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The Fractured Sound of the Whole Tone Scale

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Scales are strange beasts. History shows us that the practicing of scales consists of playing the same notes in the same order while a ruler-armed teacher barks “Faster! FASTER!” at us all the while assuring ourselves that the study of scales builds character, and one day it will all be worth it Continue reading

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Introducing The Pedal Board

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whether you want to discuss Seymour Duncan pedals or any other brand, you’re invited to join us in The Pedal Board, the newest section of our official forum. Continue reading

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A Guide To Playing In The Cold

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It is always cold somewhere. Well, unless it’s spring or fall, but it can still be cold. As they say, the show must go on. But how are we supposed to rock (or pretend to) if we are freezing our … Continue reading

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Baby Got Backline: You’ll Get What You Get (and like it)!

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Backline can refer to a number of things, but essentially is the personal gear (amps and drums) provided by the club or festival organizer. Continue reading

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Playing What You DON’T Know

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Advancing as a guitar player is never seen as a slow and steady climb. It is more like a series of steps with pretty long spaces in between. While it might seem like you don’t get better for weeks or months at a time, one breakthrough can lead to months of inspiration. Continue reading

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When ‘The One That Got Away’ Meets ‘New Guitar Day’

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We just wanted to share something really cool that happened on our Facebook page the other day. It all started when we posted this image for Valentine’s Day, featuring an already-hard-to-find Epiphone Limited Edition Slash Rosso Corsa Les Paul Standard with Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Slash signature humbuckers. Continue reading

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Some Hero Worship: Brian May

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I doubt there’s a guitarist in this world who doesn’t owe Brian May a debt of gratitude in one form of another. Continue reading

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What To Expect At An Open Jam

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Here is what to expect (and how to act) when you show up in an unfamiliar place, playing unfamiliar songs with musicians you have (likely) never met. Continue reading

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Theory Basics: What is I-IV-V anyway?

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Do you have a favorite song that uses the I-IV-V progression? What chord progressions have you been working on? Continue reading

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2014: A Year in Review

2014 was a year filled with ups and downs, triumph and tragedy. It seemed busier than normal as far as years go. It was a whirlwind in every sense of the word: socially, musically and in the entertainment world. Continue reading

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