If praise and worship is your motivation for learning guitar or if you’re already a player but have recently discovered praise and worship music, let us help point you in the right direction. Praise songs on the guitar can be quite simple and probably should be.
- December 13, 2016
To a novice, a guitar is a guitar, but there are many distinct styles, like a classical guitar. A classical guitar is sometimes called a Spanish guitar, gut string guitar, or nylon string guitar.
There are some things that make a classical guitar unique. The strings are nylon or, as it is commonly called, gut string. Strings 1-3 are usually nylon and strings 4-6 are nylon but wrapped or wound. This sets the sound of a classical guitar apart as being much mellower. A classical guitar also has a wide and thick neck. Some find them very hard to play while others seem to enjoy and master it.
- December 8, 2016
So many of the greatest bands formed organically. From the Beatles to The Beach Boys, high school or neighborhood pals got together to jam and the rest is history. Who can put a formula to what makes a great or successful band? Some audition and search the classified ads for the right fit. Many are just college roommates and end up in the same garage together and the magic happens. Still others are put together by management and seem to find their way. Let’s explore the ingredients for how to form a band.
- December 6, 2016
- Guitar Accessories
There are many styles and approaches to playing guitar. In fact, there are differences in playing acoustic and electric guitar. The way you choose to play guitar with your picking hand is where the difference lies. Right-handed or left-handed, your picking or strumming hand plays the biggest role on guitar. You can note all day or hold a shape with your chording hand, but if you do not strike the strings, you will get little to no vibration. Yes, you can hammer on, tap, or slap at the strings, but those are all techniques. True guitar form requires you to pick with your fingertips or nails or use a guitar pick or picks to make the strings vibrate, causing you to hear the notes or chords being played.
- December 5, 2016
- Guitar Lessons
There’s nothing wrong with going it alone when it comes to learning guitar. It’s easier than ever to study online and, if you’re disciplined enough, you can develop into a great guitarist. Many guitarists have taught themselves to play, but the great Chet Atkins once said the best way to become a professional is to remain an apprentice a long while. Taking lessons is the most viable way to learn, but you can align yourself with great guitarist and learn a lot just by hanging around and watching. It just seems to rub off on you. If you’re going to teach yourself guitar, let’s look at some of the tips and tricks that might speed you along.