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Country

Twang 101: Western Swing Rhythm

November 22, 2011
Learn some common Western swing progressions and turnarounds to help you dive into this sub-genre of country and jazz.
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CD Review: Kenny Vaughan - "V"

October 18, 2011
The sound of Bakersfield honky tonk—with its punchy Telecaster twang, strong backbeat, and stripped-down instrumentation—permeates V, Kenny Vaughan’s debut solo album.
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Interview: Johnny Hiland - Chicken Pickin’s Champion

October 10, 2011
Johnny Highland talks about early influences, his emotional connection to the guitar, and bringing chicken pickin’ to the masses with his latest album, "All Fired Up."
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CD Review: Vince Gill - "Guitar Slinger"

September 20, 2011
Guitar Slinger is not a self-indulgent guitar-nut record, which will make sense to long-time fans drawn to Gill’s reserved style.
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CD Review: David Bromberg - "Use Me"

August 16, 2011
For his latest release, "Use Me," the 66-year-old-string wizard gathered a few friends in studios around the country to help him celebrate his return to guitar and concertizing.
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Rig Rundown - Keith Urban, Pt. 2: Amps and Effects

July 12, 2011
Jason Shadrick is On Location at the Mark in Moline, Ilinois. Guitar tech Chris Miller shows Jason a few of the amps and effects that Keith Urban uses on the Get Closer World Tour. Be sure to check out part 1 where Chris shows Jason around Keith Urban's ever changing array of guitars!
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Rig Rundown - Keith Urban Pt. 1: Guitars

July 12, 2011
Jason Shadrick is On Location at the Mark in Moline, Ilinois. Guitar tech Chris Miller shows Jason a few of the guitars that Keith Urban uses on the Get Closer World Tour. Be sure to check out part 2 where Chris shows Jason around Keith Urban's ever changing array of amps and effects!
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CD Review: Levon Helm - "Ramble at the Ryman"

June 14, 2011
There are few American institutions with as deep a connection to roots music as the Ryman, and it serves as the perfect setting for Helm’s melting pot of blues, soul, and country.
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CD Review: Johnny Cash - "Bootleg, Volume 2: From Memphis to Hollywood"

February 15, 2011
Bootleg, Volume 2: From Memphis to Hollywood takes you back to the ’50s and ’60s, when Cash lived in the studio.
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Hybrid Picking: Examples and Exercises for Attacking the Strings With a Combo of Pick and Fingers

January 17, 2011
Hybrid picking incorporates the pick along with one or more right hand fingers, resulting in a hybrid of pickstyle and fingerstyle.
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