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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 March 19, 2021

5 Jimi Hendrix Guitar Techniques

Jimi Hendrix Guitar Techniques

The playing style of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix has been analyzed quite a bit over the years, and as a result, there's a huge list of things you can do to replicate his distinctive guitar playing. However, you should always start with the following 5 core concepts that are absolutely fundamental to his playing.

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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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Posted February 5, 2021

Top 5 Guitar Super Bowl Halftime Shows

Top 5 Guitar Super Bowl Halftime Shows

It doesn't get much more American than football and rock 'n' roll. This year's Super Bowl tradition will likely be quite a bit different than we're all used to, but we've still been reminiscing about some of our favorite rock performances of the mid-2000s. In celebration of Sunday's big game, we've put together a list of the most memorable guitar-centric Super Bowl halftime shows in recent memory -- and even included some tutorials so you can get in on the action.

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