Changing your guitar strings. It’s something every guitarist needs to do but often people disagree about when and how often it should be done.
If you’ve been wondering how often you should change your guitar strings, hopefully I can provide a good answer for you here.
Editor’s Note: The following is an excellent jazz lesson from guitarist Matt Warnock. You can find great lessons like these on his site MattWarnockGuitar.com. Check it out!
Learning how to play jazz guitar can seem like a tough hill to climb for many beginner jazz guitarists. Soloing over jazz chords can often seem like complex math with all the scales and arpeggios that seem to be needed to even begin playing a jazz solo.
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.
I received my Gibson ES 175 as a gift three years ago. I had owned and played many guitars – dozens – up to that time, but I don’t think I ever fell in love so quickly with an instrument.
To my eyes, it recalls generations of the finest jazz musicians to hold a guitar. In my hands, it feels solid, stalwart. Like it has something to say. And to my ears, it produces some of the most remarkably beautiful sounds I have ever heard.