Alex Honig

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Butch Trucks, Drummer in the Allman Brothers Band, Dies at 69

The Chord That Changes Everything

Writing music happens in many different ways. Inspiration from your favorite artists, an emotional life experience, and a simple noodling session on …

The Ice Man: A Tribute to Blues Great Albert Collins

Albert Collins is a blues guitar legend.<p>Nicknamed the Ice Man, the Houston, Texas, ax slinger employed the “chilly” theme for the titles of many of …

Electric Guitar

Guitar Essentials: Five Things Every Musician Should Know About Tempo

Did you know faster songs have more energy than slow songs?<p>Well… they don’t. But that hasn’t stopped a lot of musicians from thinking tempo is …

Three Albert King Blues Licks Every Guitarist Should Know

<b>PHOTO: Cindy Moorhead</b><p>Electric blues guitarist Albert King was a giant among bluesmen (literally—he stood roughly six and a half feet tall). A lefty …

Guitar

Revitalise your 12-bar blues chords with these 5 essential tips

Raise your 12-bars<p>But, variety being the undoubted spice of life, you can actually vary the arrangement in a surprising number of ways in order to …

Electric Guitar

Melodic Phrasing and Playing Over Blues Changes

614<p>SHARES<p>There’s a common thread that unites 20th-century jazz icons, such as Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Louis Armstrong, and the numerous …

Guitar Essentials: The One Must-Know Technique for Blues Soloing

<b>PHOTO: Cindy Moorhead</b><p>When soloing in blues—or other genres, such as rock—most guitarists head straight for the minor pentatonic scale.<p>But as Steve …

Joe Bonamassa: how to play blues guitar like Clapton, Page and Beck

<b>An important lesson of music history is that nothing ever moves in a neat, linear fashion. One movement might largely lead to another, but people are</b> …

Guitar Essentials: The One Blues Chord You Must Know

The 12-bar blues uses common chords found in every genre. But part of the distinct sound of the blues is due to the dominant seven, which gives the …

Electric Guitar

How to Pick Music for People on LSD, From a Scientist Whose Job That Is

Neuroscience PhD student Mendel Kaelen researches the relationship between psychedelics and music. He explains how he picks the songs.<p>Since its 60s counterculture heyday, LSD has been closely associated with music. But it's not just artistic proclivities that link them: Researchers have found that …

The 11 best punk albums

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