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Guitar

  • Effect pedals are not compulsory if you play the acoustic guitar, but they will enhance your sound and will make it richer and more interesting, turning playing the guitar into the most enjoyable experience possible. However, if you have an electric guitar, there is no way of playing it at its full potential without effect pedals – without the resonance of an acoustic chamber, the electric guitar will be barely heard without being amplified and…
  • Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced guitar player, you have undoubtedly heard or read about a device called a looper – this is the name guitar loop pedals are known under. They are used for live performances, for studio recording and composing sessions and also by guitar teachers and students as a training tool. A looper pedal is a small gadget, designed to record a part of your song (or the entire…
  • Every good musician knows about the importance of having the right guitar pedal to distort their sound. It gives you access to a much wider range of tunes and can significantly increase the quality of your performance. Most of the times you can buy this accessory online or in a music shop, as we’ve already discussed in our recent article, but some musicians prefer to build their own, be it for budget reasons or for…
  • Whether you are an experienced guitar player or a beginner, you might find your creativity limited because you can only play one instrument at a time with your two hands. If you are not in a band or if you do not have another guitarist to help you, creating new music and presenting new ideas could prove difficult. In order to help you, engineers developed the looper pedal, a guitar effect which could prove essential.…
  • When playing an acoustic guitar, the strings vibrate, and their sound is naturally amplified by the hollow, wooden body specially designed to be as acoustically as efficient as possible. You do not need any effects (even though pedals can be used with acoustic guitars) and, unless playing before a larger crowd, you will need no artificial amplifying for your sound. However, the electric guitar has a solid body which does not amplify the sound of…
  • Every time there’s a birthday coming up you need to start thinking about what would be the perfect gift to show the affection and appreciation you have for your friend or family member. If you’re in luck and they have a hobby they’re passionate about, your job is already half done. Now if this hobby is related to music and more particularly, guitar playing, then we have just the right advice to help you through…
  • After buying a guitar, it is unlikely that you will be able to play it straight away after unboxing, even if it is an acoustic one which requires no amplifying or effects. You will most likely have to tune it, set up the action and maybe change the factory strings, which are usually of poor quality. Soon, you will find yourself limited, and you will want other items – a pick, a strap, new strings,…
  • There is no such thing as the right age to start playing a musical instrument. If you want to introduce your kids to the joy of expressing themselves through music, then the best way to do it would be through buying them a guitar as a present. It’s easy to say why this instrument would be the best choice for a beginner. First of all, it’s relatively easy to practice at home, and most folks…
  • Playing the guitar can be such a rewarding experience. Exploring your personality through this instrument will not only help you use your brain differently but will also enable your creativity to take countless sonic shapes. However, as a beginner, even some of the easiest songs can prove to be quite a challenge. Still, it doesn’t have to be so. Your encounter with this instrument should challenge you indeed but it should do it in a…
  • If you’ve embarked on the sonic adventure of guitars and you’re trying to get as much information as possible not only on how to play this instrument but also on how to keep it in a great condition, you’ve come to the right place. As a beginner, there still might be lots of things you need to learn more about. From a quality guitar tuner to help you enjoy a pleasant sonic output to guitar amps for…
  • Playing the guitar, be it a beginner electric guitar or an acoustic electric guitar for advanced players, is not just an intellectual exercise or a way to please your senses and find the sonic you. It is also a way to connect with the many people who did so over the last centuries. And a proof of that is the fact that the use of this instrument can be traced way back to the 13th…
  • It’s no news that playing a musical instrument has many benefits. People have embraced such hobbies out of curiosity, a pure interest in music, or out of a simple desire to use their intellectual capacities in a different way. No matter the reason behind your wish to learn to play the guitar, getting started is easier now than some decades ago. If before the Internet era you had to find a professional and take lessons…
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