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  • How to Practice Guitar Like the Pros

    Unlock The Guitar - Blog
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:23 am
    If you’ve ever been around session guitarists and working players you’ll notice that they’re a strange breed; they have this calm air about them, even though it’s a high-pressure job, and seem to be able to adapt themselves chameleon-like to any playing situation. At heart of this cool façade lies a different kind of practice routine, and one that most guitarists, truth be told, shy away from. So what is it that the pros do differently in their practice time? Dust off Your Metronome If (like me) you’re convinced you possess inherently good timing, and…
  • Vintage Framus Strato Deluxe Star Bass from the 1960s

    Guitar Blog
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:05 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com:We looked a a Framus Strato Deluxe a few weeks ago in this post. I actually got to play that very guitar briefly at a guitar show in town a couple of weeks ago.Now I find it's bass brother in this Framus Strato Deluxe Star Bass.Again, the look of these German guitars impress me. This bass is in desperate need of a setup though as I could likely fit my head between the strings and the fretboard at the 12th fret. But with a couple of shims and some tweaks this could be a real player, and at $300 Canadian it could be a great way to go vintage and funky on a budget.R.W.
  • Mike Bloomfield’s Telecaster

    Guitar Lifestyle
    Josh
    17 Jun 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Mike Bloomfield’s Telecaster is an iconic instrument of the 60s. He used it on Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited album as well as the first Paul Butterfield Blues Band album, which is one of my favorite blues albums from the 60s. Legendary guitar technician Dan Erlewine recently had a chance to take the guitar apart and check it out. It’s unfortunate that it has been so heavily modified, but it’s still an interesting look into a vintage guitar.
  • Victory Amps VX The Kraken – 50 Watt High Gain Amp

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    admin
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:36 am
    Victory Amps are continuing to expand their lineup this time with a high gain 50 watt head called the ‘VX The Kraken’. This amp is switchable down from 50 watts to 15, 9 or 2 watts making it a very versatile amp for gigging as well as home use. The VX The Kraken is powered by 4 x 12AX7 preamp tubes and 2 x 6L6 power tubes. “Two footswitchable modes cover classic modified British rock sounds and contemporary American high-gain grind.” A useful feature are the dual footswitchable master volumes so that you can maybe use the 2nd volume as a lead channel. There is also…
  • Free Tune Up and Guitar Strings from Fender

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    Alexander
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:46 am
    Fender will be providing free guitar tune-up services and guitar strings as they tour North America for the month of July.read more
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  • Vintage Framus Strato Deluxe Star Bass from the 1960s

    28 Jun 2015 | 6:05 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com:We looked a a Framus Strato Deluxe a few weeks ago in this post. I actually got to play that very guitar briefly at a guitar show in town a couple of weeks ago.Now I find it's bass brother in this Framus Strato Deluxe Star Bass.Again, the look of these German guitars impress me. This bass is in desperate need of a setup though as I could likely fit my head between the strings and the fretboard at the 12th fret. But with a couple of shims and some tweaks this could be a real player, and at $300 Canadian it could be a great way to go vintage and funky on a budget.R.W.
  • Gretsch Elliot Easton signature guitar from 2005

    26 Jun 2015 | 6:29 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com:This awesome Elliot Easton Signature guitar has all the awesome "G's" happening. It's a green, gold, and glorious Gretsch. What more could a boy ask for?R.W. Haller© 2015, Guitarz - The Original Guitar Blog - the blog that goes all the way to 11!Please read our photo and content policy.{{ Guitarz - guitarz.blogspot.com }}
  • Beautiful Watson Mustang copy guitar. A made in Japan 1970s Fender copy

    25 Jun 2015 | 6:05 am
    guitarz.blogspot.com:There's a rare elegance to this made in Japan Watson Mustang that you do not usually find on the Mustang. Don't get me wrong, I love Mustangs, but they most are often associated with a more rock and roll aesthetic.This 1970s Kiro Suzuki made Mustang gets its great look from an awesome wine colour that has aged to vintage perfection.R.W. Haller© 2015, Guitarz - The Original Guitar Blog - the blog that goes all the way to 11!Please read our photo and content policy.{{ Guitarz - guitarz.blogspot.com }}
  • 1925 Stromberg-Voisinet Tenor guitar, from the company that became Kay

    22 Jun 2015 | 4:54 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.com:This is a beautiful 90 year old tenor guitar. She's had some work done to keep her looking young. With a spruce top, birch back and sides, and mother-of-toiletseat fretboard it's hard not to love this odd shaped tenor.I'm always surprised when I see a tenor guitar with a pin-less bridge. Even though I know that the tension is similar to a regular six string ( if using a string gauge that accommodates the scale and pitch) I always feel like the bridge could fly off at any moment.R.W. Haller© 2015, Guitarz - The Original Guitar Blog - the blog that goes all the way to…
  • You say Fender, we say Fendar! A not-fender copy with identity issues.

    20 Jun 2015 | 8:35 pm
    guitarz.blogspot.comThere's a lot to be said about this Fendar acoustic guitar, and not much of it is good. Look at that very familiar style logo. Then look at it again. And, again. All in all the name Fendar shows up on this guitar 5 times. The headstock screams Ovation, the guitar looks like it's painted with plastic, and that poor glue-hungry nut makes me cringe.And possibly saddest of all is the price of $400. Not because it's ridiculously overpriced, but I get the feeling that the seller believes it's worth that and likely paid even more for it themself.R.W. Haller© 2015, Guitarz - The…
 
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  • Mike Bloomfield’s Telecaster

    Josh
    17 Jun 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Mike Bloomfield’s Telecaster is an iconic instrument of the 60s. He used it on Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited album as well as the first Paul Butterfield Blues Band album, which is one of my favorite blues albums from the 60s. Legendary guitar technician Dan Erlewine recently had a chance to take the guitar apart and check it out. It’s unfortunate that it has been so heavily modified, but it’s still an interesting look into a vintage guitar.
  • Waterloo Guitars by Collings

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

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

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

    Josh
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    NPR recently talked about the venerable Fender Stratocaster in Weapon of Choice: Why the Stratocaster Survives: The Fender Stratocaster turned 60 last year. When it came out of the factory in 1954, it didn’t sound — or look — like any other guitar. Leo Fender’s small company was looking to improve the Telecaster, its groundbreaking solid-body electric, first introduced three years earlier. But far more than a tweak here or there, Fender created an entirely new instrument that’s become almost synonymous with the phrase “electric guitar.” It really is amazing…
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  • Victory Amps VX The Kraken – 50 Watt High Gain Amp

    admin
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:36 am
    Victory Amps are continuing to expand their lineup this time with a high gain 50 watt head called the ‘VX The Kraken’. This amp is switchable down from 50 watts to 15, 9 or 2 watts making it a very versatile amp for gigging as well as home use. The VX The Kraken is powered by 4 x 12AX7 preamp tubes and 2 x 6L6 power tubes. “Two footswitchable modes cover classic modified British rock sounds and contemporary American high-gain grind.” A useful feature are the dual footswitchable master volumes so that you can maybe use the 2nd volume as a lead channel. There is also…
  • Diamond Amplification & Custom Audio Electronics Jointly Develop the Dual Amp Selector

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:28 am
    The Dual Amp Selector is a new product from a joint venture between Diamond Amplification and Bob Bradshaw’s Custom Audio Electronics. I have actually been looking online over the past week or so for something that will allow me to switch between two amps into a single speaker cabinet and then I suddenly get an email about the Dual Amp Selector, sounds ideal! “For years, guitar players have wanted a way to switch heads into one cabinet (or even two cabinets run in parallel) to expand what they can do live, or even make things much more convenient at home, but there simply hasn’t…
  • TC Electronic PolyTune Plug-In Released

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    29 Jun 2015 | 4:14 am
    “TC Electronic announces PolyTune plug-in, the new polyphonic tuner plug-in for the recording musician.” I’m a huge TC Electronic fan, the PolyTune Mini (and previously the PolyTune) has had a permanent place on my pedalboard ever since it was released. Now TC Electronic have announced a plug-in version of their polyphonic tuner so that you can launch it directly from within your DAW. Now I have mixed feelings about this (for the first time in TC history) only because almost every Amp Sim plugin that I use has a built in tuner. I think they might actually find it a bit…
  • Gear demo: Xotic USA SP Compressor

    admin
    28 Jun 2015 | 5:58 am
    I was first introduced to the Xotic USA SP Compressor watching the excellent YouTube channel Daniel TheGigRig, in case you haven’t seen Daniel’s videos please check out his channel as Daniel really knows his stuff and is the creator of the amazing looking GigRig G2 switching system. This man knows effects so when I see and hear a pedal on one of his demo boards I sit up and listen. I have owned an Xotic BB+ Overdrive pedal in the past so I am well aware of the quality of their effects and wanted to experience the SP Compressor for myself to see if it would live up to the hype, I…
  • The Quest For The Perfect Pick – Dunlop Primetone™ Standard Sculpted Plectra

    admin
    27 Jun 2015 | 6:01 am
    When I first picked up the guitar I had a Charvel pick that I bought from One Way Music in Wolverhampton which I’m pretty sure I used for about 2 years!? I honestly can’t remember what I replaced it with but it was probably the same pick, a hard glossy standard sized guitar pick. No frills, nothing special and you know what? I was perfectly content. Then something happened to me, I became consumed with the evil that is guitar pick obsession syndrome and in the last 6 or 7 years I have tried hundreds of different picks trying to find “The One”. My quest started with…
 
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  • Free Tune Up and Guitar Strings from Fender

    Alexander
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:46 am
    Fender will be providing free guitar tune-up services and guitar strings as they tour North America for the month of July.read more
  • Wilcox Atlantis With LightWave Optical Pickups - Summer NAMM 2015

    Alexander
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:06 pm
    Willcox Guitars introduces "Atlantis" acoustic-electric guitar, featuring innovative LightWave optical pickups.read more
  • Keeley Caverns Delay Reverb

    Alexander
    28 Jun 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Keeley Electronics introduces their latest time-based delay and reverb ambience effect pedal, the Caverns Delay Reverb.read more
  • Schecter Trad Custom

    Alexander
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:54 pm
    Schecter returns to its roots with the new Trad Custom, featuring classic Strat style with HSS pickup configuration.read more
  • Korg PitchCrow-G Tuner

    Alexander
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:49 pm
    Korg expands their clip-on tuner line with the new PitchCrow-G, featuring improved accuracy, full color lcd display and longer battery life.read more
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  • New Course – 20 Minor Blues Licks

    John W. Tuggle
    11 Jun 2015 | 10:37 am
    The next premium lesson show you how to play 20 Minor Blues licks in the style of BB King, SRV, Clapton, Billy Gibbons, and John W Tuggle I think these licks will open up some new ways of thinking about playing over a minor blues similar to the Thrill is Gone, Tin Pan Alley, and Blue Jean Blues. These three tunes have always been some of my favorites when approaching a minor blues progression. This course will be available for All Access Pass subscribers hopefully by the end of June and will be released as a download sometime in July or August. 20 Minor Blues Licks Audio Preview Thanks for…
  • 19 Blues Licks Added to All Access Pass

    John W. Tuggle
    9 Jun 2015 | 6:18 am
    One of the lessons I used to sell called 19 Blues Licks has been added to the All Access Pass. This was previously sold as the Bonus Disc of the now Discontinued Blues Solos Bundle. I’ve re edited the lessons and now they’re available again for All Access Pass Subscribers including tabs and backing tracks. Here’s one of the lessons that’s included in this lesson package which was actually Podcast 45 quite some time ago. You can gain access to this course by becoming an All Access Pass member. Learn more The post 19 Blues Licks Added to All Access Pass appeared first on…
  • New AB Looping Feature

    John W. Tuggle
    29 May 2015 | 7:38 am
    I’ve been trying to add a highly requested feature to the All Access Pass for quite some time now. After lots of failed attempts I believe I have finally have something that will really help the All Access Pass members to get the most out of the lessons. This feature called AB looping gives you the ability to loop any section of the video over and over again as many times as you like. In addition to the AB looping, you can also control the speed of the video to make it much easier to learn a difficult passage in the lessons. The Interactive Tabs have had these capabilities for quite…
  • 20 Roadhouse Licks Premium Lesson

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

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

    Damian Erskine
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Q: What is your opinion of the role of bass in both Death Metal and Black Metal? I’m a big fan of both styles and have tried to work out by ear, exactly what the bass is doing, but within these styles, the bass is very seldom heard. In a situation like this, what’s the...
  • Hamish Stuart Band with Will Lee: Person to Person

    Corey Brown
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    Here’s a super fun video of the Hamish Stuart Band performing in 2013. In this clip, Will Lee is not only looking sharp, he’s laying down the funk (with some iconic bass lines thrown in here and there for good measure).
  • Alice Cooper’s Original Bassist Releases Book About Band’s Rise to Fame

    News Team
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Back before Alice Cooper was known only as one man, it was the name of an entire band. And that band’s bassist was Dennis Dunaway, who co-wrote Alice Cooper (in terms of either the band or the man) hits like “School’s Out” and played on iconic albums like Billion Dollar Babies. Dunaway has now released...
  • Reader Spotlight: “Monster” Mike Cobb

    Corey Brown
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:30 pm
    So here’s the thing about “Monster” Mike Cobb: he says that at the age of 7, he pledged his allegiance to the FUNK the whole FUNK and nothing but the FUNK. It worked… Mike just so happens to be Bootsy Collins’ back up bassist. This is a great read. Enjoy this week’s No Treble reader...
  • Truetone Unveils 1 Spot Pro Power Supplies

    Kevin Johnson
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Truetone has expanded their 1 Spot series of power supplies with the 1 Spot Pro line including the CS7 and CS12 models. Each of the new power bricks offer a variety of voltages with seven and twelve isolated outputs, respectively. The 1 Spot Pro CS7 features three voltage options – 9Vdc, 12VDC, and 18VDC –...
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  • MOJO FOR ANDY

    1 Jul 2015 | 4:46 pm
    @Kerouac texted me last night. He's in the hospital, apparently for two blood clots. Last text I got, he was going to be admitted. I haven't gotten any updates yet, but I will post them as I receive them. He did ask me to do the GPOTD, so I'll be re-assuming control until his return. Get well, Andy. EDIT (7:45am): He's in the ICU and expects to be there for a few days for recovery.
  • For you Hope Solo fans.....NSFW but no pix.

    1 Jul 2015 | 4:46 pm
    http://www.barstoolsports.com/chica...py-with-hope-solos-vagina-from-the-fappening/ If you've been unfortunate enough to see her disfigurement, you'll know what this guy is talking about...... Nasty.
  • Working on wedding music while nauseous.

    1 Jul 2015 | 4:45 pm
    For a wedding this Friday. A rare gig with a chick singer because the client wanted this song: I have a pretty high tolerance for this sort of thing usually since work is work but FFS. And this is another one I'm putting together: It pays pretty well (as it should, being at the Trump resort in PV) but this is pushing it.
  • New home mojo request

    1 Jul 2015 | 4:26 pm
    After looking at a bunch of different places around town, applying to rent them, and not getting them we finally found what we think is the perfect place for us. If you have any spare mojo it would be much appreciated. We hope the application goes through and we have our own home again in a few weeks. Sent from my XT1096 using Tapatalk
  • How Do You Turn Off Your Brain??Sleep...

    1 Jul 2015 | 4:19 pm
    I really don't like coming here with such a small problem and I know there are people here dealing with much bigger issues but perhaps there's someone in the know..... As I'm getting older I'm having a hard time sleeping...I think I'm tired and I lay down but my brain won't shut off..Doesn't matter if I'm with another or not.. I've tried Melatonin, Nytol, all shit like that and I crash for about an hour and wake back up as fast and as if I've been punched in the face... Anybody have any... How Do You Turn Off Your Brain??Sleep...
 
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  • Stars Rock for Les Paul at His 100th Birthday Celebration in NYC – PART TWO

    Guitar International Magazine
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:54 am
    by: Debra Devi Photos by: Alissa Ordabai Stars Rock for Les Paul – PART ONE Next up at the Les Paul 100th Birthday celebration was Little Kids Rock, a student band from a music education program sponsored by the Les Paul Foundation. During the changeover, video interviews with Sammy Hagar, BB King and other artists were screened, attesting to Paul’s incredibly wide-ranging influence. As Nancy Wilson noted, “He gave music muscle.” Obviously thrilled to pieces, Little Kids Rock performed sweetly solid versions of “Smoke on the Water” and Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll.” It…
  • Stars Rock for Les Paul at His 100th Birthday Celebration in NYC – PART ONE

    Guitar International Magazine
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    by: Debra Devi Stars Rock for Les Paul – PART TWO “I want a sound that has never been heard before,” Les Paul famously remarked, and during his life he really delivered–as a creative guitarist who came up with fresh licks, chord sequences and fretting techniques that blew away his peers, and as the pioneering developer of the solid-body electric guitar and many recording innovations, including multi-tracking, tape delay, phasing and reverb. Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame inductee Gene Cornish [The Rascals] – photo credit: Alissa OrdabaiLes Paul was probably not thinking of…
  • Gregg Allman – The Midnight Rider Crafting Music His Way!

    Guitar International Magazine
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:42 pm
    By: Arlene R. Weiss The legendary Gregg Allman – photo credit: Patricia O’Driscoll  Legend, music pioneer, and amazing blue-eyed soul stylist Gregg Allman can proudly lay claim to being one of the all time great, influential, landmark artists in rock history. After some forty five years making music with his esteemed Allman Brothers Band, the ABB retired last October 2014 after playing an acclaimed slate of finale shows at New York’s Beacon Theater. Allman, however is one exuberant musical road warrior and has no plans whatsoever to ever retire. In keeping with his storied…
  • Peter Frampton to release Premonition, When All the Pieces Fit and Now in 2015

    Guitar International Magazine
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:47 am
    Press Release Source: Conqueroo PR After an incredible run through the 1970s on A&M Records, Peter Frampton reemerged in 1986 on a new label, with a new album and single that found him back on the Billboard charts and radios across the world. Frampton’s Premonition and When All The Pieces Fit will be re-released on Omnivore Recordings on August 28, 2015.  Now will follow on September 4. Premonition became Peter’s first release to make the Billboard Top 100 Albums in five years. Anchored by the mainstream rock hit “Lying,” the record featured a rejuvenated Frampton and nine…
  • Classical Guitarist Yorgos Nousis Creating Harmonies and Melodies on My Guitar

    Guitar International Magazine
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:30 am
    By: Rick Landers Classical guitarist, Yorgos Nousis For most guitarists, the  pinnacle of guitar techniques lies within the realm of classical guitar and classical guitarist, Yorgos Nousis, resides comfortably in that realm where technique melds with rhythmic precision and melodic nuance. The Vienna based musician has found his interests reside in the world of classical, flamenco and jazz guitar, as well as in the traditional world of Greek music. Although, like many guitarists who have discovered classical music, in his earlier days Yorgos dug hard into rock ‘n roll, but as he…
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  • Prestige : Left Handed Guitars

    Neal
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:34 pm
    Prestige Guitars are a relatively new company, having only been launched back in 2003.  They are based in Vancouver, Canada and produce some absolutely fantastic looking hand-crafted electric and acoustic guitars. Until recently, Prestige only produced 2 or 3 of their guitars in a left handed version.  But the good news is that as of 2015, all current Prestige guitars are now available left handed! Great news! The turn-around time will be roughly 120 days for the build, and unfortunately there is a small upcharge of $200 for a southpaw model. But as with companies like Schecter,…
  • How Left Handed Are You? Find Out in 60 Seconds!

    Neal
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:13 am
    If you write with your left, you’re considered to be left handed.  But just how left handed are you really? Take the 60 second left handed test and find out! I carry out most tasks left handed, but there’s a handful of activities that would qualify me as being right handed. For example, I use scissors right handed and i’m the same with a computer mouse. I’m definitely not 100% left handed, and I’d wager that you aren’t either! No doubt even you righties have a little southpaw in you too… Get Started! You are   Your Ranking:   This quiz is…
  • New Ibanez Limited Edition Guitars

    Neal
    22 Jun 2015 | 11:24 am
    Good news! It would seem that the RG721 I told you about a couple of weeks ago isn’t the only limited edition lefty which Ibanez are bringing out this year! Ibanez UK have updated the left handed section on their website today, and I’ve spotted quite a few new limited edition lefty models which I haven’t seen before. And do you know what’s extra awesome about these new guitars? Not a gloss black model in sight! I wonder if Ibanez spotted the flow chart I posted last year… From left to right: RG721FML, AS153L, AR42oL, GSR200BL, AEW40LCD, TCM50L Check out the full…
  • Interactive Left Handed Guitar Chord Diagrams

    Neal
    20 Jun 2015 | 7:05 am
    When I first started to learn guitar, it never occurred to me that chord diagrams were designed with right handed players in mind. I always managed to figure them out, but there was always that slight struggle to get them to make sense on my southpaw guitar. Like me, many of you will just put up with deciphering regular chord diagrams – but why make it harder? Left handed guitar chords will help make learning that little bit easier. For those of you who are new to guitar and a little unsure, I’ve put together a selection of 14 left handed guitar chords that every new…
  • 15% Off Epiphone Les Pauls For June Only

    Neal
    17 Jun 2015 | 1:16 pm
    On June 9th, Les Paul would have turned 100 years old. To celebrate this special occasion, Epiphone has reduced the price on selected Les Pauls by 15% in the USA, Europe and Japan. This offer will only available until June 30th – don’t miss out! At present, Epiphone has 3 left handed Les Pauls in their range, all of which are included in this promotion. For USA buyers, I have linked to each of the guitars below. Purchasing through these links helps to keep LeftyFretz running at no additional cost to you – thanks! UK southpaws can also purchase through me here. Epiphone Les…
 
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  • Choicest Cheap Acoustic Guitars: An Insightful & Detailed Selection (2015 Edn.)

    Bobby Kittleberger
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:06 pm
    It’s pretty easy to buy cheap acoustic guitars. All you have to do is sort the price low to high on Amazon, eBay - or wherever else they sell music gear - and consider the first page. You could even go down to Target and buy one of those starter guitars that come in a little boxed kit for $70. Thankfully, most people don’t do that. And why not? Because … Read More...
  • Mastering the Art of Electric Guitar Fills: Best Practices and Methods

    Bobby Kittleberger
    19 Jun 2015 | 11:50 am
    When I picked up the guitar, suddenly, just playing a couple of notes really, really spoke to me. - Slash This quote, from Slash, makes a lot of sense to me. Because it often takes just a couple of notes to make the guitar sound really great. That goes double for electric guitar. And we most often refer to those notes, simply, as fills. Our Scope As the title … Read More...
  • Useful Gifts for Guitar Players: Return-Proof Ideas for 2015

    Bobby Kittleberger
    12 Jun 2015 | 1:16 pm
    I find that as I get older, gifts - especially those gifted to me - get more and more, well…worthless. And I’ve noticed that a lot of what gets passed off as “gift ideas” is little more than trinkets and useless objects that collect until they become side items of future garage sales. For that kind of thing to happen when buying a gift for a guitar player, is even … Read More...
  • Guitar Intervals Explained: Chart and PDF Lesson Outline

    Bobby Kittleberger
    5 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    “Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” ~ Maya Angelou I often mention guitar intervals in my writing and find myself wanting to link to a kind of info-hub to explain them. That hub should be simple. Because intervals are simple, useful and wonderfully helpful bits of knowledge. Priceless to the guitar player. But until now, I … Read More...
  • Infinite Guitar Review: Full Membership Features and Site Overview

    Bobby Kittleberger
    1 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    This is our “official” Infinite Guitar review roll-out. The fellas at Infinite Guitar were kind enough to let me check out their premium “members only” content for a few days. So this is an assessment of the content and features thereof. Plain and simple. The Scope of Our Review First, this is a huge site with a lot of content. Thus, I won’t dive into a tremendous amount of detail.… Read More...
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  • Larrivée Guitars Review: Pros and Cons

    Josh Summers
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:03 am
    In the 1950s a young teenage boy from Canada became enamored by the smooth licks of American guitarist Duane Eddy. He went to his local music shop and bought a cheap $18 guitar in an effort to learn Eddy’s style. Nobody knew at the time that this teenager, whose name was Jean Larrivée, would go on to The post Larrivée Guitars Review: Pros and Cons appeared first on Guitar Adventures.
  • Father’s Day Guitarist Gift Guide: What’s Hot

    Josh Summers
    2 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Father’s Day is just around the corner and everybody is scrambling to find something other than a new tie to give dad. As a dad myself, I want to say thank you on behalf of your father for searching out a more creative gift! If you’re reading this, that means that your dad (or your The post Father’s Day Guitarist Gift Guide: What’s Hot appeared first on Guitar Adventures.
  • How Well Do You Know Guitar Brands?

    Josh Summers
    26 May 2015 | 2:55 am
    How well do you know your guitar brands? Most guitarists might be quick to assume they could recognize any guitar brand logo or font, but you might be surprised at how difficult it is! The following is a 20-question quiz that will test your knowledge of logos and fonts from the most popular brands among The post How Well Do You Know Guitar Brands? appeared first on Guitar Adventures.
  • What’s the Deal with Carbon Fiber Guitars? Pros vs Cons

    Josh Summers
    19 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    In a 2009 article titled A Buyer’s Guide to Carbon-Fiber Instruments featured in the music magazine All Things Strings, a prediction was made that carbon fiber would begin replacing wood in string instruments in the low price range. But why carbon fiber? What is all the hype about this material? Most people haven’t had the opportunity to pick The post What’s the Deal with Carbon Fiber Guitars? Pros vs Cons appeared first on Guitar Adventures.
  • Roadie Guitar Tuner and App Review

    Josh Summers
    14 May 2015 | 4:04 am
    It’s not very often that new innovations pop up in categories like guitar tuners. Honestly, what more is there to innovate besides the device’s basic function: tune my darn guitar! I’ve had the opportunity to test run the new Roadie Guitar Tuner this past month and it has certainly proved to be a new twist The post Roadie Guitar Tuner and App Review appeared first on Guitar Adventures.
 
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  • How to Practice Guitar Like the Pros

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:23 am
    If you’ve ever been around session guitarists and working players you’ll notice that they’re a strange breed; they have this calm air about them, even though it’s a high-pressure job, and seem to be able to adapt themselves chameleon-like to any playing situation. At heart of this cool façade lies a different kind of practice routine, and one that most guitarists, truth be told, shy away from. So what is it that the pros do differently in their practice time? Dust off Your Metronome If (like me) you’re convinced you possess inherently good timing, and…
  • How to Choose the Right Guitar Book

    29 Jun 2015 | 4:20 pm
    There are a ton of guitar books out there, a lot of which claim to turn you into a virtuoso in 10 easy lessons, or some other drivel to that effect, and an infinitely smaller minority which are actually quite good and worth investing in. I’m sure guitar book sales have slumped in the last few years with the rise of the mighty YouTube, online TAB farms and scanners, but back in the day books and magazines (I’m not that old) were about the best thing you could lay your hands on if you wanted some decent instructional material; otherwise you had to work it out for yourself……
  • First Steps in Shred Guitar with Shred-Machine

    24 Jun 2015 | 9:11 am
    I have to admit I’m not what you would call a Shred Guitarist (as you’ll see in an upcoming video) but I’ve always been curious about the genre, and the allure of ripping up and down the fretboard with seemingly effortless technical prowess. I attribute my initial reluctance to venture into the vast world of shred to the fact that I just didn’t know where to begin. Perhaps you’ve been wondering the same… Do I need to learn more scales? Do I start with sweep-picking? Should I invest in a metronome? Should I start pumping iron?! Luckily for us the guys over…
  • How to Get the Gig

    19 Jun 2015 | 4:23 pm
    If you’ve ever been to an audition you’ll know that it’s possibly one of the most nerve-racking things you can go through as a musician. It can seem overwhelming, and there are numerous things to take into account; you’ll get different advice from different people based on their experiences but I think it comes down to three things, and if you can get these three things right then the gig is yours for the taking. 1. Preparation It goes without saying that you can never be over-prepared. If you’ve been given material to learn you need to learn the shit out of it…
  • How not to Play Pentatonic and Blues Scales like Everyone Else

    18 Jun 2015 | 3:48 pm
    I don’t know about you but I cringe when I hear a guitar player (usually in a guitar shop) scraping the A minor pentatonic barrel for all it’s worth by running up and down the scale as fast as possible. You can almost hear the tab numbers in their head… 5-8, 5-7, 5-7, 5-7, 5-8, 5-8... What’s with everyone playing exclusively in A minor anyway? I suspect this is due to it being the ‘demonstration key par excellence’ of all guitar teachers and guitar rags, second only to E minor. So how do you avoid cringing people out when playing pentatonic scales? Stock…
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  • Like I’m Gonna Lose You By Meghan Trainor

    Mackenzie
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:24 am
    Like I’m Gonna Lose You By Meghan Trainor. Like I’m Gonna Lose You By Meghan Trainor is a amazing love song. Play this for any girl and she’ll fall in love with you. The strumming pattern is 4/4, but you can add a palm mute to add a percussion effect to your playing. The chords are really easy and any beginner can play them. Have fun and keep strumming along. Capo on the 5th fret and standard tuning Intro : G Bm Em C G I found myself dreaming Bm of silver and gold Em Like a scene from movie C That every broken heart knows G We were walking on moonlight Bm When you held me…
  • Bad Blood By Taylor Swift Chords

    Mackenzie
    25 May 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Bad Blood By Taylor Swift Chords. Taylor Swift’s Newest Song is here!!! Bad Blood is a new version on Taylor we haven’t seen. She’s dropping the people that she doesn’t need and being new. The chords are easy and it’s in 4/4 timing. Its a really awesome song, which anyone can play. Capo on the 7th fret. Intro F C Cause baby now we got bad blood G Am You know it used to be mad love F C So take a look at what you've done G Am Cause baby now we got bad blood, hey! F C Now we got problems G Am And I don't think we can solve them F C You made a really deep cut G Am…
  • D Major Pentatonic Scale on Guitar

    Mackenzie
    23 May 2015 | 10:27 am
    The D Major Pentatonic Scale is a scale with 5 notes in it hence the word pentatonic. With the pentatonic being a rock style scale, there are a lot of well known rock songs in D such as Hotel of California by The Eagles and Comfortably Numb By Pink Floyd. There are also some metal songs in D such as Metallica’s Fade to Black and 3 Doors down’s Kryptonite. For all the Taylor Swift, Love Story and Our Song is in D. Here are all the Notes on theD Major Pentatonic scale. The post D Major Pentatonic Scale on Guitar appeared first on Rhythm Strumming.
  • Worth It By Fifth Harmony ft. Kid Ink Chords

    Mackenzie
    20 May 2015 | 9:34 pm
    Worth It By Fifth Harmony ft. Kid Ink Chords. Worth It By Fifth Harmony ft. Kid Ink is getting bigger and climbing the the Billboard charts as we speak. It new and groovy and has a 4/4 tempo with the beats around 100 per minute. It has a lot of barre chords but you can do it. It in the Cm scale and sounds pretty nice. INTRO Cm CHORUS Cm Give it to me I'm worth it Cm Baby I'm worth it G Uh huh I'm worth it G Gimme gimme I'm worth it Cm Give it to me I'm worth it Cm Baby I'm worth it G Uh huh I'm worth it G Gimme gimme I'm worth it VERSE Cm Okay, I tell her bring it back like she left some Cm…
  • Love Me Like You Do By Ellie Goulding Chords

    Mackenzie
    11 May 2015 | 7:38 pm
    Love Me Like You Do By Ellie Goulding Chords. Love Me Like You Do is one of the new it songs and it has a right to be because it’s an amazing song. It’s in 4/4 timming and I strum down down up down down. There you have it this is how to play Love Me Like You Do By Ellie Goulding. Capo on the 1st Fret and standard tunning. [Intro] G D Em7 C D Em7 [Verse 1] G You're the light, you're the night Bm7 You're the color of my blood Em7 You're the cure, you're the pain C You're the only thing I wanna touch D Em7 Never knew that it could mean so much, so much G You're the fear, I don't care…
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  • Jun 29, Music Staff

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:50 am
    What is a music staff? A perfect way to remember music composed or being composed. Okay, but how does it work? That's what we are going to see right now.
  • May 29, Every You Every Me

    29 May 2015 | 1:54 am
    Every You Every Me... Really nice tune by Placebo. Fast and catchy. Perfect to make people sing, especially on the chorus.
  • May 1, Placebo Protect Me Guitar Lesson

    1 May 2015 | 8:21 am
    Today we're going to learn a song by Placebo: Protect Me From What I Want. There are two versions of this song, a French and an English one. The only difference is the language.
  • May 1, Steel String Acoustic Guitar

    1 May 2015 | 1:18 am
    In this unit, we're going to talk about the different body types for steel string acoustic guitars. You may have a variety of reasons for coming here.
  • Feb 20, Milow - Ayo Technology Guitar Lesson

    20 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
    Today we'll have fun with a song by Milow, Ayo Technology. Milow is Belgian singer. The song we're going to study is clearly what made him break through the charts.
 
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  • Info on the new Strumming Masterclass e-Course

    Danny
    16 Jun 2015 | 10:59 pm
    Photo by Ken Sutton I have been mentioning it here and there for the past year or so, and now it is finally on its way. My brand new Strumming Masterclass e-Course. It`s the most important course or resource I have created as of yet. Strumming tends to be the one thing that all beginners find a challenge. It is closely followed by difficulties with chord changes, but the big difference with strumming is, strumming often frustrates guitarists at a variety of skill levels and not just beginners. Poor strumming skills can be a huge source of frustration in the first few months of playing…
  • The Chords Every Guitarist Should Know: 32 Crucial Chord Shapes

    Danny
    31 May 2015 | 3:15 am
    A solid foundation of chords is crucial for you to fulfil your potential as a guitarist. In this post we are going to go through the order in which I recommend you learn the fundamental chords on the guitar. This is the order of chords I teach my private students on a daily basis. It is part of the big picture of learning guitar and it something I use as part of my number 1 checklist. Use this post as a reference and bookmark it if you need to. If you are looking for a guitar chords chart for beginners this is for you. You can even download a super high resolution cheat sheet at the…
  • Stairway To Heaven – A Ripoff?

    Danny
    26 May 2015 | 8:20 am
    You may of heard over the past few months or so about Led Zeppelin being sued for allegedly ripping off a song called `Taurus` by a band called Spirit. The band have now hit back claiming that there is no copyright infringement whatsoever. Yes, there is small similarity in the opening chord progression between the two songs, but it wasn`t Spirit who first created this chord progression. If you listen to a lot of classical music you will occasionally hear the descending minor chromatic chord tones underneath the progression. It`s an interesting case and if the lawsuit goes ahead, well a big…
  • Fingerpicking Classics Series: Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova – Falling Slowly (from the film `Once`)

    Danny
    12 May 2015 | 1:02 am
    Go to guitardomination.net/free-stuff to get your free exclusive eBook and more tips, tricks and techniques… Welcome to the Guitar Domination “Fingerpicking Classics Series”. `Falling Slowly` is a great song from the film `Once` by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. There isn`t a sweeter sound in the history of the universe than a beautiful fingerpicked song played well. I just love how sweet the lyrics are too – so much so I have written them out below. Have fun and prepare to be loved when you perform this amazing song! Falling Slowly Chords C, Cadd9, F, Fadd9 Am,…
  • Fingerpicking Classics Series: Bill Withers – Ain`t No Sunshine

    Danny
    12 May 2015 | 12:54 am
    Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone It’s not warm when she’s away. Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone And she’s always gone too long Anytime she goes away. Wonder this time where she’s gone Wonder if she’s gone to stay Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone And this house just ain’t no home Anytime she goes away. And I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know (repeat) Hey, I oughtta leave young thing alone But ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone…
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  • Acoustic guitar on stage

    Acoustic Guitars
    19 Jun 2015 | 9:24 pm
    There are so many different types of acoustic guitars available today: 6-String, 12-string, nylon string hollow-body, semi-hollow-body, some with pickups some without, and each one will have its own characteristics. Watch this guy playing semi-hollow body nylon telecaster thin line Acoustic Electric Guitar Whenever a band’s stage volume is robust I prefer to use the electronic pickup inside the guitar first. Using the guitar’s internal pickup rather than a microphone helps with separation by minimizing the amount of bleed from stage sounds like percussion, guitar amplifiers, and…
  • Best Review of Yamaha FG700S Acoustic Guitar

    Acoustic Guitars
    19 Jun 2015 | 9:58 am
    Have you ever heard of Yamaha FG700S, a quite famous acoustic guitar brand? Ah, the Yamaha FG. To many people, this has been the beginner’s guitar of choice – and even to some professional or amateur guitarists, this affordable (almost cheap) but reliable decades-lasting guitar makes an excellent travel guitar. Yamaha FG700S Acoustic Guitar A closer look. Yamaha is a Japanese company, and their FG series is manufactured in China – politics aside, the results are great. Chinese-built guitars are usual for entry-level guitars, but they’re usually known to last maybe four to five years,…
  • Best Review of Seagull S6 Original Acoustic Guitar

    Acoustic Guitars
    18 Jun 2015 | 8:05 am
    Introduction to the Seagull S6 acoustic guitar High-quality Martin’s and Taylor’s out there cost an arm and a leg – a high-quality Seagull doesn’t. Meet the Seagull S6, where price and professionalism come close. It’s made of premium woods, straight out of Canada, eco-friendly and for less than half a thousand dollars. To me, that’s about as much a steal as a heist on the Louvre. Seagull S6 Original Acoustic Guitar A primary reason is, quite literally, resources and production. The Seagull S6 is a solid guitar, and by that I mean that it’s well-built, long-lasting, and made of…
  • Honest review of Fender Squier Acoustic Guitar

    Acoustic Guitars
    18 Jun 2015 | 7:44 am
    Looking for a ridiculously affordable dreadnought by famous guitar makers Fender? I wasn’t, but I’m glad I found one – quality guitars at low prices are incredibly hard to come by, and even less so when they’re put on offer by a big brand. This Squier is a beginner’s acoustic guitar, however, so a connoisseur might not be impressed with this model – but for what it’s worth, it’s a great example of what to look for when you’re first starting out, and here’s why. Features: The Fender Squier Acoustic Guitar pack is meant for a single thing: being a beginner guitarist’s best…
  • Finding The Best Acoustic Electric Guitar

    Acoustic Guitars
    17 Jun 2015 | 7:43 am
    It’s tough to find the best acoustic electric guitar, given how many there are. Acoustic electric guitars are any amateur and professional guitarist’s best friend, and the selection is vast. Prices can vary from around $200 to very easily over $3,000, $4,000, $5,000 – the sky is the limit. But for most people (myself included), the limit is set by budgets, by salaries, by what we’ve got to spare for our hobbies – and not many are willing to part with a few thousand dollars for a guitar. But that doesn’t mean having to compromise on quality or style. “Cheap” guitars – only…
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