Beginner Guitar Amp Recommendations (Updated 2021)

Learn about beginner guitar amplifiers, software modeling, and my top recommendations for each.  Amplifiers can change the sound of the guitar more than the guitar itself.  Today’s beginner amps can model expensive tube amplifiers for […]

AP-014: How do I measure signal latency?

Question How do I measure signal latency to improve my real-time use of modeling software? Answer If you use modeling software like Amplitube in real-time, you will need to understand signal latency. The round-trip latency […]

AP-013 What are your Favorite Exotic Chords?

Question What are your personal favorite 3 “exotic” or less commonly known guitar chords that you recommend for intermediate/advanced guitarists? Answer Exotic chords usually require a special rule to use it well. I don’t recommend […]

AP-008 How Do I Memorize Songs?

Question I started my music course this week and had to play a song from memory. I struggled to recall the chord progression without my safety net. Any advice on how to improve this please?

AP-007 Why are chords major or minor?

Question Why are chords called major chords or minor chords? ~Tony Answer Major and minor chords have a difference in one particular note, the third.  Let’s look at how it gets that name through a […]

AP-005 – Why do guitars have dots?

Question I am a rank beginner to the guitar. I am trying to learn the function of the fretboard. The guitar I have borrowed is classical with 12 frets. How do I transfer what I […]

Guitar Cable Recommendations

Learn how to choose a durable cable that also gives you the best tone.  I will also give you my top 3 recommended guitar cables.

How to Practice the Guitar

When asked, how I practice the guitar, I tell people that the secret is to practice a little each day.  The hardest part is staying motivated and focused.  Practice is all about putting the work […]

Where to Buy Guitar Gear

I often get asked where I buy my guitars. I’ve purchased 11 guitars to date. I have purchased them from small local stores, large retail stores, online, and from private parties.  I’m going to give […]

Guitar Tuner Recommendations

One of the most important accessories to buy is a digital guitar tuner. Digital Tuners Digital tuners are any type of tuner that uses electronics to tune your guitar.  There are two basic types: a […]

Twas the Night Before Rocking

A few years ago, I adapted the lyrics to “Twas the Night before Christmas”. I hope you enjoy it! Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the stage Not a strummer was strumming, not […]