Guitar Tricks Blog
Posted April 20, 2018

Top 5 Jazz Songs to Learn on Guitar

There are a number of considerations to keep in mind when putting together a list like this. Guitars are tuned in such a way that some tunes lend themselves to the instrument while others do not. What I will suggest here will be tunes that offer a variety of challenges for the instrument. Some challenges you might encounter are challenging chord progressions, modulations to different keys, and common forms. It is important that you are able to tackle these things from the early stages and you will find that many tunes contain much of the same material, only rearranged. Make an effort to learn these tunes in more than one key.

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Posted November 2, 2017

Super Mario, Star Wars and More! Rock Stars in Halloween Costumes

Halloween has come and gone once again. So let's take a look at some of the coolest costumes from our favorite rock stars and musicians. Whether they dressed up as your favorite Star Wars villain, or your favorite Super Mario hero, these are some choice snapshots of past and present Halloweens. 

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Posted October 13, 2017

50 Most Famous Artists by State

Ever wondered which artist came from your home state? Listed here are all 50 states of America and the biggest, most influential artists that were born there. Larger states like Texas, Washington, and California were hotbeds of creativity so it was tough choosing just one artist to represent those states, while smaller states didn't see any iconic stars until much later in time. Don't get too upset if your favorite band isn't on this list! Write in the comments below and let us know which bands you would replace on this list. 

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Posted October 5, 2017

Top 5 Tom Petty Spotify Songs, Covered!

Tom Petty of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers passed away on October 2, 2017 and with that, I wanted to educate myself on some of his most popular hits. I knew a lot of my favorite artists had covered his songs, and that got me into an endless spiral of Tom Petty covers. For the sake of organization, these are the Top 5 most “popular” songs on Tom Petty’s Spotify page at the time of this writing. With the Top 5 in mind, I wanted to find the most interesting covers of these iconic classics. Some of the artists on this list will surprise

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Posted October 2, 2017

6 Not So Easy Guitar Songs on Acoustic

If you're like me and get bored of strumming the same old three chords, playing the same old songs, there's one thing I like to do, and that's to learn new, challenging songs. Some of the most difficult songs to play are either super fast, sweep and shred fests, or really intricate fingerpicking songs on an acoustic. Since I'm not Herman Li and my left hand is mostly useless, fingerpicking is more of my style. If you want to learn some new chords, and a few wa

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