Tonewood Guidelines:

Hey folks! Josh here. If you’ve kept up over the past couple of years, I’ve done several “Tonewood Spotlights” on just about every wood that we have in the shop. I thought now would be a good time to put some of our most commonly used tonewoods in one spot to make it even easier […]

Fingerstyle Jargon – What Are You Talking About?!

By: Andrew Aycoth If you haven’t tried fingerstyle yet, you should!  It can be intimidating at first, but it pays off in dividends over time.  Not only does it help create more nuanced textures in your playing, but it also adds one more toolset to your guitar arsenal for creating.  As with most new techniques, […]

Guitar Tips And Tricks: Technique Pt. 2 – Alternate Picking

Now that we’ve worked out your left hand, let’s get your right hand in shape! So what does “alternate picking” mean? It means each time you pick a note, you alternate between down and up-strokes. Down, up. Down, up. Etc. You get the picture? Okay, check out the PDF at the end of the article […]

Playing With Fire

By: Josh Lucas Django came home to his caravan late Friday night after a gig at La Java. It was already well past midnight, and his pregnant wife, Bella, lay fast asleep. Undressing for bed, he heard a sound from across the caravan. His hands reached carefully for the candle burning in the window sill, […]

5 Rock/Pop Licks to Learn Fingerstyle

By: Andrew Aycoth Getting started with fingerstyle may seem daunting at first.  Putting down the pick is often uncomfortable for players who haven’t spent much time without it.  There also seems to be a divide in how to learn the techniques, with many players associating fingerstyle with classical.  While this is certainly true, you don’t […]

Beginner’s Guide to Jamming: Visualizing the Fretboard

By: Josh Lucas To be fair, we’re now moving into intermediate territory. So if you started out with our other “Beginner’s Guide to Jamming,” articles, and those are easy for you–then congratulations! You’re leveling up, and who doesn’t love that? Okay everyone, so today we’re going to get into mapping out the fretboard. So what […]

Josh’s Top 5 Andrew White Guitars That Won’t Break Your Bank!

What’s up everyone, it’s Josh here at Andrew White Guitars. You know, a few of my friends have come to the shop and grabbed an Andrew White since I started working here. What surprised me the most was, despite them not being on a budget at the time, there was always one of our 100 […]

5 Practice Tips: How To Practice Guitar Efficiently

By: J. Dale Lucas When it came to practice, I just did whatever felt right or whatever I needed to for a piece of music I was working on. It sounds great, and it worked for a while–until I reached a plateau. When I practiced without any structure, I would just rip through those plateaus […]

Player’s Mentality 2: Making A Comeback

Hey everyone, welcome back to my little Guitar Philosophy section of the Andrew White Blog Library. In the last blog we talked about taking a break from the guitar, and how that can be a good thing. I don’t think it’s something you should do for very long, but it’s good to do often. Let’s […]