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Comments Off on Dealing with Guitar Feedback

Dealing with guitar feedback can be a pain. Basically, feedback happens when speakers amplify the sound, then that sound travels back to the microphone and is again amplified, and in travels through the speakers again. This can happen so quickly that its own frequency is created, resulting in the shrieking noise of feedback. Most musicians find feedback to be a negative experience when they are trying to play their song. Feedback can also occur, though, when there is high gain in the output of the guitar. There are many ways that you can help control feedback, but there are also ways to increase the chances of feedback occurring. We need to reiterate that feedback only occurs in a system that is at a point of residence in high gain. Though it can be challenging to control feedback, it is possible. Preventing Guitar Feedback We will first look at a few […]

Comments Off on Guitar Practice for Children

There’s a good chance that your child chose to play the guitar if they are taking lessons. Unlike other instruments, it’s usually the child’s choice to begin playing a guitar. Taking guitar lessons specifically for kids is a great place to start, especially when the lessons are geared toward their age. Of course, the only way your child will truly learn the guitar is by practicing regularly. When your child chooses to play a specific instrument, it can be a unique challenge to practice. They may believe they will begin sounding like a rock star with little to no effort. Before long, they may become disillusioned and discouraged by their lack of progress. If you decide to give them a strict practice regiment, you may do them more harm than good. Since your child is interested in playing the guitar for fun, practice should be enjoyable. Recommendations for Practice Just […]

Comments Off on Things to Consider Before Buying a Guitar

Are you considering purchasing a new guitar? If so, that is a big decision. Buying a guitar can be a big investment, especially if you are looking for a higher end brand or model. In fact, you can spend hundreds to thousands on purchasing a new guitar, depending on what you are looking for. Before you decide to make a purchase, it is important to do a lot of research. How should you start researching, though? There are so many brands available, which can make it hard to determine which guitars are worth the money. You should also think about what is really needed to keep you playing and practicing to perfect your music. When determining which guitar you should buy, whether you are a beginner or professional, there are a few questions you should ask yourself. Below are five of those questions to consider. 1. Does the guitar sound […]

Comments Off on How to Choose a Bass Guitar

If you are interested in learning the bass guitar, and are unsure if the bass guitar is a good fit for you, it is best to purchase a starter bass. Most starter bass guitars can be found for under $200. In comparison, professional models can cost more than $1000. Of course, as with anything else, you typically get what you pay for. Though it may be tempting to buy a vintage Fender for $5000, the beginner instruments are best to start with since they will help you get through the early phases of learning the guitar. Set a budget before searching for your bass guitar and get a better understanding of what you are looking for. This will help you make an informed decision on what to buy. When I was working in lawn care, my budget was very limited, but I found a great bass guitar for a price […]