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Kirk Hammett Explains Why He Used Three Wah Pedals Together on Metallica’s “Hardwired”

Kirk Hammett was interviewed by Woody at Minnesota radio station 93X on Saturday, August 20, a few hours before Metallica performed at the new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. They were the first group to play at the venue. Asked about the response to Metallica’s new single, “Hardwired,” which the band released just two days before, Hammett says he’s grateful for the positive reaction. “I know there’s a gr ...

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Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's Original Guitarist, Dead at 84

Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's first guitarist and one of the most important and influential figures in early rock and roll, died Tuesday (June 28) in Nashville. He was 84. According to several sources, Moore had been in poor health in recent months. In October, he was too ill to attend his induction into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, so Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards accepted the award on his beh ...

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Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's Original Guitarist, Dead at 84

Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's first guitarist and one of the most important and influential figures in early rock and roll, died Tuesday (June 28) in Nashville. He was 84. According to several sources, Moore had been in poor health in recent months. In October, he was too ill to attend his induction into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, so Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards accepted the award on his beh ...

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Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's Original Guitarist, Dead at 84

Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's first guitarist and one of the most important and influential figures in early rock and roll, died Tuesday (June 28) in Nashville. He was 84. According to several sources, Moore had been in poor health in recent months. In October, he was too ill to attend his induction into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, so Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards accepted the award on his beh ...

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Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's Original Guitarist, Dead at 84

Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's first guitarist and one of the most important and influential figures in early rock and roll, died Tuesday (June 28) in Nashville. He was 84. According to several sources, Moore had been in poor health in recent months. In October, he was too ill to attend his induction into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, so Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards accepted the award on his beh ...

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Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's Original Guitarist, Dead at 84

Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's first guitarist and one of the most important and influential figures in early rock and roll, died Tuesday (June 28) in Nashville. He was 84. According to several sources, Moore had been in poor health in recent months. In October, he was too ill to attend his induction into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame, so Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards accepted the award on his beh ...

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10 Ways to Start a Blues Guitar Solo

Here's another handy lesson video from Texas Blues Alley, the people who brought you How to Be a Jerk Guitarist in 10 Easy Steps, How and Why to Set the Action on a Strat for Blues and How to Play Stevie Ray Vaughan's Multi-String "Texas Flood" Bends. This one, titled "10 Ways to Start a Blues Solo," offers you 10 paths to follow when it's your turn to solo at the weekly blues jam. Anthony from TBA, who pla ...

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Drinking A Case Of Joni Mitchell With Pollyana Bush

As a guitar player, I’ve rarely used anything but standard tuning. I don’t even like capos. So it was a new challenge to learn three custom tunings to accompany the amazing and beautiful Pollyana Bush, on three Joni Mitchell songs. This is part of her concert series, “Full Circle, musings on Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell, … Continue reading "Drinking A Case Of Joni Mitchell With Pollyana Bush" ...

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How to Build Intensity When Soloing at a Slow Tempo

Last time, I presented 12 bars of original soloing over a laid-back two-chord vamp—Em7 to A7—reminiscent of that heard in Pink Floyd's “Breathe” and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Riviera Paradise.” As you might recall, I started off slowly, with lots of long, sexy bends, which I attacked with muted string rakes for an accentuated, dramatic effect and adorned with finger vibratos to make the held notes really sing, ...

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Tommy Emmanuel's Guide to Travis Picking Chord-Melody Lines, and How to Play “T.E. Ranch”

In my previous two columns, I demonstrated how I perform the Merle Travis–style picking technique (commonly referred to as Travis picking) and associated fretting techniques on the track “El Vaquero” from my album It’s Never Too Late. This month, I’d like to focus on how I apply similar techniques to the song “T.E. Ranch” from this same disc. A significant percentage of my repertory is performed using Travi ...

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