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18 Valuable Guitar Tips

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

18 Valuable Guitar Tips

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These are precious tips in order to choose the right guitar for you. If you are a beginner who wants to start playing the guitar, before you buy your instrument and learn how to play guitar you should know some basic tips for taking care of your guitar.

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21 Bebop Scale Patterns for Guitar

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

I was turned on to this unique way of playing the Bebop Scale by the great L.A. guitarist Jon Bremen, who in turn learned them from jazz education legend David Baker, and if you can get these scale shapes under your fingers, then the …


Here are several bebop scales guitarist can use.

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Guitar Stand Axe Handler, Portable Guitar holder

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 CLICK HERE guitar stand The Axe-Handler is a portable, weighted support guitar stand for guitars and bass guitars. Its simple, durable…


Guitar holder. Portable and easy

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Learn to Play the Guitar Overnight!

Friday, November 21st, 2014




Without a doubt “Learn How to Play Guitar Overnight!” will teach you enough to learn the basics. In the process you will whether the guitar is your passion or a fun hobby.

With booklet you will get the answers to questions like the following:

  • How to hold the guitar
  • How to play the very popular riff
  • How to play a ‘major scale’ which is the foundation for modern music.
  • How to play a simple song using tab
  • How to read Guitar TAB

“Learn How to Play Guitar Overnight!” will give you the skills to play for yourself or even become the life of a party! And, while you are learning what “Learn How to Play Guitar Overnight!” teaches you have fun and know that at the very least you are acquiring a skill you can use the rest of your life!


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Flying Colors Debut Album to be Released March 27

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

By: Staff

Steve Karas of SKH Public Relations informed us that the Mascot Label Group has announced a March 27 release date for the debut from Flying Colors (available the day prior overseas) on their Music Theories Label. The formation of the ensemble began with a simple idea: virtuoso musicians and a pop singer joining together to make new-fashioned music the old fashioned way. Refreshing, classic, old and new, the recordings are saturated with the many styles, tones and hues of the players who in becoming a band have delivered a unique fusion of vintage craftsmanship and contemporary music. Flying Colors is Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Dave LaRue (bass), Neal Morse (keyboards, vocals), Casey McPherson (lead vocals), and Steve Morse (guitar). Portnoy shares, “This album has bits and pieces of what you’d expect from each of us. However, the sum of all its parts led to brand new, unchartered territory for all involved.”

In 2008, executive producer Bill Evans brought the idea to the world renowned musicians and producer Peter Collins. Intrigued by the idea, and the prospect of working together, the four signed on to form a band and record a first album. Steve Morse and Dave LaRue have developed a magical music chemistry over the years, that began early in their careers as partners in Dixie Dregs. Morse subsequently became a member of Deep Purple in 1995, while LaRue’s ongoing musical adventures include Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, Steve Vai, and the aforementioned Portnoy. Multi-instrumentalist, composer and singer Neal Morse is one of the leading figures in progressive rock, who’s significant notoriety follows his co-founding of the seminal band, Spock’s Beard in 1995, recordings as a solo artist, and contributions to the super-group Transatlantic. Mike Portnoy is one of the most popular and respected drummers in both metal and rock, and an accomplished writer and producer. He is the recipient of numerous industry accolades, including 26 Modern Drummer awards, Revolver Magazine’s Golden God award for “Best Drummer” and Drum Magazine’s “Drummer of the Year”. He rose to prominence as the leader, drummer, producer, and co-writer for metal/prog juggernaut Dream Theater, before moving on in 2010. That same year, he worked on Avenged Sevenfold’s #1 album Nightmare and their subsequent tour. And, it was Portnoy who recommended Alpha Rev’s emotive singer Casey McPherson as a contender to join Flying Colors.

McPherson, who’s 2010 Hollywood/Disney album New Morning debuted in the Top-5 on two Billboard charts, enjoyed major success at radio with multiple hits. The track “New Morning” spent 17 weeks in the Top-10 on Triple A Radio, and enjoyed a run on Vh1’s Top-20 Countdown for months. Steve Morse offers, “Casey was a glorious find, because he could make anything sound fantastic, and is a multitalented like the others.”

Flying Colors convened for just nine days in early 2011, and composed and recorded this album during a short and intense session. Dave LaRue recalls, “It was quite an experience – the band moved at a fast pace, ideas flying around the room at all times. Sections of tunes were arranged, then re-arranged, ideas were tried every which way until we made them work, or, in some cases, discarded them altogether. Just keeping track of everything was a challenge!” McPherson adds, “This record is filled with trial and triumph. Raw and delicate songs alike amidst the swirling and daring orchestration of Steve, Neal, Mike and Dave. It’s been such an inspiring challenge melding folk, prog, pop, and metal all into one big recording.”

Touring plans for Flying Colors will be announced in the coming months.

Guild GAD-F40 Blonde 6-String Acoustic Guitar w/ Case

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

The GAD-F40 features a Guild original grand orchestra-style body based on the 1954 version, with a 16” lower bout and slightly narrow upper bout for a unique tone with lots of depth. The scalloped braced solid spruce top and figured maple body produces a dynamic range of tones, from warm and intimate to punchy and aggressive.

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Guitar World’s Top 15 Blues and Roots Rock Albums of 2011

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

What is a blues album in 2011?

If you believe the gang over at the Grammy Awards, it’s whatever sort of music is being made by anyone who happens to be a member of The Allman Brothers Band.

Earlier this month, new albums by Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes and the Tedeschi Trucks Band (featuring Allman Brothers guitarist Derek Trucks) were nominated for Best Blues Album Grammys. Of course, only one of those releases — Gregg Allman’s Low Country Blues — was a straight-ahead blues record.

But to be honest, we like the Grammy approach because it opens the door to blues, roots-rock and blues-rock albums — and it makes for a more interesting and dynamic list that highlights blues in all its ever-evolving forms.

Looking ahead, it’s safe to say we’re looking forward to a full album by Gary Clark Jr., who made it onto this top-15 list with just a promising four-song EP.

And, of course, no talk of blues in 2011 would be complete without remembering two true legends of the genre who passed away this year: Delta bluesman David “Honeyboy” Edwards, who died in August at age 96; and Hubert Sumlin, Howlin’ Wolf’s storied guitarist, who died earlier this month at age 80.

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