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The Most Priceless Guitar In The World

by Charlie Doom Call me petty, call me poor, but I play cheap guitars because I like the way they sound. There is definitely an ease and unspeakable beauty i...

7 Cool iPhone Apps for Guitarists

As some of you may already know, we have developed a killer iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch app for guitarists, including video guitar lessons, tab, and notation -...

Wes Montgomery’s Magic Box

Most guitarists recognize the E minor pentatonic scale - and with good reason. After all, it is the world’s most popular launching pad for rock solos and blues ...
First Electric Guitar

The Evolution of the Electric Guitar

A long and mighty history, owing itself to a lineage of equally mighty individuals, has brought the first electric guitar out of the treetops of imagination and...

Ronnie James Dio (1942 – 2010)

Dio was not a guitarist, but he played with some of the greatest guitarists in hard rock and metal, notably Ritchie Blackmore and Tony Iommi. His work in Rainbo...

3 Questions: Richie Kotzen

by Charlie Doom initially found fame at the age of 21 in the hard rock band, Poison.  Kotzen's creative and technical command of almost every musical genre ...

Guitabulary: Burrell’s Funky Comping

Burrell's funky comping powers many of the best late 50s and 60s beatnik-jazz records. Andy Ellis helps you summon this late-night mood by using the comping mov...

Rock Gets Religion: An Easter Special

Rock & roll and religion: two strange bedfellows if ever there were a pair. Yet, there they are mingling together onstage, not only in the music of “shredd...