Blog, Articles & Guides for Learning Guitar

If you are looking to improve your guitar playing, or get some more advice on helping your child learn to play guitar. 

Some of our articles or blog posts may help to inspire some ideas. 

Often times we think we know something, and still learn something new when reading it at a different time with a different perspective. 

I hope you find something that helps you here. 

Understanding Music For Beginner Guitarists

Understanding Music For Beginner GuitaristsThis guide is NOT full of jargon and

Ultimate Guide To Buying Your Guitar in 2020

Ultimate Guide To Buying Your Guitar in 2020 for beginners This guide

Playing guitar for the first time is exciting, what you might not know how to begin or what to expect. This guide will give you some top tips to help you learn the guitar.

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If you want better guitar solos that are melodic, you need to look at your phrasing.

The way you phrase your notes can go a long way towards making your solos sound better. Here are a few ways that you can go about this.

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As a beginner, you may feel intimidated when playing with other guitarists. It doesn’t have to seem like something that is out of reach for you. Here is how you can start jamming with others and have fun.

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One key aspect of melodic solos is the bending of notes.
Your solo will sound more expressive when you learn how to bend. This technique takes a lot of time to master, but it is worth it if you want to have expressive and interesting solos.

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A lot of guitar players end up quitting after their first lesson. There are several reasons why this occurs. If you plan on taking guitar lessons, here is how you can stay motivated after your first lesson, so you don’t end up quitting.

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You may have heard the term emotional guitar playing.

A lot of people do not understand what this means. If you want to create a solo that is more melodic, you have to tap into your emotions. Some of the best guitar players in the world are able to convey feelings when they play. This is why these artists are so popular.

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In today’s guitar world, it seems that every guitarist is focussed on playing with a lot of speed.

Fast guitar solos can sound exciting, and we all like speed. The main problem with this is that players lose a lot of dynamics without parts that are slower, which adds more feeling to the music.

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One of the most common and debilitating injuries that guitar players face is wrist pain. This is a common occurrence, especially for new players. This type of pain can set you back for a long time. This guide will show you how to deal with wrist pain and how to eliminate it entirely.

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Shoulder pain can be a problem if you play the guitar. There are some things that you can do to reduce and even eliminate the pain altogether. This guide will show you what you need to do.

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When you play guitar, pain can be an issue. Some players experience neck pain. This guide will show you how to deal with neck pain and what you can do to eliminate it completely.

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As a beginner, you’ll need to put in a lot of practicing to get better on the instrument. You may not know how to go about it, so this guide will help you get started, so you make real progress on your instrument in less time.

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You may experience issues with pain while playing the guitar. This is a common occurrence, especially when first learning how to play. Here is how you can deal with pain and some ways to eliminate it completely.

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One of the key components of guitar playing is the ability to play chords. It can be difficult in the beginning to master guitar chords. This guide will help you as a beginner, so you can play chords and enjoy having fun on your guitar.

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Whether you’re a beginner, or an experienced guitar player, it’s good to know the parts of your guitar and understand how to care for it.

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Daily practice is critical to your success as a guitar player. Here is why you need to make guitar playing part of your daily routine to see success with the instrument.

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When you first start playing the guitar, you’re going to experience finger pain. This is unavoidable and a part of the learning process. There are ways that you can work around finger pain so you can minimize how much you experience while you are practicing.

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If you have been playing the guitar for a little while, you might want to start a band. It’s to your benefit to play in a band because there are many benefits to playing with other people. Here is how you can start your first band.

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There is one thing you need to know about learning to play the guitar in order to be really successful: You need to love to play.

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It isn’t easy being a ginger, growing up as a kid. Usually, you get picked on for the sheer colour of your hair. Add to that, weird looks and oversized eyeglasses. And you study in a private school that is sporty and competitive. You are bound to get bullied.

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Playing rhythm guitar is a lot of fun, but many guitar students want to learn how to play solos too. When you play a solo, it’s a little bit harder than a rhythm guitar.

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Our list of Top 10 Female Guitarists span decades and come from different genres of music. Most of them also have excellent voices to match their guitar playing skills.

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Anybody who plays a guitar and is a fan of blues rock has played Star Spangled Banner, Jimi Hendrix version. Of course not all are as successful as others.

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When you’re learning guitar chords, there are several common problems that may impede your progress to learn the chords. This guide will help you eliminate problems with your chord playing.

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Ever wondered what Maxwell’s Silver Hammer was all about?
If you pay close attention to the lyrics, you might be surprised the song tells the story about a serial killer, who kind-a kills every person he meets. Yeah, that’s what it’s about.

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Learning to fingerpick an acoustic guitar is a rewarding experience. Finger-picking takes more skill than strumming regular guitar chords. Here are some tips to help you with your fingerstyle guitar.

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Eric Clapton is one of the most enduring guitar players of all-time. His career as a guitar player spans more than fifty years.

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As a new guitar player or student, you may experience frustration at the amount of finger pain you experience while learning guitar. Some individuals try to learn guitar using guitar finger protectors.

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George Harrison and Eric Clapton were best mates. But sometimes, a girl can come between best mates. Things can get ugly in such a love triangle. But in this case, apparently, it does not.

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When you get older, you often have some free time for hobbies. People over the age of 50 often take up hobbies such as fishing, golf, they go traveling, and so on. A lot of people don’t think hobbies such as playing a musical instrument are possible after the age of 50. I want to show you that you can play the guitar and learn at any age.

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You may have heard of the Les Paul. It’s a type of electric guitar made by Gibson and named after a man — Les Paul.
Les Paul (Lester William Polsfuss) was born in 1915, in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He was a prolific musician and an inventor.

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