Overdrive vs. Distortion

If you are new to playing electric guitar and are just starting out explore what pedals do it can be an overwhelming en devour. There are more choices today than ever and it seems that new products come out almost every day. With a little bit of knowledge and experimentation you will be able to […]

10 Cool Guitar Gadgets for Tech-Freaks

Are you a tech-geek and a guitar enthusiast? So, why not combine these two passions and get your hands on the amazing and exceptional guitar gadgets? It is tricky to keep up with the fast-paced technology these days. Thus, we have compiled a list of 10 of the coolest gadgets for the coolest tech-savvy guitarists. […]

Soloing & Improvisation Tips

Guitar solos – whether learned, composed, or improvised – can be among the most fun and rewarding endeavors on the instrument. From advanced rock’s virtuoso technical wizardry, to melodic minimalist simplicity, and along the whole spectrum of tasteful lead guitar phrasing in between, soloing and improvisation are arguably the most important parts of lead guitar […]

3 Rock Guitarists Who Play Other Instruments

Being able to play multiple instruments is always a plus when you’re a musician. It’s a clear sign that you really have a knack for music. Knowing how to play different instruments can do wonders for your musical career, especially when you’re starting out. Imagine being able to play both piano and guitar and making […]

Self-Managing Your Reading Studies

If you are learning to read standard notation on your instrument, this article contains steps that can make the whole process much easier and faster. Get the goal tempo.  Play a recording of the piece from a play-along audio track that many reading books come with.  Use the ‘tap’ feature of your metronome. (First of […]

Ten Songs You Should Play On Your Guitar

We all play guitar to create music. This can be done either through our own original compositions or playing someone else’s songs. If you haven’t been playing for at least two years, it’s important right now to learn your craft through playing other people’s songs. Now there are millions of songs out there already to […]

How does playing an instrument keep your mind sharp?

Needless to say, for different people playing a musical instrument means different things. To some people, it’s simply for fun; to some others, it’s an obligation and a must do – probably because they have made music their career choice; and to some others, it’s for self-gratification (they just want to play). Interestingly, it’s quite […]