Articles On Learning Guitar Archives

Carlos Augusto Selva Santana is a Mexican American rock guitarist. Santana became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered rock, salsa and jazz fusion. The band’s sound featured his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin and African rhythms featuring percussion instruments such as timbales and congas not generally heard in rock music. Santana continued to work in these forms over the following decades. He experienced a resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s. Rolling Stone named Santana number 15 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2003. He has won 10 Grammy Awards and 3 Latin Grammy Awards. Santana was signed by CBS Records and went into the studio to record their second album. They were not satisfied with the release and decided changes needed to be made. This resulted in the dismissal of Bob Livingston. Santana replaced him with Mike Shrieve, who had…

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Tips On Amplifier Repairs In Sydney

Amplifier repairs in Sydney could appear too overwhelming for most. However, without the proper knowledge, anything can become messy and stressful. If you break it down, though, youll find that its just quite simple, really. Its as easy as mastering Come As You Are by Nirvana on the guitar. For those who dont play guitar, thats pretty darn easy. 1. Getting specific There are plenty of amplifier repair shops in Sydney so you need to get specific. The type of amplifier you have should drastically shorten your search for shops. Many shops work on amps but they will work on specifics types. This means: dont stop at the first amplifier repair shop in Sydney that you see. Look for a repair store that specializes in car amps, or guitar amps, or whatever amplifier you have. This way you know youre getting the most out of your repair. Its also important to insure theyve worked with the brand of your amp…

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Electric Guitar History

Electric guitar history is the story of the creation of one of the most popular instruments in music history. In the beginning of the twentieth century, the guitar had already proven itself to be a noteworthy instrument. Originally considered to be basically a folk instrument, the guitar had been established by formidable players such as Andreas Segovia as a serious performance instrument. The guitar was originally used as an accompanying instrument mostly used for rhythm or melodic accompaniment. In the ’20’s and ’30’s, however, the guitar was overpowered by the brass sections popular in Swing, Big Band and Jazz music. The acoustic guitar simply could not compete with the volume levels of the other instruments. Not even the addition of steel strings was sufficient to prevent the guitar from being drowned out by the other instruments. In early 1930, George Beauchamp, a Hawaiian guitar player and Adolph Rickenbacker, an electronics engineer, met at the Dopyra Brothers guitar manufacturer in Los…

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Playing Guitar Live

I really liked this article it made so much sense. Of course when you are trembling with fear or fumbling about trying to fix things, it’s not easy to relax or ignore the stress, but if you let your mind dwell in the fear place you’ll never manage it. Start by pretending you’re having fun and soon enough the tremble subsides and you will be. Playing Guitar Live You’re in a band. All of you are really motivated and rehearse a lot. At some point you’re finally ready to do your first show, so you book a gig. At the long awaited night you jump on the stage, but the show turns out to be a total nightmare. Your guitar sounds really weird, plus your bandmates don’t play even close to how they did on rehearsals. Not only that, but some piece of equipment breaks up and you don’t know what to do, so you end up spending 15 minutes…

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Chordie Guitar Chord Songbooks

Chordie is a search engine that lists popular songs with lyrics and guitar chords and tabs. Free to use and you can create your own songbooks of favourites. You can see my songbooks on the right by clicking on the blue link and going to Chordie. If You sign up for an account at Chordie you can import my songbooks and then delete what you don’t want and start adding your favourite songs.

Sound Loss With Decreasing String Gauge?

Do guitar strings noticeably lose sound with decreasing gauge? In this article Linus Schachten gives his opinion of tests on guitar strings to see if there is there is any sound loss.

Learn Electric Guitar New Years Resolution

Why wait for new year to start on your new years resolutions? If you always wanted to learn guitar, then the Jamorama website resources to learn guitar will make a great gift for someone you love or to yourself. Take advantage of this 75% Discount on Jamorama Download Edition (Limited time) $49.95 USD Only until Christmas Day! Click on the title to read more…

Christmas Through the Eyes of a Child

It’s Christmas again, a time when through the eyes of our children feel our hearts burst with happiness and gratitude. I hope you enjoy this song and the video and have a wonderful Christmas.

How To Get Advanced Guitar Lessons

There is only so much you can learn about playing a guitar by yourself. Sooner or later, you’ll want to get help from someone who is more advanced than you are so you can continue to improve your guitar playing.

Best Electric Guitar – Fender Stratocaster

The Fender Stratocaster is a great guitar to play for advanced guitarists, but is also perfect for beginners. Its the most beloved legendary guitar ever.

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