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- Digital Conservatories: Online Learning Resources for Classical Guitaristsby Kevin Owens
We looked into a number of the most popular classical-guitar learning sites and offer profiles of three here; at the end you’ll also find brief glimpses of four others.
- Ask the Expert: What’s the Deal with Nylon Guitar Strings?by Bill Evans
Guitar repair expert Martin Keith explains the differences between steel and nylon guitar strings and shares some useful terminology.
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- Steve Gunn debuts blissful new song, Fulton
The track will feature on the guitar-slinging singer-songwriter's upcoming album Other You, due August 27
- Vola updates its modern-minded OZ, Vasti V3 MC models
The Japanese brand's reimaginings of the classic single-cut and double-cut body shapes are made with the modern player in mind
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- The Big 5: At the Gates’ Martin Larssonby Premier Guitar on July 23, 2021 at 5:00 pm
A big, self-deprecating, riff-chugging teddy bear, the rhythm ace for Sweden’s legendary death-metal outfit erroneously calls himself “the most boring guitar interviewee” ever.
- Watch Joe Bonamassa’s Video for “Notches”by PRESS RELEASE on July 23, 2021 at 4:46 pm
Blues rock artist Joe Bonamassa is back with a brand-new single from his highly anticipated upcoming album, due out later this year. “Notches” exemplifies the unwavering journey Joe has experienced while taking the road less traveled, ultimately leading him to find success. A bit older in years, but wiser in knowledge earned, his new sound has a raw and vital flavor, combined with a resolute skill that can only be gained through years of perseverance and unyielding dedication. The first single arrives today as a foot-stomping, fist-pounding dose of rock mastermind that pays homage to the artist’s resilient history, with an eye on the future as he continues to bend genres, break down walls and defy the odds of the music industry.Joe Bonamassa – “Notches” – Official Music VideoJoe belts out the Blues-tinged lyrics in “Notches” with a vocal range that gets even better with each release, diving deeper into his rock capabilities as he croons the resounding chorus, “I got miles under my wheels. Notches in my walkin’ cane.” He takes no prisoners with his hard-hitting anthem and holds nothing back, delivering a fresh unchartered sound that isn’t like anything he’s done before. The cinematically excellent official music video was directed by Paul van Kan. For recording “Notches,” Bonamassa hit the studio with longtime collaborators Kevin Shirley as producer and manager/business partner Roy Weisman as executive producer. The track was mixed by Bob Clearmountain (Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Toto, Bon Jovi) and was co-written with Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke). Recorded in New York City at Germano Studios/The Hit Factory the band includes Steve Mackey (bass), Lachy Doley (piano), Bunna Lawrie (didgeridoo), Bobby Summerfield (percussion), and Late Night with David Letterman’s Anton Fig (drums and percussion), along with Mahalia Barnes, Juanita Tippins, and Prinnie Stevens on backing vocals. The fantastic artwork on this single was created by famous graphic artist Hugh Syme (Rush, Aerosmith, Whitesnake).The lyrics allude to Joe’s tenured uphill battle with the music industry. Looking back, he reflects, “Twenty years ago, I recorded a record of covers that eventually was called ‘Blues Deluxe.’ It was recorded at Bobby Nathan’s studio in Manhattan. It captured an energy and purpose that always stuck with me as an artist…The music business is tough, very tough. Especially back in those days when major labels pulled all the strings and, in my case, all the punches.” Now, maybe more than ever, Bonamassa holds the power of controlling both his artistry and his business in both hands. With 24 #1 albums, yearly sold-out tours worldwide and custom annual cruises, he’s a hard act to beat. Joe knows his worth, and albeit humble, he has no plans to back down now. “Notches” is a testament to his credentials. It’s Joe Bonamassa at his finest, ready to rock.”Notches” is a song that begs to be heard live in an audience, banging loud from the speakers. Luckily for fans, this month Joe heads back out on tour for 42 shows, starting on the West Coast in the US at the end of this month, then traveling around the rest of the country throughout the fall season before taking the stage at sea for his sold out Keeping The Blues Alive At Sea VII cruise, sailing from Miami, FL to Ocho Rios, Jamaica on February 21-25, 2022, by way of the Norwegian Pearl. For tickets and full tour dates, visit jbonamassa.com/tour-dates.
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- CGC 105 : Sor Study in Bminor – Singing and Playing the Melodyby Simon Powis on January 31, 2021 at 5:11 am
This famous study by Fernando Sor gives us the the challenge of separating melody from harmony and bass while all being bundled up into continuous eighth notes. One of the most powerful techniques you can use to clarify the melodic part is to isolate the melody, play it separately and even sing the melody too. The post CGC 105 : Sor Study in Bminor – Singing and Playing the Melody first appeared on Classical Guitar Corner.
- CGC 104 : CGC’s 10-Year Anniversary!by Simon Powis on December 22, 2020 at 12:44 pm
In this episode of The Classical Guitar Corner Podcast, Simon tells the story of Classical Guitar Corner in celebration of this, our 10-year anniversary! There have been lots of twists and turns along the way but we couldn’t be more grateful for this amazing community that Simon brought together, from an attic no less, 10 The post CGC 104 : CGC’s 10-Year Anniversary! first appeared on Classical Guitar Corner.
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- Emerging singer-songwriter Jane Mathew releases second single ‘What Fire’by GGM Staff on July 23, 2021 at 9:55 pm
Today, Toronto singer-songwriter Jane Mathew releases ‘What Fire’, the second single off her debut album ‘Such Perfect Lives’ (out in fall 2021). ‘What Fire’ is available on all streaming platforms and was premiered via Great Dark Wonder. ‘What Fire’ is a beautifully constructed song featuring acoustic, bass and electric guitars, synth pad, drums, organ and piano, all surrounding Jane’s captivating vocals in an The post Emerging singer-songwriter Jane Mathew releases second single ‘What Fire’ appeared first on Guitar Girl Magazine.
- Caroline Jones Releases New Track “Big Love” Off Sophomore Studio Albumby GGM Staff on July 23, 2021 at 9:41 pm
Today, country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Caroline Jones released her new track “Big Love” off her forthcoming sophomore studio album, expected later this year. Stream the electric new song here: smarturl.it/CJBigLove The official video, which premiered on Guitar World today, has Jones’ musicianship on full display as she incorporates gritty, progressive rock elements to the Fleetwood Mac cover using a Godin Multiac Nylon The post Caroline Jones Releases New Track “Big Love” Off Sophomore Studio Album appeared first on Guitar Girl Magazine.
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- Podcast 331: Scott Bass of the Headstock Guitar Lovers Festivalby Jason Verlinde on July 22, 2021 at 8:24 pm
On today’s Fretboard Journal Podcast, we talk to Scott Bass, co-founder of the forthcoming Headstock Guitar Lover’s Festival, taking place November 6-7, 2021 in San Diego, California. Scott tells us about his vision for the new show, the setting it’ll be held in, some of the luthiers who have already signed on to exhibit, The post Podcast 331: Scott Bass of the Headstock Guitar Lovers Festival appeared first on Fretboard Journal.
- The Truth About Vintage Amps, Ep. 74by FJ Staff on July 20, 2021 at 4:43 pm
Welcome to the 74th episode of the Truth About Vintage Amps Podcast, the bi-weekly show where amp tech Skip Simmons answers all of your pressing guitar amplifier questions. No topic is too basic… or seemingly too complex! This week’s episode is sponsored by Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars. Some of the topics discussed this week: The post The Truth About Vintage Amps, Ep. 74 appeared first on Fretboard Journal.
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- Gibson Transition year of 1964by newallgood on September 12, 2020 at 4:30 pm
Around the middle of 1964 major changes occurred. The info below is very useful for dating a Gibson guitar in cases where serial numbers were repeated or unclear. 1. Neck width at the Nut was reduced from 1 11/16 inches to 1 9/16 inches (you will see cases of 1 10/16 inches during this transition … Continue reading Gibson Transition year of 1964 The post Gibson Transition year of 1964 appeared first on All Good Guitars.
- Fender Bass break down 1951 to 1969by newallgood on February 25, 2020 at 5:40 pm
1951 The Precision bass was the first production run solid body bass released by Fender in late 1951. The bass was equipped with a one piece maple fretted neck and one single coil pickup. The production color was Blonde. There are two bridge saddles, and the strings are loaded through back of the body. The … Continue reading Fender Bass break down 1951 to 1969 The post Fender Bass break down 1951 to 1969 appeared first on All Good Guitars.