December 2020

Artists

Mary Halvorson

How Do You Learn to Play Like Yourself?

November 18, 2020
For Mary Halvorson, it’s all about embracing the “mistakes” and connecting with the sound inside your head.
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Vince Gill

Vince Gill: “Authenticity Is Really Important to Me”

November 18, 2020
He was the temporary steward of one of Hendrix's Strats, nearly joined Dire Straits, and now plays alongside Joe Walsh in Eagles. Why is Vince still the coolest cat in Nashville?
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Paramount Home Entertainment Announces Joe Bonamassa Documentary

November 17, 2020
Guitar Man chronicles the three-decade career of the best-selling bluesman and arrives on Video-On-Demand and for Digital platforms on December 8, 2020.
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Dweezil Zappa

Presenting Runnin' with the Dweezil, the Most In-Depth Van Halen Podcast Ever

November 17, 2020
Guests including Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Nuno Bettencourt, Paul Gilbert, Billy Corgan, Mark Tremonti, Jennifer Batten, George Lynch, and A Different Kind of Truth Producer John Shanks will discuss the historical impact of Edward Van Halen with host Dweezil Zappa.
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Tash Sultana Hooked

Hooked: Tash Sultana's on John Mayer's "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room"

November 17, 2020
The Aussie looping marvel celebrates the Continuum hit that sparked a switch from Teles to Strats.
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Mary Halvorson

How Free Is Free?

November 16, 2020
Mary Halvorson recounts how she arrived at her own mix of structure and spontaneity. And yes—free playing is something you can practice.
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Lukather

Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams Announce Solo Albums and Toto Pay-Per-View Concert

November 13, 2020
Both albums will be released on February 26, 2021 in preparation for Toto's 2021 tour.
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Kim Perlak

Your Favorite Player Should Be You

November 13, 2020
Berklee's Dr. Kim Perlak poses the question "Are you comfortable with who you are on the guitar?"
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Kurt Rosenwinkel and the Power of 3

November 12, 2020
The jazz guitarist flexes his muscles with Angels Around, a return to his beloved trio format that draws on inspirations from Monk to Bowie, while exploring digital tone shaping and prepping his debut rock album.
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Last Call: Evolution

November 12, 2020
Much like birds, we are constantly developing our own musical voices.
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Rig Rundown: Spirit Adrift

November 11, 2020
Nate Garrett's mystical brand of metal mixes morose modulation with nods to EVH and James Hetfield.
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Kim Perlak

The Parameters of Sound

November 11, 2020
Dr. Kim Perlak outlines the tools every guitarist needs to develop their tone and it has nothing to do with gear.
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Steve Jordan

Steve Jordan’s Ground Rules for Greatness

November 11, 2020
The legendary producer and master groovesmith talks about his career in jazz and pop, and what it takes to be a truly accomplished player.
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Nels Cline Hooked

Hooked: Nels Cline on the Yardbirds' "Over Under Sideways Down"

November 10, 2020
The Wilco wizard gets nostalgic adopting the personas of British Invasion faves, including Jeff Beck's gooey drone in G.
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Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters to Debut New Album at Roxy Livestream Concert

November 10, 2020
A portion of proceeds from Foo Fighters’ Roxy streaming show will go to Sweet Relief.
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Kim Perlak

Are You Ready for Music School?

November 9, 2020
Berklee’s Dr. Kim Perlak tells you how to become a better student of guitar, and why fundamentals are forever.
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Larkin Poe

Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves

November 6, 2020
Why Larkin Poe took control of their sound and recorded their latest album in isolation—twice.
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Rig Rundown: Djunah

November 4, 2020
Tap-dancing, noise-rocking Donna Diane conjures lightning and thunder by layering her Kurt Ballou-designed Craftsman guitar over a Moog Minitaur bass synth.
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Larkin Poe

What Makes a Good Cover?

November 4, 2020
Larkin Poe describe how (and why) they cover cherished songs from their childhood.
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