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Articles by John Bohlinger

What Does the Horn Hand Mean?

July 20, 2010
Looking into the meaning of the ubiquitous "horn hand," an icon of rock ''n'' roll.
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JBovier EMC Electric Mandolin Review

June 16, 2010
JBovier offers a solution for those playing mandolin in a band
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The Unbreakable Rule

June 16, 2010
John fights through the pain to adhere to the unbreakable rule: the show must go on.
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I Can’t Die—I’m Booked!

May 18, 2010
Does playing into your 80s and 90s keep you alive longer?
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The Nashville Number System Demystified

April 15, 2010
The Nashville Number System is used by nearly every working musician in Nashville. Learn it!
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Is the Album Extinct?

March 11, 2010
Is the popularity of music downloads making finding hidden gems in an album a thing of the past?
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The Cult of Tone

March 11, 2010
How Vanity, Iconography, and Chance Dictate Six-String Spirituality
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Stealing Our Music Bit by Bit

February 11, 2010
How modern digital music formats are literally removing content from our songs
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Faith, an Eel and the Sneaky Bastard

January 14, 2010
Faith Hill falls victim to a prank on tour.
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Saved By Headhunters

December 17, 2009
An opening act saves the day when John runs into trouble headlining a festival.
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Ultimate Ears 4 Pro Series Custom Monitors Review

December 17, 2009
Ultimate Ears 4 Pro Series offers the perfect solution for professionals looking for high-quality in-ear monitors
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Copping Kid Rock

September 18, 2009
John Bohlinger''s last minute gig results in an all-night recording session to nail a Kid Rock song
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The Bass-ics

August 19, 2009
Want to succeed at bass? Be ok with playing simple.
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The Art of the Dumb Guitar

July 22, 2009
Ever wonder why TV music always seems to consist of simple riffs rather than complicated, intricate melodies? John Bohlinger clues us in to the reasons why.
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Just Wood and Wire

June 17, 2009
Simplifying your gigs by going acoustic
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A Race to the Bottom

May 20, 2009
At an outdoor bluegrass jam in Indiana I saw a woman in her late eighties, a friend of my wife, playing an honest-to-God, prewar Martin D45. I asked her if
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Legends & Lyrics

April 21, 2009
Working with legendary songwriter, Lamont Dozier and Justin Hayward
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Witnessing Evolution

March 18, 2009
A look at how the internet has changed distribution for guitarists and other artists
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