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Since 2020, ELECTRIKJAM has helped millions of aspiring guitarists hone their craft. If you’re new to guitar and music production, you’ll find everything you need to know below – from reviews and tutorials to buying guides

Music Production

Learn How To Master Your Music Like A Pro

Mastering is an art in and of itself. It takes years to learn properly, and AI tools aren’t going to change that. But you can learn the basics pretty easily

Music Mastering Guides

We have a selection of mastering guides aimed squarely at the beginner. If you want to learn how to master your music at home, using freely available inexpensive tools, click below…


Master Your Music To A Professional Standard Even if You’re A Total Beginner

This step-by-step framework is the exact process I use to master music professionally. It is the culmination of 20+ years of experience, condensed down into a single, easy to follow workflow

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10x Your Electric Guitar Skills By Nailing Down The Basics

Check out the helpful guides below to get you up to speed on some of the foundational aspects of learning to play guitar

Electric Guitar Parts Explained

This guide will show you exactly what every part of your guitar is for – from the tuning pegs to the bridge and pickups

Beginner Music Theory Guitar

Music theory doesn’t have to be rocket-science. In this guide, Chris breaks down the basics in a way anyone can understand

Memorize Guitar Scales

You don’t need to memorize every guitar scale. You just need to lock-in some patterns. This guide shows you how

Beautiful Chord Progressions For Guitar

All great songs start with beautiful chord progressions. Learn this 10 iconic chord progressions to inspire your own creations

Standard Guitar Tuning Explained

Here’s everything you need to know about Standard Tuning on the guitar and why all beginners should start with it.

The Most Common Alternate Tunings Explained

Beyond Standard Tuning, there’s a world of alternate guitar tunings. Here’s the most commonly used ones in rock and metal music

Explore The Best Guitar Brands


Need Help Buying Your First Electric Guitar?

Here’s a selection of detailed buying guides for all of ELECTRIKJAM’s favorite guitar brands – from budget beginner brands right up to professional-level premium brands

Gibson Guitars

Interested in Gibson guitars? Here’s everything you need to know about the brand, its legacy, the models, and what makes them so special

PRS Guitars

Here’s everything you need to know about PRS: its designs, its models, and what sets them apart in terms of playability and tone.

Ibanez Guitars

Learn about Ibanez’s range of models, their distinctive features, and why they a metal head’s best friend

Harley Benton Guitars

Wondering about Harley Benton guitars? Get the lowdown on this budget-friendly brand and what makes it so good.

Schecter Guitars

Find out more about Schecter, its diverse lineup, and why they’re favored for their quality and performance.

Fender Guitars

Curious about Fender guitars? Dive into the history, the iconic models, and the unique sound that makes Fender so beloved.

The Affordable Electric Guitar Guide

Here’s The Best Budget Electric Guitars You Can Buy

Cheap doesn’t have to mean bad. Check out ELECTRIKJAM’s guide to the ultimate budget guitar and guitar brands below for the best options right now


Music Production: Learn How To Record Like A Pro At Home

Learning to record music at home isn’t easy. But with the right tools and the right help from us, you can start learning how to produce professional sounding music and recordings with just a few pieces of equipment

What Are DAWs

Learn the basics of DAWs, including what they do, how they work, and why they’re essential for recording music

What is Cubase?

Cubase is a DAW and music production tool used by world famous artists like Hans Zimmer and Meshuggah

What is Ableton Live?

Ableton Live is an innovative DAW and performance platform favored by artists from Flume to Deadmau5.

What is Pro Tools?

Pro Tools is a staple DAW and production suite relied on by giants from Bruce Springsteen to Kendrick Lamar.

What is Reaper?

Reaper is a flexible DAW and recording software chosen by professionals from Billy Talent to Jordan Rudess.

What is Logic Pro?

Logic Pro is a versatile DAW and creative environment embraced by producers from Kaskade to Randy Jackson.

The Best List Guide

What is The Best DAW For Home Recording?

There are many DAWs you can use to record music. They all have their own unique USPs and benefits. We’ve tested all of them over the years. Find out which one is right for you below.


About Gear / Trends

Find out what’s hot and what’s not when it comes to latest guitar gear and associated hardware and software


New Music & Brands

Find new bands to listen to, old bands to check out, and the history behind some of the best albums of all time


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With over 20 years’ worth of experience in recording studios, touring, recording and playing live, Chris’ insights and guidance have been helping aspiring musicians since 2020.

Absolutely thrilled with ELECTRIKJAM! Chris’s guidance has been a game-changer for my guitar skills. His insights and tips not only enhanced my playing technique but also boosted my confidence immensely. It’s like every lesson is a step towards mastering the guitar!

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Maryann Alpine

Watford – UK

Finding the perfect guitar felt like an impossible task until I stumbled upon ELECTRIKJAM. The detailed posts and reviews made the process so much easier. Thanks to Chris, I now own a guitar that feels like it was made just for me. Couldn’t be happier!

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ELECTRIKJAM has opened up a whole new world of music for me. Chris’s passion for diverse genres and hidden gems has broadened my musical horizons. Discovering new music through the site and podcast has reignited my love for playing and exploring different styles.

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Erik Acadia

San Diego – USA

My playing has improved tenfold since I started following ELECTRIKJAM. Chris’s unique approach to teaching and his practical advice have made complex techniques accessible and fun. I’m amazed at the progress I’ve made in such a short time. Thank you, ELECTRIKJAM!

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