11 Best Looper Pedals of 2020 and Beyond

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Looper Pedals can be extremely versatile, allowing guitarists to lock a riff on repeat and build upon their music in incredible ways.

For many musicians, a great looper pedal is a must, and it’s an extremely adaptable tool that keeps pace with the growing skills of any guitarist who uses it! That means that it’ll never lose its usefulness or limit a musician’s creativity.

If you’re not sure how to go about finding the best choice out of all the different options out there, take a look at this selection of the 11 best looper pedals that you can get to see how they compare to one another.

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Top 50 Gifts for Guitar Players in 2020

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If you know someone with a passion for playing the guitar and a gift-giving occasion is on the horizon, then you might be wondering what are the best gifts for guitar players out there. If you’re not a fellow musician and have found yourself in dire need of ideas, then look no further. Even if you play guitar yourself, you might find a few gems that you hadn’t thought of yet in this list of the top 50 gifts for guitar players!

Top 50 Best Gifts for Guitar Players in 2019 and Beyond

1. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case

If there is one word to describe the new Apple AirPods is “awesome”. Not having to deal with the cord tangling is a big relief. Whether you get the AirPods 2nd Gen or the AirPods Pro with noise cancellation – this gift would be a treat and the guitar player will be sure to appreciate it!

These now come with a wireless case which makes for easy and quick wireless charging which is convenient for grab and go. I use the AirPods everyday and can never see myself going back to wired headphones for daily use.

2. Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Sometimes a musician just wants to block out all noise and focus on learning the songs for their next gig. Other times they want to isolate tracks in the studio. These headphones are outstanding because of their ability to cut out all noise and distractions leaving only the listener and their music.

This is a great tool to have and use in the studio or on commute. I love using it at home when the kids are making too much noise 🙂

3. Personalized Guitar Picks

No matter what style of music a guitarist prefers, they’re sure to appreciate a custom-made guitar pick. A custom pick makes a practical gift that they’ll get plenty of use out of while giving the opportunity for a personal touch as well.

If you’re at a loss for how best to personalize the new pick, try a line from one of the recipient’s favorite bands or use a photo of some great times you’ve shared together.

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Chord Inversions 101: Expanding Your Chordal Knowledge


One of the the things I wrestled with when I first started learning guitar was chords. If a piece of music had a Gmaj7; for example, I only knew the standard fingering on the 3rd fret.

The notes for Gmaj7 are: G(root) on the 6th string, 3rd fret. F#(7th) on the 4th string, 4th fret. B(3rd) on the 3rd string, 4th fret. D(5th) on the 2nd String, 3rd fret.

In the late 70’s, I studied with 2 brilliant jazz guitarists named Mike Gari and Rodney Jones.

Mike taught me how to invert chords I already knew so that I could discover new voicings.

This expanded my knowledge of the neck and gave me more options for comping and solo guitar playing as well. I applied the inversions I learned to jazz standards I was already familiar with such as: satin doll, all the things you are, autumn leaves, etc. The kind of standards you can find in the Real Book.

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12 Easy Ukulele Songs for Beginners (Using C, G, Am, F)

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Did you know you can play nearly an endless list of easy ukulele songs for beginners with just four chords?

The keyword here is easy, so get ready to learn just a few chords and how to go about playing almost any tune you can think of because chances are these chords will fit right in.

Here’s why it’s possible.

In every song you hear, you will notice the repetition of the chords throughout the song. All pop songs, for example, have these repeating patterns.

Note: please be sure to have your ukulele in tune. I regularly use this tuner available on Amazon.

Here’s what this pattern looks like. Let’s suppose we are looking at the key of C.

If we number these notes from left to right we have this:

Now the reason you can play thousands upon thousands of songs is because these songs have the same chord progression. This means that when the ukulele player switches between chords they are usually switching between the same group of chords.

This same group of chords is based on what’s called the I V Vi IV chord progression. Don’t get caught up with the Roman numerals. All this means is that using the key of C for example, all you would use is C F G A as shown below.

Now this is great news because with just these chords the sky is the limit!

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Top 10 List: Best Ukulele for Beginners (Updated 2019)

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So you’re interested in buying one of the best beginner ukulele to learn on. Perhaps you’ve been thinking what ukulele to buy for beginners.

First of all, congratulations on starting this exciting learning experience! Before making your purchase, you should know that there are four main types available. The standard and most popular one is the soprano due to its distinct sound.

The ukulele is something which is a lot of fun to play and provides enjoyment to everyone who picks it up. Of course, it can sometimes be challenging to try and decide exactly what kind of ukulele you should be playing. There’s a fair number of them out there, and they all have different characteristics which make all of them a viable option in one way or another. To try and help you make sure that you do choose the correct model for your needs, we’re going to be taking a look at three different options which are all quite accessible for people who are just starting out.

The other three types are concert, tenor, and baritone. So I’ve listed out the best beginner ukuleles available for the soprano and further down you will see the best options for the other types. This article will help you find the best options for starters. Ready? Set… Go!

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A Beginner’s Guide to Best Ukulele Strings

If you’re new to playing the ukulele, you have a lot to learn. Not only do you have to practice chords, scales, and strumming patterns, you have to learn about the many parts and components of ukuleles.

One of the most important ukulele components to worry about is the strings. Choosing the right strings is vital to the overall sound and playability of your instrument.

Need help picking the best ukulele strings for you? Read on! This guide has all of the information you need.

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