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One of the greatest guitar players of all times, the late Jimi Hendrix, once said: “Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you’ll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you’re gonna be rewarded.” Contrary to what may be popular belief, you are never too old to learn to play the guitar. In […]
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If you’re a Hendrix fan, beyond learning to play his licks and improvising in his style, you might wonder about the role equipment took in achieving his signature sound. It’s pretty obvious that he used fuzz and wah pedals. But which models were they? And what about his amps? Well, here we’re going to take […]
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A clean electric guitar’s sound covers a frequency range of 80 Hz to 1,200 Hz, though some distortion settings can expand the sound wave to pass 6,000 Hz. However, not all home speaker systems will cover that entire range, so when you play back your music you could be missing some important notes and harmonics. […]
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In today’s performance culture, guitar sales have increased over the last five consecutive years. Along with each of the guitars is the need for an amplifier, with the primary three choices being digital modeling, tube, and solid-state amps. It can be difficult to know where to start, especially with music gear so customizable and niche that […]
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Just a few short years ago, music news headlines were emblazoned with the “Rock is Dead” slogan as music instruments and gear sales took a knock. Recent research reveals, however, that the music amp market is slowly making its way back and an anticipated value of around $490 million is expected by the year 2023. But what […]
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Guitar playing newbies learn how to play their instruments in one of three ways much like any other person who is trying their hand at something new: visually, which is learning by watching, aurally, which is by listening; and kinesthetically, which is by doing. Out of all these, the most common would be the visual way. It is the […]
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When you go on tour, you will learn how to travel light. This means that you won’t have any problem taking just the bare minimum. Still, when it comes to your guitar, it is an entirely different story. This instrument is responsible for putting money in your pocket and thus, must be taken everywhere. Of […]
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Although some people are gifted with guitar playing talent, every professional guitar player starts somewhere. To learn how to read sheet music and master your instrument, there are a few tips you should keep in mind. Here are a few things every beginner guitar player should learn, from getting to know your instrument to playing […]
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In a previous blog post we talked about how playing an instrument can improve your social skills. But that’s not the only thing that happens when you start learning how to play. Many different studies have shown that the benefits of learning an instrument include a wide variety of improvements to your brain power. The […]
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Playing an instrument is an incredibly rewarding and beneficial activity on so many levels; it can help you express your creativity, relieve stress and anxiety and improve memory retention. Unfortunately, research shows that 90% of aspiring guitar players quit after the first year. This is why it’s important to have strategies to improve and keep […]
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