Guitar Articles

Don Caballero- American Don Album Review

• Author: @pauljones
Don Caballero is considered to be one of the pioneers of math-rock. Their fourth studio album, American Don, is considered to be one of math-rock's finest albums. American Don has a dark back-story, too; Don Caballero disbanded after being involved in a catastrophic car accident while heading to the last show of the tour supporting the album.

7 Reasons Why Single Note Guitar Playing Should Be Important To You (Even If You Only Play Rhythm Guitar)

• Author: @jason-wilford
Quite often I have students who are quite adamant that they only want to learn chords, and that's fine. But it's important to be educated to know just what you're missing if you decide to go down this path.

How To Get Your Guitar Playing Back On Track After A Short Break

• Author: @jason-wilford
Sometimes taking a break from playing the guitar can be good for both your mind and your body (provided you play often enough to begin with), but when it comes time to get back to playing, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed with the process. Let me help make it easier for you with some simple, straight to the point tips.

How Metallica Creates Unsettling Sounds In Their Clean Arpeggios

• Author: @tommaso-zillio
What Metallica has in common with the X-Files theme? They both use the same kind of chords and arpeggios to get a spooky and mysterious sound. Learn here what those are and how you can use them too!

7 Ways To Improve Your Guitar Tone And Not Spend Money

• Author: @tommaso-zillio
The guitar industry can put a lot of pressure on guitarists to constantly buy new equipment in order to achieve the best tone. It's what keeps them going.

How To Create Your Own Amazing Fingerpicking Arrangements Of Songs On Guitar - Part 1

• Author: @simon
Learn how to easily create your own fingerpicking guitar arrangement of a song. What appears to be difficult to do, becomes very easy when you have a proven strategy to follow. In this lesson I will take you through 4 key steps to creating great sounding fingerpicking arrangements on your guitar.

3 Ways You Can Use Chords In An Open G Tuning To Create Mouthwatering Music On Your Guitar

• Author: @simon
Check out these awesome, lush sounding chords you can create with an open G tuning on your guitar. Open tunings provide all sorts of opportunities for your guitar playing that you just cannot get with standard tuning. Learn how to not only get these great sounding chords but how to create great sounding music with them too.

How To Use Arpeggio Superimposition In Your Guitar Solos

• Author: @tommaso-zillio
In this article I am going to explain to you a super fun technique to add into your next guitar solo. It's called Arpeggio Superimposition. And don't worry, it's not nearly as complicated as it sounds.

Common, Yet Critical Mistakes You MUST Avoid When Attempting To Play The Chords And Melody Of A Song, On One Guitar, At The Same Time - Part 2

• Author: @simon
Learn how to play the chords and melody of a song at the same time on your acoustic guitar through a style known as chord/melody. In part 2 of this article, we will pick up from where we left off with the remainder of the 7 critical mistakes guitar players make when trying to play the chords and melody of a tune on the one guitar.

Writing Music Without Music Theory - Can You Do It?

• Author: @tommaso-zillio
Lots of people who have never taken the time to properly learn theory will try to argue that you don't actually need it to compose music. I know this because I receive these kind of comments on my posts every couple weeks. So I thought we should take some time to break down if there is any merit to this statement.
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