First, it's important to be clear that I believe Fender is a fantastic company that has done more for the arts and the guitar playing community than one could ever truly appreciate. Often imitated, their instruments are enviably well-built, designed with originality and have been played by many of the … Read More
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
GarageBand 10 makes the use of amp models and effects with external instruments very robust and functional. In this article I'll walk you through how to use GarageBand to setup a cascading delay effect with your guitar, using one of these experimental amp models.
I'm running a 2005 PRS CE … Read More
I remember when my mom used to teach me piano and I always struggled to read both the bass and treble clef at the same time. For some reason my 10-year old brain just couldn't grasp the difference between those lower notes and the melody I was hearing on the higher … Read More
I'm familiar enough with Geoff Edgers' accomplishments to understand that he's an excellent journalist and writer, who is well-versed in the areas of arts and performance from a broad cultural perspective. He's certainly qualified to comment on the current state of the electric guitar.
His recent article, entitled "The Slow, Secret … Read More
We're going to look at building a recording booth from the ground up, covering everything you'll need to setup a permanent, acoustically-treated vocal booth in your home or existing studio space.
First, please note the use of the word permanent.
There are many types of movable or what we'd call de-mountable recording … Read More
Guitar Tricks lessons provides over 11,000 instructional videos, properly organized into courses that includes a ton of material on learning chords, chord progressions, rhythm guitar and the applicable theory. They'll even let you try it all out FREE for two weeks →
If you've been following Guitar Chalk for any … Read More
Particularly in western music, pop, rock and the post-grunge era, chord progressions are simple.
Here's what I mean:
Chord progressions follow or harmonize with bass lines which are often straightforward and easy to decipher. Even in songs that might sound complicated, with tricky rhythms or lengthy melody lines, bass lines will typically be easy … Read More
Typically, lead guitar players (at least the good ones) don't simply run through an entire scale and try to pass it off as their own solo.
Because scales are structural.
They are a static construct.
In other words, they're templates and not finished products. Thus, using them properly and effectively … Read More
Per our publishing policy we no longer "review" products in the strictest sense of the word.
However, we do leave room in that policy for roundups and recommendations where we assess and recommend multiple products that fall under the same umbrella. For most of these roundups we simply avoid products we can't … Read More