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Guitar Cheat Sheet
Tips & Lessons

Guitar Cheat Sheet – The Ultimate Online Reference Guide

Whether you’re practicing scales, writing a song, or brushing up on some musical theory, every guitarist could benefit from having an easy-to-reference cheat sheet nearby. As for myself, I keep one pinned to the wall. This page is designed to be the ultimate online guitar cheat sheet for quick reference. You can bookmark it in…

Soft Clipping Overdrive Pedals
Recording & Sound

Soft Clipping Overdrive Pedals: A Comprehensive Guide for Guitarists

Overdrive is often considered a must-have tool for any guitarist’s gig bag, as it can completely transform your tone if you know how to use it. Soft clipping overdrive pedals are the most popular and most used type of drive pedals, due to their ability to produce a natural, warm growl often reminiscent of a…

Best Lightweight Amps For Gigging
Amps

The Best Lightweight Guitar Amps For Gigging [2023 Edition]

Lugging around equipment from practice to home, to gigs and back is a time-honored tradition that most guitarists would rather live without. Nothing comes in as backbreaking as trying to carry a 2×12 tube amp wherever you go. Let alone a stack! It’s no surprise, then, that many musicians find themselves on a quest for…

Learning how to play a 1-4-5 on guitar
Tips & Lessons

1-4-5 Chord Progressions Explained – Complete Guide [I-IV-V]

The 1-4-5 chord progression is probably the most used progression in all of modern music. From classic rock and blues to pop, country, and R&B – no genre is exempt. But, you might wonder – what exactly is it? why does it matter? and how do I apply it in my own music? Fortunately, we’re…

Popular 1-4-5 Chord Progression Songs
Tips & Lessons

Popular 1-4-5 Chord Progression Songs – Famous Guitar Examples

The 1-4-5 chord progression is a common pattern that shows itself in music time and time again. Understanding what it means and how to use it opens up a world of possibilities for guitar players. Not only do some of the most famous songs use this progression, but some songs use only a 1-4-5 progression…

A. Snead of Guitar Goblin

I’m Adrian, the guy behind GuitarGoblin.com. I’ve been playing guitar on and off all of my life. Having a father who played guitar, I learned my first chords when I was about 5 years old. Fast forward 30 years, and I’m still at it.

Since I’m also a web designer, at some point I decided to share content that other guitarists may find helpful. This might include answers to technical questions, concepts that aren’t covered well elsewhere online, a new finger exercise I recently discovered or the occasional product review. Hopefully, it’s as helpful for you as it is fun for me!