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Fireside Chat: Larry Carlton

It stands as no reminder that a guitar is made of wood, glue and metal. It is not a living thing. But when the 18-time Grammy nominated legend of guitar, Larry ...

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...

Fireside Chat: Mike Stern

A legend among modern jazzers yet still a hard-working musician, Mike Stern is a rare breed of guitarist. Even those who don't know his name have probably heard...

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...

Making Money Making Music: Songwriters

by Billy Fishkin Ever wonder whether songwriters make money when their music is played on the radio or in a bar? Whenever there is a public performance of...

The Problem With Music

by Steve Albini This oft-referenced article is from the early '90s, and originally appeared in Maximum Rock 'n' Roll magazine. While some of the information ...

Learn The Rules

by Charlie Doom It wasn’t until I started trying to learn guitar, taking guitar lessons, and writing my own songs that my entire perspective on music changed...

Life Lessons From GWAR

by Charlie Doom GWAR has perhaps been more successful at offending people than taking over the world, but that hasn't stopped the self-proclaimed "Scumdogs...
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