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The Style And Genre Of Guitar You Should Learn First

If you’re just getting started with playing guitar, deciding upon which style and genre you are going to delve into first can be difficult. There …

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5 Tips For Saving Guitar Strings

5 Tips For Storing Guitar Strings

Recently I changed the strings on my acoustic guitar for the first time. I went from using 12mm gauge strings, to a thinner 10mm. Not …

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Why You Should Learn The Guitar If You Can’t Sing

I can’t play the guitar and I can’t sing, but this year i intend to work on both of these things. I turn 40 years …

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What Is A Professional Guitar Setup And Why You Need One (2021)

No two guitarists are identical. They prefer different things from the setup of a guitar, and this process can change the action or the sound …

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LH vs RH Guitar Large

Differences Between A Left And Right Handed Guitar

Recently I was talking to a friend who is left handed and bought a guitar in a garage sale. He asked me if I knew …

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Acoustic = Electric?

If I Learn Acoustic Guitar Can I Play Electric Guitar?

I have been learning to play a steel string acoustic guitar and recently started to think about when I would like to purchase and play …

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How Often Do You Need To Tune A Guitar?

This is a question often asked by beginner guitar players when starting to learn the guitar and one that I asked myself. So I researched …

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What Type Of Nails You Need To Play Fingerpick/Fingerstyle

When I was learning to play a song recently (Anji by Davy Graham – which you can see me play as part of my beginner …

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Do acoustic guitars

Why Acoustic Guitars Sound Better With Age

I’ve long been fascinated with vintage acoustic guitars and after 25 years of playing, I still get goosebumps when I’m in the presence of a …

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Caros Classical Guitar

Can You Play Acoustic Guitar Songs On A Classical Guitar?

We have a steel string acoustic guitar but my wife has an old classical guitar that she was given many years ago (the one in …

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Carpal Tunnel

How To Play Guitar With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

I am part of a forum for beginner guitarists and one of them recently asked if anyone else had carpal tunnel syndrome and if they …

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My Black Fingers

Why Fingers Turn Black After Playing Guitar + How To Stop It

When I first started learning to play guitar I noticed that my fingers had turned black after playing guitar. I wasn’t sure why this was …

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