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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...

Course Blog: Blues Rock Road Trip – Part 1

TrueFire Course Blogs are created by students who post summaries of their learning experience as they work through a particular TrueFire course. While an indivi...

The Original Rock Star

A few years back, Stanford scientist Dr. Alexander Kosovichev and his gang of space junkies recorded something that had never been heard before: the sound o...

Happy New Year!

We’ve had a great time launching TrueFire’s blog this past year, and the feedback we’ve received from players around the world has been nothing short of inspiri...

Fireside Chat: John Wlaysewski

Our latest Fireside Chat is with a Zeppelin-loving, Fender-playing guitarist who is unafraid to go to 11 and shred on solos. His name? John Wlaysewski. He is th...

Branding: Musical Identity as a Career Move

by Rich Tozzoli On this past Veteran’s Day, the Punch-In ran a handful of videos featuring performances of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Slash was featured in ...

7 Overlooked Jazz Guitar Albums

by Jason Shadrick Everywhere you look there are lists of “essential” albums that no self-respecting musician should be without. These contain different comb...

Thursday’s Daily Kindling

Fuel for the Fire: "My vocation is more in composition really than anything else - building up harmonies using the guitar, orchestrating the guitar like an a...

Direct-to-Fan Distribution

There was no single blow that killed the record industry's business model, but it never recovered once artists gained the capability to sell and distribute thei...

Thursday’s Daily Kindling

Fuel for the Fire: "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou ...

Thursday’s Daily Kindling

Fuel for the Fire: "I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to." - Elvis Presley Musings: Want to become a better guitarist? Here...

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