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Tuesday, July 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

Ok, the IKEA GORM pedalboard has reached nearly legendary status on the internet with some creative individuals turning out some extremely professional results. I decided to give it a shot myself, but really wanted a metal frame rather the the wood on the GORM based pedalboards are made of. So off t... [More]

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Monday, September 14, 2009 | 0 Comments

Push/pull pots have been a long time standard for guitarists looking to split a humbucker without drilling a new whole into their guitar. Now, there’s a new and arguably better pot in town, the push/push pot. The push/push pot’s anatomy is basically the same as a push/pull with a pot mou... [More]

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Thursday, January 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

As we learned last time, a chord inversion is a chord in which a note other than the root note is the lowest note of the chord. We applied inversions and extensions to a traditional blues turnaround to kick things up a notch. This month we’ll, we’ll take those concepts to the next step a... [More]

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Monday, December 1, 2008 | 0 Comments

One of the coolest things about guitar is the ability to play chords all over the neck. Choosing the right fingering can change a mundane chord passage into a voice led master piece. What is voice leading you ask? Simply put, it’s the relationship between successive notes within a multi part h... [More]

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Monday, September 1, 2008 | 0 Comments

The Blues Shuffle Howdy buckaroos!! I can’t believe I haven’t mentioned anything about the blues shuffle. . That swung, rockin’ rhythm is the reason I wanted to play guitar. The other day I was checking out the newest King’s X album and low and behold there it was. Granted, i... [More]

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Friday, August 1, 2008 | 0 Comments

Beginning- All you need to know is 3 chords This week we’ll add a few more chords to our glossary. Two chords that go well together are D major and G major. I think Forrest Gump said it best; they go together “like peas and carrots”. Have you ever heard the old saying that all you ... [More]

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008 | 0 Comments

LESSON 2 Buddy Fingers – fingers that move together to the next chord maintaining their finger position.Anchor Fingers – fingers that do not move between chord changes.Major Chords - the “happy” sounding chords.Minor Chords – the “sad” sounding chords. Begin... [More]