Guitars Not Guns from WLOX-TV Guitars Not Guns is a national program designed to curb youth violence by giving free guitar lessons to students grades K-8. Volunteers use donated

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Guitars Not Guns

from WLOX-TV


Guitars Not Guns is a national program designed to curb youth violence by giving free guitar lessons to students grades K-8. Volunteers use donated guitars to teach kids who otherwise could not afford guitars or guitar lessons. To learn more about the program, visit the Guitars Not Guns website.

Young UK Guitar Maker

from Harrogate Advertiser


Up-and-coming guitar maker Jim Fleeting has been getting a lot of media attention since building the UK''s first Extended Range Bass. The 24-year-old was recently shortlisted by the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust, which aims to help the careers of his country''s most accomplished craftsmen and women. If chosen, he will study acoustics in California. Keep your eyes out for this one in the future.
Califone

Califone,"Hand"

from YouTube


You may only know them as Wilco''s opening band, but Chicago/Los Angeles-based Califone has been picking up a lot of momentum in the past five years. The band''s sound spans a few genres, but you will enjoy them if you''re a fan of folk. The featured video is a live cut of the band performing one of their bluesier songs in an empty bathroom. You gotta love discovering a venue with incredible acoustics! Click here to see another video.
Guitar-shaped snow sculpture

Quick Pic: Snow Guitar

from Camera on the Road


Snow men are soooo yesterday.
Rig Rundown: Adam Shoenfeld

Whether in the studio or on his solo gigs, the Nashville session-guitar star holds a lotta cards, with guitars and amps for everything he’s dealt.

Adam Shoenfeld has helped shape the tone of modern country guitar. How? Well, the Nashville-based session star, producer, and frontman has played on hundreds of albums and 45 No. 1 country hits, starting with Jason Aldean’s “Hicktown,” since 2005. Plus, he’s found time for several bands of his own as well as the first studio album under his own name, All the Birds Sing, which drops January 28.

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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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