Metallica Best Buy Fiesta from Best Buy Remember when new albums had those photo spread inserts and maybe a free poster to look forward to? Here''s how it works

Metallica Best Buy Fiesta

from Best Buy


Remember when new albums had those photo spread inserts and maybe a free poster to look forward to? Here''s how it works today, at least as Metallica rolls - get Death Magnetic at Best Buy and you''ll get 11 bonus Guitar Hero III tracks. The times they are a changin''.

Oh, and if you want to rock a plastic guitar for JC, there''s now a Christian version of Guitar Hero.

Fender Custom Shop Harley Strats

from cmarket.com


The Fender Custom Shop has created three Harley Davidson-themed Strats that are on the auction block to raise money for MDA.

Tele Museum Exhibit

from the Fullerton Museum


If you haven''t already, Tele fans will want to head to Fullerton, CA, for a killer exhibit on the Telecaster at the Fullerton Museum. The exhibit, "Solid Design: Leo Fender''s Telecaster," opened earlier this year in the musuem''s Leo Fender gallery. It tracks the guitar''s history and features many a famous Tele on display.
Rig Rundown: Adam Shoenfeld

Whether in the studio or on 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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