Resources

I’m always amazed at the amount of material and resources for guitar.  There’s thousands of great songs to learn, hundreds of imitation-worthy guitar players in every genre, and loads of online tutorials and teaching material.

Below you’ll find articles that present the best and most popular selections from these categories.  Sometimes it’s a list of dobro players, or podcasts, or even recommended YouTube channels.  So check out the articles to find some new inspiration.

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Fretish.com

Peer-to-peer​ ​Guitar​ ​Rental​ ​Marketplace:​ ​An​ ​Introduction​ ​to​ ​Fretish

I’m excited to have a guest blog this week from Sam at Fretish℠.  Sam is the founder of the recent site, Fretish.com, which aims to make borrowing a guitar easier.  Talking with Sam this week, it was easy to see how bringing the sharing economy to guitars could immediately benefit guitar owners, borrowers (of course), and even guitar manufacturers. So, …

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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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Guitar Aerobics

Guitar Aerobics: An 80’s Title, But 2016 Worthy

We’re two weeks into 2016.  Right around the time that your willpower begins to wear out on those New Year’s Resolutions.  The gyms will slowly be emptying out over the next few weeks.  The fast food restaurants will be slowly filling back up. What about you?  Did you make any resolutions for guitar?  To record more?  Practice more? I didn’t …

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ToneFiend Guitar Blog

5 More Great Guitar Blogs Worth A Follow

I wrote a popular post a while back called “10 Great Guitar Blogs Worth a Follow”. Well, the time has come to update that list a bit with “5 more great guitar blogs worth a follow”. In no particular order: 1. tonefiend.com The personal blog of David Gore, editor and write for Premier Guitar. His in-depth and somewhat eclectic posts …

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10 Great Country Guitar Lessons on YouTube

13 Great Country Acoustic Guitar Lessons on YouTube

As we all know, YouTube has a wealth of lessons and “how to play” tutorials for guitar.  If you want insights into playing a particular song, riff, technique, or for exploring a new genre, it’s the perfect place to search. A quick disclaimer:  I don’t normally recommend YouTube for longterm guitar lessons.  Why?  Well, it’s too fragmented and non-sequential to develop …

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5 Old School Dave Matthews Songs That Made You Buy An Acoustic

5 Old School Dave Matthews Songs That Made You Buy an Acoustic

Back in the ‘90s, while Saved By The Bell was wooing the hearts of 10 million junior high girls, and Back Street Boys were still in junior high, Dave Matthews Band was rocking the college music scene. A bartender in Charlottesville, Virginia, Dave Matthews formed up the band with a few local musicians.  The now infamous line up included:  Carter …

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Eric Clapton’s CF Martin & Co, circa 1939 Sold for $791,500 Another guitar owned by Eric Clapton that was sold to raise money for his Crossroads Rehabilitation Center

Are Expensive Guitars Worth the Money?

Well, are they? People buy expensive acoustic guitars for a lot of reasons. They’re emotionally connected to a brand (I’m looking at you, Martin players…), they believe in a particular construction technique, they have money to blow on new toys, or they believe they’re making a financial investment that will hopefully appreciate with time. For most of us, though, a ...Read More