Magnatone Giveawya

August Issue

Articles by Gayla Drake

How to Teach Guitar on Skype

January 26, 2012
8 tips on making video-chat guitar lessons as painless as possible.
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New Year’s Resolutions for the Acoustic Guitarist

December 28, 2011
Handy, pre-fab resolutions you can use at will.
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Fishman Loudbox Artist Acoustic Amp Review

December 7, 2011
The Loudbox artist has more power and a few extra features that make it remarkably versatile.
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Get Yer Irish On

November 30, 2011
The huge difference between the way a guitar player needs to support Irish fiddle tunes versus American fiddle tunes.
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Album Review: Carolyn Wonderland - "Peace Meal"

November 15, 2011
Wonderland’s chops are strongly melodic, and she doesn’t get bogged down in riff-based noodling; it’s some of the most musical playing I’ve heard in a long time, and some of the hottest, too.
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Knock ‘Em Dead: 4 Steps to Mesmerizing Your Audience

November 2, 2011
Have you ever been at a concert where the performer has the entire room mesmerized?
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Shadow NanoFlex-6 Pickup System Review

October 18, 2011
Shadow’s new Nanoflex-6 pickup system takes a very practical approach to the concept of hexaphonic pickups, which effectively consist of a pickup for each string.
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Interview: Johnny Hiland - Chicken Pickin’s Champion

October 10, 2011
Johnny Highland talks about early influences, his emotional connection to the guitar, and bringing chicken pickin’ to the masses with his latest album, "All Fired Up."
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The Magic of Open Mic Night

October 5, 2011
Open mics are supposed to be fun, a chance for people who don''t play professionally to play their music for their friends and families.
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Yamaha A-Series A3M Acoustic Guitar Review

September 20, 2011
The A3M cutaway dreadnought reviewed here features solid tonewoods and an S.R.T (Studio Response Technology) microphone-modeling preamp, making this a guitar for serious gigging players, but at a price that won’t leave you destitute.
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