Guitar Tricks Blog
Posted January 14, 2020

Guitar Setup - What to do First for Your New Guitar!

Guitar setup is super important, especially for new guitars. New guitars are most likely shipped to your home and have to endure varying temperatures and conditions. Guitars that are not shipped are often sitting inside a store, constantly being played, touched, and exposed. Luckily for you, we have a great lesson on what to do when you first get a new guitar. 

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Posted December 27, 2019

Guitar Pedal Order Chart!

guitar pedal order

The guitar pedal order is important because having effects in your signal chain can potentially degrade your guitar’s tone. As a basic rule of thumb is to put the volume and non-destructive effects up front, or closest to your guitar while the modulation and time effects like delay go at the end. 

Thankfully, there’s a nifty graphic in this blog post for you so you don’t have to remember which types of pedals go first or last in your signal chain.

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Posted December 18, 2019

What Key is this Song In - How to find the Key of a Song in 3 Steps

What key is this song in? That's a regularly-asked question when a guitarist wants to jam or play by ear. Guitarists can figure out how to find the key of a song with a few super easy methods. In this blog post we’ll go over a very simple way of playing the correct notes, even if you don’t know what key the song is in. 

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Posted December 5, 2019

5 Ways to Play the Pentatonic Scale

pentatonic scale

The pentatonic scale is a five-note musical scale used by guitar players to solo, improvise, create riffs and licks. It may also be the most popular guitar scale because the box pattern is movable and playable all over the neck. 

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Posted November 27, 2019

Christmas Songs - A New Playlist to Learn!

christmas songs list

Christmas songs are fun classics like “Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells,” and others. Make sure to brush up on these numbers in time for the holidays! Thankfully, a lot of these songs are fairly simple to play and you can learn all of them right here on Guitartricks! 

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