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 an awesome guitar gadget? 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.
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.
But, this doesn’t have to be the case.
Soloing over jazz chords doesn’t have to seem impossible, even for those just beginning their jazz guitar journey. By learning how to play easy jazz licks over popular chord progressions, you’ll give yourself the ammunition needed to solo over jazz chords with confidence.
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.