Guitar Sense GS-T1 Guitar Tuner Review

Guitar Sense GS-T1 Tuner Review

There are a lot of small, inexpensive tools that make guitar life much easier – a capo, a guitar string tool, a metronome.  But an absolutely indispensable one of these tools is the guitar tuner. The New Clip-On Guitar Tuner I recently had the chance to try the GS-T1 guitar tuner by Guitar Sense in the UK.  This is one of the new …

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An Introduction To Gypsy Jazz Lead Guitar Feature Image

An Introduction To Gypsy Jazz Lead Guitar

Gypsy jazz guitar is a unique guitar style that was created through the playing of the late virtuoso Django Reinhardt. Django played guitar in such a novel way that he has since inspired musicians all around the world to take up this fun and accessible guitar style. Gypsy Jazz is characterised by swinging rhythm guitar, and virtuosic lead melodies and …

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Top 10 Practice Tips for Guitarists

Top 10 Practice Tips for Guitarists

Guitarists of all levels talk of the same problems with making progress: Stuck in a rut, lack of improvement, slow progress, no time to practice, strains and injuries, lack of inspiration. It’s all too predictable.  So, I’ve put together the Top 10 practice tips for Guitarists. In there are plenty of new ideas to bring you inspiration and progress, plus …

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Tommy Emmanuel Cascading Harmonics

Cascading Harmonics

Cascading harmonics are a technique that combines alternatively plucking harmonics and open strings to create a harp-like effect. It’s a great technique that provides another shade of color to your playing palette. I was inspired to practice this technique by a Tommy Emmanuel video YouTube. There’s a series of videos from his 2013 Master Class in San Francisco, click here …

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Thumbpick vs Fingers vs Nails vs

Thumbpick vs Fingers vs Nails vs Pick’n’Claw

I’m in the midst of an internal debate.  What picking technique to I invest practice time in? I’ve played with picks, of course, over the years. Especially for electric. I’ve use my fingers and not-so-long nails for acoustic.  Especially for fingerstyle. I’ve experimented with Chet-Atkins-Tommy-Emmanuel style thumbpicks. But I’m not satisfied with my progress on any of these fronts.  Where …

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