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How Electric Guitars Work

How Electric Guitars WorkElectric guitars are considered one of the more significant inventions of the 20th century. This holds true from the popular music culture point of view. The electric guitar has its roots in the original acoustic guitars, obviously. In order to cater to larger audiences, the sound produced by the instrument needed to be loud and clear. The original guitar did not cater to the required and desired high quality sound production. This gave way to the electric guitar.

Rock and roll bands realized the urgent need to define the tone and character of the music produced by a guitar. This requirement was adequately fulfilled by the electric guitar. An electric guitar, as the name suggests, makes use of electricity to transmit the sounds produced. It has six strings, which are tuned with the help of a tuning peg. It has several frets and a long neck. The guitar body is usually made of solid wood and sounds are produced by the magnetic pickups. These pickups are controlled by several knobs at the end of the neck. To produce sounds, an electric guitar senses the vibrations of

Helpful Hints for Starting Your Own Rock Band

Helpful Hints for Starting Your Own Rock BandUs drummers have always fantasized about forming our own rock band and taking the big stage one day. Well let me tell you, it’s actually not all that difficult to achieve! I have toured across the country and recorded an EP with my own band, so I know what it takes. But really it all comes down to just a few things. Follow these guidelines to successfully start your own rock band!

1. Practice

Before you go center stage with a rock band, you need to make sure your own skills are up to par. The more versatile you are as a drummer, the broader reach you will have to work with different musicians. Everyone has a different ear and style of music, practice diligently in order to make sure that you are equipped with the right tools to play with different people. Also, it is difficult to be successful in a band if you can’t keep up. Often times, cover songs are a great way to start together as a band in order to focus in on a genre you

How To Plug A Guitar Or Bass Into A Computer

How To Plug A Guitar Or Bass Into A Computer

Every town throughout the world has one or two fully dedicated aspiring guitarists and bassists. These disciplined folks spend countless hours improving their craft. Their local musician community is made up of a small group of less-dedicated folks and people with divergent tastes in music. To the truly passionate musician, sometimes this can be frustrating. The dedicated guitarists and bassists of these communities have often surpassed the ability of local teachers, and are thus on their own following their musical heroes. Although guitar tab books and guitar lesson DVDs help, trial and error becomes the primary method.

If you are one such individual, there is a musician resource that you may have overlooked: the Internet. Now, please don’t misunderstand. I know that you have already found out about the internet. You use the internet every day and you have probably found countless guitar tab sites, guitar lesson sites, band classified sites and the like. You have learned a lot on the internet. Your eyes have found the Internet, but has your music?

When you connect your instrument to your computer, you connect your music to the rest of the worldwide community of musicians.

Guide to Buying Used Guitars

Guide to Buying Used Guitars

If you are a guitarist, you will occasionally need to replace your gear. If this isn’t the case, perhaps you’re interested in learning the guitar. Regardless, this can end up costing you a good deal of money unless you buy smart. In this case, you should consider two options instead of buying brand new instruments and gear. Firstly, you can buy products online. Secondly, you can buy used products. Both are great options. If you buy a used guitar or used amplifier online, you get the best of both worlds.

Buying used guitars online can be a challenge, but generally, it’s fairly easy to spot a good deal. You can end up getting a huge discount on your musical merchandise. Buying online saves you money because it’s extremely easy to find deals and compare guitar retailers. You have better selection, more choices, and more convinced when shopping for guitars for sale. Moreover, buying a used guitar can save you a lot of money as well. Typically, when someone sells a used guitar, they’re not selling it because there’s anything wrong with it. Usually, people sell their used musical products because they’re either no longer interested in playing

Four Ways To Learn Guitar

Four Ways To Learn Guitar

With the increasing popularity of rock music during the last few decades, playing the guitar has become very appealing for many people. While there are many teenagers out there who dream of becoming rock superstars, there are also many people that want to learn how to play the guitar just for the sake of it. However, many of them don’t find the best way to learn guitar and after a few unsuccessful attempts, they finally give up.

Different people have different learning needs. In addition, we also have different resources, different jobs, different errands to run and different schedules. If you’re not at the level you want, maybe it’s because you haven’t found the best way to learn guitar yet. There are several ways to learn how to play the guitar. Listed below are only a few of them.

Theory Books

There are thousands of theory books on the market that teach you how to play the guitar. Some of them are even very good and can provide you with all the information you need. Books are an inexpensive and comfortable strategy to learn how to play the guitar. Unfortunately, experience shows that for many of us they

Learn to Play Electric Guitar in Minutes

Learn to Play Electric Guitar in Minutes

Some say that electric guitars are difficult to play but if you know the right techniques, you can learn to play electric guitar in minutes. You have to prepare yourself for some lessons because you’re about to learn many new things. If you know a bit of the lessons that you’re about to encounter, you can determine your progress.

You see, there are three factors that you need to be aware of before you even start electric guitar lessons.

Number 1 Factor

Once you have the electric guitar, don’t think about your worries in playing such instrument. First, you must sit down and study all the things that you have to know about the guitar’s fret board. Be sure to purchase a diagram of an electric guitar in music stores and choose the one that shows the different notes. You must be able to memorize all the notes. Don’t try to learn it in one day because this will be very boring.

Instead, spend at least ten minutes each day in learning the different notes while playing. You can’t learn to play the guitar unless you’ve memorized each and every note. Ninety percent of beginners achieve success because

Finding The Best Way To Learn Guitar

Finding The Best Way To Learn Guitar

When it comes to learning to play an instrument, practice makes perfect. But if you don’t have the fundamentals on which to practice then there’s not much upon which to improve. Just as we take our lessons from school and incorporate them into studying so must we take the basics of playing an instrument and incorporate it into practice. Playing the guitar continues to be a popular desire of many a teenager and adult with rock and role dreams; but learning to play such an instrument requires more than hard work and natural ability. The best way to learn guitar is by seeking out the instruction of someone who is proficient in its use; the manner in which you do this can vary according to your financial and logistical needs.

For some people, the best way to learn guitar is through instructional videos that allow them to practice at times that are convenient for them. Because videos are also extremely affordable, this can be an inexpensive way to embark upon learning this instrument. The downside to the video instruction is that the material soon becomes dated. However, it may be a good way to start

Learning Guitar Scales – 3 Tips To Accelerate Your Progress

Learning Guitar Scales – 3 Tips To Accelerate Your Progress

Learning guitar scales can be a very frustrating experience for many guitarists. It’s very easy to feel totally overwhelmed with just how much needs to be learnt. To learn and master every possible guitar scale out there would take many lifetimes. Because of this, many guitarists find it hard even knowing where to start!

In this article I’ll reveal three powerful tips to help you in your quest for guitar scale mastery. They are designed to help reduce any feelings of overwhelm that you may currently have. Let’s take a look at the tips now…

**Tip #1: Develop a written plan for learning guitar scales.**

This is really important. It is vital to introduce some structure into your scale learning process. Rather than aimlessly practicing guitar scales, you want to become laser focused. This is achieved by writing down things such as…

– How much time each day you will devote to scale practice.
– What guitar scales you need to learn, in order to play the style of music that you love.
– What keys are the most common to the style of music that you play.
– What specific guitar scale exercises you

A Beginners Pick: Choosing the Best Guitar for Learning

A Beginners Pick: Choosing the Best Guitar for Learning

So you ask, what would be the most appropriate and best type of guitar to use and prove your skills on being an artist someday? Would that be the bass or electric? The answer is within you.

Try to ask yourself what suits your taste for music. Are you the moody type? An alternative type perhaps? Are you more on the jazzier side or just plainly characterized by the Spanish feel? Choosing depends on the kind of music you listen to or appreciate.

Every beginner has some confusion in selecting the finest guitar they could posses. The difficulty in purchasing a guitar is as difficult as deciding who is hotter, Angelina Jolie or Jessica Alba? To get over with the hassle, below are some tips on picking the best type of guitar that would fit your desire for melody and tune:

1. Reflect on your music. This matters a lot. This is all that matters. In fact, it is the music that we listen to that influences us to play something. When you hear the strumming of a guitar, do you consider yourself listening to the lighter side of things or more on the hard

Shopping For Used Electric Guitar

Shopping For Used Electric Guitar

Music lovers get attracted to music instruments invariably, but guitar is most preferred by many music lovers. Guitars are prominent from ancient times, and now with the addition of wonderful instruments like electric guitars it has also become a fantasy learning it. A new instrument to any fresher is not advisable as they lack awareness of handling it meticulously.

Used electric guitars are really beneficial to learners. Speaking of benefit, the used electric guitars come in a more affordable price than the new ones. Students or people who begin learning may discontinue due to various reasons like health, hobby, education, transfer or due to boredom of learning and mastering it as it is time consuming to master it. Procuring a used one gives the learners an opportunity to learn it without fear as they have not invested huge amount on an instrument that they may discontinue on their accord.

Playing the electric guitar involves endurance, firm determination, constant rehearsals, training, and performances. There are numerous brands and styles of electric guitars available in the music market. One has to deftly choose an electric guitar. As a first instrument, learning and practicing is best done on a used electric

Perfecting the Guitar strings

Perfecting the Guitar strings

Guitar is one of the easiest musical instruments to play. When you feel the uncontrollable urge to burst into music, just pick up a guitar. Whether you have musical talent or not you will be able to learn to play this fine stringed instrument in no time and with very little effort. You can let that inner rock star in you come out in the open and play everything from rock and roll to rhythm and blues and everything in between.

The first thought that comes to mind after deciding to learn is to go out for purchasing a guitar. However, it is advisable to first find a studio or instructor for learning guitar. Hiring an instructor is economically more feasible as he or she would charge an amount that is way too less than what do the studios charge. Moreover, with an instructor teaching, there is a one to one interaction.

Chances are that you can find an instructor, who is ready to impart you guitar lessons, in your local classified advertisement section. If any of the people in your family or any of your friends are adept at playing guitar then you can ask them also for

Playing Bass Guitar Solos

Playing Bass Guitar Solos

In 1965 British rock group, The Who released a song called My Generation. Apart from its claim to fame as a rock anthem it also contains the most instantly recognizable bass guitar solo in rock and roll. This iconic solo by John Entwistle is typical of the bass solo modeled on similar solo breaks played on double bass and bass guitar in jazz music. This type of bass guitar solo is in the form of a question and answer sequence often found in blues music. The Who’s solo also imitates jazz bass solos in that it is played without other instruments behind it. In jazz such solos are played unaccompanied because other instruments tend to drown out the bass.

There have been many bass solos included in rock, funk and jazz but only in pop music has the bass guitar solo stood alone as a piece of music. The first pop musician in England to own and play an electric bass guitar was Jet Harris. He found fame and fortune with The Shadows, Cliff Richard’s backing group who were trying to make their own way in pop music as a vocal and instrumental group. Harris played on the