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The G Drone ‘Upstate Rag’ Lick in Open G

April 8th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

This is a unique, one-of-a-kind lick that really takes the banjo-like sound and raises it to a special level. I created this lick back in 1969 for my song “Upstate Rag,” which I originally played with my band Steel. We also performed the song in 1970 at the first anniversary of the Woodstock Festival, which [...]

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Best Coast Bring Southern California to Hell’s Kitchen

July 18th, 2012 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> At first it seemed like an unfortunate union: Best Coast, the placid and reverb-soaked surf-pop duo that represent laid-back Los Angeles incarnate, headlining one of the most severe, astringent venues in New York. Yet playing the 3,000-capacity Terminal 5 hall in the Hell’s Kitchen area of Manhattan – a mammoth cube [...]

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Types of Guitars

May 7th, 2011 · Comments Off · Guitar Tuning

Guitars are the most common instruments played by many music lovers of all ages. Even kids can easily learn to play the guitar. Choosing the right guitar is very easy. There are…

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Helpful Hints to Buy a Guitar to Help You Save Your Day

March 14th, 2011 · Comments Off · Guitar Tuning

We all have seen cool movies where the main character has busted out his guitar and either saved the day with some cool guitar tunes – and you thought how cool would it be if I…

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The Tri-Tone Theory Applied to "Pedal Steel" Bends

February 25th, 2011 · No Comments · Guitar

This is a very cool and rather difficult position to get used to, as I’m really starting to push the limits of “pedal-steel” licks here for you! It involves the “tri-tone” theory, wherein the seventh and third, become the third and seventh from the I to the IV chord, but more importantly, it’s a very [...]

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Guitar – Tuning Methods Made Easy

February 17th, 2011 · Comments Off · Guitar Tuning

The easiest way to tune your guitar is by relative tuning. Relative tuning is comparing the sound and pitch of adjacent strings. The string with the higher pitch is tuned to…

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A Brief History of Alvarez Guitars

January 7th, 2011 · Comments Off · Guitar Styles

Alvarez is a premier acoustic guitar manufacturer that specializes in high quality instruments. Alvarez started building high quality acoustic guitars in 1965. As evidenced by…

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A Brief History of Alvarez Guitars

January 6th, 2011 · Comments Off · Guitar Styles

Alvarez is a premier acoustic guitar manufacturer that specializes in high quality instruments. Alvarez started building high quality acoustic guitars in 1965. As evidenced by…

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Guitar Playing Styles – Which One Is For You?

January 4th, 2011 · Comments Off · Guitar Styles

Some guitarists can perform all of the many different styles of guitar playing whilst others just concentrate on their favorites and leave it at that. The majority of styles…

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Guitar Playing Styles – Which One Is For You?

January 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off · Guitar Styles

Some guitarists can perform all of the many different styles of guitar playing whilst others just concentrate on their favorites and leave it at that. The majority of styles…

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