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Tips, tools, and resources for guitar players and aspiring guitarists alike. Featuring articles on the gear, artists, and techniques you should know about to take your playing to the next level.

  • Fundamentals of Guitar Anatomy: Wood Types

    Fundamentals of Guitar Anatomy: Wood Types

    Welcome back to Fundamentals of Guitar Anatomy, my multi-part series examining the ins and outs of your electric guitar. In the last lecture, we talked about body styles, and that knowledge will help you to grasp this one, as we’re going to be talking about the different types of wood used for guitars and their effect. The […]

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  • Rock Legend June Millington: Study the Blues, Be Empathetic, and Run Your Own PA

    Rock Legend June Millington: Study the Blues, Be Empathetic, and Run Your Own PA

    It’s 8pm on a Wednesday evening, and a pixelated June Millington waits patiently on Skype as I pull up a write-up of her massive autobiography, Land of a Thousand Bridges (published by No Depression). As I scroll through the summary of the 500+ page book, I realize with some trepidation I’m about to interview a […]

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  • How to Create a Shoegaze Guitar Sound with Effects Pedals

    How to Create a Shoegaze Guitar Sound with Effects Pedals

    Trying to get a classic shoegaze tone out of your guitar? Our affordable effects pedal combo will help achieve that shimmering wall of sound.

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  • Finding Your Ideal Guitar Tone: Guitar Pedals

    Finding Your Ideal Guitar Tone: Guitar Pedals

    There isn’t a single guitarist who can possibly keep track of all the different pedals that are on the market today. With hundreds of boutique companies surfacing just in the last ten years, we know that the challenge isn’t finding cool pedals, but figuring out which ones are right for us, so let’s break down […]

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  • The Art of Being an Organized Guitarist

    The Art of Being an Organized Guitarist

    If you’ve ever wondered how to cross the line from being a good to a great guitarist, you’ve probably already identified some key factors to focus on — mastery of technique, the quality of your gear, and learning to adopt different performative styles. But I wouldn’t start with any of those — I would start with organization. I have studied the […]

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  • How to Write a Song on Guitar in 10 Simple Steps

    How to Write a Song on Guitar in 10 Simple Steps

    This article originally appeared on TakeLessons’ blog. It’s being shared here in celebration of #SongwritingWeek! Do you dream of expressing yourself by playing your own, original song on the guitar? The good news is, just about anyone can write a song, and these tips from Jacksonville guitar teacher James W. will have you on the […]

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  • How to Travel with String Instruments

    How to Travel with String Instruments

    Summertime is upon us, and so is the glory of festival and touring season. If you are lucky enough to travel around to perform music at venues all over the country or world, chances are you’ll spend at least a little bit of time airborne en route to your next exotic destination. Many of us […]

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  • How to Create Dreamier Guitar Chords

    How to Create Dreamier Guitar Chords

    Are you planning to write a romantic love song for a special person in your life, or in love with genres like dream pop, psychedelic rock, or shoegazer music? Or, are you simply getting bored of writing songs with those typical, standard-tuning bar chords on the guitar? Then here are some useful tools for you. If you’re […]

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  • Gabriel Berezin on Ragas, Bitches Brew and Inspiration

    Gabriel Berezin on Ragas, Bitches Brew and Inspiration

    Gabriel Berezin is a guitarist, singer and the frontman of Brooklyn-based Monuments. I sat down with him at Manhattan Inn recently to pick his brain on his musical process over many rounds of Bulleit Old Fashioneds. His band’s sophomore album Brigadune, released last year, was an exploration in duality (as he explained in a great interview with Greenpointers), […]

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