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Rig Rundown: Chicano Batman's Carlos Arévalo

July 22, 2020
Primo Jags and ace Ernie Ball axes help the funkateer channel Eddie Hazel grooves through a prism of Tropicália rhythms.
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Rolling Stones

Jimmy Page Featured in Unearthed Rolling Stones Track from 1974

July 22, 2020
The track was recorded in October of 1974 and will be included on the band's reissue of their famed Goats Head Soup album.
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Gretchen Menn

Gretchen Menn’s Tribute to Jimmy Page

July 22, 2020
She plays the Jimmy Page role in Zepparella, one of today’s leading tribute bands. Listen to how she recounts her deep dive into a single player’s style and how it expanded her vocabulary.
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Wong Notes

Wong Notes Episode 8: The Bacon Brothers

July 22, 2020
The dynamic duo of folk-rock jams chimes in about their latest album, 'The Way We Love,' copping the hippest loops from Logic, and how their creative partnership has flourished.
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Hooked: Cage the Elephant's Nick Bockrath on Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love"

July 21, 2020
The guitarist for the double Grammy winners remembers the moment he discovered "the secret society" of lead guitar.
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Guitar Cloud

Jennifer Batten Unveils the Guitar Cloud Symposium

July 20, 2020
Nili Brosh, Vicki Genfan, and Gretchen Menn join Batten in this four-day online symposium.
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Gretchen Menn on Fingerstyle Playing (and Other Classical Techniques)

July 20, 2020
Classical training is evident in all her playing, even when she’s shredding on electric. In this episode of Chasing Frets, Gretchen discusses how her years of nylon-string playing inform her style.
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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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Woodshed

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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