Guitar Tricks Blog
Posted June 21, 2019

Circle of Fifths on Guitar Explained!

The Circle of Fifths is a concept used in music theory that shows the relationship between all of the musical keys. The circle is also used to show the number of sharps and flats in a particular key, which is helpful to understand the relationships between major and minor keys as well. Finally, the concept gets its name because the Circle of Fifths is presented as a circle of musical keys, these are all separated by degrees of a fifth. 

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Posted June 14, 2019

Nylon Guitar Strings - 5 Must Knows

nylon guitar strings

Nylon guitar strings are guitar strings that are made from nylon. Generally, the treble strings are made out of pure nylon while the bass strings are wrapped in metal so that they're heavier. Nylon guitar strings are great for a number of reasons. They're lighter, and easier on your fingers. This is helpful if you're just beginning to play guitar. They also last a long time and sound great. Here are five things you should know about using nylon strings on your guitar.

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Posted June 7, 2019

Tonewoods for Acoustic Guitars Explained

Tonewoods on guitar refers to the wood that is used to assemble a guitar. Tonewoods are interesting because guitars use different types of wood on the neck and the body. There are some guitars that are made of the same type of wood across both neck and body, but those aren’t as common. 

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Posted June 1, 2019

How to Train Your Ear with String Bending

All guitar players should learn to train their ears so they are able to accurately listen for pitch relative to its starting point. This will help all of us when it comes to playing along with a song and trying to work out which chord or note is next, or being able to make creative decisions about pitch mid guitar solo. This lesson won’t give you perfect pitch, but it will improve your string bending and your ability to target a pitch. This is the first step to training your ears to identify every detail of the music you play.

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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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