Learn Your Fretboard In 3 Easy Steps

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Learn Your Fretboard In 3 Easy Steps

15th January, 2021 by Stuart Shields

With 6 strings and (potentially) 24 frets, the fretboard offers 144 places to play only 11 notes! So how do you learn every note? There must be some short cuts, right? Indeed there are, read on …..

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4 Ways To Get A Great Rock Tone From Any Amp

8th January, 2021 by Stuart Shields

When you crank it up are you still struggling to get that magic tone? Before you rush out and invest in any new gear, here are a few ways to make the most out of what you’ve got.

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5 Practice Tips For The Holidays

18th December, 2020 by Stuart Shields

Everybody loves Christmas! But it can be tough when you are unable to spend as much time with your loved ones …. Of course, we are talking about your guitars!

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Why Do Guitarists Pull ‘Guitar Faces’?

11th December, 2020 by Stuart Shields

You know the ones; those pained, contorted faces, which all the greats sport when pulling out their best licks. But why? What causes them? And, do they actually help your playing?

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Pop Songs With Surprisingly Awesome Guitar Riffs

27th November, 2020 by Stuart Shields

We all know those classic songs, for which the guest guitar solo transformed a catchy pop tune into something more. But what happens when pop acts add a crunching riff to one of their hits?

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3 Effective Ways To Turn Scales Into Solos

13th November, 2020 by Stuart Shields

So, you’ve put in the hours, listened to your teachers and learnt all your scales. Your neck is a playground of notes! But when you solo, all that comes out are scales! Sound familiar? Read on …

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Secret Celebrity Guitarists

6th November, 2020 by Stuart Shields

Now, we’re all familiar with the 6 string escapades of Johnny Depp and the vintage guitar collections of Steven Seagal and Kiefer Sutherland, but does Hollywood harbour any true secret axemen?

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3 Spooky Sounding Chords For Guitar

29th October, 2020 by Stuart Shields

With the Halloween season upon us we celebrate some of the most unnerving and spine chilling chords; straight from the horror movie soundtrack playbook.

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What Makes The Perfect Guitar Solo?

23rd October, 2020 by Stuart Shields

Is there such a thing as the perfect guitar solo? There have certainly been plenty of contenders! Does a formula for writing the ideal solo exist?