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How to Practice Guitar Better

How to Practice Guitar Better

Many people struggle with learning the guitar. In fact, the vast majority will give up within their first year of playing. Part of the problem most people have with learning the guitar is a failure to see any kind of...

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6 Easy Guitar Mods You Can Do Yourself

6 Easy Guitar Mods You Can Do Yourself

Most people want their guitar to both sound amazing and play effortlessly. But the majority of people also don’t have thousands to spend on a high-end instrument that comes near-perfect right out of the box. Fortunately, there is another path that you can take to arriving at the ideal guitar for you. Modding is a massive part of buying and tweaking guitars for...
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Superb Pedalboard Manufacturers

Superb Pedalboard Manufacturers

The world of pedals is larger than ever before. It seems like every year more and more guitar players are venturing into the space of effects and stomp boxes. And as many of you reading this will know, once you get more than a couple pedals, having a board to store them on is a really important thing. Especially if you plan on playing live, doing sessions or taking your effects anywhere at all, you’re going to want to consider a pedalboard. There is just...
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4 Boutique Semi-Hollow Guitars

4 Boutique Semi-Hollow Guitars

For those that have the money, the boutique world is an amazing place to buy guitars from. You often can get exactly what you want both in terms of spec and appearance. Also, buying boutique can mean that the company you purchase from has much better quality control than some...
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4 Lesser-Known Guitar Types and Variations

4 Lesser-Known Guitar Types and Variations

The guitar is one of the most common-place instruments in western music. Most people, even if they don’t play themselves, have a pretty good idea of what the instrument sounds and looks like. A vast majority of guitars lend themselves to this perception that most people have of them. But if you start to venture outside the realm of the standard 6-string acoustic or electric, you’ll realize there are some interesting variants out there. These deviations
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7 Strange Guitar Pedals to Inspire You

7 Strange Guitar Pedals to Inspire You

Guitar effects span from the simplest of tuning units to the most outlandish sounds ever to be tamed into a stompbox. Today I wanted to focus on the outlandish side of things. It is pedals like the ones that I will list below that really can inspire you to make some original music… or perhaps, more likely, just get you to spend all of your practicing time by turning knobs. Regardless of what you may or may...
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5 Awesome Phaser Pedals

5 Awesome Phaser Pedals

Phasers are not everyone’s choice modulation. But for those that enjoy them, they really are a staple of guitar tone. From subtly supporting clean playing or being used as the centerpiece for a tapping extravaganza, there are a number of ways to implement this effect. Yet, no matter how you use it, you probably want to ensure you are using the right one for you. Below I have listed...
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Routine Guitar Maintenance/Repairs

Routine Guitar Maintenance/Repairs

Just like any instrument, guitars need some love from time to time to keep them up and running. While you may be able to scrape by with changing the occasional string when it breaks, this is not ideal. Basically, the more you learn to take care of a guitar the better it will treat you in return. While most of the topics discussed below are not the difference between your guitar...
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How to Become a Better Guitar Player

How to Become a Better Guitar Player

The journey of learning guitar can be filled with struggle and frustration. So many players, at all skill levels, become static in their progression from time to time. And it does take a lot to have the discipline to improve, but if you’re reading this then you probably agree that the end result is worth it. So, what does it really take to get better? Well, the simple answer is always going...
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