Guitar Tricks Blog
Posted June 7, 2019

Tonewoods for Acoustic Guitars Explained

Tonewoods on guitar refers to the wood that is used to assemble a guitar. Tonewoods are interesting because guitars use different types of wood on the neck and the body. There are some guitars that are made of the same type of wood across both neck and body, but those aren’t as common. 

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Posted June 1, 2019

How to Train Your Ear with String Bending

All guitar players should learn to train their ears so they are able to accurately listen for pitch relative to its starting point. This will help all of us when it comes to playing along with a song and trying to work out which chord or note is next, or being able to make creative decisions about pitch mid guitar solo. This lesson won’t give you perfect pitch, but it will improve your string bending and your ability to target a pitch. This is the first step to training your ears to identify every detail of the music you play.

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Posted May 15, 2019

The Beatles Songs and Signature Chords

the beatles songsIt’s often been joked that a lot of music can be played with just a handful of chords, and this is also true of the music from John, Paul, George and Ringo. As The Beatles grew in popularity and acclaim, so did their music. From the early days of With the Beatles to Let it Be, they experimented with the basic foundations of their work. We’ll take a look at some of the opening chords of a few key songs, and see how the band progressed and employed varying

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Posted May 7, 2019

How to Learn the Notes on Electric Guitar with Marc Seal

When it comes to guitar-playing, it’s super important to be able to find specific notes on the guitar’s neck at will. At first, this seems like an impossible task since the neck features a bunch of notes spread across 22 or more frets and six or more strings! So how does one memorize where each note is? Luckily, Marc Seal has a bunch of great tips for you.

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Posted May 2, 2019

Wish You Were Here Song Lesson Released!

“Wish You Were Here” is a song by the English rock band Pink Floyd and was released in 1975 on the album of the same name. Roger Waters and David Gilmour wrote the song together and it remains one of the most iconic songs of all-time. 

Dave will show you how to play “Wish You Were Here” which features a 12-string acoustic guitar as well as a six-string acoustic that repeats the intro riff a number of times before the vocals are introduced. There’s also a third guitar, an electric guitar used for the slide sections that give the song its signature haunting and melancholic sound.

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