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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.

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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. 

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Posted September 14, 2018

Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland 50th Anniversary Box Set Announced!

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Electric Ladyland, a momentous album from The Jimi Hendrix Experience that included hits such as “Voodoo Chile,” “All Along the Watchtower” and more. 

The 50th Anniversary box set, which will be released

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Posted September 12, 2018

Easy Guitar Tricks to Learn from Songs

Learning techniques and going through a step by step curriculum like the Core Learning System is really great but sometimes it’s especially helpful to step out of the routine and tackle some songs. Thankfully, Guitar Tricks has tons of songs to learn from, ranging from classics like The Beatles and The Eagles.

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Posted September 4, 2018

New Country Level 2 Course is Available!

Hi there guitar players! If you didn't notice, we recently updated our Country Style Level 2 course. Anders Mouridsen, guitarist for the Grammy-nominated country singer, Cam, is the instructor. Longtime Guitartricks members already know how great of a teacher Anders is, but if you're new here, you can...

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Posted August 29, 2018

5 Famous Guitarists that Played a Gibson Flying V

The Gibson Flying V is one of the most interesting guitars of all-time simply because of its unique body shape. Over the years, a number of guitarists have gravitated towards the instrument for one reason or another. These are just a handful of famous players that have taken up the iconic axe. 

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Posted August 24, 2018

10 Best Guitar Apps of 2020 for the iPhone and iPad

Technology makes it easier than ever to learn and play guitar, especially with a wide variety of apps tailored to teaching you both the basics and more advanced techniques. Not all apps are worth the investment, though, some offer little more than a simple tutorial. Those apps are great for beginners, but experienced players looking to enhance their skills or step up their game will inevitably want more: like these apps have to offer. 

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Posted August 23, 2018

How to Tap On Guitar for Beginners

You’ve seen the outrageous videos, you know, the ones where guitar players are tapping on their fretboards at lightspeed, as if they were furiously typing out a midterm essay for school. Well, you too can learn how to tap like Eddie Van Halen, but it takes a bit of time. 

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Posted August 21, 2018

5 Funk and Soul Songs You Must Play!

If you've ever heard a funk or soul song, you know that the guitar parts in this genre are some of the most fun to listen to. Guitar players of this style act almost like an extension to the drum and bass, playing along nearly exclusively with the rhythm of the song. Here are some classic funk and soul hits you have to learn right now. 

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Posted August 9, 2018

New Song Lessons from SRV, Rihanna, Ed Sheeran and More!

Happy Friday everyone! As you know, we regularly release new lessons each week and with that being said, I just wanted to share with you the list of new songs we’ve recently added to our catalog. These new songs are a mix of contemporary pop and classic rock from Rihanna and Ed Sheeran to Stevie Ray Vaughan. Enjoy!

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Posted August 3, 2018

Blackstar Artist 10 AE Review

Tube-amp lovers know that low-watt combos are among the hippest tone-boxes in the land, as they can provide the sweet spot between home jamming and studio recording. In fact, rock trivia buffs know that classic guitar tracks like “Layla” and “Stairway To Heaven” were cut using tiny amps that delivered major tone. Blackstar is known for their big, muscular amps, but now has a series of tubular 10-watt charmers, including the Artist 10 AE. Let’s warm up those valves and check it out.

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Posted July 27, 2018

4 Very Original Must-Play Songs from The Beatles

It was 54 years ago that The Beatles dropped A Hard Day’s Night, which was followed by the film of the same name. It was the very first time the fab four released an album comprised of all original songs. To celebrate, let’s take a look at four must-play original tracks from the mop heads themselves. 

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Posted July 20, 2018

How to Set Up Your New Guitar

So you just got a new guitar. Congrats! You’ve spent some time playing it at the shop, or maybe you like to live more dangerously and you bought a used one online. Regardless of where you found your new baby, it’s good practice to give the instrument a close examination once it’s in your possession. 

I got a chance to talk to Stephen White, Guitartricks.com’s resident Guitar Tech. Full Access members can pick his brain right here on the forums. I asked Stephen what he does when he gets a new guitar. He

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Posted July 16, 2018

Need Some Fresh Guitar Strings?

Picking strings for your electric guitar can be really challenging. Do you look for strings with great tone or tone that lasts and lasts? But hey, why compromise when you don't have to?

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