Robert Coleman Interview from Macon.com Here''s an interview with Robert Coleman on the eve of a big gig for Coleman''s band at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Coleman

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Robert Coleman Interview

from Macon.com


Here''s an interview with Robert Coleman on the eve of a big gig for Coleman''s band at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Coleman played guitar for James Brown and Percy Sledge.
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Gig Review: Tom Morello and Friends

from the Chicago Tribune


A Chicago Trib critic slags Tom Morello and friends for an all-star performance meant to raise awareness for several causes. 
 
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Do-It-Yourself Acoustic Guitar Girl

from NPR


Marie Digby entered the pop culture conversation by posting campy YouTube clips of hersef playing guitar and singing. This, after failing to make her mark the old-fashioned way -- being signed to a label. Here''s an NPR interview with Digby -- she talks about her rise to fame and her music.

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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