Posted October 17, 2014
Add A Little Thunder To Your Guitar
Are you ready for A Little Thunderâ„¢? This revolutionary humbucker pickup allows you to add a bass signal to your electric guitar. This can be accomplished with no physical modifications to your axe! That's right - no drilling, routing, adding extra strings, replacing 9V batteries or using midi. You can simply remove your existing humbucker and in about five minutes, have the ability to push a button and add bass to your lowest notes; all while leaving your existing strings intact.
Posted September 26, 2014
Improve Muscle Memory With These 8 Easy Tips
Posted August 21, 2014
You've Got To Check This Out!
I'm always looking around for new music sites here. It's fun to see what other people are up to!
Last week I came across a site called Singing Success. It's basically like Guitar Tricks but for learning how to sing. Pretty cool idea, right?
Posted August 1, 2014
10 Things to Know About Playing Natural Harmonics
If you have been playing guitar for a little while, you've probably heard of natural harmonics, those shimmery, ethereal chiming notes that add contrast to a rhythm part, accent notes to a heavy riff, and create screaming divebombs. Harmonics can be heard in songs by bands like Yes, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and many others. U2 guitarist The Edge has based a considerable part of his trademark sound on natural harmonics.
Posted July 30, 2014
Instructor Spotlight: Mike Olekshy Releases New Single For Country Motley Crue Compilation Album
Mike Olekshy has been a Guitar Tricks instructor since 2010 and has taught 1,708 lessons on the site, making him one of the most seasoned instructors of the group.
However, Mike's accomplishments aren't limited to his work at Guitar Tricks. His experience expands to performing music outside of the scope of teaching guitar.
Posted July 14, 2014
The Chosen: 9 of Music's Most Beloved Guitars
Many iconic guitarists own many different instruments over the course of their career, and many—like Stevie Ray Vaughan, who called his most cherished six-string his "First Wife"—develop a deep love for that one special guitar. Whether it's a well-aged acoustic or a banged-up electric or an axe assembled from bits of this and pieces of that, some guitars just have that certain je ne sais quoi that makes them as famous as their owners.