August

Blues

Beyond Blues: How to Use Guide Tones

December 26, 2015
Not all notes are created equal. With a few well-placed targets, your solos can stand out.
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Beyond Blues: 10 Ways to Resolve Your Tension

October 31, 2015
What’s tension without resolution? Once you can hear the target note, then the rest falls into place.
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Beyond Blues: Scott Henderson

August 22, 2015
Escape the tyranny of vanilla blues scales with some tricks from one of jazz-fusion’s most influential players.
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Beyond Blues: "Chicken" Blues

July 3, 2013
Investigate the 16-measure form found in "The Chicken" and learn to successfully navigate through the changes.
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Interview: Ronnie Earl - Blues Shaman

June 12, 2013
It’s all about spirit for the Broadcasters’ leader—from channeling mentors such as John Coltrane and Hubert Sumlin, to battling inner demons, to releasing good vibes from the stage to his audience.
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Rig Rundown - Joe Bonamassa (2013)

June 5, 2013

Premier Guitar's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Rockford, IL, where she catches up with Joe Bonamassa's tech Mike Hickey who details Bonamassa's current solo rig.


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Beyond Blues: How to Use the Super Locrian Scale

June 5, 2013
Get deep inside the Super Locrian scale and learn how to add ear-twisting tension to your blues lines.
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Kick Out the Jams: Pumped Up Licks

May 13, 2013
Joe Robinson shows you 5 essential licks that demonstrate everything from fiery SRV-inspired blues-rock soloing to quirky, angular phrases.
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Interview: Bex Marshall - Need & Greed

May 11, 2013
Soulful and sultry blues songwriter Bex Marshall discusses making "House of Mercy," the evolution of her playing, and her deep love of resonator guitars.
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Interview: Eric Gales & Doug Pinnick - Gospel Grooves & Abnormal Blues

May 11, 2013
Eric Gales, King’s X bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick, and former Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen hole-up in the studio for two weeks and emerge with an album full of blazing blues-prog.
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Album Review: Bart Walker - "Waiting on Daylight"

May 11, 2013
Bart Walker Waiting on Daylight Ruf Records If fat slide tones are your thing—like the sounds Duane Allman gave us in At Fillmore East—you’ll dig Bart Walker’s sophomore solo album.
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Alfred Releases "Learn to Play Blues Guitar" Book and DVD

May 9, 2013
Learning to play the blues has never been easier with the release of Alfred’s Learn to Play the Blues Guitar by Steve Trovato and Terry Carter.
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Beyond Blues: Altered-Scale Secrets

May 6, 2013
Unlock the secrets of implying altered sounds over dominant 7th chords using the Super Locrian scale.
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Interview: Joe Satriani - Gravitational Melodies

April 23, 2013
Satriani recruits a new band and goes back to his roots with the eminently hummable “Unstoppable Momentum.”
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Album Review: Cassie Taylor - "Out of My Mind"

April 15, 2013
Packed with soulful singing and blazing 6-string, Taylor’s new Out of My Mind is a mesmerizing, nuanced, and imaginatively arranged collection of blues-inflected originals.
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Interview: Robben Ford - One Guitar, One Pickup, One Album

April 15, 2013
Robben Ford challenges himself to simplify his rig and his melodic approach on his soulful new album, Bringing It Back Home.
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20 Best Moments of Crossroads 2013

April 15, 2013
Highlights from both nights of Crossroads, with videos
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GALLERY: Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013

April 14, 2013
Highlights from Friday and Saturday night at Crossroads. Photos by Kevin Mazur/WireImage
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Beyond Blues: 12 Keys, Five Shapes, and the Blues

April 2, 2013
Understand how to visualize chord shapes all over the neck and learn how five simple arpeggio shapes can unlock 12 keys.
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Interview: Orianthi - Finding Freedom

March 20, 2013
Orianthi dishes about the natural vibe of her new album, getting nervous in front of Santana, and her favorite bassist
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