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Around the Web: Finding Inspiration to Play

The folks at Jazz Advice just posted a list of ideas that will inspire you to play. We’ve talked about inspiration here, quite a bit. No really. So of course we have some quick thoughts on the topic. First off, it’s a perfectly fine list of ideas. I try not to fret much over list posts, […]

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Quick Tip – Stop Strap Buttons from Coming Loose

If you’ve been playing your guitar for a while, or have a strap button hole that just was never drilled properly, you might have this happen every so often:

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Watch this Classic Soldering Instructional Video

I learned how to solder from guitarists writing tutorials online and in books. That is to say, I was given a 25% of the way overview that left me making a lot of mistakes and being generally frustrated. Embarrassed too! I just discovered that I never really knew about flux and why it matters. Had […]

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Tim Sway Has Perspective

Whenever guitar players go on a gear rant I usually pull out a line about how guitar players are dumb and bass players will play a bass made out of a2x4 plugged into a speaker from a 1986 Camaro Berlinetta. That’s a thing.

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Get a Berklee College of Music Education for Free

I’ve seen Berklee offer some free programs online before, but this is the most comprehensive listing of courses I remember them offering.  Thanks to /u/nostrongfeelings for sharing this. Here’s the complete program at Coursera.  Ignore the “sign up” links, as they’ll charge you in order to get a certificate at the end.  If you don’t […]

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How to Lower the Action on Your Acoustic Guitar

A couple years ago, I bought a super cheap Ibanez acoustic.  I think it was on sale for $200, is actual wood all around and has a respectable Fishman preamp/pickup.  Of course, when you spend this little for a guitar, you cannot expect perfection.  It never played great, but it was certainly usable.  And it […]

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From Around The Web 05.12.2014

This week around the web we find out that Godzilla is way bigger than you thought…

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From Around The Web 05.05.2014

Paint, it would seem, is a thing…

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Easily Learn Scales & Modes on Guitar

This is probably best for someone who has an understanding of scales and modes, but struggles to memorize how to play them or all the various shapes up and down the neck.  This comes from circleof5surecanjive over at Reddit.  He was awesome enough to let me share this, and he’s got some nice looking music theory lessons […]

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From Around the Web 03.31.2014

This week we just grab some odds and ends, because why not…