Category Archives: Guitar Information Articles

Guitar String Muting

String muting is another technique that can help you define your own personal style. There are two types of string muting, the palm mute with your picks hand and the string mute with your fret hand. They serve very different … Continue reading

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Kurt Cobain’s Overlooked Legacy: Guitar Teacher for a Generation

Kurt Cobain’s Overlooked Legacy: Guitar Teacher for a Generation By Chris Richards (AP) Kurt Cobain, voice of a generation. Also, that generation’s guitar teacher. April 5th marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. The grunge … Continue reading

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Blues Singer’s Woman Permitted To Tell Her Side

CLARKSDALE, MS–Ida Mae Dobbs, longtime woman of Willie “Skipbone” Jackson, called a press conference Tuesday to respond to charges levied against her by the legendary Delta blues singer. Ida Mae Dobbs, woman of blues singer Willie “Skipbone” Jackson (inset). “Despite … Continue reading

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Eric Clapton Wows Audience With Even Slower Version Of “Layla”

DULUTH, GA—Debuting yet another arrangement of the classic song Wednesday night, singer-guitarist Eric Clapton reportedly treated a sold-out crowd at the Gwinnett Center to an even slower, somehow mellower acoustic version of his original 1971 hit “Layla.” “When he played … Continue reading

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New Study Finds Only 88% Of Guitar Center Customers Become Famous Musicians

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA—Contradicting conventional wisdom that shopping at the musical instrument retail chain guarantees one a renowned and highly successful career in music, a new study released Monday revealed that a mere 88 percent of Guitar Center customers go on … Continue reading

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Guitar Music Fad Runs Course

CLEVELAND—Nearly six decades after electric-guitar-based rock and roll began its dominance of mainstream popular music, the fad has finally run its course, a group of fans, critics, and record industry executives confirmed Sunday. “At this point, who’d want to sit … Continue reading

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The Mystique Of Acoustic Guitar Solos

The Mystique Of Acoustic Guitar Solos The acoustic guitar still holds a fascination for music lovers even after all these decades of our ears being bombarded by electric guitar music. Electric guitarists love playing with the sounds they get from … Continue reading

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Guitar, Bass, and Ukulele Practice Methods That Work

There’s an old joke that goes : … “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” Answer : …. “Practice, practice, practice.” Here are some pointers that I have found to be very useful in developing good practice habits that will improve … Continue reading

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What to look for in a Guitar Humidifier

Dry weather or environments can cause irreparable damage to acoustic guitars, in the form of fine cracks in the wood. One way to supply additional humidity to your guitar is through a device known as a guitar humidifier. These devices … Continue reading

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The Influence Of Blues Guitar On Modern Music

Anybody interested in modern music sooner or later asks the question, “Where did it begin?” Well, if you leave blues guitar music out, you will not have much of an answer. So let us look at where the blues came from, where … Continue reading

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