When you first get your new guitar, it's only natural to be excited. You'll practice every day and in a few weeks you'll be playing the hardest guitar songs known to man with ease. Then reality sets in. Those few weeks come and go and you can't even play the easiest rock riffs. The truth is: it takes a lot of time to learn any instrument and the guitar is no … [Read more...] about How Long Does It Take To Learn Guitar?
Listing the hardest guitar songs is no easy task. Different guitarists have different strengths, so what is difficult for one player may be much easier to play for another. That said, there are some songs that are universally acknowledged as incredibly challenging. No matter your skill level, you will have an exceedingly difficult time playing any of the songs below on … [Read more...] about Hardest Guitar Songs (The Slowest Might Be The Most Difficult To Play)
You may have heard the term "baritone guitar", but you're not exactly sure what a baritone guitar is. How does it differ from a regular guitar? The word "baritone" suggests it is lower, and that is indeed the case. But is that the only difference? And how is the baritone guitar used? Is it used like a bass guitar or more like a regular guitar? We will answer all … [Read more...] about What Is A Baritone Guitar?
So you got yourself a new heavy metal guitar and you want to start playing some of your favorite riffs. But a lot of them are just too complicated when you're just starting out. That doesn't mean you can't play anything, though. Some of the greatest heavy metal and hard rock riffs of all time are actually quite easy to learn to play. The following easy metal riffs … [Read more...] about Easy Metal Riffs (Tabs For Beginning Heavy Metal Guitarists)
There have always been budget guitars on the market. And these days, more and more of them are actually worth buying. That's great, but it also makes it more difficult to narrow down the options and decide which guitar is best for you. That said, some budget guitars clearly stand out above the rest. The ESP LTD Eclipse EC-256 is one of those. It's not as cheap as … [Read more...] about ESP LTD Eclipse EC-256 Electric Guitar Review
The guitar is a fretted instrument. You can see that immediately. It has raised metal strips along the fretboard. But if you look at most other stringed instruments, like the violin, viola, cello, double bass, etc., they do not have these frets. Why do only guitars (and a few other instruments) have them? What is their purpose and how do they affect … [Read more...] about How Many Frets On A Guitar?
Obviously, how hard it is to learn the guitar depends on a number of factors. The most important is your goal. If you want to become the next Eric Clapton or David Gilmour, learning to play the guitar will be exceedingly difficult. But if you just want to be able to play a few simple tunes or easy heavy metal riffs, you can do that in no time. You'll have to push … [Read more...] about How Hard Is It To Learn Guitar?
Van Halen started it back in the late 1970s to early 1980s. And it is felt even to this day. The electric guitar is associated with virtuosity and lightning speed shredding. If you want to hop onto this shred-train, or if you're already somewhat experienced with it, you've no doubt noticed how hard it is to find a proper instrument for a reasonable price. Luckily, … [Read more...] about Sterling By Music Man John Petrucci Majesty MAJ100 Review
Why even bother with a beginner guitar? They're never any good. While there is some truth to that, there are exceptions. Some beginning guitars can keep serving you well as you advance to the intermediate level. They can even make great backup instruments for professional guitarists. The Epiphone Les Paul Studio LT is one of those rare quality beginning electric … [Read more...] about Epiphone Les Paul Studio LT Electric Guitar Review
The good old saying "you get what you pay for" still holds true. But not nearly as much as it used to. These days, there are a few improved, but still cheap, entry-level instruments that can really surprise you. The Ibanez Gio GRX70 electric guitar is one of those. It obviously can't compete with a professional guitar, but it is far better than most of the useless … [Read more...] about Ibanez Gio GRX70 Electric Guitar Review