Guitar Tricks Blog: Announcements
Posted June 9, 2022
2022: The State of the Music Retail Industry Today
The Covid-19 pandemic affected most businesses and retail outlets in a negative fashion. However one of the few industries that saw growth was music instrument builders and lesson-oriented websites such as online guitar lessons. Despite live music disappearing there was an incredible push in music retail sales that led to 8.9 billion in growth! But as of 2022 the pandemic music sales boom has been in decline.
Posted April 23, 2021
Win an Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini!
Guitar Tricks instructor Gary Heimbauer recently reviewed the Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini overdrive pedal on our YouTube channel. He liked it so much, that we decided to give one away!
Enter for your chance to win.
Posted October 9, 2020
Guitartricks App Redesign for iOS
Hey everyone. Today is a very exciting day because we are finally going to share with you something we’ve been working on, and we think you’re going to love it. This is the brand new Guitartricks app for iOS!
Posted August 4, 2020
Learn Famous Riffs Today!
Hi everyone! We recently released an entire playlist full of famous guitar riffs for you to learn. These short, bite-sized lessons are great as a warm up exercise, or a simple way to re-learn some of your favorite songs. All of these lessons are taught by the one and only Anders Mouridsen, who you know as an instructor right here on Guitartricks and as the guitarist for Grammy-nominated country singer, Cam.
Posted May 29, 2020
Free Guitar Lessons - Songs and Channel Tutorials!
At Guitartricks we have over 1,000 song lessons in our song library, plus countless tutorials within our Core Learning System covering the fundamentals and genre-specific skills focused on blues, rock, country and acoustic style playing. This is all part of our award-winning Full Access membership. But if you're a little unsure of the membership, you can always give some of these free guitar lessons a try. Guitartricks has a number of free resources for any prospective guitar player.
Posted April 7, 2020
Live Lesson with Mike April 10 7PM CDT
Hi everyone! Guitartricks Instructor Mike Olekshy will be back this Friday for a live lesson. This time it's all about barre chords.
Just bring yourself and your guitar to listen in and follow along to this group live lesson. At the very end, Mike will be available to answer any questions you have about the lesson or guitar in general!
Posted March 30, 2020
Live Lesson with Mike Olekshy
Hi everyone! Exciting news to announce. Guitartricks instructor Mike Olekshy will be hosting a live lesson this Friday and it’s absolutely open to anyone who wants to join!
Posted November 7, 2019
Acoustic Guitar Lessons for Beginners - New Acoustic Level 1 Course Now Available!
You asked for it, and now here it is. Guitartricks is happy to announce the Acoustic Level 1 and Level 2 courses, the latest additions to our award-winning lessons. If you haven’t already, feel free to check out the new course here.
Posted September 12, 2019
Shawn Mendes songs, plus John Legend and More New Songs!
We’ve released new songs from John Legend, Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, and Lord Huron. We’ve also added a number of modern classics to our songs library as well from Linkin Park, The White Stripes, Cage the Elephant and The Raconteurs. You can learn how to play key songs from all of these great artists right now.
Posted May 2, 2019
Wish You Were Here Song Lesson Released!
“Wish You Were Here” is a song by the English rock band Pink Floyd and was released in 1975 on the album of the same name. Roger Waters and David Gilmour wrote the song together and it remains one of the most iconic songs of all-time.
Dave will show you how to play “Wish You Were Here” which features a 12-string acoustic guitar as well as a six-string acoustic that repeats the intro riff a number of times before the vocals are introduced. There’s also a third guitar, an electric guitar used for the slide sections that give the song its signature haunting and melancholic sound.
Posted March 29, 2019
Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019 - Everything You Need to Know
Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019, founded by guitar hero Eric Clapton is a music festival coming to the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas from September 20 through the 21st. This will be the fifth event in the festival’s history and all profits will go towards fighting substance abuse.
Posted March 8, 2019
5 Most Popular Female Artists on Guitar Tricks!
It’s International Women’s Day and to celebrate, we want to highlight our most popular song lessons on female-led artists and bands.
Posted February 1, 2019
Lesson Page Updated for 2019
Hey everyone. Billy here from Guitar Tricks! As you may have noticed, we updated our lesson page. You may want to think about the new lesson page as two halves, the top half and the bottom half. The top half houses the lesson video and the notation, while the bottom half has more information like the lesson description, tutorial content and progress, which we recently updated. Here’s how it all works.
Posted January 24, 2019
Fingerpicking with ElixirÂ® Strings
Guitar strings are arguably one of the most important elements of any guitar. You can't play guitar without strings! If you talk to any guitar player, you’ll know that everyone has their string preferences. If you ask a guitar player which brand of guitar strings they prefer, they will usually give you the same answer: Elixir® Strings.