Finding the middle C on a guitar should be easy, right? If you know where the notes are on the fretboard, you know which strings to fret where, in order to get the middle C. Even if you don't know where the notes are on a fretboard, you can easily look it up. But since you find yourself here, you probably realize the answer is not quite so simple. That has to do with … [Read more...] about Where Is Middle C On Guitar? (And Why It’s A Tricky Question)
I'm sure you've heard it before. Guitars made in Asia just aren't that good. But that statement doesn't make any sense. Asia is a huge region that includes many different countries. Sure, most Chinese brands make cheap and low quality products. But there are also Asian brands that rival the top American or European names. And Japanese guitar brands are at the top of … [Read more...] about Japanese Guitar Brands (Best Value For Money?)
Guitars go out of tune. It happens. With some models, it happens often. Luckily, it's pretty easy to retune the strings, especially with a tuner. Simply turn the tuning peg to tighten or loosen the string as needed. But hold on. What if you turn it, but the guitar tuning peg won't tighten the string at all? You turn and turn, but nothing happens. This isn't … [Read more...] about Guitar Tuning Peg Won’t Tighten String (Causes And Fixes)
There are few things more frustrating. You buy a new guitar, get it home, plug it in and......buzzzzzz. You're not even touching the strings, but there's a constant buzz coming from your guitar. You new guitar. Your electric guitar buzzing when not touching strings or anything else, is quite annoying. But it's also not uncommon. And luckily, it's usually pretty easy to … [Read more...] about Electric Guitar Buzzing When Not Touching Strings (Causes And Fixes)
You might not even know what they are. You may have even picked up and played around on an acoustic guitar and not paid them any attention. Unless you own an acoustic guitar and have had to put new strings on it, there's a good chance you've never even noticed them. They are the bridge pins. Electric guitars and classic guitars don't have them. But on acoustic … [Read more...] about Do Bridge Pins Make A Difference In A Guitar’s Sound?
Gibson guitars are great (in most cases, anyway). The company's legendary Les Paul model is one of the most sought-after guitars on the market, and has been since the 1950s. There are many different Les Paul variations, but they all have one thing in common: they are expensive. The average guitarist can't afford them. And some even claim they cost so much that they're not … [Read more...] about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Deluxe Vs Standard (Which Is Right For You?)
A lot of beginning metal guitarists want to try playing in drop D, but they don't know which songs to practice. Obviously, there are a ton of them out there, but you want something that's easy to pick up, if you're just getting started. That way you can master a song or two fairly quickly and actually start playing. But which drop D metal songs are easiest? That's what … [Read more...] about Easy Drop D Metal Songs That Any Beginner Can Learn
Learning to play the electric guitar is not easy. And not knowing the parts of your new instruments makes it harder still. Imagine reading an article about how to properly hold a guitar or watching a video on how to tune your instrument. Would you be able to follow all the instructions correctly, if you do not know what part of the guitar the instructor is pointing … [Read more...] about Parts Of An Electric Guitar Every Guitarist Needs To Know
Some people might tell you to just count. But since you're asking the question in the first place, you're undoubtedly aware that the answer is not quite so simple. Theoretically, you could count the strings on 5 different guitars and come up with 5 different numbers. That's because different guitars can have different numbers of strings. But there is a standard and … [Read more...] about How Many Strings Does A Guitar Have?
Do you know what drop C tuning actually sounds like? Most people don't, which is why we've created this list of bands that play in drop C, along with an example song for each one. You'll notice they are all metal or hard rock acts. Drop C tuning is primarily used in these genres, because it lowers the range of your guitar and makes it easier to play power chords. It also … [Read more...] about Bands That Play In Drop C (With Example Videos)