Magnatone Giveawya

August Issue

Rock

Album Review: Sonny Landreth - "Elemental Journey"

June 8, 2012
Landreth ventures into new territory with "Elemental Journey," an all-instrumental affair with 11 Landreth originals.
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Album Review: Grace Potter & the Nocturnals - "The Lion The Beast The Beat"

June 8, 2012
A full range of foot-stompers, piercing hooks, and driving melody
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Diary of A So-Called Shredder: The Dance Party U.S.A. Challenge

May 30, 2012
Terry Syrek works out your transcription skills with an original tune. Are you up for the challenge?
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Album Review: Michael Landau - "Organic Instrumentals"

May 11, 2012
Aided by an ace band, he has crafted the most satisfying all-guitar album I’ve heard since Jeff Beck’s "Blow by Blow" and "Wired."
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Album Review: Neil Young - "Americana"

May 11, 2012
On "Americana," Young frees himself from the constraints of original material, focusing instead on the textures and raw, adrenal possibilities of his greatest band, Crazy Horse, and a fistful of American folk standards.
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Diary of a So-Called Shredder: The Dreaded GIFO Disease

May 2, 2012
Do you suffer from GIFO? Read this lesson to find out! You''ll also find exercises to help develop alternate picking and sync your left and right hands.
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Album Review: Jack White - Blunderbuss

April 25, 2012
Jack White''s first solo album mixes in flavors of his previous projects with a helping of Nashville twang.
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Album Review: The Cult - "Choice of Weapon"

April 6, 2012
Choice of Weapon will likely have Cult devotees—and newbies alike—in disbelief that it’s been almost 30 years since the band broke onto the scene.
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The Shredder’s Guide to the Double Upstroke

March 20, 2012
Unlock the secrets of the double upstroke and how to impress girls at Disney World.
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Album Review: Bruce Springsteen - "Wrecking Ball"

March 5, 2012
Grittier-than-normal vocals and gut-punching lyrics are paired with a sonic palette that, not surprisingly, draws from multiple corners of the American songbook.
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