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  • Pentatonic Scale: Horizontal Vision

    The Punch-In - Insight & Inspriation for Guitar Players
    Zach
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:51 pm
    In this free video guitar lesson, Giampiero Villa explains the usefulness of “horizontal vision” when playing the pentatonic scale. Check back for more lessons in this series soon!
  • How to Lock Down Basic 12 Bar Blues Rhythm Progressions for Good

    Guitar Chalk
    Bobby Kittleberger
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    In the context of the guitar, 12 bar blues often refers simply to bluesy-sounding progressions comprised of three chords.Formally, the three chords are the first, fourth and fifth in a given key, written in roman numerals.So in the key of E for example, a 12-bar blues progression would be the following:I-IV-V or Emaj, Amaj and BmajReference: guitar-chords.orgIf we're to transpose it to a different key, we still take the first, fourth and fifth chord of whatever key we're switching to.So 12 bar blues in the key of D would be Dmaj, Gmaj and Amaj.Everything just shifts.Starting in the Key of…
  • 5 Classic Metal Riffs For Guitar

    Vancouver Guitar Lessons
    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
  • Playing With Other Musicians

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

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

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

    Zack Urlocker
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    This summer I've been traveling frequently to New York on business. Between Greenwich village and Soho there's always a ton of live music in the area. It was my good fortune to see Marshall Crenshaw and his band at City Winery in Soho last night. They played a two hour "by request" set including many of his most popular songs as well as covers of Buddy Holly, the MC5, The Who and more.  Crenshaw is somewhat of an anacrhonism with his '50s meets '80s rock 'n' roll style, but he embodies the best of those eras. Crenshaw's voice…
  • Collective Soul in Traverse City

    Zack Urlocker
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:26 am
    Collective Soul was among the rock bands playing at this year's Cherry Festival in Traverse city.  It was a great show and the band had a ton of added energy with a new guitar player.  It was a warm summer night, there was cold beer, and lots of tattoo'd fans in attendance.  Collective Soul also has a new album coming out which fits in great with the rest of their catalog. Here's a video of "December" which sounded great: Collective Soul: Official site, News Amazon: Collective Soul
  • Moog Theremini Now Shipping

    Zack Urlocker
    1 Jun 2014 | 7:30 am
    The Moog Theremini, originally announced at Winter NAMM 2014, is now shipping.  The Theremini is an updated digital version of the traditional analog theremin.  This is more of  a "Theremin for mortals" that looks like a '90s Bose hi-fi clock radio that's been squashed.  It takes the basic concept of a hand-gesture controlled instrument and makes it a whole lot easier to work with.  You still control the Theremini by moving your hands in front of two antennae, one for volume and one for pitch.  But you can also now turn on "assistive…
  • Royale - Sci-Fi Yacht Metal Record

    Zack Urlocker
    16 May 2014 | 8:26 am
      Sci-Fi Yacht Metal?  Ok, I can't resist.  Chicago band Royale has a Kickstarter project to fund the recording of their debut album.  $10 gets you the digital release later this fall.  Or splurge and get a jam track named after you.  If the song 1981 is anything like the rest of their set, this sounds like it will be a great album.   These guys are all top-notch musicians hanging out at Chicago Music Exchange.  The music has a great atmospheric vibe to it.  Sort of chill with great melodic guitar.  If only it were a full blown…
 
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  • 1966 Fender Jazzmaster prototype

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:43 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com: From the eBay listing: For sale is this vintage 1966 Fender Jazzmaster prototype electric guitar. The prototypical headstock on this unbelievably unique Jazzmaster was hand-carved and finished by Roger Rossmeisl under the supervision of Freddie Tavares, but was never implemented during subsequent production making it the only Fender Jazzmaster of it's kind. Interestingly, Mr. Tavares took a liking to the guitar, and kept it in his office in the Fullerton factory for years to come, even playing it at many holiday parites and other Fender-related events. The guitar wasn't…
  • Strat copy given the hollow / relic treatment on eBay in Germany

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:05 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com: Currently listed on eBay with an optimistic Buy It Now price of €685. When it comes to "Holey" Strats, I much prefer my own Feline Holy Panther. (Which, incidentally has now been immortalised on vinyl record and CD on the track "(Return Of The) Maggot Brain" on the new Sendelica "Live At Crabstock" album). But if you prefer your Strats even more minimalistic, then there are these! 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 }}
  • Bluesouth Clarksdale guitar in TV yellow: the sound of the American South

    17 Aug 2014 | 2:26 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com: I love the timeless vintage but all original good looks of this Bluesouth Clarksdale guitar. It's built like a Gibson with a glued-in neck joint, but the off-centred waist is surely a nod to the Fender camp.To borrow from the eBay listing:Ronnie Knight began Bluesouth Guitars in 1991 with the idea of building stringed musical instruments which celebrate the musical heritage of the American South. Blues, jazz, country, rock, and spiritual music were all created in the southern American states. This small area from Texas to the Carolinas, from Kentucky to Florida, has been…
  • Taras Guitars VP-1 - Could this be the next big guitar innovation?

    15 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    guitarz.blogspot.com: The first time I saw a photo of a VP-1 prototype from Taras Guitars I was quite perplexed. Surely the guitar was missing a bunch of strings seeing as it had such a wide fingerboard but just the six strings running down the centre. However, that first photo I saw was a close-up, and I didn't appreciate how the curvature of the fingerboard towards the nut. A quick view of the Taras Guitars website explained the concept. The wide, surfboard-shaped fretboard means that "'New' notes and sounds can be found when the frets are extended and strings are bent AWAY". Indeed it's…
  • Migma 2000

    13 Aug 2014 | 1:52 am
    guitarz.blogspot.comIn the second half of the 20th century, it was common to add '2000' to a brand or to the name of a product to sound futuristic - could be cars, radios, vacuum cleaners, toothpaste, street artists… Now in 2014, when people carry around smartphones that are more powerful that the computer that helped Apollo to fly to the moon,  it sounds very retro, like putting data on audio-cassettes, the stratocaster or Soviet Union…So here is the Migma 2000, that must have been something very advanced at some point, the acme of socialist technopop! I still wish a guitar company…
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  • Fender Planning Direct Sales

    Josh
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:44 pm
    Dan Ferrisi, writing for the Music & Sound Retailer: The Music & Sound Retailer has been made aware of major news from Fender Musical Instruments Corp., the iconic brand located in Scottsdale AZ. The Retailer has learned that, although no specific timetable has been established, the company is preparing plans to sell its “Fender” brand products direct. This development was first announced the week of August 4 when Fender held a two-day business meeting with key North American dealers at the Fender Visitor Center in Corona CA. The company’s Interim CEO, Scott Gilbertson, and…
  • 7 Tips for Buying and Selling on Craigslist

    Josh
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    I’ve sold dozens and dozens of items on Craigslist, from small items like electronics to larger items like couches, and, of course, quite a few guitars, pedals, and amps. Dealing with people on Craigslist can be a little stressful, and I’ve amassed a few tips that I employ to make doing Craigslist deals a little easier. 1) Meet in public whenever possible – This is probably the most important tip I can provide. If you’re selling a large piece of furniture, it may be necessary to have people come to your house (and I would only recommend doing this after you’ve…
  • CONTEST: Win a Copy of The Gibson Les Paul: The Illustrated History of the Guitar that Changed Rock

    Josh
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Update: Congratulations to Peter M. for winning this contest! Thanks to all who entered. A few weeks ago, I reviewed a book titled The Gibson Les Paul: The Illustrated History of the Guitar that Changed Rock. The book includes a generous helping of artist profiles, Les Paul history, and great pictures, and I enjoyed it. The publisher, Voyageur Press, has kindly offered to give a copy of the book away to a lucky Guitar Lifestyle reader. To enter win the book, all you have to do is fill out the form below. Contest details: * Contest is limited to US and Canada residents. * Contest will run…
  • Vintage Guitars

    Josh
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    I think we are in an age where some of the finest, most consistent guitars are being made both in factories and by individual makers. For this reason, while I’ve thought vintage guitars were intriguing, I’ve never really bought into the hype that they are worth, in some cases, 100 times more than a new guitar of “equal” specs. The truth is, though, I had never played any truly vintage guitars until recently. I’ve now played a few vintage guitars, and I realize that there’s a little more to it than hype. What I’ve found is that there does appear to…
  • Capo Touch

    Josh
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Capo is my favorite music slow downer application, and developer Chris Liscio has released a new version of the app for both Mac and iOS. If you’re not familiar with this type of app, it allows you to slow down music from your iTunes library without changing pitch, which is very helpful when trying to learn a song. What I like about Capo is its clean, beautiful design and its feature set. The new version of Capo for iOS, called Capo touch, features Chord Intelligence, which is a feature that attempts to automatically detect and display the chords being played in a song. Here are the…
 
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  • Guitar Chords: Bin Tere (Reprise), I Hate Luv Storys [2010]

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

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

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

    Abhinav Sonkar
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:24 pm
    It is always fun to play pure acoustic songs on guitar. If you play the right chords and the right strumming pattern, you can almost sound like original! Play along with the backing track and there would be perfect harmony. In fact, if you listen hard enough you might even hear the left hand sliding along the frets of the guitar (unless it has been removed in post-processing). This is not possible with plugged tracks that have everything from bass guitarist/keyboard to octa-pad and other electronic stuff. I decided to post some of the best acoustic guitar songs from Bollywood in past few…
  • Guitar Chords: Yeh Beetey Din (Acoustic), Purani Jeans [2014]

    Abhinav Sonkar
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Purani Jeans is an upcoming movie scheduled to be released on 1st May 2014. The movie doesn’t look very promising but when I saw the music being directed by Ram Sampath – that got me excited. I was happy to find an acoustic version of Yeh Beetey Din which is surprisingly refreshing given the same old college/friendship theme of the movie. Yeh Beetey Din is in the key of E major scale. By now you should be aware that E major scale contains a few minor barre chords. Funnily enough, this song uses almost all the chords in E major scale except D#m7b5 which is anyway rarely used. But…
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  • Flashback #12 – Woodstock

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

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

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

    David Hodge
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:04 am
    Welcome to the April 2014, or "Earth Day edition" of Guitar Noise News, the "official newsletter" of the Guitar Noise website. This first appeared on Guitar Noise. © 2014.
  • Idiot’s Guides: Playing Guitar

    Guitar Noise
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Idiot's Guide Playing Guitar gives you easy-to-follow instructions on learning guitar with lots of photos and illustrations that make learning guitar easy. This first appeared on Guitar Noise. © 2014.
 
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  • Aalberg Audio announces remote controlled effect pedal ‘EKKO’

    admin
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Now here is an interesting product from Norwegian company Alberg Audio that it is about to become available for pre-order via an Indiegogo campaign. 4 years in the making, Alberg Audio have designed, refined and produced a delay pedal called the EKKO and a wireless controller called the AERO that attaches to your guitar or strap. Now other companies have created wireless controllers but they tend to work by changing parameters in a bit of a haphazard way like using a Korg Chaos pad, with the AERO controller you can quickly and easily switch between the 3 controls on the pedal and then use the…
  • Ernie Ball launches Ernie’s Eagles Rewards Program

    admin
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:12 pm
    ​Leading manufacturer of guitar strings and musical instrument accessories, Ernie Ball, has announced the launch of Ernie’s Eagles Club Loyalty and Rewards program. The program gives you access to limited and one-of-a-kind rewards, before I explain how take a look at what you could claim: Two Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling Basses, one signed by Ozzy Osbourne and his band, the other signed by all the band members of Avenged Sevenfold; An Ultimate Ernie Ball Pack including a Music Man StingRay or a Majesty Guitar, plus a one year supply of Ernie Ball strings, guitar care kit, strap and pics;…
  • PRS Announces Archon 50/25 Watt Head & Combo Amp

    admin
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The Archon amplifier was introduced by PRS Guitars in 2013 and has had a lot of praise from some very high profile Metal guitarists. “The 100 watt, high gain amp head offered musicians a new tool that could achieve lush, bone-crushing gain while providing an exceptional clean channel not normally found on amps with so much crunch.” The new 50 watt version features a half-power switch and is also available in Combo form as well as the head version. “With 50 watts, switchable to 25 via the amp’s back panel, the Archon 50 breaks up at a lower volume, resulting in a more…
  • Review: Scuffham Amps S-Gear 2

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Scuffham Amps were brought to my attention a few months ago and I was immediately interested in checking out their Amp Modelling plugin S-Gear (S-Gear also runs as a standalone app) after reading the backstory on the company, more of that in a moment, I got in touch with the company and was added to their beta tester list for the latest release 2.4 which is available to purchase now from their website. What makes UK based Scuffham Amps so interesting to me is that it was set up by Mike Scuffham who designed the legendary JMP-1 MIDI Preamp whilst working for Marshall Amplification in the…
  • Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster Pedal

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Seymour Duncan continue their plans for global domination with another pedal added to their growing 2014 line up with an updated version of their sought after Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster. The new graphic treatment is a massive improvement, not that it should matter what it looks like but admit it, you want pedals that look as good as they sound right? “With its class A, low-noise circuit design the Pickup Booster is exceptional at emphasizing a guitar’s natural sound while adding some muscle and fatness. The Gain control can now be turned down to unity (0dB).” The pedal is…
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  • 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
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    23 Mar 2014 | 6:27 am
  • The Farthest Land

    gitbuddy
    2 Mar 2014 | 4:04 am
    My transcription and arrangement for solo guitar of The Farthest Land from the PS2 game Shadow Of The Colossus by Japanese composer Ko Otani. Amazing emotive music. I did get a bit tired of this one at the end too as it’s quite long  – I think the chords are probably wrong in the last couple of bars and I’ll fix those eventually.
  • Martha’s Harbour

    gitbuddy
    2 Mar 2014 | 3:26 am
    Fingerstyle arrangement I did of the All About Eve song. Been doing for about a month so got a bit tired of it, so the last few bars are not exactly how I play it now, but I’m sure it will chop and change a few times more. Hardest part was transcribing the melody since couldn’t find any sheet music anywhere. It has a lot of tied semi-quavers (not sure on the notation convention to do those) and the tune doesn’t repeat itself a lot – the chorus melody is very long.  Plus, the guitar is down-tuned a whole step. I tried to incorporate as much of the original fingerpicked…
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  • Keeley Magnetic Echo

    Alexander
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:32 am
    Keeley Electronics introduce the Mag Echo Pedal, a compact pedal that simulates tube tape echo sounds.read more
  • Tanglewood TW115-SS-CE

    Alexander
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:35 am
    Tanglewood Guitar introduces the TW115-SSCE, one of new models from their revamped Premier Series. read more
  • Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster

    Alexander
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:02 pm
    The Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster Pedal is back in production, with increased drive capability and a new look.read more
  • Best Modeling Amp on a Budget

    Alexander
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Thanks to modeling amplifiers, we can enjoy the flexibility of having multiple amps and effects without emptying our wallets.read more
  • Decibel Eleven Dirt Clod Overdrive Distortion Pedal

    Alexander
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Decibel Eleven introduces the Dirt Clod, an all-analog dual clipping overdrive and distortion pedal with preset control.read more
 
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  • Fender 1979 Twin Reverb Makeover

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

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

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

    John W. Tuggle
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you are new to Open E Tuning then there is one question that you will no doubt begin to ask. How do you play any chords in Open E Tuning? Well it’s pretty simple actually. In this post, I’ll show you how to play a Major chord, Minor chord, and a Dominant 7th chord in Open E Tuning. First let’s look at the tuning in open E. It goes as follows from low to high. E B E G# B E. Now to play a chord all you need to do is lay your slide across any fret and that is a major chord. The chord name is determined by the note on the Low E string. For example. If you play across the 5th…
  • New Course – Shuffle the Blues Now Available

    John W. Tuggle
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:10 am
    The new course I’ve been working on entitled “Shuffle the Blues” is almost done. This one has come together pretty quickly since I already had the material to base the lessons around. In this course you’ll learn how to add chords to your solos. This is not a be all end all thousand chord lesson, but a selection of chords that will make it much easier for you to understand the concepts and the solo taught in the lesson. This Course in now available here. Promo Video Solo You Will Learn Lesson Index Intro Tuning Lesson 1 – Chords – Major Forms – 7th…
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  • Bass Players to Know: Richard Davis

    Ryan Madora
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    As a college student, I spent many an afternoon roaming the streets of New York City, finding new routes to take me from my hole-in-the-wall apartment to the halls of academia, and creating new musical playlists along the way. I developed a healthy obsession to certain songwriters… Van Morrison, Janis Ian, Paul Simon, and even...
  • Cory Henry and Michael League: “Yesterday” and “Looking Out For Me”

    Kevin Johnson
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Soul is pouring over in this video of Snarky Puppy members Cory Henry and Michael League playing a workshop at the Escola de Música Luciano Alf in Rio De Janeiro. The duo doesn’t need a drummer to get a fat groove going on the classic Beatles song “Yesterday,” which they later morph into Kirk Franklin’s...
  • Billy Sheehan Appears on “Guitars for Wounded Warriors”

    News Team
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Emmy-award winning composer and guitarist Brian Tarquin has gathered some “Heavy Friends” to create the album, , featuring instrumental music inspired by America’s soldiers. For the record, Tarquin, owner of Jungle Room Studios, called upon a host of metal guitarists, including bass player Billy Sheehan. Sheehan’s work is featured on the album’s opening track, “Black...
  • Adrenaline Mob Switches Bassists, Announces Tour

    Kevin Johnson
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    In a strange turn of events, rock supergroup Adrenaline Mob has announced that bassist John Moyer has been replaced by former Tantric bassist Erik Leonhardt. Moyer, who is also a member of Disturbed, left the group after confusion about the band’s recent tour announcement. Adrenaline Mob posted the news about their upcoming tour on social...
  • Out of the Black: An Interview with Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr

    Kevin Johnson
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Sometimes great things come in small packages. That’s true in the case of Royal Blood, a British rock duo that gets a gargantuan sound that rivals four or five-piece bands. One of the key ingredients to that sound is the massive bass tone delivered by Mike Kerr. Kerr started Royal Blood with drummer Ben Thatcher...
 
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  • Charvel Warren DeMartini

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Would you have the guts to play this? Charvel Warren DeMartini Signature Snake Model Name: Warren DeMartini Signature Snake Model Number: 286919 Series: Artist Signature Models Number of Frets: 22 Fret Size: Jumbo Position Inlays: Black Dot Position Inlays Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm) Color: Snakeskin Pickup Configuration: H/S Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan® custom design Warren DeMartini bridge humbucker Neck Pickup: Seymour... Charvel Warren DeMartini
  • Eric Clapton - From The Cradle : Yea or Nay?

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:41 pm
    So is this a great album, or just another guitarist jumping on the blues bandwagon and not quite pulling it off? I was just listening to it yesterday on the way, and home from, work. While I like the album, I think Clapton's singing in spots isn't quite there for that type of music.
  • Just got fired.

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:32 pm
    I'm taken aback, but I said here before I knew she would eventually. Yeah, I'm scared. But I'll figure stuff out. Still....I'm scared. Just had to say that.
  • Yeah...a bit needed....

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Our realtor called this evening and 36 hours out from our house closing there are apparently some major IRS issues with one of the sellers. Something about filing his taxes under a different name. Whatever it is the mortgage broker - who by the way assured us of their impeccable qualification to get the loan - will not issue the loan. It will put off closing at least a week barring a minor miracle I guess. Maybe longer. We drained our savings and maxed out a credit card fixing up the house and... Yeah...a bit needed....
  • I'm always the last to know, pt. 7,142: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:26 pm
    I haven't had cable since 2005 so I really haven't watched too much TV in the last decade. So I'm bored and scrolling through my Netflix queue and I decide to take a chance on It's Always Sunny. Holy shit, that's about as deeply and profoundly wrong as anything I've ever watched. I'm about five episodes into the first season and there are large pieces of this that are absolutely brilliant. There were moments I thought I was going to puke from laughing. Part of me is appalled that it's... I'm always the last to know, pt. 7,142: It's Always…
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    The Punch-In - Insight & Inspriation for Guitar Players

  • Pentatonic Scale: Horizontal Vision

    Zach
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:51 pm
    In this free video guitar lesson, Giampiero Villa explains the usefulness of “horizontal vision” when playing the pentatonic scale. Check back for more lessons in this series soon!
  • Top 5 Reasons Guitarists Choose a TrueFire Student Plan

    Zach
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    NOTE: TrueFire Student Plans are currently on sale for 33% off PLUS you can get a free bonus download ($75 value) for a limited time: Click here to learn more >> 1. 22,000+ Video Lessons streaming on TrueFire TV with tab, notation and practice rhythm tracks across all styles and levels of play. 2. 200+…
  • Our Biggest Student Plans Sale Ever

    Zach
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:07 am
    Enroll or Renew Now and Save 33% Off + FREE Bonus Download The central feature of TrueFire’s Back To School Bash is our big Student Plan sale. This year we’re going bigger and better than ever with a humongous 33% discount off our annual Pro or Master Student Plans (these already-huge savings cannot be combined…
  • Jeff McErlain’s Cure for Your Summertime Blues: Hybrid Picking

    Zach
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Hybrid picking is a great technique to really open up your playing and a cool way to add some new sounds as well. In this free video guitar lesson, I show you a few Billy Gibbons inspired licks that are a great jumping off point to get into this awesome technique. I have been using…
  • Learn How to Improvise Using Intervals and Tetrachords

    Zach
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    In June, I wrote an article for TrueFire that touched on how you get from topical knowledge to creativity and application. Here we’re going to walk that out in a practical way by studying some of the most basic intervals, using them to develop tetrachords and applying them in a practical way to improve our…
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    Guitar International Magazine

  • UnBreakable Guitarist Pascal Alles Dreams Come True on Knockout

    Guitar International Magazine
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:44 am
    By: Robert Cavuoto Pascal Alles German metal band, UnBreakable, is currently being compared to a modern day version of Scorpions, not only due to their Germanic heritage, but their infectious brand of melodic hard rock. Of course, it also doesn’t hurt to have the Scorpions’ drummer and hit maker, Herman Rarebell, producing and lending a guiding hand. Comprised of Al Crespo on vocals, Martin Ries  and Pascal Alles on guitar, Lukas Mittler  on bass, and Alexander Ries on drums, UnBreakable combines colorful melodies with the memorable hard rock riffs, all of which are clearly evident…
  • Eric Clapton Releases The Breeze – An Appreciation of JJ Cale

    Guitar International Magazine
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:44 am
    Press Release Source: Total Assault Eric Clapton has often stated that JJ Cale is one of the single most important figures in rock history, a sentiment echoed by many of his fellow musicians. Cale’s influence on Clapton was profound, and his influence on many more of today’s artists cannot be overstated. To honor JJ’s legacy, a year after his passing, Clapton gathered a group of like-minded friends and musicians for Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale scheduled to be released July 29, 2014. With performances by Clapton, Mark Knopfler, John…
  • Ace Frehley, Space Invader – Blasting Off at NYC Listening Party!

    Guitar International Magazine
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    By: Robert Cavuoto Ace Frehley The one and only Space Man – Ace Frehley, came from a distant galaxy to the Gibson Show Room in New York City for a media listening party on Wednesday, August 13th. Ace  released his newest CD, Space Invader, via Entertainment One Music [eOne Music] on August 19th. It’s the follow-up CD to his 2009 release, Anomaly, and features eleven new original songs and one cover tune. Ace made a grand entrance at the VIP event, looking healthy and sharp; wearing a shiny blue blazer, leather pants, and leopard boots. He approached the microphone with his gravity…
  • Satchel – Sex, Drugs, and All Things Steel Panther!

    Guitar International Magazine
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:26 am
    By: Robert Cavuoto Satchel – photo credit: David Jackson High on their latest CD release, All You Can Eat, Steel Panther continue their musical attack on the United States this fall by opening for the masters of metal, Judas Priest. Steel Panther had their highest chart debut with, All You Can Eat. It landed at #24 on the Billboard Top 200 and garnered their third consecutive #1 album on the Top Current Comedy Charts. The band is made up of Michael Starr on lead vocals, Satchel on guitar, Lexxi Foxx on bass and Stix Zadinia on drums. I was able to catch up with guitarist, Satchel, while…
  • Jefferson Grizzard discusses new CD: Learning How to Lie

    Guitar International Magazine
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:50 am
    By: Robert Cavuoto Jefferson Grizzard is a native of Georgia and he can best be described as either a “poetic singer-songwriter with his roots in American rock ” or “’65 Dylan and the Hawks meet Cohen and Petty.” The proof is in the music. Just check out Grizzard’s new CD, Learning How to Lie, which runs the gamut from rocking tunes like,  “Long Time Coming”,  to heartfelt ballads like “Lorelei”, as well as the title track, “Learning How to Lie”, that offers a look and insights into the human condition. I spoke with…
 
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    LeftyFretz.com - The Left Handed Guitar Player's Resource

  • Taylor : Left Handed Guitars

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

    Neal Beedie
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Happy National Left Handed Day!  Every year on August 13th we southpaws get our very own designated day to celebrate being left handed.  This annual event is also meant to help raise awareness of the troubles that left handed people experience with living in a right-hand centric world. So the idea is that we have an excuse to get drunk and have a whinge at how easy righties have it? Well, not quite. Special events are usually set up around the world, such as ‘left handed zones’ where everyone is encouraged to use their left hands to perform simple tasks.  These special areas…
  • 25 Amazing Facts About Left Handed People

    Neal Beedie
    10 Aug 2014 | 3:34 am
    Let’s take a quick break from guitars and talk about being left handed in general for a change.  I’ve put together a list of 25 interesting left handed facts, from the funny to the weird and everything in between. One really interesting factoid that I picked up was from a scientist who believed that left handed people tended to be more independent as a result of having to adapt to a world which is largely built for right handed individuals.  Here are a few more fascinating pieces of trivia related to being a lefty… Scientific Left Handed Facts Make up between 5% and 10% of the…
  • New Ibanez Left Handed Artcore Expressionist Guitars

    Neal Beedie
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Today we spotted two new left handed guitars which have just appeared on the Ibanez website.  Check out the new left handed AG95L and AM93L hollow-body models from the Artcore Expressionist Series. At the moment these two guitars only appear to be on the Ibanez USA website, so there’s a chance they could be exclusive to the States. Ibanez AG95L & AM93L Left Handed Guitars On top is the AG95L and underneath is the AM93L Ibanez Artcore Expressionist For a decade now, Ibanez has continued to energize the hollow-body segment with a wide range of designs—with everything from…
  • How to Lose Weight Whilst Playing Guitar

    Neal Beedie
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    Do you get enough exercise?  Honestly?  Yeah, I thought not. And to be fair, who does? We live in a time-starved society where every minute counts and finding time to exercise can be challenging. Playing guitar does burn a few calories, but by making one very simple change to your practice sessions you can double, if not triple your energy expenditure. Kill two birds with one stone – improve your guitar skills and improve your health. How Many Calories Do I Burn Playing Guitar? The graph below shows roughly how many calories you will burn per hour whilst playing a variety of…
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    Guitar Planet Magazine: Latest News

  • DragonForce - Maximum Overload

    21 Aug 2014 | 1:42 pm
    DragonForce might be cheesy and preposterous, but their sixth album suggests they may yet be...
  • Jackson Announces 2014 Summer Releases

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Jackson has announced two new Jackson Custom Shop limited edition guitars and a signature bass guitar charged with new features, and designed for speed and killer looks. Jackson Custom Select (JCS) SeriesJackson Custom Select Series instruments are Jackson’s top-line best, recalling the time-honored traditions of the ’80s-era Jackson Custom Shop. Nowhere else will you find U.S.-built production-model shred machines of such stellar design, peerless performance and superior craftsmanship, brought to life by the best builders in the business.They are created and customized to your own…
  • Five Riffs That Changed The World

    19 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    Riffs are often written off as lightweight, but Guitar Planet is here to fly the flag for the...
  • Mr. Big - …The Stories We Could Tell

    11 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Hard rock’s original supergroup, Mr. Big are back with a vengeance with their new album "…The Stories We Could Tell." The band’s eighth studio album is slated for release in the UK on Monday 22nd September, followed by North American release on Tuesday 23rd September via Frontiers Music Srl."This new album rocks!” exclaims Paul Gilbert. “I love playing guitar, singing, and writing with Eric, Billy, and Pat. And after 25 years, I'm proud that we can make an album that is melodic, powerful, interesting, groovy, and emotional." "We wrote songs individually and…
  • Paul Gilbert - Stone Pushing Uphill Man

    8 Aug 2014 | 2:48 am
    Paul Gilbert is letting his guitar sing on his 13th studio album as he tackles a series of classic...
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    Vancouver Guitar Lessons

  • Breath Control

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

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

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

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

    fearzero
    8 Jun 2012 | 10:39 am
    Hey everyone, been a while but I have some time this week so I have made up a little lesson on modes and mainly dorian mode. If you remember from my past lessons, a major scale is made up of specific intervals. These intervals are as follows: WWHWWWH The reason the major scale sounds the way it does is because of these intervals. If we start our major scale from a different note, say the second note of the scale, then the interval pattern would look like this: WHWWWHW We have a name for that interval pattern and it is called dorian mode. See diagram (click to enlarge): D Dorian mode Memorize…
 
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    Guitarist Academy | Guitarist Academy

  • Playing With Other Musicians

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

    paul@beginnerguitaristacademy.com
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:51 pm
    It can happen for any number of reasons, on any type of guitar. The only thing that’s always true is that buzzing sounds bad! Does it sound like an angry bumblebee appears every time you try to strum a chord? You’ve got a buzzing problem! While this article covers a remedy for an issue you may not currently have, you’ll probably find yourself dealing with it at some point. It’s worth reading even though you won’t be following the steps as you read – you’ll probably remember the guide later, when you do have a problem! You may even want to bookmark this page in your browser.When…
  • Tip the Scales in Your Favor

    paul@beginnerguitaristacademy.com
    10 Jun 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Imagine that, right now, you’re painting a picture. You have a selection paints, all different colours: green, blue, red, yellow, purple… In front of you is brown and green woodland. Do you just indiscriminately use all the colours available to paint the scene?Now imagine you’re a chef. You’re trying to make a roast dinner and you have a whole kitchen full of ingredients. Would you use a bit of every single available ingredient in the dish?Hopefully you answered no to both of these! In most creative arts it’s almost a case of the result being decided more by what you didn’t use…
  • Three Keys to Authentic Blues Playing

    Ryan Monzon
    20 May 2014 | 2:05 am
    The Blues: It’s a form of music all about feel.That doesn’t mean you can’t use your head to give you an edge, though! Sure, it’s all about heart, but you have to break down the barrier between your feelings and the music. Some of these barriers are mental and others are physical but I’m going to give you some keys to open them up!The first key is to sing:No, not out loud. Well, you can, but that’s not exactly what I mean. When you speak, you don’t just spit out random words that you think might sound nice together (or at least I hope you don’t, or you’re going to have a hard…
  • Is it ever too late to get started in music?

    Ryan Monzon
    14 May 2014 | 1:55 am
    First off, let’s get this out of the way – No!It might be too late to be a pop star or a child prodigy, but how many people end up there even when they’re playing from the time they’re big enough to hold an instrument? It’s never too late to get started in music and becoming famous relies so much on chance that it’s not even worth worrying about.Being stressed about “making it” might even cripple your musical creativity – you’ll be so worried about playing something that will impress other people that you’ll never express yourself.Having said that, I know of at least one…
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    Guitar Chalk

  • How We Misuse the Drop D Tuning and Diminish our Guitar Playing

    Bobby Kittleberger
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:59 am
    I don't believe that drop D is a "cheap" or shortcut guitar tuning.When the music we play is generally simple, with fewer chord and key changes, drop D allows us to embrace that simplicity by making it easier for us to play power chords. One finger can barre the top three strings, accomplishing what takes three fingers in a standard tuning.Personally, I don't view it as more respectable to make power chords more difficult by insisting on playing them in a standard tuning.Thus I would argue that using drop D is efficient and smart.But at the same time, drop D can be a crutch and can cause…
  • How to Lock Down Basic 12 Bar Blues Rhythm Progressions for Good

    Bobby Kittleberger
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    In the context of the guitar, 12 bar blues often refers simply to bluesy-sounding progressions comprised of three chords.Formally, the three chords are the first, fourth and fifth in a given key, written in roman numerals.So in the key of E for example, a 12-bar blues progression would be the following:I-IV-V or Emaj, Amaj and BmajReference: guitar-chords.orgIf we're to transpose it to a different key, we still take the first, fourth and fifth chord of whatever key we're switching to.So 12 bar blues in the key of D would be Dmaj, Gmaj and Amaj.Everything just shifts.Starting in the Key of…
  • How I Locked Down the G, C and D Chord Progression for Good

    Bobby Kittleberger
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
    The G, C and D chord progression is one of the easiest and most widely used chord arrangements in existence.That is, easy in a conceptual sense.Practically, those three chords can be a bit treacherous for some players, since you're changing the lead finger of the chord (the finger that plays the root note) each time.When playing each chord in its most conventional form, all three of the pointer, middle and ring finger would at one point be fretting the root note of a chord. That's not easy, especially for someone just starting out.But why play each chord in its most conventional form?You…
  • How Understanding Melody Sets You Apart as a Guitar Player

    Bobby Kittleberger
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    Guitar players don't often use this kind of language.We don't really learn to create melody, harmony or an emotion.That's not in the conventional guitar-player's job description.Guitar students are taught mechanics, technique, tone and a number of topical items that quickly become tools in their hands. Yet many students don't know what to do with those tools, how to use them or where they're supposed to lead.Melody is one of those destinations, a place that a good grasp of the basics should take you. We need to understand that every single note should serve a purpose and should be played with…
  • How to Understand Basic Dyads and Octaves on the Guitar

    Bobby Kittleberger
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Octaves and dyads are musical building blocks that often cross paths on the guitar.Learning them gives you the ability to be more dynamic and melodic in your lead-guitar work, and ultimately expands your ear for improvising.You might even use them already without realizing it.In this lesson we'll learn how to properly identify and utilize both dyads and the basic, corresponding octaves. We'll then look at a few examples where they come together in their most typical form.To start, let's simply define terms.Octave: The interval between two frequencies with the same pitch (high E and low…
 
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    The Aspiring Guitarist

  • Are you stuck in a rut? Try this approach to get unstuck

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

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

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

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

    Lukas Kyska
    19 Jun 2014 | 9:00 am
    We have all heard the saying that only “perfect practice makes perfect” but most of the time we are left alone to find out how that perfect practice should look like. Generic advice like practice slowly, be more focused or use metronome often are very well meant, but usually useless. What we need is more specific, more actionable advice. With the development of sophisticated tools, there is a lot of new research that shines light on the way our brain learns complex motor skills such as music. Thanks to that we can eliminate much of the guesswork from the process of acquiring new skills.
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    Guitar Adventures

  • How to Properly Clean an Acoustic Guitar

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

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

    Josh Summers
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Perhaps you’re a beginner guitarist who has never heard of a guitar humidifier or maybe you’ve been playing for a little while and are quite familiar with what it is and why you would need to use it. For those who want to take care of the investment they call an acoustic guitar, a guitar humidifier is The post Ultimate Guide to Guitar Humidifiers appeared first on Guitar Adventures.
  • 5 Perfect Wedding Songs for Acoustic Guitar

    Sarah
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Wedding music serves a crucial function on the big day. The wedding band is expected to set the tone, not merely for the joyous occasion, but for the start of a lifelong journey shared by two people. Wedding songs must be carefully selected to mark the significance of the day. While the playlist can and The post 5 Perfect Wedding Songs for Acoustic Guitar appeared first on Guitar Adventures.
  • Why the Electric Guitar is the Coolest Instrument in the World

    Josh Summers
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    There is no doubt that the guitar is the most popular instrument in the world, but have you ever considered why? Encore Music Lessons has put together a cool infographic that shows in a somewhat humorous manner why exactly the electric guitar is the coolest instrument. I’m partial to the acoustic guitar, but I’ll let The post Why the Electric Guitar is the Coolest Instrument in the World appeared first on Guitar Adventures.
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    Six String Journal

  • #2. Guitar's Anatomy

    17 Aug 2014 | 1:16 am
    We've been playing the guitar from quite a long time now...and being with the guitar for such a long time...travelling for us requires the bag, the boots and the Guitar...Guitar's basically is like a forever companion to us and at times intrigues people how these six strings can create a wonder that have never witnessed.. and that finally leads them to ask 'What the Guitar really is?'They tend to ask different questions like 'What is this called?' or 'What this big hole in the middle is?'So there you go mates...So this is a so called selfie of a Guitar..You guys must be aware with terms like…
  • #1. Know The Strings on your Guitar

    16 Aug 2014 | 1:19 am
    It's important to know your six strings.So knowing which string is denoted by what note is a must so as to tune your guitar as tuning is the important step to begin with.*The thinnest string (i.e, the bottom most string) is String no. 1 and denoted by the note E, often known as 'High E'.*The string Above the E string is your B.*Then Comes G above B.*And above G Comes D, then A, and then the thickest String (i.e, the top most string) is again denoted by E but is known as the 'Low E'So in short...(Bottom to Top)1. High E2. B3. G4. D5. A6. Low EAn easy way to remember this sequence would…
  • Welcome to Six String Journal...

    15 Aug 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Our journey together has finally led us to this conclusion that a Guitar is not just a Carved piece of wood with Six Strings. It's an instrument to capture souls. Those strings plucked once touch a thousands listening to it...This relationship between the five fingers and six strings is what a Guitar is all about.Try saying this to people who know the Guitar like we do..and You'll face a ton of Questions..and that's why we're here...
 
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