Way back in 2007 the LA Times ran a story about the surge in sales to female guitarists and how retailers were responding. Nearly a decade later, the trend of guitar and bass becoming more gender-neutral hobbies has picked up a lot more steam. In fact, all-female bands are seen by … Read More
If you've been following Guitar Chalk for any length of time, you'll notice we always put a banner photo at the top of all our articles.
90 percent of the time those banner photos come to us from a Flickr account run by a fella from Belgium, under the profile … Read More
Pedalboards will never get old.
No matter how much we tinker, adjust, reset and agonize over them, they're never boring. They're also never quite right.
In every sense, a pedalboard is the stylistic and creative imprint of the electric guitarist who works it. Put together methodically over time, with attention … Read More
For those who follow Guitar Chalk, you might have noticed we've written some content focusing on MIDI foot controllers and how they can improve our guitar rigs.
As we've been writing about and researching this topic, we though, "Hmm, wouldn't it be handy to have a list of all the … Read More
Guitar Chalk focuses on four topical pillars, the first of which is online guitar lessons and music education.
A huge part of what we do is centered around providing high-quality online content that teaches the guitar with plenty of thorough and in-depth material, ultimately giving you a broad and comprehensive … Read More
In many respects, the music world has moved away from complex and fast lead guitar solos.
And that's not entirely a bad thing.
Because guitar solos are just melody, which is most effectively expressed in a simple and understandable way. Even the fastest guitar players of our day are incredibly … Read More
Pedalboards are extremely unique.
Like a single strand of DNA or a snowflake under a microscope, by some miracle of life no two pedalboards are the same.
They're all personal.
This series of posts highlights variety, style and creativity in the form of pedalboard setup and inspirational ideas. Where we … Read More
Even when you're talking about "large profile" headphones, you've got three different types of ear cup backing to choose from.
- Closed back headphones
- Semi-open back headphones
- Open back or "open air" headphones
The topic of this roundup is focused entirely on the larger open back headphones and the benefits of their … Read More
AKG makes great studio headphones that have a wide range of application. And while most of their sets are designed for studio monitoring and recording, they are equally well-equipped to handle direct instrument monitoring as well.
Moreover, they're an easy target for bass players looking for a pair to handle … Read More
Backing tracks are fun and useful, though often scattered, disorganized and hard to find all in one place.
What we've done here is collected a few free blues backing tracks that we like, cleaned them up, dusted them off and organized them into one neat and tidy playlist. It's enough … Read More