Magnatone Giveawya

August Issue

Blues

Interview: Rory Block - When a Woman Gets the Blues

April 4, 2011
Rory Block chats with Premier Guitar about her blues education, beloved Martins, and her compositional process.
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CD Review: Joe Bonamassa - "Dust Bowl"

March 15, 2011
Joe Bonamassa Dust Bowl J&R Adventures Joe Bonamassa has appropriated a genre of music born from slavery and black blues musicians, and mutated it to big-screen proportions. Dust Bowl is
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Hot Tuna: 50+ Years of Flavor Freshness

March 15, 2011
Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen—one of rock’s most enduring and legendary guitar-and-bass duos—chat with Premier Guitar about beer bellies vs. rosewood guitar backs, active preamps vs. passive bass electronics, and Hot Tuna’s first studio album in 20 years.
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Deep Blues: Modal Blues

February 25, 2011
How to utilize the modes of the major scale to enhance your soloing.
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CD Review: G. Love - "Fixin to Die"

February 23, 2011
G. Love''s latest effort handpicks blues-derived, sincere snippets from Love’s expansive catalog and fleshes them out into a cohesive country-blues package of solid songwriting and even stronger musicianship.
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Beyond Blues: Triads Over Minor Blues

February 15, 2011
Tomo Fujita''s debut column will help you break out of the old minor-pentatonic shapes.
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Interview: Luther Dickinson - Keys to the Kingdom

February 9, 2011
North Mississippi Allstars and Black Crowes guitarist Luther Dickinson discusses writing and recording the newly-released Keys to the Kingdom, his newfound volume knob tricks, the gear he uses with both groups, and how Ry Cooder helped him break through as a songwriter.
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Interview: Lance Lopez - Salvation From Sundown

February 3, 2011
Texas blues-rocker Lance Lopez gets back to his straight-blues roots after facing his demons
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CD Review: Joanne Shaw Taylor - "Diamonds in the Dirt"

December 21, 2010
With her second album, Diamonds in the Dirt, Taylor brings a new authority to her playing, songwriting, and smoky vocals.
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Deep Blues: Bending - Essential Techniques for Blues Soloing

November 4, 2010
Work on developing your ears and muscles to execute accurate bends for a vocal style of playing
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