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Good Times, Odd Times: A Guide to Unusual Note Groupings, Mar. '18 Ex. 6

While Annie Clark was named the 26th greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone in 2023, she couldn’t care less about impressing an athletic stamp on either her sound or her image.

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On her eighth studio release, the electroacoustic art-rock guitarist and producer animates an extension of the strange and singular voice she’s been honing since her debut in 2007.

“Did you grow up Unitarian?” Annie Clark asks me. We’re sitting in a control room at Electric Lady Studios in New York’s West Village, and I’ve just explained my personal belief system to her, to see if Clark, aka St. Vincent, might relate and return the favor. After all, does she not possess a kind of sainthood worth inquiring about?

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Bill Wyman's first album in 9 years, Drive My Car is out August 9.

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Caitlin will show you the step-by-step process of connecting all five CAGED Shapes to create a “blueprint” for any key. Once this blueprint is formed, we can then outline any scale in that key.

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