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Charts

The Guitarist's Guide to Writing Charts

November 29, 2014
There’s more than one way to make a quick-and-dirty chart that will get you through the gig.
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Album Review: Robben Ford - "Bringing It Back Home"

Album Review: Robben Ford - "Bringing It Back Home"

February 4, 2013
Robben Ford Brining It Back Home Mascot Label Group Over the course of his 40-plus year career, Robben Ford has survived within a niche that is just jazzy enough for
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Album Review: Boz Scaggs - "Memphis"

Album Review: Boz Scaggs - "Memphis"

February 4, 2013
Boz Scaggs Memphis 429 Records Boz Scaggs is musically complicated. For Memphis, he brought on producer Steve Jordan (John Mayer) who also plays drums on the album, and the rest
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Fingerstyle Workout: New Orleans Guitar

Fingerstyle Workout: New Orleans Guitar

April 6, 2012
Understand the basics of the New Orleans piano tradition.
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Kirk Douglas: Soul Reviver

Kirk Douglas: Soul Reviver

December 20, 2011
As backing guitarist for everyone from the Beastie Boys to John McLaughlin and the Boss on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the Roots’ “Captain” Kirk Douglas stands in the unique position of spearheading a soul-music resurgence and taking guitar into genres heretofore untouched by his funky brand of 6-string badness.
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CD Review: The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - "How I Go"

CD Review: The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - "How I Go"

July 19, 2011
Some Kenny Wayne Shepherd fans have been waiting for this album since the ’90s.
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Steve Cropper: The Royale Treatment

Steve Cropper: The Royale Treatment

June 14, 2011
Steve Cropper, the reigning king of tasty Memphis R&B guitar for more than five decades, chronicles his ascent to musical immortality and his new tribute to childhood guitar hero Lowman Pauling of the “5” Royales.
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CD Review: Raphael Saadiq - "Stone Rollin'"

CD Review: Raphael Saadiq - "Stone Rollin'"

May 17, 2011
Raphael Saadiq Stone Rollin’ Columbia Since his days as bassist/vocalist in the soul/R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné! in the late ’80s and ’90s, Raphael Saadiq has quietly worked as a
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CD Review: Devon Allman's Honeytribe - "Space Age Blues"

CD Review: Devon Allman's Honeytribe - "Space Age Blues"

October 20, 2010
Gregg Allman''s son carves a path all his own
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Rhythms & Grooves

Rhythm & Grooves: Wheels Within Wheels

October 20, 2010
We guitarists can learn a lot from such soul-jazz organists as the incomparable Jimmy Smith. Ready to explore some classic B-3 moves? Break out the swirl box and have at it!
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