November 2020

Artists

Rig Rundown Best Ofs - Wall of Amps

Rig Rundown Best-Ofs: Walls of Amps

July 17, 2020
Deafened is as deafened does—from Sleep’s Matt Pike to EJ, Bonamassa, the Edge and more.
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Nir Felder

Nir Felder on How to Structure Your Practice Time

July 17, 2020
Nir details how he approaches his practice sessions and provides tips we can all use for fostering creative growth on guitar. He also reveals why he's played the same Fender Strat for more than two decades.
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Wolfgang Muthspiel: The Man with Two Brains

July 16, 2020
Using custom guitars, loops, and carefully chosen effects, the Austrian 6-stringer blends jazz and classical mindsets to define the elegant, retro-nuevo sound of his new ECM album, Angular Blues.
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Rig Rundown: Butch Walker

July 15, 2020
The big-hit producer (Taylor Swift, Green Day, Weezer) and guitarist opens his RubyRed Productions to catalog his custom creations from the West and Far East. Plus, he reveals how Keith Urban forever changed his guitar-playing world.
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Andy Wood Announces the Woodshed Guitar Experience

July 15, 2020
A three-day retreat that will feature Joe Bonamassa, Andy Timmons, Brent Mason, Mark Lettieri, Greg Koch, and more.
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Sean Hurley

Wong Notes Episode 7: Sean Hurley

July 15, 2020
The first-call session bassist (John Mayer, Morissey, Lana Del Rey) discusses gig prep, gear essentials, and how confidence improves tone.
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Nir Felder

The Jazz Musician's Guide to Touring With a Pop Artist

July 15, 2020
In this episode of Chasing Frets, Nir Felder explains what a jazz player can bring to other genres and offers advice to jazz musicians hoping to make the leap into rock concert halls and arenas.
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Hooked: Emily Wolfe on the Eagles' "Life in the Fast Lane"

July 14, 2020
The badass Austin rocker retells how a Hotel California backdrop and washing the family car steered her to guitardom.
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Nir Felder

Nir Felder's Improvised Fingerings

July 13, 2020
Nir describes his non-traditional approach to soloing over changes and how he works out phrases on the neck with in-depth playing examples to help you break free from standard fretboard dogma.
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Chasing Frets

Will Bernard and the Soul of New Orleans

July 10, 2020
He remembers his conversations with the late Dr. John and discusses his frequent collaborations with drummer Stanton Moore, today’s leading torchbearer for traditional New Orleans rhythm.
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The Woodshed Chronicles

July 9, 2020
Songwriter/guitarist Lauren Strange, PG editors, and our reader of the month share the guitar projects they’ve embarked on during the pandemic.
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Early James’ Soul Food Serenade

July 9, 2020
The songwriter and fingerstylist crafts his haunting, psychedelic debut album with wildly varied influences and a stellar lineup of legendary Nashville session players led by Dan Auerbach.
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Rig Rundown: Sharptooth’s Lance Donati and Keith Higgins

July 8, 2020
The savage hardcore duo's rig seems deceptively simple ... until you see the trio of secret weapons zip-tied to the back of their Bogners.
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Chasing Frets

Will Bernard: The Art of the Trio

July 8, 2020
Will Bernard has played in every format from big band to solo. Hear his thoughts on the unique challenges and pleasures of the trio format.
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Wong Notes

Wong Notes Episode 6: Yvette Young of Covet

July 8, 2020
Listen in as a bona fide math-rock superstar goes deep on altered tunings and shares secrets on how she covers all the bases in her trio.
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Hooked: Duane Betts on the Smashing Pumpkins' "Cherub Rock"

July 7, 2020
While he proudly honors his rich guitar DNA with the Southern-fried Allman Betts Band, DB remembers the comfort that rushed over him while playing the Siamese Dream slasher.
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David Gilmour

Listen to David Gilmour's New Track, "Yes, I Have Ghosts"

July 6, 2020
Gilmour's first new track in five years was inspired by Polly Samson’s new novel, A Theatre for Dreamers.
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Deap Lips: Enchanting Dragons of Madness

July 6, 2020
Deap Vally joined forces with the Flaming Lips to create an epic musical adventure presented in sonic technicolor. Guitarists Lindsey Troy and Steven Drozd take us inside.
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Will Bernard

Will Bernard on Music Reading

July 6, 2020
How important are music-reading skills? And are they essential for your musical process? In this episode, Will reflects on a common dilemma for advancing guitarists.
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Chasing Frets

Bryan Sutton on Building Bluegrass Chops

July 3, 2020
In this episode of Chasing Frets, the award-winning guitarist reveals his secrets for developing speed, tone, and clarity on an acoustic, and poses the question "What are we doing to get in our own way?"
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