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Living Legend James Burton Talks Playing With Elvis, Emmylou Harris, Glen Campbell and Tom Jones

An inspiration to Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck, the rock ‘n’ roll veteran has seen it all.

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Unlock the Secrets of Expressive Melodic Playing | GuitarPlayer

Hone your note articulation skills and cultivate your own signature touch with this lesson in legato and staccato phrasing, finger sliding, string muting, bending, and vibrato.

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“We All Wanted to Be Guitar Players”: Paul McCartney Talks Early Beatles | GuitarPlayer

Macca reveals the origins of his role as a bass player and names his favorite guitarists in this classic interview from the GP vault.

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“When You’re a Guitar Player, You Can Really Hear How the Differences Matter”: Jack White Talks Creativity and Gear

With his latest album – ‘Fear of the Dawn’ – chock-full of unique tones, the guitarist fills us in on the details of his customized hardware.

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The only covers Jimi Hendrix released on his albums

Jimi Hendrix was well known for his covers of Bob Dylan and Billy Roberts. You may be surprised to hear how few covers Hendrix actually released in his albums.

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Hear the isolated guitar for the Van Halen song 'Panama'

Throwing every element of his signature style into one legendary guitar part, Eddie Van Halen lays down one of the best tracks of his career on 'Panama'.

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Songwriter U: Tips on Playing Guitar and Singing

Written by Katie Sanakai for Guitar Tricks and 30 Day Singer. Strumming guitar and singing along brings up images of campfires or social gatherings with everyone nestled around the living room, calling out song titles. But you don’t want to be surprised b

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Top 3 Guitar Buying Tips I've Learned After Four Years of Guitar Reviews

A few things I've learned after playing and reviewing almost 100 new guitars since 2019.

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Russian sanctions make guitar amp vacuum tubes scarce in U.S.

Few factories produce the tubes, which are valued for the sound quality they bring to amplifiers. A run on the market is driving up prices.

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Behind the guitar: A new collection of artifacts paints a more nuanced picture of Stevie Ray Vaughan

The Wittliff Collections in San Marcos has acquired an archive containing song lyrics, clothing and even the musician's personal library,

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Tube-Amp Basics For Beginners

Famous tube amps from companies like Fender, Marshall, Vox, and others have come to define the sound of virtually all electric-guitar music. To varying degrees, we know that these amps sound different from each other—and we might even know some basic sp

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Every guitar George Harrison used in The Beatles

An extensive tour through every guitar George Harrison played during his decade-long tenure in The Beatles.

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“Put the Microphone Over There On the Other Side of the Room Because I’m Going to Play Loud”: How Eric Clapton Took Volume to 11

Armed with a Marshall and a Les Paul, Slowhand pushed the envelope of guitar tone in 1966.

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The Keith Richards Guide to Distortion | GuitarPlayer

The Rolling Stone comes clean on distortion in this archive interview from the December 1992 issue of Guitar Player.

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Here’s Why People Love the 1957 Fender Stratocaster

Veteran vintage guitar dealer David Davidson explains why he considers these Strats to be among the best ever made.

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Slash says he still gets self-conscious playing in guitar stores

“Guys would go into guitar stores and play their latest Randy Rhoads stuff for two hours, just sitting on an amp. I was never that guy,” the Guns N' Roses legend says

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Watch Stevie Ray Vaughan Tear it Up at the “Biggest Party In History”

This rare footage captures one of Vaughan's final performances in his home city of Dallas, Texas.

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The Beatles: guitar by guitar - a guide to the models that made music history | Guitar World

The Beatles revolutionised music and made the guitar the world's most popular instrument. On the 50th anniversary of their final album, we trace the models that made the magic…

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The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed: Keith Richards guitar lesson

In the final part of our guitar lessons focussed on classic 1969 albums, we enrole at Keef's slide school

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Gibson PAF Humbuckers: Why Are They So Revered, and How Do They Really Sound? | GuitarPlayer

Is the PAF’s purported “magic” just hype, the inflated elitism brought on by the laws of supply and demand?

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How Eddie Van Halen 'scared the hell out of a million guitarists' - BBC News

How Eddie Van Halen changed the sound of rock music forever, one riff at a time.

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Metallica, Pete Townshend, Brian May, Tony Iommi, More Remember Eddie Van Halen | Pitchfork

Sammy Hagar on the passing of his iconic bandmate: “Heartbroken and speechless.”

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Paul McCartney still uses the guitar amp he bought when was 14

Paul McCartney has shared a unique glimpse into his recording process, revealing that he still uses an amplifier he bought when he was 14

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Keith Richards’ Wildest Escapades: 19 Insane Tales From a Legendary Life

Keith Richards may have mellowed with age, but as anyone who has read his memoir can attest, the iconic Rolling Stones guitarist has raised enough hell to fill several lifetimes. We look back on the wildest and weirdest moments in Richards’ 50-plus-year tear through the limelight.

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Keith Richards reveals his 10 all-time favorite Rolling Stones riffs and the stories behind them

How the guitar used to record Gimme Shelter disintegrated immediately after the song's completion, and other incredible stories

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The 10 Best Electric Guitars Under $1,000 | Guitarworld

From updated classics to modern single- and double-cuts, signature models and seven-strings, here are the guitars that give you the most bang for your buck.

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Billy F. Gibbons: these are the 10 guitarists who blew my mind

ZZ Top's guitar legend names the blues players who changed his life

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Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender's $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.

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Jeff Beck Talks Eric Clapton Rivalry and What Motown Taught Him

Ahead of a new doc telling his life story, the guitar legend reflects on more than 50 years of work with everyone from Jimmy Page to Tina Turner

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Nokie Edwards, the Ventures' Lead Guitarist, Dead at 82

Prolific, influential surf rock musician dies of complications from hip surgery

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The Rolling Stones want this guy in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame | New York Post

The next time you hear a debate on who should be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, be sure to bring up the name of Hubert Sumlin. As pointed out in...

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Jack White Says Jimmy Fallon’s Guitar Is For Babies, Then Almost Cries Over His | SPIN

Last night, Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon attempted to bond with musical guest Jack White over their shared hobby of playing guitar. "I have a Fender Newporter

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WATCH: Converse creates Chuck Taylor with built-in wah-wah pedal!

The new sneakers are named after Chet Atkins, the first ever guitarist to use a wah-wah pedal.