Guitar Tricks Blog
Posted May 15, 2018

Music Release 101: A Free Course From Disc Makers!

Musicians are always learning—more theory, a new instrument, different software. All of your newly developed skills will go into your next release, and Disc Makers has developed a course to make sure your hard work gets recognized.

Music Release 101 is a five-day email course where you’ll how to plan, build, and execute a complete, professional music release.

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Posted May 11, 2018

3 Amazing Guitar Scales You Must Add to Your Playing

Most guitar players know the pentatonic scale, and in modern music, it’s the go to scale for general lead playing, guitar licks, and guitar solos. But there are many more guitar scales out there that simply don’t get enough attention. Here are some guitar scales you might want to learn so that the next time you’re playing lead, you’re not stuck using the same old tricks. 

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Posted May 7, 2018

How the Video Player Works

Hi there! My name is Billy and I’m the Community Support Specialist here at There have been some updates to the video player recently and I just want to make sure you know about all of the features.

If you want to make any adjustments to the video, you must first hover your mouse cursor over the video itself. Doing so will reveal the video toolbar. Besides the standard functions of play and pause, the toolbar gives you the option to change the video quality, playback speed, and looping. 

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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 April 17, 2018

A Simple 5 Step System to Learning Songs

In order to learn easy guitar songs, right through to the most complex of tracks, it is advisable to stick to a tried and tested system that works for you. Now, everyone is different, so more advanced players may have the confidence to listen to a song and work it out within minutes, whilst others, especially you players of a beginner through to intermediate level, will probably need some structure to help you.

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