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  • How To Play ACDC – 5 Riffs

    Vancouver Guitar Lessons
    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
  • Epiphone Dot Review

    Guitar Gear Finder
    Aaron Matthies
    3 Feb 2015 | 3:52 pm
    The Epiphone Dot is an affordable archtop guitar based on the Gibson ES-335 Dot which was originally released in 1958. The ES-335 (ES stands for Electric Spanish) was the first commerically available thinline artchtop semi-acoustic and has been an incredibly popular guitar with a massive following. This style of guitar has been used by countless guitarists and B.B. King’s iconic guitar called ‘Lucille’ was based on the later model ES-355. While the Epiphone Dot is based on the ES-355, this review will not try to compare the two. I believe a guitar should stand on…
  • Shergold 6 and 12-string double neck guitar, ex Julian Cope

    Guitar Blog
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    guitarz.blogspot.com: We recently looked at a very fine example of a Shergold doubleneck 4+8 string bass. Now it's time to meet its guitar counterpart, the above pictured Shergold 6+12 string doubleneck which is currently being offered for sale via eBay UK with bids starting at £1,000. To make it even more interesting, this particular guitar until recently belonged to Julian Cope. I'm pretty sure I've seen it played live at one of his shows that I've attended. The guitar was used on the recording of "Too Freud to Rock'n'Roll, Too Jung to Die" by Cope's power trio Brain Donor. However, the…
  • Ibanez Roadstar with Evil Ernie comic book finish

    Guitar Blog
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:03 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com:We looked at the Batman Raven guitar a little while back. It looks like the seller has done it again.Here we see a mid 1980s Ibanez get the Evil Ernie treatment. The less obscure guitar gets a more obscure comic.The seller says it is "perfectly playable but looks good on a wall too".Which is a good thing, about the playability that is, since $500 would be a lot to spend on guitar-art.R.W. Haller© 2015, Guitarz - The Original Guitar Blog - the blog that goes all the way to 11!Please read our photo and content policy.{{ Guitarz - guitarz.blogspot.com }}
  • E BLUES CHORD STUDY: All the chords you’ll ever need

    The Aspiring Guitarist
    Lukas Kyska
    10 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The goal of this article is to teach you how you can expand your chords vocabulary. I want to show you how you can fill your guitar fretboard with many different chords, so when the situation calls for it, you are ready to go. To keep things simple, we are going  to work on blues in E, since most guitar players are familiar with it, but you can use this system when working on any style or  tune. My intention is to show you a framework that you can use anytime you need to expand your knowledge of chords. This is not the only system that’s out there, but this one works very well for me…
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    Guitarkadia

  • Guitarkadia Sessions: Jack Wilkins

    guitarkadia
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:39 am
    Guitarkadia Sessions video series continues with Jazz guitarist Jack Wilkins. Produced by Emon Hassan. Twitter & FB: @guitarkadia
  • Guitarkadia Sessions: Gary Lucas

    guitarkadia
    11 Mar 2015 | 5:38 am
    A series of videos from a session with guitarist Gary Lucas. Produced by Emon Hassan. On Twitter, FB & Instagram @guitarkadia
  • Guitarkadia Sessions: Gene Bertoncini

    guitarkadia
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:32 am
    A series of Guitarkadia Sessions videos with Jazz guitarist Gene Bertoncini. Produced by Emon Hassan for Guitarkadia.
 
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  • Shergold 6 and 12-string double neck guitar, ex Julian Cope

    26 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    guitarz.blogspot.com: We recently looked at a very fine example of a Shergold doubleneck 4+8 string bass. Now it's time to meet its guitar counterpart, the above pictured Shergold 6+12 string doubleneck which is currently being offered for sale via eBay UK with bids starting at £1,000. To make it even more interesting, this particular guitar until recently belonged to Julian Cope. I'm pretty sure I've seen it played live at one of his shows that I've attended. The guitar was used on the recording of "Too Freud to Rock'n'Roll, Too Jung to Die" by Cope's power trio Brain Donor. However, the…
  • 1979 Gretsch Committee with a slightly modified body

    24 Mar 2015 | 9:10 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com:This poor Gretsch Committee has been modified to allow reach to the higher frets. It does look like the job was well done at least. To see what it should look like check here for an unmolested version.I do admit though that the offset nature does not bother me that much and if it would help with negotiating a cheaper price it would be possible to get a nice Gretsch solidbody at a deal.My "kijiji trade" wheels are turning.R.W. Haller© 2015, Guitarz - The Original Guitar Blog - the blog that goes all the way to 11!Please read our photo and content policy.{{…
  • Ibanez Roadstar with Evil Ernie comic book finish

    23 Mar 2015 | 6:03 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com:We looked at the Batman Raven guitar a little while back. It looks like the seller has done it again.Here we see a mid 1980s Ibanez get the Evil Ernie treatment. The less obscure guitar gets a more obscure comic.The seller says it is "perfectly playable but looks good on a wall too".Which is a good thing, about the playability that is, since $500 would be a lot to spend on guitar-art.R.W. Haller© 2015, Guitarz - The Original Guitar Blog - the blog that goes all the way to 11!Please read our photo and content policy.{{ Guitarz - guitarz.blogspot.com }}
  • Hondo Deluxe 757 Tele copy from the 1980s

    22 Mar 2015 | 8:07 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com:When I started playing guitar as a teenager in the 80s we all had the "cheap" knockoffs of the guitars we thought we really wanted. I personally knew at least 8 players with Hondo guitars. They were all Les Paul and Stratocaster copies. I knew they made other models, especially those inspired by the decade, but never before have I seen a Hondo telecaster.This made in Japan Hondo Deluxe 757 looks to be in great shape and I really like the lemony sunburst. At $150 Canadian the only thing keeping me from this awesome copy is mere logistics as it's a few big provinces…
  • Parker P36 Leather Wrapped Guitar from 2008 with Piezo pickup

    21 Mar 2015 | 8:17 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com:I have a love/hate relationship with Parker guitars. I've played a few of them and they have all played and sounded great. I love that they are inventive with design and were one of the first, I believe, to offer piezo acoustic sounds as a standard item on their guitars.Now for the hate: I think they are ugly.It's that plain and simple. Though i often love "ugly" or non-conventional designs almost wholly because of said ugliness, i cannot find love for the Parker.This leather wrapped Parker P36 is no exception to the rule. It's almost as if they found a way to make it…
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  • Waterloo Guitars by Collings

    Josh
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Earlier this year, Collings Guitars introduced a new brand of guitars called Waterloo: The Waterloo guitar line is a look back in time to when there was a genuine need for soulful tone that could be coaxed from simple instruments. The blues, country, and folk music played on these instruments was made in heartfelt response to the hard times of the depression era. It was music heard in work camps and barn dances, kitchens and honky-tonks, porches, street corners and churches. These musical styles became the roots of popular American music for decades to come. The Waterloo brand is all about…
  • Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival

    Josh
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    This looks like an interesting guitar competition and festival being held this Fall in the Milwaukee area: The Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival is an annual, multi-genre competition which features four different categories—Rock/Blues, Fingerstyle, Jazz, and Classical. Four competitions, one festival. Contestants compete for $22,000 in prize money! The performer list looks interesting as well. Ana Vidovic will perform on Thursday, August 13. Troy Stetina and Jonathan Kreisberg will perform on Friday, August 14. And, Leo Kottke and Antoine Dufour will perform on Saturday,…
  • Robben Ford “Into the Sun”

    Josh
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Robben Ford has announced a new album titled Into the Sun that will be released on March 31. Into The Sun, which follows last year’s critically acclaimed A Day In Nashville and 2013’s Bringing It Back Home, explores the breadth of Ford’s sophisticated, visionary writing and playing, creating a new chapter in his brilliant musical history. The album features a coterie of guests: Allman Brothers guitarist and Gov’t Mule frontman Warren Haynes on “High Heels And Throwing Things,” slide guitar guru Sonny Landreth on “So Long 4 U,” Americana and blues icon Keb’ Mo’ and pedal…
  • Weapon of Choice: Why the Stratocaster Survives

    Josh
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    NPR recently talked about the venerable Fender Stratocaster in Weapon of Choice: Why the Stratocaster Survives: The Fender Stratocaster turned 60 last year. When it came out of the factory in 1954, it didn’t sound — or look — like any other guitar. Leo Fender’s small company was looking to improve the Telecaster, its groundbreaking solid-body electric, first introduced three years earlier. But far more than a tweak here or there, Fender created an entirely new instrument that’s become almost synonymous with the phrase “electric guitar.” It really is amazing…
  • Wampler Pedals Plexi-Drive Deluxe

    Josh
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Wampler Pedals unveiled the Plexi-Drive Deluxe at this year’s NAMM show, and the pedal is being officially released this week on February 27. This new pedal is an updated version of Wampler’s Plexi-Drive and features a three-band EQ and a foot-switchable Tubescreamer-type boost circuit. Also added is a bright switch for customizing the tone for your specific amplifier. Here is demo-master Mike Hermans demoing the pedal: I’m a big fan of Wampler pedals, and I think this will likely be the next addition to my pedalboard. You can purchase the pedal directly from Wampler or from…
 
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    Guitar Noize

  • Aalberg Audio Announce 2 New Wireless Controlled Pedals

    admin
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:27 am
    Back in August last year I posted about a new innovative pedal company called Aalberg Audio who have created a delay pedal called EKKO which is controlled by a wireless remote, AERO. This pedal was a crowdfunding success and the company has used it’s technology to expand the range in time for Musikmesse 2015. The two new pedals are called the ROM RO-1 Reverb Pedal and TRYM TR-1 Tremolo Pedal. These new effects pedals can also be controlled using one AERO controller. Both pedals will debut at Frankfurt Musikmesse 2015, Booth: 4.0 E68A. Aalberg Audio website The post Aalberg Audio…
  • Gibson Eden of Coronet SG – Ugly, $2,000,000 Guitar

    admin
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:07 am
    Just when you think you’ve seen the ugliest guitar of the year, the Fender Custom Shop Pine Cone Stratocaster, Gibson go one better and create the Gibson Eden of Coronet SG. This guitar is a collaboration between jewellery designer Aaron Shum, founder of CORONET®… no I’ve never heard of them but apparently they like diamonds because they stuck $2,000,000 worth of them all over a perfectly good SG and then created one of the most awkward photos of Henry J’s career. Speaking of Henry Juszkiewicz he had this to say, “All along we’ve been striving to expand our…
  • Tony MacAlpine – Concrete Gardens, Pre-order available

    admin
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:45 am
    Tony MacAlpine is set to release his new album ‘Concrete Gardens‘ will be released on April 21st and is available for pre-order in Digital Download, Standard Edition CD, and Special Edition CD/DVD versions at http://tonymacalpine.spinshop.com You can check out a preview of the album below with the title track ‘Concrete Gardens’ which is sounding like classic Tony MacAlpine and less like the heavier progressive metal sound of his previous self-titled album. Having said that I’m going off a single track, I have no idea what the rest of the album sounds like yet but…
  • DV Mark Multiamp FG – Frank Gambale Signature Amp

    admin
    21 Mar 2015 | 4:57 am
    There’s not a lot of info on the DV Mark website about the special edition Multiamp FG other than that the tones of Frank Gambale’s signature amp called Ampli-tude are now added to the virtual amps, effects, features and programmability of the Multiamp. Plus, there are 20 finely crafted presets by Frank built in also. Frank Gambale certainly does a great job of demonstrating the DV Mark Multiamp FG in the video above. Check out more info on the DV Mark Multiamp FG here. The post DV Mark Multiamp FG – Frank Gambale Signature Amp appeared first on Guitar Noize.
  • Electro-Harmonix Bad Stone Phaser Reissue Pedal

    admin
    21 Mar 2015 | 4:39 am
    Electro-Harmonix have re-issued their classic Bad Stone Phaser, the first six-stage phaser with an adjustable feedback control and a manual mode that actually lets you freeze the phase sweep. The new version of the pedal comes in a compact pedal chassis with modern features such as true bypass, LED indicator and an AC jack that accepts a standard EHX9.6DC power supply. “Its Rate knob controls the phase shifting speed which, in classic Bad Stone fashion, goes from a very slow swoosh to a rapid, oscillating warble. Feedback determines the depth of the phase effect and a toggle switch lets…
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    Guitarsite News

  • Martin CS-00041-15

    Alexander
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:44 am
    C.F. Martin & Co. expand their Custom Shop line with the new CS-00041-15, featuring solid cocobolo back and sides.read more
  • Gibson Eden of Coronet Diamond Guitar

    Alexander
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:18 am
    Gibson teams up with jewelers to create "Eden of Coronet", an SG guitar embellished with $2 million worth of diamonds!read more
  • Taylor Guitars 2015 Road Shows

    Alexander
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:15 am
    Taylor specialists are back on the road going through various guitar stores and retail outlets for the 2015 continuation of their Taylor Guitars Road Shows. read more
  • GHS Round Core Bass Boomers

    Alexander
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:13 pm
    GHS expands their electric bass strings offering with the Round Core Bass Boomer set, available in sets of four, five or six.read more
  • Caparison CL15 Custom Line 2015

    Alexander
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:03 pm
    Caparison Guitars bring back their double-cutaway Angelus guitar as the Ltd. Ed. hand-crafted Custom Line 2015 (CL15).read more
 
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    Learning Guitar Now Blog

  • 20 Roadhouse Licks Premium Lesson

    John W. Tuggle
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    After working on 4 Artist Style solos for the last 5 months I’ve decided to change things up a little bit. For the next Premium Lesson I want to show you some more rhythmic style Roadhouse blues licks in the key of E. Playing in the key of E can sound really mean and aggressive and I haven’t really covered any lessons on this style until now. These licks could be similar to that of SRV, and Johnny Winter, but I also wanted to throw a little bit of my own style in there. These licks are not direct “In the Style of” licks as I’ve been doing lately with the Solos…
  • New Albert King Premium Lesson

    John W. Tuggle
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:49 am
    In the next installment of my Artist Solos Series we’re going to take a look at the great Albert King. In this solo I tried to capture the essence of what I like about Albert King. I created the solo in the style of Blues Power, Laundromat, and the Sky is Crying. Watch the Solo This solo is now available Here The post New Albert King Premium Lesson appeared first on Learning Guitar Now Blog.
  • Freddie King Style Solo Coming Soon

    John W. Tuggle
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:06 am
    In the next installment of my Artist Solos Series we’re going to take a look at the late great Freddie King. Freddie has always been one of my favorite guitarists and was a big influence on Eric Clapton. His wild bending style combined with an aggressive but smooth way of improvising the blues has made him one of the most imitated blues legends around. In this solo I tried to capture the essence of what I like about Freddie King. I decided to create a solo in the style of Someday After A While while combining some licks that I really like from Have You Ever Loved a Woman. Watch the Solo…
  • Albert Collins Style Lesson Preview Coming Dec 26th

    John W. Tuggle
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:59 am
    In the next installment of my Solos Series, I’ll be showing how to play a 36 Bar Slow Blues Solo in the style of Albert Collins. He’s always been one of my favorite guitar players and I’ve tried to capture a few different elements of his extremely dynamic and staccato blues guitar style. Albert is known for his strange tuning and used of the capo, but I thought it would be more useful to learn elements of his style and then apply them to standard tuning. This Solo is played finger style and if you are not familiar with this technique you would need to go through my Blues…
  • New All Access Pass Video Player with Slow Mo

    John W. Tuggle
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:29 am
    Another new feature that I think you’ll really like in the All Access Pass is the ability to control the speed of the video for all the lesson videos. By using keyboard shortcuts in this new player, you can access controls in the player. Support for all videos in the All Access Pass will be added gradually. Watch the Video I think this is a really great feature that will help you to get the most out of my lessons. To get access to this feature and over 1,0000 Videos join the All Access Pass. The post New All Access Pass Video Player with Slow Mo appeared first on Learning Guitar Now…
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  • Fender Custom Shop Announces 2015 Lineup

    Kevin Johnson
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Every year, Fender announces a new lineup from their Custom Shop that includes at least one bass. The 2015 series includes four basses: the Limited Edition 1955 Precision Bass, the Postmodern Precision Jazz Bass, the 1959 Journeyman Relic Precision Bass, and the 1960 Journeyman Jazz Bass. As part of the Limited Edition series, the Limited...
  • Christian McBride Trio: Fried Pies

    Kevin Johnson
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Here’s a clip that will get your foot tapping. Christian McBride and his trio of pianist Christian Sands and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr. recently visited Seattle’s KPLU for a small set including their take on the classic Wes Montgomery tune “Fried Pies.” The group is firing on all cylinders as they quickly get into a...
  • In Memoriam: Scott Clendenin

    Kevin Johnson
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Scott Clendenin, who played bass with Death, has passed away at the age of 47. A cause of death has not been released, though former band manager Eric Greif stated he had been facing health challenges. Clendenin joined the band in 1996 and was featured on 1998’s The Sound of Perseverance. The bassist continued with...
  • Right Hand Endurance for Bass Players

    Damian Erskine
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Q: I’d like to ask something about right hand endurance. I’m playing in two metal bands, so some of our songs are rather fast-paced (I play 95% of the time with a pick). When rehearsing, everything seems just okay – no problems. But when playing live, my right tends to get this irregular muscular tension,...
  • James Brown, Featuring Bernard Odum: Live on The Hollywood Palace

    Kevin Johnson
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    James Brown had tons of hits, and nearly every one of them was driven by an outstanding bass line. This clip from 1969 on The Hollywood Palace proves just that. After being introduced by Sammy Davis, Jr., Brown and his band tear through a medley of “I Got the Feelin,” “Cold Sweat,” “Say It Loud...
 
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  • Isis

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:43 pm
    Am I the only one who, when hearing the name Isis, thinks of this?
  • Gibson isn't the only company going for the "Lifestyle" angle.

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:42 pm
    http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/mcdon...ollection-fans-beefy-cheesy-everything-163655
  • Let's play a game I just made up

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:42 pm
    You have to buy something from the first page of your local craigslist music section. Right now. Post a link and picture of what it would be and why. Go. http://dallas.craigslist.org/sdf/msg/4950764602.html Would probably try to come down on the price. I could put a big loud Music Man amp to good use, though.
  • Irrational GAS!!!

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:40 pm
    http://www.behringer.com/en/products/x-touch.aspx I miss having real knobs, buttons, and faders in my recording setup. They are totally unnecessary, but I still miss them. I've been using a mixer app on my iPad that connects via wi-fi, and it works like a charm. And yet, I still crave the physical knobs, buttons, and faders. Enter the Behringer X-Touch. Only $599, and it has all the features I'm missing. There's even a... Irrational GAS!!!
  • 6 Original Drum & Bass BT's

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:39 pm
    Have a crack jack!
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    The Punch-In - Insight & Inspriation for Guitar Players

  • 5 Lessons from the GP Vault: Week 1

    Ryan Preston
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:20 pm
    While it’s great to keep up with the latest guitar lessons, it is also critical while mastering any craft to dig deep into the vast sea of knowledge and learn from the greatest lessons of the past. That’s why we took care of the digging for you and put together 5 great guitar lessons from…
  • 81 Free Lessons to Get Your Rhythm Guitar Chops In Order

    Ryan Preston
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:36 am
    Rhythm guitar may not be the sexiest style in the world, but it’s a fundamental skill on your path to become a guitar great (especially if you have any hopes of playing in a band). We’ve put together a playlist featuring our 81 greatest and latest free video lessons to teach you rhythm guitar. If…
  • Top 10 Bass Guitars for Under $500

    Ryan Preston
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:58 am
    The bass guitar: Hands down the coolest instrument in the world. Whether you pluck the bass for jazz, rock, blues, or any other style, we’re here to offer some buying tips when it comes to affordable bass guitars. 

Also, if you’re in the market for an acoustic guitar or electric, be sure to check out…
  • Funk Friday: Nile Rodgers – Good Times Guitar Lick

    Ryan Preston
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:23 am
    It’s the end of the week, you did your time and just want to go home and start the party. You’ve still got a little retro-vibe lingering from #ThrowbackThursday, what’s that perfect thing you need to bring you into the weekend? Funk of course. The feel-good melodies and deep bass lines hit that sweet spot…
  • Paul McCartney Will Welcome Ringo Starr to the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame

    Ryan Preston
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    Ringo Starr is set to officially join the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame this April for music excellence. He will be inducted by his former Beatles bandmate, Paul McCartney. Ringo already is technically in the Hall of Fame as a member of the Beatles, however this will serve as his entrance as a solo…
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    Guitar International Magazine

  • The Les Paul Foundation Announces the Official 100th Birthday of Les

    Guitar International Magazine
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:46 am
    Press Release Source: M2MPR The Les Paul Foundation has announced the official “100th Birthday of Les Paul,” a year-long celebration to launch the famous inventor and musician’s 100th birthday – June 9th, 2015. The celebration, which will last through May of 2016, will include exciting programs beginning with the star-studded June 9th event in New York’s Times Square. Fans of Les Paul will have the opportunity to rub elbows with some of the most famous names in music at the official kick-off event. Music legends including Steve Miller, Journey’s Neal Schon, guitar virtuoso…
  • Electro-Harmonix Expands Reverb Line With The Intro of the Holy Grail NEO

    Guitar International Magazine
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Press Release Source: EHX Responding to requests by pedalboard users for a compact pedal that includes plate reverb, Electro-Harmonix has added the Holy Grail Neo to its lineup. The pedal is housed in EHX’s die-cast nano chassis and also features the perennially popular spring and hall reverbs. Click here to view the embedded video. A three-position toggle switch lets the user select the reverb style and the Reverb knob acts as a wet/dry control. As it is turned clockwise, more reverb and less dry instrument can be heard. The Holy Grail Neo is equipped with True Bypass to ensure maximum…
  • Nigel Harrison discusses finding The Key To The Universe with Michael Des Barres!

    Guitar International Magazine
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:20 pm
    By: Robert Cavuoto (Left to Right) Michael de Barres and Nigel Harrison Michael Des Barres the British singer, songwriter, musician, and actor will be releasing a new full-length CD entitled; The Key To The Universe this April 7th on FOD Records. The album is a return to down and dirty rock music with heavy guitars and unflinching lyrics about living life to the fullest. For this CD Michael enlisted some heavy hitting musicians to fuel this edgy and powerful CD with its enormous songs and strong melodic riffs. On bass is longtime friend and collaborator Nigel Harrison of Blondie and…
  • Eddie Trunk – That Metal Show is Fueled by my Passion and Love of Music!

    Guitar International Magazine
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:22 am
    By: Robert Cavuoto Eddie Trunk As That Metal Show celebrates its 14th season on VH1 Classics, co-host Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine continue to fly the flag for hard rock and heavy metal. As the show grows in popularly, it flourishes and evolves with each new season. Proof of that is evident as we have seen it go from 30 to 60 minutes and highly entertaining segments like “Stump the Trunk,” “Metal Modem,” and “Take It or Leave It” have become show staples. On top of his co-hosting and producing responsibilities for That Metal Show, Eddie Trunk also has two highly…
  • Gary Rossington Celebrating Lynyrd Skynyrd Thirty Years Strong

    Guitar International Magazine
    18 Mar 2015 | 11:52 am
    By: Arlene R. Weiss Gary Rossington – photo credit: Christer Berg In May 2003, I was honored to interview Lynyrd Skynyrd’s legendary guitarist, Gary Rossington. At the time, Gary was celebrating Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 30th Anniversary which included the release at the time of a new Lynyrd Skynyrd Boxed Set, ® Epiphone Guitars Official 30th Anniversary Lynyrd Skynyrd Les Paul Standard Gold Top, an honorary exhibit highlighting the band at The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, a worldwide tour, and the remastered reissue CD release of The Best Of Rossington Collins Band-20th Century Masters…
 
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  • Black Guitars – The Scourge of the Left Handed Guitarist?

    Neal
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:28 am
    Is it just me, or is it safe to say that the majority of southpaws are sick to death of being force fed budget, gloss black guitars? Every time I post a new article which features the token range of black left handed guitars, 50% of the comments are along the lines of “oh great, just what we need, another black guitar!“. This opinion is seemingly unique to us left handed guitarists. While right handed players can more often than not pick and choose from a variety of finishes, we lefties are quite often presented with black as the only option.  Walk into any small music store…
  • Top 21 Most Expensive Guitars EVER!

    Neal
    12 Mar 2015 | 12:18 pm
    With Fender having recently unveiled their one-of-a-kind, million dollar ‘Pine Cone’ Stratocaster, I got thinking… What is the most expensive guitar ever sold? Just how much exactly would someone be willing to pay for a piece of music history? Well it took quite a bit of digging, but here’s what I‘ve managed to track down. Because I know you like pretty pictures, I’ve made a nice little infographic of the top ten valuable guitars for you to share. You’ll find a list of the full 21 guitars at the bottom of the page, with a little bit of background information on each model. In…
  • New GTR Production Series From Ormsby Guitars

    Neal
    10 Mar 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Australia based Ormsby Guitars have always focused on solely building world-class custom guitars – until now! After 18 months of polishing and refining, the company has just entered brand new territory after unveiling their very first production range of guitars. The new GTR range launches with two designs, based on their successful Hypemachine and SX Custom guitars. Both models come in 6 and 7-string versions, feature a multi-scale design, and open up the company to players who may not have been able to afford custom shop prices. 8-string versions of both guitars are expected to follow…
  • D’Angelico : Left Handed Guitars and Basses

    Neal
    8 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    John D’Angelico is regarded by many as the greatest archtop guitar maker of all time. Prized for their smooth, mellow tone and excellent sustain, it’s said that only around 1,200 instruments were made during his career in the Lower East Side of New York.  D’Angelico Guitars of America has revived the brand for the modern age. The current models are genuine incarnations of John D’Angelico’s aesthetic and attention to detail.  The company launched only a few years ago with three beautiful left handed guitars and one left handed bass. It’s great to see that…
  • EXCLUSIVE Special Run Lefty Guitars at XLG

    Neal
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Do you like guitars? Do you like hard-rocking guitars? Do you like limited edition hard-rocking guitars? Well you are going to love this post! Our good friends over at Xtreme Lefty Guitars have recently been busy working their magic at Winter NAMM, sorting out some killer special run left handed guitars. I got in touch with David and he kindly supplied me with a list of everything he has in the works. These are exclusive to XLG folks - you won’t find these anywhere else.  So if you spot something you’re interested in I’d suggest getting your ass in gear and sorting these…
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    Gear Vault

  • Mesa Boogie Dual and Triple Recto Series

    Charlie
    13 Mar 2015 | 9:10 am
    July 31st 2008 (3:10)You Might Also Like These Posts:New Mesa/Boogie Dual And Triple Rectifiers For 2010Top 5 Metal Amps: Mesa Boogie Recto [Pick #3]Mesa Boogie Rectifier SeriesMesa Boogie F-50 Guitar AmpDIY Homebrew Mesa Boogie Dual RectoMesa/Boogie Mini Rectifier Twenty-Five Review
  • Top 20 Guitarists Of All Time – Guitar Players

    Charlie
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:31 pm
    Jun 17, 2008 @ 2:31You Might Also Like These Posts:Jimi Hendrix – The Greatest Guitarist of all Time?Jimi Hendrix vs Stevie Ray Vaughan – Who Is Better?Is Angus Young Overrated?Top Ten Must Know Rock Guitar RiffsTop Ten Famous GuitarsFight Club: Chops vs. Heart – The Age-Old Question
  • Jimi Hendrix The Ultimate Guitar Hero -R.I.P

    Charlie
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:51 pm
    sept 17 2008 @ 17:51You Might Also Like These Posts:Jimi Hendrix Guitar For Sale at AuctionGibson removes Hendrix Strat content from official websiteGibson to create Strats for Jimi Hendrix’s new…Jimi Hendrix – The Greatest Guitarist of all Time?Jimi Hendrix vs Stevie Ray Vaughan – Who Is Better?Hendrix Fire Fender Strat Guitar ‘to fetch…
  • Marshall 2203KK JCM800 Kerry King Head

    Charlie
    27 Dec 2014 | 3:05 am
    Published on: Aug 28, 2008You Might Also Like These Posts:Top 5 Metal Amps: Marshall JCM800 2203KK [Pick #1]B.C. Rich Announces New Kerry King Model Guitars and…B.C. Rich Kerry King of Slayer Introduce Beast V GuitarsRandall MTS RM100KH Kirk Hammett Guitar AmplifierKerry King’s B.C. Rich Mockingbird & Jeff…History of Marshall JCM800 Guitar Amplifiers
  • Stupid Cheap Guitar of the Day: Squier Bullet Strat HH

    Paul Heller
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Published on: Apr 21, 2011You Might Also Like These Posts:New Squier Telecaster & Strat Guitars RevealedSquier Telecaster SH and Stratcaster HSS ReviewFender Squier Stagemaster with Floyd Rose Floating TremoloEddie Van Halen Wants Your MoneyBalls Vs. Bullets – Fender Guitar StringsJoe Trohman Telecaster & J Mascis Jazzmaster Fender…
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    Vancouver Guitar Lessons

  • Beginner Guitar Chords

    fearzero
    14 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    This lesson is devoted to beginners. In this lesson you will find most of the chords you will need to play many of your favorite songs. In this lesson I go over how to memorize the chords, how to switch chords easily and a couple of common strumming patters. The chords are notated on the youtube video which you can find here: Here are the notations for the strumming section of the lesson. Have fun!
  • Four Funky Basslines

    fearzero
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:54 pm
    This time I wanted to visit some funky basslines from the past. These four tunes will have you syncopating and doing right hand tapping on bass (not exactly a standard practice) and there is even accompanying video and music/tab to go with the lesson. Bust out your metronome and take it bar by bar and you will be playing some funky basslines in no time.
  • 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
 
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    Fretlife

  • Trey Anastasio is A Grateful Dead Now

    Crazy Fingers
    10 Mar 2015 | 3:03 pm
    So much hate is going down on the Phish guy for being asked to play guitar on the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Grateful Dead. It’s such a downer that all the people who are complaining about it have tickets for the show. It makes me think that the whole 3-day affair will be a stadium packed with complainers. I say, give your tickets to people that want to go, and won’t be such lame ass whiners about it. Granted, Trey doesn’t sound like Jerry Garcia, which if you are me is the only criteria for playing guitar, but that isn’t a very goo criteria for playing is it?
  • Do It Again

    Crazy Fingers
    11 Feb 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Back, jack, do it again. If you are looking for an acoustic number that most people of a certain age will be able to sing along with, try some Steely Dan. I found a decent lesson on youtube from binbear4. It’s a ten-minute riffing on “Do It Again” that starts about 1:00 in. It’s a good lesson in minor7 chords, and is a challenging piece if you are looking for something to test your chops.
  • Telefunken M-80

    Crazy Fingers
    8 Feb 2012 | 10:35 pm
    I lost my mic in my last move. Couldn’t find it. It was a mic commonly used for drums, and I was using it for a vocal mic. So I decided I would get a new one. I chose the Telefunken M-80. It was a no-brainer for me because I heard Furthur was using them on stage, and I knew that those guys have come a long way with their quest for fidelity in audio. Good enough for them is more than good enough for me. The mic is really good. It has what I look for in a mic, and that would be the ability to render vocals with clarity and precision, with the range and emotion that singers want, and to…
  • Alligator Stratocaster Replica DIY

    Crazy Fingers
    23 Jan 2012 | 12:44 pm
    So many musicians become incredibly adept with equipment, and performing mods to guitars is an entire art form in itself. When Graham Nash gave Jerry Garcia his swamp ash Strat, it became the subject of an entire overhaul. In the quest for tone and pure volume output, as well as increased playability based on his style of play, the vintage Strat was opened up, carved out, refitted with brass everything, pickups blasted by Alembic, and of course the stickers… The guitar has been the object of covetous desire by anyone who loves Garcia, and many have tried to create tributes and copies.
  • Furthur Hall Scene

    Crazy Fingers
    2 Jan 2012 | 3:55 pm
    I always dug the halls. Love to see a new generation grooving. I was just, you know, drifting and dreaming when I stopped to appreciate things. I screwed up the orientation, but it straightens out after a bit. This was Furthur at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 12/30/11.
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    An Educational Resource for the Modern Guitar Player | Guitar Chalk 2014

  • The Line 6 DL4 Delay Settings Cookbook: 9 Detailed Presets

    Bobby Kittleberger
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    "It's time to cook." And  to take a page out of Breaking Bad's highly entertaining playbook.Yes, it's a fictional TV show that has nothing to do with playing guitar, but we can still learn something from the underachieving high school chemistry teacher, turned legendary drug manufacturer.  Walter White knew his field well enough to fine tune his product.Dare I say, he perfected it.Guitar players have a product too - our tone - and as we're able to purify it, it'll become significantly more appealing to others. That will be true both as it relates to other musicians and those who…
  • 90 of the Best Guitar Websites and Resources in Existence: The Crucial List (2015 Edition)

    Bobby Kittleberger
    13 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    If there's one thing about the internet that has been under-utilized by society, it's the capacity it provides for learning.I love that about the internet.We can all git edgumacated fir free. Because today you can learn anything. You don't need a professor, a tutor or a degree from some over-priced university. Not to say that formal education can't be a good thing, but particularly for trades like learning the guitar, the internet is where you get it done.To be perfectly honest, you don't need to pay for guitar lessons. Even if you did want to throw some money at learning guitar, the internet…
  • D&A Starfish Passive Guitar Stand Review

    Bobby Kittleberger
    9 Mar 2015 | 11:51 am
    Recently, we published a review of the D&A Icestand guitar stands, giving them strong marks for portability and a unique design.Here we're highlighting its big brother, the D&A Starfish Passive stand.Just like the Icestand, you get D&A's lifetime guarantee on this product. While the Starfish isn't marketed for portability, it's claim to fame is found in the fact that it's far more difficult to tip over than the Icestand and makes a safer indoor or studio guitar stand. In constrast the Icestands are more likely to suit the needs of a gigging musician who is on the move a lot.So we…
  • How to Play "Hater" by Korn: Hater Guitar Chords and Detailed Tabs

    Bobby Kittleberger
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    In this lesson we'll take a close look at the guitar tab for "Hater" a single from Korn's 2014 release Paradigm Shift.The song, which communicates a strong anti-bullying stance (showcased and depicted in the music video), is heavily rhythmic, lyrically passionate and surprisingly simple to play on the guitar. It's also not what many would consider to be "classic Korn" but still an excellent song.We'll cover every aspect of how to play it here, with either one or two guitar players.Additionally, you can use either a seven-string or six-string guitar for these tabs.I'm done chatting.Let's get…
  • EHX Pitch Fork Review (Electro-Harmonix Pitch Shifter and Octave Pedal)

    Bobby Kittleberger
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:17 am
    For such a small, simple-looking pedal, the Pitch Fork from Electro-Harmonix can make a lot of noise.And it's good-quality noise too, with enough versatility to cover both the bizarre and the conventional sounds of pitch-shifting. If you start by watching the EHX demo video, you may even lose track of everything you can do with the Pitch Fork.Should that be the case, we'll keep track for you here, showcasing the good, the bad and everything in the middle.We'll also paint a picture for you of the ideal buyer.But what exactly does that mean? It means the purpose of this review (and all of…
 
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    The Aspiring Guitarist

  • E BLUES CHORD STUDY: All the chords you’ll ever need

    Lukas Kyska
    10 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The goal of this article is to teach you how you can expand your chords vocabulary. I want to show you how you can fill your guitar fretboard with many different chords, so when the situation calls for it, you are ready to go. To keep things simple, we are going  to work on blues in E, since most guitar players are familiar with it, but you can use this system when working on any style or  tune. My intention is to show you a framework that you can use anytime you need to expand your knowledge of chords. This is not the only system that’s out there, but this one works very well for me…
  • Simple technique how to learn guitar solos (and songs) faster

    Lukas Kyska
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Here’s the question: Would you like to learn your next guitar solo faster? I can’t hear anything. Did you say yes? Ok. Here’s how you can do it. But first let’s examine what is the most common approach that aspiring guitar players use when learning a new guitar solo. The process may look something like this: (assume we are going to learn solo from Stairway to heaven) You listen to the whole solo for a few times to get a big picture. You download a tab (hopefully not) or start transcribing (learning the solo by ear and creating your own tab or notation). Once you are done transcribing,…
  • I can’t get myself to practice guitar

    Lukas Kyska
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    I was upset. It was 8:48 AM and I was still lying in bed. Last night plans were little bit different: I wanted to wake up early, get my guitar practice done and do a little songwriting. But none of that was happening since I was not able to get up. “Screw that,” I told to myself and I threw the blanket away. I was furious. “This is ridiculous,why can’t I get myself to practice in the morning? “ You would not want to meet me that morning. I was a wreck. Even though I had all the drive and hunger for learning and improving myself, I was not following through. The person that I…
  • Why practice as much as you can is a bad (and useless) advice?

    Lukas Kyska
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    A few years ago I decided to become the best guitar player possible. I wanted it so bad that I was ready to sacrifice everything to reach this goal. At least so I thought. I didn’t really understand what does becoming the best mean or what does it take; all I wanted was to prove to myself that I can become the best. I said to myself: “From now on, you are going to spend every free minute of your time playing and practicing guitar no matter what. No excuses, no whining.” And so it happened. With my full time job as a guitar teacher, I’ve managed to cram 50 hours of…
  • How to practice with a metronome : The Quick Guide to Improving your Rhythm and Inner Sense of Time

    Lukas Kyska
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    “Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.” GOTTFRIED LEIBNIZ I guess you’ve been told that in order to become good at guitar, you need to practice with a metronome. When I was just starting with guitar I’ve heard this advice from everywhere. PRACTICE WITH A METRONOME. And so I did. I turned the metronome on and played with a click. Months went by and my rhythm and timing hadn’t improved much. So I stopped doing that because I thought it was a waste of time. And guess what? My rhythm and timing still sucked big time. It…
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    Unlock The Guitar - Blog

  • Strum's the Word: 12 Tips for Mastering the Strum

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Once you have the basic chord shapes down and can change effortlessly between them, it's time to get your strumming hand up to speed. After all, being able to fret chords is only part of the equation. Now it's time to bring those chords to life with strumming patterns and rhythm techniques.Here are 12 tips to help get you started:1. Strum with a pick. Not everyone plays chords with a pick, but before you start strumming with your thumb or picking with your fingers, try using a pick. Keeping a relaxed grip on the pick, strum a C chord repeatedly using downstrokes. Notice the difference in…
  • 9 Reasons Why You Should Learn to Play Blues

    20 Mar 2015 | 11:26 am
    There’s a daunting amount of stuff to learn on guitar and it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start, or what will be most beneficial to your playing and progress. My recommendation is to learn to play blues. As well as never going out of fashion, it contains a lot of the critical elements of good guitar playing that will serve you well for as long as you play. So here are 9 reasons why you should learn the art of blues guitar.1. Phrasing I think blues one of the best styles for learning phrasing as it forces you to come up with licks and resolve them; tension and release…
  • How to Be a Guitar Innovator

    17 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    From Les Paul to Hendrix to EVH to Tom Morello, there have been a string of guitar innovators throughout the last century, but what is it that sets them apart from your average Joe basement guitarist and leads them to push the boundaries and come up with extraordinary techniques, music and innovations? Historically speaking, most innovations are created out of a necessity to fulfill a need, either that of an individual or entire societies and civilizations. In the world of guitar there have been innovations in terms of equipment, effects, styles and many others, but leaving aside innovation…
  • What to Do If You're Sick of Scales

    15 Mar 2015 | 9:29 am
    Guitar can be a frustrating instrument, especially when it comes to learning scales; I spent a fair amount of time woodshedding them but I was always interested in alternate, or even unorthodox methods and ideas for learning scales. My biggest gripe with the 3NPS or CAGED patterns is that it takes a hell of a long time for them to actually become useful because of the quantity of information you need to learn to get to be able to improvise; by which time your hands have become entrenched in the patterns and whatever you play sounds pretty much like scales. So what can you do if you’ve…
  • The Lazy Guitarist's Guide to Scales

    7 Mar 2015 | 8:52 pm
    Learning scales is hard work; it can seem like endless effort with very little short-term gratification. You don’t have to learn every scale there is to know (leave that to Allan Holdsworth) but if you want to progress with your improvisation skills then at some point you’re going to have to do some serious scale study… Or is there another way? I remember asking my first guitar teacher about which scales to play over which chords, naively expecting a definitive answer, and he said, ‘Well… Basically you can play any note you like over any chord as long as you…
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    Rhythm Strumming

  • Sugar By Maroon 5 Chords

    Mackenzie
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:51 am
    Sugar By Maroon 5 Chords. Sugar by Maroon 5 is climbing the Billboard Top 40 and you can play it with these chords and wow everybody :). Every chord is a beginner chord except the Bm7, but it doesn’t take that long to learn. The song is in 4/4 timing and has a very low tempo beat, here is a link to 4/4 strumming patterns. So go out your guitar and start strumming away. Capo on the first fret and standard tuning Intro D Bm7 Em7 D Verse D Bm7 I'm hurting baby, I'm broken down Em7 D I need your loving, loving I need it now D When I'm without you Bm7 I'm something weak Em7 D You got me…
  • 1998 Un-played Taylor K-20C KOA Acoustic Guitar

    Mackenzie
    11 Mar 2015 | 5:04 pm
    Here is a rare guitar find 1998 Un-played Taylor K-20C KOA Acoustic Guitar. It has never been played before. Not once has a finger pressed those strings. I know it crazy to think about it, but you can be the first one to do so. It is a Taylor Acoustic, the brand Taylor Swift and George Strait plays. It is even made of the same wood as the guitar Taylor Swift played on the her Debut at the Blue Bird Cafe. It is listed on Ebay for $3,250 and it is a extremely good deal. Y’all need to check this one out and here is the LINK. The post 1998 Un-played Taylor K-20C KOA Acoustic Guitar appeared…
  • Far Away By Nickelback Chords

    Mackenzie
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:21 pm
    Far Away By Nickelback Chords. Far Away by Nickelback is a love song and and you can when girls over by singing and playing these chords. It really easy to play and the barre chords are the basic ones, so you shouldn’t have any trouble playing this song. No Capo but Tuning is half a step back to every string is flat. {Intro} C G Am F Verse 1 C G Am This time, This place F C Misused, Mistakes G Am Too long, Too late F C Who was I to make you wait G Just one chance Am Just one breath F Dm Just in case there's just one left Dm 'Cause you know, F G you know, you know 1st Chorus C G That I…
  • Lets Look Into The Pentatonic Scale

    Mackenzie
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Hey everyone it’s me again! I’m so excited to start this new Scale Series. I love rock n roll music with all the lead and solo playing. That music is filled with so much talent and talent is what really makes me want to listen to your music hint hint Metallica. A lot of the rock n roll is played in the Pentatonic Scale. Why Learn The Pentatonic Scale? Learning this scale will move your lead playing to the next level. You soloing will greatly improve and you will easily be able to do freestyle soloing. With this scale almost all the notes will sound good when they are played. Plus…
  • 2012 Gibson Les Paul Custom R7 Pelham Blue 1957 Wildwood

    Mackenzie
    5 Mar 2015 | 3:56 pm
    Here is an awesome Les Paul for y’all. Solid Pelham blue just like I like them. Silver Humbuckers that give it’s classic Les Paul sound. Flawless body, smooth not chips, only a few dings, but what is a guitar with character? Gold warranty and certificate of authenticity. Over flawless guitar that will be the only electric you will ever need to play live. Don’t miss this one!!! Here is the LINK. The post 2012 Gibson Les Paul Custom R7 Pelham Blue 1957 Wildwood appeared first on Rhythm Strumming.
 
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    Guitar Gear Finder

  • How to Use the Four Cable Method

    Aaron Matthies
    8 Mar 2015 | 6:05 pm
    What is the 4 Cable Method? The 4 cable method is a way to hook up a pedalboard to an amp in a way that allows you to control which pedals or effects are placed before the pre-amp and which pedals or effects are placed after the pre-amp in the amp’s effects loop. This is achieved using four cables hence the name. In this guide I will explain the pros and cons to this method and share diagrams for different pedals. By the end of this guide you will know how to set up the 4 cable method on your rig. Why is the 4 Cable Method Popular? Some effects generally sound best when placed before…
  • Line 6 M13 Stompbox Modeler Review

    Aaron Matthies
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:32 pm
    Features The Line 6 M13 is designed to imitate a stompbox pedalboard. This is a different approach to multi-effects pedals such as the Line 6 POD HD500X and I’ll compare the two later on. There are 109 effects on the M13 with the latest firmware version. Let’s start by looking at what effects are included on the M13: 19 Delays The Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler is one of the most popular and successful delay pedals available. All of the effects from the DL4 have been reproduced in the M13 which realistically is all the delay types you would want. From standard delays such as Analog…
  • Xotic SP Compressor Review

    Aaron Matthies
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:03 pm
    The first time you connect a good quality compressor to your effects chain, you’ll wonder how you got by without one. In this review I’ll walk you through the Xotic SP Compressor which is a fantastic quality compressor with nice features. Features Tiny pedal size It’s great to see this pedal in such a tiny casing. If you’re like me you probably don’t like the idea of a tuner or a compressor taking up precious pedalboard space. You probably much rather have the extra room for a nice delay or overdrive pedal. So it’s great that this tiny pedal doesn’t…
  • Electro-Harmonix Micro POG Review

    Aaron Matthies
    22 Feb 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Features The Micro POG (Polyphonic Octave Generator) has a simple job: it generates a two separate signals: one octave lower than your original guitar and other one octave higher than your original guitar. We’ll look at how useful this really is later, but let’s start with the basic features offered by the Micro POG: Polyphonic This is a very important feature for any pitch shifting pedal. There are pedals out there only designed for monophonic playing which means if you strike a chord or play an arpeggio, you will hear glitches. The Micro POG was designed for polyphonic (more…
  • Epiphone Dot Review

    Aaron Matthies
    3 Feb 2015 | 3:52 pm
    The Epiphone Dot is an affordable archtop guitar based on the Gibson ES-335 Dot which was originally released in 1958. The ES-335 (ES stands for Electric Spanish) was the first commerically available thinline artchtop semi-acoustic and has been an incredibly popular guitar with a massive following. This style of guitar has been used by countless guitarists and B.B. King’s iconic guitar called ‘Lucille’ was based on the later model ES-355. While the Epiphone Dot is based on the ES-355, this review will not try to compare the two. I believe a guitar should stand on…
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    Guitar Domination

  • Fingerpicking Classics Series (6 of 10) Simon And Garfunkel – Scarborough Fair

    Danny
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:43 am
    Welcome to the Guitar Domination Fingerpicking Classics Series. Song number 6 in this series of 10 songs is the fabulous song `Scarborough Fair/Canticle` by Simon And Garfunkel. We have the Scarborough Fair tab and the video lesson for the song ready for you below. The song itself is a traditional English ballad about the seaside town of Scarborough in Yorkshire. There are many, many versions of the songs such as the version by Andy Williams, Justin Hayward and even prog rock band Queensryche! If you want the Scarborough Fair tab that compliments the video Click here. The chords used…
  • Fingerpicking Classics Series (7 of 10) The Beatles – Blackbird

    Danny
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:14 am
    Welcome to the Guitar Domination Fingerpicking Classics Series. This is song number 7 in the series of 10 songs and today we are going to learn to play Blackbird by The Beatles. Blackbird is definitely one of the more popular fingerpicking guitar songs amongst my students. It`s a great track that features on the absolute gem of The Beatles 1968 record the `White Album`. It`s a sophisticated piece and I can imagine it took a bit of thought and time to compose. McCartney said it was inspired by J.S. Bach`s Bouree In E Minor which is a famous lute piece. You can definitely hear the classical…
  • 3 Cool Super Simple Fingerpicking Patterns

    Danny
    13 Mar 2015 | 10:39 am
    It`s clear you guys who visit this site regularly really love to fingerpick. That`s been shown by the popularity of my `Fingerpicking Classics Series`. I`m just glad you love to fingerpick as much as I do. Even for a rocker like me, fingerpicking is cool. It`s a great technique and once you get a few simple finger picking patterns down you will find that any chord progression can be given a new lease of life by applying a `stock` fingerpicking pattern to it. In this lesson we will look at 3 simple fingerpicking patterns for you to learn and master.  Then we shall look at how simple it is to…
  • The best and easiest acoustic guitar songs for beginners!

    Danny
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    Acoustic Guitar Songs When starting out with the guitar, there is nothing more frustrating than searching around the internet looking for a few acoustic guitar songs to play, but finding out that they are all just that bit too hard. I was there myself. That`s why I have compiled this short list of super easy, pretty easy and not so easy acoustic guitar songs for you to learn. These are the songs that I frequently teach my private students. They are (mostly) well loved and can be played with just a few chords and a capo for the most part. Where there is a link you will find the video lesson…
  • Book Review – Rob’s Totally Awesome Guitar Teaching Handbook

    Danny
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:32 am
    Since man-kind invented and evolved the guitar, students of the instrument have long since taught others and passed on their hard earned knowledge – some for fun and some as a job. The truth is that valuable and inspiring teachers have been sought after and talented guitarists have often tried and failed at turning their guitar playing skill into a career of teaching guitar. Making a living from playing the guitar is tough, very tough, so many turn to teaching the instrument, but how hard is it? How to teach guitar Rob Hampton has created a guide entitled `Rob`s Totally Awesome Guitar…
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