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Interview with Regi "The Teacha" Wooten

January 30, 2011

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My motives in doing these interviews is somewhat selfish, I want to touch a bit of greatness, and bring it to you as well. That is exactly what I was able to do in speaking with Mr. Regi Wooten.  An incredibly innovative and talented player as well as thoughtful man. I found the same freedom and inspiration in his thinking as I […]

Rasgueado Guitar Technique

January 24, 2011

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http://www.guitarvideochannel.com/ui/jwplayer/player.swf Rasgueado is a flamenco guitar strumming technique using the back of the right hand fingernails in a similar way that a flatpicking guitarist would use the pick, creating a very Spanish sound. Adding a capo to your guitar creates an authentic sound. Here are the chords we will use in this lesson: Begin with […]

Get To Know Greg Smith Bassist for Ted Nugent

January 23, 2011

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Ah my first interview with an artist.  You’d think I’d be nervous. Either I’m over confident or Greg Smith was that accommodating.  Things became much easier when I learned we lived close by.  Now don’t go trying to find Greg’s house just yet.  His current boss is, that’s right, Mr. Ted Nugent.  If you know […]

Stand Up And Shout! iStand by Hercules Review

January 19, 2011

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On one of my recent guitar junkie trips to my local music shop the iStand by Hercules caught my eye.  Looked to be a sturdy, portable stand that I could toss in my gig bag to take to the gig.  I contacted the company and they were more than obliged to send one out for […]

Hold On Loosely – Hands, Health and Handmaster Review.

January 17, 2011

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What good is spending hours working on speed, melody, timing and firing breathing (Think Gene reads my blog?) techniques if your hands fail you?  On a cold winter day you don’t turn the key in the ol’ Camaro and count on it being warmed up and ready to do a buck nineteen as you cruise […]

Playing and Reading Eighth Note Rhythms

January 8, 2011

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A few weeks back, I posted an article on reading music notation in the Bass Clef. I covered basic open strings and rhythms. This week I want to get back to those ideas and expand on rhythms a bit. In my opinion, being able to account for the smallest measurement of rhythm, whether playing or reading, […]

The String Cleaner By Tone Gear

January 5, 2011

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The String Cleaner by Tone Gear boasts it’s “The Ultimate String Cleaning Tool”  How can I dispute a claim like that?  After trying it out on a few guitars and basses I will say it is the easiest.  What makes it stand out is it’s ability to clip into place while it wipes my strings […]