Guitar Tricks Blog
Posted August 8, 2019

The Who Songs and a New Playlist Collection

the who songs

The Who songs are some of the most recognizable rock songs ever, and for good reason. The Who is an English rock band that grew in prominence after being formed in 1968 by primary songwriter and guitarist Pete Townshend, lead vocalist Roger Daltry, bassist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon. Over the years, their work has put them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and have garnered them a number of Grammy Awards.

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Posted August 1, 2019

Guitar Shapes on Acoustic

guitar shapes

There are a number of different shapes and sizes when it comes to guitar. Jumbo is usually the largest shape for a guitar, while parlor refers to one of the smallest. Between these shapes are dreadnought, orchestra and concert sizes, which all have their uses and are great for playing different styles of music.

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Posted July 25, 2019

Guitar Harmonics - Tips and Tricks

guitar harmonics

A guitar harmonic is usually a note that is played but the string is muted slightly to dampen the vibrations, giving it a bell-like, ringing effect. Harmonics are most commonly played on the 12th fret but you can play them all over the neck. 

There are a bunch of great tricks when it comes to harmonics. Here are just a few. 

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Posted July 18, 2019

Phrasing - Musical Phrasing Explained!

phrasing - musical phrasing

Phrasing is how a guitar player presents their notes and licks within music. Usually musical phrases are short licks or notes, each separated by space, and are full of dynamics and emotion. B.B. King was a master of the blues and also used phrasing to create his signature sound. 

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Posted July 12, 2019

Arpeggios - Broken Chords Explained!

An arpeggio (ar-peh-jee-oh) is when notes in a chord are played individually in descending or ascending order. Instead of strumming a chord and hitting all of the notes at once, guitar players play arpeggios by picking the notes in succession.

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