Tonetech from Manchester Evening News UK''s Bill Quinn and luthier Dan MacPherson are launching Tonetech, the first online destination for those looking to build their own guitar. The website

Tonetech Guitar

Tonetech

from Manchester Evening News


UK''s Bill Quinn and luthier Dan MacPherson are launching Tonetech, the first online destination for those looking to build their own guitar. The website serves as an online shopping center for guitar makers, supplying special timbers and other necessary products.

Click here to visit Tonetech''s website.
Grasshopper

Nude Guitarist Grasshopper

from InsideBayArea.com


A San Francisco man was dismissed of misdemeanor charges for allegedly playing his guitar on top of his van -- while naked. According to the article, 38-year-old Grasshopper Alec Kaplan ran for mayor of San Francisco last year, receiving less than 1 percent of the vote.

Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird

from YouTube


Here''s a guy who can make you rethink your approach to performing. Andrew Bird utilizes live loops and a variety of instruments in unconventional ways to create unique soundscapes. Check out this YouTube clip of Bird performing on Letterman. Also, here''s an interview he did with A.V. Club that allows you to get into his head a bit.
John 5 on How He Gets Old-School Tones from His Metal-Friendly Tele | The Big 5

Plus, find out which guitar hero the Rob Zombie sideman “begs and pleads” with you to listen to.

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Intermediate

Beginner

  • Develop a better sense of subdivisions.
  • Understand how to play "over the bar line."
  • Learn to target chord tones in a 12-bar blues.
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Playing in the pocket is the most important thing in music. Just think about how we talk about great music: It's "grooving" or "swinging" or "rocking." Nobody ever says, "I really enjoyed their use of inverted suspended triads," or "their application of large-interval pentatonic sequences was fascinating." So, whether you're playing live or recording, time is everyone's responsibility, and you must develop your ability to play in the pocket.

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