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New Jimi Hendrix Documentary Focuses on Historic Atlanta Pop Concert

August 4th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s July 4th, 1970 performance at the Atlanta Pop Festival will be the subject of a new documentary and live album Chris Walter/Getty The Jimi Hendrix Experience‘s July 4th, 1970 performance at the Atlanta Pop Festival will be the subject of a new documentary and live album. Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church, a [...]

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Elvis Presley Named ‘Music Icon’ With Postal Service ‘Forever’ Stamp

June 3rd, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Elvis Presley will be the sixth “Music Icon” honored with a Postal Service “Forever” stamp. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Elvis Presley will be honored with a “Forever Stamp” as the sixth official inductee into the Postal Service’s “Music Icon Series,” joining legends Lydia Mendoza, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin in the elite group. Graceland, [...]

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Jimi Hendrix Park to Open Next Year

December 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> A new park celebrating the life and music of Jimi Hendrix is set to open in the guitarist’s hometown of Seattle, Washington in 2012 to commemorate what would have been his 70th birthday. Jimi Hendrix Park, which will be located in the city’s Central District, was revealed last week at a [...]

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Funky Blues: Rhythm Guitar Styles of Albert Collins, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and Others

January 12th, 2011 · No Comments · Guitar

On first blush, funk music, when compared to jazzy and soul blues, appears to share few characteristics with their common ancestor—the blues. Rhythmically, this could not be truer as funk, “invented” in the early 1960s by James Brown and his prime guitarist, Jimmy Nolen, shifted the emphasis to the “1” from the “2” and “4” [...]

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The Secrets to Guitar Greatness

January 10th, 2011 · Comments Off · Guitar Styles

When someone talks about Guitar Greatness, what do they really mean? Do they mean the ability to play any song instantly after hearing it, having incredible technique or being a…

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The I Chong: Meditations From The Joint

January 9th, 2011 · No Comments · Guitar

There is a first time for everything. In 2003 Tommy Chong, one half of the comedy duo Cheech Chong, was sent to jail because his son’s company Chong Glass shipped glass water-pipes, also known as bongs, across state lines. To publicly tout the success of their Operation Pipe Dreams sting, government prosecutors sought to make [...]

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The Secrets to Guitar Greatness

January 8th, 2011 · Comments Off · Guitar Styles

When someone talks about Guitar Greatness, what do they really mean? Do they mean the ability to play any song instantly after hearing it, having incredible technique or being a…

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Vinyl Sales Increase Despite Industry Slump

January 7th, 2011 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> Though overall album sales dropped 13 percent in 2010, sales of vinyl increased by 14 percent over the previous year, with around 2.8 million units sold. This is a new record for vinyl sales since 1991, when the format had all but disappeared in the wake of the CD boom, according [...]

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Steinar Gregertsen: Standing Next to a Mountain

January 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Guitar

There’s an original song on Steinar Gregertsen’s first CD, Southern Moon Northern Lights, called “Will the Wind Ever Remember,” which could easily be considered a tribute to the late, great Jimi Hendrix. Steinar obviously has a great love of Hendrix’s style – not only as a guitarist but also as an arranger and a producer. [...]

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Internet Guitar Lessons And How They Can Help

December 26th, 2010 · Comments Off · Guitar Lessons

Internet guitar lessons are one of the most helpful things a budding guitarist could wish for. Not only will you find guitar teachers of varying standard but you will also find…

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