Guitar Tricks Blog

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 Influential 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 you! 

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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 ways to not use a pick, take a crack at the songs below and let

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Posted July 24, 2017

5 Eric Clapton Solos with the Pentatonic Scale in 5 Different Bands on 5 Different Songs

Photo by Matt Gibbons, taken 15 August 1975; originally uploaded 23 May 2008. CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/], via Wikimedia Commons, source: Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/ultomatt/445724660/

In the right hands, especially those that have been blessed by mythical crossroads, the pentatonic scale is a powerful tool for any guitarist. If you're not yet familiar with the scale, check it out here. Which is why little-known guitar&a

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