In the spirit of the 4th of July, I have put together a collection of patriotic songs on solo guitars, because sometimes simplicity is perfection. All of the songs I chose are performed by regular people, like us, who play because they love it. Because, what better does the 4th of July represent than being able to do what you love? Please enjoy the music, support the artists, and keep playing!
Who’s knocking it out of the park with the best YouTube instructional videos for guitar players… hmmmm…
It’s no easy task to pick clear winners when you consider the amount of contenders in the ring. Anyone with a smartphone and a few chords under their belt can throw together a YouTube channel.
Guitars and technology. As you consider what kind of gift you want to give to your tech-savvy friend or loved one who also happens to play guitar, why not just combine the two passions with awesome guitar gadgets? Honestly, it’s hard to go wrong here.
Perhaps you’ve already combed through a few good lists of serious gifts for guitar players but nothing seems to fit. You need something unique that you know will be put to good use…an awesome guitar gadget he didn’t know he wanted.
Knock-off guitars. These fake guitars are not something we deal with in the United States and Europe very often, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist.
However, it’s a hot market in Asia where many of the world’s guitars are produced and exported.
While in China this year, I bought a knock-off guitar just for the heck of it. It’s a dead-ringer for a Baby Taylor guitar, from the headstock to the binding to the gig bag. But I’m now painfully aware that it’s a fake.