Study, Work, Prepare, And Dream: A Quick Guide To Prepare For Your Guitar Examination

Without the despicable sound of a guitarist, what will a rock band be? Without Brian May, George Harrison, Queen or The Rolling Stones without anyone like Keith Richards, can you possibly imagine The Beatles? Probably not. In the overall beauty of playing recorded and live music, guitarists play an essential part.  Therefore many people around […]

29 November 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Where to Study the Guitar in Canada

If there’s one staple instrument in any genre and style of music, it’s the guitar. It’s an instrument that most musicians know how to play simply because its a common and versatile one. You can practically play any type of music on the guitar - although some require a bit more effort than others. One […]

7 February 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

How do you play guitar?

Preparing for Guitar Lessons

“The time I burned my guitar it was like a sacrifice. You sacrifice the things you love. I love my guitar.” - Jimi Hendrix You might feel like you’re at a crossroads when it comes to starting to play the guitar. You need to choose your guitar (acoustic guitar, folk guitar, electro-acoustic guitar, or electric […]

30 January 2020 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

What is a bass guitar?

The Bass Guitar Guide

“The bass, no matter what kind of music you're playing, it just enhances the sound and makes everything sound more beautiful and full. When the bass stops, the bottom kind of drops out of everything.” - Charlie Haden Learning to play bass doesn’t mean just playing the notes. It’s also about getting the rhythm right. Bassists […]

30 January 2020 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

Do you want to learn to play the guitar?

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You’ll find valuable articles about the guitar across all different disciplines, from beginner guitar theory, musical theory, rock, classic, jazz etc.

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Types of Guitar

Humans have a deep, instinctual need for music – from the sound of the wind soughing through the trees or man-made music, produced through various instruments. While each musical instrument has its strong points and even banging on a drum can have therapeutic effects, no instrument is quite so pleasing and quite so portable as […]

1 January 2020 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

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How to Learn Some Different Kinds of String Instrument.

The guitar remains one of the most popular musical instruments in the world – and that doesn’t look like it’s going to change any time soon. However, in a world in which the guitar – electric guitars as much as the classical guitar – is only one of hundreds of different types of string instrument, […]

23 December 2019 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

How to learn to play the guitar?

So You Want to Learn to Play Guitar?

You've always wanted to learn how to play guitar but now you feel it's time. You've listened to the records of Hendrix and Clapton over and over and now you want to aim to be as good a guitar player as them. Maybe you've already bought yourself a beginner guitar and are ready to track […]

12 June 2019 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

How do you play the bass guitar?

How to Play Bass

“Bass guitar is the engine of the band.” - Suzi Quatro Knowing how to play the bass is initially simpler than playing the drums or the guitar. Nevertheless, a bass guitarist is an essential part of every band and has to understand rhythm and melody in order to unite the whole band. Would you like […]

1 June 2019 ∙ 14 minutes reading time

How can you play scales on the guitar?

Basic Scale Theory for Guitarists

“Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.” - Robert Fripp Music is a part of almost every Brit’s daily life. When we’re happy, we play happy music. Or is it that playing music makes us happy? In either case, your guitar playing should be your main priority. But before you start playing your […]

31 January 2019 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

How do you play the guitar?

Getting Started Playing the Guitar

"Who the hell needs a drink & drugs when you've got music?" - Tomo Milicevic There are an estimated 50 million guitarists in the world of which 16% are professionals. With this many guitarists, some of them, surely, must be beginners like you. Be warned, learning the guitar requires a lot of motivation and work. You […]

31 December 2018 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

How do you become a good guitarist?

A Guide to Rhythm for Guitarists

“To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?” - Michael Jackson Although musicians don't need to use a particular technique to move their audience, they do need a sense of The majority of Brits attend at least one […]

31 December 2018 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

How can you learn guitar for free?

Learning to Play Guitar for Free

“Sometimes the nicest thing to do with a guitar is just look at it.” - Thom Yorke Science has been shown to improve the productiveness of workers. Additionally, many people enjoy music and the guitar is one of the most popular instruments for people to learn. So how do you do it? Learning to play […]

19 November 2018 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

How can you learn to play guitar online?

The Beginner’s Guide to Getting Started with the Guitar

“Music is given to us with the sole purpose of establishing an order in things, including, and particularly, the coordination between man and time.” - Igor Stravinsky Video streaming accounts for half of all music listened to online and YouTube is the first place people go for it. Nowadays, the internet is a large part […]

22 October 2018 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Why should you learn guitar?

Reasons to Play the Guitar

“Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It's transporting, for sure. It can take you right back, years back, to the very moment certain things happened in your life. It's uplifting, it's encouraging, it's strengthening.” - Aretha Franklin A lot of Brits play a music instrument. Would you like to become […]

11 October 2018 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

How do you play the guitar?

Music Genres for the Guitar

“Music is a necessity. After food, air, water and warmth, music is the next necessity of life.” - Keith Richards There are an estimated 50 million guitarists in the world of which 16% are professionals. This means that you’re not the only person in the world who wants to learn to play the guitar and […]

2 October 2018 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

Which are the best guitar websites?

Where to Learn Guitar Online

“If you want to be a rock star or just be famous, then run down the street naked, you’ll make the news or something. But if you want music to be your livelihood, then play, play, play and play! And eventually you’ll get to where you want to be.” - Eddie Van Halen While you […]

2 October 2018 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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Start Playing the Guitar Today. Here’s How.

So you’ve decided to play guitar. You’re just starting to delve into the details and combing the internet with searches like ‘guitar lessons’ and ‘how do I start?’. (You've probably done that already, honestly - hence why you are here!) The research stage might last for a couple weeks, but maybe even months or years, […]

5 March 2018 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

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How to Manage When Your Kid Wants to Play the Guitar: Some Tips

Your child wakes up one morning full of enthusiasm, and tells you all about their sudden passion and determination to learn to play guitar. Good God - what do you do? How do you begin? Have they succumbed to the siren call of music already? What do you need to do? Are they too young? […]

5 March 2018 ∙ 11 minutes reading time

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The Guitar is More Than Just a Simple Musical Instrument.

Guitar instruction isn't only about playing the instrument. Even absolute beginners should also learn a bit about the general history and culture of this famous 6-string machine. Because electric guitars and acoustic guitars - and the other types of guitar - are not just tools or objects. They are important cultural and historical artifacts that […]

5 March 2018 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

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The Eight Essential Skills in Learning the Guitar

So you want to learn to play guitar like your favorite guitarists. You want to be a guitar player that sounds like Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix or Eric Clapton. You've taken it on, but you just don't know where to start. What is this thing called the fretboard, and how on earth do you navigate […]

5 March 2018 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

A man plays a pricey bass guitar

Guitar Prices: How Much Are We Talking?

How does one acquire a guitar? Whether you want to play blues, rock, pop, flamenco, jazz, gypsy jazz or a French variety, you will first have to go through the process of purchasing a guitar. However, it’s sometimes difficult to know how much to spend on this string instrument when you’re just beginning to take music […]

5 March 2018 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

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So You Want to Buy a Guitar? Here’s How.

Wanting to learn how to play the guitar is one thing. But first, you have to know the basics: how to choose your guitar, tune your strings, and the necessary accessories that go along with playing the guitar. Learning to play the guitar cannot be improvised, and we want to tell you everything you need […]

5 March 2018 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

An electric guitar leans against an amplifier.

The Electric Guitar: All You Need to Know.

Easel, microphones, mechanics, strings, winding ... Electric guitars are composed of dozens of elements - sometimes unknown by the general public and even by amateur musicians. And this concerns all guitars: the Telecaster, the Stratocaster, the Cort, the Gibson, Jumbo, Yamaha ... However, these elements have a major role in the sound produced by the […]

5 March 2018 ∙ 8 minutes reading time

What you need to know before you start learning guitar.

Why Not Take Guitar Lessons?

To truly learn how to play an instrument, we recommend taking lessons, as much to master the instrument as to understand the various subtleties of a piece of music. The same goes for the guitar: even if an instrument seems simple at first glance, it is essential to attain a good musical foundation, as well […]

20 February 2018 ∙ 6 minutes reading time

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Pro Tips for Progressing with the Guitar

Learning to play the guitar is not always an easy path. However, you will find that it will all be worth it when you are a guitar player with a great knowledge of music theory, able to play all the different guitar chords - from open chords to barre chords to power chords - and […]

20 February 2018 ∙ 7 minutes reading time

When should you learn the guitar? anytime!

Learning an Instrument: When Should One Start Playing the Guitar?

You've always wanted to play the guitar, and now you feel it’s the right time. Yet there is lots of contradictory advice about how best to become a guitar player. Is it best to get a guitar teacher when you are very young? Is it preferable to learn how to play guitar yourself, on your […]

20 February 2018 ∙ 6 minutes reading time