• [Question] How to improve?
    by /u/DuckeryDuckeryGoose on January 17, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    I’ve gotten to the point where I can switch between chords fairly seamlessly, and I am getting pretty good with fingerpicking patterns, but I don’t know where to go from here. Any suggestions on what I can do to keep improving? submitted by /u/DuckeryDuckeryGoose [link] [comments]

  • [QUESTION] any beginner songs suggestions?
    by /u/gargyu on January 17, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    i just got a guitar i really want to learn some songs do you have any suggestions for sone good songs to learn on guitar i’m looking for mostly pop and indie cause that’s what i listen to but anything will help thank you or if you have some techniques or scales anything that can help will be great thank you 🙂 submitted by /u/gargyu [link] [comments]

  • [OC] Created some Interval Focused Guitar Chord Charts + Other Music Theory Cheat Sheets
    by /u/gunofason1 on January 17, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    https://imgur.com/gallery/LBIfz5S These are all the charts that came out of Photoshop over my personal guitar journey. I always hated not being able to find interval oriented learning material so I made/combined my own. Not all of the content is mine, most of the charts are a combination of resources that I've found on the web, re-designed, re-organized, formatted to fit my needs. Hoping someone other than just me benefits from this content. If the link ever dies feel free to PM me so I can re-upload. ​ (This is a re-post. My old post got removed by a bot because I added chord finder/generator links.) submitted by /u/gunofason1 [link] [comments]

  • [PLAY] an emotional tune I wrote during a rough year in 2016
    by /u/ajhirsch on January 17, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    2016 was a bit of a rough year, and this is one of the tunes that came out during that time. I hope you all enjoy it 😊Solo Guitar #7 Simple Emotional Melody | Fender Custom Shop Texas Special Pickups w/ Vox MV50 submitted by /u/ajhirsch [link] [comments]

  • Got my dream guitar [GEAR]
    by /u/hamsterwheel on January 17, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    https://ibb.co/FHpNLBq I got an American Special Honeyburst and put cream colored accessories and a custom pickguard on it. I run it through a Fuzz Factory pedal into a fender Excelsior amp and I've finally gotten the tone I've been chasing for years. submitted by /u/hamsterwheel [link] [comments]

  • [QUESTION] Major and Harmonic minor in open position?
    by /u/champagnemonsta on January 17, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    I've been playing guitar for roughly 2 years now, I have little to no knowledge about music theory since I was just honing my dexterity throughout those years, and I had no idea what to practice since I didn't have any formal lessons. I'm planning to pursue music in college (in UP college of music or Ust conservatory of music) and some of the requirements for the audition are "Major scales in two octaves (open position only): C, G, D, A, E" and "Harmonic minor scales in two octaves (open position only): c, g, d, a, e". I already memorized and continue to practice both major and harmonic scale. Although I think the one I am practicing is different from the requirement. It's the one that scopes the whole fretboard. Can someone explain what major scale and harmonic minor scales in two octaves (open position only) means? Also, I would appreciate suggestions to prepare for the auditions. Thanks in advance. submitted by /u/champagnemonsta [link] [comments]

  • [QUESTION] Usefull pedals for metal
    by /u/Dushibag on January 17, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    I'm a beginner player and I was wonder which pedals you recommand/ use. I (want to) play metal/ heavy rock. Is it also worth it to buy a diy pedal kit or just the pedal itself? submitted by /u/Dushibag [link] [comments]

  • [OC] Dimebag Darrell’s Tapping “Delay” Trick | With Tabs
    by /u/JbfMusic on January 17, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NW941zlAWE&feature=youtu.be Taking that cool fake delay effect Dimebag used in Pantera’s Walk and applying some different ideas to it; scales, arpeggios, chords & bending. The technique is covered in the first few minutes, then we’re on to some tabbed out example licks- timestamps for each section are in the video’s description and pinned comment. submitted by /u/JbfMusic [link] [comments]

  • [DISCUSSION] I played my first show in front of 100+ ppl and it went horribly wrong, now I'm terrified about it...
    by /u/playmo56 on January 17, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    I used to play in front of my family for a few years, I wasn't particularly good but I was confident enough to not sweat buckets over my guitar neck! Then I learned a song or two with a drummer and a singer, both were really good at what they were doing. Later that year there was "young talent show" in a small place near my town (2015)... We decided to give it a chance! Each band could play for 3-4 minutes. I got there, already a bit stressed about it, I never played in front of that many people (between 100 and 150). We went on stage and began our song, everybody was doing good except me: my guitar was terribly out of tune. I asked to stop the song, let me tune and we started again. Everything was fine, for 30 seconds, before my guitar went once again very out of tune. We stopped a 2nd time. Everybody was waiting for me. The 3rd time was the right one, it went okay but on the inside, I felt horrible about myself. I never had any problem with tuning stability with that guitar, strings weren't new... I later found out that the reason was the sudden change of temperature between the room where my guitar was stored and the stage with all the lights etc. Since then, I've been terrified about playing in a band and playing in front of people I don't know... I really want to play but I still feel ashamed about that episode (I blushed just by writing about it)... Any advice on getting my wrecked confidence back? Did you live a similar situation? How do you guys deal with playing on stage? submitted by /u/playmo56 [link] [comments]

  • [NEWBIE] Barre chords not sounding properly
    by /u/squanchy444 on January 17, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    Whenever I try doing a bar chord, the crease below my knuckle lines up with the string and it gets muted. The B string usually sort of wedges in and I can't press the string down. How do you guys deal with this if it ever happens to you? Do I just press harder? submitted by /u/squanchy444 [link] [comments]

  • [NEWBIE] Beginners guide to plugins & tone
    by /u/gregh1491 on January 17, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    So had a guitar for years but never really been motivated enough to practise however I have started to become more focused and regimented with practise. I have an electric however previously I have tried using plugins but always had shitty tone and never knew how to dial in a good tone. Are there any resources or recommendations for good plugins and guides on how to work with your tone? submitted by /u/gregh1491 [link] [comments]

  • [DISCUSSION] I am a classical guitarist for a couple of years and I wish to get a new guitar (electric most likely) and need an advice on which one to get
    by /u/marko2223 on January 17, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    Have been playing classical for couple of years and lately have been thinking of getting a new guitar. Though I need an advice on what to get, I wish to play fingerstyle mostly because I like it more than guitar picking. Though I cannot figure out if I should get an acoustic or electric guitar, or perhaps an electro acoustic. Pretty much what I want is to play couple music genres, mostly blues, jazz and rock. I have been mostly considering electric guitar, a stratocaster with HSS pickup that I have heard works well with clean amps (tbh I don't know much about pickups and stuff so advices on those would be appreciated) or an electro acoustic of some sort that I could use electric pedals on, or maybe even headphones. Also some amp buying advice would be helpful if I get any kind of electrical guitar. Thank you in advance! submitted by /u/marko2223 [link] [comments]

  • [Question] When can I consider myself a guitarist?
    by /u/Aqua_Jaden on January 17, 2020 at 11:28 am

    I’ve been playing the guitar for a little over two years now, but I’ve only recently started taking it seriously. I play almost every day making it a point to learn at least two songs a day or something that I find very pleasing, though I can’t seem to ever shake the feeling that I’m not making any improvements or can be deemed good enough to be called a guitarist. At what point can I consider myself a guitarist? And will I ever shake that feeling I get about my playing? submitted by /u/Aqua_Jaden [link] [comments]

  • [GEAR] NGD: PRS SE MIRA
    by /u/Thewonderingsoul22 on January 17, 2020 at 10:45 am

    I got myself a PRS SE Mira. My first guitar purchase in almost 5 years. Although the Mira often gets comparisons to the SG, it will feel very familiar to anyone used to a strat due to the ergonomic shape of the body. The SE Mira uses the "wide, thin" neck carve. Again, this is similar to a modern C. I went in and tried it thoroughly before buying and was hugely impressed. 1) Fingerboard. High quality indian rosewood (Dalbergia Latifolia). Nice and dark with a very tight grain. Feels almost as smooth as ebony. Mine has a "flame" pattern running through it which is beautiful. Fretwork is flawless. 2) Neck. West Indian Mahogany, same species as Honduran. (Swietenia Macrophylla) hugely comfortable. Found myself playing difficult on it riffs more easily than any other guitar I've picked up recently and was as good as a (used) S2 Vela I also tried. 3) Body. African Mahogany (Khaya Ivorensis). Nice and light for an all-mahogany body, but solid enough that the instrument is not neck heavy. 4) Finish. I have the Frost blue finish with a mint green pickguard. I was favouring the black finish going in, but I have to say that the metallic blue is beautiful. The quality of the paintwork, and indeed the rest of the guitar is fantastic. 5) Tone. Interestingly enough, this combination of wood types is the same as you will find on a core line McCarty. While I'm sure the best samples make their way stateside, this guitar is incredibly resonant. I really wasn't expecting the degree of resonance this thing has considering how light it is. Intonation is perfect. Also, every string has clear separation. This may have something to do with the brass blocks and screws in the adjustable bridge, but hot damn. 6) Pickups and general hardware. The 85/15 pickups are as good as I'd hoped they would be. They can seem shrill at first try at the bridge position, but clean up really nicely with a slight move down in volume. The tone control helps dial in the sound you want further. There's a coil split on the tone knob. When engaged, the volume doesn't seem to drop which is great. They really are a good choice for a mahogany double cut. All the elements are well made. Even the blade switch feels quality. Something that normally feels pretty cheap at this price range. Summary: I was concerned that the Indonesian workshop (which only makes PRS SE models, nothing else) wouldn't be up to the world music standard in Korea, but I needn't have worried. PRS has clearly invested heavily here with the SE line. Most are now made here, including the SE Paul and 35th Anniversary guitars. This is a very versitile guitar. You can get some really sweet tones out of it as well as balls-out rock. It is in the latter that you can understand the SG comparison. It really does sound like one without any of the tuning or balance issues. It is comfortable to play for sustained periods and inspires me to constantly pick it up. It won't break the bank and you won't feel a need to upgrade anything on it. Try one out as soon as you can. submitted by /u/Thewonderingsoul22 [link] [comments]

  • [NEWBIE] Cant get the A chord right
    by /u/LitBoiEld on January 17, 2020 at 10:16 am

    No matter how much I try , I cant get the A chord right. Im learning the technique Justin teaches in his YouTube channel. I can play clean D, E and Emin chords. Any tips? submitted by /u/LitBoiEld [link] [comments]

  • [DISCUSSION] Can someone pls explain what’s going with rob Chapman?
    by /u/iplayguitarlmao on January 17, 2020 at 8:56 am

    I’ve only just recently heard about the rob Chapman controversy, but with some videos supposedly private’d or taken down I’m unsure as of what’s going on. Can someone pls explain to me what rob is being accused of or why people are attacking him or defending him? submitted by /u/iplayguitarlmao [link] [comments]

  • [GEAR] I think this is it, the guitar I'll play forever. My Martin 000-15SM arrived.
    by /u/Antnee83 on January 17, 2020 at 8:20 am

    Sorry for the bad pic. I've been annoying guitar shop people for weeks now, playing everything I could get my hands on to see what it is that I actually want. I really liked all the 12-fret guitars I played (I'm a small dude, so it's more comfortable for me) and was absolutely in love with the solid mahogany acoustics, but I could not find a combination of the two in any store. So I took a risk and bought the 000-15SM online. This thing plays beautifully. Like no shit, it's almost like playing an electric. I handed it to my guitar teacher and could just see the expressions on his face, he was blown away. And it's got this unique sound to it, not the bright mid-rangey sound of spruce tops, but a deeper, more bass-heavy sound. Here's the last video I watched before I pulled the trigger. I think it captures the sound pretty well. And it's light. I swear the thing cant be more than 3 pounds! I just love it to pieces, I've played it for hours and I'm just so fucking happy with it I could burst! submitted by /u/Antnee83 [link] [comments]

  • [GEAR] why do some people use both a clean boost and overdrive at the same time? Does it do anything else other than make it louder?
    by /u/Quesadilla-bitchbitc on January 17, 2020 at 1:34 am

    If overdrive adds a slight cap to the volume to add that semi-distortion tone, and clean boost raises the max signal level, why don't they just cancel out? Why do some people use both simultaneously? submitted by /u/Quesadilla-bitchbitc [link] [comments]

  • [PLAY] A tribute to Neil Peart. A cover of YYZ by Rush
    by /u/goldnight101 on January 17, 2020 at 12:52 am

    Covering my favorite song by one of my favorite bands of all time. I am a little late, but better late than never. I have played the opening riff before, but last week inspired me to actually sit down and learn the song. It was a bit harder than I thought. The rhythms are complex and there are some notes to play that have no reference, but I think I made it through ok. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B3i9gTtOw8 I wanted to experiment a little with a new recording setup and video, so tell me what you guys think of the quality. I used a couple of comforters to insulate the amp and the mic to lower my rooms reverb and to keep the blue yeti from picking up everything. Personally I think it is a little muddy, but I was able to reduce my strumming noise a lot. Tell me what you guys think! Gear: PRS Custom 24 Roland Cube 30: set to Metal channel with half gain, and slight chorus turned on Blue Yeti microphone Audacity for recording submitted by /u/goldnight101 [link] [comments]

  • [GEAR] 1978 Greco TE500 Thinline Tele
    by /u/jazzmandjango on January 17, 2020 at 12:09 am

    Picked this up last week and we have been inseparable ever since. I'd been in the market for a Telecaster or Tele-style guitar for awhile, and was specifically looking for a classic swamp ash solid-body, as my Strat is alder and I wanted to get a peppier, twangier tone. However, fate had other plans. I tried a slew of teles and a handful of Reverends at stores in NYC and LA, and stumbled upon this Greco completely by chance. Never heard of Greco? Me neither! But they were a Japanese company that made such excellent knock offs Fender literally bought their factory to incorporate into Fender Japan. When trying other guitars I felt like most of the thin lines I had tried were thin sounding, and teles with humbuckers were deadened and flabby, but this Greco is very resonant and the pickups are clean and not as hot as LP pickups. It plays like a dream and sounds on par if not better than guitars that cost 10x as much. For a vintage instrument from '78, I was shocked it was sub $1000. Shout out to TrueTone Music in Santa Monica who sold me this beauty. They are hands down the best guitar store I've ever set foot in. Their repair shop keeps all the guitars perfectly set up and their salesmen were knowledgeable and not pushy. Will definitely be returning soon! And if you run into any Greco's out there I recommend giving it a shot--apparently their LP knock offs are excellent as well. I've never felt compelled to name a guitar, but finding this off-brand beauty makes me want to. I'm currently leaning towards Leslie, but if you have any suggestions please send my way! 1978 Greco TE500 Thinline Tele https://imgur.com/gallery/yb2N4bs submitted by /u/jazzmandjango [link] [comments]

  • [OC] build I just finished, African Rosewood acoustic/electric telecaster
    by /u/99Faces on January 16, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    https://imgur.com/gallery/dL3UwUR I’m pretty proud of this one. It’s a completely hollow body telecaster made from Bubinga (African Rosewood) with spalted maple binding. One neck pickup controlled with a stacked concentric pot. Not really sure what strings to use on it though.. all the other acoustic electrics I made used a piezo pickup.. I need to find a string that gives me a good balance between playing acoustically and plugged in. Just have acoustic strings on it for now submitted by /u/99Faces [link] [comments]

  • What’s Burning This Week at TrueFire – Episode 20
    by Zach on January 16, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    Blast Off BOGO – https://truefire.com/blast-off TrueHeart Blues: Soloing – https://truefire.com/c1496 SongCraft: Purple House – https://truefire.com/c1482 Android App Beta – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.truefire.android3 Ana Popovic – http://anapopovic.com/home The post What’s Burning This Week at TrueFire – Episode 20 appeared first on TrueFire Blog - Guitar Lessons.

  • PRS Debuts New Maple Fretboard, Nebula Silver Sky Models
    by Jackson Maxwell on January 16, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    PRS has unveiled some sweet updates to its controversial, but critically acclaimed John Mayer Silver Sky model. The company announced today that a maple fretboard option, two new colors and a limited-edition run with a flip-flop "Nebula" finish are now available on the Silver Sky. The ...

  • [NEWBIE] [RANT] First guitar store experience this week and bumping into a nice stranger
    by /u/PropellerCap5 on January 16, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    At this point I've been playing for 5 months on a Squier strat I got online; bored last summer and decided to try out something new. Haven't looked back since. I recently made it to London this week and have been excited to check out all the stores here, looking particularly at the strats as I'm in dire need of an upgrade. For what it's worth I went to Denmark street to check out all the 'cool' stores, and I had nothing but the worst experience in every one of the stores on that entire street. I'm not sure whether it's because I'm young, or at least look it (20 going on 14) and so don't have any money to spend, but I got no help whatsoever, even when asking for it. The employees either said they'll be with me in a minute and never bothered, on their phones or too busy jamming and insufferably shredding through an amp for who knows how long. I thought hey, a bunch of late 20/30-somethings having fun while at the job, I'll ask the old man who works behind the counter. Big mistake. When asking him about a particular CS strat I was excited to test out and likely buy, he looked at me as if someone had pissed in his tea this morning and asked me if I even know what it is and replied telling him it's a Stratocaster and he said it's "a custom made Stratocaster" condescendingly. After that I didn't bother checking it out and mentioned I'll instead have a look around and planned to leave after a couple of minutes to break the awkward tension, and while mindlessly browsing I saw a 1951 pre-CBS nocaster behind a glass case, and I fucking swear this old fart comes up from behind me and says "don't even think about it, you'll never see one of those in your life" with a slight chuckle. I wasn't planning on testing it, but only marvelled at the sight of it. At that point I wanted to strangle the old fuck. Anyway, I walk down the street to another store and have a similarly poor experience, probably even worse (story for another time), however, I found a small room where I could test out a few guitars in peace (the strings hadn't been changed since 'nam and every guitar was poorly set up, it was like they hadn't even tried) and as I was leaving comes in some random customer who smiles at me and noodles around. He was kind enough to ask me if I need any help and I mentioned my situation as a beginner of 5 months with no guidance outside of youtube and he helps me out and answers any questions I had on theory on scales, chord theory, etc and even recommended some cool Hal Leonard books which I bought since and have enjoyed reading them these past 2 days. He was even cool enough to hear me noodle and have me explain what I was doing within the minor pentatonic scale (adding the blues note, major 6th, hammering on the major 3rd from the b3, etc) and even helped me out with my vibrato and suggesting guitars. Long story story short, this reminds me why I was hesitant to pickup the guitar at 14 and instead picked it up 6 years later. Walking into a store for the first time and having no one help you; I get some people like to be left alone, but holy fuck, I was invisible. I'm glad I got my first guitar online 5 months ago, because had I went into the store to pick it out as a complete novice, I would've definitely walked out empty handed and never looked back at playing the guitar. I have about 5 days left here on this trip, I'll likely look outside of London. TL;DR: Went into a few guitar stores to purchase my first proper guitar; had the worst experience and eventually bumped into another customer who was kind enough to help me out and point me in the right direction. submitted by /u/PropellerCap5 [link] [comments]

  • Ibanez Announces New PIA (Paradise in Art) Steve Vai Signature Model
    by Jackson Maxwell on January 16, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    Ibanez has announced its latest collaboration with Steve Vai, the absolutely stunning PIA (Paradise in Art) Steve Vai Signature guitar. Over 30 years in the making, the guitar is immediately distinct for its unique "Petal Grip," a feature Vai explains below: “The petals signify the bond that ...

  • Boss Announces New Acoustic Singer Live LT Amplifier
    by Jackson Maxwell on January 16, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    Boss has announced its new Acoustic Singer Live LT amplifier. Featuring a bi-amp design delivering 60 watts of power, the Acoustic Singer's dual channels provide pathways for the user's acoustic guitar and vocals. Independent three-band EQs, analog input circuitry and chorus, delay and ...

  • Fender Unveils New George Harrison "Rocky" Stratocaster
    by Jackson Maxwell on January 16, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    The Fender Custom Shop rarely disappoints when it comes to NAMM, and this year has proven to be no exception.  Today, the Custom Shop announced the George Harrison "Rocky" Stratocaster, a far-out, exacting replica of one of the Beatle's all-time favorite, most oft-used guitars.  ...

  • [OC]7 Great Jazz Licks And Why You Need To Know Basic Arpeggios
    by /u/jenslarsenjazz on January 16, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    You need to know your basics and you need to know them extremely well. I am sure you have heard that before. Once in a while, it is very useful to go back to the basics and really improve the jazz licks that you can write with very simple and basic scale and arpeggios choices. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCypw3QlmBQ&list=PLWYuNvZPqqcGzdK2dJ-P-xQaoAD8gIQYa&index=2&t=0s Hope you like it! submitted by /u/jenslarsenjazz [link] [comments]

  • [GEAR] NGD - Finally got my custom White Whale Proteus 7
    by /u/oxygenplug on January 16, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    https://i.imgur.com/nvISgFZ.jpg Finally received my White Whale Guitars Proteus 7 after almost a year of watching it slowly come to life. I truly can’t describe how wonderful and special this guitar is. It plays so unbelievably well and inspires me every single time I pick it up. I was worried a 7 string would end up being not my thing but the neck is so damn comfy that playing it doesn’t really feel any different than a 6. This is my first custom, high-end guitar and it is everything i hoped it’d be and more. I was really torn between WWG, Mayones, Wirebird, and Aristides. WWG is definitely the smallest and lesser known of those but I took a chance and it really paid off. You can tell a lot of love when into making this thing (even the cocobolo neck did end up causing an allergic reaction in the luthier as he was working on it :/ ) Specs: Gold Hipshot Open Gear Locking Tuners Gold Hipshot Contour Tremolo Bridge Solid Cocobolo Neck 20” fretboard radius Stainless Steel Frets Chambered Black Limba Body Maple Burl Top w/ a Nebulae Finish Bare Knuckle Pickups Silo Set Stringjoy 10-64 7-string set submitted by /u/oxygenplug [link] [comments]

  • [NEWBIE] played my first gig yesterday, still beaming from excitement!
    by /u/rawrxdbroccoli on January 16, 2020 at 8:17 am

    A few weeks ago, i posted on this subreddit saying i was having a lot of fun playing guitar and mentioned a performance happening, well yesterday it happened and it was AWESOME!!!!!! we played smells like teen spirit (not my choice haha), and while we did make a few mistakes and i blacked out at the second chorus, everybody loved it and some of my teachers came up to me afterwards and complimented me!!! i've barely played on stage ever and i was extremely nervous but i did it!! while i'm still in high school i hope to play a lot more gigs with my bandmates, we only have until may when we graduate and i hope to make the best out of it 🙂 thank you r/Guitar for cheering me on!!!! submitted by /u/rawrxdbroccoli [link] [comments]

  • Walrus Audio Announces New D1 High-Fidelity Stereo Delay Pedal
    by Jackson Maxwell on January 15, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    Walrus Audio has announced its new D1 High-Fidelity Stereo Delay pedal. The first pedal in the company's new Mako Series, the D1 features five custom-tuned programs - Digital, Mod, Vintage, Dual and Reverse. These each can be tuned with modulation, tone, age and subdivisions. The pedal's ...

  • Boss Announces New Katana-Artist MkII Combo Amplifier
    by Jackson Maxwell on January 15, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Boss has announced its new Katana-Artist MkII combo amplifier.  The latest Katana amp to get the MkII upgrade, the Katana-Artist MkII features more tonal options and effects than its predecessor, plus some nice core hardware upgrades. Powered by a 100-watt Waza 12-inch speaker, ...

  • Maxon Unveils New Apex 808 Pedal
    by Jackson Maxwell on January 15, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    Maxon has unveiled its new Apex 808 overdrive pedal. Designed by Tube Screamer creator Susumu Tamura, the Apex 808 took three years to develop. Tamura analyzed, in exacting detail, over 100 vintage and current production Tube Screamer/808 variants, coming to the realization that the best of ...

  • How to Memorize Scales and Unlock the Fretboard
    by Ben Higgins on January 15, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    Here's an unorthodox method of memorizing scales using the common three-note-per-string shapes we often employ during runs. Let’s say that you wanted to learn the E minor scale (E Aeolian mode). Normally you’d learn the box positions of the scale and drill it from there. Learning a new scale using ...

  • Guitar Setup - What to do First for Your New Guitar!
    on January 15, 2020 at 2:16 am

    Guitar setup is super important, especially for new guitars. New guitars are most likely shipped to your home and have to endure varying temperatures and conditions. Guitars that are not shipped are often sitting inside a store, constantly being played, touched, and exposed. Luckily for you, we have a great lesson on what to do when you first get a new guitar. (Feed generated with FetchRSS)

  • 8 Fingerpicking Guitar Lessons To Help You Improve Your Acoustic Songwriting
    by Doug Lanza on January 14, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    Rhythm and groove are essential factors in any musical performance. These are what set the vibe of the song, which supports the story unfolding within song’s melody and lyrics. As guitar players, employing an array of harmonic applications, creative approaches, and rhythm techniques broadens the palette with which we can paint. In his course, Songsmith: The post 8 Fingerpicking Guitar Lessons To Help You Improve Your Acoustic Songwriting appeared first on TrueFire Blog - Guitar Lessons.

  • [Discussion] NAMM 2020 MEGATHREAD. Post all NAMM related news, releases, and videos here!
    by /u/no_numbers_in_name on January 14, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    It's that time of year again. The biannual "remember you are poor" event that is the NAMM trade show. Already many companies have begun pre-release such as Ibanez, ESP, and PRS. Many Youtubers have begun to release their news embargoed video content for products releasing at NAMM such as the Fender Acoustisonic STRAT, which is definitely...a thing, for sure. GROUND RULES: Please try and keep all NAMM related release content in this pinned thread. The strict no advertising rules will be relaxed for NAMM RELATED CONTENT ONLY. This includes news articles, videos, brand websites, ect. Please help us by reporting anyone trying to sneak a drop ship store, shady brand new traffic funnel blog just stealing other reputable site articles, or "free" chord training websites. 3) NAMM is a coming together of all music and products for everyone. Please be civil and respect everyone's opinions on products they may be excited for that you might not be interested in. -NNIN Edit: post sort changed to New (Suggested) submitted by /u/no_numbers_in_name [link] [comments]

  • PRS Debuts New Private Stock 35th Anniversary Dragon Guitar
    by Jackson Maxwell on January 14, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    PRS has announced a 35th anniversary Private Stock edition of its legendary Dragon guitar. Based off the company's McCarty model, but with a thicker back, the 35th anniversary Dragon - the ninth Dragon model the company has produced - features a curly maple top, an African ribbon mahogany back, ...

  • D'Angelico Debuts New Mini DC Guitar
    by Jackson Maxwell on January 14, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    D'Angelico has debuted its new Mini DC guitar. Available in both Excel and Premier Series versions, the 14-inch-wide double cutaway semi-hollow features a slim C-shaped neck profile and D'Angelico's signature headstock design. The Premier Series version of the guitar features Seymour ...

  • Fender Unveils New Acoustasonic Stratocaster
    by Jackson Maxwell on January 14, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    One of the guitar universe's biggest 2019 stories was unquestionably Fender's release of the American Acoustasonic Telecaster.  A hybrid acoustic/electric guitar built with a fully hollow Tele body and Fender's Stringed Instrument Resonance System, it immediately turned heads, going on to ...

  • Walrus Audio Announces New Julia V2 Pedal
    by Jackson Maxwell on January 14, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    Walrus Audio has announced an updated version of its popular Julia analog chorus/vibrato pedal. In addition to updating the Julia pedal's artwork, Walrus Audio also made bypass switching on the pedal clickless and made the pedal's input and output jacks top-mounted. Otherwise, the controls and ...

  • Ernie Ball Music Man New for 2020
    by Ernie Ball on January 14, 2020 at 9:00 am

    NAMM 2020 is here and we’re kicking off with an announcement of all the 2020 Ernie Ball Music Man instruments launching throughout the year. Make ...

  • Manson Announces New META Series MBM-1 Guitar
    by Jackson Maxwell on January 13, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    Manson Guitarworks has unveiled the META Series MBM-1 guitar. The first instrument the British company has released since its acquisition by Muse frontman (and longtime Manson user) Matt Bellamy, the META Series MBM-1 is built under license by Cort. The guitar features a basswood ...

  • Godin Debuts New A12 Black HG Guitar
    by Jackson Maxwell on January 13, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    Godin has launched its new 12-string model, the A12 Black HG. The latest model in the Montreal-based guitar maker's A series, the A12 Black includes a two-chambered silver leaf maple body with Canadian basswood wings, a solid cedar top, a Richlite fretboard, Richlite ...

  • 6 Folk Jazz Guitar Lessons from Adam Levy
    by Doug Lanza on January 13, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    Folk Jazz is what could be described as a unique fusion of Jazz with other American roots styles. These influences include R&B, Blues, Country, Singer/songwriter styles, and ultimately, folk. Taking turns soloing with other musicians is a tried and true way to level up your improvisational skills and expand your vocabulary. So, in this Folk The post 6 Folk Jazz Guitar Lessons from Adam Levy appeared first on TrueFire Blog - Guitar Lessons.

  • Gibson Unveils New Tony Iommi “Monkey” SG
    by Jackson Maxwell on January 13, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    Gibson has teamed up with legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi to create the Tony Iommi “Monkey” SG. Based on the heavily-modded 1964 SG Special Iommi used with the heavy metal pioneers throughout the '70s, the "Monkey" SG is aged and features a mahogany body, mahogany set neck build ...

  • Learn the Secrets of the World’s Greatest Blues Harp Players with 7 Free Harmonica Lessons
    by Doug Lanza on January 12, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Whether you’re playing blues, country, or just along side a singer-songwriter, the vocal-esque timbre of a harmonica solo never fails to command an audience’s attention. In his course, Harmonica Styles Guidebook, Steven Troch sheds light on the styles and techniques of eight legendary harmonica players: Sonny Boy Williamson II, Bob Dylan, George Harmonica Smith, Jimmy The post Learn the Secrets of the World’s Greatest Blues Harp Players with 7 Free Harmonica Lessons appeared first on TrueFire Blog - Guitar Lessons.

  • 9 Free Jazz Chord Melody Guitar Lessons from Frank Vignola
    by Doug Lanza on January 11, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Learning to perform chord melody compositions may seem like an elaborate ordeal. Memorizing hundreds of chord voicings and seemingly endless jazz theory can be quite a process. However, for all intents and purposes, it’s actually much more painless than it looks IF you simplify it into a series of practical, successional steps. In his course, The post 9 Free Jazz Chord Melody Guitar Lessons from Frank Vignola appeared first on TrueFire Blog - Guitar Lessons.

  • Neil Peart, Rush Drummer and Lyricist, Dies at 67
    by Jackson Maxwell on January 10, 2020 at 10:13 pm

    Neil Peart, drummer and lyricist of the legendary Canadian prog-rock band Rush, has died at the age of 67, according to CBC News. According to a statement issued by Peart family spokesman Elliot Mintz, Peart had been diagnosed with brain cancer. His death was confirmed by Meg Symsyk, Rush's media ...

  • JHS Launches New Paul Gilbert PG-14 Pedal
    by Jackson Maxwell on January 10, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    JHS Pedals has launched the Paul Gilbert PG-14, its long-teased, highly anticipated collaboration with the guitar wizard.  Designed exactly to Gilbert's specifications, the PG-14 is an FET-based unit that emulates the touch, feel and response of a pushed tube amp. Essentially, the ...