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February 2010

ARTICLES

"City Blue," An Original Fingerstyle Arrangement

January 28, 2010
Learn how to use implied harmony, syncopations, chord voicings, chord textures, tritones and more in your arrangements, plus a full, original arrangement from Bill Piburn.
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To Boldly Go...(Where No Guitar Has Gone Before)

January 14, 2010
Looking beyond the more common alternative materials to see what the future might hold.
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The Psychology of Tone

January 14, 2010
Is there a true holy-grail of tone out there, or is it all in our heads?
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So, What Would Kevin Do (Part 2)

January 14, 2010
Kevin discusses his outlook on purchasing as bass player
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The Blender Stratocaster

January 14, 2010
How to set up your Strat so that you can blend all of the pickups using just the volume knob
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Quidley 22 Amp Review

January 14, 2010
The Quidley 22 packs a lot of features in a low-wattage amp.
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Get To Know Your Bass Amp, Part 2

January 14, 2010
More steps to become acquainted with your bass amp: improving your cables, balancing your levels, and backing off the EQ.
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Manic Compression?

January 14, 2010
A review of compression
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Partial-Capo Roundup

January 14, 2010
Fixed, adjustable and “special” partial capos—which one suits your needs?
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Look Ma, I’m at MSG!

January 14, 2010
Jared Scharff plays Madison Square Garden - here''s what it was like.
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Gibson ES-350 Tenor Guitar #A-5824

January 14, 2010
Gibson''s ES350 Tenor Guitar was built for transitioning banjo players to guitar
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Jazz Endings: Common Ways to Come to a Conclusion

January 14, 2010
Five jazz endings: Count Basie, Ellington, #IV, bVI-bVII-I and i-bII-i
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Dean Guitars Buddy Blaze ML Electric Guitar Review

January 14, 2010
Dean recreates the Buddy Blaze-altered ML Dimebag Darrell made famous.
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The Match Game: Fun With Upper Structure Triads

January 14, 2010
Triads that are contained in 7th chords, with or without extensions or tension added.
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Displaced Accents and Polyrhythms

January 14, 2010
Greg Howe shares a method to help in improvisation
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