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9 Common Mistakes Beginners Make When Learning Guitar

Learning to play the guitar can be fun and exciting, however, there are a few common mistakes that many make when learning how to play. Avoiding these mistakes can make or break how well you play this amazing instrument. Proper Holding of Your Guitar Holding the guitar is challenging, especially for beginners. Learn how to use the curves of the guitar to hug your body. If seated, you can use the curve on yo ...

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Arobas Music Unveils Guitar Pro 7

Arobas Music has launched the 7th generation of their tablature and music notation software, Guitar Pro. Compatible with Windows and macOS, this new version offers a new interface, optimized performances, as well as many new features. Top features in Guitar Pro 7:• The brand new graphic interface introduces mobile sidebars as well as a toolbar that allows you to access the main features with a single click. ...

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Ahead Armor Unveils New Guitar and Ukulele Cases

Ahead Armor Cases has expanded into guitar and ukulele cases that incorporate the same quality and protection that they’ve provided for drum and percussion instruments over the last 6 years. With high impact foam padding and soft plush lining, the interior significantly increases both the shock absorption of the cases and the protection of the instrument. The plush interior is complemented by the strength a ...

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Nux Announces 24-bit Looper Pedal, Loop Core Deluxe

Nux has announced the 24-bit Looper Pedal, Loop Core Deluxe. The Loop Core Deluxe is a looper pedal with features such as frequency compensation, 24-bit recording, switchable buffer bypass/true bypass and cab simulation output. It provides additional connection ways to split your phrase signal and built-in drum signal. Users can record up to 8 hours with unlimited layers in 24-bit studio quality. It also ha ...

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The Greatest Phaser Pedal Moments Ever

Of all the guitar effects we have at our fingertips (or should I say at our toe tips), none are more fascinating than the modulation effects, which include flangers, choruses, tremolos and, of course, phasers. While hardcore gearheads will argue that parametric EQs and noise gates are the true gems of the guitar pedal world, there’s really nothing more fun than making weird, wild noises with your modulation ...

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Watch U2 Perform "Don't Look Back in Anger" with Noel Gallagher

At the first stop of the European leg of their Joshua Tree tour on Saturday, U2 was joined by former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher for a rendition of the Oasis classic, "Don't Look Back in Anger." Performed at London's Twickenham Stadium, Bono sang backing vocals, while The Edge added his own colorful touch to the song, which has become an anthem in the wake of the recent bombing in Manchester. Near the so ...

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Credits Soundgarden As Inspiration for "Enter Sandman" Riff

It turns out one of Metallica's most popular guitar riffs owes a little something to Soundgarden. “Soundgarden had just put out Louder Than Love. I was trying to capture their at­titude toward big, heavy riffs,” Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett told Rolling Stone in 2008. “It was two o’clock in the morning. I put it on tape and didn’t think about it. When [drummer] Lars [Ulrich] heard the riff, he said, ‘Th ...

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Foo Fighters Debut New Song, "Dirty Water"

One of the upcoming releases rock fans are particularly looking forward to is Concrete and Gold, the new studio effort by the Foo Fighters. And while the disc's official release is still a few months away (September 15), Dave Grohl & Co. have been providing their live audiences with the occasional early taste of the album. For instance, this past Monday night at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, the band  ...

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Watch Eddie Van Halen Play Ritchie Blackmore Riffs

YouTube's Ritchie Blackmore Channel has been posting a good deal of interesting new content lately. One of the latest clips (posted July 3) to turn up contains some rarely seen footage of Eddie Van Halen—clearly backstage—playing a few Blackmore/Deep Purple riffs on his guitar. In the video, which you can watch below, he starts off with Deep Purple's "Hard Lovin' Man" (up to about 11 seconds in—although the ...

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Epiphone Presents Limited Edition James Bay "1966" Century Model

Epiphone is proud to present the new Limited Edition James Bay "1966" Century archtop Outfit, inspired by James Bay’s own vintage 1966 Epiphone. The Limited Edition James Bay "1966" Century Outfit includes a Kinman Noiseless "Sweet Neck" P-90 single coil pickup, a Sixties-era Rosewood bridge with brass wheels, Wilkinson machine heads, USA electronics and a Sixties-era-inspired hard case. There's also a hand ...

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