Gary Hoey, Greg Koch and Jeff Kollman will be demonstrating the American Special guitars and G-DEC 3 amps at music stores in 23 states this spring.

Scottsdale, AZ (March 25, 2010) -- Fender announces several electric guitar clinician tours—featuring Gary Hoey, Greg Koch, and Jeff Kollman—designed to educate, entertain and inspire guitarists throughout the United States.

The tours, which cover 23 states, begin on Tue., March 30 and run through Thu., May 20. Each clinician will introduce and demonstrate the new Fender American Special guitar series and the new Fender G-DEC 3 guitar amplifiers.


Greg Koch, Gary Hoey and Jeff Kollman

Wazoo Music Group recording artist and Fender clinician Gary Hoey, Fender University professor, Favored Nations recording artist and instruction book/DVD guru Greg Koch, and Fender clinician and Marmaduke Records recording artist Jeff Kollman, will explain how to get better tone onstage and in the studio. They’ll also offer technique-improving exercises, perform songs from their extensive catalog, and answer questions from guests.

For more information and a list of dates and locations:
fender.com/promos/2010/clinictour/

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We’re almost finished with the aging process on our project guitar. Let’s work on the fretboard, nut, and truss rod cover, and prepare the headstock for the last hurrah.

Hello and welcome back to Mod Garage. This month we’ll continue with our relic’ing project, taking a closer look at the front side of the neck and treating the fretboard and the headstock. We’ll work on the front side of the headstock in the next part, but first we must prepare it.

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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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