All in Foundations of Guitar
There are all sorts of options you have as a guitarist without ever having to resort to guitar pedals or fancy electronics. This post gets into one of the most fundamental ways to affect your tone on your guitar: Your guitar pickup switch.
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The dots on the guitar neck are visual references. They help you jump to a different part of the neck quickly, easily, and with accuracy.
For example, if you were playing Tunnels by the Arcade Fire, you might play a power chord on the 1st fret followed by a power chord on the 10th fret. The dots, being visual references, make a nine fret jump a bit easier.
The rest of this post will go over all the details of the dots on a guitar neck, what they mean, and how you can use them to augment your guitar fun. Let's hit it...
I'm certain that this next piece of advice will register will just about everyone:
Only buy a guitar if you're in love with it.
The trouble is, how do you find a guitar worthy of your admiration? Luckily, this post gets into all of the nerdy details.
To grossly over-simplify, guitar pickups are permanent magnets that are coiled with copper embedded underneath the guitar strings on your guitar.
These coiled magnets create a magnetic field which then detects disturbances in the movements of the strings and transfers that signal to an amp.
If your eyes are glazing over, I empathize. Seriously, I do. The rest of this post will clear up the mystery of guitar pickups. Let's hit it.
Ever wondered what standard tuning on a guitar actually is? This post clears it up.
Lots of beginners to guitar are worried about whether or not the guitar they are currently using is a good starter guitar.
Most of the time, the guitars they use are just fine. Chances are good that you are already playing an excellent guitar for your level. But there is that nagging question: How do you know for certain that a guitar is good for learning?
This post will go over that in detail. Let's jump in!
The C chord on guitar doesn't have to be that hard, does it? No. This post will give you some excellent resources to make your C chord awesome.
Do you need more reasons not to leave your guitar in your car? This post will give you plenty to think about.
The A minor chord guitar isn't that hard, is it? If you need some extra help, this post will give you two high resolution photos and an easy-to-read guitar chord chart of the A Minor chord. Let's hit it!
The D chord guitar is rough for many beginners, but this post shares with you one tip that will help you play this chord with precision.