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, […]

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 […]

Developing a “Player’s Mentality”

By: J. Dale Lucas Sometimes when we pick up a guitar, it feels like we have superpowers. It’s not necessarily the sound–sometimes it’s just the feeling. On the other hand, sometimes we might feel like we’ve played ourselves into a total rut. I hate that feeling. That first feeling is the one that I want […]

Daily Tapping Warmup

By: Josh Lucas I’ll not waste any time, folks–let’s get right to it! Don’t be intimidated by this little two-handed technique–after all, chances are your strumming hand is your dominant hand, and not only that–piano players use this hand all the time. That means we can, too! In this video, I’ll break down tapping, and […]