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Playing Rock Guitar Lessons

I wanted to let you know where you can get some good Playing Rock Guitar Lessons. There is good info on picking your first song that you want to play, getting and buying a good rock guitar, an amp and the right pedals for rock.

Playing Rock Guitar Lessons

Playing Rock Guitar Lessons

Also information on getting the right sound for rock for rhythm, lead and a clean guitar.  There are guitar videos, rock guitar riffs, tabs and lessons.  There is advice and tips on the best way to practice your playing and on improving beyond the beginner stage.

Playing Rock Guitar Lessons is here if you want to check them out,
http://www.playingrockguitar.com/

Hope you enjoy the site and find it useful.

Thanks for reading,

Steve.

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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.