Lessons and Gear for GUITAR Geeks and fanatics

By Gary Shilladay | I love playing and learning about the guitar!! Look inside this magazine for tricks on playing the guitar, information about tools and tips on tone and technique. Also, see my own website and podcast: "tunein-toneup.com". Please comment, like and follow.

Still at Large: 6 Famous Stolen Guitars that have Yet to be Recovered

"My guitar is gone" are four words that no guitarist should ever have to say. Outside of death or injury, there’s no bigger bummer for a musician …

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Mad Hatter Guitar Products Introduces the Earth Board

New pedalboard consists of a lightweight aluminum frame supporting isolated steel rails and “Pedal Plates” that attach to any effects …

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How Well Do You Know Your Scales?

Here you have an E Lydian scale pattern which you can use along with the open low (or high) E string as a drone to really practice hearing the scale …

Learn One-Handed Harmonics

Mike Dawes teaches a technique for fretting and plucking a harmonic note — all with the right hand.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>In this clip, which you can check out …

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Video Lesson: Building Solos Around Chord Shapes

Bill EvansJanuary 17, 2018<p><b>From the March 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY JEFFREY PEPPER RODGERS</b><p>Chord shapes are great tools for expanding the …

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Is Rhythmic Tapping Okay in a Band Setting?

Q: When I play the bass (let’s say on a 4/4 beat), I often tap the strings on the exact beat that the snare drum makes (on the 2 and 4), and I can’t …

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13 essential acoustic blues albums

Robert Johnson - The Centennial Collection<p><b>Some of the most viscerally powerful recordings ever made are acoustic blues. But finding where to place</b> …

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Nels Cline’s Musical Life in Five Riffs

0<p>SHARES<p>Nels Cline follows two distinct tracks in his guitar playing, alternating the avant-jazz arc he explores solo along with the …

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This Entrepreneur Invented a Device to Teach Millennials How to Play Guitar--and It's Awesome

Fret Zealot is geared toward those looking to brush up on their skills, and it might be a winner.<p>So you've had that guitar sitting in the corner or stuffed into the back of a closet for years, and you've never bothered to learn how to actually play it. This entrepreneur might have created the …

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Roadie 2 Automatic Guitar Tuner

Some two or three years ago, we met the guitar hero that saves you from the painful manual guitar tuning, the Roadie. It’s a motorized peg turner …

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NAMM 2018: Get delay, distortion and reverb effects direct from your acoustic guitar with the Pulse

<b>NAMM 2018</b><b>: Acoustic innovation seems to be in the air this year, and newcomer Tonik Sound has served up an intriguing new offering with the Pulse,</b> …

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Easy guitar theory: minor 7th chords

<b>Previously we looked at</b> <b>constructing major 7th chords</b> <b>using notes from the major scale. This time, it’s the turn of minor 7th chords.</b><p>You’d be forgiven …

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The self-contained Fusion electric guitar lets you truly rock out

As a hard-core rocker and roller I find that my gear has to be ready to rock and/or roll at a moment’s notice. There is no telling when I’ll have to lay out a face-melter during jury duty or blast out some Stairway while giving plasma at the local blood bank, and I often note to friends that I …

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The Power of Simplicity in Songwriting

Songwriter Marty Dodson discusses the power of simplicity in a great song.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>"I can't make you love me if you don't<br>You can't make your heart feel …

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Stuart Clayton: Bass Lick of the Week #6 – Slow Fingerstyle Groove

Here’s another entry in <b>Stuart Clayton</b>’s excellent “Bass Lick of the Week” series.<p>“This exercise is a slow fingerstyle groove that’s played quite …

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Dimebag Darrell's "Trademark" Pick-Squealing Lesson

While Dimebag Darrell was touring Japan with Damageplan, he took time out during the band's Tokyo stop to shoot an impromptu lesson …

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Video Lesson: How to Play Like Son House

Bill EvansJanuary 16, 2018<p><b>From the March 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY PETE MADSEN</b><p>Eddie James “Son” House (1902–1988) played and sang the blues …

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Tone Tips: Echo and the Dirty Amp

<b>There was a time when running a delay into the front of a dirty amp was the only real option, and players like Joe Walsh used it to great effect.</b> …

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SRV - Collins Shuffle - Fitzgeralds 8.22.80, 3:17

<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>…

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The Welshman who's just been named the best new guitarist in the world

He's the unknown musician who first picked up a guitar as a teenager and has gone on to play on stage alongside his idol in front of thousands of …

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Watch Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Neal Schon and Phil Collen Jam on Stevie Wonder's "Superstition"

Schon was a special guest at the 2018 G3 Tour—featuring Satriani, Petrucci and Collen—show at the Fox Theater in Oakland, California.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>Last …

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Why You're NOT Able To Use A Looper Pedal... [Lessons]

<b>The Guide To</b>: If a guitarists' feel for timing isn't all that great, the pedal won't lie to you, it's going to relate back EXACTLY what you put into …

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Dhani Harrison’s Big Score

What does a Beatle’s son do after composing for movies and TV, performing and recording with rock ’n’ roll royalty, and honoring his father George …

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This Is How Music Can Change Your Brain

There’s little doubt that learning to play a musical instrument is great for developing brains.<p>Science has shown that when children learn to play …

Flute

Jimmy Page tells the story of “Kashmir”

Open Culture:<p>One of the most original and distinctive songs Led Zeppelin ever recorded was the exotic, eight-and-a-half minute “Kashmir,” from the …

Jimmy Page

Andy Griffith's Mayberry: Americana Lost and Found

When most people think back to the ’60s, some things that might come to mind could be the social, cultural, and political changes; exploration of …

Chicago Blues

Derek Trucks: The Trap Guitarists Fall Into Way More Than Other Musicians [News]

<b>Music News</b>: "The stuff that's going to last is the really honest, pure, humble sounds."

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Three Pentatonic Exercises Every Guitarist Should Know

Three pentatonic exercises that are designed to increase your speed, accuracy and creativity.<p>4<p>SHARES<p>Pentatonics are the basis for most of every …

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Three Easy Jazz Songs for Guitarists Who Don’t Play Jazz

0<p>SHARES<p><b>PHOTO: Pexels.com</b><p>A few weeks back, Darrell Braun presented a video in which he demonstrates 24 easy jazz chords.<p>He’s back with the second …

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