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How to Play Jazz Guitar with Just Six Chords

If you have no experience playing jazz but want to pick up some chords and techniques, this video is the perfect place to start. If you have no experience playing jazz but want to pick up some chords and techniques, this video is the perfect place to start. In it, guitar instructor Glen Rose shows you six chords that can start you on your jazz journey or just provide you with some new chords and concepts yo ...

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Tonal Recall: The Secrets Behind the Extraordinary Guitar Sounds—“Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Parts I–V),” “Red Barchetta”

Finding out what gear guitarists use isn’t a problem. Most players will gladly recite a list of their favorite guitars and equipment when asked, especially if they have signature model products. If they won’t, there’s usually a good chance that somebody somewhere has at least snapped a photo or two of their guitars and live rigs.The bigger challenge is finding out how most guitarists use their gear. It’s no ...

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Can You Develop Perfect Pitch?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNYdP9wWxJA&w=560&h=315]Throughout the hallways of any music college, a swirling maelstrom of unfounded egos and unwashed clothing blends into a silent storm of tension, with eyes darting to and fro, analyzing, judging, comparing.. It’d be a nightmare if it weren’t a dream come true for these blissfully ignorant young musicians (I’m speaking from experience). ...

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Jeff Lynne's ELO Announce First North American Tour in Over 35 Years

Jeff Lynne's ELO—just a few days before the release of their upcoming concert film and live album, Wembley or Bust—have announced a small North American tour. The shows will be the band's first run of North American tour dates since 1981. The dates will occur in August 2018, and will see the group stop by select venues in the South, Midwest and East Coast, plus a date in Toronto. “Our audiences are amazing. ...

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Watch Lars Ulrich Talk 'Master of Puppets' with Metallica on Beats 1 Radio

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFAs3Y5Pyf4&w=560&h=315]Back in August, Metallica announced an extensive reissue of their 1986 album, Master of Puppets. To promote the reissue—which came out November 10—the full band appeared on drummer Lars Ulrich's Beats 1 online radio show, It's Electric!, to discuss the album. During the interview—the first part of which you can watch above—the band dis ...

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Iron Maiden Announce 2018 European Tour

Iron Maiden have announced an extensive 2018 European tour. The trek—dubbed the Legacy of the Beast tour—will begin in late May, and run through mid-August, taking the legends across the continent. "As our fans know, we've been following a particular touring cycle ever since Bruce [Dickinson] and Adrian [Smith] rejoined Maiden at the start of the millennium, alternating new album tours with "History/Hits" t ...

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Master Sweeping by Learning the Rest Stroke

One thing I notice when working with students who want to improve their sweep picking is that, very often, they're playing separate pick strokes instead of letting the pick brush through each string with no pause in the pick's progress. One thing I notice when working with students who want to improve their sweep picking is that, very often, they're playing separate pick strokes instead of letting the pick ...

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Mad Hatter Guitar Products Introduces Super Shredder Humbucker Pickups

Mad Hatter Guitar Products has announced the release of its new Super Shredder Humbucker Pickups.  The Super Shredder Humbucker Pickups—which Mad Hatter designed in collaboration with Fralin Pickups—were designed to have incredible note clarity, to be responsive and to have focused mids that sit perfectly in the mix. When split, they have no volume loss and sound like a true single coil.    The Mad Hatter S ...

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The 10 Greatest Guitar Melodies

What constitutes a truly memorable guitar melody?  Is it the note selection, the melodic rhythm, or the guitar tone itself? It’s probably a combination of all those ingredients and more, but one thing that is certain is that the greatest melodies can be sung by anyone, no vocal skills required. While any top 10 list is subjective, I think everyone can agree with at least a couple of the selections I’ve offe ...

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Cooper Carter Demos Ernie Ball Music Man Cutlass HSS Guitar

Ernie Ball Music Man recently introduced the Cutlass model in a HSS pickup configuration, and below, guitarist Cooper Carter demos the guitar in a new video. Aside from the bridge pickup, the HSS Cutlass retains all of the familiar elements of the original, including an alder body, oversized four-over-two headstock and super smooth modern tremolo. The bridge pickup in the HSS is a custom-wound Music Man cer ...

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