Left handed guitarists the world over have always had few options regarding availability of left handed guitars. This has always been the case, but in recent times several major guitar manufacturers have completely turned their backs on left handed guitarists and have stopped making left handed guitars altogether. When you do find a left handed guitar in a shop somewhere it is normally priced 10-20 percent extra! What is that really? A “penalty fee” for being a left handed guitarist? Not acceptable!
Here are some really great bargains for all of you out there with the cash-money to burn that you saved on your guitar education through the JAMORAMA LEAD GUITAR course. Head to ebay and type in Gibson – it’s a fresh month for big name celebrities! Lets put our collective money where are mouths are […]
There`s often something in the human condition that makes one feel one “oughta be someplace else”, to paraphrase the great John Steinbeck, and that compulsion or feeling might be even more exaggerated in the mind of the musician and especially the songwriter seeking inspiration. Personally I would call the travel experience a pre-requisite food for […]
The guitar plugs directly into your PC too so there`s no need for clunky interfaces or stuff like that that needs configuring and the supplied axemaster software is a fully-featured guitar fretboard diagram creation tool, as well as a platform for integrated HTML-based guitar lessons. The best part about AxMaster is it is totally customizable. The chords and scales can be lit up in any key, any fret range, and in any string combination so the player can experiment to their hearts delight. Precise open tunings can be tweaked and saved and lit up on the Fretlight guitar. No other learning system can match the power of AxMaster and a Fretlight guitar. The advanced player can also make custom chord and scale diagrams and insert them into a list, called a Macro. Here they can instantly recall those or step through them with the optional dual footswitch. A powerful Macro editor allows creation of custom progressions. Fully-loaded with our entire list of chords, scales, arpeggios, triads and more. Supports alternate tunings, one click modulation displays note locations on screen and on the Fretlight Guitar neck in real-time.
IF you’re a fan of country music then you`ll be familiar with the sweet, mellifluous sounds of the pedal steel – that smooth sliding, portamento characteristic of country music. Unlike other types of steel guitar, it uses foot pedals and knee levers to affect the pitch and a slide, (the steel), to fret the strings. […]
At last… back by popular demand and fully loaded – it`s an introduction to the BOSS RC-20XL loopstation filmed live at the Rotherham Acadamy by guitar tutor Danny Maddocks. So, if you’re interested in finding out a little bit about what the loopstation can do then hit play below and enjoy the video. Enjoy! Learn […]
What’s ten years old, a furious red colour and squeels when you stamp on it? NO, it’s not that; it’s the digitech whammy pedal. It’s been a decade since the Whammy pedal was introduced and now it has a permanent place in the history of rock and roll. The Whammy not only adds to your […]
The word “plectrum” is the Latinized form of the Greek πλῆκτρον (pléktron), “anything to strike with, an instrument for striking the lyre, a spear point” and that from the verb πλήττω (pletto), the Attic Greek form of πλήσσω (plesso), “to hit, to strike, to smite, to sting”. “Plectrum” has both a Latin-based plural, plectra (from […]
Here’s Ben talking you through the guitar selection process. Quite simply WONDERFUL! You can also find some more zen-like guitar selection ideas on this post choosing acoustic guitars. Cheers, Jake Edwards
One key variable is its interplay with your pickup. The closer you bring the EBow to a magnetic pickup that is on, the louder and brighter the sound. This only happens very close to the pickup. This is called the playing area. You can vibrate the string anywhere along its length from the nut to the bridge, but the dramatic volume change occurs only very near a pickup that is on. Staying in this small playing area gives you lots of control over the tone and volume dynamics.