All Guitar Articles

This is an unfiltered, chronological listing of every blog post ever written by me or a guest contributor. They’re the same articles you’ll find in the other categories. If you’re looking for something specific, you might have better luck looking in one of these categories:

How I Backpacked With a Guitar and Made Money

How I Backpacked With a Guitar and Made Money

I’ve always been a guitar lover, but until a year ago, I never would have thought I could travel around the world with my guitar and make money. For the past five years, I had been a corporate robot and decided that I wasn’t getting any younger. I wanted to see the world and have […]

7 Simple Mistakes Self-Taught Guitarists Make - and How to Fix Them

7 Simple Mistakes That Self-Taught Guitarists Make – And How to Fix Them

Being a guitar instructor means I often get to witness novice players doing some pretty weird things. I don’t mean pig’s blood and a chicken foot type weird–I mean “where on earth did you get that” kind of weird. Many of these errors in a guitarist’s technique or conceptual understanding come about by a simple […]

Playing Guitar Despite Physical Limitations

Do It Different: Playing Guitar Despite Physical Limitations

Last Updated: November 22, 2019 I’m probably the least-qualified person to be writing this post. When I was born I popped out with 2 arms, 2 legs, 10 fingers, and 10 toes. Everything was where it’s supposed to be and it all seemed to work okay. So, it was no problem for me to pick up […]

JamPlay.com Demo and Walkthrough

Is JamPlay.com Right for You? Video Demo and Walkthrough

Have you thought about signing up for a JamPlay.com membership, but weren’t sure if it was worth the price? Have you seen the ads everywhere online but been hesitant to pull the trigger? Well, let me help you decide by taking you through every nook and cranny of the JamPlay.com user interface. This post contains affiliate links, meaning, […]

11 Things My First Year Playing Guitar Taught Me

11 Things My First Year Playing Guitar Taught Me

After celebrating my first year anniversary with my guitar it’s time to look back on some awesome adventures and lessons learned. Lesson 1: it’s ok to suck after playing guitar for one year Yes. That’s right. Sure looks fun and easy whenever [insert name of your favourite guitarist here] does it, huh? No worries. There’s […]

D'Addario NS Micro Soundhole Tuner - Product Review

D’Addario NS Micro Soundhole Tuner Review

This post contains affiliate links, meaning, if you click through and make a purchase, I may earn a commission. This is at no additional cost to you. Learn more. This post contains affiliate links, meaning, if you click through and make a purchase, I may earn a commission. This is at no additional cost to […]

Guitar String Labels Demystified - Buy the Right Guitar Strings for Your Guitar

Guitar String Labels Demystified

You’ve had your new guitar a few months now, and the time has come for a fresh set of strings. You head to your local guitar store without much of an idea of what you like, want, or need–because you’ve decided you’ll just look around and figure it out once you get there. You walk into […]

What is the best beginner electric guitar?

What’s the Best Beginner Electric Guitar?

This post contains affiliate links, meaning, if you click through and make a purchase, I may earn a commission. This is at no additional cost to you. Learn more. Andrea asks: “What’s the best electric guitar you’d recommend for a beginner?” Hi Andrea: Since you specified that you want an electric guitar, I can jump […]

Guitar Care Warning: You May be Loving Your Guitar to Death

Warning: You May be Loving Your Guitar to Death

Last Updated: July 15, 2018 Hey, we love our guitars, right? We want to take care of them so they continue to give us a lifetime of joy and self-expression. However, when it comes to guitar care and our efforts to pamper our axes, it’s possible to overdo it–using too much stuff too often, or […]

Reader Question: Should I Loosen my Guitar Strings?

Should I loosen my guitar strings when I’m not playing it?

Mihail Asks: I play my guitar almost every day. Do I need to keep the strings loose or is it alright to keep the guitar tuned up? The Short Answer: Keep your guitar tuned up to pitch, especially if you play it regularly. There’s really no reason to detune a guitar that you play regularly […]