How To Solo On Guitar, Part 1 – Speaking Lessons… For Your Fingers!!

Gorilla playing guitar! CARTOONED

Ever heard a Best Man or Maid of Honor give a speech wedding reception and think, “Wow – they’re really eloquent!”? Or maybe you’ve visited the other side of the tracks, where somebody got up to speak and it was little more than an embarrassment or a parody of what a speech should be! Either …

How To Play Guitar For Beginners, Pt. 5 – The KEYS Of Your Success!

Guitar Frets & Keys HORIZONTAL

Have you ever gone to a foreign country?? If so, did you try to speak their language?? If so, then you know how exhilarating it can be to have a firm grasp on the basics and know how to communicate without fumbling over your words. Before I moved to Germany years back, I study German …

How To Play A Bass Guitar, Pt. 2 – Splash Those Colors!!

Whale-splashing CARTOONED with BASS

  One of my favorite artists is Van Gogh. I have his painting called “Café Terrace at Night” hanging in our kitchen. Van Gogh is known for using vibrant colors in his creations. He would often paint an object using bright colors you would never see on the object in real life. That’s probably a …

The 4 Cable Method – Now We’re Cookin’!!

4 cables FEATURED

Okay, who likes to cook??? Anybody?? Any galloping gourmets in the audience today??! I like to cook when I don’t have to, especially when it’s a HUGE project that takes 4 or 5 HOURS to complete plus an overnight marinating! One thing I’ve learned from cooking (and from watching my wife’s favorite show, “The Great …

How To Play Guitar For Beginners, Part 4 – Practicing Like A Legend!!

Blue Guitar Boy CARTOONED

John Coltrane. Eddie Van Halen. Charlie Parker. Andrés Segovia. Sean Barrett. Steve Vai. All famous musicians known for their extensive commitment to practicing. We’re talking hours, people. Hours and hours and hours and HOURS. Every day, at least for a certain period in their lives. If we’re gonna talk about how to play guitar for …

Easy Guitar Songs For Beginners – Rock Star Shortcuts 101!!

Easy guitar songs are great for little girl rockers

Audiences love easy guitar songs! I’ve been playing gigs with just me and a couple guitars for decades now. A lot of time and energy goes into carefully choosing and charting songs from various decades in our past. It’s all for the goal of bringing smiles and good memories to people’s faces and minds. Because …

How To Gain Stage, Pt. 1 – Launching Your Guitar Tone!

gain stage Cartoon 2

(Editor’s Note: Hey, gearheads! Teaj here. Please help me welcome a good friend of mine, fellow G.A.S. sufferer and new blog author to our site: Mr. Sean Barrett. He’ll be sharing his expertise in the pro audio field from time to time, and you’re sure to dig what he’s layin’ down. Take it away, Sean… …