How to Hold Your Guitar

The electric guitar has been around for about 80 years, the steel string acoustic for about 150 years, and the nylon string classical for over 300. It should therefore come as no surprise that classical guitarists have figured out a thing or two about guitar...

Dropped D Tuning

There are many alternate tunings for the guitar and they can have some lovely and powerful results both musically and technically. Dropped D tuning is great to start with and is a perfect choice as the gateway to a host of new tuning possibilities. A well set up and...

How to Tune a Guitar

Are you wondering how to tune a guitar by ear or with a tuner? Today we’re going to discuss both methods and give you a good understanding of what exactly tuning is. A guitar string is brought up to a specific “tension” or “pitch” by turning the guitar machine...

Triads and Inversions

Over the last few decades Pop guitar styles have leaned more toward the ubiquitous power chord and overdriven amps and less toward the intricacies of solo guitar and harmony, melody and voice leading . For the player that wants to discover the inner workings of the...