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5 Creative Tactics That Will Transform Your 7 String Guitar Playing
By Tom Hess - 04/29/2013 - 08:24 AM EDT

Do you feel like your 7 string guitar playing is not as creative as you would like it to be? Chances are, you have not fully explored the instrument’s creative possibilities and limited your approach to simply trying to make your 6 string ideas work with the low B string...

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CD REVIEW: Bullbuckers - When Push Comes To Shove
By Cyrus Rhodes - 04/25/2013 - 04:47 PM EDT


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A Powerful And Unique Approach To Writing Guitar Solo Phrases
By Tom Hess - 04/22/2013 - 01:02 PM EDT

Many guitar players think that having great technical playing skills is crucial to writing incredible guitar solos. In reality, there exist tons of great guitarists who play truly inspiring guitar phrases without playing in a very ‘technical’ manner… and you can do this to when you follow the steps in this article.

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Effectively Tying Lyrics to Music as Done By Carole King
By Anthony Ceseri - 04/16/2013 - 06:58 PM EDT

I always love a great example of a strong use of prosody in a song. When the words and the music work together towards the same idea, you can create some really magical musical moments. In this article, we'll look at a great example of this with a Carole King song.

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How To Succeed At Teaching Guitar By Showing Your Students How To Practice
By Tom Hess - 04/15/2013 - 02:56 PM EDT

Have you ever had a hard time getting your guitar students to make significant progress from one lesson to the next? Although there are tons of reasons why most guitarists who take lessons never become great musicians, in the end a lot of your success as a guitar teacher will depend on your ability to effectively teach your students to practice.

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CD REVIEW: Elisa Lovelie - Undertow
By Cyrus Rhodes - 04/04/2013 - 03:45 PM EDT

Acoustic folk/blues/Spanish folk

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