Aspiring guitar players often find themselves so wrapped up in the excitement of their new hobby that they neglect to notice one thing: their small hands. Guitars are manufactured to suit an average size, and those with small hands find it difficult to manipulate, or even reach, the strings. With a little research, those with smaller hands can find an instrument suitable for their size.
Whether you specialize in the electric guitar or prefer the clarity and simplicity of acoustic play, you are always working hard to become a better player. You spend long hours in the practice room, honing your skills, working on your finger work and perfecting your riffs.
It does not matter if you are taking the stage at the local club, practicing with your friends or playing at a big party, the quality of your instruments, and your accessories can make a huge difference in how you perform and how you are received by your audience.
These semi hollow body guitars are perfect for a percussive and rhythmic based style, so that’s essentially most blues and jazz players. If you’re into metal, and 80’s style shredding, well then likely these are not the guitars for you, but that’s not to say it’s impossible to shred on a semi hollow body. Hell, it might sound really cool who knows.
Acoustic electric guitars offer musicians the best of both worlds. When there’s no electricity around, the guitarist can have a beautiful acoustic sound, and when it’s time to jam with the band or play a gig, they can plug right in to their stage amps.
A worthwhile music theory book should be helpful to guitarists of all skill levels. Of course some of these music theory books are aimed at complete novices, but you might find some helpful tips you never realized until now. Don’t be ashamed of heading back to your roots and relearning some of the basics like music notation. Maybe even relearn a classic lick you forgot about until now.
There are a number of great noise free pedal board power supplies on the market, and that can make choosing the right one quite a task. Here are five of our favorite pedal board power supplies for guitarists of all ages, abilities and experience levels.
Tube technology has been around since the early 1900s, but following the invention of the transistor after World War 2, most electronic amplifiers were switched to a solid state setup. However, for many manufacturers and customers, tube amps remain popular in comparison to solid state or hybrid amps.