All Things Guitar

What is Alternate Picking and How to Master It

A lot of beginner guitarists, and even some intermediate players, have the bad habit of playing the strings using only downstrokes. If it has been a while now since you started playing the guitar, surely you already know what alternate picking is – the combination of downstrokes and upstrokes. Alternate picking is essential for all …

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Types of Electric Guitar According to Body Shapes (Part II)

In Part 1 we covered 5 types of electric guitar body shapes – Stratocaster, Telecaster, Les Paul, SG and PRS. Now it is time to cover some more. Semi-Hollow Body Type The semi-hollow guitar is based on having a “tone block” that runs down the center of the body of the instrument. This reduces feedback …

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Types of Electric Guitar According to Body Shapes (Part I)

You are probably already familiar what an electric guitar is but let’s still cover the basics. An electric guitar is a guitar that requires external amplification in order to be heard at typical performance volumes. It uses one or more pickups to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals, which ultimately are reproduced …

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