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Best Pick Thickness for Acoustic Guitar (PLAYER Guide)

Choosing the right kind of pick for your acoustic guitar will depend on what level player you are and your play style.  The general rule of thumb is that thinner picks sound better for light and bright strumming while thicker picks give you better control of your playing; especially when picking strings. To help you…

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Electric Guitar Sounds Like Acoustic? How To Fix Your Sound!

Plugging in your electric guitar for the first time can leave you feeling a bit confused and disappointed. Unlike the sounds you’ve come to associate with the instrument, why is your tone sounding so clean? The reality is that getting your guitar ready to play your favorite style of music takes a little bit of…

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Why Does My Electric Guitar Sound Bad? (FIX Your Sound)

A bland sounding guitar can be a frustrating roadblock to overcome on your quest to be a prolific guitarist.  Your guitar can sound bad due to rattling strings, dull tone, or even your guitar sliding out of tune when bending strings. Although the guitar hardware and setup can be to blame, poor playing technique can also…

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Guitar Tips for Older Beginners (Make Learning Guitar Easier)

The joys of guitar should not be reserved exclusively for long haired punks still riding out their teenage years. Everyone should be able to and can, learn how to play the guitar, no matter their age. No matter how old you are learning guitar takes time and patience. They’ll be days of frustration where you’ll…

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Is Bass Guitar Needed in A Band? (Deciding for Your Band)

In a world where guitarists are typically regarded as the most important member of a band, the bass guitar has been relegated to the back of the queue when putting together your dream band lineup.  But is the idea that bass guitar isn’t important a fair point or a misunderstanding of the instrument propped up…

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Slide Guitar Open Tuning Tips (Best Keys & Guitar Setup Tips)

A staple of the Southern United States Blues movement, slide guitar did away with the typical scales and progression of what had come before it and turned the guitar into something completely new.  Open tuning allowed these guitarists to freely slide between chords, creating a twangy sound unique to the genre.  To get started with…