Arguably, strings are the most important part of a guitar. Strings are what make the actual sound that comes from your guitar. Without them, unlike other parts, the guitar would be totally silent. So, when you think about it, it’s kind of weird that people don’t pay as much attention to the type of string..
Should new guitarists use a pick or just their fingers? There’s a 100% definite answer to this, but the question keeps coming up, year after year. The simple answer is: A beginner should start by using a pick. Let’s get into some of the reasons why, and maybe some discussion of not using one: 1:..
The Zoom G1Xon is an $80 Pedal that gives you 75 effects, plus a bunch of other stuff (wah pedal, amp simulations, guitar tuner, more). I bought this pedal in October 2017, and I’m writing this in late June 2018. I’ve used the Zoom G1Xon quite a lot over the last 8 months, and I..
If there’s one thing that I believe about learning guitar, it’s that it has to be fun. I tell people this over and over again, but a beginner is always going to do much better when they’re really having a good time playing guitar. When a new player really has a blast every time they..
You don’t need to get too fancy when you are buying accessories for a first guitar. Accessories that would be a good idea are a tuner, extra strings, a gig bag, a strap, and a guitar stand. If you are buying an electric guitar, you will also need to buy an amp. A couple of..
If you have bought or are planning on buying a guitar for your child, it is also worth investing in a good gig bag or guitar case. The main reason to get a guitar case is to protect the guitar when transporting it from one place to another although they are also great for storage, as..