Classic rockers from Aerosmith and Ted Nugent reconnect after three decades to jam on vintage-inspired gear with modern accoutrements.

Derek St. Holmes (Ted Nugent) and Brad Whitford (Aerosmith) carve out some time during pre-tour rehearsals at Nashville’s SIR to talk reissued Les Paul gems, British tube-amp goodness, and the minimalist stomp stations that fuel their tried-and-true blues rock.

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Beginner

  • Understand the inherent challenges in rhythm guitar playing.
  • Develop new strumming patterns.
  • Cultivate practice strategies to keep yourself motivated.
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Last updated on May 12, 2022

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