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Blues playing giving you the blues? Welcome to the ultimate blues guitar workshop: an in-depth lesson that will make you a better blues guitarist

Go deep into the art form, with this comprehensive lesson on the art of the blues, designed to build your chops and invigorate your practice

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Mastering Song Structure: Intro, Verse, Chorus & Bridge

Unravel the essence of musical storytelling with this exploration of song structure - from the captivating intro to the heart-pounding chorus and the bridges that connect it all. Dive into the art of arranging music and discover how classic pop song struc

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The Ultimate Dorm Room Music Production Setup: Turning Your Room into a Mini Studio

Discover the essentials of a dorm room music studio with this Ultimate Dorm Room Music Production Setup. Transform your small space into a production powerhouse with the right gear, toys, and music production tools.

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Not fading away: why older rockers still strike a chord with us

<strong>Letters: </strong>Readers respond to Jonathan Freedland’s article about the enduring appeal of the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and others

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How Jeff Beck changed guitar music forever

Guitar’s own Pablo Picasso, Jeff Beck was the guitar hero’s guitar hero, whose pioneering style hot-wired the instrument and made it succumb to his spell

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10 albums that ruined artists’ careers

Songs of sinking careers.

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7 Rock Stars Who Walked Away Too Early—From Bill Wyman to Meg White

The dream of any musician is to be a rockstar. It’s such a dream that the moniker bleeds into other careers. “She’s a rockstar of mathematics,” “He’s a rockstar surgeon” or “Athletes are the new rockstars.&#

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Fender Returns to Form Again With the American Vintage II Series | GuitarPlayer

Built to original specs, the new line comprises twelve of the most iconic Fender guitar and bass models from the '50s, '60s and '70s

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Poignant photo series shows late musicians as they might look today

Had the great Freddie Mercury not succumbed to illness in 1991, he would have turned 76 earlier this month. And while we&apos;ll never know what turns the late Queen frontman&apos;s career might have

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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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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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10 classic synth riffs that are stupidly easy to play

Master these simple but seminal synth hooks in no time at all

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What did Mick Taylor play at his final Rolling Stones show?

At the last stop on The Rolling Stones 'Goats Head Soup' tour in 1973, Mick Taylor proved why he just might be the best guitarist to ever play in the band.

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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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Mac Davis, Country Singer and Elvis Presley Songwriter, Dead at 78 - Rolling Stone

Along with solo hits like “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me,” Davis wrote Presley’s indelible “In the Ghetto”

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Keith Moon: isolated drum track on The Who's Pinball Wizard

Take a look back at The Who's iconic drummer Keith Moon and marvel at his unique style on the 1969 classic, 'Pinball Wizard'

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The Maestro: 10 Facts About Ennio Morricone

When famed composer Ennio Morricone passed away on July 6, 2020, he left behind a body of work that eclipses the idea of “productivity” itself. In addition to composing thousands of hours of music for hundreds of movies, he created several indelible momen

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Paul McCartney's car collection is a tour de force | British GQ

Paul McCartney has a car collection that needs no Help! From the Aston Martin DB6 to Rolls-Royce Corniche, here are Macca's best cars

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Bill Withers: 10 Essential Songs

From “Lean on Me” to “Just the Two of Us,” we look back at the R&B legend’s most memorable tracks

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Carol Kaye, bass player, blasts 'Mrs. Maisel' as 'slander'

Carol Kaye, the 84-year-old "First Lady of Bass" shuns the spotlight and, for most of the decade, interview requests. But she's speaking out now to “set the record straight" about Season 3 of Amazon Prime’s "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," which features a gu

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Ginger Baker, Superstar Rock Drummer With Cream, Is Dead at 80 - The New York Times

Teamed with the guitarist Eric Clapton and the bassist Jack Bruce in the band Cream, Mr. Baker helped redefine the role of the drums in rock.

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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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Guitar Essentials: 20 Blues Turnarounds Every Guitarist Should Know - GuitarPlayer.com

Let’s be real for a second. If we were ranking cars by 0-60 acceleration times, or movies by numbers of tickets sold, we could easily come up with an

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‘The Quiet One’: Bill Wyman Doc Trailer Highlights Elusive Ex-Rolling Stones Bassist

The film traces the long life and career of the Rolling Stones bassist using his archives of unseen audio and video

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Metadata is the biggest little problem plaguing the music industry - The Verge

Metadata problems have plagued the music industry for decades. Not only are there no standards for how music metadata is collected or displayed, there’s no need to verify the accuracy of a song’s metadata before it gets released, and there’s no one

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Man Restoring a Classic Synthesizer Goes On a 9-Hour Acid Trip After Accidentally Touching LSD-Covered Knob

There are plenty of wild rumors, mythologies, and eyebrow-raising stories from the long history of music, including claims that parts of synthesizers designed by electronic music pioneer Don Buchla had been dipped in LSD. But as engineer Eliot Curtis rece

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Facing Homelessness And Crushing Medical Debt, A Renowned Jazz Guitarist Reaches Out : NPR

Kenny Burrell's wife launched a GoFundMe campaign, aiming to raise $100,000 to relieve their most immediate needs — an increasingly common course of action.

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The Beatles' Paul McCartney Reveals A 'Very Personal Thing' About Songwriting

The Beatles bassist Paul McCartney has offered his advice to young people who want to become musicians and songwriters in a recent interview with Lindsey

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The 50 Most Stylish Musicians of the Last 50 Years

Musicians may get famous for their, well, music, but their senses of style are another iconic part of their personas and performances. Here, a look back at some of the most stylish music men of the past 50 years. They do not disappoint.

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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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Congress Is Making Headway on a Bill to Modernize How Musicians Are Paid

But they should slow down so musicians can point out the many flaws in fine print

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Musicians with disabilities represent Israel on world tour

Musicians with disabilities join world tour on first-ever trip away from home.

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Playlists for the summer: musicians and DJs choose their favourite tunes | Music | The Guardian

We asked Rag’n’Bone Man, Kesha, Charli XCX, Ezra Furman and others for their playlists of the sunny season

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Broke? This French Company Will Press Vinyl for Anyone's Budget - Thump

Diggers Factory is a new French startup that presses LPs based on pre-orders from interested fans.

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Musician says United Airlines agent 'attacked' her, tried to grab 17th-century violin | Texas | Dallas News

United Airlines is being criticized again after a classical violinist says a gate agent in Houston attempted to wrestle her 17th-century violin...

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Rock Isn’t Dead, It Just Moved to Canada

The New Pornographers, Metric, Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, the Weakerthans, Japandroids — it’s a full-on invasion.

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Peter Guralnick on Why Chuck Berry Is Greater Than You Think - Rolling Stone

Peter Guralnick looks back on meetings with Chuck Berry stretching back nearly 40 years, and explains why his genius is deeper than it seems.

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Your tracks on wax: How to press your own record - Blog - Mixmag

The steps you need to take to get your own vinyl out there

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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.

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The phone prison – how to stop people filming at gigs | Music | The Guardian

Artists including Alicia Keys and Guns N’ Roses are asking punters to seal their phones in lockable bags in their pockets, which can only be opened after the show. Does this mean grainy concert footage on YouTube is doomed?

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Success as an artist: Perseverance or predestined? | My Rick Springfield crush

I went to an open mic earlier this week, one of the most popular ones in town where many talented musicians perform. It was my first time there and besides the local legend running the open mic, I hadn't heard of any of the performers. As I watched them,

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Music streaming is getting bigger and bigger, but artist revenue isn't keeping up

The Recording Industry Association of America has released its annual report on the state of the music industry — and, well, things could be worse.

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Apple’s New GarageBand For iOS Is An Electronic Musician’s Dream

Well today, Apple launched a huge new update to GarageBand for iOS that has a lot more appeal to novices (like myself) and will undoubtedly be much more..

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Bob Dylan's Massive, Overlooked 1965 Live Archive: 10 Essential Moments

Unpacking the revelatory digital-only companion to 2015's Bootleg Series landmark

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Science Proves the Supreme Power of Bassists | Mental Floss

Bass players are the butt of many a musician joke. ("Did you hear about the bassist who was so out of tune his band noticed?") Well, guess what, haters: scientists have found that bassists are the musical key to bandmates and audiences alike being able to keep the beat.

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Plan For Future Still Involves Drumming For Lifehouse | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

SOUTH BEND, IN—Fifteen years after first envisioning the path he hoped his professional life would take, local man Brent Gibbs is still planning his future around being the drummer for Los Angeles-based alternative rock band Lifehouse, sources confi...