What’s A B7 Chord + (And How Do You Play It?)

B7 Open Position Chord - What's A B7 Chord

The tangy and bright B7 chord might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a quintessential rock song. What about chart-topping pop hits and emotional soul songs? This versatile chord lends itself to a plethora of unique sounding progressions time and time again. Just like Meghan Trainor, The Rolling …

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How to Use the MXR 10-Band EQ [Dedicated Tutorial]

MXR 10-Band EQ - How to Use the MXR 10-Band EQ (1000 × 700 px)

The MXR 10-band EQ is a popular choice among guitarists because it can take your guitar tone to the next level. It’s really crazy what you can accomplish with a basic EQ pedal. That said, guitarists are often unable to see the opportunities it presents, and therefore struggle to use it at its potential. Some …

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How to Use Your Guitar As A MIDI Controller [Full Guide]

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I was stunned when I found out just how powerful MIDI technology is today. Virtual instruments can produce entire backing tracks and songs with professional audio quality. I love using my MIDI keyboard, but as it turns out, there are even more options available. I recently discovered that I could use my guitar as a …

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What Guitar Chords Are Sad? [With Examples & Explanation]

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So, you’ve had your heartbroken, left but a shell of your former self, and the only way to free yourself from your misery is to pour your pain into your guitar. But how do you make your guitar sound sad? What are some chords that will get you that sound? In Western Music theory, we …

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The Best Picks for Guitar Strumming (Acoustic & Electric)

All the Picks - The Best Picks for Acoustic Guitar Strumming (1000 × 700 px)

Playing guitar like a pro is all about having complete control of your fingers. And to do that, you need to find a pick that fits you perfectly. While this is a personal preference, certain guitar picks are suited to specific music genres and guitar types.  When strumming, you need a flexible pick that cuts …

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How To Paint Guitar Picks [The Ultimate Guide]

How to Paint Guitar Picks (The Ultimate Guide)

When music becomes a part of your identity, it’s not unusual to look for ways to express your personality through your music and instruments. For many musicians, one way is to sport custom gear that’s unique to them. Custom guitar picks are just one example of this.  But ordering custom picks from online stores can …

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What Are the Most Beautiful Guitar Chords? [ANSWERED]

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We all start out our lives as beginner guitarists with a handful of simple chords. Wide-eyed and full of hope, we set about learning what looks like an endless supply of tunes from that handful. The supply of songs made with simple chords and simple structures appears to go on forever. So much music can …

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How to Use A Felt Pick on the Guitar [Step-By-Step Guide]

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Picks have been used by guitarists since they were invented many years ago and we use them to strum chords and pick notes with greater precision, and accuracy, and also to minimize the stress on our hands. Felt picks tend to be used by ukulele and bass players, but there’s no reason why guitarists can’t use …

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How to Use the MXR Isobrick (With A Demonstration)

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I wish I would’ve gotten one of these a lot sooner. That’s how I’m going to start the tutorial today because I feel it’s what best describes my feelings toward using the MXR Isobrick M238. In simple terms, the MXR M238 Isobrick allows you to power all of your pedals with one power supply. I …

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How to Use A BOSS RC-5 Loop Station [An Illustrated Guide]

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Are you ready to start looping finally? The BOSS RC-5 is a powerful loop pedal with a lot of functionality in a compact unit. But getting started with it can be a bit complex because there are so many things you can do with it and seemingly so few controls. I use the RC-5 every …

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