How do Guitar Pickups Work?

guitar pickup close up

We’ve explored how an acoustic guitar works, how an amplifier works, and even how guitar pedals work.  Today we’re going to explore an important part of how electric guitars work.  I’ve done a great deal of research on the subject of pickups, and today I’m going to share my findings.  Here are the things we’re … Read more

Beginner’s Guide to Guitar Pedals Pt. 2

Pedalboard with guitar pedals on and off the board

In the last article, we talked about various guitar pedals and how they sound.  Today we’re going to discuss the following: How to Connect a Single Guitar Pedal How to Connect Multiple Guitar Pedals Plan Your Pedalboard Powering Your Guitar Pedals 3 Important Things When Powering Your Pedalboard Voltage Polarity Amperage How to Arrange the … Read more

The Beginner’s Guide to Guitar Pedals

Guitar Pedals on floor connected. One stompbox is activated with a foot.

Effects pedals are an essential part of a guitarist’s sound and tone. It’s what helps us recognize the guitar tones of Eddy Van Halen or Randy Rhoads.  I’ve done the research to create this quick Beginner’s Guide to help you get a better understanding of all the different types of guitar pedals. In this guide, … Read more

How a Guitar Amplifier Works

tone knobs of a guitar amplifier

We’ve covered a few topics on this site such as how to tune your guitar, how to choose guitar strings, and even how an acoustic guitar works.   Today we’re taking a look at how a guitar amplifier works.  I’ve done some extensive research and have compiled the best information into one article for you to … Read more

Easy Guitar Riffs

Here on the site we’ve discussed how to get started playing the guitar, how to tune up. But now let’s talk about some easy guitar riffs or easy guitar chord songs you can learn how to play.   In my 10 years of teaching guitar I’ve been asked by many students of all levels how to … Read more

How to Choose Guitar Strings

Guitar strings from the bridge

We’ve talked about how an acoustic guitar works, how to tune your strings, and even how to learn how to play the guitar.  Let’s talk about how to choose strings for your guitar.   This was one of the things that was confusing about the guitar.  I once thought that all the strings are the same.  … Read more

How to Tune Your Guitar

Guitar tuner

If you’re new to the guitar, one of the first things you’ll want to learn is how to tune your guitar.  Without this, your guitar isn’t going to be making the sounds you want it to make.  You’ll be thinking that you aren’t progressing, when in fact, it’s your guitar that isn’t in tune. I … Read more

How to Learn to Play Guitar

Teacher and Students of guitar

As a guitar teacher, I’ve had many first lessons with beginner students.  Over the years I would get questions like, “What do I need to play the guitar?” or “How do I learn to play the guitar?”. Today, I’m going to share with you the first steps that every guitar player should take: Find the … Read more

How an Acoustic Guitar Works

How does an acoustic guitar work?

The acoustic guitar is an intriguing instrument. It is incredibly versatile and can be used in many different kinds of music and styles, from pop, country, blues, and many more.  But have you ever wondered how an acoustic guitar works?  Today, we’re going to talk about how the acoustic guitar makes all its beautiful sounds … Read more