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Martin Guitar D-28

t can't be easy tinkering with a stone-solid legend. But Martin Guitar's new D-28 2017 tweaks the D-28 form with impressive results. The wider 1 3/4" nut width and performance taper neck are significant deviations from tradition, but the guitar feels fantastic and plays beautifully with all the punch you'd expect from a Martin Dread. This model will exist alongside the standard D-28, so purists need not fear. But this newest iteration is looking like a winner in every way. Look for a street price around $2,599

There’s way more than blues-rock fodder buried in the crevices of the most overused scale in music.

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Intermediate

  • Explain how chords are generated from scales.
  • Create unusual harmonies, chord progressions, bass lines, and melodies using the blues scale.
  • Demonstrate how music theory and musical intuition can coalesce to create unique sounds from traditional materials.
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Last updated on May 21, 2022

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