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Blues

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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CD Review: Los Lonely Boys - "Keep on Giving: Acoustic Live!"

October 20, 2010
Los Lonely Boys deliver a different flavor of their "Texican" music
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CD Review: Devon Allman's Honeytribe - "Space Age Blues"

October 20, 2010
Gregg Allman''s son carves a path all his own
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Wheels Within Wheels

October 20, 2010
Learning comping from B-3 and electric piano
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CD Review: Buddy Guy - "Living Proof"

October 20, 2010
Buddy guy is in classic form in his latest blues album.
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Interview: Eric Gales - Alive and Relentless

October 5, 2010
A candid discussion of the guitarist''s continuing journey to redemption, including playing in a prison band and the development of his signature Two Rock amp.
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CD Review: Eric Clapton - "Clapton"

September 21, 2010
Clapton''s latest is packed with both the expected and unexpected
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Rig Rundown - John Mayer

September 9, 2010
Rebecca Dirks is On Location at Tinley Park, IL, where she goes onstage and checks out John Mayer's current live setup with the help of legendary guitar tech Rene Martinez (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Prince, Mick Jones).

In this segment, Rene walks us through John's amps (Dumble Steel Stringer, Two-Rock John Mayer Signature, and Fender Bassman), his cabinets (Alessandro 2x12s with Celestions), his effects (including Eventide TimeFactor, a Boss GE-7 Equalizer, an Ibanez TS-10 Tube Screamer Classic, a Roger Linn AdrenaLinn III Beat-Synced Filter Effects Processor, a Korg Toneworks G4 Rotary Speaker Simulator, a Klon Centaur Professional Overdrive, a small Analog Man Comprossor, an original Marshall Bluesbreaker, a Keeley Electronics Katana Clean Boost, a MXR M-108 10-band EQ, a Roger Linn AdrenaLinn Groove Filter FX-Amp Modeling-Drum Box Processor, a Roger Linn AdrenaLinn II Beat-Synched Filter Effects Processor, a Way Huge Aqua Puss Analog Delay, and an additional Eventide TimeFactor), which is anchored by a custom Bob Bradshaw switching system and controller. Rene even shows off some of Mayer's 40 guitars he currently has on tour.
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12-Bar Blues: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

April 15, 2010
Familiarize yourself with the 12-bar blues and it''ll show up in all different styles
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