of the most time-honored ways that people get started when learning the guitar is to buy a “primer” – a book which explains, often using pictures, how to learn the correct fingering techniques to get a tuneful sound from a guitar. There is certainly a benefit to being ready to learn from such a […] Read more

You Won’t Sound Like That To Start With

There are, it cannot be denied, some guitarists whose talent is so clear and so pure that simply listening to what they create makes you want to applaud. Some riffs are so amazing that they make you want to sing, or dance, or jump about the room like a moron, and some songs which would […] Read more

Some Great Guitar Licks You Can Learn Today

When improvising it’s much easier to use licks that you’ve practiced rather than starting from scratch every time. A great way to add them into your practice routine is to find out which key they’re in, run through a few scale warm-ups, put on your metronome and make a start Read more