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The Rig Rundown Crew's Favorite Albums of 2023
The Best Music of 2023 & Our Wishes for 2024 Albums

John Bohlinger, Perry Bean, and Chris Kies have a conversation about the music that made them move 'n' groove in 2023—including fresh cuts from Willie Nelson, Joe Bonamassa, Jason Isbell, Queens of the Stone Age, Sleep Token—and share their anticipation of new releases in 2024.

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Simon Saz: Gabriel Marin and some of the tools he uses to play Muğam, the classical music from Azerbaijan.

Photo by Dena Gold

Fretless guitar virtuoso Gabriel Marin of instrumental rock trio Consider the Source joins editors and reader Dan Lynch to talk about them changes.

A: Lately, I find myself writing melodies over the 1–b3–b7–B6 [Editor’ Note: Am7-Cmaj7-G7-Fmaj7] progression in a minor mode with all diatonic seventh chords. The voice leading within the chords is super smooth and I can write melodies of a few different moods over the same chords.

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Ernie Ball Music Man Kaizen Demo | First Look

A new, evolutionary seven string is made approachable with help and a guiding hand from the Animals As Leaders maestro.

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