Giveaways January 2015

January 15

Shawn Persinger

Shawn Persinger, a.k.a. Prester John, has performed and taught guitar on five continents, in 36 countries, and hundreds of cities. His music has been described as a myriad of delightful musical paradoxes: complex but catchy; virtuosic yet affable; smart and whimsical. Readers and critics are hailing his latest book, The 50 Greatest Guitar Books, as a monumental achievement in music education. For more information, visit greatestguitarbooks.com.

ARTICLES

Digging Deeper: A Whole-Tone Primer

October 4, 2014
An ambiguous scale that has more applications than you might think.
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Electric Etudes: Jerry Garcia

August 9, 2014
Few guitarists could expand, develop, and improvise melodies like Uncle Jerry.
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Digging Deeper: African Guitar 101

June 14, 2014
Discover the subtle secrets of Africa’s most virtuosic guitarists.
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Rhythm Rules: Gypsy Jazz Primer

April 26, 2014
Decode some of Django’s musical mojo by exploring the basics of his rhythm guitar style.
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Acoustic Adventures: Leo Kottke's Invisible Thumb

March 15, 2014
Discover the secrets of fingerstyle master Leo Kottke.
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Digging Deeper: Inside the Harmonic Minor Scale

February 1, 2014
From Yngwie to Primus, artists in nearly every genre have dabbled with the mysterious and sometimes dissonant sound of the harmonic minor scale.
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Jazz Boot Camp: The Evolution of the “Rhythm” Changes

November 9, 2013
Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm” has served as a harmonic foundation for tunes by everyone from Charlie Parker to Coldplay.
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Digging Deeper: How Many Chords Are There?

September 21, 2013
Put 35 different chords to work for you in interesting and unusual ways.
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