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SteveRockGuitar at hubpages.com Introduction

September 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Among my sites and guitar articles I have had a Rock guitar hubpage for the last 18 months.  Hubpages have brought in new sub-domains and I have got one.  It is called Steve Rock Guitar.
You can go here to check it out,
http://steverockguitar.hubpages.com/

 

Steve Rock Guitar at Hubpages,

Steve Rock Guitar at Hubpages

 

As a rock guitarist I of course had a Playing Rock Guitar hub on it.  I have taken the opportunity to update and give it a fresh look and information.  Usually I talk about playing rock guitar with an electric guitar but I have also added info on playing acoustic rock guitar.  It is there as well as the existing electric information that was on it.  So check it out and see what you think.

I will probably add another hub to it soon so let me know what you would like to see guitar wise or lesson wise.

Thanks as always.
Steve.

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Rhythm Lesson Rock Guitar ebook

Wanted to let you know about a new Playing Rock Guitar e-book on Scribd.  It is a rhythm guitar lesson.  It has a simple riff you learn with one finger.  Suitable for any beginner who want to learn to play rock guitar.

The riff then builds on and progresses to chords which you then learn.  It will get you started playing rhythm riffs easily.

The book can be read or downloaded here,
http://www.scribd.com/doc/33319018/Playing-Rock-Guitar-Lesson-Beginner-Rythm-Tabs

Hope you enjoy,

Steve.

Playing Rock Guitar Blogspot

I wanted to tell you about a Playing Rock Guitar Blog I have at Blogger dot com.  It is basically my personal blog.  I put stuff on about what I am doing, rock band news, tours, music programs on TV.  Basically rock fan posts, info on guitar.

You can check it out here,

http://playingrockguitar.blogspot.com/

Cheers,

Steve.

Play Rock Guitar at Weebly

Hi ya doing, hope your getting on well with your guitar playing. I wanted to let you know about a Play Rock Guitar site at Weebly dot com.

Play Rock Guitar at Weebly

Play Rock Guitar at Weebly

There is the main page and Play Rock Guitar Tips blog page also. It has posts on picking a guitar, amp and pedals. Also has a good information on other guitar accessories, guitar cases, stands, strings, picks, cables etc that you need to play guitar.

Hubpage Playing Rock Guitar

I have a hub at hubpages dot com on Playing Rock Guitar.  The hub is a collection on info, advice, pictures and videos on a single page on Hubpage.

There is advice on deciding to play rock guitar, getting a guitar, first steps to playing and next steps on improving your playing. 

There is an easy beginner rock guitar tab featured.  The tab is easy to play and once you have mastered it you can change it to progress and improve your playing in a small step.

You can go here to see the hub
Playing Rock Guitar at Hubpages dot com.

Playing Rock Guitar at Squidoo

If you are look for more tips on Playing Rock Guitar then check out Squidoo.

Squidoo, if you are not familiar with it, is a site with Lenses set up around a topic.  This one is on playing guitar.  There is advice on getting started, guitar ebooks, videos, tabs, information on other good sites and more.

Here is the link to the lens if you want to check it out,
Playing Rock Guitar Squidoo Lens.

 Hope you find it useful,

Thanks,

Steve.

Categories: Guitar Blog

Advice on Guitar effects and pedals

April 25, 2010 4 comments

When you play rock guitar you will want to have the distorted guitar sound.  You can get this sound with distortion or overdrive pedals.  One of these effects is essential to have for playing rock guitar.

Your amp may have a built-in effect but you really need foot operated floor guitar effect pedals to be able to switch an effect on and off easily while playing.  The pedals cost around $100 each.  You can also get ones that are tailored towards different types of rock or metal.

Guitar Distortion Overdrive Pedal

Guitar Distortion Overdrive Pedal

You can also buy other pedals to get a fuller sound or a lead guitar sound, such a delay, flanger, chorus, reverb, wah-wah, compressor etc.

A cheaper alternative is to get a guitar multi-effect pedal unit.  These can cost around $200 up.  They have all the guitar effects built-in as digital electronic processors.  Software patches are set-up to blend the different effects and give different sounds.

Get a unit with at least 3 foot pedal switches on it.  This way you can set up a clean, rhythm and lead patch for each sound and switch between them with one tap.  If there is only one pedal then you need to toggle through the patches to get the one you want which will interrupt your guitar playing.

Also experiment with editing the patches so that you can see how the effects and settings interact and make the overall sound.  Messing with the settings yourself  is the best to learn how effects work.

Till next time, thanks for reading.