PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he catches up with producer/engineer Andy Johns and guitarist Frank Infante. You may not know Andy Johns by name, but you probably have some of his work in your music collection. He's a prolific producer/engineer/mixer who has worked with such legendary acts like Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin's II, III, and IV), the Rolling Stones (Exile on Main St, Goats Head Soup, It's Only Rock 'n' Roll), Van Halen (For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge), and even produced Eric Johnson's new disc Up Close. Johns talks about working with guitarists, earning co-production credits for his 21st birthday from sir Eric Clapton, and what it takes to get good guitar tone. Guitarist Frank Infante has worked with Blondie and has just finished recording on the newest New York Dolls effort due out later in 2011. Infante talks about finding your tone, his favorite amps, and some of his signature signal chains from this days in Blondie.



PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he catches up with producer/engineer Andy Johns and guitarist Frank Infante.

You may not know Andy Johns by name, but you probably have some of his work in your music collection. He's a prolific producer/engineer/mixer who has worked with such legendary acts like Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin's II, III, and IV), the Rolling Stones (Exile on Main St, Goats Head Soup, It's Only Rock 'n' Roll), Van Halen (For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge), and even produced Eric Johnson's new disc Up Close. Johns talks about working with guitarists, earning co-production credits for his 21st birthday from sir Eric Clapton, and what it takes to get good guitar tone.

Guitarist Frank Infante has worked with Blondie and has just finished recording on the newest New York Dolls effort due out later in 2011. Infante talks about finding your tone, his favorite amps, and some of his signature signal chains from this days in Blondie.
Rig Rundown: Adam Shoenfeld

Whether in the studio or on solo gigs, the Nashville session-guitar star holds a lotta cards, with guitars and amps for everything he’s dealt.

Adam Shoenfeld has helped shape the tone of modern country guitar. How? Well, the Nashville-based session star, producer, and frontman has played on hundreds of albums and 45 No. 1 country hits, starting with Jason Aldean’s “Hicktown,” since 2005. Plus, he’s found time for several bands of his own as well as the first studio album under his own name, All the Birds Sing, which drops January 28.

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Diatonic sequences are powerful tools. Here’s how to use them wisely.

Advanced

Beginner

• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
• Learn to combine legato and picking to create long phrases.
• Develop a smooth attack—even at high speeds.

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Knowing how to function in different keys is crucial to improvising in any context. One path to fretboard mastery is learning how to move through positions across the neck. Even something as simple as a three-note-per-string major scale can offer loads of options when it’s time to step up and rip. I’m going to outline seven technical sequences, each one focusing on a position of a diatonic major scale. This should provide a fun workout for the fingers and hopefully inspire a few licks of your own.
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