If you have always wanted to learn how to play the guitar, you may not have been able to fulfil this wish for budget reasons. Taking up any musical hobby comes at a cost. There’s the one-off price to be paid for the instrument, and it’s accessories as well as the ongoing expenses, including sheet music and lessons. But learning to play the guitar is so enjoyable and rewarding that it seems unfair to let money get in the way. Fortunately, there are ways that you can cut down costs so that you can learn this fantastic skill without blowing your budget. Let’s take a look.
Starting a rock 'n' roll band is the dream of so many young people worldwide. But not enough of them succeed because they don’t take it seriously. Either that or they’ve not thought the steps through enough. Here are a few great tips for starting your very own rock 'n' roll band.
Whether you’re a little-bit country like Taylor Swift, or rock n’ roll like Lzzy Hale, a pick should fit your signature style. Guitar Girl Magazine looked at numerous pick manufacturers to bring you many options and styles to explore. As...
Are you a rock and roll fan? Is jazz music more your style? Or, are you a fan of classical music? Whatever style of music you like, you can easily learn to play your favorite songs and music genre on the guitar.
For many musicians who are trying to break into the music industry, the cost of paying a professional sound engineer to record a demo CD is just too high. So, instead, many musicians have started learning how to record their music themselves.
So what does it take to become a great guitarist, or a great musician, or a great anything for that matter? Well in the words of Chris ‘Izzy’ Cole from the movie Rockstar, it’s just a matter of wanting it bad enough and being willing to work hard enough. Sounds pretty simple, right? Well it’s not. The journey of mastering the guitar is both a joyous and arduous one. And in today’s article we bring you Guitar Girl Magazine’s top 10 guitar practice tips to help you make the most out of your time spent with the instrument.
You don’t have to be a lighting technician to understand that stage lighting can enhance any band’s musical performance. Scene: the lights dim, the fog machine mists the darkness. Spotlights follow the band as they make their way to their positions on stage. The first note of your favorite song erupts into colors of blue, purple and red. You are entranced into that very moment of rock n’ roll.
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There are three basic types of players in the guitar universe. First you have the casual players who just want to be able to jam along to a few of their favorite songs with their friends. Then you have the moderately serious players who actually get pretty good at the instrument, join a band and sometimes even make a career out of this. And then you have the guitar fanatics. The Malmsteens, the Hendrixs and the Steve Vais. And for them playing guitar is not just a hobby or a career. It is a religion. And like Moses and his Ten Commandments for the Israelites, there are Ten Commandments that we at Guitar Girl Magazine think that every aspiring guitarist should follow.
You know as a guy I’m in no way an expert or an authority on makeup, but a few years ago while watching my girlfriend at the time try out all kinds of funky makeup tricks, I realized that when done right, it’s actually an incredibly fascinating form of art. And while watching her learn to do all these crazy things with her eye liners and her eye shadows, I realized that there were actually quite a few simple lessons that I could learn from her as a guitarist.