Your Guitar’s Worst Enemy: Heat and Humidity

Written by Madison Iszler

Wooden guitars are very susceptible to the negative effects of temperature and humidity. The surroundings of your guitar matter because of these factors.

Humidity is not good for guitars because it can cause the metal parts of the guitar to rust and the wooden parts to become wet and weakened, which obstructs sound resonation.

Fort Lauderdale guitar teacher Dyce Kimura offers some personal advice of his own. “Part of the soundproofing in my office is done in plexiglass, which seals out the humidity and helps me keep my equipment in the best condition.”

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How to Play Back in Black on Guitar

This video is how to play “Back in Black” by AC/DC. Their guitarist, Angus Young, plays the song electric which I also do at the start of the lesson. But then I quickly switch over to the acoustic to teach you the song because it has more clarity and hopefully without the distortion you can hear the complex rhythms better.

This song is definitely mid-advanced level. It sounds easy at first but the rhythms are rather complex. I must confess that when I first trying to learn the song I thought it was going to be a lot easier than it […] Read more

Pick or No Pick for Beginner Guitar Players

Many beginning guitar students struggle with the following question: to use a pick or to use fingers to play? Are picks just another unnecessary product that companies can make money off of? Will one’s fingers develop callouses and scars if one plays without a pick?

 

Some guitar players maintain that the pick vs. fingers debate is largely based on sound preference. Playing with one’s fingers makes a different sound on guitar strings than does a pick, and the sound that the player prefers should determine their choice of pick or fingers. Different types and brands of picks sound different, so if […] Read more

Top 3 Guitar Amps to Buy Under $200 for Beginner Guitar Players

Let’s say you’re looking to buy an amp, but are unsure which one to get since you’re just starting out with playing guitar. You also don’t want to spend a lot.

 

Here’s a helpful countdown of the top three choices of experienced, Fort Lauderdale Guitar Teacher, Dyce Kimura.

 

Line 6 30 watt – http://line6.com/amps/

Dyce says, “This guitar amp has all the effect you would need to really explore your guitar’s soundscape. It’s also extremely easy to use and is a great value for the price. This could be a good choice for heavy metal– especially nu-metal– and rock guitarists. It offers you […] Read more

Top 5 Electric Guitars to Buy Under $200 for Beginners

When you’re new to learning electric guitar, the wide variety of instruments to choose from can be overwhelming. Which to start out on? Fort Lauderdale Guitar Teacher Dyce Kimura has some advice just for you!

 

Fender Squier Strat

Your first model to consider might be a Fender Squier Strat, which sells for around $199. Dyce calls this “an excellent guitar, with hot, loud pickups that work well for all styles: blues and rock and pop.” He adds: “It has a great neck and feel. This guitar is all business!”

Find a Fender Squier Strat online.

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Becoming Established on the Scene

Improve on the guitar—by getting social

Let’s just get this out of the way: there’s no substitution for regular, dedicated practice. Yet, the days of “just” practicing are long gone. Given the rise of technology in our daily lives—there are now many great new ways to get better on your axe.

Hit the streets

We’re all great in the practice room—in fact, most beginning players are certified-rock stars in their own bedrooms. The truth is that it’s on stage where it really counts. If you have some kind of freakish skill or technique—but can’t incorporate it with others—it’s […] Read more

Advanced Soloing in Am video

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I did a new video yesterday covering advanced soloing in A minor! This is with a tight rythmic funk groove that is very engaging and lots of fun!
Use my vid for ideas and inspiration for your own improvisational techniques and grab the backing track URL I’m using in the description of the video. Enjoy!

https://www.dycekimura.com/

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