Michael Palmisano explains the CAGED system and how guitar players can use it to learn the fretboard along with basic music theory, to get started playing quickly. Tabs, diagrams and a full 10 minute video lesson are included.
There are many factors that can contribute to making mistakes when playing live.
Everything from gear malfunction, a distracted mind or simply being unprepared can lead to a less than satisfying outcome. Some of these factors are within our control, while others we cannot foresee.
One common contributor to a … Read More
How well do digital effects and tube amps get along? The stigma associated with digitized guitar pedals - and the processors thereof - would say they don't mesh well. In some cases, that may be true. However, the question here is, does having a digital device in your signal chain … Read More
Ask around or read up on using effects on an acoustic guitar and you’ll probably find as many different opinions as people you ask or articles you read. My intent is not to sway you from your opinions on the issue, but rather to take a look at the goals … Read More
Guitar Pro 7 is a powerful tool, not just for creating guitar tabs and sheet music, but also for building audio examples. The software houses a full library of audio templates and sounds that includes various instruments (electric, acoustic and bass guitars), amp models and effects- both rack and pedal-based. … Read More
There are a few different ways for guitar players to approach sheet music. The primary method is to ignore it, which for many is a viable and sensible option.
For those in the more academic-heavy areas of music, perhaps classical study or formal music classes, sheet music - and an … Read More
Education has moved online. There's a massive amount of information you can learn from a computer or device. Why? Because there are people online who can teach, and the guitar - perhaps music in general - is an area where this has been highly applicable in recent years. Whether online … Read More
Resonator guitars are beautiful, challenging beasts to amplify.
Resonator cones were originally designed to amplify and project sound on their own, so the guitar could still be heard above the din of other porch-pickin’ instruments like mandolin and banjo. It was an ingenious idea. Take what makes a speaker work … Read More
It's hard to have Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang in your banner photo and then write anything that comes close to doing them justice. Guy, in particular, is one of the most underrated guitar minds. His work with blues chord progressions and melody has inspired many guitarists that have come … Read More
Before we start looking at specific flamenco guitar lessons, let's talk about a broader understanding of the playing style. First, flamenco guitar refers to both a specific type of a guitar and a specific genre of playing, largely derived from southern Spain and Andalusia. While a flamenco guitar is slightly … Read More