Guitar Aerobics

Guitar Aerobics: An 80’s Title, But 2016 Worthy

We’re two weeks into 2016.  Right around the time that your willpower begins to wear out on those New Year’s Resolutions.  The gyms will slowly be emptying out over the next few weeks.  The fast food restaurants will be slowly filling back up. What about you?  Did you make any resolutions for guitar?  To record more?  Practice more? I didn’t …

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ToneFiend Guitar Blog

5 More Great Guitar Blogs Worth A Follow

I wrote a popular post a while back called “10 Great Guitar Blogs Worth a Follow”. Well, the time has come to update that list a bit with “5 more great guitar blogs worth a follow”. In no particular order: 1. The personal blog of David Gore, editor and write for Premier Guitar. His in-depth and somewhat eclectic posts …

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Pinn Panelle Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites YouTube

Pinn Pannelle, Pushing the Boundary of Guitar and Technology

  Pinn Panelle, a group headed by guitarist Derek Song, has hit almost 13 million views on their ‘live’ cover of Skrillex’s “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites”. The song is great, and the live cover is perfect.  But the real amazing thing here is the technology.  Check out the Hot Hand the bass player is using to control his instrument. …

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Craigslist, eBay…Reverb?

Where did you buy your last guitar? Chances are, the next guitar (or gear) that you buy could be through the recently funded Buying a guitar, or guitar equipment, can still be oddly challenging. In an era of Uber and Airbnb, it seems like buying and selling musical instruments should be simple, transparent, and safe. And yet it isn’t. …

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Fingerstyle Guitar With Don Ross

Fingerstyle (AKA Fundamentals) with Don Ross

I’ve been trying out the JamPlay video course, Fingerstyle With Don Ross, and I have to say, it’s really good.  For a few reasons: Don is a really likable guy. He’s very clear in his teaching and easy to follow. The exercises build in a sensible and achievable way. The technical side of the course (audio/video quality, etc.) is all …

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