Guitar Tricks Blog
Posted May 15, 2019

The Beatles Songs and Signature Chords

the beatles songsIt’s often been joked that a lot of music can be played with just a handful of chords, and this is also true of the music from John, Paul, George and Ringo. As The Beatles grew in popularity and acclaim, so did their music. From the early days of With the Beatles to Let it Be, they experimented with the basic foundations of their work. We’ll take a look at some of the opening chords of a few key songs, and see how the band progressed and employed varying

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Posted May 7, 2019

How to Learn the Notes on Electric Guitar with Marc Seal

When it comes to guitar-playing, it’s super important to be able to find specific notes on the guitar’s neck at will. At first, this seems like an impossible task since the neck features a bunch of notes spread across 22 or more frets and six or more strings! So how does one memorize where each note is? Luckily, Marc Seal has a bunch of great tips for you.

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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.

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Posted April 25, 2019

10 Songs from the Avengers, X-Men and other Comicbook Movies and TV Shows

the avengers themeAvengers: Endgame is here and it marks the end of an entire saga of films that stretches for over an entire decade. From the very beginning, movies based on Marvel Comics have always featured an assortment of music that perfectly fit the action on screen just as the Infinity Stones fit perfectly in a magical gauntlet. Here are 10 songs from Marvel movies that are not only a ton of fun to listen to, but they're also a lot of fun to play on guit

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Posted April 18, 2019

Vibrato and Tremolo Systems Explained!

vibratoVibrato systems on a guitar is a device, usually a tremolo arm, or whammy bar, that is attached to the guitar’s body and is used to change the tension of the strings, which gives the instrument a vibrato-like quality.

The vibrato sound resembles a pulsating change in pitch, or another way to think about it is a when a singer sings a note and holds it, but the note sort of vibrates. There are a number of systems used on guitar to give you a vibrato effect, but before we get into that, let&

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