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Posted July 16, 2021

4 Easy Guitar Licks You NEED to Know

4 Easy Licks

Improvising guitar solos is all about recalling a variety of licks and riffs from your memory. It helps to have a deep repertoire of licks to pull from for any given solo. Mike is here again to share four easy licks that are sure to find a place in your soloing library.

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Posted July 2, 2021

Guitar Rhythms You NEED To Know

3 Guitar Rhythms

Are you going to be gigging soon? Maybe you got invited to your first jam session? Guitar Tricks instructor Mike Olekshy wants to make sure you know these three quintessential guitar rhythm strumming patterns before you start jamming with a band. 

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Posted June 18, 2021

Easy Chicken Pickin' For Beginners

Chicken Pickin' Lick

Guitar Tricks instructor Mike Olekshy is back with his "Lick of the Day." This time around, he's showing us a country-flavored "chicken pickin'" lick that's a little tricky, employing a combination of interesting techniques. In classic Mike fashion, he'll break it down so it's nice and easy for beginners to pick up on and become masters of chicken pickin' in no time. 

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Posted April 23, 2021

Win an Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini!

Ibanez Tube Screamer Giveaway

Guitar Tricks instructor Gary Heimbauer recently reviewed the Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini overdrive pedal on our YouTube channel. He liked it so much, that we decided to give one away!

Enter for your chance to win.

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Posted February 26, 2021

Tonewoods for Acoustic Guitars Explained

Wood is one of the most important factors in the sound of a guitar. The term "tonewood" refers to the particular wood used to build a guitar, many of which are known for having a particular tone. Most guitars employ a combination of tonewoods in order to achieve a certain sound, while others stick to one tonewood for the entire build. It all depends on what sound the luthier is trying to create.


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