December 2020

Hey, You Can't Do That


5 Questions to Answer Before Buying Your Next Guitar

September 6, 2011
Assuming that you’re on the cusp of another guitar purchase (because really, when aren’t we?) I give you the 5 questions you should ask yourself before pulling the trigger.
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5 Rutbusters That Will Change The Way You Play

August 2, 2011
Steve Ouimette discusses five rutbusters that may help you find new inspiration for your playing.
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5 Guitar Myths - Fact or Fiction?

July 13, 2011
Do pricey cables make a difference? Do original PAFs guarantee great tone? See Steve''s conclusions and share your take on these topics.
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When I Grow Up

June 7, 2011
From dreams of being in KISS to a career in recording, and everything in between.
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10 Things All Guitarists Should Be Able to Do

May 9, 2011
10 things that amateur guitarists can do to play more like a pro.
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Hey, You Can't Do That: I Got The Fire

April 5, 2011
This month I want to talk about putting the fire in your playing, because nothing sucks more than a lackluster performance, live or in the studio.
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Hey, You Can't Do That: Getting the Fire Back

Hey, You Can't Do That: Getting the Fire Back

March 10, 2011
Getting back to what made us love the guitar
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Hey, You Can't Do That: Know Thy Fretboard

February 7, 2011
How many guitarists here can proudly raise their hand and say they can call out every single note on the fretboard instantly?
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The Human Element - Old School Guitar Interaction

December 30, 2010
Don''t let technology cause you to miss out on the real-life connections that make you a better player
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I Laughed, I Cried: Gear Stories To Write Home About

December 10, 2010
Over the course of our lives as guitarists we tend to collect a good number of gear-related stories. Some inspiring, some devastating, some just plain stupid.
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Are You Tonally Dependant?

November 9, 2010
Can you play the same through anything, or does certain gear bring out the best in you?
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Giving to Get: Donate Your Gear

October 13, 2010
Not worth Craigslist or eBay? Donate it!
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Now vs. Then: Was it Really Better?

September 8, 2010
Is "then" necessarily better than "now"?
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Tune Out, Turn On: A Twist on Tunings

August 12, 2010
Drop your tunings ever lower for inspiration
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Play Loud

June 9, 2010
Play loud, both in volume and in attitude.
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Is Your Playing Suffering Because of Your Health?

May 5, 2010
Sleeping, eating and exercising your way to better chops
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Please Pass the Info

April 2, 2010
Why your information sharing shouldn''t be limited to internet forums
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Trying Something New: Positive Results of Change

March 3, 2010
Whether a chance of location or starting a new hobby, how trying something new can open new doors to your musical growth.
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Why So Serious? Rediscovering the Fun of Music

February 4, 2010
If it''s not fun, then what''s the point?
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Gear Addiction Recovery, Step 3: What You Value

January 7, 2010
Steve lays down a challenge: tally up your purchases of the past year, see what you haven''t used in six months and clean house.
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