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    R.I.P. Chuck Berry

    Chuck Berry was one of The Godfathers of rock ’n’ roll - his contributions to what it has become are now immortalized. Later, Chuck, & thank you.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ROwVrF0Ceg
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    Today I'm adding Frank Marino to the overlooked...

    Today I'm adding Frank Marino to the overlooked guitarists list. Frank was best known for his association with Mahogany Rush back in the 70s, a great blues rock band, and Frank is an exceptional...
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    lol That was my thought, as well. It is interesting to hear the differences side by side, though.
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    That was awesome fingerwork. lol Thanks,...

    That was awesome fingerwork. lol Thanks, Gunn431. I checked out a few others where Greg is playing with Johnny A and JD Simo. Those were really good, too.

    Today I'm throwing Joanna Connor into...
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    Sticky: I would have liked to have seen them. I have a...

    I would have liked to have seen them. I have a Strat that happens to need a good setup. It would have been a perfect opportunity for me to experiment. I think I found 4 of the 9 videos, though:
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    I have no doubts as to the effects of music on...

    I have no doubts as to the effects of music on the brain. As a person with Tourette's syndrome, I can tell you that when I listen to or perform music, my tics cease. However, there are a few styles...
  7. James Taylor says, "You're tuning your guitar wrong..."

    Found this interesting video on Youtube that discusses James Taylor's view on how a guitar should be "properly" tuned to account for fingerboard inconsistencies. This gentleman plays several songs...
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    Sticky: This tool hasn't been available for a while now. ...

    This tool hasn't been available for a while now. Could a staff member remove this as a Sticky, please?
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    Today's unsung guitar hero is Jeff Healey. ...

    Today's unsung guitar hero is Jeff Healey. Although Jeff passed away in 2008, his estate okay'd an official CD release in 2016, when Jeff would have turned 50. If you're not familiar with Jeff by...
  10. Oh, an acoustic amp. Very nice. I could use...

    Oh, an acoustic amp. Very nice. I could use that.
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    It's just another form of tonewood debate, it...

    It's just another form of tonewood debate, it seems, that could go around in circles as to which is better, and depending on who you talk to. lol It was new to me, though, so I thought I would ask...
  12. Who needs marriage, anyway? lol

    Who needs marriage, anyway? lol
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    Guthrie Govan is revered by guitarists across the...

    Guthrie Govan is revered by guitarists across the land but, like everyone on this list, he has not enjoyed the attention his playing deserves. His discography stretches back to the early 2000s when...
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    Keb' Mo' is another guitarist who has been around...

    Keb' Mo' is another guitarist who has been around for ages but never gets mentioned as a favorite. His music is most definitely a feel-good take on the Southern blues. It's catchy and easy to...
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    Thanks for the reply, nwhy. I'll check out...

    Thanks for the reply, nwhy. I'll check out Alex's lesson and see if that helps me get a clearer understanding. In several interviews, Carol specifically states that the chordal tones and patterns...
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    Thanks, palico. I follow what you are saying. I...

    Thanks, palico. I follow what you are saying. I understand now why she believes it is much easier to learn the chordal tones first rather than entire scales.
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    Chordal Tones vs. Scales

    I've been researching Carol Kaye lately, and in several interviews she mentions that jazz players from the '50s rarely used scales to improvise. Instead they used chordal tones and patterns, and...
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    I have seen the Muscles Shoals doc. It is very...

    I have seen the Muscles Shoals doc. It is very good. I knew all the music in it's soundtrack, too.
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    That looks very interesting. Studio musicians...

    That looks very interesting. Studio musicians definitely get overlooked, even though many of them can actually play better than the supposed "stars." Thanks, robdbirch.


    [EDIT] The Wrecking...
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    Joe Pass is generally considered to be one of the...

    Joe Pass is generally considered to be one of the greatest jazz guitarists of the 20th century, but yet he's never included in anyone's 'favorite guitarists' lists. His sophisticated style of...
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    I enjoyed seeing Morris Day and the Time again. ...

    I enjoyed seeing Morris Day and the Time again. Their collab with Bruno Mars for the Prince tribute was great. I didn't even know Mars could play a guitar.

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    I noticed them yesterday. Those are very nice. ...

    I noticed them yesterday. Those are very nice. And can be used for any season.
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    Not once have I heard someone say, "My favorite...

    Not once have I heard someone say, "My favorite guitarist is Steve Cropper."

    Steve Cropper has been the secret ingredient in some of the greatest rock and soul songs in history: As a teenager, he...
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    I am not familiar with Pete Huttlinger. I will...

    I am not familiar with Pete Huttlinger. I will read up on him. Thanks for sharing.
  25. I bought EarMaster Pro for my ear training, and...

    I bought EarMaster Pro for my ear training, and then found out I liked this online site better:

    http://www.musictheory.net/exercises/ear-interval

    Click the gear on the top right to see the...
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