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Tuning Up

Premier Guitar Editor-in-Chief Shawn Hammond imparts his unique perspective on what it means to be a guitar player in his monthly Tuning Up blog.

ARTICLES

Tuning Up: B.B. King’s Adventures in Kicking Nervousness’ Ass

February 10, 2015
Even if you hate the blues, the Mississippi legend’s stage-fright-fighting advice is pretty much the best ever.
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Tuning Up: 2 + 2 = 5 (or “The Formula to Avoid Being Formulaic”)

January 5, 2015
PG’s chief editor theorizes a wacky equation that puts a happy face on Orwell’s math.
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Tuning Up: Nip It in the Bud (No Excuses and No Regrets)

December 8, 2014
Our aspirations so often die a long, slow death by procrastination, perfectionism, and/or self-delusion. Here's what we can do about it.
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Tuning Up: It’s Okay to Get in the Magic Van

November 10, 2014
How do you know when you’re rehashing the past rather than recapturing its essence?
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Tuning Up: The Most Underused Effect in Your Arsenal?

October 13, 2014
Next time you find yourself lusting after yet another piece of gear, try this experiment.
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Tuning Up: Doing It Wrong Feels So Right

September 15, 2014
Why challenging conventional guitar wisdom is our last true frontier.
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Tuning Up: Jedi Solace for the Tortured Artist?

August 4, 2014
George Lucas brain scans and interviews with legendary novelists and Nobel-winning scientists are proving creativity junkies really do suffer for their art.
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Tuning Up: Funk Sh*! Up

July 10, 2014
Sick of playing predictably? Take a few tips from the booty-shakin’ masters.
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Tuning Up: 4 “Horrible” Guitarists You Should Shut-Up and Learn From

June 3, 2014
Are you an insufferable music snob? Here’s why you should tear up your “good guitarist” checklist and broaden your listening horizons.
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Tuning Up: Is Sustain Killing Cool Guitar?

April 30, 2014
Screaming holy-grail rigs are making guitar less supernatural, not more.
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