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Live from Wakarusa: Day Two

Wakarusa Music Festival, tucked away on Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas, is here again for its 12th year. The music festival is a staple of festival goers ...

Live from Wakarusa: Day One

Wakarusa Music Festival, tucked away on Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas, is here again for its 12th year. The music festival is a staple of festival goers ...

7 Ways to Tour (Without Getting in the Van)

by Tammy Brackett Let’s face it. Touring is enticing and exciting, but can also be financially exasperating and emotionally draining. Once the modus operandi...

Amps vs. Amp Simulators

by Rich Tozzoli By now you’ve probably had a chance to run your guitar through one or more of the available amp simulators on the market. With hardware and s...

Taking Notes

by Rich Maloof We recently heard Quincy Jones recall a saying from back in the day: “Keep your music pad and pencil out, because if God knocks you’d better g...

7 Thoughts on Teaching and Learning Guitar

by Lauren Passarelli Knowledge speaks, wisdom listens. When I listen, I can hear whether my students are ready to absorb what I have to offer. First I nee...

7 Deadly Sins of Playing a Live Gig

1. Noodling Between Tunes There’s no good reason to be playing little licks and riffs between songs. It’s unprofessional and annoys bandmates who are ready to ...

7 Deadly Sins of Rehearsing

by Rich Maloof 1. No agenda Make the most of the band’s time together by knowing what you plan to accomplish. Is it a writing session or a performance rehea...

5 Great Guitar Store Licks

by Rich Maloof If you suffer from gear acquisition syndrome, and we know you do, it's likely that you find yourself in a guitar shop on a regular basis. Perh...

Words of Wisdom from Thelonious Monk

by Brad Wendkos Jazz saxophonist Steve Lacy was a diehard follower of Thelonious Monk. He wasn't just a fan, either; Lacy became known for his recorded rendi...