The Jackson Dinky Guitar Range Review

While you may not think of Jackson guitars the same as you would about Fender, Epiphone, Gibson, or Ibanez, it’s actually a very decent guitar brand. In fact, famous guitarists who’ve played or are currently playing Jackson guitars include Dave Mustaine, Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads, Vinnie Vincent, Kirk Hammet, Phil Collen, Corey Beaulieu, and Mark

How Does A Guitar Amp Work?

Guitar amps are awesome. Whether you’re using a semi-acoustic or an electric guitar. It’s not just that they amplify the sound, or in the case of a solid body electric, release the sound. It’s that there are effects like overdrive, distortion, and reverb. And for those who have bigger amps, who hasn’t used it as

Classical Guitar vs Acoustic Guitar

At first glance, classical guitars seem just like acoustic guitars. After all, they are essentially a wooden box, shaped like a guitar body as you would see on an acoustic guitar. This is quite different from solid body electric guitars. But even hollow electric guitars aren’t as big as classical and acoustic guitars. There are

How to Make Your Chord Changes Faster

I remember the first while that I played guitar, chord changes were something I struggled with. You aren’t alone in this department by any means. Guitar chords, whether open or barred, are not really natural shapes to our hands for the most part. On top of that, you still need to learn to be precise

What is a Fanned Fret Guitar

If you’ve heard someone mention a fanned fret guitar, you’re obviously here because you want to know what the heck that is. But maybe you’ve seen one, and just wondered what’s so great about them. Wouldn’t it be harder to play with all those skew frets? What’s the point of fanned frets anyway? You’re likely

Guitar Neck Shapes: Which is the Best for You

You’ve probably heard a good deal about tonewoods, pickups, and strings being important to the overall sound of the guitar. The neck? Maybe not so much. Or perhaps you know that although more fragile, a solid neck is better for the overall sound, as are chunkier necks. But what about guitar neck shapes? While guitar

Is Electric Guitar Easier Than Acoustic

When you start something new, you don’t want it to be harder than necessary. To be fair, guitar isn’t the hardest thing I’ve had to learn, it’s not even the most difficult instrument that I’ve had the opportunity to learn. But it’s not a walk in the proverbial park, either. And the more advanced you

I Don’t Own the Rights to this Music – Copyrights Explained

We all play other people’s songs. Whether we’re jamming on our guitar or listening to a track. We play these songs at our parties and big life events. Of course, there is no law to this private use of music. But, if you’re in a cover band or cover other’s songs by yourself in venues

40 Most Popular Songs About Sons

Becoming a parent changes your life forever. It gives you a new reason to live, thrive, fight, and succeed. It shows you another aspect of true love. It forces you to be as responsible, clean, and thoughtful as you’ve ever been. The relationship between fathers and sons can also be tough, time-consuming, and, at times,

Gm Chord Guitar – Finger Positions, How-to, Variations

As a beginner, it’s relatively common for us to explore the various Major and minor chords, due to their simplicity and contrasting harmonies. Therefore, it’s likely that you’ve already learned how to play the G Major chord on the guitar. However, today, we’ll cover its minor counterpart, the G minor chord. There are many widely

C9 Guitar Chord – Finger Positions, How-to, Variations

You’ve likely heard of the various kinds of seventh chords you can play on the guitar, but what exactly makes a ninth chord different? As you read on, we’ll be diving deeper into the C9 guitar chord, and its composition, and revealing how we can play it right away! Let’s dive in! How to Play

How to Play 7th Chords on Guitar

Seventh chords are without question something you’ve heard if you’ve ever listened to Jazz and Blues music. In fact, many other genres like rock, hip-hop, R&B, and soul incorporate these chords to some degree. But what are they, and how can you start playing them? This is something that we’ll uncover as you read on.

Eb Guitar Chord – Finger Positions, How-to, Variations

The Eb chord is relatively simple, yet adds a slight challenge to beginner guitarists. In fact, this chord has been widely used across many popular hits, like “Weezer’s – Say It Ain’t So”, and “Queen’s – You Take My Breath Away”. Most often, however, you’ll find songs playing in Eb tuning, like “Guns N’ Roses

P90 vs Humbucker: The Pros and Cons of Each

You’ve undoubtedly heard about humbucker pickups if you’ve looked into this type of thing. Along with single coil pickups, they’re the most popular pickups. But there is another type of pickup, called the P90 pickup that looks like something in between the two, and it’s also pretty popular in certain genres. How then do P90s

The C9 Chord: Diagrams and Fingerings

When exploring musical possibilities, adding in what my teacher likes to call “expensive chords” really takes ordinary chord progressions and turns them into something special. The C9 chord is one such chord. It has a very bluesy jazzy funky sound to it. While it sounds great in either of these genres, you can insert it

C Diminished Chord: How and When to Play It

Diminished chords in and of themselves can be difficult to listen to. That’s because diminished chords by themselves aren’t the most pleasant sounding. They sound dissonant and in my opinion, ugly. But when used correctly in conjunction with other chords, they make a chord progression more interesting. That’s because they add tension. They also sound

How to Play the F#m Chord: Easy, Medium, and Hard

The F#m chord, pronounced F sharp minor, seems like an intimidating guitar chord at first glance, especially if you’ve just mastered the more simply named major and minor chords. But believe it or not, chords with accidentals (# and ♭) can be played in a variety of ways. Some of these versions are actually quite

25 Best Guitar Exercises That Will Make You a Better Guitar Player

Here you will find guitar exercises that will challenge you to build a deeper connection with your guitar and advance through your musical journey. Being a guitar player is fun and fulfilling. You have the complete power in your hands to create and express your true self. But sometimes it can be frustrating. There may

Gsus4 Guitar Chord – Finger Positions, How-to, Variations

Maybe you’ve just listened to a great song like, “Tom Petty’s – Free Fallin’”, “The Beatles’ – Hey Jude”, or even “The Police – Roxanne”, hearing these really sweet-sounding sus chords, fueling your desire to learn more about them. Thankfully, you’ve come to the right place! Today we’ll be going over the Gsus4 chord, how

Gm7 Guitar Chord – Finger Positions, How-to, Variations

Minor chords are an excellent way to capture that moody, and melancholy vibe in your songs. However, adding that seventh note, making it a minor seventh chord, can bring about a completely different feeling! Much is the case with other seventh chords, like our major, diminished, half-diminished, or even augmented seventh chords. However, today we’ll

Guitar Triad Shapes For Beginners

Understanding how chords work, especially for guitar might feel somewhat overwhelming. However, look no further than your guitar triads for shedding some light on this mystery! Triads are a necessary component of many of our favorite and most commonly-used major and minor chords. In fact, you might say they not only lay the foundation for

Cdim Guitar Chord – Finger Positions, How-to, Variations

Learning diminished guitar chords can be a very fun and effective way of broadening your horizons, improving your finger strength, muscle memory, fretboard knowledge, and the list goes on! The Cdim guitar chord is a nice and challenging chord that can work as an excellent segway into other diminished, or augmented guitar chords. As you

The Top 26 Female Drummers

Looking for the best female drummers? Personally, I don’t believe a distinction has to be made between genders when it comes to skill levels. But to be fair, drummers of the fairer sex are in the minority and these women are amazing at their craft. I love the drums. I have so much respect for

50 Best Karaoke Duets of All Time (Greatest Hits) 

Looking for the best karaoke duets? Whether you consider yourself a singer or not, karaoke is one of the best stress relievers; there’s nothing like screaming the lyrics of your favorite song in front of a crowd of strangers at a karaoke bar. Moreover, if you’re an aspiring superstar, karaoke allows you to show off

The Best Double Bass Pedal – 10 Great Options

Looking for the best double bass pedal? So you’re setting up a new drum kit, whether for yourself or for your home studio, and you’re stuck. You’ve got some nice cymbals and a full drum kit, but you’re missing that important element: the kick pedal. Or maybe you’ve already got an old single bass pedal,

17 Best Guitar Pedals For Beginners & Pros

Looking for the best guitar pedals? Elitist gear snobs will have you know that “tone comes from the fingers,” and all they need is “a guitar, an amp, and a cable.” They’re also the kind to shell out for $60 guitar strings, hunt down that elusive rare Gibson guitar with their favorite “tonewood,” and shun

How To Play The Happy Birthday Guitar Chords?

Learning guitar can be tough. It can take months to play your first barre chords, or a full year to finally understand what the major scale is. One of the easiest ways to learn the guitar is by playing songs. You can do so by ear, which means you find the chords and the rhythm

Emaj7 Guitar Chord – Finger Positions, How-to, Variations

Seventh chords are a great way to breathe some life and character into an otherwise dull-sounding chord progression! Used across hits like, “The Beatles – Something”, “Metallica – Nothing Else Matters”, and even “The Rolling Stones – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”. In fact, the Emaj7 chord in particular is an excellent segway into more

F Major Chord – Finger Positions, How-to, Variations

Are you new to guitar chords, and are looking to bolster your chord repertoire? Then you’ve come to the right place! When playing from the open-note position, you’ll find that Major chords like our F Major chord, require very little effort to play, making it an excellent chord to get your feet wet with. As

The Best Feel Good Songs in All Genres Plus Tabs and Chords

When you’re feeling amped, you want the music to match. There’s nothing like having that smile on your face and doing a happy dance to happy music. Or bobbing your head. Whatever. You just feel good, and the music keeps it going. If you’re down in the dumps, putting on feel good music might be

50 Easy Bass Songs For Beginners

You might have decided you’d like to learn how to play bass but have no idea where to start. Fortunately for those starting out, most bass lines in popular songs are not too hard to learn. It might take some time to nail slapping or chords, but lots of songs keep things simple. So, here

C#m7 Guitar Chord – Finger Positions, How-to, Variations

One of the fantastic ways of spicing up your progression is through the included use of seventh chords. Minor seventh chords, like our C#m7 chord, in particular, are great at supplying this smooth and sophisticated vibe often heard in jazz music. Furthermore, the C#m7 chord supplies a little bit of challenge to beginner guitarists, who

F#m7 Guitar Chord – Finger Positions, How-to, Variations

Are you looking for some smooth and sophisticated-sounding chords to add to your chord repertoire? Then you’ve come to the right place! The F#m7 is a wonderfully jazzy guitar chord, offering a little bit of challenge for beginners, but nonetheless a great sound. As you read on, we’ll cover how you can play this chord,

Bm7 Guitar Chord – Finger Positions, How-to, Variations

Tired of using the same old chords in your chord progressions? Then you’re in luck! Seventh chords, like our Bm7 chord, are excellent for applying a smooth, sophisticated and jazzy aesthetic to your chord progressions. More importantly, this chord is an easy one to pick up and add to your chord repertoire! As you read

Dmaj7 Guitar Chord – Finger Positions, How-to, Variations

Are you in search of some nice smooth and jazzy chords to add to your chord repertoire? Then you’ve come to the right place! The Dmaj7 chord is one of those particular chords that produce this type of sound. As you read onward, we’ll cover how to start playing this chord, as well as some

Introduction to the 7 Major Guitar Modes

Are you looking to take your fretboard knowledge and improvisational skills up a notch? Then guitar modes have got you covered! While it’s not completely necessary to learn any theory on the guitar to be an excellent musician or songwriter, it can only enhance your ability in following through with these endeavors. As you read

Dsus4 Guitar Chord – Finger Positions, How-to, Variations

Tired of playing the same old chords, and are looking for something interesting and new to spice things up? Then your “sus” chords have got you covered! In fact, the Dsus4 chord in particular sounds wonderful when paired together with another chord, you might already know; D major. As you read on, we’ll go over

Dm Guitar Chord – Finger Positions, How-to, Variations

Learning chords can be an excellent way of bolstering your skills on the guitar, as every musician pretty well uses them! In fact, as a beginner who is learning chords, it’s very likely that you’ve at least learned a little about different major guitar chords. However, what about what’s on the other side of the

F7 Chord Guitar – Finger Positions, How-to, Variations

If you want to add some nice color and variation to your chord progressions, look no further than your seventh chords. In fact, we’re going to go over a particular type of seventh chord; a dominant seventh chord, F7. As you read on, we’ll cover how you can start playing this chord, and some music

The Best Guitar Stand to Display Your Guitar

Guitars are beautiful. No one can deny that guitars on display are essentially, practical art. What’s more, is that if your guitar is out where you can see it, it makes you want to play it more than when it’s sitting in its case or bag. It serves a dual purpose. There are a few

How to Master a Song From Home

We always hear about the vital “mixing and mastering” step in the final stages of completing our mix. However important it may seem, it often gets misunderstood in what it entails, and how we know when we’ve achieved a mastered mix. As you read on, we’ll uncover some common misconceptions, as well as what you

Gmaj7 Guitar Chord – Finger Positions, How-to, Variations

If you’re looking for some smooth-sounding chords with a rich sound, our major seventh chords have you covered. The Gmaj7 chord, in particular, is a great chord for getting started with these seventh chords, as well as getting your feet wet with some more challenging barre chords. As you read on, we’ll cover how the

Fm7 Guitar Chord – Finger Positions, How-to, Variations

If you’re looking for some fun and smooth-sounding chords to add to your chord repertoire, then look no further than our seventh chords. In fact, the Fm7 chord happens to be one of these excellent-sounding chords that can add some nice color and variation to your chord progressions. So how exactly do these “seventh chords”

Playing the Minor Guitar Chord

Minor guitar chords are an excellent way to capture the contrast from happy to sad within a chord progression, build tension, and tell a story without words. As you can imagine, they’re pretty important, and also a great way to get started with learning more about guitar and the music theory surrounding it. As you

Fmaj7 Guitar Chord – Finger Positions, How-to, Variations

If you’re looking to add more color to your chord repertoire, then look no further than our seventh chords. In fact, the Fmaj7 is one of these chords excellent for creating that bluesy aethstetic, or building tension within a chord progression. But what is a seventh chord, and how can you start using them? As

Fm Guitar Chord – Finger Positions, How-to, Variations

If you’re looking for moody melancholy chords to spice up your chord progressions, look no further than your F minor guitar chord, or just “Fm” for short. Slipping in minor chords such as this can be an excellent way of helping convey more emotion within a chord progression, like telling a story. As you read

Best Equalizer Settings – Setting Equalizer For Best Sound

The process of applying equalization to a mix is an art form. It’s something that eludes many beginners, and up-and-coming producers alike, as we chase the perfect sound. However, would it surprise you that something so important can also be something glossed over in the overall process? As you read on, we’ll cover the importance

G# Guitar Chord – Finger Positions, How-to, Variations

Are you looking to add more major chords to your repertoire? Unlike its minor counterpart, the G# major guitar chord is one of the warmer and happier-sounding chords you can play on the guitar. As you read onward, we’ll go over how it works, and how you can start using this chord today. Let’s dive

How to Play the F#7 Guitar Chord

The F#7 chord is one of many great-sounding seventh chords you can play on the guitar. In fact, many popular songs you probably know use these seventh chords. Songs like, “Jeff Buckley’s – Hallelujah”, “John Lennon’s – Imagine”, and even “Frank Sinatra’s – Fly Me To The Moon” use these colorful chords. As you read

How to Play the Cmaj7 Guitar Chord

If you’re looking to add some new and colorful chords to your musical repertoire, then look no further! Your Cmaj7 chord is one of many seventh chords and is relatively easy for beginners to start using. As you continue reading, we’ll cover how to play it, how it works, and additional information that will help