DIY Acoustic Pickup from Instructables While we''re not sure how this will ultimately sound (the website simply describes the sound as "one of a kind"), it''s fairly inexpensive to

DIY Acoustic Pickup

from Instructables


While we''re not sure how this will ultimately sound (the website simply describes the sound as "one of a kind"), it''s fairly inexpensive to do and the instructions are thorough, so we could see ourselves spending an afternoon with the project.

Jimmy Page Les Paul Custom Available

from Guitar Center


The recreation of Jimmy Page''s long lost Black Beauty guitar comes from Gibson''s custom shop with full VOS treatment. Though the Gibson Custom Shop website has few details yet, pics and specs can be found at the retailers Guitar Center and Private Reserve. Even if you don''t have the $6000, the pictures are worth a look!

The Upside to Guitar Hero?

from Yahoo


Though the game has been met with a near-universal disdain from guitarists (and near-universal love from gamers), some neutral sources are finding that it might actually be good for the music industry. This local news station talks with some people who think it is helping sell guitars as well.

Hank Garland Video

from The Aristocrats Blog


Here''s a gem: some old footage of the late, great Hank Garland and Eddy Arnold. Eddy jokes that he''s testing Hank with a line on guitar, who responds by playing a faster, more complex version of the lick. Eddy''s response? "Oh no, man, you go too crazy with it." Priceless.

On Black Midi's Cavalcade, Geordie Greep’s fretwork is an example of the 6-string as a capable component as much as a solo instrument, never completely stealing the show.

Popular music and mainstream tastes may be more fractured than ever, but the guitar continues to thrive.

As we soft launch into the new year, I’m not waiting for the requisite guitar obituary in the news. It’s not going to happen again anytime soon. Why? Because as far as the mainstream media is concerned, our beloved instrument is not only dead, it's irrelevant to the point of not even being an afterthought. When the New York Times published their most recent albums of the year list, there was barely a guitar-based recording to be found. Still, there is not only hope, but also cause for jubilation.

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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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