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Nova Twins: "​​Who Are the Girls​?​"
Photo by Arthur René Walwin

Occasionally new saviors rise to restore rock’s soul and give it the kick in the ass it needs. In 2021, those saviors are Nova Twins' Amy Love and Georgia South and their two monstrous secret pedalboards.

Bassist Georgia South and vocalist/guitarist Amy Love embody everything right about rock, and they fly in the face of what's wrong with it. As two women of color—Love is half Iranian and half Nigerian, South is half Jamaican and half English—they're sick of being told who they should be, what kind of music they should play, or how to play it. They're sick of being asked how they do it (more on that in a minute). And most of all, they're tired of feeling out of place in the male-dominated rock world.

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Guitar store staff have better things to do than clean your instrument, so a well-loved but unsoiled 6-string like this is going to command a higher trade-in value than one that comes in covered in years of residue.

Believe it or not, you can boost the value of your instrument by making everyone's life a little easier … and cleaner!

There's an overwhelming amount of activity in the guitar market these days, and the sheer amount of demand has left some manufacturers struggling to keep up. But rather than wait around for stores to re-stock, more and more customers are shopping for used and vintage guitars. You might wonder, where do all those used guitars come from?

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How jangle, glam, punk, shoegaze, and more blended to create a worldwide phenomenon. Just don’t forget your tambourine.

Intermediate

Beginner

  • Learn genre-defining elements of Britpop guitar.
  • Use the various elements to create your own Britpop songs.
  • Discover how “borrowing” from the best can enrich your own playing.
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When considering the many bands that fall under the term “Britpop”–Oasis, Blur, Suede, Elastica, Radiohead’s early work, and more–it’s clear that the genre is more an attitude than a specific musical style. Still, there are a few guitar techniques and approaches that abound in the genre, many of which have been “borrowed” (the British music press’ friendly way of saying “appropriated”) from earlier British bands of the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s.

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