What is guitar string buzz, and why do I need to care about it?

What is guitar string buzz, and why do I need to care about it?

Chances are that you've already heard guitar string buzz before. It sounds exactly like it's written: Buzzy.

This post goes over the potential causes of guitar string buzz, and it gives you two pieces of advice to fix it.

Let's hit it!

"The Inner Game Of Tennis," by Timothy Gallwey | Book Review

"The Inner Game Of Tennis," by Timothy Gallwey | Book Review

The Inner Game of Tennis is a classic in the field of sports psychology. Luckily for us guitarists, this book is super applicable to our work too. If you struggle with having too much mental activity during a guitar lesson or performance, this book is for you.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Guitar String Thickness

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Guitar String Thickness

The gauge of a string is the exact measurement of guitar string thickness.

The high E string, for example, can be .010, .011, or .012 millimeters wide. You wouldn't think this tiny of a change makes a difference, but believe me, it does.

Interested in knowing more about the various sizes of guitar strings? This blog was written for you. 

Learn the theme song for Parks and Recreation on guitar

Learn the theme song for Parks and Recreation on guitar

This post is a tutorial on how to play the theme song for Parks and Recreation on solo guitar. This is really hard for many guitar solo enthusiasts to play, so I've rated this solo at a 6/10 difficulty level. In other words, don't attempt this tutorial if you're brand new to solo guitar. If you have a great deal of guitar solos under your belt, perhaps around 30-40 of them, then give this solo a shot.

Full troubleshooting section included as well as video. Enjoy!

Guitar Barre Chords + Beginners = Hatred of Guitar

Guitar Barre Chords + Beginners = Hatred of Guitar

Barre chords, sometimes spelled bar chords, are chords where you hold down more than one string at a time with a single finger. The name probably comes from the same exact barre that you'd imagine ballet dancers practicing and stretching on. Barre chords are very difficult for beginners to play. They require far more tension and balance than an open chord like G major.

This humble blog post can't help you learn guitar barre chords because the topic is complex and nuanced. Instead, this post was written to warn you about them.

Learn Ohm, by Yo La Tengo, on Guitar

Learn Ohm, by Yo La Tengo, on Guitar

This is a video tutorial on how to play Ohm by Yo La Tengo. This tutorial has a difficulty rating of 0/10. It is appropriate for beginners to guitar, especially those who have never played a song before.

You'll learn a D chord, a strumming pattern, and how to troubleshoot this excellent song. Full video included!

Easiest Way To Tune A Guitar

Easiest Way To Tune A Guitar

In this blog post, I will show you the absolute fastest, easiest, and most simplest way to tune your guitar. All you need is your guitar and a smartphone, and you'll learn the easiest way to tune a guitar in no time.

Difficulty level: 0/10 (very appropriate for absolute beginners)

Time: Less than five minutes