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We all know the guitar is the greatest instrument in the world. It’s easy to pick up, difficult to master and perfectly suited to the development of individual styles.

Going far beyond mere note choice, our styles are made up of so many factors: how you hold the pick, your fretting-hand phrasing choices, your amp and effect settings, your rhythmic approach - and it all coalesces into that unique indefinable thing that makes you you as a guitarist.

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Peter Hodgson is a journalist, an award-winning shredder, an instructional columnist, a guitar teacher, a guitar repair guy, a dad and an extremely amateur barista. He runs a blog, I Heart Guitar, which allows him to publicly geek out over his obsessions. Peter is from Melbourne, Australia, where he writes for various magazines, including Guitar World.