Rock Guitar Effect Techniques

Guitar effects can add richness and uniqueness to any song. Get expert tips and advice on effects like distortion, reverb, chorus, wah, whammy, and delay in this free video.

Series Summary

The guitar has been around for nearly 5,000 years, developed from even more ancient instruments akin to the sitar, it has been inspiring audiences since its first chord was strummed. It is the primary instrument involved with many genres of music including country, blues, flamenco, rock, and pop, and has been celebrated as one of the most expressive instruments in the world. Whether blending acoustic harmonies on a classical guitar or shredding solos on an electric guitar, the importance of the guitar to 20th century music cannot be ignored.

In this free video series, our expert Stephen Haediges will teach all kinds of sweet techniques to use with guitar effects. He'll teach you techniques for tremelo, chorus, phaser, whammy, wah, reverb, delay, distortion, swell, and flange. For each guitar effect Stephen will show you several ways the effect can be used, and in what sort of musical contexts the effects sound best.

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