Is it actually possible that in the not-so-distant future that we may no longer have need for traditional guitar tuners?
That’s what Gibson Guitars seems to think and based on the trend over the past decade it looks like this is a technology that is here to stay.
Like it or not – and trust me when I say that there are plenty of guitarists who don’t like this – automatic guitar tuners are slowly being adopted by guitarists on stage and around the world. Is the death of the guitar tuner near?
“The dreadnaught is king” they say. “The smaller guitar is for kids” I’ve been told. Apparently they – whoever “they” are – haven’t been keeping up with modern guitar trends…particularly parlor guitars.
Smaller-sized guitars are coming back into style and the guitar manufacturers are responding with a impressive additions to their lines that includes a number of travel and parlor guitars.
But what is a parlor guitar and how is it different than a travel guitar? Let’s take a moment to answer a few of these questions and then look at the newest and best parlor guitars being sold in stores right now.
Most serious guitarists own at least one acoustic guitar of the nylon or steel string variety. If you’re a rock, jazz, or experimental guitar player though, you probably spend most of your time working on ideas on some kind of electric guitar. Spending some quality time practicing acoustic guitar can do wonders for your technique overall as well as being rewarding in and of itself. Here are some pointers to help spark your acoustic growth.
To learn jazz music, it is necessary to like this music and thus to become imbued with jazz culture, it is obvious. But what is necessary to listen to first when we come from the classic or from the rock? Here are some ideas.