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Top Five Mistakes Beginners Make When Learning Guitar Online

Beginners who are learning guitar solely via YouTube face several challenges. The first one that comes to mind is that no one is there to correct them when they do something wrong. Luckily, there's a YouTube video that addresses this issue! Check out "Five Mistakes Beginners Make When Learning Guitar Online" by guitar instructor/author Andy Growley, better known in guitar circles as Andy Guitar. In the clip ...

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Electric Guitar Built from Scratch in Seven-Minutes in Time-Lapse Video

Luthier Patrick Hufschmid has shared a great time-lapse video of himself building one of his recent guitars. The video shows the detail and precision that goes into making a fine electric guitar and offers insight into the numerous steps and care that are involved.   “So I filmed myself during some ‘guitar building moments’ in which you can watch me build a six-string Hufschmid Tantalum,” he explains. “This ...

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Ace Frehley Shreds, Talks “Dinosaur Bends” and Shares Six Things You Might Not Know

Former Kiss lead guitarist Ace Frehley recently sat down with Noisey’s Matt Sweeney at Electric Lady Studios in New York City to talk Kiss, guitars and technique. The result is literally a jam-packed 12 minutes, as Ace shreds the Kiss hits “Deuce” and “Shock Me” while Sweeney supports him on rhythm guitar. Ace also demonstrates how he plays the “Deuce” riff, shreds on an impromptu performance of “Shock Me,” ...

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Green Day Premiere New Song, "Still Breathing"

Green Day have released another new track from their upcoming album, Revolution Radio. "Still Breathing"—the lyric video for which can be found below—is available for purchase and streaming as of today. Like the rest of Revolution Radio, the catchy, guitar-heavy "Still Breathing" was produced by Green Day and recorded in Oakland. The album has been described as a 12-track blitz of angst-ridden anthems that ...

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Bruce Springsteen and Tom Morello Play "Jump" and "Highway to Hell"

Today—September 23—is Bruce Springsteen's birthday. That, my friends, is a perfect tie-in for today's Friday Flashback video! Below, check out two somewhat bizarre highlights from The Boss' massive 2014 world tour. In the top video, Springsteen and his band—which featured former Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello at the time—perform Van Halen's "Jump" in Dallas at the March Madness Music Festiva ...

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How to Find the "Groove" Pocket

Finding “the pocket” is a concept traditionally associated with drums or bass—the rhythm section. However, you have to have rhythm no matter what instrument you play, from guitar to trumpet to kazoo. I consider the pocket to be a force of great magnitude with its own gravitational pull, and finding the pocket is to be yanked toward the pocket as you craft your rhythmic ideas on your instrument. That attract ...

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Angus Young Shows How He Bends Strings and Coaxes "Rude Noises" Out of His Guitar

In early 2000, right around the time AC/DC unleashed their Stiff Upper Lip album, Angus Young grabbed a Gibson SG (or two) and sat down for an initmate on-camera interview. During the resulting video, which you can check out below, Young discusses how he and his brother Malcolm got started on guitar, why he favors GS's over Les Pauls ("If you're a little guy like me, [a Les Paul] can give you hip displaceme ...

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Angus Young Salutes Cliff Williams at His Final AC/DC Show

Tuesday night in Philadelphia, AC/DC played the final show of their incident-filled Rock or Bust tour. The show took place only hours after Cliff Williams, AC/DC's longtime bassist, announced his retirement from the band. Sensing the gravity of the situation, guitarist Angus Young and singer Axl Rose gave Williams a rare moment in the spotlight as the rockers wrapped up their last song of the evening, "For ...

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Four Handy Guitar Pedal Hacks

If you own guitar pedals—and of course you do—you’ve undoubtedly dealt with battery and power-supply issues, bad connections and leftover residue from the Velcro pads used to hold pedals on your pedal board. In his newest video, Phillip McKnight demonstrates four handy guitar pedal hacks to deal with all of these issues and make working with pedals easier. All of the hacks are easy to perform, including two ...

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Keeley Electronics Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Dark Side Multi-Effect Pedal

Keeley Electronics is celebrating its 15th anniversary this month. To celebrate, the company has announced it is shipping its latest creation, the Dark Side pedal. From the company: The Dark Side is a boutique, hand-made multi-effect unit. It produces four modulation effects, with 12 delay settings possible, plus Big Fuzz tone. The pedal is the latest release in Keeley’s Workstation Series. The Dark Side pr ...

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