Guitar Tricks Blog
Posted March 5, 2020

5 Advanced Guitar Techniques to Learn

Advanced guitar techniques like sweep picking, travis picking, two-hand tapping open up a myriad of expression and creativity to playing. More than anything, the mastery of these techniques elevate the guitar into an instrument that is richer and fuller. Check out these five advanced guitar techniques every guitarist needs to learn. 

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Posted January 23, 2020

Country Guitar Licks You Can Learn Right Now

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Country guitar licks are like musical sentences strung together by different words, or musical notes. Guitar licks are a handful of notes that create short phrases and you can use these licks to help with your lead guitar playing and improvisation. 

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Posted December 18, 2019

What Key is this Song In - How to find the Key of a Song in 3 Steps

What key is this song in? That's a regularly-asked question when a guitarist wants to jam or play by ear. Guitarists can figure out how to find the key of a song with a few super easy methods. In this blog post we’ll go over a very simple way of playing the correct notes, even if you don’t know what key the song is in. 

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Posted December 5, 2019

5 Ways to Play the Pentatonic Scale

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The pentatonic scale is a five-note musical scale used by guitar players to solo, improvise, create riffs and licks. It may also be the most popular guitar scale because the box pattern is movable and playable all over the neck. 

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Posted November 14, 2019

Ghost Notes - What Are They?

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Ghost notes are notes that are muted by a single fretting hand and are displayed by an “X” on guitar tabs. According to our guitar glossary, they “create a percussive effect with a slight underlying hint of a specific note.” But ghost notes may also carry another meaning. Some ghost notes are muted, but other times, a ghost note is a note that can be optionally played, that is, they’re notes that are not required but are there to embellish a piece if the performer choose

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