Folk Style Finger Picking on a Guitar

Are you already familiar with a few chords and how to strum a guitar? If you like the sound of finger picked folk guitar, you’ll find it isn’t that hard to learn. You can try it with or without a thumb pick, and there are a variety of finger picks on the market. If you have really tough fingern…

Finding a Used Guitar

Getting a guitar can be a sizable investment. Like other items, the better quality guitars command a heftier price. A cheap guitar, whether used or new, is likely to disappoint you somewhere down the line. If the price tags on new guitars are simply out of your range, consider checking out the of…

What are the Types of Electric Guitars

Are you interested in learning to play the electric guitar? Maybe you are familiar with playing an acoustic and would like to expand your playing style to include an electric. There are some things to keep in mind when you are shopping for one of these instruments.

There are several basic types…

What are the Parts of a Guitar

Have you found yourself in this position? Maybe you’ve played the guitar for several years and feel somewhat proficient at it, yet when you try to describe a problem to a repairman, you’re not sure what some part of the guitar is really called. “Well, it’s that little deal that holds the strin…

Practicing with Your Guitar

Practice is the single most important factor in becoming a good guitar player. These days, most people don’t have a lot of extra time for hobbies. Work and family obligations keep them occupied so that learning and improving on the guitar often take a back burner. With a little creativity, howev…

How Do I Tune a Guitar

Are you new to guitar playing, and still haven’t figured out how to get that instrument into tune? The basic method for tuning is easy to learn, but if you can get your hands on an electronic tuner, it will help. Either way, it’s important to realize that the guitar is designed to be tuned to st…

Giving a Good Guitar Performance

Have you advanced in your guitar playing to the point that you’re performing for others? Maybe you’re interested in playing at a local open mic event, or are ready to do a solo for a school or church concert. Or maybe you’re part of a band that has jammed and practiced and is getting itchy to d…