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Articles by John Bohlinger

Last Call: The Road Less Traveled

October 16, 2013
Overanalyzing can harm your music—and your happiness.
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Last Call: Someday You'll Regret That Relic Job

September 24, 2013
Ponder the difference between a guitar that’s had a relic job and one that’s been worn by decades of making music.
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Last Call: Save Us from a Vanilla World

August 13, 2013
In his latest column, John Bohlinger encourages the U.S. to give the arts a break so Americans can continue to make the world so damn hip.
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30,000 Days

July 16, 2013
If you want to live like there’s no tomorrow, the only sensible course is to make the most of a career in music.
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8 Unwritten Laws of Being a Good Bandmate

June 21, 2013
See how many you're breaking, and add your own.
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Rock ’n’ Roll Is a Contact Sport

June 7, 2013
Adrenaline, anger, excess, stupidity, and the inherent danger lurking around pits, stairs, and stages make for thousands of rock-related injuries every year.
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In Defense of Karaoke

May 11, 2013
Karaoke is undeniably ridiculous, yet strangely engaging once you embrace your inner geek. Here are a few tips for those of you brave enough to be idiotic.
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“Hey Jude” Revisited

April 15, 2013
I experienced something in this track that made the song brand new to me. I heard Paul McCartney drop the F-bomb mid-song.
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Hitting the Note (Can Musicians Read Minds?)

March 11, 2013
For musicians, sensing what other players will do is not uncommon—mysterious, ESP-ish surprises occur often during a good jam.
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What's the Rush?

February 4, 2013
Has anyone tracked more mind-blowing, finger-crippling solos than Brent Mason? Photo by Ariel Ellis Just before Thanksgiving, I lead the band for The Scotty McCreery and Friends Christmas Special
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