by Edward D Cupler
Abstract: Most new guitar players and even some experienced
ones have trouble staying and playing in tune. I'll try
listing here some of the common mistakes and their solutions.
When putting new strings on your guitar you must always
make sure you stretch them as you tune them to pitch.
I always hold them down on the neck around the 24th fret
with my left hand while pulling them away from the guitar
body with my right hand. You don't have to use too much
muscle, a few firm tugs should do the trick.
|What is pitch correction?
- Can singers actually sing anymore?
by Michael Oliphant
Abstract: Not all that long ago, record producers
and engineers used to spend long hours with singers in
the studio making sure that they got the best possible
take of their performance. It was very important to make
sure that the singer sang everything in tune and that
there was no 'pitchiness' or parts of the melody that
were sung a little flat or sharp. This was critical for
it meant that when it came time to mix the track, there
was simply no way to correct a performance for pitch.
the Right Guitar
by Michael Setz
Abstract: Buying the right guitar can be a lot more
difficult than it seems. That's because there are a lot
of them to choose from; electric, acoustic, classical,
folk, hollow body, semi-hollow body, solid body, 12-string,
and 7 string just to name the more common ones. Which
one is right for you?
|How to Create Backing
Tracks If You Don't Play All the Instruments... or Any
by Seth Lutnick
Abstract: Congratulations! Your singing has become
amazing, and it's time the world knew. You've also written
some songs that are just kick you-know-what. They need
to be recorded, MP3ed and put on the net ASAP. But you've
got two problems. First, you can't afford a studio, let
alone a band for all this stuff. Second, you don't play
all, or any, of the instruments.
To Play Guitar Like a Pro!
by John Bilderbeck
Abstract: Having taught the guitar for many years,
I see the majority of beginners experiencing the same
problems and making the same mistakes over and over again
in their quest to learn how to play guitar. It's my job
to steer them through these problem areas.
|Boss Guitar Pedals
by John Witner
Abstract: If you are guitar player and you are in
the process of deciding on which guitar pedals or guitar
effects to buy, it can be a little tricky. We all want
to sound like ur rockstar idols but as we all know guitar
effects can be very expensive and there are literally
hundreds of them. Before you buy a pedal you must decide
first on your budget and what kind of music you want to
play, is it heavy metal, contemporary rock, blues, and
Rhythm - Three Tips for Guitar Beginners
by Darren Power
Abstract: If you are just starting out learning guitar
one of the hardest things can be getting a good rhythm
and keeping that rhythm going while you change chords
with your left hand. When I first started learning guitar
I would strum along happily until the chord change and
then my right hand would stop while I changed the position
of the left. This makes your playing sound terrible. In
fact if you can keep that right hand strumming or picking
the sequence, you will sound good. If you are a bit slow
with your chord changes and strum some open strings in
between you will still sound good. But lose that rhythm
and everybody knows that you are messing up.
Change Electric Guitar Strings
by Steve Bishop
Abstract: Did you know that a surprisingly high number
of guitar players dont know how to change electric
that is, they can change them, but
they dont do it properly! Heres a simple guide
to getting it right every time.