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  • Three Note Per String (3NPS) Scales: Are they for you?

    Unlock The Guitar - Blog
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:28 pm
    I get asked a lot about 3NPS scales, or the 3NPS system for learning guitar scales, and while it’s by no means the ideal solution to learning scales on guitar it does have some interesting uses, some of which are not so obvious at first shred. What is the 3-Note-Per-String System? The 3NPS system, like it says on the can, is a way of dividing scales up into seven patterns (one for each scale tone) using three notes on every string. Here’s a pdf containing the 3NPS patterns for the F major scale: 3nps_guitar_scales_pdf.pdfFile Size: 217 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File Benefits In my…
  • Lydian Mode Guitar Study: Explaining and Applying the Music Theory

    An Educational Resource for the Modern Guitar Player | Guitar Chalk 2015
    Bobby Kittleberger
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    What if you could actually know and use the Lydian mode?What if, instead of playing a hapless fretboard guessing game, you actually knew what you were playing and why?You'd be able to identify when, where and why you were using the Lydian mode - its properties, theoretical basics and sound - even within a larger piece of music.That would make you a better player, would it not?Because it's better to use a mode than to simply memorize it and never really understand what it's good for or what it means.And to do that, takes time.It also means we have to go one mode at a time. So for my own study…
  • Warmoth Telemaster in stunning Blackburst Finish

    Guitar Blog
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:50 am
    guitarz.blogspot.com: I'm fairly surprised that the Telemaster style of guitar is as polarizing as it is. I became a fan when Fender Custom Shop built the prototype for Makin' Music, a Chicago guitar dealer.Since then, as I've researched and coveted this awesome hybrid, I have found either sheer adoration or pure vitriol for the Telemaster. Not a lot of indifference.As a Telecaster player and a former Jazzmaster owner ( stolen in 1990.....still fills me with rage to think about it ) I cannot help but love the design.This Telemaster built with Warmoth and USACG parts borders the line where it…
  • 2 Cool MIDI Guitars on Kickstarter

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    Zack Urlocker
    11 Apr 2015 | 11:08 am
    We're coming into the final days on two very cool electronic instruments on Kickstarter.  They're sort of electronic guitars, but sort of something else also. While I have my reservations, based on how fast both got funded, there's clearly interest in innovative musical instruments. Artiphon Instrument 1 is a general purpose MIDI controller that looks like a super short scale guitar and can be used as a guitar, a keyboard, a drum pad or a violin. While super innovative, I somehow wonder whether it's trying to do too much. Still, if you were traveling and wanted to have…
  • Guitarkadia Sessions: Jack Wilkins

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    26 Mar 2015 | 8:39 am
    Guitarkadia Sessions video series continues with Jazz guitarist Jack Wilkins. Produced by Emon Hassan. Twitter & FB: @guitarkadia
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  • 2 Cool MIDI Guitars on Kickstarter

    Zack Urlocker
    11 Apr 2015 | 11:08 am
    We're coming into the final days on two very cool electronic instruments on Kickstarter.  They're sort of electronic guitars, but sort of something else also. While I have my reservations, based on how fast both got funded, there's clearly interest in innovative musical instruments. Artiphon Instrument 1 is a general purpose MIDI controller that looks like a super short scale guitar and can be used as a guitar, a keyboard, a drum pad or a violin. While super innovative, I somehow wonder whether it's trying to do too much. Still, if you were traveling and wanted to have…
  • Searching for Sugar Man

    Zack Urlocker
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:21 pm
    I admit, I'm late to the party. How did I miss this? If you have any interest in music, you have to watch "Searching for Sugar Man." It's the story of Detroit singer songwriter Sixto Rodriguez who issued two albums in the early '70s, faded into obscurity yet became the voice of a generation in South Africa. This is like discovering some bootleg Dylan album produced by Phil Spector that got shelved for 40 years. If it was fiction you'd say it was too far-fetched. Yet, it's all true. Checkout the trailer below. Amazon: Searching for Sugar Man, Rodriguez …
  • Nick Lowe's Quality Holiday Revue

    Zack Urlocker
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:41 am
    I managed to catch Nick Lowe and his Quality Holiday Review at The Ark in Ann Arbor this week. What a great show! Nick played a short acoustic set and was then joined on stage by the fabulous surf-guitar band Los Straitjackets. While you might find this to be an incongruous mashup, especially given the mexican wrestling masks, it worked perfectly. They added a retro-modern shimmer to the whole show. Despite my concerns that a "Holiday Revue" would mean a lot of cliché'd christmas songs, the set was a great blend of classic Nick Lowe, more recent works, instrumentals by Los…
  • S.F. Sorrow - The First Rock Opera

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

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

  • Avante AV-2 Discontinued Baritone Acoustic Guitar

    20 Apr 2015 | 5:50 am
    guitarz.blogspot.com: I got to play one of these Avante Baritone Guitars when they were a new product in the stores. It was the best baritone acoustic I had played at the time and probably still the best mass manufactured baritone that I've ever played.The fit and finish looked better than the above pictures would imply. Though at $700 I think that the seller is a bit optimistic. It may be fair enough if they are discontinued and perhaps a bit rare, but if my memory serves me correctly they were less than that new.R.W. Haller© 2015, Guitarz - The Original Guitar Blog - the blog…
  • Dean V-Coustic Flying V acoustic abberation.

    18 Apr 2015 | 7:36 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com:Oh Dean, you is so metal.Leave it to Dean Guitars, purveyors of all fine "Rock" guitars, to come up with an acoustic Flying V.I can just imagine the meeting they head at head office circa 1987, all spandex and cocaine. " This will make us all millionaires!" I bet C.C. Deville was there ( though I admit, I'm not sure if he was ever a Dean endorsee, i just see this guitar and immediately think "Every rose has it's........)All that said, my immature sense of irony wants to have this guitar for classic country gigs.So very contrary.Currently $250 Canadian.R.W. Haller© 2015,…
  • Warmoth Telemaster in stunning Blackburst Finish

    18 Apr 2015 | 6:50 am
    guitarz.blogspot.com: I'm fairly surprised that the Telemaster style of guitar is as polarizing as it is. I became a fan when Fender Custom Shop built the prototype for Makin' Music, a Chicago guitar dealer.Since then, as I've researched and coveted this awesome hybrid, I have found either sheer adoration or pure vitriol for the Telemaster. Not a lot of indifference.As a Telecaster player and a former Jazzmaster owner ( stolen in 1990.....still fills me with rage to think about it ) I cannot help but love the design.This Telemaster built with Warmoth and USACG parts borders the line where it…
  • Takamine GB-7C Garth Brooks Signature Guitar.

    16 Apr 2015 | 8:15 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com: Here we have a signature Takamine for Garth Brooks. I'm not a Garth fan but there is no denying the stranglehold he had on the genre for a majority of the 90s. And, honestly with all the insipid "bro-country" dominating the charts lately something like Garth would be a breath of semi-fresh air.I am, however, a fan of Takamine. This is a great example of one of their mid-high range acoustics of the 1990s. The pinless bridge is likely as good as that on any high quality guitar, the cedar top is a great choice for strumming and fingerpicking, and I believe these also had…
  • Vantage Neck-Through Electric Guitar with Upgrades. Made in Japan

    15 Apr 2015 | 9:11 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com:Here we have another fine example of circa 1970s-1980s Japanese craftsmanship. Vantage was one of many brands to come out of the Matsumoku plant and, I believe, made for the Canadian market.There is a lot to like about this Vantage guitar that has been "rescued" according to the seller with upgrades including EMG pickups, Bigsby Tremolo, LSR roller nut, etc.In my experience these guitars are great players when stock original so I suspect that this one would be even nicer.Currently Listed for $450 Canadian.R.W. Haller© 2015, Guitarz - The Original Guitar Blog - the…
 
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    Guitar Noize

  • Molten Voltage G-Quencer, a Whammy Pedal Sequencer

    admin
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:31 pm
    The Molten Voltage G-Quencer is a clever device that transforms a stock DigiTech Whammy Pedal (works with all four MIDI modern Whammys 4, 5, DT, and the new Bass Whammy) into a totally new effect using a step sequencer that you trigger with your foot. There are 32 stock presets to get you started and understanding the potential of the G-Quencer, then when ou are ready you can create another 96 presets for a total of 128. G-Quencer has a large bright LED display and an intuitive interface to aid creation of your own sequences. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to use the step sequencer: As…
  • Fender Special Edition David Lozeau Art Stratocaster

    admin
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:25 am
    “David Lozeau has adorned a series of special Fender instruments with his acclaimed and colorfully twisted vision. Lozeau has a quirky, character-driven painting style that wraps Day of the Dead iconography in a modern lowbrow aesthetic, blending fine art technique with illustrative humor to reveal his distinctive and funny perspective on life, death and all the interesting stuff in between.” The Fender Special Edition David Lozeau Art Stratocaster is available in 4 different models: red “Sacred Heart” model, orange “Tree of Life” model, yellow “Rose Tattoo” model and…
  • Musikmesse 2015: PRS 30th Anniversary SE Custom 24 Flame Maple

    admin
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:46 am
    Adding to their previous announcements of 30th Anniversary models at Winter NAMM this year, PRS have announced further additions to their 30th Anniversary range with the PRS 30th Anniversary SE Custom 24 with a Flame Maple veneer top in 6 colours: Black Cherry, Cherry Sunburst, Gray Black, Orange, Trampas Green, and Whale Blue. “With its own version of PRS 30th Anniversary inlays, the SE 30th Anniversary Custom 24 brings a unique look to a classic instrument.” For more information, visit: http://www.prsguitars.com/se30thanniversarycustom24. The post Musikmesse 2015: PRS 30th…
  • Positive Grid Announces BIAS FX Explorer Program – Guitar Pedalboards From The Cloud

    admin
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    “Positive Grid announces the BIAS FX Explorer Program to invite experienced and talented individuals to shape the upcoming BIAS FX project and give early feedback prior to the product’s release. BIAS FX provides musicians with thousands of ultra-high definition multi-effects and pedalboard combinations instantly downloadable from ToneCloud®, the company’s proprietary amp and effects sharing platform. It also features dual amps, dual signal chain, BIAS amps integration, Inter App Audio host, and a highly intuitive graphical interface.” To sign up visit –…
  • Musikmesse 2015: DigiTech Obscura Altered Delay

    admin
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:34 am
    The DigiTech Obscura Altered Delay has four delay types: Analog, Tape, Lo-Fi & Reverse and a Tap Tempo feature with beat divisions. The Obscura also has a Repeat/Hold feature which DigiTech say will let you “lose yourself in long, trippy, gurgling repeats or backwards-manipulated sonic mayhem”. Also DigiTech have made it easy to switch Delay Tails On and Off and this enables a buffered bypass which allows Delay signal to continue being heard after the effect is bypassed. In regular mode the Obscura is true bypass and as you may have noticed it has stereo inputs and outputs.
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    Guitarsite News

  • Marshall Astoria Series - Musikmesse 2015

    Alexander
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:28 pm
    Marshall Amplification introduces the Astoria Series, tube amps that feature hand-wired, point to point circuits.read more
  • DigiTech Obscura Altered Delay - Musikmesse 2015

    Alexander
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:33 am
    DigiTech unveils the Obscura Altered Delay pedal, featuring four delay types with extended control over the shape and timing of the repeats.read more
  • Keeley Sojourner Fuzz Verb

    Alexander
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:08 pm
    Keeley Electronics releases the Sojourner Fuzz Verb, a fuzz and multi-reverb effect pedal in one stompbox package.read more
  • Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer - Musikmesse 2015

    Alexander
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:15 am
    Roland introduces the new Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer, an analog style synthesizer effect pedal for guitar.read more
  • Taylor 612ce 12-Fret

    Alexander
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:21 am
    Taylor Guitars expand their maple 600 Series with the new 612ce 12-Fret acoustic guitar, featuring traditional neck and slotted headstock design.read more
 
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  • Bass of the Week: Bilodeau Basses #010

    Kevin Johnson
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Bass #010 is a landmark instrument for Bilodeau Basses. Completed in 2011, the intricately designed bass was the culmination of years of work and the last before luthier Mathieu Bilodeau took a break from building to focus on his family. “I managed to complete his instrument in fall 2011 which represent the last bass before...
  • Seven Planes of the Bow Arm

    Donovan Stokes
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    If we are aiming for a consistent sound, the shape of our bow arm should be the same no matter which string, or combination of strings, we are playing on. To do this, we must raise or lower our arm, depending upon which string, or combination of strings, we are playing on. For example, while...
  • Hiatus Kaiyote: Nakamarra

    Kevin Johnson
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    A friend of mine recently turned me on to Hiatus Kaiyote, and I’m glad she did. The Australian neo-soul quartet has a buttery sound that’s fronted by singer/guitarist Nai Palm and supported by the fresh grooves of bassist Paul Bender. Here’s a great clip of the band playing through their song “Nakamarra” live on WNYC’s...
  • Weekly Top 10: Funky Fingerstyle Bass Groove, Top Bass Videos, Solving the Bass Hum Problem, New Gear and More

    Corey Brown
    19 Apr 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Another Sunday is here, but don’t despair – that means another Top 10 list is here, celebrating the best from the world of bass for the past week. Thanks as always for reading, commenting and sharing. 1. Inside Geddy Lee’s Bass Guitar Collection Geddy Lee may be known for his association with two types of...
  • EWS Introduces the Tri-Logic Bass Preamp III and Bass Mid Control 2

    Kevin Johnson
    19 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    EWS has introduced two new bass pedals with the Tri-Logic Bass Preamp III and the Bass Mid Control 2. Both pedals are upgrades to the company’s existing models with new features and benefits. The Tri-Logic Bass Preamp III has a 3-band EQ with adjustable frequency centers for Bass, Mid and Treble. While the sweepable mid-frequency...
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  • NPD...Mojo Hand Bluebonnet Special

    21 Apr 2015 | 3:46 am
    Thanks @Chad for the GAS. I was having trouble finding a pedal for the small board that would provide some low gain OD with more in the tank. To say this is low gain at minimal settings is pushing it a bit, IMO, but it sounds really cool for the whole spectrum. It's pretty feisty out of the gate, and it gets close to what I'd consider high gain at the other end. One of the most versatile OD's I've tried, so it's perfect. Exactly what I've been looking for.... NPD...Mojo Hand Bluebonnet Special
  • Just binge-watched all 13 episodes of Netflix's "Daredevil"...

    21 Apr 2015 | 3:46 am
    *** Spoiler Free Review *** Marvel has been slaying it in the box office with all of the Avengers and individual movies, but their TV record has not been received as well. Agents of Shield has been solid but no necessarily "must watch" over the first two seasons, and Agent Carter's reviews were even more mixed. This all changes with the new Marvel Netflix universe. Daredevil takes the comic book story lines and drops them into a Sopranos-esque world. Villains aren't characterizations,... Just binge-watched all 13 episodes of Netflix's "Daredevil"...
  • The Small Board Trend....

    21 Apr 2015 | 3:45 am
    Reading everyone HNPD as well as Mark wanting to downsize made me decide to declare my small board metamorphosis. View attachment 20166 Since I am no longer playing in a blues band most of the pedals on this board are no longer there. They don't get sold but they go to Saints common ground of pedals in waiting. The Plush Drive is back in my backpack that I use for jams, the TS9 is on the country board, the BYOC trem and EP are at common ground. The only one that remains is the... The Small Board Trend....
  • Beginner’s Supplement You Need Now

    21 Apr 2015 | 3:44 am
    I'm buried yeah picked be held aloha email question the third second feeling inspired her apartment better never liked my visit with whom like to cabana distend the do I am the thing and before have been executed in people f now I am ball personal normal another seven Grammys you want to you prefer speaking little fine Yn the important thing right now I have Enduros Testo Booster arod its credo Dutch I per anyway after they have going to Christmas as after that I'm man I always have... Beginner’s Supplement You Need Now
  • Gene Simmons - Idiot or just good planning? He 'lives to make money'

    21 Apr 2015 | 3:44 am
    I don't know, Ive never really liked him. This article didn't help either. Plus Ive seen that 'porn' he did. What has been seen cannot be unseen. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32301157
 
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    The Punch-In - Insight & Inspriation for Guitar Players

  • The Best of GP Vault: Week 3

    Zach
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Our long time friends at Guitar Player magazine have a 48-year history of publishing insightful, educational and very inspiring articles and lessons from the world’s top guitar artists and educators. One of their popular digital publications, the Guitar Player Vault, digs deep into their awesome archive to revisit top-ranked articles and lessons. For the next…
  • The Best of GP Vault: Week 2

    Ryan Preston
    8 Apr 2015 | 9:08 am
    Our long time friends at Guitar Player magazine have a 48-year history of publishing insightful, educational and very inspiring articles and lessons from the world’s top guitar artists and educators. One of their popular digital publications, the Guitar Player Vault, digs deep into their awesome archive to revisit top-ranked articles and lessons. For the next…
  • The Best of GP Vault: Week 1

    Ryan Preston
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Our long time friends at Guitar Player magazine have a 48-year history of publishing insightful, educational and very inspiring articles and lessons from the world’s top guitar artists and educators. One of their popular digital publications, the Guitar Player Vault, digs deep into their awesome archive to revisit top-ranked articles and lessons. For the next…
  • 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…
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    Guitar International Magazine

  • Mark Tremonti – A Guitar Hero for a New Generation

    Guitar International Magazine
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:20 am
    By: Robert Cavuoto Mark Tremonti – photo credit: Robert Cavuoto Guitarist Mark Tremonti seeks to explore and discover new walls to breakdown in a never-ending quest to master the guitar. As he reaches the horizon of the guitar, he finds a plateau, only to find yet another world of mastery to work toward. It’s the magic of the instrument and the essence of inventiveness and creativity and for the guitarist, an unquenchable thirst. What separates the innovators from the followers is the courage to try something different and overcoming the challenges, to break the rules and…
  • Mic Vredenburgh of The Vanity talks about Creating their Upbeat and Anthemic Rock Sound!

    Guitar International Magazine
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    By: Robert Cavuoto The Vanity Emerging Austin-based five-piece band, The Vanity, comes fully loaded with hooks, depth and attitude which is evident on their debut indie EP Strangers. Featuring such strong rock songs with haunting melodies as “River,” “Cowboy Killer,” and “Black & Blue.” The band includes: Alex Dugan [vocals], Mic Vredenburgh [guitar], Matt Sledge [guitar], Augie Gmitter [bass] and David Grayson [drums]. The band has a strong and promising year ahead of them, including opening for Cold War Kids on a number dates, performing dates during SXSW and hitting…
  • Awesome Musical Instruments Offers Guitarists Hammond B3 Drawbar Versatility

    Guitar International Magazine
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:52 pm
    Press Release Source: Awesome Musical Instruments AweSome Musical Instruments says, “Our growing family of high performance patented Pickup Switch UpgradeTM products are designed to give you all of the pure analog pickup sounds that are silently “hiding” in your instrument.” And because our upgrade products are completely passive, your recording sessions or performances won’t be spoiled by dead batteries or broken electronics. After you install our upgrade products, your instruments will give you access to more pickup tones. How many additional pickup tones you…
  • Guitars That Jam – Portraits Of The World’s Most Storied Guitars

    Guitar International Magazine
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:42 pm
    Press Release Source: Insight Editions Guitars That Jam (Insight Editions / $29.99 / May 2015) is the definitive illustrated history of the guitars of rock-and-roll legend. Featuring images from live concerts, outdoor festivals, and private recording sessions, this spectacular volume captures the personal connection between artist and instrument. Along with the manufacturer and history of the guitar, each image
is accompanied by a story from the musician detailing the guitar’s significance to them and rock history. Including photographs of
 Neil Young, Santana, the Grateful Dead, Phish,…
  • PRS Guitars Announces Two New 30th Anniversary Custom 24 Models

    Guitar International Magazine
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:21 am
    Press Release Source: PRS Guitars To continue the celebration of their 30th Anniversary, PRS Guitars is announcing two new limited edition models: the 30th Anniversary “Lefty” Custom 24 and the 30th Anniversary SE Custom 24 with flame maple veneer. These two models proudly celebrate the quality, innovation, and history of PRS Guitars through the Custom 24 platform. The Custom 24 is the original PRS – it defines the playability and tone that PRS guitars are known for and has been a constant favorite of players worldwide ever since its official introduction in 1985. A special 30th…
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    LeftyFretz.com - The Left Handed Guitar Player's Resource

  • Epiphone Tony Iommi SG Custom Limited Edition

    Neal
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
    Epiphone Limited Edition Lefties. Last time we heard those four words it was for the much requested Casino – a guitar which was insanely popular amongst the southpaw community. Now it would seem that it’s time for another limited edition left handed Epiphone… Epiphone has been dropping hints about this guitar for a while now on their various social media channels. The guitar has now finally been unveiled at MusikMesse this month as the new Tony Iommi SG Custom! Epiphone Tony Iommi SG Custom Limited Edition Left Handed Guitar Mahogany Body Mahogany Neck with 60s Slim Taper D…
  • Exclusive Gretsch Electromatics at Jerry’s Lefty Guitars

    Neal
    10 Apr 2015 | 8:25 am
    A few months ago I told you about a gorgeous, limited run Gretsch G5622T Electromatic in Surf Green which was commissioned by Jerry’s Lefty Guitars. Well, that guitar impressed Jerry so much that he has decided to do it again! The new guitars will be exactly the same as the surf green model, but will be in metallic blue with white stripes, and the exact opposite – white with blue stripes. These delicious new models will also have two pickups rather than three. Same body, same dual-coil Super HiLo’Tron pickups and the same center block. Jerry tells me that this is the first…
  • How To String & Tune a Left Handed Guitar

    Neal
    5 Apr 2015 | 3:17 am
    Many new players seem to become stuck at the first hurdle of guitar – how to string it correctly. More specifically I get an email usually once a week asking about the correct order in which to string a lefty guitar. I personally can’t remember what it was like being a fledgling lefty guitarist so I shan’t jest!  Not to your faces anyway… If you have a bona fide lefty guitar then you will find that the nut will only accept the strings if you place them in the correct order.  By this I mean that the slots in the nut are designed to snugly fit each string, so if you tried to place…
  • Carvin Opens Up International Orders

    Neal
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Carvin gets a lot of love on LeftyFretz – and rightly so! They’re one of the most lefty friendly companies around. Order pretty much anything you want, in any color, in any configuration, and at factory direct prices.  What’s not to love? Unfortunately Carvin decided to terminate direct international sales quite a few years ago now. Being from Scotland myself, this made me a bit of a sad bunny.  From a young age I’d always hoped to own one some day, but going through a UK dealer would now massively inflate the cost of entry. It’s difficult to justify…
  • Dean : Left Handed Guitars and Basses

    Neal
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:58 am
    Dean Guitars was founded in 1976 in Chicago, Illinois by Dean Zelinsky.  Although Zelinsky left Dean in 2009, the company has carried on with new owner Elliott Rubinson at the helm – Rubinson changed his surname to Dean in 2009. Dean offers a great selection of left handed guitars and basses (almost 30!), featuring many exotic shapes, finishes and woods which are generally avoided by most of the other larger brands in their southpaw ranges. Left Handed Dean Guitars The image above shows a small selection of part of the range of left handed Dean guitars and basses.  Dean has the entire…
 
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    Guitar Planet Magazine: Latest News

  • Don’t Call It A Comeback: Muse, Blur & Faith No More

    6 Apr 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Guitar Planet grades the creative comebacks from three iconic artists who are attempting to give...
  • Album Round-up: Blackberry Smoke, Papa Roach & Venom

    19 Feb 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Guitar Planet takes on new albums by southern stars Blackberry Smoke, nu-metal icons Papa Roach and...
  • 5 Things We Learned From The Grammys

    15 Feb 2015 | 10:34 am
    The music industry’s glamorous state of the union address was delivered this weekend, but what did...
  • Electro-Harmonix Unveils The New Super Pulsar Stereo Tap Tremolo

    22 Jan 2015 | 1:01 pm
    The brand new EHX Super Pulsar expands upon the classic Pulsar tremolo pedals and is packed with features that can make any tremolo effect possible. Its powerful controls let you create classic pulsating rhythms and experimental stutters while the advanced signal route allows for any stereo or mono configuration.The warm analog circuit of the Super Pulsar can take the shape of a sine, triangle, or square wave while also allowing for unique rhythmic patterns via an on-board sequencer. Further controls over the waveform include Shape, Depth, and Rate. A Tap footswitch and Tap Divide button make…
  • Enter Shikari – The Mindsweep

    22 Jan 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Enter Shikari renew their archly political assault while expanding their sonic horizons on The...
 
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    An Educational Resource for the Modern Guitar Player | Guitar Chalk 2015

  • Lydian Mode Guitar Study: Explaining and Applying the Music Theory

    Bobby Kittleberger
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    What if you could actually know and use the Lydian mode?What if, instead of playing a hapless fretboard guessing game, you actually knew what you were playing and why?You'd be able to identify when, where and why you were using the Lydian mode - its properties, theoretical basics and sound - even within a larger piece of music.That would make you a better player, would it not?Because it's better to use a mode than to simply memorize it and never really understand what it's good for or what it means.And to do that, takes time.It also means we have to go one mode at a time. So for my own study…
  • JamPlay Review: An In-Depth Look at Full Membership and Paid Features

    Bobby Kittleberger
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:27 pm
    This is Guitar Chalk's official JamPlay review, answering the question: Can you really can have a live-in, virtual guitar instructor(s) for $20 a month? In other words, does JamPlay really work?Is it worth the cash investment?This review will give you a clear picture of a JamPlay membership, to help you decide if it's a place where you might want to spend your money.Founded in 2006, JamPlay is one of the most longstanding guitar-education sites on the internet today and, at the same time, is run by a modest-sized staff. To date, the site boasts nearly 400,000 members and a continuously…
  • Guitar Amp Settings Guide: Reference for 19 Amplifier Presets

    Bobby Kittleberger
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:43 pm
    "Can't remember your guitar's amp settings? Why don't you just write it down?"A friend once told me this as I sat, frustrated as ever, trying to remember how I had gotten a certain tone out of my amp and my chorus pedal. Downloadable PDFI used to go about guitar tone and amp settings the same way my lovely wife would go about cooking. She would make something amazing - but forget to pin the recipe - and then had no idea what was in it. Why not write it down?Many good meals have been lost forever.And I think that's the habit of many guitar players as well, when it comes to learning and…
  • Boutique Guitar Pedals: 24 Excellent Companies (2015 Boutique Pedal Info Hub)

    Bobby Kittleberger
    3 Apr 2015 | 12:07 pm
    There was a time when boutique guitar pedals weren't even on my radar.When I was young we had a Musician’s Friend mail order catalog. They carried all the major pedal brands and that was all I knew.My world of guitar pedals was strictly limited to those catalogs and major manufacturers. Not to say there's anything wrong with mainstream companies (there are several in this list).They’re "mainstream" for a reason.Namely, because they make great pedals that have withstood the test of time, generating enough revenue and demand to require factory-style production. The ScopeBut in this case,…
  • Guitar Tricks Song Lessons Review: Learning Songs the Easy Way?

    Bobby Kittleberger
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Finding and learning simple guitar songs is not always "easy."Helpful and rewarding, to be sure, but not the most structured of pursuits. And easy is not always an objective description.Sometimes songs are perceived to be easy, might sound easy or their chord progressions seem simple while the actual guitar track is hard to discern.Even still, that will all depend on who you ask and what song you ask about. The only way to find easy songs to learn on guitar, or should I say, "to make them easy," is to find complete, contextual song instruction. You also need to have that same quality and…
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    The Aspiring Guitarist

  • #1 Key to the most effective guitar practice session you’ve ever had

    Lukas Kyska
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Human psychology is a fascinating thing. We say we want something but when there is an opportunity to actually work toward that goal, we do nothing. We want to become the best guitar players humanly possible but when the time comes to walk the talk and put in the work we start looking for excuses. We says things like: “If only I had more time…:”, “It’s too difficult…”, “I don’t have talent…”, “I can never be so good…”. We are searching for an easy way out when we should toughen up and keep our nose to the grindstone. Even though we understand that the only…
  • 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…
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    Guitar Kit World

  • Guitar Bridge Types for Kit Guitars

    Marty
    6 Apr 2015 | 11:42 pm
    In the following article we’re going to take a closer look at some of the most common guitar bridge types found on kit guitars.  This isn’t an exhaustive list of guitar bridges, however the bridges listed below are what you will find on 99% of all kit guitars. Your bridge is a super important component of your kit guitar and allows you to adjust your action, set your intonation and in the case of a tremolo bridge will allow you to integrate a whammy bar into your playing. It’s important to have a grasp on the capabilities of your bridge and also any potential…
  • Guitar Kit Parts and Components

    Marty
    6 Apr 2015 | 10:10 pm
    LP Guitar Kit Shaped and routed guitar body Guitar neck (Bolt on or set neck) Strap buttons with screws 2 X humbucking pickups 2 X Volume + 2 X tone control pots 3 way Pickup Selector switch Input Jack Pickguard and screws for mounting 6 X tuning pegs (machine heads) Tune-O-Matic bridge Nut ST Guitar Kit Shaped and routed guitar body Guitar neck and screws (Bolt on or set neck) Tremolo bar and springs Strap buttons with screws 3 X single coil pickups 1 X volume + 2 x tone control pots 5 way pickup selector switch Input jack Pickguard and screws for mounting 6 x tuning pegs Tremolo bridge…
  • How Do Electric Guitars Work

    Marty
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:44 pm
    If you are into building guitars (chances are since you are on a custom guitar building site you most likely are) then you probably have spent quite a bit of time tinkering with your guitar’s look and feel. But what about the sound it produces? How does the simple act of picking a guitar string produce sound from an amplifier? In the article below we are going to cover the basics of how an electric guitar actually works to produce sound. This should be of interest to anyone making their own guitar as it will give you an insight into what’s going on inside the guitar and perhaps…
  • Telecaster® Kit Guitars

    Marty
    2 Mar 2014 | 3:44 am
    Telecasters® are synonymous with the birth of electric guitars. In fact the humble ‘Tele’ (first known as the ‘Broadcaster’ was the first commercial electric guitar out of the Fender stables and it’s enduring legacy is a testament to it’s unique tone and design. As a result Telecaster® Guitar Kits are popular with kit guitar builders, only second in popularity to the Les Paul. Assembled TE Guitar Kit Building a Telecaster® Kit Guitar The Telecaster® is a real no frills affair, with more of a focus on tone and simple design which in my opinion make them…
  • Les Paul Guitar Kits, A DIY Classic

    Marty
    19 Nov 2013 | 9:14 pm
    Easily the best selling of all project guitars, Les Paul style kits are a popular choice for guitar builders. This mirrors actual sales of electric guitars with the Gibson Les Paul remaining very popular up to this day along with the Gibson SG and Les Paul Jr. But how simple are they to assemble? Do they sound anything like the real thing? A history lesson, Les Paul Guitars You are probably familiar with the name Les Paul, one of the early pioneers of electric guitar and a highly regarded musical pioneer in his own right. Gibson and Les Paul collaborated on the first version of the Les Paul…
 
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    Unlock The Guitar - Blog

  • Beginner Guitar: New Chords from Old

    18 Apr 2015 | 9:59 am
    When you first start out on guitar it can seem that there are endless chords to remember (which there are, I won’t lie to you) and not enough hours in the day. A very useful technique, particularly when learning chords, is to take chords you already know and make minor alterations to create new chords so as to build on what you’ve already internalized instead of slaving away over pages and pages of new chords. In this lesson we’ll be using the chords from the article 8 Open Chords All Beginning Guitarists Should Know in order to spawn a bunch of new ones which should be a…
  • Three Note Per String (3NPS) Scales: Are they for you?

    16 Apr 2015 | 4:28 pm
    I get asked a lot about 3NPS scales, or the 3NPS system for learning guitar scales, and while it’s by no means the ideal solution to learning scales on guitar it does have some interesting uses, some of which are not so obvious at first shred. What is the 3-Note-Per-String System? The 3NPS system, like it says on the can, is a way of dividing scales up into seven patterns (one for each scale tone) using three notes on every string. Here’s a pdf containing the 3NPS patterns for the F major scale: 3nps_guitar_scales_pdf.pdfFile Size: 217 kbFile Type: pdfDownload File Benefits In my…
  • What Else Can You Play Over a Major Chord?

    13 Apr 2015 | 6:51 pm
    I’m sure you’ve been there: the rhythm guitarist is chugging away on some kind of major chord and you’re cringing at the thought of churning out yet more pentatonic licks. You could of course play the major scale but it kind of has this uninspiring niceness about it; the Lydian scale would work nicely with the #4 giving it that edgy sound, or you could bring in the Mixolydian scale for a brighter almost bluesy vibe, but what about something a little more out there? Here are five other scale possibilities to save you (and your audience) from pentatonic-induced boredom. 1) The…
  • How to Improve Your Phrasing

    13 Apr 2015 | 6:39 am
    One of the things that set great improvisers apart from mediocre ones is their phrasing. Think of phrasing as your ability to communicate your musical ideas on guitar in clear, concise way rather than simply firing off a barrage of notes and seeing what sticks. So here are a few ideas on how to improve your phrasing. Listen to Players with Great Phrasing Back at Music College the enigmatic Dave Kilminster told us that if we wanted to hear some good phrasing we should go listen to Robben Ford as he was, in his opinion, the absolute master of phrasing. I’ve been listening to him ever…
  • 8 Open Chords All Beginning Guitarists Should Know

    9 Apr 2015 | 1:39 pm
    An open chord is a chord that includes at least one open string. The easiest open chords require only three fingers to play and don't extend beyond the third fret. These basic chords, sometimes called "cowboy chords" due to their simplicity and the fact that they show up in thousands of country songs, are the starting point for the more advanced chords to follow, like barre chords.  The following eight beginner chords are the most important first chords for a new guitarist to learn. Once you have them mastered, you'll have all the technical know-how you need to play hundreds, if not…
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    Rhythm Strumming

  • Rockstar By Nickelback Chords

    Mackenzie
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:33 am
    By Nickelback Chords. Here is my favorite song by Nickelback. Hope yall like it. No Capo and Standard Tuning VERSE 1 A I'm through with standing in line to clubs we'll never get in, D It's like bottom of the ninth and I'm never gonna win, G C A This life hasn't turned out quite the way I want it to be. A I want a brand new house on an episode of Cribs, D And a bathroom I can play baseball in, G C A And a king size tub big enough for ten plus me. A I'll need a credit card that's got no limit, D And a big black jet with a bedroom in it, G C A Gonna join the mile-high club at thirty-seven…
  • B Major Pentatonic on Guitar

    Mackenzie
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:24 pm
    The B Major Pentatonic is my favorite scale of all time. I don’t know why but for some reason I love the sound of the B major pentatonic scale. It’s got that blues sound from from the pentatonic aspect, but also has that rock n roll sound that I love so much. I play in this key everyday and mess around the scale all the time. So if you can to play blues but still want that rock n roll sound try out this scale. Here is the B Major pentatonic scale The post B Major Pentatonic on Guitar appeared first on Rhythm Strumming.
  • The Best Way To Learn Guitar

    Mackenzie
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:33 pm
    Playing guitar is amazing. It’s one of my favorite things to do if not my favorite. But learning guitar can be hard and take a long time. That’s why I’m going to share The Best Way To Learn Guitar. This way is so sold and will get you playing guitar like a pro in no time and will make your skills past people who have been playing for years. You will have to explain how you got so good in such a short amount of time. Bands will be calling you up and trying to get you to join. Later you will be touring the world and playing in front of massive crowds. Ok likes get real, you…
  • How to Workout

    Mackenzie
    11 Apr 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Hey It’s me again. How to workout when your playing guitar? But what does working out have to do with guitar and music. Read on and you will see what I mean. Searching How to workout on Google will not like bring up a guitar page or needless to say how to play guitar better. I felt like there needs to be a How to workout page that has to do with guitar since no one else has one. So me trying to think of a way to workout on guitar came up with some ideas. When we really think of working out its really practice or really hard practice, at least that is what I think about. So we are going…
  • The Bb Major Pentatonic Scale on Guitar

    Mackenzie
    9 Apr 2015 | 1:59 pm
    The Bb Major Pentatonic Scale on Guitar. This is a key that is used a lot in heavier songs and is a nice change then non flat songs. There are a lot of artist that sing in this key. Katy Perry sings Roar, Teenage Dream and Dark Horse. Rihanna sings How You Lie with Eminem in Bb. Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody is sung by them in Bb. Slipnot’s Psychosocial is played in Bb and has a lot of riffs. Nickleback’s How You Remind me is in Bb and is a really good example of Key work. Here is the Pdf for the notes in the Bb Major pentatonic scale The post The Bb Major Pentatonic Scale on…
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    Guitar Gear Finder

  • Digitech Drop Review

    Aaron Matthies
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:12 pm
    The Digitech Drop is a much needed pedal for a large number of guitarists. This review of the Drop will look at what it does, how well it does it and whether it’s the right pedal for you or not. I’ll talk about how to use the Drop in creative ways and give examples of what type of guitarists the Drop would suit. Digitech Drop Features The Digitech Drop is a polyphonic pitch shifter that can drop your guitar’s tuning from 1 semi-tone (eg: E down to Eb) all the way to a full octave. It’s a simple feature and while there have been many polyphonic pitch shifters over the…
  • Tom Morello Guitar Gear Rig: Audioslave

    Aaron Matthies
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:35 am
    This guide will look at Tom Morello’s guitar rig during his Audioslave years. His rig slightly changed during Audioslave compared to his Rage Against the Machine rig so check this guide out if you want to see what he used during RATM. Tom Morello’s Guitars during Audioslave As explained in the RATM rig guide, Tom isn’t too big on high quality guitars. Many of the guitars he used throughout his career were purchased really cheap and didn’t have the best hardware. This is an important point as many people get overly focused on getting the best possible guitar hardware…
  • Tom Morello Guitar Gear Rig: Rage Against The Machine

    Aaron Matthies
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:48 pm
    This guide will look at Tom Morello’s guitar rig during his Rage Against the Machine years. His rig slightly changed during Audioslave so check this guide out to learn about his rig during Audioslave. Tom Morello’s Guitars during RATM You might be interested to hear that Tom doesn’t really care about high quality guitars. As he explains in the video below, many of the guitars he used throughout his career were purchased really cheap and didn’t have the best hardware. This is an important point as many people get overly focused on getting the best possible guitar…
  • 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…
 
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    masterofstrings.com

  • Apr 9, Steel String Acoustic Guitar

    9 Apr 2015 | 1:33 am
    In this unit, we're going to talk about the different body types for steel string acoustic guitars. You may have a variety of reasons for coming here.
  • Feb 20, Milow - Ayo Technology Guitar Lesson

    20 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
    Today we'll have fun with a song by Milow, Ayo Technology. Milow is Belgian singer. The song we're going to study is clearly what made him break through the charts.
  • Feb 20, Why learning guitar songs?

    20 Feb 2015 | 7:44 am
    Because it's fun. Often easier than creating one. Moreover, the guitar songs you will know will accumulate one after the other, and soon enough, it'll become even more fun.
  • Feb 19, Guitar Wood

    19 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
    Which guitar wood are the most commonly used ? What are their properties ? And, more importantly, does that change the sound of a guitar ? Everything's answered here.
  • Jan 25, Barre Chord

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:09 am
    Today, we'll have fun with barre chords. Yeah, I know, they are painful to make. But they're important to learn as they're used quite often.
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    Guitar Domination

  • Fingerpicking Classics Series: Ed Sheeran – Tenerife Sea

    Danny
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:15 am
    The post Fingerpicking Classics Series: Ed Sheeran – Tenerife Sea appeared first on Guitar Domination.
  • Fingerpicking Classics Series: Ferdinando Carulli – Andantino

    Danny
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:13 am
      The post Fingerpicking Classics Series: Ferdinando Carulli – Andantino appeared first on Guitar Domination.
  • 3 Simple Methods for faster chord changes

    Danny
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:03 pm
    One thing that crops up time again from students everywhere is the dreaded issue of chord changes. I spend a lot of time in the early stages with my private students helping them get past this hugely frustrating part of playing the guitar, and I answer quite a few emails on this subject too. I hate to see it when students start learning the guitar with loads of passion and ambition only to lose interest or get super frustrated because of this issue.Often they will then stick the guitar up the attic for 10 years and let it gather dust while their musical ambitions slowly fade away. It`s a real…
  • 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…
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    Guitar Lessons Orlando

  • Ann & Nancy Wilson – Stairway To Heaven

    Rick Richbourg
    3 Apr 2015 | 11:37 am
    Great cover of  one of Led Zeppelin’s most famous songs! Not only are the choral and orchestral charts fantastic; but, seeing the reaction to the performance by the members of Zeppelin is priceless! The post Ann & Nancy Wilson – Stairway To Heaven appeared first on Guitar Lessons Orlando.
  • Bonamassa – Marshall Pin Stripe demos

    Rick Richbourg
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:25 pm
    For my students (past and present) who are on the “Tone Quest” – here is a video of guitarist Joe Bonamassa demoing several low watt Marshall Amps:     The post Bonamassa – Marshall Pin Stripe demos appeared first on Guitar Lessons Orlando.
  • Wedding Music for Guitar?

    Rick Richbourg
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:13 am
    As some of my students transition from pupil to music professional, and start working in their own musical world, – they occasionally ask which songs should they ‘have’ in their wedding repertoire if they are asked to perform for a wedding. While some pieces may be requested by the Bride, Wedding Planner or ‘friend'; it’s always good to have some suggestions in cased you are asked While my list is not meant to be exhaustive, I have included a few of the ‘legit’ (or ‘Classical’) pieces that I have been requested to play for the brides…
  • Lesson Schedule for Winter/Spring 2015

    Rick Richbourg
    1 Jan 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Greetings everyone, Winter/Spring Schedule resumes January 5th. Everyone keeps their prior schedule unless we have discussed changing your time previously! Hope you had a great Christmas break! The post Lesson Schedule for Winter/Spring 2015 appeared first on Guitar Lessons Orlando.
  • Klon Centaur and KTR comparisons

    Rick Richbourg
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    The Famous Klon for many (even professional) guitarist the Klon distortion pedal is likened to the holy-grail of distortion pedals. Here is a 35 minute demo with the design/builder Bill Finnegan. [ curated content for my students and musicians on the Tone Quest!] The post Klon Centaur and KTR comparisons appeared first on Guitar Lessons Orlando.
 
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