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Yearly Archives: 2012

How to Read Guitar Tablature

Thanks for continuing along in our How To: Guitar series. For this lesson, we are going to learn how to read guitar tablature. Guitar tablature (or guitar tab as it is commonly known) is simply a really easy way to write down guitar music.  Writing guitar music in tab makes it easier for other guitarists [...]

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The Musical Staff

The musical staff is a visual notation tool that allows music to be written onto paper.  Or the computer screen, in our case! We will be concentrating on the treble clef staff in this lesson which is the one that guitar music is written on. The treble staff has 5 horizontal lines with four spaces [...]

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How to Tune The Guitar

This next lesson in our continuing series on How To: Guitar is on how to tune the guitar. The most important thing to remember about tuning a guitar: A properly tuned guitar allows you to play with other people and other instruments such as piano and horns and lets you play traditional arrangements of popular [...]

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Best Guitar Players Ever!

For this lesson on How To: Guitar, I want to talk about some of the best guitar players ever that I would definitely suggest you listen on your how to play guitar journey.  Everyone has favorite guitarists, and the guitarists on this list are some of mine.  In addition to these guitarists, I strongly urge [...]

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History of the Guitar

 History of the Instrument! The earliest known 6-string (acoustic) guitar that is very similar to those we are familiar with today dates back to the late 1700′s. However, many related instruments go back at least 5000 years. The electric guitar was introduced in the mid 1900′s and quickly gained popularity. Guitar playing has therefore developed [...]

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Introduction

New Students Welcome! As a new student of the guitar, it is important to familiarize yourself thoroughly with the basic concepts and theories of playing the guitar. From these concepts and theories, you can begin to develop your own style and become a very good guitarist. Many people believe that the guitar can be self-taught [...]

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Danelectro Metal

The Danelectro Metal distortion pedal is a very cheap pedal that produces surprisingly half decent tones for it’s price.  I got mine for less than twenty bucks!  The pedal is marketed under the Fab sub-brand name which pretty much means that it was made in China. Picture of the Danelectro Metal Distortion Pedal History of [...]

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Blue Rodeo releases 8-disc box set

Blue Rodeo has announced that it is releasing an 8-disc box-set entitled “Blue Rodeo: 1987-1993″ through Warner Music Canada. Blue Rodeo is one of Canada’s most well-known bands. The box-set includes remixes and remasters of their classic first five albums along with demos and other rare tracks. Fans can also buy each of the five [...]
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How to Read Schematics and Build a Simple Circuit

A few people have written in to ask if I could post a guide on how to read the distortion pedal schematics on this site.  For this article, I am going to briefly describe the various symbols found on the schematics and show you how to build a very basic circuit. The circuit we are [...]

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DS-1 Mods

The Boss DS-1 is a relatively easy distortion pedal to mod if you have moderate electronics ability.  The pedal is cheap to buy and has a  simple circuit that produces a decent quality distortion.  Although the mass-produced Boss DS-1 is one of the most popular distortion pedals on the market, the circuit has many options [...]

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