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Posted December 7, 2018

Earthquaker Devices Artist Talks About Comics and Designing Your Favorite Guitar Pedals

Matt Horak is an artist for Earthquaker Devices and his work can be seen on a number of their guitar pedals. But Matt's also really into comic books, so much that there's even a comic book on the Earthquaker Devices website. He's also worked on Spider-Man/Deadpool and The Punisher for Marvel Comics, as well as. Matt was kind enough to answer some questions about designing the art for guitar pedals, as well as how this collaboration between comics and gear came to be. Read on below for the full interview. 

Posted December 5, 2018

11 Perfect Guitar Gifts

It’s the season for giving so here are a handful of great guitar gifts. These gifts range from must have pedals to guitar gadgets and even guitar recommendations, check out the list below! 

Posted November 30, 2018

2018 Updates, New Songs, New Home Page and More!

2018 has featured a number of changes for Guitartricks.com, big and small. We simply wanted to highlight some of the improvements that made it onto the website this year. And remember, there are more to come! 

Posted November 28, 2018

Holiday Songs You Must Play This Season

The holidays are here and that means gathering together to play and sing your favorite songs! Guitartricks has a ton of songs from popular artists as well as seasonal classics. Here are a handful of must-play songs perfect for an acoustic get-together or if you just want to electrify a familiar carol. 

Posted November 16, 2018

Bm Chord - Songs - Guitar Tricks

When first learning how to play guitar, it’s important to apply what you learned to actual music, or songs. Guitartricks has a huge song library you can browse, all featuring varied chord progressions, barre chords, and more. In this article, let’s focus on a couple of songs that feature the Bm chord. 

Posted November 14, 2018

Your Guitar Hero David Gilmour

For some guitar players, playing fast and mean is the goal. Guys like Yngwie Malmsteem and Eddie Van Halen come to mind when I think of blistering fast fretboard work, but for me, it was always the slower, melodic guitar players that captured my imagination the most. This is why David Gilmour of Pink Floyd is one of my all-time favorites. 

Posted November 9, 2018

The Beatles 'White Album' Gets 107 Songs in 50th Anniversary Edition

It was 50 years ago that The Beatles released the ‘White Album.’ Today, the 50th Anniversary edition has been released to the world in all of its 107-track glory, that is if you opt for the super deluxe version. Seriously, it’s huge. 

Posted November 2, 2018

5 Hurdles Every Beginner Guitar Player Worries About

There are so many common hurdles when it comes to learning how to play guitar. For beginners, it's usually the same set of worries that may hinder progress and make you want to give up. Here are five of these issues, and how to address them. 

Posted November 1, 2018

4 Creepy Songs You Didn't Know Were Scary!

Halloween is upon us once again and to celebrate the spookiest time of the year, we've rounded up a handful of creepy songs you might not have known to be terrifying. 

Do you know of a haunting song? We'd like to know! Let us know in the comments, we want to hear from you. 

Posted October 26, 2018

Top 8 Favorite Music Movies Ever

There are so many movies about musicians rising and falling, you’d think that it is the most overplayed plot in all of cinema. I'm not sure if it actually is the most used story of all-time but it's certainly a story that has been retold countless times on the silver screen. According to this article from Vox.comA Star is Born

Posted October 24, 2018

Super Easy Tips for Practicing Guitar

There are a number of ways to practice playing guitar. But everybody is a little different. There are, however, some general tips that apply to everyone for the fastest results. 

Posted October 19, 2018

Guitar Tricks Site Tips and Tricks

Hi there! The GuitarTricks.com website is full of little short cuts you may not be aware of. Here are just a handful of them so you can navigate these lessons with super speed.