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Rutbuster: Emulate Other Instruments

Rutbuster: Emulate Other Instruments

We're back with a third installment of the Rutbuster series. For the first two posts in this series, see here and here. The idea here is to emulate other instruments with your guitar. And no, I'm not suggesting you buy a MIDI guitar to trigger virtual instruments...

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A Secret to Better Live Guitar Tone

A Secret to Better Live Guitar Tone

Believe it or not, great bedroom and studio guitar tones don't always translate to great live guitar tones. But there is an overlooked resource that can help you dial in your live tones...the sound guy. Lots of guitarists avoid talking to sound guys...you know, those...

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Rutbuster: Play Without a Pick

Rutbuster: Play Without a Pick

This is the second post in a series called Rutbusters. Check out the first post if you haven't already. The idea for this second rutbuster is super simple...play without a pick. This is not a lesson on fingerstyle guitar. It's just my attempt to get you electric...

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Cookin’ Up Tones – Vol. 1

Cookin’ Up Tones – Vol. 1

For this new Cookin' Up Tones series I'll be demoing an interesting tone that I've come up with. Then I'll let you hear the dry amp tone, followed by samples of each pedal in the signal chain added one at a time. This allows you to hear what each pedal or effect does...

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Rutbuster: Rhythmic Limitation

Rutbuster: Rhythmic Limitation

This is the first in a series of blog posts intended to get you out of a rut with your guitar playing. It's all too easy (and common) to lose momentum with learning the guitar. Your playing becomes predictable, repetitive, boring. Enter the rutbuster. The first...

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My Top 7 Tips for Solo Guitar Arrangements

My Top 7 Tips for Solo Guitar Arrangements

Most of the time I'm playing guitar in a band context, but occasionally I get to play unaccompanied solo guitar arrangements. Here are my top 7 tips for creating interesting and memorable solo guitar arrangements. 1. Transpose the Melody to Different Octaves The...

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