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  • No-name 1960s Japanese solidbody guitar with a strong Burns influence

    Guitar Blog
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:05 am
    guitarz.blogspot.com: Tyler B writes:I thought I'd share with you the most recent addition to my collection. Outside of the fact that it is made in Japan, and likely mid-to-late 60s, I can't really tell you more about it's origin. The seller was quick to throw around the word Teisco and while that may very well be accurate, I'm not going to assert it as fact. I've seen the same truss rod cover and pickups on Imperial and Guyatone branded guitars specifically, but coming from a time when building guitars was anyone's game, who knows. There is no trace of any emblem or other branding anywhere;…
  • 5 Awesome Guitar Videos You MUST Watch

    The Punch-In - Insight & Inspriation for Guitar Players
    Zach
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:19 pm
    There are countless videos of guitar players on YouTube or elsewhere on the web, mostly of someone covering a song or performing one of their own. Some are great, others… maybe not so much. However, every now and then, you come across a guitar video that’s a must-watch, either because it’s an amazing performance or…
  • How to Chose Your First Electric Guitar

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    Zack Urlocker
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
    This week I've got a guest post from Paul Misko over at www.yourinstrument.com with some tips on purchasing your first electric guitar.  That's my nephew above with the first guitar I got for him, a cheapo $100 strat. At this point, he'd probably be embarassed by the photo and the guitar. Whether you’ve decided to purchase your first electric guitar or you are making the switch from an acoustic, it can be overwhelming to choose from the many guitar brands and models out there. Here are some helpful ideas to keep in mind to make sure you select the guitar…
  • Fender ’68 Custom Vibrolux Reverb

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    Josh
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Fender has added a new amp to their Vintage Modified line, the Fender ’68 Custom Reverb: SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  (September 9, 2014) – Fender is proud to announce the release of the latest Vintage Modified Series amplifiers, the ’68 Custom Vibrolux Reverb amp, following the success of the popular ’68 Custom Twin Reverb, ’68 Custom Deluxe Reverb and ’68 Custom Princeton Reverb amps. 1968 was a transitional year for Fender amps, with tone that was still pure Fender, but a look that was brand new. With a silver-and-turquoise front panel and classy aluminum “drip edge” grille…
  • Guitar Chords: Naina, Khoobsurat [2014]

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    Abhinav Sonkar
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:30 pm
    The movie Khoobsurat released this Friday to limited responses. Naina is the only romantic number in the movie’s music track. Interestingly, the song was added as an afterthought as the producers felt the movie lacked a love song. Good they thought that else this song would not have happened! I have become a fan of Sona Mohapatra’s voice. Remember the song Ambarsariya? This one is equally good though music is not purely acoustic. If you are not aware, the music director of this movie is Sneha Khanwalkar who also gave music to the Gangs of Wasseypur movies. She is one music…
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  • How to Chose Your First Electric Guitar

    Zack Urlocker
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
    This week I've got a guest post from Paul Misko over at www.yourinstrument.com with some tips on purchasing your first electric guitar.  That's my nephew above with the first guitar I got for him, a cheapo $100 strat. At this point, he'd probably be embarassed by the photo and the guitar. Whether you’ve decided to purchase your first electric guitar or you are making the switch from an acoustic, it can be overwhelming to choose from the many guitar brands and models out there. Here are some helpful ideas to keep in mind to make sure you select the guitar…
  • S.F. Sorrow - The First Rock Opera

    Zack Urlocker
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:55 pm
    If you ask most people to name a rock opera, they'll probably come up with "Tommy" and not much else. Until recently, I had assumed The Who's "Tommy" was not only the definitive rock opera but also the first.  But as I learned listening to the public radio show SoundOpinions, Pete Townshend was beat out by a year with a release of the album "S.F. Sorrow" by the UK band The Pretty Things. The Pretty Things started out as a typical UK R&B band with a claim to fame of being hairier, dirtier and raunchier than The Rolling Stones. The Pretty…
  • The Cynics Interview

    Zack Urlocker
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:11 pm
    It's been a few months since I saw legendary garage rock band The Cynics in Cleveland and I was reminded that I still had an interview with lead singer and songwriter Michael Kastelic in the can. So apologies for the delay, here's the interview... Q. When I listen to your back catalog, there's a significant evolution in the sound of The Cynics. What were some of your early influences? For me personally it's different than for the band. For the band, the influences were the garage 60s stuff on the back from the grave label, like the pebbles. Gregg was always a…
  • X - Live in New York City

    Zack Urlocker
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    The seminal '80s punk band X is playing 4 nights at the City Winery in New York as well as touring other major cities. I had the good fortune of being in town and catching the opening night during which they played their debut album "Los Angeles" in its entirety. Punk rock being what it is, that's a fairly short album, so they came back for another full set of songs from later periods of their career and then a final encore.   While I was a huge fan of late '70s / early '80s punk and new wave from New York and the UK, I never really got into the LA…
  • Marshall Crenshaw - Live in NYC

    Zack Urlocker
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    This summer I've been traveling frequently to New York on business. Between Greenwich village and Soho there's always a ton of live music in the area. It was my good fortune to see Marshall Crenshaw and his band at City Winery in Soho last night. They played a two hour "by request" set including many of his most popular songs as well as covers of Buddy Holly, the MC5, The Who and more.  Crenshaw is somewhat of an anacrhonism with his '50s meets '80s rock 'n' roll style, but he embodies the best of those eras. Crenshaw's voice…
 
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  • No-name 1960s Japanese solidbody guitar with a strong Burns influence

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:05 am
    guitarz.blogspot.com: Tyler B writes:I thought I'd share with you the most recent addition to my collection. Outside of the fact that it is made in Japan, and likely mid-to-late 60s, I can't really tell you more about it's origin. The seller was quick to throw around the word Teisco and while that may very well be accurate, I'm not going to assert it as fact. I've seen the same truss rod cover and pickups on Imperial and Guyatone branded guitars specifically, but coming from a time when building guitars was anyone's game, who knows. There is no trace of any emblem or other branding anywhere;…
  • 1980s Westone Rail Bass headless design with sliding pickup

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:56 am
    guitarz.blogspot.com: Hello!I'm a casual bass player with a lifetime goal to eventually become a bit better than at the moment. I first heard about Westone's Rail Bass in your blog (http://guitarz.blogspot.fi/2009/04/westone-rail-bass.html), and now a couple of years later I finally bought one on eBay. Cost me a bit less than 500 euros (£380, $650). Even though red is the least cool color it was produced in, I love the way it looks. Attached are a couple of photos of the bass and its sliding pickup. You can use them in the blog or store them in the archives.Cheers,Jorma KimFinlandVery nice.
  • Warwick Buzzard bass from John Entwistle's personal collection for sale on eBay

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com: One of the late Who bassist's personal instruments has come up for sale on ebay. The following extract is from the eBay listing by the seller 8thstreetmusic: A piece of Rock n' Roll history - from John Entwistle's personal collection the Warwick "Pink Buzzard" in a red metallic finish (circa 1985). Gorgeous Bass guitar with signed custom hardshell case and an Entwistle spider doodle. The bass plays and looks great, the Illuminated side dots added a little extra flare and visibility while on stage. This bass has a huge crack down the middle and back. As the lore goes,…
  • Silvertone 14409 vintage Japanese Mosrite-inspired surftastic guitar

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:24 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com: This 1960s Japanese "Silvertone model 14409" guitar (made by Kawai possibly?) has some very strong Mosrite stylistic influences, although that proto-Ibanez-style headstock does look a little at odds with the body design. Despite the obvious influences instruments like this are becoming increasingly sought after in their own right, with more and more collectors becoming interested in vintage Japanese-made guitars. Currently listed on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $344.99. G L Wilson© 2014, Guitarz - The Original Guitar Blog - the blog that goes all the way to 11!Please…
  • Fender Jazz-A-Caster, MIJ signature model of Will Ray of the Hellacasters

    12 Sep 2014 | 3:05 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com: This 1998 Japanese-made Will Ray (of the Hellacasters) signature model Fender Jazz-A-Caster is one of those weird Fender hybrids that takes one of their models and mixes it up with elements from another model. It's a bit like the Pawn Shop series but on a grander Custom Shop scale. This so-called Jazz-a-caster obviously has a lot of Telecaster in its DNA but also has a little Jazzmaster thrown into the mix. This particular model is signed by Will Ray and is numbered #242 out of 300 examples made. Currently listed on eBay with a Buy It Now price of US $1,390. It's kind of…
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  • Fender ’68 Custom Vibrolux Reverb

    Josh
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Fender has added a new amp to their Vintage Modified line, the Fender ’68 Custom Reverb: SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  (September 9, 2014) – Fender is proud to announce the release of the latest Vintage Modified Series amplifiers, the ’68 Custom Vibrolux Reverb amp, following the success of the popular ’68 Custom Twin Reverb, ’68 Custom Deluxe Reverb and ’68 Custom Princeton Reverb amps. 1968 was a transitional year for Fender amps, with tone that was still pure Fender, but a look that was brand new. With a silver-and-turquoise front panel and classy aluminum “drip edge” grille…
  • One-owner 1960 Les Paul Going to Auction

    Josh
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    This is something you don’t see very often: a one-owner vintage 1960 Les Paul is being auctioned this weekend: The electric guitar — a 1960 model, serial number 0-0234, its color shading from honey to dark red and with Bigsby vibrato — set Harry back $320. Its estimate in Saturday’s sale: $20,000 to $30,000. It could fetch quite a bit more. $20,000 to $30,000 seems awfully low for a ’60 Les Paul, but there is this issue: Harry’s guitar is not flawless. Its pickups were replaced at some point. They bear a patent number, as opposed to the legend “Patent applied for” that…
  • Wampler Pedals Clarksdale Demo

    Josh
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Wampler Pedals recently released a new pedal called the Clarksdale Delta Overdrive, which is a Tubescreamer type of pedal with a few changes: Brian wanted to create a pedal that would be true to the sound and feel of the original but would have a wider range of tonal options – to satisfy even the biggest tone chasers out there. The addition of a 3 band EQ (Bass, Mids, and Treble) allows a player to have a more tailored tonal pallet than the original. The Lift/ Smooth switch will also allow a player to either sit in the mix with the Smooth setting or allow your leads to standout with the…
  • The Fender Telecaster: The Life and Times of the Electric Guitar That Changed the World

    Josh
    6 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    A few months ago, I reviewed a book titled The Gibson Les Paul: The Illustrated History of the Guitar that Changed Rock by Dave Hunter. In 2012, Hunter also wrote a book about the Fender Telecaster, titled The Fender Telecaster: The Life and Times of the Electric Guitar That Changed the World: Fender’s Telecaster is one of the icons of the guitar world. It’s not just manufacturer’s hype that this is the one of the most famous guitars of all time—it was the first production solid-body electric guitar, setting the style for everything that followed. To say this guitar changed the world…
  • Daniel Donato: The New Master of the Telecaster: Pathways to Dynamic Solos

    Josh
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    The joke here in Nashville is that there are more guitar players per capita than any other city. It may actually be true, but, regardless, the fact is there are tons of great guitar players here. That’s why it’s really interesting when a newcomer gets noticed, as Daniel Donato has over the past couple of years. Donato is currently guitarist for the Don Kelley Band, which has previously featured Nashville aces Brent Mason, Johnny Hiland, Redd Volkaert, Guthrie Trapp, and JD Simo. I was able to catch a bit of Donato playing with Kelley last week, and he really is an excellent…
 
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  • Guitar Chords: Naina, Khoobsurat [2014]

    Abhinav Sonkar
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:30 pm
    The movie Khoobsurat released this Friday to limited responses. Naina is the only romantic number in the movie’s music track. Interestingly, the song was added as an afterthought as the producers felt the movie lacked a love song. Good they thought that else this song would not have happened! I have become a fan of Sona Mohapatra’s voice. Remember the song Ambarsariya? This one is equally good though music is not purely acoustic. If you are not aware, the music director of this movie is Sneha Khanwalkar who also gave music to the Gangs of Wasseypur movies. She is one music…
  • Guitar Chords: Main Tenu Samjhawa Ki

    Abhinav Sonkar
    7 Sep 2014 | 2:08 pm
    This song, Main Tenu Samjhawa Ki, has so many versions. Initially I was confused and had to Google and Youtube the song to find out. As it so happens, the song has been re-used in a recent movie called ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’. Then Alia Bhatt decided to make her own unplugged version. But I liked the original version by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan the best. And I am sure most of you feel the same. His voice cannot be replaced in this song. And so I decided to post his version of the song here. The song is in the key of D# so it would be be a good idea to use capo to change the key to…
  • Guitar Chords: Bin Tere (Reprise), I Hate Luv Storys [2010]

    Abhinav Sonkar
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    No Bollywood acoustic song collection is complete without reprise version of Bin Tere in the list. The genius duo of Vishal-Shekhar who are known for their youthful and exciting music have delivered an excellent acoustic cover of Bin Tere. What makes this song amazing is that the cover has been kept raw by avoiding mixing and reverbs. Only acoustic guitar accompanies the vocals. Play the chords with correct strumming and you will sound like original. And if that was not good enough, the song itself is very easy to play on guitar. You don’t need much of barre chords or even a capo. Most…
  • Guitar Chords: Chand Mera Dil, Hum Kisise Kum Naheen [1977]

    Abhinav Sonkar
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    The song Chand Mera Dil is a beautiful melody from the movie Hum Kisise Kum Naheen. That movie had so many good songs that this one gets eclipsed by the charm of the others. So good was R D Burman with this film. But if you love to play acoustic guitar, then you got to play this song with its simple basic open chords. The song is in the key of Am. The chords used in this song are: Am Dm G C In the Antra part the song switches to the scale of F for 2 lines and uses these chords: F Bb C7 Then it switches back to Am via G scale. G Abdim:2 Am This brilliant insight was noticed by Jayswami. At…
  • Guitar Chords: Galliyan (Unplugged), Ek Villain [2014]

    Abhinav Sonkar
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:30 pm
    The movie Ek Villain did not arouse much interest in me but the soundtrack turned out to be good. Music by Ankit Tiwari is balanced and the unplugged version of Galliyan is quite enthralling. The original version of Galliyan is in the key of A#m but the unplugged version is in D#m (probably to suit the voice of Shraddha Kapoor). The chords in D#m scale are all barre so I would recommend using a capo to simplify the chords. Chords used in the song (with capo on 1st fret): Dm Bb C Am F The continuous pauses in strumming makes the song a treat to play. Below strumming pattern can be used…
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  • Welcome to the Equinox

    Paul Hackett
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Today is the Autumn Equinox, a day which marks the changing of the seasons. It's also an especially good day for finding your way. This first appeared on Guitar Noise. © 2014.
  • Flashback #12 – Woodstock

    Paul Hackett
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:12 am
    The Woodstock Music & Arts Festival was a one-in-a-million cultural event that became the touchstone of an entire era. This weekend is the 45th anniversary. This first appeared on Guitar Noise. © 2014.
  • Flashback #11 – Apollo 11

    Paul Hackett
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:07 am
    Forty-five years ago, close to a million people watched Apollo 11 blast off from Kennedy Space Center. We'll commemorate their eight days in space. This first appeared on Guitar Noise. © 2014.
  • (Sort of the) Guitar Noise News – May 2014

    David Hodge
    19 May 2014 | 4:07 am
    This is one of those occasional blogs I write when the mood strikes me. But we'll call it the "(Sort of the) Guitar Noise News" for May 2014. This first appeared on Guitar Noise. © 2014.
  • Guitar Noise News – April 2014

    David Hodge
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:04 am
    Welcome to the April 2014, or "Earth Day edition" of Guitar Noise News, the "official newsletter" of the Guitar Noise website. This first appeared on Guitar Noise. © 2014.
 
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  • EHX Release Turnip Greens Pedal

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    22 Sep 2014 | 3:16 pm
    The new Turnip Greens multi-effect pedal combines two of our hottest selling products, the transparent Soul Food overdrive and lush Holy Grail Max reverb. Beyond simply combining these two great products, we’ve added additional features to make the pair even more potent! This could easily become a go-to pedal for the player looking for a simple yet sweet sounding set up or the secret weapon you never knew you were missing. I don’t think I’ve seen a drive & reverb combo pedal before, it’s a nice idea for a complete amp in a pedal. Read more about it at EHX.com. The…
  • TrueFire Andy Timmons Electric Expression

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    21 Sep 2014 | 3:02 pm
    I’ve always thought that an Andy Timmons instructional video would be really cool and this definitely looks like a great video for TrueFire.com from Andy covering lots of musical concepts and then putting them into practice. Check out the video above for a full explanation about everything that is included in Electric Expression. Andy Timmons Electric Expression is available to pre-order from truefire.com. Expected release date is October 1st, 2014. The post TrueFire Andy Timmons Electric Expression appeared first on Guitar Noize.
  • New Alter Ego V2 Vintage Echo and T2 Reverb Pedal from TC Electronic

    admin
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    TC Electronic have announced an update to the amazing sounding vintage voiced Alter Ego delay pedal, now called the Alter Ego V2. This is the regular size pedal the same as the original Flashback Delay, not to be confused with the Alter Ego X4 that was recently released. The Alter Ego V2 contains nine of the echo sounds from Alter Ego X4 including faithful recreations of the most sought after echo units such as the Echorec, the Space Echo and the Echoplex. The Alter Ego V2 Vintage Echo also sports a built-in looper, TC Electronic’s proprietary TonePrint technology and the futuristic…
  • Mesa Boogie’s new Mark Five Twenty-Five

    admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:33 pm
    The Mesa Boogie Mark Five is a modern day classic, it includes the best tones from the company’s history combined with modern day metal tones enjoyed by the likes of John Petrucci. In short it’s a monster amp. Well now Mesa Boogie have introduced a more compact and lower wattage version for those of us who aren’t selling out arenas called the Mesa Boogie Mark Five Twenty-Five which is a 25 Watt amp but is switchable down to 10 watts. The amp also includes Mesa’s new CabClone™ Cabinet Simulator Built-In with an Output and Internal Amp Load and Headphone Output –…
  • Review: Nick Johnston – Atomic Mind

    admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Atomic Mind is the third solo album from the super talented Canadian guitarist Nick Johnston. Nick has been carving out his own style of music for years and stands head and shoulders above a crowded landscape of instrumental guitarists as someone who is instantly recognisable. Nick has a certain sound not only when he is soloing but also when he is writing music, there are so many influences that come through in the music much like his friend and guest on the album Guthrie Govan. In fact there are a lot of similarities in Nick and Guthrie’s playing, they’re both on another level.
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  • The Guitar Drum

    Alexander
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:53 am
    Guitar Drum is an interesting attachable add-on for acoustic guitar that produces "cajon" like drum sounds.read more
  • Jensen Bass Speakers

    Alexander
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Jensen expand their speaker line with two distinct sounding Jensen Bass Speakers - Punch Sound and Smooth Sound. read more
  • The Top 10 Best Distortion Pedals Available Today

    Alexander
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Turn up the gain to create crunchy riffs and singing leads with our Top 10 Distortion Pedal selection. read more
  • EHX Turnip Greens Overdrive and Reverb Pedal

    Alexander
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Electro-Harmonix introduces Turnip Greens, a multi-effect pedal that combines overdrive and reverb in one package.read more
  • EVH Wolfgang WG Standard

    Alexander
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    EVH Gear announce the launch of their most affordable Wolfgang model, the Wolfgang WG Standard.read more
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  • Duane Allman Style Lesson Now Available

    John W. Tuggle
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    [ Update ] This Lesson is now available. Duane Allman Style Lesson In the next Premium Lesson I’ll be releasing a Duane Allman style solo lesson where you will learn how to play a solo similar to “Not My Cross To Bear” by the Allman Brothers Band. I think this will be a great addition to my Premium Lessons and will introduce a new category of lessons to the site. In this new category I will be releasing solos in the style of artists such as Duane Allman, Freddie King, Albert King, Albert Collins and many more. These new Premium Lessons will be for sale as a Download only at…
  • What is the Tone Lab?

    John W. Tuggle
    4 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
    Recently I’ve added a new section to the website called the Tone Lab. I think it’s a great way to demonstrate many different combinations of gear to show you what they sound like. Also, it’s a great way for me to document and be able to recall all of my gear settings and tones that I find along the way. Many times when I find a certain sound that I am looking for, I’ll never write down the exact settings that I used to get it. Then, it’s essentially lost forever. With this new Tone Lab system, I can always go back and see exactly what gear I used to get the tones…
  • Fender 1979 Twin Reverb Makeover

    John W. Tuggle
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    That old Fender Twin Reverb that I have has been sitting in a corner for years now not being used. It’s a great amp with unbelievable headroom. It is a 1979 after further investigation. I originally thought that it was a 1976 or 1974. Looking up the serial number determined this for me. This site is where I found out the year. Serial Number Lookup When I pulled out the twin, plugged it in and started playing, I realized that it sure did have a really great sound that was completely different from the Vibrolux and Avatar 45. Nice and clean is what a Twin is for with hardly any breakup at…
  • The Scumback J75 Speaker Upgrade

    John W. Tuggle
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:55 am
    Lately I’ve been trying to get my Avatar 45 to sound much better than what it has been. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great amp for sure, but there has just been something that irks me about the tone I have been getting with it. I thought that getting some different speakers for the 2 X 12 Avatar Cabinet could be the solution. I have been using two Celestion speakers in the 2 X 12 Avatar cabinet. A G12H 30 and a G12M 25 Greenback. Now these speakers are supposed to be great, but I just don’t really like them for what I am looking for. To me, the mids have a cardboard…
  • Drop High D Tuning for Slide

    John W. Tuggle
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    The first thing you may be asking when you see this post is, “What the heck is Drop High D Tuning?” Well you have probably heard of Drop D Tuning where you tune the Low E string a whole step down to D. So I decided to reverse that and you’ll have Drop High D. Drop High D tunes the High E String a whole step down to D while keeping the low string an E. I’ve never heard of anyone doing this, but I’m sure it’s been done before. If you try to Google Drop High D Tuning, you will probably find nothing as I just made the term up. Drop D Tuning – D A D G B E…
 
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  • Bass of the Week: Matteo Rufini Precision IV Custom Vintage Series

    Kevin Johnson
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    A few months ago, Jordan Brown sent us some pictures of a bass he was having made. I knew even before it was finished that it was going to be a killer bass, and it looks like I was right. Brown, who is an active player in London, reached out to Italian luthier Matteo Rufini...
  • Getting Back in the Practice Room: Regaining Inspiration

    Donovan Stokes
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Everyone who stays at this music thing for a time will likely find themselves lacking in motivation at some point or another. If practicing has become a chore, or if you can’t even bring yourself to pick up the instrument, perhaps some of these strategies might bring some fire back into your musical life. Take...
  • Hipster Slayer: In Space

    Corey Brown
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    The last time we featured bassist Mats Ödahl, he knocked us out with the video of him playing along to a Charlie Parker solo. Mats just shared a new video with us, which is quite different and shows the bassist’s diversity. “I wanted to share a new live-performance video from my Finnish band Hipster Slayer...
  • Inspired Grateful Dead Show with Branford Marsalis Now Available in Official Version

    News Team
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    If not for bassist Phil Lesh, the Grateful Dead’s March 29, 1990 show at the Nassau Coliseum wouldn’t have been quite as noteworthy as it was. On that night, Lesh invited jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis to sit in for one tune — “Birdsong.” He played it, and then, with the band’s encouragement, stayed for the...
  • Weekly Top 10: Rock Bass with Overdrive How To, Old School Bass, Effects Q&A, Top Bass Videos and More

    Corey Brown
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Brace yourself for a whole lotta bass goodness, all at once. From some great effects-related how-to’s to some jaw-dropping videos, some sweet old school goodness (one truly old school, another inspired by the old school) plus some other top news from the world of bass, here are the top 10 most viewed articles and videos...
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  • MGK Twangcaster Pine Barncaster

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:50 am
    I'm very tempted. ... MGK Twangcaster Pine Barncaster
  • My new favorite drink...

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:48 am
    I found these over in England, and they are delicious The mixed fruit one was very good, but the Summer Fruit one is heaven in a glass. They don't sell 'em in the States though
  • 09.22.14

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    ... 09.22.14
  • Mayo

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:43 am
    nes Legend T The new Mayones Legend T is our proposal for the old time enthusiasts. Following the fashionable trend for vintage instruments we created a 22 fret guitar that recalls the times when rock'n'roll was born. The series feature traditional materials and accessories. An alder body is combined with a 22 fret, set-in maple neck and maple or rosewood fretboard. The hardware consist of Mayo Vintage Guitar Bridge, classic S-S pickup configuration and... Mayo
  • LA Amp and Custom Guitar show anyone?

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:34 am
    http://www.ampshow.com/ I'm thinking of going on one of the days....
 
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  • Dominant 7th Chord Guitar Lesson – Part 4: Combining Scales

    Zach
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    About the Guitar Lesson Welcome to video four in the series, How to Play Over a Dominant Seventh Chord. In this free lesson, you take a look at combining scales and mixing major and minor. Download the tab >> Download the backing track >> In the first three parts of this video series, you look…
  • Dominant 7th Chord Guitar Lesson – Part 3: Minor Pentatonic

    Zach
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    About the Guitar Lesson Welcome to video three in the series, How to Play Over a Dominant Seventh Chord. In this free lesson, you take a look at using the minor pentatonic, and one of its common variations, the minor blues scale. Download the tab >> Download the backing track >> MINOR PENTATONIC Normally, the…
  • Dominant 7th Chord Guitar Lesson – Part 2: Major Pentatonic

    Zach
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    About the Guitar Lesson Welcome to video two in the series, How to Play Over a Dominant Seventh Chord. In this free lesson, you take a look at using the major pentatonic, and one of its common variations, the major blues scale. Download the tab >> Download the backing track >> MAJOR PENTATONIC Anytime you…
  • Dominant 7th Chord Guitar Lesson – Part 1: Dominant Scale

    Zach
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    About the Guitar Lesson In this, the first of four videos on how to play over a dominant seventh chord, you take a look at where a dominant seventh chord comes from and its natural scale, the dominant scale. Download the tab >> Download the backing track >> 5TH DEGREE The dominant seventh chord is…
  • 5 Awesome Guitar Videos You MUST Watch

    Zach
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:19 pm
    There are countless videos of guitar players on YouTube or elsewhere on the web, mostly of someone covering a song or performing one of their own. Some are great, others… maybe not so much. However, every now and then, you come across a guitar video that’s a must-watch, either because it’s an amazing performance or…
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    Guitar International Magazine

  • Church of Mushroomhead Speaks out on The Righteous & The Butterfly

    Guitar International Magazine
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:32 pm
    By: Robert Cavuoto The influential industrial metal band, Mushroomhead, released their eighth studio album this past May entitled; The Righteous & The Butterfly. It’s a dedication to original guitarist, J.J. Righteous and the band’s former photographer (and drummer Steve “Skinny” Felton’s wife) Vanessa Solowiow, who both passed away. The CD marks the return of vocalist J. Mann, the debut of new guitarist Church and bassist Dr. F. Now with the band supercharged with drummers Skinny, Robert Diablo and Stitch, vocalists J. Mann, Jeffery Nothing and Waylon, guitarist Church,…
  • Legendary Rock Icons Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS Named Presenters for the T.J. Martell Foundation

    Guitar International Magazine
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Press Release Source: M2M PR Gene Simmons The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer, and AIDS Research announced legendary rock icons Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS will present longtime manager and business partner, Doc McGhee, with the Music Industry Achievement Award at this year’s Spirit of Excellence Awards to be held Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. McGhee joins other honorees Arthur Fogel, Chairman of Global Music & President of Global Touring Live Nation, and Ben Silverman, Founder & Chairman of Electus.  The late veteran…
  • Leon Todd – Ragdoll is Rocking from the Heart!

    Guitar International Magazine
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    By: Robert Cavuoto Todd Leon Ragdoll, a West Australian three-piece rock band that creates magic every time they hit the stage recently released their new EP, All I Want is Everything. The band has spent the last three years tirelessly working on their music in order to bring their style of rock ‘n roll to fans everywhere. I had the pleasure of speaking with guitarist, Leon Todd, about All I Want is Everything, and how the group is gearing up for world domination. Robert Cavuoto: Tell me a little about the Ragdoll’s origins?  Leon Todd: Ragdoll got together as a trio at the…
  • PRS Guitars Adds All-Mahogany Acoustics to SE Angelus Line Up

    Guitar International Magazine
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
    Press Release Source: PRS Guitars PRS SE A10E The PRS Guitars’ SE A10E is the first all-mahogany guitar in the SE Angelus line up. The all-mahogany body construction of this guitar provides a controlled attack and strong fundamental, delivering a warm, woody tone with a focused, punchy midrange. This strong midrange character allows the A10E to easily find a non-competing place in a mix, making it ideal for both the studio and the stage. “The A10E adds a new option to the SE Angelus line at a great price point for players looking to add an affordable, reliable acoustic to their…
  • PRS Guitarist Jakko Jakszyk of King Crimson on Tour This Fall (Interview)

    Guitar International Magazine
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    Press Release Source: PRS Guitars King Crimson’s Jakko Jakszyk with his “one of a kind” PRS guitar – photo courtesy of PRS Guitars. Legendary band King Crimson is coming to the U.S. this fall for a multi-city tour. The new King Crimson lineup features founder Robert Fripp reuniting with bassman Tony Levin, drummer-percussionists Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree), and Bill Rieflin (PEM, Nine Inch Nails), woodwind legend Mel Collins, and PRS guitarist and Crimson’s lead vocalist Jakko Jakszyk. Playing a PRS P24 guitar outfitted with a custom graphic…
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    LeftyFretz.com - The Left Handed Guitar Player's Resource

  • Lefty Guitars For Kids – 3/4 Sized Models

    Neal
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:46 am
    Recently we wrote a guide to ½ sized left handed guitars for kids after receiving several emails from parents with lefty children.  As we revealed in that article, there are very few lefty guitars which fall into that size bracket, so this week we’ll take a look at ¾ sized guitars where we’ll find a much larger number of left handed options to choose from. Take a look back at the half size left handed guitars article for tips on how to search Google and eBay for the best results.  Obviously this time we’ll need to change ‘1/2’ for ‘3/4’ but everything else will remain the…
  • GNG : Left Handed Guitars

    Neal
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:42 am
    GNG Guitars is based in Italy and specialises in building high-end electric guitars.  GNG markets their guitars as being for those guitarists who truly appreciate the minute and precious details. The company offers a range of guitars, all of which are all fully customisable.  These guitars are truly exquisite and use only the finest of materials, so expect a price tag to match! Left Handed GNG Guitars If you have the cash to splash, GNG will make you any of their guitars in a left-handed version at no additional cost.  See the image below for a few samples from the GNG range. From left to…
  • Should I Learn Guitar Right or Left Handed?

    Neal
    6 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    So you want to take up learning guitar but you’re unsure if you should be playing right or left handed?  Take a read through this article to hopefully find the answer to this tricky question! Every day I waste at least 30 minutes correcting poor advice given by right handed players who think they know it all.  It really is unbelievable the levels of sheer stupidity I see spouted by misinformed players.  If you didn’t own a Porsche would you give advice to someone wanting to find out what it’s like to drive?  No, you certainly would not!  The same principle applies to guitar. …
  • Music Man : Left Handed Guitars and Basses

    Neal
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:45 am
    Music Man Guitars is one of the world’s best known manufacturers of high quality guitars and basses.  The company is a division of the Ernie Ball corporation and all of the guitars are made in San Luis Obisbo in California, USA. Left handed Music Man guitars come with a number of configurable options.  For example you can choose from a variety of different finishes, and have your headstock match the body finish color or keep it natural.  The Petrucci models have the option of a piezo bridge and special inlays, and the Silhouette models also have choices on which material your…
  • Taylor : Left Handed Guitars

    Neal
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:05 am
    Taylor Guitars is a USA guitar brand established in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug.  Although Taylor is mainly known for their highly regarded steel-string acoustic guitars, they have also of late been producing some stunning semi-hollow and solid body electric guitars. But what about left handed models I hear you ask?  Although sadly omitted from the current Taylor website, here is the old FAQ entry about left handed availability: Do you make left-handed models? Yes, you can get any current Taylor guitar in a left-handed model. There is no extra charge. We can even do a left-handed…
 
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    Guitar Planet Magazine: Latest News

  • Electro-Harmonix Cooks Up Turnip Greens

    21 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    Electro-Harmonix introduces the Turnip Greens, a compact multi-effect pedal combining the award-winning Soul Food Overdrive and Holy Grail Max Reverb. The Soul Food delivers transparent sounds starting with clean boost and progressing all the way to intense overdrive. It’s equally adept at adding punch to a player’s tone, pushing an amp into saturation or in front of other dirt pedals driving them into new worlds of distortion.The Holy Grail Max provides four carefully crafted reverbs: Spring, Hall, Plate and Reverse. A newly designed analog wet/dry control yields a constant volume curve…
  • The Top 5: Scottish Guitar Bands

    20 Sep 2014 | 2:28 am
    Scotland is staying in the United Kingdom, but, whatever the result, in this historic moment Guitar...
  • Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators - World on Fire

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    Slash and Myles Kennedy promise to set the world on fire as they join forces for a second time.
  • Schecter Keith Merrow KM-6

    15 Sep 2014 | 11:17 am
    Schecter Guitar Research proudly announces the addition of the new Keith Merrow KM-6 signature 6 string guitar model. It will be showcased for the first time in a new edition of Schecter Guitars’ ‘Conquering Rifftopia’ webisode IV on www.schecterguitars.com. Building on the massive success of the prior Keith Merrow 2014 Signature 7 string model, Schecter Guitar Research has decided to respond to the enormous popular demand by producing and releasing a new 6 string version of the much acclaimed KM-7. “The KM-7 turned out to be the perfect guitar for what I do. It just made sense…
  • Opeth - Pale Communion

    14 Sep 2014 | 11:19 am
    Opeth transcend their previous achievements on Pale Communion as they head toward a vital next...
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    Gear Vault

  • History of Marshall Guitar Amplifiers

    Charlie
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:41 pm
    Marshall is to guitar amps what Fender is to guitars. The legacy that the company has left has few rivals and it has indeed defined the very music of the era in which it came out. The history of Marshall Amplifiers has had a greater impact on Rock music than some would give credit to it for. However Marshall greatly deserves its place in history for its incredible contribution to music as it is today. Gear-Vault Instrument Reviews
  • Roland Cube 80X Guitar Amplifier

    Charlie
    20 Jun 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Roland launches the most powerful guitar amplifier in the CUBE-Series lineup, the new Roland CUBE 80X guitar amplifier expands on Roland’s top-selling CUBE-60. The Cube 80-X delivers a massive 80-watts of power through a 12-inch speaker, and features a switchable clean and lead channel designed from its predecessor CUBE-Series.
  • Peavey ValveKing II Micro-Head Review

    Charlie
    14 May 2014 | 3:54 pm
    When it comes to rocking it out on stage or in the studio, you need a reliable amplifier that can provide that big tube tone. In this regard, Peavey’s ValveKing II Micro-head seems to be on everyone’s lips. Boasting top-of-the-line features such: as a switchable 20W/5W/1W power output, three 12AX7 tubes, pair of EL84 power […]
  • Enter To Win a Slash Signature Gibson Guitar

    Charlie
    9 May 2014 | 10:16 am
    Here’s your chance to win a $3,000 Gibson (Slash Signature Rosso Corsa) Les Paul. This axe has a beatiful AAA-grade maple top. This Slash Signature Les Paul is built on a foundation of the same traditional tonewood combination that helped to make the Les Paul Standard legendary when it first arrived six decades ago. A […]
  • Nashville’s Must-Stop Music City Guitar Shops!

    Charity Neal
    5 May 2014 | 11:48 am
    Mom & Pop guitar shops are a treasured rarity in the fast-paced world we find ourselves living in today.Screw Guitar Center! Check out Gear-Vault’s Must-Stop Music City Mom & Pop Guitar Shops in the Nashville area that ooze that Southern hospitality we all crave! Gruhn Guitars Come on by Gruhn Guitars aka guitar heaven! You […]
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    Vancouver Guitar Lessons

  • How To Play ACDC – 5 Riffs

    fearzero
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:18 am
    Hi again everyone! So this time I am going to focus on ACDC guitarist and main songwriter Malcolm Young. If you have not heard the sad news, Malcolm is no longer able to perform or record with the band due to a medical condition. Anyway, I thought I would take this time to spotlight some of the killer riffs written by Malcolm Young over the years. Enjoy! Chords Tablulature
  • Breath Control

    fearzero
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:17 am
    Hi everyone, I’ve got a brand new, free vocal lesson for you here. This lesson deals with proper breath control when singing. As a singer, you want to have the most efficient way to get breath into your lungs as possible. If you do not do this correctly it can lead to singing flat or falling off of pitches at the end of phrases which is very undesirable. Watch this vid and learn proper breath support now. Thanks for watching, if you want lessons with me in person or online, contact me on the info page.
  • 5 Classic Metal Riffs For Guitar

    fearzero
    17 Sep 2013 | 12:47 pm
    This week I am teaching you 5 classic metal riffs. Follow the video and the tab. All I can say is use LOTS of gain/distortion when playing these riffs for maximum kick assedness! \M/ 5 classic metal riffs page 1 5 classic metal riffs page 2
  • How To Sing And Play Guitar

    fearzero
    30 Aug 2013 | 10:47 am
    Okay, back with a quick lesson this week. This lesson shows my method for learning to sing and play guitar at the same time. Below is the music notation and chords to play this lesson and a video: G major, D major, F major, C major chords Strumming and counting I suggest learning to count and play the rhythm first, get the chord switching flawless while counting and doing the correct strums as notated. After getting this, start to talk the words while strumming. Do small sections of two or three words at a time. Watch the video for more information. Thanks for checking out the lesson! If you…
  • 5 Tricks To Make People Think You’re Amazing At Guitar

    fearzero
    24 Aug 2013 | 1:55 am
    Alright, it has been a year. Time flies, what can I say lol! I want to just put this out there. This is not a lesson designed to make you a better musician per se, although if you get something musical out of it great! These are just (pretty) easy to learn tricks that will get your fingers moving right away and that sound cool with minimal amounts of practice. Anyway, the tab for the lesson is below and the video is below that. Enjoy! 5 guitar tricks 5 guitar tricks part 2 5 guitar tricks part 3
 
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    Guitarist Academy | Guitarist Academy

  • Playing Slide with Style

    Paul Bright
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Playing Slide with StylePlaying with a slide looks pretty easy at first glance. For starters, even though you might be using heavier strings, you aren’t pressing down on them as you would normally need to; there’s no real fretting involved, for the most part. Even the interaction with the strings is through the slide, you’d think it’s really soft on your hands. Plus, you can afford to be much less accurate with a slide, right? Slide players just wiggle their hands around?I’ve got some bad news if you were expecting an easy time! Playing slide is an art in itself.What Makes Slide…
  • How to Warm Up

    Paul Bright
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:47 am
    How to Warm Up Frequent, careful and focused practice is the key to improving your overall skill. But how do you make sure you’re in tip-top playing condition in the short run? An effective warm up routine is essential. It doesn’t need to be exactly the same each time, but you may be able to work out an exact routine that you want to stick with – just because it works for you and helps you play comfortably and with ease, without any stiffness. Everyone’s different and you should feel free to mix and match any of the tricks I outline in this post. Stretching Stretching…
  • A Fool-Proof Guide to Tuning by Ear

    Paul Bright
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    A Fool-Proof Guide to Tuning by Ear This blog’s touched on tuning before – how could it not come up? If you’re not in tune, that’s it. You’re done for. Nothing you play will sound alright, you could have the technique to put the greatest guitar legends to shame but if your instrument’s out of tune it will sound like someone’s stepped on a cat’s tail. An electronic tuner, like a little clip-on thing or a pedal, is great. It really is, you’ll be bang on tune (unless you have a faulty device or the batteries are low on charge) and you barely need to think about it. In my…
  • Keeping Good Time

    Paul Bright
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:07 pm
     Keeping Good TimeYou can normally tell when someone’s playing out of time. It either ruins the flow of a solo piece or throws a whole band’s performance off. Even the least discerning audience – maybe a wedding reception where people are drinking and won’t even notice some bum notes! – will be upset by music that is out of time. Tapping your foot to music that’s out of time is like clicking your fingers to the beat of a bumblebee trying to escape through a closed window: you’re going to have a bad time. Typically, unless you’re playing some something weird and atonal…
  • Playing With Other Musicians

    Paul Bright
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    Playing With Other MusiciansJamming with other people is one of the very best ways to improve your playing, not to mention it’s also one of the most fun things any musician can do! You’ll gain confidence and learn how to read other people’s subtle cues; some things just can’t be picked up in solitary practice sessions. Don’t take my word for it, though, Marty Friedman – one of the greatest players of all time – once said in an interview: “Bands are where it’s at… The more you play with your band, the more identity you will have as a guitarist.” You don’t…
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    Guitar Chalk

  • Pentatonic Blues Guitar Scale Improv: Tabs and Audio Samples

    Bobby Kittleberger
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:10 am
    I've found that guitar scales are more useful when we can turn them into something other than a straight-laced set-in-stone group of notes.Sure, they're useful for understanding music theory, providing a key for us to play in and for giving a tonal description (major, blues, pentatonic, etc) to a group of notes.But what else can we do with them?These days I don't often recommend that someone spend time memorizing a scale from front to back. You can and there's nothing saying it won't benefit you, but in my view, and personal experience, it's an inefficient way to learn the guitar.Why You…
  • Baritone Guitars: Value List and Affordable Options (2014 Edition)

    Bobby Kittleberger
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:04 am
    Does any guitar player get down more than Mike Mushok?He's especially ruckus when you consider the quiet demeanor of the band around him.You can watch it happen here on the music video for "Home." He's a baritone guy, which essentially means that he's playing a guitar with a really low tuning and strings that are gauged to accommodate.It's like a seven-string guitar without the high E.Do you need a special guitar for that?No.You can buy a set of baritone guitar strings (or even a 7-string set) and put them on a regular guitar with similar benefits.So why by a baritone guitar?Baritone guitars…
  • Guitar Tabs for Beginners: 12 Easy Riffs from Popular Rock Songs

    Bobby Kittleberger
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    If you're a beginner on the guitar, straightforward and easy-to-read tabs are always a welcomed sight.You want to be able to play something even if it's only a portion of a song. Settling for particular riffs, and not necessarily entire songs, gives you a wealth of new options when it comes to finding tabs that suit your skill level. We'll single out 12 riffs from songs that the casual rock fan will likely recognize. The tabs are simple and will give you the opportunity to play things that are more interesting and engaging than topical chords and scales.1. Keep Away by GodsmackThat's Tony…
  • C#M Guitar Chords: The Basics, Expansion and Application

    Bobby Kittleberger
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:11 am
    By the time we're through this lesson, we'll have illustrated and discussed most of what there is to know about C#m guitar chords.We'll cover the simple versions, the complex, how to play each one and how to apply them once you've got them memorized.When we're done you'll have a full and comprehensive understanding of the chord.You'll be able to play a number of different variations of the chord and apply them in appropriate musical situations. The conventional versions are tough and difficult to understand, so this will make the chord easier, more straight forward and more useable.The…
  • Squier Guitars: The Best Value Options and Buying Guide (2014 Edition)

    Bobby Kittleberger
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    First let me caution you on something as it relates to buying Squier guitars.They are cheaper for a number of reasons.Before you buy, I would encourage you to at least browse this forum discussion on Ultimate-Guitar and do a little research on the differences between Squiers and Fenders. In short, Squier guitars use lower-quality material and tend to not last as long or be as reliable as their more expensive Fender counterparts.That's not to say that a Squier guitar isn't worth your consideration, especially if you just want to try the instrument and avoid spending too much. As far as an…
 
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    The Aspiring Guitarist

  • Plateaued and not improving, losing motivation to practice?

    Lukas Kyska
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    I looked down and there it was. My brand new guitar sitting in its case. I knew I should be practicing. I had promised it myself. But somehow, you know… I had to admit: “I am starting to lose my drive for guitar. I feel like I haven’t progressed in last two months.” Suddenly I realized that I had been sitting in a plateau playing the same riffs and licks over and over. I couldn’t find it enjoyable anymore.  I’ve gotten extremely bored playing guitar and I felt that I can’t go any further like this. “This sucks.” Even though I had promised myself that this…
  • Are you stuck in a rut? Try this approach to get unstuck

    Lukas Kyska
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    2012 was a phenomenal year for British cycling. Bradley Wiggins became the first British rider in history to win the Tour de France – world’s most prestigious three-week-long race. The story behind his victory is rather fascinating. In 2010 Dave Brailsford became the new General Manager and Performance Director for Team Sky. Brailsford is a man who masterminded British cycling team’s amazing success in Bejing 2008 (14 medals). As the new  Manager he had put up a plan to win the Tour de France in 5 years. He was wrong, however. They made it in 2 and half years. Not only that. At the…
  • How and why to keep a guitar practice journal

    Lukas Kyska
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    I know you have already heard about the importance of a practice journal, yet you’ve decided not to do it. I know you are already busy and don’t have time for some extra work. I know you have a great memory and you can remember everything you’ve been practicing. But … Just for this moment, let’s pretend you’ve never heard of this idea. Let’s pretend it is completely new to you. And since you are an open-minded person, you’ll at least give it a try. Keep reading and maybe I’ll persuade you that keeping a practice journal might not be the dumbest idea. Are you…
  • Do you want to become a remarkable guitar player? Become better at making mistakes.

    Lukas Kyska
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    In our culture, we are not very proud of making mistakes.  We don’t like making them because it shines a bad light on us. It makes us look incompetent and unprofessional, so we rather play it safe. But what if I told you, that you should make more mistakes? What if I told you, that in order to maximize your inner genius, you need to embrace them? What if I told you, that your improvement depends upon them? Why learning and mistakes go hand in hand? “The only sure way to avoid making mistakes is to have no new ideas.” A. Einstein Let’s face it. We are not perfect and we will never…
  • Forget what you know about practicing guitar. Unconventional truth about successful learning.

    Lukas Kyska
    3 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    California Polytechnic State University baseball team got involved in an interesting experiment. The goal of this experiment was to find out what kind of practice regimen would improve players batting skills the most. Players who participated were highly experienced individuals. To determine what kind of practice produces better results, they were divided into two groups and each of this groups followed different practice routine. Why am I talking about baseball? Hold on, everything will become clear soon. Hitting a baseball is a very complex skill that takes years to master. Not only you…
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    Guitar Adventures

  • Washburn C40 Review | Entry-Level Classical Guitar

    Josh Summers
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:05 am
    Unlike most people, I began my “guitar career” on a classical guitar…and I don’t regret it. In fact, I now highly recommend beginner guitarists at least give it a try before they settle on an acoustic or electric guitar. The Washburn name isn’t the first thing that come to mind when anybody starts talking about classical The post Washburn C40 Review | Entry-Level Classical Guitar appeared first on Guitar Adventures.
  • 5 Exciting Ways to Display Your Guitar

    Josh Summers
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:10 am
    The way in which you display your guitar tells a lot about how much you value it. Some of my friends creatively hang their guitars on a wall with a dedicated spotlight as if it were the Lombardi trophy. Others I know just lean their guitar on the nearest couch. Don’t be the latter of the two The post 5 Exciting Ways to Display Your Guitar appeared first on Guitar Adventures.
  • Taylor 300 Series Review | Why I Bring it Everywhere

    Josh Summers
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    I’ve been playing my Taylor 310ce for almost 15 years now. I remember mowing hundreds of lawns back in high school, saving up every penny possible to get the best I could afford. It has traveled with me all across the U.S., to Mexico and even out to China. It looks great and sounds better now The post Taylor 300 Series Review | Why I Bring it Everywhere appeared first on Guitar Adventures.
  • How to Properly Clean an Acoustic Guitar

    Josh Summers
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    When you view your acoustic guitar as an investment you want to properly care for it. I know I do. And I’m not talking about simply wiping it down with a cloth. I’m talking about a proper, deep clean that would make your mama proud. Here I’m going to walk through not only the best practices for cleaning The post How to Properly Clean an Acoustic Guitar appeared first on Guitar Adventures.
  • Best Guitar Tuners Under $15 Reviewed

    Micah Mata
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    [adrotate group="2"]So you’re looking for a new guitar tuner, but don’t want to break the bank. The good news is that although a tuner is a guitar accessory that every guitar player needs to own, it’s not something that you need to spend too much money on. For some it’s convenient to have an app on The post Best Guitar Tuners Under $15 Reviewed appeared first on Guitar Adventures.
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    Six String Journal

  • #10. Mind Twister Chromatic Scale

    13 Sep 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Done with our previous Chromatic exercise...Now here is another Chromatic exercise given by one of our all time favourite Guitarist.....'GUTHRIE GOVAN'...So here is the so called Mind Twister...High E ----------------------------------------------------------------2-3-4-1---3-4-1-2---------------------------B         ----------------------------------------------------1-2-3-4-----------------------------4-1-2-3-------------G       …
  • #9. Chromatic Scale

    13 Sep 2014 | 1:28 am
    Chromatic Scale, also known as the spider exercise is an exercise that will help you to gain speed and momentum and will also bring clarity in your playing. This exercise might be a bit difficult but once you get a hang of it, we're sure it'll be helpful! 1 High E -------------------------------------------------------------------------------7-8-9-10--11-10-9-8--2 B          -------------------------------------------------------------------7-8-9-10----------------------------3 G         …
  • #8. Back in Black Solo Cover!

    6 Sep 2014 | 11:16 pm
    Alright, on request of some of our friends, we're uploading this Back in Black (By AC/DC) Solo Cover.. Recorded by a phone..Please bear with the sound!We'll be uploading more..Thank You! 
  • #7. How to strum?!

    6 Sep 2014 | 1:21 am
    So in this post we'll be focusing on how to strum, Basically the right hand movement... A standard groove is shown below,                                                                                                    Note: we will be discussing this above shown image in our further post..There are 4 beats in a bar(standard 4:4…
  • #6. C Major Scale

    31 Aug 2014 | 3:14 am
    For a guitarist, knowing how to improvise is really important...and for that one should know all of his/her scales...We'll be providing with the tabs of different scales that will help you to improvise in our further posts...so Lets Begin with the first scale!C Major Scale (Two Octave) :High E -----------------------0-1-3------5-7-8--------------------         B ----------------0-1-3---------------------------------------         G -----------0-2----------------------------------------------     …
 
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