Our second Official Reader Gallery has been announced!

Marion, IA (May 4, 2010) -- Every month on premierguitar.com, we're giving you the opportunity to show off your favorite gear to the world in our official reader gear galleries. Our submissions for Your #1 Guitar are closed, and you can look for the gallery to be posted this week. The next gallery is Favorite Overdrive/Distortion Pedal.

To get your gear featured, submit 1–3 photographs to rebecca@premierguitar.com with a detailed caption of the gear— tell us what the pedal is and why you can't live without it. We’ve extended the deadline for submissions for Favorite Overdrive/Distortion Pedal until June 7th.

For future submission deadlines and to see the finished galleries, sign up for Premier Guitar’s Backstage Pass newsletter at premierguitar.com/newsletter for notifications, or just check back to premierguitar.com.

Here’s are a list of additional categories you can expect to see over the next 12 calendar months, so get your camera ready:

Guitar’s Battle Scars
Guilty Gear Pleasure
Vintage Amps
Your Main Pedalboard
Weirdest Piece of Gear
Your Practice Room or Recording Setup
Vintage Guitars
Secret Weapon
First Guitar
Botched Mods/Fixes
Vintage Pedals
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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