blues

Guitabulary: Blues Sixths & Jimi Hendrix

Chances are good that when Jimi Hendrix was playing timeless blues intros like the opening notes of Red House - he wasn't consciously thinking. I'm now fret...

Daylight Savings

By Charlie Doom We’re still adjusting to the time change here, it’s been hard going. The coffee machine is down for the count; the tech says it wasn’t design...

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...

New Jimi

by Rich Maloof The new Hendrix release is out today. Valleys of Neptune is based primarily on tracks recorded though never released by Jimi back in 1969. ...

Guitabulary: Voodoo Blues Scale

There's one fistful of notes that never gets old, it's the blues scale. Once it finds its way into the hands of a young, inspired guitarist, it typically stays ...

Snowy Day Inspiration

Snow is hammering the East Coast like Pete Townshend hammered his Rickenbacker at the Railway Tavern circa 1964. For those of you trapped in that frozen mess, I...

Austin, Texas Blues

by Rich Maloof With all the bad news that pours in every day, we can be somewhat unfazed even by jaw-dropping acts of hatred like the one that made news yest...

7 Killer Guitar Gizmos You MUST Have

I’ve met some purists who claim the only gear they need is their guitar and amplifier. I don’t trust those people. Gear isn’t about what you need, gear is about...

Guitar News from NAMM

Last week we offered a sneak peak from the floor at NAMM, the mammoth trade show of the musical-instrument business. (That’s when we revealed the inside word on...

Fireside Chat: Seymour Duncan

While the name Seymour Duncan might be synonymous with high quality pick ups and stompboxes, few know that before he was winding magnets and soldering wires, ...