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Five Songs That Forever Changed Electric Guitar

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Electric Guitar Hasn’t Been The Same Since…

It’s a rare occurrence when a single song changes everything, but I’m going to list five songs that forever changed how electric guitar was played.

While Jazz musicians had been using electric guitars since the 1930’s, the later half of the 20th century saw the emergence of the electric guitar in mainstream music. This new spin on an old instrument provided the guitarist with more versatility over his instrument.  The guitarist also had the ability to alter and change the sound by using effects which enabled new experimentation.

Through the years a plethora of great electric guitar music has hit the airwaves, but the gems of songs found on this list stand out as turning points in the direction of the instrument. These songs did not create quickly fading fads, but changed how people played the electric guitar for all time.Read More »Five Songs That Forever Changed Electric Guitar

Easy Guitar Solos

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Many people would say that there aren’t many super easy guitar solos out there. After all, the solo is a time for the guitarist to show off a little. For a beginning guitarist they all seem hard. We’ll we poked an prodded to find easy guitar solos that would be a good starting point for aspiring soloists. Again, they aren’t easy in the sense that, say, an open C chord is.  You’ll want to be prepared to bend a string now and then and you’ll want to be comfortable with playing quick hammer-ons and pull-offs.

The journey to play guitar solos begins with a first step, so dive on in and give these easy guitar solos a try. You might not be able to play them up to speed right away, but if you keep practicing you’ll eventually get there!Read More »Easy Guitar Solos

“Best Of Both Worlds” by Van Halen

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