Author: Glen Pruitt
I’ve been playing the guitar all my life, since I was about eight I guess. I’ve also been a member of four different rock groups throughout the years, so the guitar, rock and good music in general have always been my passion.
Over the years, I’ve spent a small fortune on gear: amps, pedals, mics, cables. All that experience buying taught me how to hold on to my money while I satisfy my need to find new sounds to make with my guitar. There are plenty of ways die hard gearheads can buy smarter and save big. Here are five of them.
It looks so easy when you see an experienced and talented guitar player doing his or her thing. Effortlessly caressing the strings, bringing forth ripples of sound that inspire audience members to do the same. It’s not quite that easy.
Well, that’s one way of getting out of a rut, but let’s explore some answers that are a little less extravagant and final. Guitar playing is like any other intellectual activity – pathways that were once exciting and new soon become well-trodden and downright dull but it’s sometimes difficult to change course. Here are some simple methods that might save your guitar from a righteous splintering.
The single neck, ten-string version of the pedal steel in the E9 tuning is the configuration most players would learn on. From lowest to highest the strings are generally tuned B, D, E, F#, G#, B, E, G#, Eb, F#. A beginner’s guitar will have three pedals and they’re usually referred to as A, B, and C.
The standard E A D G B E tuning of the six-string guitar is one that evolved over time. There has been no alternative guitar tuning devised that provides such a broad and workable compromise between easy chording structures and viable single note scales. The keyword is compromise.
Writing songs is an art form. It is an art of repetition and structure. A guitarist can learn from the song forms of today in order to write great songs.