Month: August 2020

learn a song by ear
Guest Posts
Guitar Tips

How (and Why) to Learn a Song by Ear

Written by Alex Bruce of

When my team of Guitar teachers and I talk to our new students, so many of them, whatever their level list being able to learn a song by ear as one of their main aims. It seems to be something that aspiring Guitarists want to be able to do, whether they feel they need to or not. Perhaps it’s part of their perception of what a ‘real’ musician is, or just feels more authentic than using a tab or a tutorial.

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easy summertime guitar songs
Guest Posts
Just For Fun

10 Easy Summertime Guitar Songs for Beginners

Image courtesy of Molly Martirez @

These easy Summertime guitar songs were put together by

Summer may be winding down, but it’s not too late to learn seasonal tunes on your guitar! And from “Summertime Blues” to Kenny Chesney, many of the top summer songs are easy to play. Check out the infographic below, compiled by music lessons provider TakeLessons, to learn the chords for 10 easy songs… 

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obscure guitar gadgets
Guitar Accessories

Obscure Guitar Gadgets

There are quite a few gadgets out there for your guitar that are completely practical that a lot of guitarists use. However, they are not the most typical things you may think of when you think of guitar needs. Which is why we have labeled them “obscure guitar gadgets.”

You might have a tuner like the . Or a . Or maybe even a . The list for guitar accessories goes on and on.  So, we put together a few of the more obscure guitar gadgets that may come in handy in additional to the traditional accessories you already have.

Obscure Guitar Gadgets

For anyone just starting out, the is a great way to practice on the go. With 4 or 6 frets to choose from, this is definitely a must have for anyone who needs to work on chord changes. It can easily be thrown into a backpack or purse and comes with its own protective case.

makes an excellent hand and finger exerciser that can help you strengthen your fingers. This will help you make your chord changes faster and improve your playing. I know it’s not really a “guitar gadget,” strictly speaking. But, it will help your guitar playing.

If you want to use the fingerpicking technique, you can purchase that will save your fingers.

Finally, for the more advanced electric guitar players out there, if you don’t have one already, the is a must. It will allow you to get the full use out your gear.


Are there any obscure guitar gadgets that you absolutely love? Have you tried any of the gadgets we recommended? How do you like them? We love hearing what you have to say. Feel free to comment!

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