The Best Gifts for Guitar Players

gifts for guitarists

Looking for the perfect present for a guitarist can be tough, especially if you don’t play the guitar yourself. Music stores are packed with all kinds of accessories and guitar equipment, and it can be hard to pick out something that’s both useful and gift-worthy. Luckily, with a bit of research and knowledge, finding the…

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Tony’s Acoustic Challenge Review

Tony's Acoustic Challenge Review

If you’re a guitarist, you probably want to take your skills to the next level. But if you’re like me, you’re afraid of mismatching different parts of guitar playing. You don’t want to spend all your time on scales, and lose your knowledge of chords. That’s the promise that Tony’s Acoustic Challenge makes, but does…

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Guitar Strumming Patterns for Beginners

guitar strumming patterns for beginners

Strumming is an essential part of playing the guitar, adding rhythm and flavor to your playing. Unfortunately, it can also be an extremely challenging aspect of playing, especially for beginners. Developing the finesse and control to play complex rhythms consistently takes a lot of time and practice. But what if I told you there were…

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The 20 Minute Guitar Practice Routine for Beginners

guitar practice routine for beginners

Practice makes perfect. As a beginner guitarist, I’m sure you’ve heard that over and over again. And it’s true: Practicing really is the key to becoming a better, more advanced guitarist. But what exactly should you be practicing? There are hundreds of musical concepts a beginner guitarist needs to understand, and finding the right place…

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Best Electronic Drum Set for Apartments and Noise Reduction

electronic drum sets for apartments

Acoustic drums are a fabulously dynamic musical instrument. Yet they are also quite loud. And not many city folks will take the news a drummer has just moved into the apartment above theirs with excitement. That doesn’t mean you and your treasured acoustic drums are banished to the farms. At least you don’t have to…

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5 Best Acoustic Guitars for College Students

best guitar for college students

A high end Takamine or Martin acoustic guitar would be an awesome purchase. Yet, for the majority of us, it isn’t always the most appropriate choice. It’s especially not great for a college student, who has a tricky budget to balance. You want a good quality guitar, at an affordable price. Such a guitar is…

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The Keith Urban Player Guitar Set Review

Keith Urban's Guitar Player Set Review

We’d all like to make quick progress on the guitar. But quick progress will never replace a solid foundation. In this review of the Keith Urban Player Guitar Set, we’ll look at whether or not you should use this method, but also show a few other options that will help you build a solid foundation…

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Guitar Pro 7 Review

guitar pro 7 review

I’ve always dreamed of writing my own music. There’s a good chance you’ve thought the same thing, too. Being able to compose your music (or put down any song, even if you didn’t write it) can change your playing forever. In this Guitar Pro 7 review, we’ll learn exactly how you can write down and…

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Help! My Piano Skills are Not Improving

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Learning the piano is not all rainbows and unicorns. There are days, even weeks, where you feel like you’re chasing your own tail, not going anywhere. In fact, this seems like a popular topic in forums for music students: I’m stuck on a plateau and can’t push through, and it sucks. Help! If this is…

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Here’s Why You’re Not Getting Better at Guitar Despite Practicing

3 ways to get better at guitar

If you’re like most guitar players, you can probably relate to this: No matter how much you play, you just don’t seem to be getting any better. While it might come as a surprise, you’re actually not alone. In fact, this is a very common problem for guitar players of all skill levels. But what…

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