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Posted December 21, 2018

String Gauge and When to Change Strings

Strings are arguably the most important part of any guitar because without them, you wouldn't be able to play. There are a ton of strings out there, all with different types of sizes, or what guitarists call string gauge. In this blog post, you're going to get a quick overview of what string gauges are, how to use them and knowing when to change your strings.

Posted December 19, 2018

Easy Guitar Songs for the Holidays

It's that time of the year again! Time to cuddle up with your loved ones and spread holiday cheer the best way you know how, that is to play some classic winter tunes. If you missed the previous holiday songs, go here, but if you want just a few more suggestions, read on below! 

Posted December 14, 2018

5 Differences Between Tube and Solid-State Amps

Guitar amps are essential for anyone playing an electric guitar, and it's arguable that the amp itself is responsible for more of the tone than the actual guitar. In the world of guitar amps, there are two types to choose from: tube amps and solid-state amps. Here are five differences between the two types of amplifiers. 

Posted December 12, 2018

5 Must Know Things About Guitar Pedals for Beginners

Every guitar player eventually makes their way into the world of guitar pedals. Guitar pedals can give your guitar a myriad of new sounds like fuzz, overdrive, echo, loop, and more. That’s exciting. Here are five things I wish I knew when I first started messing around with guitar effects pedals. 

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.