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  • Antitone – A New Group Discount Guitar Store

    Guitar Noize
    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:25 pm
    One of the first sites I saw offering discounts for group purchasing was IK Multimedia who were offering great deals on their software the more people who committed to buy. I haven’t until now however seen an entire online guitar store dedicated to group purchasing and Antitone.com has picked an excellent week to launch just in time for Black Friday in the U.S. Antitone’s unique shopping experience organizes like-minded individuals to vote on a product, commit to buy together, and receive the product at a price significantly lower than retail cost, as the price drops with every…
  • Cobbled-together looking but intriguing Russian electric acoustic guitar

    Guitar Blog
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com: At first when I saw this photos of this Soviet-era Russian-made electric acoustic guitar, I thought that someone had customised an acoustic guitar in order to electrify it. But looking more closely, it would appear to have been designed this way; I'm pretty sure that this guitar was conceived this was in its Leningrad factory. It looks for all the world like an old nylon-strung Russian-made acoustic we used to have in the house when I was a kid. I'd be surprised if it had anything as sophisticated as a truss rod; the action doesn't look too healthy in the photos.
  • The 10 Best Gifts for Guitar Players

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    Zach
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:25 pm
    It’s that time of year again where you work hard to uphold your rank as best gift-giver amongst family and friends. And if you’re stumped on what Christmas present or other holiday gift to get the guitarist this year, no worries — we’ve got you covered! 1. Guitar Smartphone Holder Now this is genius. It…
  • VFE RUP Multiband Distortion Pedal Kickstarter

    Guitar Noize
    admin
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
    VFE Pedals has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise the $5000 needed to finance the purchase of circuit boards, enclosures, and other components to build the first production run of the Radical Ultrasonic Processor (check out the image below for the pink Rainbows, Unicorns, Puppies version for teh lulz, (The RUP can be totally customised with your choice of colour and graphics). The RUP takes the audio signal and splits it into three bands – with independent control over the bandwidth, gain, compression, harmonic character, plus the overall mix level of each band. The RUP also…
  • 5 Best Beginner Guitars under $300

    Guitar Adventures
    Josh Summers
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    A close friend called me the other day asking about guitars. Apparently his oldest son, now 12, had decided that he wanted a guitar for Christmas. “I don’t want to spend too much money” he said. “I’m afraid this is just a fad and he’ll just end up giving up on the guitar like he The post 5 Best Beginner Guitars under $300 appeared first on Guitar Adventures.
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  • Cobbled-together looking but intriguing Russian electric acoustic guitar

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com: At first when I saw this photos of this Soviet-era Russian-made electric acoustic guitar, I thought that someone had customised an acoustic guitar in order to electrify it. But looking more closely, it would appear to have been designed this way; I'm pretty sure that this guitar was conceived this was in its Leningrad factory. It looks for all the world like an old nylon-strung Russian-made acoustic we used to have in the house when I was a kid. I'd be surprised if it had anything as sophisticated as a truss rod; the action doesn't look too healthy in the photos.
  • 1967 Japanese Sekova Mentor 4-pickup wonder

    17 Nov 2014 | 2:07 am
    guitarz.blogspot.com: This Sekova Mentor guitar looks almost Italian with its four pickups and metal-covered banks of switches above the pickups. It also has a 26 3/4" scale length and an unusual body shape with a very deep cutaway on the treble-side of the body which is then negated by the inwardly scrolling horn. Currently listed on eBay with a optimistic Buy It Now price of US $1,500. For more info see Drowning in Guitars. G L Wilson© 2014, 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…
  • 80s Elektro Heavy Metal Balalaika (allegedly)

    12 Nov 2014 | 1:19 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com: Well, here's something a little bit ... different. The Russian traditional 3-string folk instrument gets a heavy metal makeover. Although in the demo video (below), it's playing 1980s electro-pop. I think for a metal sound it'd need a meatier pickup than a Tele neck-position unit. Available from Folk Friends (in Germany) priced at €359,00 (approx US $478,67). G L Wilson© 2014, 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 }}
  • Japanese-made Apollo violin bass with scroll headstock

    9 Nov 2014 | 12:21 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com: When it comes to violin-styled basses (and guitars come to that matter) I am usually quite ambivalent in my enthusiasm for them, but I think that this Apollo violin bass is just glorious. Something about the shape and the execution of the build is just right. I also really love the traditional scroll-style headstock. The eBay seller gives some interesting background information: The best information on these basses that we could find is this "Apollo was an import line of St. Louis Music from 1967 to 1972. Apollos were made in Japan by Kawai, which had taken control of…
  • Wandre Davoli Cobra 2 ... sadly one for the collectors only at this price

    7 Nov 2014 | 2:05 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com: I think it's high time we had another look at another guitar from our favourite eccentric vintage Italian guitar manufacturer, namely Wandre. This Wandre Davoli Cobra 2 is one of their later models and is nowhere near as barking mad as many of their earlier designs. In fact, the offset body design is somewhat reminiscent of Fender's Jaguar and Jazzmaster models. But checkout that headstock design; that's got to be a contender for our Top 10 of crazy headstocks.Here's what the eBay seller has to say about this guitar (translated from Italian, I believe):Perfectly Working!
 
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  • MIDI Madness: Interview with Molten Voltage

    Dan Kern
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:12 pm
    As the boutique guitar pedal scene expands, we begin to see inventive builders push the limits beyond the typical overdrive, fuzz, distortion, modulation and time-based effects that have been put out over and over again. It even opens up for other types of pedals to be created…such as pedals that don’t actually make sounds themselves, […] The post MIDI Madness: Interview with Molten Voltage appeared first on Six String Soul.
  • Weirdly Unique Guitar Pedals to Inspire Ambient Creativity

    Dan Kern
    2 Nov 2014 | 8:50 pm
    For ambient guitarists, the endless search for new tonal inspiration can be a long and (sometimes) empty road. Months, if not years, go by where sonic discovery is stuck in a rut. Browsing the same online guitar stores and message boards brings no solution. A multitude of reverbs, delays and loopers with slightly different functions […] The post Weirdly Unique Guitar Pedals to Inspire Ambient Creativity appeared first on Six String Soul.
  • Which is The Most Popular Electric Guitar?

    Dan Kern
    19 Jul 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Ever since the electric guitar was invented in 1931, guitar makers have refined and recreated this glorious instrument as it launched rock and roll into quite possibly the most influential musical style the world has ever seen in such a short span of time. The electric guitar is at the heart of so many modern music styles […] The post Which is The Most Popular Electric Guitar? appeared first on Six String Soul.
  • Interview with Jon Herington

    Dan Kern
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:52 am
    Jon Herington has contributed incredible guitar work to legendary bands and artists over the years. With the likes of Steely Dan, Boz Scaggs and others, Jon’s bluesy guitar riffs have put his stamp on many classic rock and pop songs we’ve grown to love. In his latest album, Time on My Hands, Jon unleashes blues […] The post Interview with Jon Herington appeared first on Six String Soul.
  • DLS Reckless Driver Review & Giveway

    Dan Kern
    16 Mar 2014 | 9:35 pm
    There’s a new wreck in town, and it’s the DLS Reckless Driver. This new overdrive pedal is an incredibly versatile, “swiss army knife” dirt device that covers everything from rhythm to lead with its two channel setup. Dave Sestito, founder of DLS Effects, has offered to give away a brand new Reckless Driver to one lucky email […] The post DLS Reckless Driver Review & Giveway appeared first on Six String Soul.
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  • Antitone – A New Group Discount Guitar Store

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:25 pm
    One of the first sites I saw offering discounts for group purchasing was IK Multimedia who were offering great deals on their software the more people who committed to buy. I haven’t until now however seen an entire online guitar store dedicated to group purchasing and Antitone.com has picked an excellent week to launch just in time for Black Friday in the U.S. Antitone’s unique shopping experience organizes like-minded individuals to vote on a product, commit to buy together, and receive the product at a price significantly lower than retail cost, as the price drops with every…
  • VFE RUP Multiband Distortion Pedal Kickstarter

    admin
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
    VFE Pedals has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise the $5000 needed to finance the purchase of circuit boards, enclosures, and other components to build the first production run of the Radical Ultrasonic Processor (check out the image below for the pink Rainbows, Unicorns, Puppies version for teh lulz, (The RUP can be totally customised with your choice of colour and graphics). The RUP takes the audio signal and splits it into three bands – with independent control over the bandwidth, gain, compression, harmonic character, plus the overall mix level of each band. The RUP also…
  • Jimi’s London Interactive Hendrix Map

    admin
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    To celebrate the release of John Ridley’s new Jimi Hendrix biopic ‘Jimi: All Is By My Side’, Curzon Film World have created this interactive map of London detailing a timeline of Jimi Hendrix and different stages of his personal life: The post Jimi’s London Interactive Hendrix Map appeared first on Guitar Noize.
  • The Jeff Loomis Challenge

    admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    As part of Toontrack’s annual Metal Month, Jam Track Central and Toontrack give you the Jeff Loomis Challenge! Download the audio track for Jeff Loomis’ playthrough with all lead parts muted from here. Then, record your own rendition of Jeff’s parts and upload your own video to YouTube, share it on Facebook/Twitter and hashtag it #JeffLoomisChallenge. Your entry will then be added to a Toontrack/Jam Track Central playlist. If you don’t have a Facebook account, feel free to email your YouTube link to: jeffloomischallenge@toontrack.com. The post The Jeff Loomis Challenge appeared first…
  • Awesome slap guitar lesson package by Fabian Ratsak

    admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:16 am
    Fabian Ratsak contacted me yesterday to let me know about his new Slap Guitar lesson package, I have to say that is a first for me, I’ve never been sent information for a lesson package specifically about slap guitar. The slap technique is more commonly used by Bass players but has been used by players such as Guthrie Govan on recordings over the years. I think funk and fusion guitarists in particular will really enjoy this lesson package, the intro in the video above is awesome! The package includes: Full transcription of the main video in .pdf and .gp5 (transcribed by Levi Clay) 10…
 
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  • Hofner 457/S/E1

    gitbuddy
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:25 am
    This guitar has come into my possession.  It needs some work done to it and I will be going to Malcolm for some restoration on it and I can’t wait to see the results. After extensive searching I have established that this is a Hofner 457/S/E1 archtop and part of this series http://www.hofner-vintage.com/hofner-vintage-457.html To date it, I followed the instructions found here http://www.vintagehofner.co.uk/factfiles/bodydate/bodydate.html and using this method established that the body of the guitar was made on 13th May 1959. This is tremendously exciting. …but as I said, there…
  • Bass Cube

    gitbuddy
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:20 pm
  • Latest stereo

    gitbuddy
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Left and Right 1W Marshalls. Self-made cable – two outputs into one TRS that the Flint needs for stereo input from stereo outputs of the Empress. The board – Empress -> Flint -> DD7.
  • Take my money. Take it.

    gitbuddy
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:59 pm
  • Items for sale photohosting

    gitbuddy
    23 Mar 2014 | 6:27 am
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  • Eastwood Link Wray Tribute Guitar

    Alexander
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Eastwood Guitars teamed up with UK based graphic artist Vince Ray to create and release the Link Wray Tribute guitar. read more
  • The Best Electric Guitars Under $1000

    Alexander
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    With improved technology and stiff market competition, the $1000 price range has become the sweet spot for finding great guitars with the best value. read more
  • Acoustic A40 and A1000 Combo Amplifiers

    Alexander
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Acoustic Amplification expand their A-Series line with the A40 and A1000 acoustic instrument amplifier, with built-in EQ and effects.read more
  • Fishman Fluence Active Humbucker "Unwound" Pickups

    Alexander
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:38 am
    Fishman is now shipping the new Fluence active humbucker line, featuring "printed" magnetic coils that mimic great sounding pickups..read more
  • Vox Mini5 Rhythm IV

    Alexander
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:36 am
    Vox Amps expand their miniature amp line with the new Mini5 Rhythm IV, with new ivory finish and metallic front grille. read more
 
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  • Interactive Tracks

    John W. Tuggle
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:08 am
    I’ve recently added a new category to the All Access Pass called Interactive Tracks. This is a great way to practice your licks to a backing track while allowing you to control the tempo as well as what section you would like to practice by using the looping tool. Watch the video To get access to the Interactive Tracks join today. The post Interactive Tracks appeared first on The Learning Guitar Now Blog: Blues Guitar Lessons.
  • The All Access Area Layout

    John W. Tuggle
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:18 am
    For learning the lessons in the All Access Area that will teach you a lick, I’ve tried to present an interface that makes it very easy to learn and apply the lick you are watching. I believe this layout makes a lot of sense and I hope you enjoy using it. Watch the Video You can enjoy all these benefits and more by joining the All Access Pass. The post The All Access Area Layout appeared first on The Learning Guitar Now Blog: Blues Guitar Lessons.
  • Using the Interactive Backing Track

    John W. Tuggle
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    In the All Access Area you will have the ability to easily use the backing track for all the Course Solos, and Single Solos that you can learn with the All Access Pass. Using this new Interactive Backing Track makes it much easier to learn the solos that are in my Premium Courses. Watch the Video To me this is so much easier than trying to put this type of interface together with the Downloads or the DVD versions of the lessons. You can enjoy all these benefits by joining the All Access Pass. The post Using the Interactive Backing Track appeared first on The Learning Guitar Now Blog: Blues…
  • The New All Access Pass

    John W. Tuggle
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:51 am
    Today marks a significant step forward for the website and a dream I have been trying to accomplish since 2008. This new format will allow me to create more lessons without having to spend months putting together huge courses. I will still be putting out DVDs occasionally but they will be formed inside of the new All Access Pass by releasing one section at at time. What is it? This membership will give you access to all of the video lessons on the site for a monthly fee. It will also give you access to the brand new Interactive Tabs that will allow you to control the tab and watch the video…
  • Albert Collins Style Lesson Preview

    John W. Tuggle
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:59 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…
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  • Breaking Down Harmonic Substitutions: Part 3 – Practice Material

    Damian Erskine
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:15 pm
    As a follow up to this series on harmonic substitutions, I thought that I would include a few choice pages from my book, The Improvisor’s Path, related directly to what we’ve been discussing. First, here are the pages that relate to my breakdown of some available scaler substitutions. Next is the Wayne Shorter tune, “Nefertiti”...
  • Soul Summit and Bob Babbitt: What A Man

    Kevin Johnson
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    In 2007, keyboardist and producer Jason Miles brought together a killer supergroup to perform classic soul hits at the Berks Jazz Festival in Reading, Pennsylvania. The band included vocalists Maysa, Susan Tedeschi and Mike Mattison (Tedeschi Trucks Band), saxophonists Karl Denson, Richard Elliot (Tower of Power), Dave Mann and Barry Danielian, guitarists Reggie Young and...
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers 1980 European Show Released on Video

    News Team
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    A performance by Bob Marley and the Wailers, filmed for German television the year before Marley’s death from cancer at age 36, is now available on the . The show, recorded in June 1980 in Dortmund, Germany features not only the charismatic, now-legendary Marley, but also Aston “Family Man” Barrett, bassist and bandleader for The...
  • Reader Spotlight: Michele della Malva

    Corey Brown
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Meet Michele della Malva, a bass player who hopes to play for 1,000 years. Michele’s dad got him his start with music and playing, and though it was the wrong instrument (guitar), it paved the way for Michele to find the bass. Michele keeps busy playing in a variety of bands and is wrapping up...
  • Anaconda Basses Introduces Super J Basses

    Kevin Johnson
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Anaconda Basses has expanded their range of basses with the Super J, which luthier Andrew Taylor-Cummings calls his take on a classic J-style. “I didn’t want to do yet another straight copy, but rather build and improve on a classic,” he writes. “The body is downsized and more sculpted, allowing for better ergonomics and comfort....
 
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  • Interesting article about the cost of touring

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:43 pm
    https://medium.com/@jackconte/pomplamoose-2014-tour-profits-67435851ba37
  • What is at the top of your "unobtainium" list?

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:42 pm
    you know; that guitar or piece of musical gear that you lust over, but will likely never be able to acquire - because it's 1 of 1 and already belongs to someone (like "old black") or because out of your price range (like a real '59 Les Paul), etc. i think at the top of the list for me is probably a '54 Les Paul Goldtop. i have seen a few beautiful examples for sale, but at prices i would never be able to justify. so i keep dreaming... and playing my reissue . the "real thing":... What is at the top of your "unobtainium" list?
  • Swiss People Eat Their Pets

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Really, ok not all of them but its not uncommon for them to kill their own dog or cat and have it with peas. I had no idea. Weirdos. How can anyone eat their own pet? http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/30205410
  • The Star Wars that could have been.

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:39 pm
    http://io9.com/star-wars-deleted-sc...utm_source=io9_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow
  • HELP My Strat has more twang than my Tele

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:38 pm
    That's just not right. Strat is a Peavey Predator with Rose American Beauties in it. Tele is Hamer with Fender Nocasters. Playing with same technique, or same lack of technique, the Strat has more twang. I love the Nocasters for what they can do. Don't want to replace them. Guess I'm looking for pickup suggestions for the next Tele. ..., or help with technique.
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  • 10 Things You Should Consider Before Buying a New Guitar

    Zach
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Whether it’s your very first guitar, your 10th, or your 100th, buying a guitar is always a super fun and exciting time. To make sure you’re making the best guitar-buying decisions, take a look at these ten things to consider before buying your next guitar. Side note – if you have 100 guitars, that’s awesome…
  • The 10 Best Gifts for Guitar Players

    Zach
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:25 pm
    It’s that time of year again where you work hard to uphold your rank as best gift-giver amongst family and friends. And if you’re stumped on what Christmas present or other holiday gift to get the guitarist this year, no worries — we’ve got you covered! 1. Guitar Smartphone Holder Now this is genius. It…
  • There Are Many Ways to Make Music with a Guitar

    Zach
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:06 am
    Check out this brilliant cover of “Passionflower” (originally by Jon Gomm) by Alexis Hadefi to see his creative use of the guitar – a multi-faceted instrument indeed!
  • 10 Things Guitarists Should Be Thankful For

    Zach
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    With the Holiday season just around the corner, it’s time you pick up the guitar and strum a melody that brings forth visions of falling autumn leaves (or fire bursting out of skulls, whatever your taste) while you read over our list of all the things to be thankful for this time of year. 1.…
  • Fireside Chat: Kelly Richey

    Zach
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:39 am
    What qualities of the guitar attracted you more than other instruments? Do you play any other instruments? I grew up playing piano. My mother was a classically trained pianist and I took lessons from the age of 6 until I was around 12 years old. I was dyslexic so reading music was hard for me…
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    Guitar International Magazine

  • Danny Koker of Count’s 77 – We’re a band of brothers!

    Guitar International Magazine
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:25 am
    By: Robert Cavuoto Do you dig cars, guitars, motorcycles and old school rock? Well let me enlighten you about a great new band headed up by none other than the History Series hit show Counting Cars – Danny Koker! We all know Danny as, the Count, so it makes sense when we see him fronting his band, Count’s 77. And the Count’s group has everything you need to get your motor running; hard rock with twin smoking guitars Vegas style. Powered by the guitar duo John Zito and Stoney Curtis, Tommy Paris on keyboards, Barry Barnes [bass], Paul Disibio [drums] and fronted by Danny on…
  • Harrison Marcello of Tempt – Having Fun Never Goes out of Style!

    Guitar International Magazine
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    By: Robert Cavuoto Harrison Marcello of Tempt New York City based band, Tempt, is shaking up the rock world with their latest EP, a sound reminiscent of the fun and excitement of the ’80s, but now with a modern groove and fresh eye. These young dudes have fans and critics hooked with their memorable guitar driven riffs and catchy melodies. Their four-song collector’s EP was put out as a way for the band to pay for travel expenses, to perform at the Rocklahoma and to showcase their first single, “Under My Skin.” A completed CD is in the wings waiting for the right label. Tempt is…
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd to Tour the UK in 2014

    Guitar International Magazine
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:10 am
    Press Release Source: Noble PR Kenny Wayne Shepherd – photo credit: 255 Photography Hot on the heels of rave reviews from his recent October 2014 UK tour dates, five-time Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum-selling blues rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd returns to the UK for a follow-up tour in April 2015, including a major headline concert at the London Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Wednesday 15th April. A 48-hour ticket pre-sale starts on Planet Rock from Wednesday 12th November at 9am, followed by general on-sale date of Friday 14th November where tickets can be booked online at The…
  • Esoterik Guitars unveils new mid-level 2015 model DR1

    Guitar International Magazine
    9 Nov 2014 | 2:23 am
    Press Release Source: Esoterik Guitars Esoterik DR1 Esoterik Guitars has just released their new 2015 mid-level series. For those of you who always wanted an Esoterik but could never afford one, now you can! The first release of the new series is the DR1. The Esoterik DR1 delivers excellent tone, comfort, performance and sustain by means of its neck-through and string-through design. It features a spoke nut truss rod (with easy access), a carved body top and concave back. It comes with a mahogany body and a five-piece walnut/figured maple neck. A 25.5” scale length. 24 jumbo stainless…
  • Jim Peterik – A Rock ‘n’ Roll Survivor

    Guitar International Magazine
    7 Nov 2014 | 3:19 am
    By: Robert Cavuoto Jim Peterik Jim Peterik of the legendary ’80s band Survivor has just released a tell all book entitled, Through the Eye of the Tiger, where he shares his experience in and out of the band. It is not your typical sex, drug, and recovery story that you expect from a rock star’s autobiography, but a story about persistence, compassion, and overcoming challenges. Jim is most notably known as writing such classic Survivor hits as “Eye of the Tiger”, from the movie Rocky III, along with other like “I Can’t Hold Back” and “The Search is Over.” He has also…
 
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  • The Guitar Acronym and Abbreviation List

    Neal
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Do you know the difference between an MIM and an MIJ guitar? Are you wondering if you need an HSS or HSH setup in your next purchase?  Or maybe you can’t decide whether or not you like a QMT better than a FMT?  If these acronyms are confusing the hell out of you then you’ve come to the right place my friend! I have listed below some of the more common guitar related acronyms and abbreviations which you might find scattered around the internet on websites and forums.  Help expand the list of terms by leaving a comment below with your own acronyms! Jump To Section A B C D E F G…
  • Suhr : Left Handed Electric Guitars

    Neal
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:51 am
    Suhr Guitars was founded by John Suhr and Steve Smith in 1997 and is based in California, USA.  They produce a range of guitars, basses, amplifiers, effects units and even their own line of pickups. If you’re wondering where you’ve heard the name before, John Suhr used to be Senior Master Builder at the Fender Custom Shop before leaving to form his own company. Left Handed Suhr Guitars The good news is that all Suhr guitars are now available to order left handed, with the exception of the Modern Set-Neck, the 7-string Modern and also the Classic J-Bass. The image above shows a…
  • 87 Christmas Gift Ideas For Guitarists

    Neal
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:26 am
    Christmas is edging closer and it’s time to start thinking about the perfect gifts to get for friends and family. You want to put a smile on your giftee’s face, right? If you’re having trouble deciding what to get for a guitarist friend, or you just want ideas for what to ask for yourselves, then check out this list of 87 of the best Christmas gifts for guitar players. I’ve done the hard part, so you don’t have to! If you’re looking for gifts for brand new guitar and bass players, definitely check out my Newbie Guide for the best beginner gear recommendations.
  • Limited Edition Gretsch G5622 Electromatic

    Neal
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:52 am
    More limited run guitar news for you this week, this time from our friends over at Jerry’s Lefty Guitars.  Jerry has commissioned a batch of super cool Gretsch G5622T-CB Electromatics in Surf Green. Gretsch has never before offered a left handed model with three pickups, or any guitar at all in surf green! And to top things off these limited models will feature a USA made B6 Bigsby. These guitars are exclusive to Jerry and have just arrived – grab one of these limited edition beauties before they’re all gone! Left Handed Gretsch G5622T-CB Electromatic Guitar Image:…
  • Fender : Left Handed Guitars & Basses 2015

    Neal
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:25 am
    Fender was founded in 1946 in California, USA by the late Leo Fender, and is considered by many to be the biggest guitar company in the world.   Fender have a decent selection of guitars and basses available left handed, and manage to cover most of the varying price ranges.  An excellent point to note about Fender is that they do not charge extra for their production left handed models, which is great to see. For the purpose of keeping this article from growing out of control I’ve simply included a link to the product page for each guitar.  Keep in mind that for the most part,…
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    Guitar Planet Magazine: Latest News

  • Pink Floyd - The Endless River

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Pink Floyd bid a fond farewell to keyboardist Richard Wright on their 15th and final album.
  • Foo Fighters Sonic Highways

    10 Nov 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Eight tracks for eight cities: a recipe for disaster or the most daring artistic endeavour of the...
  • Wampler Pedals Announce the Clarksdale Delta Overdrive

    10 Nov 2014 | 12:22 pm
    At the crossroads of Highway 61 and Junction 49 lies the official crossroads of Clarksdale, Mississippi – the birthplace of the Delta Blues. This historic town, and the famous music that was created there, is responsible for the inspiration behind this pedal – The Clarksdale Overdrive. The Clarksdale is Wampler Pedal’s take on that world famous lime green overdrive many of us have come to love– with a few great Wampler styled improvements of course. With the addition of a 3 band EQ (Bass, Mids, and Treble) The Clarksdale allows a player to have a more tailored tonal pallet than the…
  • Taurus Amp Releases New Model of Guitar Amplifier Stomp-Head 2.Classic

    9 Nov 2014 | 11:58 am
    Taurus Amplification has added a new model to their family of stomp-box shaped guitar amplifiers. The Stomp-Head 2.CL is a pure 60 Watts of professional sound which can be set-up on a pedal board. The amplifier’s design is based on their own groundbreaking MTD ( Master Tube Design ) technology, it weighs less than 4 lbs and delivers enough loudness level for any stage size. It's sound is rich, dynamic and saturated - suitable for all music genres from jazz, throughout blues up to rock Features: Power output: 60W RMS with a power brake to 25W2 channels: CLEAN and LEAD3 different sounds:…
  • Dragon's Heart Picks Review

    9 Nov 2014 | 11:56 am
    Can an innovative project based on aerospace materials and an asymmetrical shape really fit...
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  • Check me out on MusiciansFriend.com

    Dan Vuksanovich
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:35 am
    Check out this blog article over at Musician’s Friend on choosing a guitar and supporting tools complete with a quote from yours truly: http://thehub.musiciansfriend.com/artist-interviews/while-my-iphone-gently-weeps-choosing-guitars-and-supporting-tools The post Check me out on MusiciansFriend.com appeared first on WhyISuckAtGuitar.com.
  • “You’re My Guitar Yoda!”

    Dan Vuksanovich
    5 Mar 2014 | 12:41 pm
    “There’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.”     -Morpheus Galen Stapley came to me in late 2012. He was already a good player, in many ways better than I am or will ever be. He was eager and open minded, loved music, wanted to be a professional musician. We did one Skype lesson together. He was an absolute pleasure to work with. Yesterday he sent me an email about his progress. Here are some excerpts: Hi Dan! This is Galen. I had a Skype lesson with you in the November before last. Since then I got an A+ for my Sixth Form guitar recital, been…
  • The “Other Fingers Method” For Finger Independence

    Dan Vuksanovich
    24 Sep 2013 | 2:43 pm
    WhyISuckAtGuitar.com is all about challenging conventional wisdom to come up with better and more efficient ways of improving as a guitar player. Today I’d like to share with you an incredibly simple exercise you can do to increase the independence of your fretting hand fingers. I call it the Other Fingers Method of finger independence training. What The Heck Is The Other Fingers Method? Calm yourself. I’m getting to that. One of the blind spots that many of us have as guitarists is that when we’re practicing we only focus on the fingers that are “doing…
  • Elixir Nanoweb Electric Guitar Strings Review

    Dan Vuksanovich
    13 Aug 2013 | 11:26 am
    Unless you’re some kind of Rain Man-esque character who exists for the sole purpose of routine and repetition, I’m going to assume you despise the time and effort that it takes to change a set of guitar strings. I know I do. In fact, I dislike changing strings so much that one of the reasons I switched from a floating bridge guitar back to a fixed bridge is to reduce the amount of time I spend changing strings and ensuring accurate intonation. The Problem For gigging musicians this can turn into a perpetual game of musical Russian Roulette, “I don’t want to change my…
  • Groups: The Amazing Benefits of Just Playing a Few Notes at a Time

    Randy Constan
    12 Aug 2013 | 11:24 am
    The author of today’s article is Randy Constan (Peter Pan). Randy is a man of many talents and interests: engineer, musician, philanthropist. You can check out Randy’s music at http://pixyland.org/mymusic.html. If you are trying to become a more relaxed and accurate guitar player at progressively higher tempos, here’s a new tool for your collection that may help. Of course, your mileage may vary. A little history. All my life as an aspiring guitarist, I have always spent a considerable part of my practice time trying to gain the upper hand (pun intended) on picking, using…
 
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  • Vintage Amplifers: Sunn Model T Amplifier Review

    Charlie
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Like all great inventions, the first Sunn amps were born of necessity. After the Kingmen stormed the charts in 1963 with their megahit “Louie, Louie,” the group’s bassist, Norm Sundholm, found that his amp wasn’t nearly loud enough for the large venues into wich his band was suddenly booked. He turned his brother Conrad for […]
  • Shame that Tune – Songs NOT to play at the Guitar Store

    Charlie
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Just as every adult knows that it is inappropriate for one to clean one’s ears at a fancy dinner; every self-respecting guitarist knows there are certain disgusting activities which have for many years been strictly verboten in music stores
  • Online Guitar Tabs vs Playing Guitar By Ear

    Mike O'Cull
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:42 pm
    As a guitar instructor, I routinely deal with students trying to learn songs they want to play. After all, that’s the whole point of this thing of ours, right? The thing that I notice over and over, however, is the increasing dependence of most students on some sort of online tab website to provide the details on how a given song is played, rather than learning the song in the time-honored play-along-with-the-record ear-based method.
  • Mesa/Boogie Mini Rectifier Twenty-Five Review

    Charlie
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Looking at this device, the only thing that may come across as ‘mini’ about the Mesa/Boogie Mini Rectifier Twenty-Five amplifier for a guitar is the size. However, you will not believe the great things that it comes packing. It is powered by an EL-84 head that provides you with 2 channel and a 4-mode operation […]
  • Custom Guitar Strings: The Next Big Thing In Strings

    Charlie
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:44 am
    Guitarists are custom-fiends. We swap the pickups in our guitars, switch the tubes in our amps, mod our pedals—anything it takes to improve our tone and our playing. But up until recently, when it came to your strings you got to pick from a handful of manufacturers, and a smaller handful of string gauges. But […]
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  • 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
  • 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…
 
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  • Stringjoy Guitar Strings Review and Buying Guide

    Bobby Kittleberger
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Scott Marquart recently got in touch with me about the upstart guitar string company he founded called Stringjoy.I've long been particularly interested music-related small businesses, so I'm excited to draw some attention to this Nashville-based company. Plus, it's always nice to see a review of a product or company that isn't stemming from a major retailer.So what's so unique and interesting about Stringjoy other than the fact that they sell guitar strings?Let's look at the highlights. Good Stuff About StringjoyFirst, Stringjoy is not an offshoot of a larger corporation. They're an entirely…
  • Worship Guitar Chord Structures and Melodies: Triadic Improvisation Workshop

    Bobby Kittleberger
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Speaking to yourselves in Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Ephesians 5:19Christian worship is our context.If that's not your thing, rest easy. You can stillbenefit from learning melody if you're any kind of musician. The context doesn't exclude those who aren't involved or interested in Christian worship.But it does give us a type of music that has, in my opinion, been uniquely successful when it comes to creating and maintaining good melody, especially when it comes to how the electric guitar has been utilized within the genre.So it's…
  • Line 6 DL4 Review and Buying Guide: Delay Modeler and Effects Pedal

    Bobby Kittleberger
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    I've wanted the Line 6 DL4 for a long time and a couple weeks ago I finally bought one.But I'm an admitted delay junkie. I just absolutely love what it brings to both an electric and acoustic guitar rig. So my impressions and thoughts about it might be a little biased, but I can tell you up front that this is one of the best delay pedals in its price range.I could've told you that even before I bought it.Widely used by pros and amateurs alike, this green box is capable of modeling just about any delay sound you can think of.We'll cover the broad capabilities, sound quality and a few of the…
  • Guitar Combo Amp Roundup 2014: 33 of the Year's Best Amplifiers

    Bobby Kittleberger
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:50 am
    I've written a lot of buying guides about guitars and pedals.But until now, amplifiers have been neglected for a couple of reasons.First, I'm not what you would consider an "amp expert." Not that I don't know my stuff or that I can't tell you what brands and models you should target, but I was never into them as much as some guitarists are.I've got my Line 6 Spider IV modeling amp and I'm happy with that.So I'm calling this a "roundup" or a list of popular, reliable amp models and brands; a tool to provide the novice or uncertain buyer with some direction. Skip to the AmpsAmps ReallyMatterA…
  • Guitar Gate: Full Site Review and Summary (2015 Edition)

    Bobby Kittleberger
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:48 am
    Michael Palmisano has put together what is possibly the most well-designed and user-friendly guitar lesson site I've ever seen.I caught up with Michael to see if the substance of his content matched the clean, well-thought out aesthetics of his site.What I found is one of the best up-and-coming guitar education sites on the web.Despite the fact that Guitar Gate is young, it's an incredibly effective and well-designed educational resource. This is due largely to YouTube student responses and timely feedback from your instructor by way of a discussion tab under each lesson.But that's not all…
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  • 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…
  • 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…
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  • Check me out on MusiciansFriend.com

    Dan Vuksanovich
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:35 am
    Check out this blog article over at Musician’s Friend on choosing a guitar and supporting tools complete with a quote from yours truly: http://thehub.musiciansfriend.com/artist-interviews/while-my-iphone-gently-weeps-choosing-guitars-and-supporting-tools The post Check me out on MusiciansFriend.com appeared first on WhyISuckAtGuitar.com.
  • “You’re My Guitar Yoda!”

    Dan Vuksanovich
    5 Mar 2014 | 12:41 pm
    “There’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.”     -Morpheus Galen Stapley came to me in late 2012. He was already a good player, in many ways better than I am or will ever be. He was eager and open minded, loved music, wanted to be a professional musician. We did one Skype lesson together. He was an absolute pleasure to work with. Yesterday he sent me an email about his progress. Here are some excerpts: Hi Dan! This is Galen. I had a Skype lesson with you in the November before last. Since then I got an A+ for my Sixth Form guitar recital, been…
  • The “Other Fingers Method” For Finger Independence

    Dan Vuksanovich
    24 Sep 2013 | 2:43 pm
    WhyISuckAtGuitar.com is all about challenging conventional wisdom to come up with better and more efficient ways of improving as a guitar player. Today I’d like to share with you an incredibly simple exercise you can do to increase the independence of your fretting hand fingers. I call it the Other Fingers Method of finger independence training. What The Heck Is The Other Fingers Method? Calm yourself. I’m getting to that. One of the blind spots that many of us have as guitarists is that when we’re practicing we only focus on the fingers that are “doing…
  • Elixir Nanoweb Electric Guitar Strings Review

    Dan Vuksanovich
    13 Aug 2013 | 11:26 am
    Unless you’re some kind of Rain Man-esque character who exists for the sole purpose of routine and repetition, I’m going to assume you despise the time and effort that it takes to change a set of guitar strings. I know I do. In fact, I dislike changing strings so much that one of the reasons I switched from a floating bridge guitar back to a fixed bridge is to reduce the amount of time I spend changing strings and ensuring accurate intonation. The Problem For gigging musicians this can turn into a perpetual game of musical Russian Roulette, “I don’t want to change my…
  • Groups: The Amazing Benefits of Just Playing a Few Notes at a Time

    Randy Constan
    12 Aug 2013 | 11:24 am
    The author of today’s article is Randy Constan (Peter Pan). Randy is a man of many talents and interests: engineer, musician, philanthropist. You can check out Randy’s music at http://pixyland.org/mymusic.html. If you are trying to become a more relaxed and accurate guitar player at progressively higher tempos, here’s a new tool for your collection that may help. Of course, your mileage may vary. A little history. All my life as an aspiring guitarist, I have always spent a considerable part of my practice time trying to gain the upper hand (pun intended) on picking, using…
 
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  • 5 Best Beginner Guitars under $300

    Josh Summers
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    A close friend called me the other day asking about guitars. Apparently his oldest son, now 12, had decided that he wanted a guitar for Christmas. “I don’t want to spend too much money” he said. “I’m afraid this is just a fad and he’ll just end up giving up on the guitar like he The post 5 Best Beginner Guitars under $300 appeared first on Guitar Adventures.
  • PRS SE Santana Review | “Low End” or Quality?

    Josh Summers
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    It’s not uncommon for guitar-makers today to take popular, high-end guitars and make cheap copies aimed at the masses. Often times the result is a disaster but on occasion a guitar maker can produce a copy worthy in its own right. Such is the case with the PRS SE Santana, an entry-level version of the PRS The post PRS SE Santana Review | “Low End” or Quality? appeared first on Guitar Adventures.
  • The Crazy World of Awesome Guitar Art

    Josh Summers
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:45 am
    While the guitar itself is an instrument used to create art, it’s amazing what happens when an artist uses a guitar as an object of his art. I’m not talking about painting a guitar body – although I’ve seen some pretty cool guitar designs over the years. I’m referring to art that utilizes the recognizable shape The post The Crazy World of Awesome Guitar Art appeared first on Guitar Adventures.
  • Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Complete Review

    Josh Summers
    7 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    Bigger is always better, right? When it comes to guitars, especially ones like what you’ll find in the Little Martin series, this oft-repeated moniker isn’t necessarily true. This style of guitar, often referred to as a “travel guitar” or a “parlor guitar“, won’t replace your full-size guitar any time soon, but it does have its advantages. The post Little Martin Acoustic Guitar Complete Review appeared first on Guitar Adventures.
  • Guitar Loop Pedals | Ultimate Guide

    Josh Summers
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:25 am
    Over the past decade, loop pedals (also known as “looper pedals”) and rack units have become an increasingly important tool on a guitarists pedal board. Whether you’re an electric guitar player or acoustic guitarist, whether you only play at home or you gig on stage, there’s a ton of value in having a guitar loop The post Guitar Loop Pedals | Ultimate Guide appeared first on Guitar Adventures.
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  • Online Guitar Lessons

    LearnGuitarToday
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:49 pm
    As a beginner people always try to learn guitar from the experts. However there are several online guitar lesson sites which may help an individual to get a proper knowledge about how to play guitar. These online sites offer different tutorials from which such individuals can learn how to play guitar and in some cases they get direct service program. Such courses may be ranged from 1 to 2 months. Only learning from such websites may not become fruitful unless they practice it properly. Such sites not only give tutorials but also help the people to solve their various problems. These sites…
  • How to Play Guitar for Beginners

    LearnGuitarToday
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:03 pm
    It is quite difficult for beginners to play guitar properly without having the clear knowledge about how to play guitar for beginners. In that case several online lessons and also there are several other experts who may help a beginner to know how to play guitar for beginners properly. In order to have a proper knowledge about how to play guitar for a beginner first has to identify different instruments associated with it. He also needs to practice it properly in order to become a good guitarist. He must have to proper knowledge regarding the chord, strumming pattern, line, horizon, string…
  • How to Play Guitar Chords?

    LearnGuitarToday
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    Chords are important instrument without which none can play guitar. Therefore a person must have the clear understandings about the proper use of chords in a guitar. People sometimes do not have clear understandings of how to play guitar chords therefore different online sites and now a days several experts helps a person to know how to play guitar chords. In some cases it may be tear off from the guitar but nothing to worry that it is available in every guitar shop. However several online tutorials help a person to properly use the chord to make a good sound from the guitar and can have…
  • Guitar Lessons

    LearnGuitarToday
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:32 am
    A beginner or else you can learn different types of lessons of a guitar from different experts in different online sites. It is somewhat difficult to gather knowledge about a guitar by yourself so expert’s advice is very much important in this case. Even in sometimes you can have the idea about the instruments of a guitar but to play it properly you need expert’s advice to learn guitar lesson properly. One of the most important lessons in a guitar lesson is to get proper knowledge about the chord and string properly. You need to develop a proper idea about how to hold the guitar. Some…
  • Guitar Lessons Online

    LearnGuitarToday
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:08 am
    Guitar lesson online facility is mainly provided through different online sites. Through using these sites beginners or guitarist get different information regarding guitar. Now a days demands for guitar lessons online is on the peak and very much popular and widespread. As it is somewhat difficult to get good expert to learn guitar from them but now anyone can learn it from guitar lessons online services through which they can directly get help from different experts. They can participate in different online classes. It helps them to learn it practically. Beginners mostly get help from such…
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  • Playing Covers: Should You Learn the Solo?

    17 Nov 2014 | 11:51 am
    I must admit I’m not a big fan of learning other people’s solos note for note; I get far more out of analyzing them but there are times, especially when you’re playing in a covers band, that you’ll need to step into another guitarists shoes and replicate one of their finest moments. I’m also big on improvisation so being told what to play or having to play a set solo kind of irritates me but it can be a valuable learning experience. What's more, if you're thinking about turning pro then versatility can often make or break your career. We’ll look at this on…
  • 5 Alternatives to the CAGED System

    16 Nov 2014 | 10:20 pm
    If you’ve ever studied (or been forced to study) the CAGED system, you eventually reach a point where you begin to wonder whether the system is actually useful. I’m not a huge fan of the CAGED system, in fact, I think it’s crap and takes far too long to become useful, if indeed it ever does, which I’ve written extensively about here. Off to a bad start The CAGED system is particularly bad for beginners as the focus is on technique rather than learning what a particular scale sounds like over a particular chord. Building technique is of course gratifying for anyone…
  • How to Develop Feel

    6 Nov 2014 | 4:10 pm
    ‘Feel’ gets talked about a lot in musician’s circles with certain players being deemed to have more of it than others. Sometimes feel gets mistaken for a lack of technique and very technical players are thought to have less or no feel, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Kurt Cobain certainly had a lot of feel as do John Scofield, John Frusciante and many others. At the end of the day I think it’s one of those personal things, and any guitarist that moves you must be playing with feel to have reached you on an emotional level. Before you can develop feel…
  • How to Deal with Stage Fright

    5 Nov 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Stage fright; noun 1. Nervousness felt by a performer or speaker when appearing before an audience. I touched on this briefly in another article but I want to go into it in a bit more depth as I think it’s something that every performer has to deal with to a certain extent. Scientific research into stage fright seems to suggest it stems from the ‘fight or flight’ evolutionary mechanism in the brain. When we feel threatened we either stay and fight or run for the hills; stage fright sufferers usually want to opt for the latter but what could cause you to suddenly doubt your…
  • How to Constantly Improve on Guitar

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:46 pm
    When learning guitar, or indeed most things, your initial progress matched with your new-found enthusiasm will make for almost daily improvement. This slows down over time as you get further away from ‘no knowledge’ and begin to compare your progress with your idea of where you ‘should’ be i.e. you start looking into the future as oppose to the past. This is a double-edged sword as you’re both inspired by how far you’ve come, and also daunted by the ever-looming realization of just how much there is to learn. They say it takes 10,000 hours to get good at…
 
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