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7 Ways To Improve Your Tone for Free

by Corey Palmer There are many ways to improve your guitar’s tone without running out to buy new gear. Start with these simple suggestions and you’ll surpris...

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 ...

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...

Know How to Listen

By Charlie Doom >Over and over again I’ve said there’s only one way to listen to music. First, barricade your front door, plaster your windows with tin fo...

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...

Robert Johnson On Speed?

By Steve "Red" Lasner Much controversy has arisen about whether or not the recordings of Robert Johnson we have been listening to for years were speed altere...

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...

Kings of Tone

From the very first moment we plug in our guitar, we begin our quest for the Holy Grail of Tone. With an Indiana Jones-like tenacity we explore the digital and ...

7 Deadly Session Sins

by Rich Tozzoli The ease and affordability of home recording technology has made it simple to produce music at your own pace, on your own terms, and on your...

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...
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