This year, skip the candy and lottery tickets and hook-up the guitar player in your life with a gift they’ll appreciate and actually use.
Posts by Alex Bruce:
It’s time to talk power chords – what they are, how to play them, the theory/how they’re formed and ultimately, how to use them. Maybe you already play power chords but don’t know the theory behind them or where they come from. Or maybe you’ve never even heard the name before. Or perhaps you sort […]
There’s knowing something, then there’s really knowing something. Then there’s how well you need to know your guitar scales. Thorough scale knowledge is the underpinning heart of soloing, improvisation, jamming, composition and songwriting, and practically all music theory. Frequently, aspects of music practice like scales can receive a bit of a hard time – seen […]
“Open Chords” is a term you’ll likely encounter very often in the early stages of learning to play the guitar. The main reason it is so common at this stage is that chords are usually one of the first things an aspiring guitarist will learn, and within ‘chords’ as a category, ‘open chords’ are usually […]
Guitar tuning is hardly the most fun aspect of playing. But there are things you can do to improve and speed up your tuning, and pitfalls to avoid.
Playing Christmas songs on guitar can be such great fun, particularly if they’re guitar-led, technically challenging, ‘sing-along songs’, played with other people, or lively, fun songs.
Here’s a list of Christmas gift ideas – both large and small – for the guitarist in your life! Because if there’s something that guitarists all love, it’s guitar equipment and accessories!
Don’t just set your volume and tone knobs to 10. Here are some great ideas on how to use all the parts of your electric guitar a bit more creatively.