Guitar Tricks Blog: Announcements

Posted June 9, 2022

2022: The State of the Music Retail Industry Today

2022: The State of the Music Retail Industry

The Covid-19 pandemic affected most businesses and retail outlets in a negative fashion. However one of the few industries that saw growth was music instrument builders and lesson-oriented websites such as online guitar lessons. Despite live music disappearing there was an incredible push in music retail sales that led to 8.9 billion in growth!  But as of 2022 the pandemic music sales boom has been in decline.

Posted August 4, 2020

Learn Famous Riffs Today!

Hi everyone! We recently released an entire playlist full of famous guitar riffs for you to learn. These short, bite-sized lessons are great as a warm up exercise, or a simple way to re-learn some of your favorite songs. All of these lessons are taught by the one and only Anders Mouridsen, who you know as an instructor right here on Guitartricks and as the guitarist for Grammy-nominated country singer, Cam. 

Posted November 7, 2019

Acoustic Guitar Lessons for Beginners - New Acoustic Level 1 Course Now Available!

acoustic guitar lessons for beginners

You asked for it, and now here it is. Guitartricks is happy to announce the Acoustic Level 1 and Level 2 courses, the latest additions to our award-winning lessons. If you haven’t already, feel free to check out the new course here.

Posted September 12, 2019

Shawn Mendes songs, plus John Legend and More New Songs!

shawn mendes songs

We’ve released new Shawn Mendes songs, alongside other modern hits from John Legend, Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, and Lord Huron. We’ve also added a number of modern classics to our songs library as well from Linkin Park, The White Stripes, Cage the Elephant and The Raconteurs. You can learn how to play key songs from all of these great artists right now. 

Posted March 29, 2019

Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019 - Everything You Need to Know

crossroads guitar festivalCrossroads Guitar Festival 2019, founded by guitar hero Eric Clapton is a music festival coming to the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas from September 20 through the 21st. This will be the fifth event in the festival’s history and all profits will go towards fighting substance abuse. 

Posted March 8, 2019

5 Most Popular Female Artists on Guitar Tricks!

international women's day

It’s International Women’s Day and to celebrate, we want to highlight our most popular song lessons on female-led artists and bands.

Posted February 1, 2019

Lesson Page Updated for 2019

Hey everyone. Billy here from Guitar Tricks! As you may have noticed, we updated our lesson page. You may want to think about the new lesson page as two halves, the top half and the bottom half. The top half houses the lesson video and the notation, while the bottom half has more information like the lesson description, tutorial content and progress, which we recently updated. Here’s how it all works. 

Posted January 24, 2019

Fingerpicking with Elixir® Strings

Guitar strings are arguably one of the most important elements of any guitar. You can't play guitar without strings! If you talk to any guitar player, you’ll know that everyone has their string preferences. If you ask a guitar player which brand of guitar strings they prefer, they will usually give you the same answer: Elixir® Strings.