How to choose an electric guitar for beginners

Choosing a new guitar is a beginner’s first important step. After all, you’re at the advent of an infinite adventure. So, choose wisely, efficiently and make sure you ‘inform yourself before you wreck yourself.’ Just like in part one and two of this series we’ll focus on choosing your first guitar.

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Guitar Pedals:
What They Are & How To Hook Them Up

Guitar pedals have given us some of the best sounds in modern music. Would we have Pink Floyd without the luscious echo sounds coming from David Gilmour’s delay pedal? Or the wah sound coming from Jimi Hendrix’s Voodoo Chile which pretty much became ‘the sound’ of a war-torn America in the Sixties?

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How do I choose a good beginner’s guitar? Part 2:
Acoustic Guitars

Playing the guitar is an adventure, and much of it depends on choosing the right kind for you. In part 1 of this quest for a good beginner's guitar, we already discussed how to choose between an acoustic and an electric guitar.

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How do I choose a good guitar for beginners? Part 1:
Acoustic or electric

Learning to play guitar is an exploration. Your entering a new world that’s yours for the taking, but you shouldn’t lose sight of why you embarked upon this journey in the first place. Everything depends on what instrument you choose.

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Five tips to prevent blisters on your fingers

Blisters on your fingertips. You probably know the feeling - just when you're getting into the jam, your fingers start hurting. Of course you don’t want to be a whiner, so you stubbornly continue playing. The result: blisters. After which you can't practice for a couple of days.

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Fretting / Plucking / Strumming:
Finger Placement For Guitar

Here’s a guest post from our friends over at ZingInstruments.com who are almost as obsessed about guitars as we are! Now you have your guitar, it is important to get started with good habits!

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4 Must Have Guitar Pedals To Rock Your Socks Off

Here’s a guest post from our friends over at ZingInstruments.com who are almost as obsessed about guitars as we are! No matter what style of guitar you play, you can always benefit from having a few essential pedals. Yes, even you classical players.

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Tips & tricks for tuning your guitar

It really doesn’t matter how good you are, no one sounds good on an out of tune guitar. But if you’ve just started playing, tuning your guitar isn’t always the easiest part and it can feel like an annoying chore if you just want to play.

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Capo:
that mysterious clamp explained

You’ve probably seen people use that mysterious clamp on the guitar or ukulele and wondered what it does. Simply put, the capo (pronounced ‘cap-oh’ or ‘cape-oh’) changes the pitch or key of the chords you play.

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