Mastering anything can typically be broken down into easy steps. “Easy” is a little misleading because mastering something requires discipline and persistence. It’s no different when you try to master guitar. It will demand your concentration, patience, and endurance. Breaking it down into five easy steps is just as challenging. You may find some shortcuts and, by all means, if you get inspired and find a shortcut that makes you want to work harder, go for it. There’s no magic formula here and no genie to grant you three wishes. It’s going to take some work so let’s try to make it attainable.
How to Master Guitar in 5 Easy Steps
- March 3, 2017
Acoustic Electric Guitar: Cost and Benefits
- February 20, 2017
These days you might as well go ahead and get an acoustic with a pickup already in it. If you’re a beginner you can save a little to buy a guitar without one, but if you excel and your teacher wants to feature you in a recital, it’d be nice to already have a pre-amp on board. A preamp/piezo pickup is available from most acoustic-electric guitar builders. Adding a pick up later could be expensive. $250 would be the average cost of adding one later. You can pick up an M1 from LR Baggs and just put it in the sound hole but you still have to install the input jack and it’s still $250 or so. The difference in the price with or without a pickup at the store is sometimes only $75 or so. It’s wise to go ahead and get an acoustic electric guitar.
Top Christian Music for Guitar Players
- January 19, 2017
You might wonder why it even matters if we look at the top christian music for guitar players.. Well, if you’re a Christian, you may have a conviction about what kind of music you listen to. Bad language or content might be off limits for you as a believer. Everyone has their preferences, so no worries.
Greatest Blues Guitarists of All Time: A Review
- January 9, 2017
Great blues guitar is relative to how much of a purist you are. “Down home” or delta blues, for example, is something completely different than, say, Texas blues or the more polished blues of Robben Ford. There’s almost categories of blues guitar like slide guitar should be a category of its own. Robert Johnson’s and Mississippi Fred McDowell’s slide work was different, though, than Duane Allman or the recent Ry Cooder and Derek Trucks. Past to present, there are a few blues men and women who have blazed the trail and given us something pure. Born of the “spirit,” the blues is a deep cry of the soul and as Mississippi Fred McDowell put it, “It’s a way to get things off your mind.” Let’s take a look at some of the greatest blues guitarists to ever pick up a guitar.
Best Guitar for Kids to Get Started On
- January 2, 2017
A kid’s ﬁrst guitar is a big deal. His or her teacher will have an opinion on the right size and best guitar for kids to start out on. First, you need to get the right size. There are 1/2 size, 3/4 size and even parlor size guitars aimed at ﬁtting your kid’s needs best. Arm length and a kid’s height both weigh in on the right guitar size. You want the kid’s right arm (if right handed) to hang nicely over the body of the guitar and comfortably reach the strings while the left arm reaches the ﬁrst frets without the arm straightening out. A little elbow bend with the left arm is needed.