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  • A guide to make the most out of your guitar practice

    A guide to make the most out of your guitar practiceGuest post by Brad (Doe)

    There are times when practicing is a joy and everything falls into place, but there are also times when we need to discipline ourselves to practice or we necessitate the correct inspiration to begin practicing in the first place. This is normal, we are only human beings. Don’t beat yourself up about it. Once you’ve gone through a couple of solid guitar practice sessions you’re back in the saddle and you’ll feel the love and desire again to practice and improve yourself.

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  • How to buy the best jazz guitar based on body type

    How to buy the best jazz guitarGuest post by Aaron Schulman

    While there is no absolute best jazz guitar for everyone, there are definitely a few jazz guitar models that would be a best fit for you. The trick is to learn enough about the different body styles and electronics to understand the sonic qualities that each jazz guitar expresses. You’ll want to educate yourself both on the different jazz guitar body styles and manufacturers.  The more homework you do, the more your understanding will grow and the more confident you will be in your final purchase decision.

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  • How to play jazz guitar for beginner

    How to play jazz for beginnersGuest post by Marc-Andre Seguin

    So, you've decided to try your hand at Jazz guitar. This article will assume a certain base level of proficiency in the general language of music apart from the specific vernacular that informs jazz music, guitarists specifically. Not because it's a theory article, but because if you hope to learn how to play this music (and any style, really) a little knowledge goes a long way. If you have no background in notated music, theory and harmony please pick up Barbara Wharram's Theory For Beginners. It will open the door.

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  • 7 easy steps on how to clean a guitar - Guest post

    The health of your guitar depends on how you clean and condition it. Some guitars were damaged permanently due to neglect. Your guitar will lose its value and become useless if you will not give the proper care. Some guitar owners are having a hard time cleaning and conditioning their guitar due to lack of knowledge.

    In this post, we will prove to you that taking care of your guitar is not hard at all. To help you with it below are 7 easy steps on how to clean a guitar fretboard. The bridge and fretboard are the two important components of the guitar require conditioning, cleaning and humidifying.

    This is vital because they are usually made of untreated or unfinished wood. Except for maple fretboards which already have finished and require minimal cleaning.

    What you need:

    • Soft cloth or old T-shirt
    • Water
    • Guitar polish
    • Glass cleaner
    • Pure Carnauba Wax
    • Distilled
    • Tool to remove strings

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  • Is Amp Simulation the Cure for GAS ? - Guest post

    Amplitube 3 pedalsAs a guitarist, it’s tempting to spend a lot of time and money on gear. All of us suffer from G.A.S. (gear acquisition syndrome) to some degree. The never-ending search for the ‘perfect’ tone will plague us all. At some point, though, this obsession with gear can distract you from what matters. For most guitarists, their tone starts with their hands. Guitar choice, amp choice, pedals and everything else comes second to technique. So, I propose an alternative - rather than focusing on GEAR, focus on SKILL. That doesn’t mean tone isn’t important, though. It shouldn’t be disregarded entirely. There is an efficient, cost-effective way to find the right tone in seconds - without ever visiting your local Guitar Center...

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