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Metal Allegience

Metal Allegience

andy partridge | November 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

METAL ALLEGIANCE TO BRING THEIR MUSICAL CRUSADE TO THE HOUSE OF BLUES IN ANAHEIM ON JANUARY 21st, 2015 All-Star Lineup Consisting Of Frank Bello, Charlie Benante, Chuck Billy, Chris Broderick, David Ellefson, Scott Ian, Andreas Kisser, Mark Osegueda, Mike Portnoy, Troy Sanders, Alex Skolnick and John Tempesta Unite For An Unforgettable Night Of Music Special […]

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Andy | October 26, 2014 | 12 Comments

This is my new Sunday morning wake-up. Uplifting and inspirational. I can’t believe I only just came across this fantastic duo. Even if this isn’t your kind of music, you have to admire the talent. Let me know what you think…

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Experience Hendrix

Experience Hendrix

Andy | October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The 18th October saw the final gig of the 2014 “Experience Hendrix” tour at The Fox Theatre in Oakland CA. Sixteen musicians graced the tour, including founder of heavy metal band Black Label Society and former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zak Wylde. Jimi Hendrix is essential education for all guitarists and he played in a time […]

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Martin Guitars. Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton etc

Martin Guitars. Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton etc

Andy | May 12, 2014 | 3 Comments

The Martin Guitar Co. Acoustic guitars have been a part of the landscape of rock, country, and popular music since before the terms were invented. Standing head and shoulders above other brands in the market like Gibson and Takamine are the incomparable instruments of Martin and Co. Martin guitars. They are at the top of […]

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Guitar Sounds: Clapton, Hendrix, Slash or Vai?

Guitar Sounds: Clapton, Hendrix, Slash or Vai?

Andy | May 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Stop wasting time emulating your hero’s and find your own unique sound! Time and time again I get students coming to me and saying I want to sound like Clapton, Hendrix, Slash or Vai…and so the list goes on. Only yesterday a guy started having lessons with me and said “I spent 20 years plus […]

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My First Guitar

My First Guitar

andy partridge | April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Andy Partridge shares some thoughts about the first guitar he ever bought, as well as some great anecdotes from some professionals within the business. Almost everyone remembers the first guitar they bought, in much the same way as other ”first time experiences” become instilled in your memory; like first houses, cars, loves and – ahem – sexual experience. I still lovingly look […]

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Guitar Auctions. A Sound Investment?

Guitar Auctions. A Sound Investment?

andy partridge | March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Before interest in vintage guitars began to increase in the mid to late 1970’s, it was still easy to obtain a great vintage instrument at a very reasonable price. After all, they were just “used guitars,” right? Old guitars were a dime a dozen, hanging in pawn shop windows, carelessly shuffled around and sometimes hidden behind the racks of shiny new Stratocasters and Les Pauls. Gradually, […]

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Top 10 Guitar Cover Songs . From the 1970's

Top 10 Guitar Cover Songs . From the 1970's

andy partridge | February 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our choice of the Top 10 Guitar Cover Songs. From the 1970’s 10.Smoking In The Boys’ Room – Motley Crue http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oVBvxA0mm0 Originally performed by Brownsville Station Now this song by no means deserves to be this high in the countdown. I wouldn’t consider this song to be their strongest cover choice, or even consider the song to be […]

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Guitar Chord Values

Guitar Chord Values

Andy | January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

When we first begin learning guitar, we usually start by learning the basic major and minor chords – made up of root, third (or flat third) and fifth degrees – and these form the basis of our chord vocabulary as we progress. I remember when one of my friends first showed me how to play […]

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Lessons Learned as a Guitar Teacher

Lessons Learned as a Guitar Teacher

Andy | December 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

“How did you get to be a guitar teacher then?” (I imagine) I hear you ask. Well, I’d love to pretend that there always lay within me a deep and abiding passion to educate – that I was driven by a burning desire to light the way for other musicians setting out on the same journey […]

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How To Use A Guitar Capo

How To Use A Guitar Capo

Andy | November 28, 2013 | 2 Comments

Think of Paul Weller’s ‘Wild Wood’,  Oasis’ ‘Wonderwall’ and Travis’ ‘Why Does It Always Rain On Me’ … you’ll never get any of them to sound right on guitar without one of these. Rikky Rooksby explains. The capo is a fabulous gadget. To use it properly is to love it. No batteries, no re-charging, no […]

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SnakePick Review

SnakePick Review

Andy | August 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Invented by guitarist Paul Slingsby, who resides in Australia’s fabulous Gold Coast, the SnakePick has been primarily designed to mitigate the risk of your standard pick from slipping from your grasp due to sweaty fingers, especially whilst performing live. However, Paul also noticed how much his guitar students were having to concentrate on controlling their […]

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Guitar Coach Now On iPhone

Guitar Coach Now On iPhone

Andy | July 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

We’re delighted to announce that you can now read, listen, watch and enjoy Guitar Coach magazine on your iPhone, as well as iPad and iPod Touch. We’re also starting work on the Android version – so we’ll keep you posted! Here’s the download link to grab your FREE copy of the latest Issue. And remember […]

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Learning The Guitar Fretboard

Learning The Guitar Fretboard

Andy | July 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

Learning the guitar fretboard is not hard. If you want to be more than just a casual player, you need to know how the notes on the fretboard are arranged. The video explains this lesson in about 4 minutes, but read on if you prefer a written version. STEP ONE The first thing to understand is that […]

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