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Articles by John Bohlinger

Playing for the People

June 8, 2012
Think about the music that completely turns you on.
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Know How, Know When

May 11, 2012
I was in L.A. last week working on a project with philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen at his private studio.
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10 Tips for Summer Gigging

April 6, 2012
Because life on the road can be like walking a thin tightrope, Premier Guitar offers up some tried-and- true guidelines for the working musician.
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Tales From A B-Bender Freak

March 9, 2012
Left: A Forrest Lee Jr. T-style guitar equipped with a B-string bender. Right: The Lee bender mechanism. The B-Bender guitar became my white whale after Albert Lee introduced me
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Unoriginal? Join the Illustrious Club

February 10, 2012
Although these songs were fresh, hooky, and inventive, their titles were—like 75 percent of all music—derivative.
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Why You Should Record An Album

January 10, 2012
Here’s the story of the CD I cut a few months ago—and the happy results.
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Making $ome Dough Re Me with Your Mu$ic

December 20, 2011
By and large, intellectual property earns nothing for the originator, yet it is responsible for more fortunes than anything else.
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Riders Revealed

November 15, 2011
You can tell a lot about artists by what they ask for (or demand) in their dressing room.
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Players Play

October 18, 2011
I’ve found that the truly great musicians play music every chance they get.
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More Instruments = More Gigs

September 20, 2011
Musical opportunities grow exponentially with every instrument one plays, so I’ve picked up a few over the years.
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