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An Iconic Trail Of Acoustic Pop: What Kind Of Guitar Does Taylor Swift Play

A lot of musicians can’t get around the fact that Taylor Swift is primarily a songwriter and a performer. Actually, Swift has never proclaimed she’s a professional guitarist. I’d say she’s proven brilliance in amassing popularity via her narrative songwriting, which focuses on the setbacks and affection stories she’s stumbled upon. She ingeniously pairs her …

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What Kind Of Guitar Did B.B. King Play?

It was 1949 in a flaring Arkansas dance hall when young legendary bluesman B.B. King learned that the fight that started the fire was over a woman named Lucille. Ever since that day, the king of blues started using the name “Lucille” for all his guitars, from Gibsons to Fender Telecasters. It’s important to keep …

What Kind of Guitar Does James Taylor Play


What Kind of Guitar Does James Taylor Play?

We’ve seen fire and we’ve seen rain, but we’re yet to see anyone come close to James Taylor’s unique interpretation of folk-rock music. Albums like Sweet Baby James, New Moon Shine, and Gorilla, just to name a few, will forever have a special place in the hearts and souls of many.  James Taylor can play …

What Kind of Guitar Does Garth Brooks Play


The Holy Grail of Steel Strings: What Kind of Guitar Does Garth Brooks Play

Back in 1996, Garth Brooks was readying up for his most sought-after world tour in Atlanta. The country legend was overhyped to throw his virtuosic albums “Fresh Horses” and “Sevens” to the masses.  He used to rock a Takamine EN15C for his records, including my all-time favorite “The Change” that still arouses the sentiments of …

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Best Gifts for Guitar Players in 2024

Do you have a guitar player in your life and want to find them the perfect gift? Even if your friend or family member already has several guitars, there are many other related gifts that he or she will love. There are many awesome gifts that your guitarists may find useful, or wouldn’t buy for …

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How to Sing and Play Guitar at the Same Time

Despite how at ease legendary guitar-playing frontmen like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Gary Moore seem to be while rocking the stage, singing while playing the guitar is fairly challenging.  The level of difficulty that you’re going to face as a guitarist trying to sing with your hands on the fretboard depends on your experience …

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What Age Is Best to Start Guitar Lessons?

All extracurricular music activities can be remarkably beneficial for adolescents. Studies indicate that music training can positively affect cognitive skills, school grades, personality, and more.  According to another study, music students tend to score notably higher than non-musical peers in maths, science, and English. Not to mention other effects beyond the scope of this post.  …

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Fender Play vs Guitar Tricks – Which Is Better?

Both Fender Play and Guitar Tricks are brilliant online guitar course programs, but with Fender Play arriving only recently to the scene, can it compete with the 2 decades Guitar Tricks has offered its customers? We looked at each program’s content, instructors, video quality, website interface, and of course, the price. Which online guitar course …

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All Stringed Awards: The Best Guitarist In The World

Have you ever wondered, who’s the best guitarist in the world? Talking about a single player as the best guitarist in the world would be tremendously unfair. So, in this article, we will examine the most notorious guitarists alive and of all time by several categories, to pay homage to the best guitarists in the …

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How To Play Lead Guitar

It’s time to step out of the shadows and finally be the guitar hero you want to be! Perhaps you’ve been practicing hard the solo parts of your favorite songs, or maybe you’re tired to play the rhythm bits and are ready to move on to a greater challenge. In this article, you will learn …

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How To Learn To Play An Acoustic Guitar

Perhaps you found in the garage the old guitar that your dad or grandpa used to play in those long summer days. Maybe, you saw an exciting performance, and you’re considering buying an acoustic guitar for yourself. In this article, you will find the basic stuff you need to know if you’re asking how to …

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Different Types Of Guitars – Everything You Need To Know

What comes to your mind when you think about the guitar? Maybe a red and white electric guitar? Perhaps a more classical, wooden guitar? Actually, there are a ton of instruments that can be called guitars. In this article, we will talk about many different types of guitars you can choose from. Acoustic guitar Throughout …

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5 Fun Guitar Riffs To Learn

Let’s face it; learning the guitar can be difficult. The first steps of learning are mostly aimed at the theoretical side of the guitar, like chords, scales, and notes. While this is all essential, maintaining enthusiasm while a tutor grinds through the basics like a school teacher can and does put many people off. Between …

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The Legacy Of The Best Guitar Player In the World: Robert Johnson

After a few too many, you ask your friends, “Who’s the best guitar player in the world?” If they don’t reply with, “me” they’ll choose from the ever-growing myriad of great guitarists. Jimmy Page, Steve Vai, Eric Clapton, Django Reinhardt, Keith Richards, Muddy Waters, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, Josh Homme, the list goes on. You …