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Shanna grew up playing in bands with family members and friends. She still enjoys jamming on the guitar, and hopes to share her enthusiasm for music with others by writing, from her home in South Africa.

The 5 Best Acoustic Guitars for Fingerstyle (Reviews and Buying Guide)

Always searching for a pick when you want to play? Learn fingerpicking! Choose the best acoustic guitar for fingerstyle to start you off on the right foot.

How to Apply Music Theory to Guitar (Keys for Beginners)

Wondering how to apply music theory to guitar without boring yourself to death? Here’s a guide on what to learn and how it can improve your playing.

Who Plays What? 5 of Your Favorite Blues & Rock Artists’ Guitar Rigs

Wondering what guitar rigs the pros use? Today I'll break down 5 popular blues and rock artists and what equipment they use.

How Long Does It Take To Learn Bass Guitar? (Timeline + Tips)

How long does it take to learn bass guitar? Today I’ll share a detailed answer based on my own experience.

5 Alternatives to Nitro Lacquer Guitar Finish

Want a guitar finish that doesn’t crack, lose its color, or give off toxic fumes? Today I’ve covered 5 alternatives to nitro lacquer finish on your guitar.

7 Quirky Guitar Pick Alternatives (+ 3 Safer Options)

Tired of losing guitar picks? You may be surprised at the guitar pick alternatives right at your fingertips. Try some of these next time you lose a pick!

3 Benefits of a Low Action Guitar (& How to Adjust Your Guitar Action)

What are the benefits of a low action guitar? Today I’ll cover the advantages and disadvantages of low guitar action, as well as how to adjust the action on your guitar.

How to Strum a Guitar (A Beginner’s Guide)

Learning how to strum a guitar properly is importantl & often overlooked. I've covered all the common strumming styles, so you can see what works best for you.

The Best Free Guitar Lessons Online (For Any Style or Skill Level)

Looking for the best free guitar lessons online? I’ve got you covered! Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced guitarist, awesome free lessons await. :)

5 Benefits of Thicker Guitar Strings (& Who Should Use Them)

If you want to boost your tone, consider going up a string gauge. Learn the benefits of thicker guitar strings and how changing gauge can boost your playing.

4 Benefits of Fretless Guitars (And 3 Drawbacks)

Going fretless might seem intimidating. Do the benefits of a fretless guitar outweigh the cons? We’ll explore that topic.

3 Benefits of Big Guitar Picks

Changing the size of your guitar pick may improve your playing. Here are my thoughts about the benefits of big guitar picks.