Lessons and Gear for GUITAR Geeks and fanatics

By Gary Shilladay | I love playing and learning about the guitar!! Look inside this magazine for tricks on playing the guitar, information about tools and tips on tone and technique. Also, see my own website and podcast: "tunein-toneup.com". Please comment, like and follow.

Learn to Play: Jeff Massey Teaches Dickey Betts' Lead Guitar Technique

Dickey Betts is a highly celebrated vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist who, through his work with the Allman Brothers Band, had a major hand in …


How to Play 7#11 Chords

One of the most common alterations you will come across as a beginning and intermediate jazz guitarist is the 7#11 chord.<p>Built by taking a normal …


The Art of the Blues

How cover art helped make the Blues a vital and unique genre in American music.

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Malcolm Young: What learning 70 AC/DC riffs taught Lindsay McDougall about the late guitarist

The riffs might seem simple — maybe just E, G, A, or a variation thereof, on repeat — but in the hands of Malcolm Young, they were so much more than …


Learn to Play: Jeff Massey on George Harrison's Slide Guitar Technique

George Harrison is truly a music legend. He sealed his status as a Beatle, but he also maintained a successful solo career and made music with his …


Ed’s Shed: Stay in Tune by Stretching Your Strings

According to the vast majority of reader e-mails I've received, your biggest frustration is poor tuning stability. There are various reasons that …


Let Us Now Praise Pharoah Sanders, Master of Sax

In A.B. Spellman’s essential 1966 book, <i>Four Lives in the Bebop Business</i>, Ornette Coleman said the following: “The best statements Negroes have made, …


The Best Guitar Effects And Recommended Pedals (2017 Reviews)

<b>Last Updated: Aug-05-2017</b><br>We added a section that covers vocal harmonizer pedals.<p>After a lot of thinkig, the team behind GuitarFella decided that …


25 Blues Riffs - Guitar Lesson

Guitar Lessons

Guitar Lesson 24: The Blues revisited to identify areas to work on for your chops


Rut-Busters for Guitarists, Part 2 of 8: Metronomes and Acoustic Guitars

Welcome to Part 2 of my new series of lessons, "Rut Busters for Guitarists." You can find Part 1 under RELATED CONTENT, just below my photo.<p>These …


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Rut-Busters for Guitarists, Part 1 of 8: Setting Goals

Welcome to my new series of lessons, "Rut Busters for Guitarists."<p>These lessons are aimed at breaking through barriers that may be preventing you …


R.I.P. Malcolm Young, founding member of AC/DC 


Compressor settings

<b>How to set up a compressor:</b> <br>You want to know how to set the knobs on your compressor, or at least some good settings to start with. OK. Here's a very …


Guthrie Govan’s Signature Charvel Wins Guitarist Gear of the Year Award

In its December issue, U.K.’s Guitarist magazine pretty much confirmed what we already knew about the Charvel Guthrie Govan Signature HSH Caramelized …


Yamaha Guitars Introduces the APX600 and CPX600

<b>Buena Park, CA</b> (November 15, 2017) -- Yamaha today announced the APX600 and CPX600 acoustic-electric guitars. These are instruments that build and …


On Bass: Pedal Power

<b>A ringing open string (Ex. 2) would generally be preferred for a pedal tone to avoid dampening, but you can’t argue with the effectiveness of Tom</b> …


16 Weird and Wonderful Guitar Noise Pedals

I’m getting really close to finalising the first proper sweep of my pedal chain - just getting to adding the final 2. Of course the Tone Quest never …


Larkin Poe Are Preachin' the Blues and Converting the Masses

We hereby direct your attention to Larkin Poe, a pair of badass Georgia-bred sisters who—we kid you not—are distantly related to 19th-century …


Maybe Joe Bonamassa was right all along: this mind-boggling guitarist can simulate 7 different effects without using pedals

<b>Our recent interview with Joe Bonamassa - where the guitar hero stated,</b> <b>“Using pedals that make you sound like everything but your guitar is f**king</b> …


For the Sake of the Song: Accompaniment Tips and Techniques

Bill EvansNovember 18, 2017<p><b>From the January 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY JEFFREY PEPPER RODGERS</b><p>Great accompaniment is an art that an audience …


How To Practice Scales For Speed

Several readers have written us lately asking how to practice scales. Simply practicing them is not difficult, but attaining a high level of speed …


Music Keyboard Exercises: How To Improve ‘Feel’

What is feel? In music, feel is everything. The way you’re playing in relation to the musicians around you, or to the beat, or to the metronome is …


Wearable metronome keeps a silent haptic beat

Soundbrenner Pulse is a wearable, watch-like device that uses haptic feedback to keep a pulsing beat on your skin.<p>There's something rather comforting about the wind-up metronome, with its notched pendulum, pyramidal shape and hollow ticking, but it's not without its limitations. Eventually it winds …

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Shredding, Scales and Rhythm | Guitar Lesson

josonmj<p>Ultimate Guitar<p>josonmj<p>Posted Dec 25, 2014 02:08 PM<p>17<p>Hey fellow beginners,<p>If you're looking for a way to learn scales, increase your speed and …


11 Tricks to Singing and Playing Guitar at the Same Time

Are you one of the many guitarists who struggle with coordinating their hands and vocals? You know, you can play the song. You can sing the song. But …


Podcasts Archives - GMI - Guitar & Music Institute Online Guitar Lessons

Podcasts July 6, 2017<p>Music, Health & Healing - Changing Peoples LivesMany people around the world are waking up to the fact that music is not just …


Learn Guitar Archives

Most folks love guitars in one form or another. If you want to learn more about the guitar, the following tips will help you out. Before you know it, …