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How To Make Your Guitar Playing More Interesting | 7 Actionable Tips

If you’re a budding guitarist looking to add interest and variety to your playing, you’ve come to the right place! Here are 7 actionable tips for making your guitar playing more interesting:  1. Spice Up Your Chords Spicing up your chords is a fantastic way of livening up your rhythm parts. I’d recommend implementing the following two techniques:   Inversions This…

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Does A Band Need A Leader?

If you’ve recently formed or joined a band, you might be wondering if you need a dedicated ‘leader’. Whilst you may want each member to have a clear say in the direction of the project, you might also want somebody to call the shots and keep everything running smoothly.    So, does a band need…

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What Do Musicians Do All Day?

If you’ve recently attended a concert, you might be wondering what musicians actually do outside of their 90-minute set each evening. As a non-musician, it’s all-too-easy to assume musicians sleep-in until noon and party their days away. However, the reality of an average musician’s life is often a far cry from the typical ‘rockstar’ lifestyle they may…

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5 Essential Qualities Of A Great Band

If you’ve recently joined a band, or simply have a passion for music-making, you might be wondering what makes a band ‘great’. With so many bands fighting for the attention of both audience & industry, there are undoubtedly certain qualities that can set the ‘great’ bands apart from the rest of the crowd.   So,…

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Do Guitar Pickups Wear Out?

If you’re new to guitar maintenance, you’re probably wondering if the pickups on your guitar will ever wear out. You might’ve heard stories about touring guitarists changing their pickups at an alarming rate, or experienced issues with the pickups in a guitar you own.    So, do guitar pickups wear out? Guitar pickups do not ‘wear…

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Do Guitar Picks Wear Out?

If you’re a new guitarist, you’re probably curious about your guitar picks wearing out. You might be wondering how often you’ll have to buy picks, or maybe you’ve even started to see signs of wear on the picks you’ve been using.   So, do guitar picks wear out? Guitar picks will usually wear out following…