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The Secret Behind the Perfect Feel and Sound

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Have you ever walked into a music store, pulled a guitar off the rack, and within seconds of playing it, said to yourself, “This is the guitar of my dreams! I’m not leaving here without it!” Without hesitation, you pass the exciting news on to the nearest salesperson and he immediately runs to the back to get you one that’s still in its box. Even better, you think to yourself, I’m getting my dream guitar that’s brand new AND untouched! (more…)

Tune Up Your Bends

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Today’s lesson, tuning up your bends, is an often overlooked technique on guitar. Its impact on your playing and overall sound can be significant enough to make or break your performance. (more…)

Octave Jump Blues Riff

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I hope everyone is having a good start to the New Year. The lesson for this week is another blues riff that incorporates an octave jump. If you’re new to this, don’t worry, it’s easier than it sounds. (more…)

G Minor Blues Rock Riff

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This week’s lesson is a standard blues rock riff in G minor. It has your typical power chords with the blues scale thrown in for good measure. (more…)

Get your guitar hand in shape!

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This week’s lesson is for those of you who are just starting out and may be unfamiliar with hammer-ons and pull-offs. This great technique will loosen up the hand and make playing much easier. (more…)

Strap In!

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I’ll admit it. I am a gearhead. I get excited over shiny, new effects pedals, guitars, amps, and audio interfaces. I find that getting a new piece of equipment reignites my enthusiasm and excitement to play guitar. (more…)