3 Alternate Tunings Every Guitarist Should Try
Did you know tuning your guitar a different way can open up tons of new possibilities in your playing? Guitar teacher James W. shares three of the most popular alternate guitar tunings you'll want to explore...
It is estimated that singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell created over 58 open tunings for guitar in her quest to create new songs over the course of her 50 year career in popular song. She was able to be remarkably inventive in her playing simply by experimenting with the guitars tuning.
5 Ways to Balance the Cost of Guitar Lessons
Thinking of learning to play guitar but put off by the price of lessons? It's possible to get great results without dropping tons of cash, just follow this guide from guitar teacher Derrick C....
Price is one of the big determinations in peoples decision on whether or not to take guitar lessons. It can be a significant expense, but there are ways to lower the costs without sacrificing the quality of lessons.
1. Take guitar lessons on a bi-weekly or monthly basis
The standard for private gu
Why You Should Learn Acoustic Guitar First
Not sure whether to buy an acoustic or electric guitar for your first try at the instrument? Read on as Corona, CA teacher Milton J. shares his expert advice...
Deciding on which guitar to start with is a big step. Not only do you want to feel comfortable with playing guitar for the first time, but you also want to suit your musical tastes, style, and aptitude. So should you learn to play acoustic guitar first? Or go straight to the electric, if your style leans more toward He
How to Have a Terrible Band Practice in 10 Easy Steps
If you're anything like me, you're always trying to find ways to sharpen your skills as a musician and as a bandmate. Even though you try your best, there are still days when nothing seems to go right.
So I wondered, what would the absolute worst band practice really look like? Guitar teacher Jessica D. shares her nightmare vision of a rehearsal gone terribly, horribly wrong...
Step 1: Nothing's worse than not knowing if your bandmate will show up for practice, so why not have a l
How to Make it as a Touring Musician: Sleepmakeswaves Tells All
If you're an aspiring guitarist, you're going to want to get to know the instrumental post-rock quartet sleepmakeswaves. Hailing from Sydney, Australia, the band kicks off their United States tour this month, behind the release of their new album Love of Cartography.
We had a chance to catch up with Alex Wilson from sleepmakeswaves (bass, keys, electronics), to chat about the new album, and living the dream of being a touring musician.
TL: First of all, congrats on the new album and th