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May 2011

Cutting Through The Mix: Duane and Sandy

April 19, 2011
A story of love and compromise in the life of a musician
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Tracking The Steel-String Guitar's Evolution, Pt. 2

April 19, 2011
We began looking at the origins of steel-string guitars in February. This month, we continue by comparing nylon and steel-string instruments.
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Going The Distance: Using Both Close and Room Mics

April 19, 2011
The ideal mic''ing situation in many cases is to gain the control and isolation of a close-mic’d tone along with the depth, richness, and roomy natural vibe of a sound source mic’d at a bit of a distance.
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Duff McKagan: Appetite For Construction

April 19, 2011
Former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan talks about cleaning up, going to business school, taking over guitar and singing chores with his band Loaded—his longest-running band ever— and what it was like to record their sneering, hook-laden new album "The Taking" with producer Terry Date.
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1964 Fender Bassman Head and Cabinet

April 19, 2011
A late blonde-era Fender Bassman and cabinet, which were famously used by the likes of Pete Townshend, George Harrison, and of course, Brian Setzer.
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Guild G-1000 — The First Acoustic Guitar Amp?

April 19, 2011
A solid-state acoustic amp, with built-in cushion!
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Tone-Sculpting Backline Gear

April 19, 2011
Like it or not, it is up to you to know how to get the most out of any guitar or amp you come across. The two most common brands of amps I find on stages full of backline gear are Fenders and Mesa/Boogies. Lets begin with some tips on settings for these amps.
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Shred Your Enthusiasm: I Meant To Do That

April 19, 2011
Crafting solos by playing well-selected notes on purpose because you like the way they sound, not just because they happen to fall in a convenient spot where your fingers were going anyway.
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Inside Jazz: Linear Transformations

April 19, 2011
There are two distinctly different ways to expand the chord form—our skeletal melody—into linear improvisations.
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Rhythm & Grooves: Crazy Quartal Comping

April 19, 2011
In this lesson, we’ll map out three-note forms on the lower string sets and then test-drive larger four- and five-note quartal voicings.
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