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  • Fender Planning Direct Sales

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    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…
  • 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 catching the opening night during which they played their debut album "Los Angeles" in its entirety. Punk rock being what it is, that's a fairly short album, so they came back for another full set of songs from later periods of their career and then a final encore.   While I was a huge fan of late '70s / early '80s punk and new wave from New York and the UK, I never really got into the LA…
  • One of a kind Gibson Master Museum Doubleneck Orville Guitar

    Guitar Blog
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com: The most iconic of all doubleneck guitars is surely the Gibson EDS-1275 as notoriously played by Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page. However, Gibson have produced many other doublenecked instruments over the years, some of which we have already looked at during the 12 year history of Guitarz (which is a round-about way of letting me slip into the text the fact that today is the 12th Anniversary of this blog, the world's first and longest running guitar blog!). However the above picture doubleneck acoustic is a one-off creation, the Gibson Master Museum Doubleneck Orville and is…
  • Guitar Chords: Bin Tere (Reprise), I Hate Luv Storys [2010]

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    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…
  • Flashback #12 – Woodstock

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    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.
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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 catching the opening night during which they played their debut album "Los Angeles" in its entirety. Punk rock being what it is, that's a fairly short album, so they came back for another full set of songs from later periods of their career and then a final encore.   While I was a huge fan of late '70s / early '80s punk and new wave from New York and the UK, I never really got into the LA…
  • Marshall Crenshaw - Live in NYC

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

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com: The most iconic of all doubleneck guitars is surely the Gibson EDS-1275 as notoriously played by Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page. However, Gibson have produced many other doublenecked instruments over the years, some of which we have already looked at during the 12 year history of Guitarz (which is a round-about way of letting me slip into the text the fact that today is the 12th Anniversary of this blog, the world's first and longest running guitar blog!). However the above picture doubleneck acoustic is a one-off creation, the Gibson Master Museum Doubleneck Orville and is…
  • Stradi Symphony Five-string Fretless Bass

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com: The design of this Stradi Symphony Five-string Fretless Bass incorporates visual elements from both the electric bass and stand-up acoustic double bass, but at the same time it is quite a minimalistic design with no visible pickups, control knobs or switches being allowed to sully the face of the instrument. In fact, the sole control on the bass is a volume slider and that is to be found located on the backplate on the reverse of the instrument (seems a weird place for it, I'd imagine it could get knocked there). Note how the fingerboard (wenge, apparently) continues all…
  • Highly ingenious Telecaster guitar and mandolin doubleneck

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:39 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com: For the Telecaster player who doubles on mandolin (why do I think this person might be a country player?) here's a very ingenious solution to the age-old problem of cumbersome and back-breakingly heavy doubleneck guitars. This particular Tele guitar and mandolin doubleneck custom-built by Stuart Palmer, cleverly utilises the existing Telecaster body and neatly accommodates the mandolin neck into the upper bout so that the actual guitar body is no bigger than that of a regular Telecaster. Currently listed on eBay UK with a Buy It Now price of £850. G L Wilson© 2014,…
  • Gamble Guitars Rocketfire Junior handmade in Germany

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:36 am
    guitarz.blogspot.com: Aesthetically-speaking I am not the biggest fan of singlecut guitar designs such as th almost Univerally loved Les Paul, but occasionally a singlecut design will do it for me. For example I've always had a soft spot for the Dano U2-style singlecuts, and here is another I spied on eBay that appeals to me, namely the Gamble Rocketfire Junior.Gamble Guitars are lovingly handcrafted in Germany by the two-man team of Sascha Proske and Robby Rybol. Their Rockfire Junior model features a Mahogany body with either cream binding or fake binding; choice of finish (Nitro satin or…
  • 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…
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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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  • Gear Demo: ENO Trouble Overdrive

    admin
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:18 pm
    When Spartan Music in the UK contacted me about the range of mini pedals by ENO (also known as Ex-Amp) that they sell for a smidgen under £30 each, I couldn’t resist the challenge of recording a demo of one of these super cheap Chinese mini effects pedals and making it sound good. The pedal that Spartan Music sent me is a clone of the famous Fulltone OCD overdrive called the ENO Trouble Overdrive which is true bypass, despite its budget price, and is housed in a mini enclosure with no room for batteries so 9v DC only. Spartan Music say the Trouble Overdrive will make you sound…
  • Ninebuzz Modal Buddy Guitar App

    admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Ninebuzz are a software company that make mobile apps specifically for guitarists. Their latest app is called ‘Modal Buddy’ and as you can probably guess is designed to be a complete tutorial on learning and using the diatonic Modes. There are two parts to this app labelled ‘Learn’ and ‘Practice’. Learn is divided up into 6 sections, one of those is just a quiz so you can make sure you have fully understood the other sections. The main sections explain and demonstrate how the modes are constructed using box and interval diagrams and with audio examples so…
  • Review: Joe Bonamassa – Different Shades of Blue

    admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:12 pm
    I’ve reviewed a lot of Joe Bonamassa albums over the years including his side project bands Black Country Communion and Rock Candy Funk Party but this is the first Joe Bonamassa solo album where he has written every song on the album himself (except for the intro track which is a short version of a Hendrix tune). Among blues guitarists it has become something of a tradition to cover classic blues songs with your own arrangement as a nod to the greats while giving the song a fresh new sound for new audiences to experience. This album, ‘Different Shades of Blue’ sounds like…
  • MONO Introduce the Guitar Sleeve

    admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:39 pm
    MONO make some fantastic tough but lightweight Gig bags, I’m a big fan, in fact I reviewed the MONO M80 back in August 2012. MONO have just announced a new slimline gig bag to their range called the Guitar Sleeve™. “We wanted to challenge ourselves to create a super minimalist way to carry a guitar, while still providing a level of protection worthy of being called a MONO. So, we created the Guitar Sleeve and the Bass Sleeve” says MONO Founder and CEO, Daniel Kushner. “Nothing protects a guitar like our Vertigo™ hybrid case design, so we started there. We took some…
  • SuperSwitcher 2: The First Modular Pedal Switcher

    admin
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Ok this is a pretty amazing looking product from EC Pedals, at first I didn’t really get it and couldn’t work out what exactly was unique about the SuperSwitcher 2 (I don’t use switching systems personally so I’m no expert clearly) but after reading on I realised how awesome this IndieGoGo campaign is. Of course you could just watch the YouTube video above and get all of the information, but basically the main difference is that aside from all of the incredible powerful features of the SuperSwitcher 2 that come as standard, the product has been designed in a way that…
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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.

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    15 Jul 2014 | 5:59 pm
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Weekly Roundup: RIP Rawbiz, Top Bass How To’s, Fender Rascal, Michael League Transcription and More

    Corey Brown
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Summer is ending, and it looks like everyone is getting back to work. Our top 3 stories this week were all in the “how-to” categories. But there were still some great videos and gear stories that made the top ten. We were also saddened to report about the passing of Tim “Rawbiz” Williams this week....
  • Rodrigo y Gabriela with Robert Trujillo: Metallica Medley

    Kevin Johnson
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo recently sat in with Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela to create a memorable encore at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. After some solo riffing, Trujillo kicks into the bridge of “Orion” to begin a four-song medley from the legendary metal band’s repertoire. The trio tackles “Orion,” “For Whom The...
  • In Memoriam: Glenn Cornick

    Corey Brown
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Glenn Cornick, the original bassist for Jethro Tull, passed away on August 29th, reportedly of congestive heart failure. He was 67. Cornick appeared on Jethro Tull’s first three albums, This Was (1968), Stand Up (1969) and Benefit (1970). He left the group during the early recording sessions for Aqualung. Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson broke...
  • Paul Lairat Unveils Travel Bass

    Kevin Johnson
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    French luthier Paul Lairat has unveiled his latest creation called the Travel Bass. The bass features a headless design with a trimmed back body shape. Combined with its reduced 32-inch scale, the bass is ideal for taking on the road. Lairat handcrafts the model in 4-, 5-, or 6-string builds with two versions: a mahogany...
  • Dean Brown, Will Lee & Dennis Chambers: All You Need Is Love

    Corey Brown
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Back in 2009, the group known as DB III took the stage at Tokyo’s Cotton Club. The trio, consisting of guitarist Dean Brown, bassist Will Lee and drummer Dennis Chambers, performed one funky version of the Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love”. The tune, arranged by Brown, appeared on the trio’s album, , also released...
 
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  • For those of you who don't like NASCAR

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
    You missed one helluva race tonight. That was awesome.
  • I'm an idiot...

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:25 am
    The last thing I need is more gear... I just ordered a Bugera 1960 Infinium. Blix over at TGP and guys at MetroAmp have been marveling at them. Blix has gotten some killer tones with his, even before he swapped the tubes. Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk
  • The Great Deals Thread

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:23 am
    per popular request we now have a "Great Deals" thread! Post anything you find online here that you want to pass along!
  • Post a vid that most exemplifies your 80's

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    What vid or musical moment best exemplifies how you remember the 8o's? Hair metal, new wave, punk or post-punk, rockabilly? here is mine. Of course there were lots of other bands and influences, but picking just one . . .
  • Hmm, I can't see my own pics on the forums

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:06 am
    For some reason I can't see any pics I've posted from photobucket in various threads. I can see pics I've posted using the img button above, and I can see others pics. I'm on my mac laptop atm, is there some update I'm missing?
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  • Professor Says: Body Percussion

    Zach
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Professor Vicki Genfan, our resident master and innovator of the acoustic “slap-tap” technique, demonstrates 3 different ways to embellish the Sam Smith song, ‘Stay With Me’ with percussion techniques. Learning these percussive hits on this particular song with more space and slower tempo will help you get a grip. Once you get a handle on…
  • Fireside Chat: Frank Vignola

    Zach
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    1. What qualities of the guitar attracted you more than other instruments? Do you play any other instruments? I loved the sound of Les Paul, Django and Joe Pass records and knew from the age of six I wanted to devote my life to the guitar. 2. What one single bit of advise would you…
  • 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…
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    Guitar International Magazine

  • Five Finger Death Punch – Heroes Helping Heroes!

    Guitar International Magazine
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:47 am
    By: Robert Cavuoto Five Finger Death Punch have a huge following in the military and the group has been paying it forward by helping our heroes suffering with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD]. The band has partnered with a multitude of national and local veterans help organizations, started a public awareness campaign, and are raising money for these organizations by selling collectable jerseys online. They even created a video that is intended to increase knowledge about the plight of veterans suffering from PTSD and its larger repercussions, affecting their mental and physical health,…
  • Jeff LaBar Interview – One For The Road

    Guitar International Magazine
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    Cinderella guitarist Jeff LaBar will be releasing his first solo, entitled One For The Road on August 26th. It not only showcases his classic rock roots but his singing and songwriting. After decades of threatening to put out a solo CD, the time was right with Cinderella on temporary hiatus. With the support of his wife and manager, he finally lived up to the task. After testing the waters with some demos, he signed with Rat Pak Records to give the fans what they want. He approached the CD with the same sense of spirit, determination, and humor that drove Cinderella to success. Tracks on the…
  • Deep Purple Smokes the Mayo Center

    Guitar International Magazine
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:47 am
    By: Rob Cavuoto After an extensive tour of Europe and Asia earlier in 2014, Deep Purple is currently touring North America in support of their 19th studio CD, Now What!?. On one of their last shows on this US trek, the band stopped by the Mayo Center in Morristown NJ on August 24, 2014. Deep Purple are the forefathers of heavy metal and wrote the book on steel belted screams and driving soulful riffs. Though they have had many member changes and band iterations over the years, the focus has always been about the music. This iteration of the band has three fifths of the original members, with…
  • Jefferson Airplane Crown of Creation Review

    Guitar International Magazine
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:28 am
    As one of the most famous bands of the late ‘60s, Jefferson Airplane garnered large audiences with their breakthrough album Surrealistic Pillow featuring hits like ‘Somebody to Love’ and ‘White Rabbit.’ Unless you are a big Airplane fan, it is likely you know little about their 4th studio album Crown of Creation. That’s why I am reviewing the album for you here today, to draw attention to an amazing piece of work by 6 talented musicians. The album actually made the billboard charts at number 6 in 1968. The sound that you hear is even more experimental and psychedelic than…
  • 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…
 
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    LeftyFretz.com - The Left Handed Guitar Player's Resource

  • Music Man : Left Handed Guitars and Basses

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

    Neal 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…
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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

  • Keeping Good Time

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

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

  • 14 Dirt Cheap Distortion Pedals

    Bobby Kittleberger
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    This isn't to say that you might want a dirt cheap distortion pedal, but you might not want to spend big money on one either.All I'm saying is that the cheap ones doexist, and they're more plentiful than many people realize.For whatever reason, the market (both retail and resale) is flooded with a number of different distortion stompboxes. I suppose people buy a lot of them, then turn around and resell them so they can get something else.I really don't know.Somehow a lot of them end up on sites like Amazon, EBay and Craigslist going for a fraction of retail cost.We're going to "curate" the…
  • How to Teach Recurring Patterns in Modern Chord Progressions

    Bobby Kittleberger
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:59 am
    Skip to the 5-step summary.So much of what we can learn and understand in our world is based on patterns that have already been established.For example, a good Bible teacher will tell you that the Scriptures are based on themes and patterns.Likewise, computer programmers base their methods off of data structures and algorithms. In most disciplines, if you understand the skeletal patterns that exist beneath the noise, the rest of the material will make far more sense.Music is no different.In fact, modern music is particularly adhered to a predefined set of patterns.Those patterns are fully…
  • 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…
 
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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

  • #6. C Major Scale

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

    30 Aug 2014 | 1:23 am
    Tablature or in short Tabs is a standard way of writing music specifically for Guitar.Every Guitarist should know how to read Tablature...So there are a few things one should know about Tablature,i) It is has six horizontal lines representing the six strings.ii) The topmost line will represent your first string, i.e, E (High E) and the bottom most line will represent the sixth string i.e, E (Low E)iii) All the numbers on the line will represent the respective fret.iv) Zero '0' would represent an Open String.v) If the number are aligned vertically, then holding all the particular frets, all…
  • #4. Learning the Basic Open Chords!

    24 Aug 2014 | 3:39 am
    So here are few of the open chords to begin with, That'll help you to play certain songs and show-off in front of your friends and family! :) :PAlright, so here's the first chord that is C Major or C :So let us tell you how to read this diagram and then implement it...So here are rest of the basic open chords...NOTE : Here in F and Fm You'll have to Barre where ever Finger no. 1 is used more than onceG Major (Shape 1)G Major (Shape 2) NOTE : If any alphabet has a small 'm' with it, then that particular chord is a Minor Chord
  • #3. Notes on the FretBoard.

    23 Aug 2014 | 3:03 am
    Alright, It's pretty important to know the notes on your fretboard...i.e, Place your finger on any string on any fret and you should know which note you're holding onto..To begin with, you need to know the order of notes first..i.e,C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#, A, A#, B and octave [*NOTE - For People who don't have an idea about the term Octave, You may please contact us (Right Side of the Blog Home Page) and we'll help you with it.* ]Since you know the name of notes represented by each open string (If not, please check out our Post No. #1 Know Your Strings) you should also…
  • #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…
 
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