Share This: Music Theory, Should it be learned? Music theory is being able to understand modes and notes and a whole bunch of complicated stuff. As you can see, I never learned music theory. This article is going to be aimed more towards the beginner to intermediate players. If you were an expert, you wouldn’t need this advice. It Matters where You are in Your Playing If you’re a beginner, don’t even bother learning all of th...

Share This: This is a different kind of post. I remember when I first picked up the guitar. I had dreams and aspirations of the things I would do with that guitar. I wrote a note to myself to never quit and never stop playing and trying to go pro. I totally did  what I told myself not to. I used to sit down playing guitar and wondering if I could be a famous musician before I would graduate college.  wanted to be rich and famous. I used to wat...

Best Cheap Christmas Gifts for Guitar Players
Misc. / December 1, 2016

Best Cheap Christmas Gifts for Guitar Players You want to buy a gift for a guitar player but you don’t want to spend that much money. That’s perfectly fine. There are some great and inexpensive gifts you can buy for somebody who plays guitar. If you want to find the best gifts for a guitar player you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to go show some cool and thoughtful guitar gifts that are relatively in...

Thanksgiving Break and Holiday announcement
Misc. / November 27, 2016

Share This: Hope everyone had a nice thanksgiving! From this point on I’ll be uploading once a week, and I have some really cool articles planned for Christmas time coming out this week. Stay Tuned! Ryan

The Goal of this Website
Uncategorized / November 17, 2016

Share This: The goal of this website is for any guitar player of any level to feel comfortable and learn at the same time. This is why the comments are always open to anybody that wants to ask a question and my email is always open to anybody with questions. I want to teach everybody to play the guitar that don’t really know anything about guitars and I want to add on to the knowledge the intermediate players have. I also want ...

How to Increase Your Playing Speed
Mini Lessons / November 10, 2016

Share This: How to Increase Your Playing Speed We all want to be able to play super fast like Yngwie Malmsteen, but a lot of times we don’t know how to start and the task seems so overwhelming and time costly that we never even start. We just want to wake up one day being able to play notes at the speed of light. If you’re on this website then you’re probably not super experienced with a guitar, and that’s oka...

How to Change Tunings on a Floyd Rose Equipped Guitar
Mini Lessons / November 3, 2016

Share This: Changing Tunings on a Floyd Rose Changing tunings is something that every guitar player hates doing. Every guitar player hates changing tunings on a floyd rose equipped guitar 10x more though. Everybody loves their Floyd Rose until they have to tune it, this takes me at least 15 minutes to do. What is a Floyd Rose? If you’re asking this then you probably have seen it and heard it but have never known what it was. Th...

Is There a Separate Realm for Picks?
Misc. / October 30, 2016

Share This: Where do Picks go when they get lost?!?! This is going to be kind of a rant. We all have had this happen to us. Picks fall out of our hand to never be seen again. I have lost hundreds of picks over the years and I still don’t know where most of them have gone. How the heck do picks get lost so easily?! I am so careful when handling my picks because I know that one slip up can cause me to lose the pick forever. I sta...

The Minor Pentatonic Scale: Key to Soloing Heaven
Mini Lessons / October 26, 2016

Share This:  The Minor Pentatonic Scale The minor pentatonic scale is THE most important scale you can learn as a guitar player. It is the most used scale in rock and blues and even in genres like jazz. Almost every solo you could possibly hear in popular rock and metal songs are made from parts of the Minor Pentatonic Scale. Van Halen, Zakk Wylde, Kirk Hammett, you name him and he knows the pentatonic scale. Purple Haze by Jimi Hend...

Your First Guitar Chords
Mini Lessons / October 25, 2016

Share This: So you’ve just gotten your first guitar and you want to learn the chords. I’m proud of you for coming here to learn the basics first. A lot of people think they can just pick up a guitar and be a rock star with one day of practice. After learning these basic chords, you can go onto learning some songs from the list of beginner guitar songs to make you feel like a rockstar. These diagrams might be a little conf...

What are some good picks?
Info / October 22, 2016

Share This: Picks Picks aren’t really a hot subject in the guitar world but they should be. A lot of people that are starting to get into picks are the ones that are starting to play faster and faster licks. That is when you notice how much a pick really matters. It matters when you want to play fast, and it can even change your sound for other things that are played slowly. When you’re playing an acoustic guitar and you ...

Should You Learn Music Theory?
Advice / October 19, 2016

Share This: Music Theory, Should it be learned? Music theory is being able to understand modes and notes and a whole bunch of complicated stuff. As you can see, I never learned music theory. This article is going to be aimed more towards the beginner to intermediate players. If you were an expert, you wouldn’t need this advice. It Matters where You are in Your Playing If you’re a beginner, don’t even bother learning...