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Why Do Some Guitarists Have Long Nails?

Why Do Some Guitarists Have Long Nails?

Although long nails may can be a hindrance for many guitar styles, they can greatly enhance tone and volume in fingerstyle techniques.  Having long nails on the picking hand is like having an additional pick on each finger. Using both the actual finger and nail to pluck a string gives smooth, clear, and loud ...

How to Tune an Electric Guitar (For Beginners)

How to Tune an Electric Guitar (For Beginners)

Tuning an electric guitar can be done using a variety of methods. This is a topic that many beginners have difficulty with, but it's really simple once you get the hang of it. It can be done with clip-on tuners, tuner pedals, tuner apps, or you can tune by ear.One of the worst offenses a guitarist can commit is to ...

What’s the Difference Between Riffs & Licks?

What’s the Difference Between Riffs & Licks?

Riffs are the song's recurring fundamental melodies, while licks are the solo patterns used as additions.At some point, every guitar player runs into the question, “What is the difference between riffs and licks?” It may come from a friend curious about the answer, or you may have wondered about it yourself when you ...

What Is A Warped Guitar Neck? (And How to Fix It)

What Is A Warped Guitar Neck? (And How to Fix It)

One of the most common problems of poorly maintained guitars is the occurrence of a warped neck. It's a structural flaw of the neck, which causes one side of the guitar neck to be lower or even twisted than the other. Commonly guitar necks feature a bow shape with even curves from one side to another. However, ...

What Do Guitar Knobs Do?

What Do Guitar Knobs Do?

The knobs on electric guitars control the volume and level of pickup used. The knobs on acoustic and electro-acoustic guitars control volume and overall tone. The guitar is one of the best instruments to play whether you are a songwriter or someone who likes to play ‘Wonderwall’ at parties. The instrument is ...

Guitar Straps – All You Need to Know

Guitar Straps – All You Need to Know

The guitar strap is one of those accessories which is often overlooked. The reason for this is that most people think it won’t affect the tone. However, you might want to reconsider. A guitar strap can affect your playing more than you would realize.  A good guitar strap will provide much-needed comfort and a ...

Can Loud Music Damage Speakers and Headphones?

Can Loud Music Damage Speakers and Headphones?

Loud music can damage speakers or headphones. This is a more common problem with speakers, but it’s also possible to damage headphones. The failure mode may differ from one case to another, but the end result will be the same: a pair of speakers or headphones that’s as useful as a brick. Can Loud Music Damage ...

The 7 Best PA Systems for Acoustic Guitar and Vocals (2022)

The 7 Best PA Systems for Acoustic Guitar and Vocals (2022)

When choosing a PA system for acoustic guitar and vocals, most people want to get the best possible sound at a decent price without overcomplicating their setup. The Bose L1 Pro8 is our top choice. It is a product that comes from a highly reputable manufacturer, which packs everything you need in a single housing ...

The Nashville Number System Explained

The Nashville Number System Explained

The Nashville number system is a method of music transcription, developed for musicians with rudimental musical knowledge. The system works in the way that chords are replaced with numbers, which allows musicians to learn the chord progression of a song, without relying on notes and music sheets. In other words, this ...

The 5 Best Guitar Setup Tool Kits (2022)

The 5 Best Guitar Setup Tool Kits (2022)

A guitar setup tool kit is one of the most important pieces of equipment for every guitarist. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, you want to keep your instrument in great condition. For that you need tools and if you’re buying single pieces, there is a big chance that you’ll probably miss something. Getting a ...

12 Different Types of Guitars (With Pictures)

12 Different Types of Guitars (With Pictures)

There are a lot more different guitar types than the usual acoustic and electric models that come to most people’s minds. The guitar has evolved in such a way that many different variations have been made. Some of these types of guitars are very interesting and they vary based on their design, sound produced, and ...

The 4 Different Types of Guitar Amps

The 4 Different Types of Guitar Amps

There are four main groups of guitar amps: tube amps, solid-state amps, hybrid amps, and modeling amps. The market is full of all kinds of guitar amps, they can be classified in many ways but the most important criterion is still the technology that’s used to amplify guitar signals. Tube Amps Tube amps are ...

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