Magnatone Giveawya

August Issue

Beginner

Secrets of a Classical Cat: The Four Right-Hand Commandments

September 5, 2012
Develop speed, sound, and nuance in your fingerstyle playing by exploring the “secrets” of classical guitar technique—beginning with a great right-hand setup.
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Beyond Blues: Beck's Blues - The Early Years

September 5, 2012
Understand the fundamental elements of Jeff Beck’s style.
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: Aristocratic Arpeggios

September 5, 2012
Balance hammer-ons and pulloffs with picked notes to create a smooth sound.
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Acoustic Adventures: Open for Business

August 10, 2012
No longer relegated to beginner-level melodies or open-position chords, open strings can add sonic spice to your solos and make them come alive.
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Fretboard Workshop: Developing Vocabulary - Concepts and Motifs

August 10, 2012
Every guitarist should know the importance of a large vocabulary. You want to emote—you want to “speak” through your guitar in any given situation.
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Blues Basics: Saying More With Less

July 3, 2012
You can make a huge impact when soloing—for both the audience and yourself—when you break down the solo and use fewer notes.
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Digging Deeper: The Diving-Board Effect

May 11, 2012
Learn how to relieve tension in both your picking and fretting hands.
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: For Those About to Rock

February 10, 2012
How to keep your ears in good condition and also how to deal with any hearing loss you may already have.
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: Buonasera Roccaforzata

January 13, 2012
I want you to learn the songs I learned for my Italian clinic tour.
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Video Lesson - The Rumble Seat: A Fretless Bass Manifesto by Juan Alderete

November 21, 2011
PG columnist Juan Alderete (The Mars Volta, Racer-X, Big Sir) talks about the basics and philosophy of approaching the fretless bass in his December 2011 print magazine column, which can be read in its entirety online and for free here.
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