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The 11 best compressor pedals for guitar

<b>A compressor pedal can often make the difference between a good guitar tone and a great one.</b><p>Compressors balance out your guitar signal, attenuating …

10 Things You Gotta Do To Play Like Pete Townshend

<b>Nervous as he may have been back in 1967, Pete Townshend</b> certainly had little reason to feel, as he confided to Eric Clapton, that both he and …

Guitar

4 easy guitar exercises to help you master musical modes

<b>Figure A</b> shows two possible fingerings for G Dorian (G A Bb C D E F G). The first is a box-type pattern, while the second takes a …

30-day guitar challenge, day 8: Learn blues and classic-rock lead guitar basics

<i>The 30-day guitar challenge culminates on</i> <i>World Guitar Day 2018</i><i>, a massive 24-hour online celebration of the guitar on 29 September.</i><p><b>30-day guitar</b> …

Electric Guitar

Master 4 essential slow blues guitar solo licks

<b>The slow blues jam inspires a mixture of joy, dread and cynical rolling of the eyes among us guitarists.</b><p>Often these situations involve a minimal, …

Electric Guitar

Open Tunings: Unlock Your Potential with Three Alternatives to Standard

Guitarists often become complacent after they learn plain-old open and barre chords.<p>If you find yourself in this very rut, open tunings can be a …

Electric Guitar

Learn Jimi Hendrix's "Skipping the Root" Chord Trick

Awhile back, the gang over at Texas Blues Alley released a lesson video covering a neat chord trick.<p>In the video, Texas Blues Alley's Anthony …

Top ten facts about Buddhism

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction<p><i>Very Short Introductions</i> (VSI) series combines a small format with authoritative analysis and big ideas for …

Fentanyl overdoses are leading a surge of deaths in the US opioid crisis

72,000<p>Fentanyl has proven to be a major killer in the US opioid crisis, with the CDC estimating nearly 73,000 people died in 2017 via drug overdose.<p>Published August 15, 2018 | Photo by AP Photo//Cliff Owen<p>72,000<p>The numbers are rather grim, indicating a 10% increase in US drug overdoses over the …

Fentanyl

How to Never Run Out of Licks Again

Learning other people's licks is great, not to mention essential, as pretty much everyone reading this sentence can attest.<p>But, according to guitar …

The Ultimate Chops Builder: 51 Exercises to Give You Killer Technique

An awestruck concertgoer approaches a virtuoso performer after a show and, after making the usual congratulatory remarks, says, I’d give anything to …

Guitar basics: funk rhythm guitar

<b>Improve your rhythm skills whatever style of music you’re into as we take a look at some funk essentials...</b><p><b>“Why do I need to learn funk guitar?”</b><p>Funk …

Electric Guitar

Martin Guitar History: Once Upon A Time In America

<b>“You know, Martin is a company America should be really proud of. They never compromised, they’ve never done less than their best, they’ve</b> …

Guitar

Five Easy Shred Licks Inspired by Eddie Van Halen

If you’re looking for some easy shred licks, you’ve come to the right place. Robert Baker has uploaded a lesson in which he demonstrates five …

Sound Matters: A History Of Legendary Recording Studios

When <b>The Beatles</b> were photographed in August 1969, striding over a <b>zebra crossing</b> in St John’s Wood, London, for the cover shot of <b>their album Abbey …

Universal Music

10 Hidden URLs To Help You Rule The Web

Photo: David Nield, Gizmodo<p>You’re probably used to bookmarking your favourite sites for easy access, but the web goes much deeper than the top …

Easy Arpeggios Every Guitarist Should Know

Darrell Braun, one of our favorite-ish YouTube bloggers, usually compares different makes and models of guitars in his videos. Once in a while he …

Two Chord Songs That Were Big Hits

The simplest hits from the 50s, 60s, and 70s<p>Although rock grew up pretty quickly, getting more and more complicated in the process, its formative …

Fentanyl has taken over America's drug market. Where is it coming from?

The pre-war co-op on New York’s Upper West Side, across the street from Central Park, was the fictional home of “Seinfeld” character Elaine Benes.<p>In …

Digging Deeper: Steve Lukather’s Fantastic Chromatics

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Learn how to add chromatic passing notes to your phrases.<br>• Decode Lukather’s unique bending …

A Guide to Acoustic Amps

Choosing the right amplifier for your acoustic guitar can be a challenging proposition, especially since so many of them offer a forest of controls, …

How to Buy an Amp: A Guide for the First-Time Buyer

When shopping for an amp, don’t take home the first one you plug into. Sure, that amp may feel really good to play, and you may love how it screams, …

If You’re Not Doing This With Your Guitars, You’re Behind Everyone Else

Guitar production is key to a great rock or metal mix, and there are certain elements of tracking and mixing that have become commonplace in modern …

Guitar Essentials: Learn Five Classic Delta Blues Turnarounds

The blues is a relatively young form of music, but the turnaround has been with us for quite some time. The concept of ending a chorus on the V chord …

22 Hidden Gems in Los Angeles That Made Me Fall Back in Love With It

When I ask you to close your eyes and imagine Los Angeles, what comes to mind? Palm trees, movie stars, and wide open spaces? That radiant California …

Los Angeles

How to Master the Pentatonic Scale on the Entire Fretboard

Guitar instructor Paul Davids—the man behind GW favorites "Are We All Tuning Our Guitars Wrong?" and "Is This the Mother of All Finger Exercises?," …

Guitar

Watch This 8-Year-Old Girl Crush Led Zeppelin's 'Good Times Bad Times'

Eight-year-old Yoyoka Soma's favorite drummer is John Bonham, so for her entry into the 2018 Hit Like A Girl drum contest, she covered Bonham's part on Led Zeppelin's "Good Times Bad Times."<p>The video, which features Soma playing along to the 1969 hit, earned her a spot in the international …

Little Big Town (Band)

Ginger Baker’s Son: ‘My Dad Has Been Dead to Me for a Long Time’

As anyone who’s seen the excellent 2012 documentary <i>Beware of Mr. Baker</i> knows, the wildman Cream drummer isn’t the easiest person to get along with. …