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Are Guitar Strings Important for Recording?

Guitar strings are frequently overlooked when it comes to tone. Many players don’t think that strings matter when in reality a great amount of tone quality depends on it. Of course, the quality of strings is important but also string gauge and string type matter.

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A love song to “And I Love Her”

“And I Love Her” is a Lennon-McCartney composition from the 1964 album “A Hard Day’s Night,” the Beatles’ third studio album. The Beatles’ first two albums included covers along with original compositions, but this album is all originals by Lennon and McCartney. The soundtrack was written intentionally for use in a movie feature of the same name. This song was included on the A side in the British release and on the B side in the American release, with an instrumental arrangement of the song appearing on the A side.

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How to Sound Like U2’s The Edge

If you are a fan of the Irish pop rock band U2, it may be because of the unique sound of the guitars and vocals. Their guitar player simply known as The Edge uses a specific combo of pedals and guitar amps to get his signature sound. In this article we will look at the pedals he uses and how his style of playing helps create the famous U2 guitar tone.

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Songwriting Lessons from The Beatles

Unfortunately there are no simple approaches to being able to play every Beatles song. One of the reasons they were so popular is because they were influenced by a huge variety of styles. However there are some guitar chords, progressions, and tones that stand out in their music. In this lesson we will look at how to play songs by The Beatles for all guitar skill levels.

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Deconstructing Electric Guitar Strings: Materials, Design and What They Do Best

Electric guitar strings are the most crucial component of producing great tone. (Aside from guitar picks, they are also the least expensive guitar accessory!) Strings are the “vocal cords” of a guitar, and the set we select fundamentally shapes our instrument’s voice. However, with so many different kinds of electric guitar strings available, it can be difficult to decipher what makes each special. Even more daunting is figuring out which type of string is best suited for the music you love to play.

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Guitar Strings and Styles

One of the most important factors in playing guitar is the string you choose! Of course your technique and approach are a big factor, but the quality and style of your string can make all the difference in the final sound.

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A Crash Course in Alternate Tunings

Is your playing in a rut? Are you looking for something to spark your creativity and experimentation? The solution may lie in a few twists of your machine heads. Dive in as we journey to the land of alternate tunings!

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