Guitar Tricks Blog

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. 

Posted October 17, 2018

How I Started Playing Guitar

I remember seeing my friends play during high school. They played at the little amphitheater during lunch and even though the kids mostly ignored them, I thought it was the coolest thing. 

Posted October 12, 2018

Who Gets Your Vote? Rock Hall of Fame 2019 Nominees Announced!

If you missed the news this week, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame just announced the nominees for its 2019 induction. The 15 artists and acts include luminaries from blues, hip-hop, rock, r&b and more. Check out the list below and tell us what you think.

Posted October 10, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen and Brian May on Guitar Playing

Bohemian Rhapsody is an upcoming film about the life of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury and to celebrate its release, we want to highlight some of the great work the band has done over the years, especially the work by guitarist and songwriter Brian May. 

Posted October 5, 2018

Full Access Plus, How it Works and Which Class is Right For You?

Hi everyone! Some of you may already know about our live group sessions, Full Access Plus. We’ve recently made some exciting changes to the Plus program and I’m here to tell you about them as well as give you a general overview of what these live classes are. Read on to find out!

Posted October 3, 2018

Gretsch Duo Jet Famous Players

Everyone gets a kick out of the Les Pauls and the PRS guitars, the Taylors and the Martins but let’s not forget about Gretsch Guitars either. Gretsch Guitars started in 1883 in New York and since then, the brand has been synonymous with a number of players, including our very own Anders Mouridsen. Besides Anders, here are a handful of great players that have taken up Gretsch Guitars, specifically, the Gretsch Duo Jet. 

Posted September 28, 2018

Mike Olekshy, Getting to Know The Guitar Coach

Hi there! This week, we're back to talk to someone special. Whether you're a Guitar Tricks Full Access member or a first-time visitor, Mike Olekshy is someone you probabaly recognize. Mike is a prominent instructor here at Guitar Tricks and teaches a variety of lessons in rockblues and more.

Posted September 26, 2018

Travis Picking with Songs for Beginners and Advanced Players

You’ve probably heard of Travis picking, which is a very popular type of fingerpicking technique. Travis picking is when the guitar player uses their thumb to strike alternating bass notes while controlling the treble notes with your other fingers. This type of fingerpicking is widely used in blues, ragtime, country, folk, pop and more. 

Posted September 21, 2018

Is This The Future of Electric Guitar?

Is this the future of electric guitars? The answer is no, Jammy is not the future of electric guitars but it might serve those who want a small, travel guitar for practice. And it actually looks pretty impressive.

Posted September 19, 2018

4 Super Fast Songs on Guitar You Must Learn

Playing really tough songs that might be a little bit out of your skill level can teach you valuable techniques on speed picking, fingering, and more. Not only does Guitartricks have a large catalog of Made Easy lessons - simplified versions of songs aimed towards beginners - we have an even larger library of song lessons for the intermediate and advanced guitar player.