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How to Play Licks In-Between Chords: 10 Examples with Tab

One of the hallmarks of Jimi Hendrix’s style was his technique of playing licks in-between chords. Many of his songs—from “The Wind Cries Mary” to “Little Wing” to “Bold As Love”—feature his supreme lead fills punctuating the space between his chords. If you’re primarily a rhythm guitarist, you may feel out of your depth when it comes to blending rhythm and lead work. But this video lesson from Paul Davids ...

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The Five Most Annoying Comments 7-, 8- and 9-String Guitarists Hear

Andrew Baena has been playing extended-range guitars for nearly 10 years, and during that time he’s received his share of remarks about his instrument of choice. So he decided to put together a video counting down the top five annoying comments players of seven-, eight- and nine-string guitars receive. “I hear these comments almost daily,” Baena says. “I’m sure anyone else who plays a seven-, eight- or nine ...

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Cort Adds Open-Pore, All-Mahogany Model to AS Series of Acoustic-Electrics

A solid, all-mahogany body with a natural, open-pore finish and orchestra model (OM) cutaway design; these are the standout features of the new Cort AS-OC4 acoustic-electric guitar, the manufacturer’s latest addition to its flagship AS Series. Similar to other models in this series, the AS-OC4 offers high-quality construction and outstanding tone without the steep price tag associated with many high-end aco ...

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JBL Professional Introduces PRX800W High-Powered PA System with Wi-Fi

JBL Professional by Harman recently introduced its new PRX800W high-powered portable PA system. PRX800W features wireless control and sophisticated DSP, so live sound professionals and musicians can quickly set up and configure a system right from a mobile tablet. From the company: PRX800W features class-leading power and a remarkably lightweight design that makes transportation easy. Thoughtfully designed ...

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Four Easy Guitar Solos for Beginners

If you’re a rhythm guitarist and want to pick up some soloing chops, here’s a video to help you start navigating the waters of lead guitar work.Guitar instructor Robert Baker has selected four easy solos that every beginning guitarist should learn, and he presents them all with tab, which you can get right here. The guitar solos are from Led Zeppelin’s “Living Loving Maid” (yes that’s right, Jimmy Page hims ...

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What’s More Important: An Expensive Guitar or an Expensive Amp?

By Christopher Scapelliti If you could choose to have an expensive guitar and cheap amp, or an expensive amp and cheap guitar, which combination would you choose, and why? That’s the question Tyler Larson poses in this video. “Keep in mind the term ‘expensive’ really means high quality, and the term ‘cheap’ means lower quality,” he explains. “I’ve played some $2,000+ guitars that felt terrible, and some $40 ...

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Cort Adds Open-Pore, All-Mahogany Model to AS Series of Acoustic-Electrics

A solid, all-mahogany body with a natural, open-pore finish and orchestra model (OM) cutaway design; these are the standout features of the new Cort AS-OC4 acoustic-electric guitar, the manufacturer’s latest addition to its flagship AS Series. Similar to other models in this series, the AS-OC4 offers high-quality construction and outstanding tone without the steep price tag associated with many high-end aco ...

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