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How to play guitar like… Jeff Beck

Read more about How to play guitar like… Jeff Beck at MusicRadar.com Jeff Beck has an utterly unique approach and sound, coaxing beautiful, seemingly impossible sounds from his Strat.His love for the Mixolydian mode, combined with his infamous whammy-bar scoops and doops, is explored in tracks such as The Pump and Freeway Jam. His tapping skills combined with Indian-style melody can be found in tracks such ...

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9 ways to get more out of your audio interface

Read more about 9 ways to get more out of your audio interface at MusicRadar.com It's tempting simply to plug your audio interface into your computer, make the relevant input and output connections and then just leave it to do its thing.There can be more to these anonymous-looking boxes than meets the eye, though, as you're about to discover.For a complete guide to audio interfaces, check out Computer Music ...

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How to use reverb to place sounds in space

Read more about How to use reverb to place sounds in space at MusicRadar.com As anyone who's ever experienced the deeply disconcerting aural dead zone of an anechoic chamber will know, without reverberation, the world would be a strange place indeed. Sound waves bouncing off surfaces play a huge part in giving us a sense of spatial positioning to accompany the input of our eyes and other senses. It's an ine ...

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VIDEO: Bring The Noise: Coax crazy sounds from your axe: #83 Roll Over Banjhoven (TG257)

Read more about VIDEO: Bring The Noise: Coax crazy sounds from your axe: #83 Roll Over Banjhoven (TG257) at MusicRadar.com Give your six-string a hillbilly bluegrass vibeVideographer and guitarist: Charlie GriffithsDownload Total Guitar issue 257 for the accompanying explanation - available in the UK and, digitally, worldwide via Newsstand for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch and Zinio (http://www.zinio.com) f ...

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VIDEO: Bring The Noise: Coax crazy sounds from your axe: #83 Roll Over Banjhoven

Read more about VIDEO: Bring The Noise: Coax crazy sounds from your axe: #83 Roll Over Banjhoven at MusicRadar.com Give your six-string a hillbilly bluegrass vibeVideographer and guitarist: Charlie GriffithsDownload Total Guitar issue 257 for the accompanying explanation - available in the UK and, digitally, worldwide via Newsstand for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch and Zinio (http://www.zinio.com) from 4 Au ...

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VIDEO: Rockschool Grade Four – Scale Shapes

Read more about VIDEO: Rockschool Grade Four - Scale Shapes at MusicRadar.com Find new ways to create lead licks by playing scales in new positionsTutor: James UingsVideographer: Martin HolmesFull tab and audio for Funk 'O' MeterYou'll find the full track, backing track and tab for Rockschool's Grade Three piece, Funk 'O' Meter, below. Clicking on the links will stream the audio/open the tab. Alternatively, ...

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VIDEO: RGT Performance Award – Level One

Read more about VIDEO: RGT Performance Award - Level One at MusicRadar.com Test your basic rhythm chops with RGT's Level One chord chartTutor: Chris BirdVideographer: Martin HolmesDownload Total Guitar issue 257 for the accompanying tab and explanation - available in the UK and, digitally, worldwide via Newsstand for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch and Zinio (http://www.zinio.com) from 4 August 2014.Buy a cop ...

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VIDEO: Marty Friedman guest lesson

Read more about VIDEO: Marty Friedman guest lesson at MusicRadar.com The former Megadeth guitarist shows you how to improvise by targeting chord tonesDownload Total Guitar issue 257 for the accompanying tab and explanation - available in the UK and, digitally, worldwide via Newsstand for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch and Zinio (http://www.zinio.com) from 4 August 2014.Buy a copy of Total Guitar here Read mo ...

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Weekend riff: Muse – Plug In Baby

Read more about Weekend riff: Muse - Plug In Baby at MusicRadar.com This week's riff is the 2001 alt-rock classic by Muse, 'Plug In Baby'The riff is something of a finger-twister, but this makes it a good exercise for developing fret hand coordination. The easiest way to keep track of the constant flow of notes is to use a one-finger-per-fret approach. This takes the guesswork out of choosing which fingers ...

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11 seriously useful sampling tips

Read more about 11 seriously useful sampling tips at MusicRadar.com Back in the '60s and '70s, when the first digital recordings were made, they were named after they way they worked - 'sampling' an analogue input thousands of times a second to build up a series of discrete digital values that could be stored and played back in a potentially much more versatile manner than analogue tape was capable of.Nowad ...

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