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How To Install Aquila Red Series Strings Correctly


Aquila Red Series Installation Guide

Aquila Red Series strings are a highly complex, patented composition of Nylgut combined with copper powder designed to increase the density of the string to around twice that of standard Nylgut.

In doing so, a string of higher density can be produced without having to increase the string […]

Whatever You Do – Don’t Stop Playing

One thing that really bugs me about myself is my ability to get drawn into a new task and become so completely immersed in whatever it is, that I do nothing but that for weeks at a time.

Being able to focus on a project sounds like a good quality to have, […]

Thumb Wrap/Hook Style Bar Chords or 1st Finger Method

An age old problem encountered by beginner guitarists battling with bar chords is which way to finger them.

The most common method of fingering an average bar chord is to stretch your first finger across all six strings and finger the chord with your remaining 2nd, 3rd and 4th fingers.

Cheap Guitar Strings : Save Money With Mail Order Strings

All the guitar shops in my area have shut down. So Instead of travelling miles to the nearest store every week to get new strings, I now buy mine online and in bulk to save a load of cash.

I used to get my D’Addario electric and acoustic strings locally for £5 […]

Musicians & The Economic Crisis – Beating The Depression

We are constantly hearing in the news about the current global economic downturn and how every day thousands of people are loosing their jobs and local shops and businesses are being forced to shut their doors and close down for good.

Being musicians, we can be forgiven for thinking we should be […]

Jam Nights – Come & Have A Go Nights

Attending jam nights, or come and have a go nights are without doubt the best way amateur musicians and new bands can prepare themselves for a first gig or stage performance.

Busking is a great way of getting your self used to public exposure and can be quite a scary experience for those not […]

Why Learn Scales ? : The Maths Of Music

I was recently asked a good question by one of this sites regular visitors.

‘Why do I need to learn scales and what are their practical application in music ?’.

Scales are like the maths of music, the main reason to learn them is to give your self a […]

The Advantages Of Playing Guitar In A Standing Position

How do you play your guitar ?

If you asked most amateur guitarists whether they tend to sit or stand when they play, I reckon about 95% of them would say they sit.

Sitting is all very well if you just play the guitar as a leisurely hobby a few times a week […]

Bar Chords – Learning, Using & Implementing Them In Your Guitar Playing

Most new guitarists begin their training by learning and practicing the usual standard 10 – 20 open chords such as E,D,G,A, Am,F,Dm etc.

Once proficient with these, many players tend to stay within the confines of these open chords at the lower end of the fret board and never venture past the […]

How To Buy A Guitar : A Beginner's Guide

Here’s a quick beginner’s guide for those of you thinking of buying a guitar. If you haven’t really got a clue what you are doing, or even what type of guitar you’d like i.e an acoustic, electric, strat or spanish etc. there are a few things you need to look out for and […]

How To String A Guitar The Correct Way

Most guitarists actually string their guitars the wrong way by winding the string around the top peg a number of times and then through the hole. This actually causes unnecessary stress to the strings and contributes to tuning problems and string snapping. This vid from D’addario’s Musician Hub shows you exactly how to […]

Guitar Practice : Achieving Certain Standards of Play

I often get people complaining to me that they are no good on the guitar and that however much they try to play a particular piece of music they just can’t get it right. They will often give the excuse that perhaps their fingers aren’t long enough or maybe they’re just not naturally […]

G Chord – The Best Way To Play The Open G

Someone recently asked me which of the two open G chord shapes they should learn and practice as standard considering they are both fingered differently and different song books and tablatures seem to switch between the two shapes depending on the groups and styles of music they are transcribing.

He was referring […]