Mikel Rowe

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String Bending: The One-Hour Workout

0<p>SHARES<p>We’ve all seen “blues face”—that gruesomely contorted grimace that suggests the guitarist behind it is expressing his or her deepest feelings …

Electric Guitar

The Fundamental Techniques You’ll Need For Texas Shuffle Rhythm

<b>The Woodshed</b> is where you'll become a better blues guitarist.<p>We've got an entire catalog of <b>video courses</b> and <b>free lessons</b> for guitar slingers like you.<p>…

Guitar

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

The Rolling Stones – every album ranked!

As the indestructible rock’n’rollers begin their No Filter tour, we rank each of their 23 albums, from their 1964 eponymous debut to 2o16’s Blue & Lonesome<p>23. Dirty Work (1986)<p>The best moments on Dirty Work come when the atmosphere of intra-band animosity in which it was recorded is channelled into …

Hells Angels

Django Reinhardt: A Gypsy in the Jazz Age

<b>By Steve Rider</b>Like many people who are attracted to the multifaceted world of all-things-guitar, I spend quite a bit of time learning things online. …

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The 10 Best Americana Albums Of All Time

Before we recommend the 10 best Americana albums of all time, maybe we should define the term. In our mind, <b>Americana</b> is more a spirit than a sound – …

Universal Music

4 Exercises to Strengthen Your Core for Backpacking

No offense to your legs, but it’s your abs and lower back that matter most when it comes to managing pack weight—and not just those superficial …

Workouts

Revealed: 10 Simple Guitar Solos

78<p>SHARES<p>YouTube user Alex—a.k.a. guitarist6494—has put together a list of his Top 10 Simple Guitar Solos. While it’s a varied list of songs that …

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Develop your funk rhythm guitar grooves with these classic chord vamps

<b>Early funk is often associated with the Godfather Of Soul James Brown, who helped pioneer this style of dance music in the late 60s and early 70s.</b> …

Electric Guitar

12 Bar Blues Basics for Bass

Walking Through The 12 Bars Blues When you think of classic blues players you probably think of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Joe Bonamassa, …

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Easy guitar theory: how to read music

<b>Learning to read notation as well as tab will help you play with other musicians. Our easy guide will get you started.</b><p>Don't Miss<p>Guitarists love …

Electric Guitar

Albert King: Four Signature Moves Behind His Blues Power

1<p>SHARES<p>Albert King induced Lucy, his Gibson Flying V, to moan and cry the blues. He played left-handed and upside down, and the massively bent notes …

Guitar

Learning Tunes: A Checklist for Bass Players

Q: I’ve started learning jazz bass about 7 years ago, coming from over 20 years of violin (classical) training. The first thing I did to move from …

Electric Guitar

60-Second Songwriting: Song Structure Basics—the Verse

216<p>SHARES<p><i>60-Second Songwriting aims to offer quick, concise song-craft tips, basics and blasts for the time-crunched and attention-challenged</i> …

Step outside the pentatonic box with these fresh blues guitar solo approaches

<b>Every lead guitarist uses pentatonic scales - chances are that the first scale you ever learnt was the minor pentatonic.</b><p>Don't Miss<p>Like a comfortable …

Electric Guitar

Rhythmic Soloing Exercise for the Improvising Guitarist

0<p>SHARES<p>With so many scales, arpeggios, licks, chords and patterns to learn in the practice room, sometimes we can overlook rhythm when working on our</b> …

Electric Guitar

Mastering the Modes of G Major with Three Notes Per String

478<p>SHARES<p>An effective way to master scales and modes on the guitar is to practice playing them three notes per string. In my experience, this is …

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10 Best River Trips in the West

Tuolumne River, California<p>Affectionately known as “The T,” this whitewater gem outside of Yosemite sets the standard for Class IV rapids. Permits are …

Learn As You Go and Forget the Rest

I’ve been on trail for a month now and it has been a roller-coaster of a time. Things have not gone as I had expected and I am thankful for that. I …

Learn To Play Guitar With This Smart Frets-and-Strings Gadget

Learning how to play a musical instrument can be a massive undertaking, especially if you start as an adult. If you don't have a good teacher guiding …

Guitar

Brian Setzer: How to Shred Like a Rockabilly Master

187<p>SHARES<p>In these clips, Joe from Reverb grabs an attractive Gretsch 6120 and breaks down three representative (but not overplayed) Setzer riffs …

Guitar

Devon Allman and Duane Betts: Brothers of the Road

<i>Kaelan Barowsky</i><p>It’s high noon on a Wednesday in late December and, outside a Malibu coffee shop, Devon Allman is sipping a hazelnut latte. He sits in …

Taking Back Christianity From The Religious Right

Very little in the actual teaching put forward by Jesus would support the political philosophy of the Christian right in 21st-century America.<p>Since …

Jesus Christ: History, not a story

Survey academic historians on the most important events in history and, regardless of their personal beliefs, they inevitably tend to list the …

The Easter Effect and How It Changed the World

The first Christians were baffled by what they called ‘the Resurrection.’ Their struggle to understand it brought about astonishing success for their faith<p>In the year 312, just before his victory at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge won him the undisputed leadership of the Roman Empire, Constantine …

Christianity

Learn Guitar: Smart Guitar Pro Download | ZDNet

Smart Guitar: Start playing Blues, Rock, Jazz, Spanish and other styles on Guitar. While you play the lessons you will intuitively understand how to …

How to learn guitar chords across the fretboard - quickly and easily

<b>Unlock the fretboard and play chords across the neck with this ingenious system. You’ll never look at the guitar the same way again!</b><p>The system we’re …

Electric Guitar

Learn the Basic Rumba Flamenco Strumming Pattern

122<p>SHARES<p>In this classic GW lesson video, learn the basic rumba flamenco strumming pattern.<p>Shot by our friends over at the Musician's Institute, and …

How to Decompress Your Spine

All day long your spine is working to keep you upright. When you’re sitting in a chair, your spine is engaged, keeping your torso from slumping over, …

Master Motown and Stax rhythm grooves in 20 minutes with this easy guitar lesson

<b>The Motown and Stax record labels are synonymous with soul and R&B music during the 1960s. The stylistic traits of their musical output have</b> …

Electric Guitar