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This One-String Guitar Cover of Metallica's 'One' Is Wonderful

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Guitar

Improve your finger dexterity with this 20-minute guitar workout

<b>Developing your fretting skills is part of a bigger picture of simultaneously improving your picking technique. As you gain better coordination</b> …

How to Play the Dreamy Arpeggios in Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”

169<p>SHARES<p>For more than 20 years, I’ve had this idea in my head for a cool classic rock-style arrangement of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s famous piano …

DIY Workshop: Martin Guitar Kit Build Part 1

<b>For those who are unafraid to go down the DIY route, Martin Guitar Kits provide an affordable way to own a little slice of Nazareth. But how</b> …

Woodworking

20 ingenious Radiohead chords you need to learn

The band’s cunning use of passing notes, inversions and slash chords have built up a formidable library of voicings that will have you reassessing …

Guitar setup: how to solve your tuning problems

Introduction<p>It’s understandable why professionals hire a stage guitar tech to tune up everything before they play. It’s not a job anyone enjoys. So …

Guitar

Jaco Pastorius: 30 Years Later

Today marks 30 years since the late, great <b>Jaco Pastorius</b> passed away. Though three decades have come and gone, his approach to the bass and singular …

Pedal-Pi, simple programmable guitar pedal

For several years, [Ray] and [Anna], the team behind ElectroSmash, have been smashing audio electronics and churning out some sweet DIY audio gear. …

Utilizing Two-Handed Polyrhythms for Solo Guitar Performance

In my experience, everyone loves a good polyrhythm, especially within the context of a solo guitar piece. Polyrhythms can add an interesting …

Happy Birthday Geddy Lee: Listen To Isolated Rush Bass Tracks

Listen to several of Rush’s most well-known songs broken down to the essential bass line provided by the man celebrating his birthday today.The post …

Guitar

Essential Prince: His Best, Most Overlooked Albums

Prince‘s artistry spanned six decades, multiple genres and several hundred songs under his own name and pseudonyms. Even for a hardcore fan, his …

Meet the Who’s Opening Act: Bass Sensation Tal Wilkenfeld

Back in 2006, the tenacious Tal Wilkenfeld arrived in New York City toting a guitar and a dream. Mere months after her arrival, the then-teenager not …

Totally Wired: These Headphones Release Chemicals That Get You High

How’s your vagus nerve doing? Could it do with a little stimulation? If the answer is “Yes”, we’ve got the headphones for you. The Nervana …

Headphones

Build This Simple Guitar Stand from a Single Board of Wood

Musical instruments made out of honest materials like wood or copper are often beautiful and created with great craftsmanship. So why should the stuff that we display those instruments on be made of flimsy plastic pieces of ugliness? This question — and the fact that I didn’t have a place to put …

Anatomy of a Setup

What is a Setup? Quite simply, a Setup is the adjustment of an instrument to the preferences of the player. Almost every guitar has a wide array of …

Django’s Fret Hand

<b>Django’s Fret Hand</b> – On November 2nd, <b>1928</b> an event took place that would forever change <b>Django</b>‘s life. At 1 o’clock in the morning, the <b>18-year-old</b></b> …

The 20 best music documentaries

<b>Some may tell you otherwise, but for us, it's never just about the music. It's about the process: the blood, sweat and (most likely) beers that went</b> …