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The Encyclopedia Of Alternate Guitar Tunings

Joni Mitchell, Keith Richards, Robert Johnson, Ani DiFranco, and Bob Dylan. What do they have in common? For one, they've experimented with alternate …

Guitar

Where to eat local seafood on Georgia's coast

Photograph by Gregory Miller<p>Seafood described as fresh and local at restaurants on the Georgia coast isn’t always so, despite close proximity to …

The Nintendo Switch helps plug the gaps of my garbage, meaningless life

Upon its initial PC release, Hollow Knight was a game I was aware of, but only in the vaguest sense.<p>Hollow Knight is a gorgeously made indie game that takes cues from such classics as Dark Souls and Super Metroid. It takes those cues and updates them, adds its own unique aesthetic, its own quirks, …

This Nintendo Switch adapter addresses one of our biggest annoyances

Last November, Nintendo “fixed” what is perhaps the one glaring deficit on its most adaptable console to date: lack of support for any headphones that don’t use a 3.5 millimeter jack. Unfortunately, the fix was a messy one, requiring USB-based wireless headphones, or a nasty mess of adapters.<p>To say …

Headphones

These Seven Essential Capo Concepts Will Spice Up Your Fretwork

The word <i>capo</i> is short for <i>capotasto</i>, which means <i>principal fret</i> in Italian.<p>A capo is used to shorten the vibrating length of a guitar’s strings. When …

Can’t write sheet music? This app will do it for you

While the proliferation of the smartphone has given all musicians – professional and aspiring – easy access to a recording device, there’s no …

At a Virginia-Highland dive bar, Metalsome karaoke turns everyone into a headbanger

The 10 iron-clad rules of 10 High’s live-band sing-along sessons<p>Photograph by Matt Miller<p>You don’t need to be a professional singer to grab the …

The Ultimate Chord Challenge: Can You Play These Progressions?

Darrell Braun recently presented a video where he demonstrated 10 of his hardest-to-play chord voicings, all of which stretch over four or five …

Four Ways to Practice Drop 2 Chords Through the Cycle of 4ths

Learning to play dominant 7th chords and Drop 2 chord voicings is essential in the development of any jazz guitarist.<p>While both of these concepts are …

Ear Training Will Make You a Better Guitarist and Musician

Bill EvansJune 23, 2018<p><b>From the August 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY ADAM PERLMUTTER</b><p>Years ago, I observed a group of graduate students in their …

Tips on Building Your Pedalboard

So, you’ve got the chops, you’ve figured out the scales, you even have the gear to back up your skills. But if you’re going to hit the road, play the …

40 Ways to Play a 'C' Chord

0<p>SHARES<p>“What would Jimi do?" It's a question I've asked myself countless times over the last four decades, particularly when faced with creating …

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 …

Where to Drink Tea in Atlanta

The 10 best spots for tea, scones, and finger sandwiches in Atlanta<p>Atlanta might be a strong coffee town, but there’s room in those cups for tea, too. Whether seeking a prim and proper afternoon tea with cucumber sandwiches, macarons, and Champagne (fascinator optional) or something a bit more …

This Is the Chillest, Easiest Way to Poach an Egg

Somehow, in the last few weeks, I have become someone who wakes up at 6:30 a.m. I did not choose this path—I would always rather be sleeping, …

The Nintendo Switch has been blown wide open by an unfixable hack

Thanks to an exploit at the core of Nintendo Switch's hardware, hackers are now running Gamecube games and more.<p>The Nintendo Switch has been hacked. …

Gear Gods Editor Launches New Guitar Lesson Series - "The Only Guitar Scale System You'll Ever Need"

Trey Xavier, editor-in-chief of our sister site Gear Gods was a professional guitar instructor for ten years. During that time, he developed a system …

Guitar

See Jerry Cantrell, Ann Wilson Cover "Black Hole Sun" in Tribute to Chris Cornell

Alice in Chains and Heart members united for poignant rendition of Soundgarden hit at Rock Hall of Fame

Watch Layne Staley's Final Performance With Alice In Chains in 1996

Singer would never take stage again following Kansas City gig

Google Home can now control your Bluetooth speakers

The Google Home will now let you listen to music on your own Bluetooth speakers -- no Chromecast streamer required.<p>Starting Wednesday, you can pair your Google Home with a Bluetooth speaker of your choice using the Google Home app. Make that speaker your default for music playback, and the next …

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

Kurt Vonnegut’s Rules for Writers

How To Apply Them to Non-Fiction Writing<p>“My reason for writing is unfortunately in line with Hitler’s and Stalin’s: I think writers should serve …

Acoustic Guitar Strumming Patterns

<i>This is an abridged and shorter version of a lengthier article that can be found on Guitarchalk.com.</i><p>The acoustic and electric guitar handle …

Guitar

This Week’s Must-Attend Food Pop-Ups in Atlanta

March 19 - March 25<p><b>Okonomiyaki at Octane Westside</b><br>OK YAKI is popping up at Octane Westside on Wednesday, March 21 and 28 serving up okonomiyaki and yakisoba in addition to pork belly pancakes and stir fried noodles with shrimp. Octane’s full bar will be available for beer and cocktails. Dinner runs …

44 Of The Best Catholic Books Released In 2017

It can be difficult to find a book that encourages you, motivates you, and inspires you in your Catholic faith....The post 44 Of The Best Catholic …

Sometimes I just get so weighed down by life. Discouraged. Depressed. I know it's wrong, but I often wonder if life is worth living.

<b>Q: Sometimes I just get so weighed down by life. Discouraged. Depressed. I know it’s wrong, but I often wonder if life is worth living.</b><p>A: The only …

Dave Barry’s Year in Review: Russia Mania, covfefe and the Category 5 weirdness of 2017

Looking back on 2017 is like waking up after a party where you made some poor decisions, such as drinking tequila squeezed from the underpants of a person you do not really know. (At least you hope it was tequila.)<p>The next day finds you lying naked in a dumpster in a different state, smeared from …