If you've ever heard a funk or soul song, you know that the guitar parts in this genre are some of the most fun to listen to. Guitar players of this style act almost like an extension to the drum and bass, playing along nearly exclusively with the rhythm of the song. Here are some classic funk and soul hits you have to learn right now.read more
Happy Friday everyone! As you know, we regularly release new lessons each week and with that being said, I just wanted to share with you the list of new songs we’ve recently added to our catalog. These new songs are a mix of contemporary pop and classic rock from Rihanna and Ed Sheeran to Stevie Ray Vaughan. Enjoy!read more
Tube-amp lovers know that low-watt combos are among the hippest tone-boxes in the land, as they can provide the sweet spot between home jamming and studio recording. In fact, rock trivia buffs know that classic guitar tracks like “Layla” and “Stairway To Heaven” were cut using tiny amps that delivered major tone. Blackstar is known for their big, muscular amps, but now has a series of tubular 10-watt charmers, including the Artist 10 AE. Let’s warm up those valves and check it out.read more
It was 54 years ago that The Beatles dropped A Hard Day’s Night, which was followed by the film of the same name. It was the very first time the fab four released an album comprised of all original songs. To celebrate, let’s take a look at four must-play original tracks from the mop heads themselves.read more
So you just got a new guitar. Congrats! You’ve spent some time playing it at the shop, or maybe you like to live more dangerously and you bought a used one online. Regardless of where you found your new baby, it’s good practice to give the instrument a close examination once it’s in your possession.
I got a chance to talk to Stephen White, Guitartricks.com’s resident Guitar Tech. Full Access members can pick his brain right here on the forums. I asked Stephen what he does when he gets a new guitar. Heread more