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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...
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This is Rock ‘n’ Roll.

With Rocktoberfest in full effect this month at TrueFire, it got us thinking... what IS rock 'n' roll, exactly? We searched far and wide for the answer, spoke t...

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 ...
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The Most Adorable Hard Rock Singer Ever?

When you think of hard rock, probably the last adjective that comes to mind is "adorable." However, in this case, it's the perfect description, and you know wha...

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...

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...

Amazing Grace Guitar Lesson

by Joe Dalton Performing Amazing Grace on the guitar with the proper feeling is what makes it work. The second chorus adds harmonies in sixths. In the third ...

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...

3 Questions – Joe Satriani

Where does your melodic sensibility come from? I grew up listening to every kind of music: classical, jazz, Motown, rock and roll, funk, blues, rock and heavy ...

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...