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InSound: 9 Last Minute Gifts for Musicians Who Have Everything – ALC

In this holiday edition of InSound, Julie Ruin guitarist and Adorama Learning Center contributor Sara Landeau tells us her top last-minute gift ideas for any hard to shop for musicians and gearheads in your life.
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Episode 19 – Interview With Christopher Sutton – CEO of Musical-U

Musical U - Helping To Redress The Balance In Musical Aural Training One of the great benefits of the Internet in these days of constricting budgets in music education establishments and poor musical provision within...

Image of Virgin Mary and Jesus Shows Up on a Paul Gilbert Ibanez Signature...

People have reported seeing the likeness of the Virgin Mary on lattes, rocks, a Chicago highway underpass and, most famously, a grilled cheese sandwich that eventually sold for $28,000 on eBay in 2004.

Major Pentatonic Scale – How To Play Guitar – Stage 5 Guitar Lesson [IM-153]

In this guitar lesson I wil show you how to play the Major Pentatonic Scale. A basic shape that you already know but with a different root note!! Find th

Five Tips for Being a Smarter Acoustic Player

Electric guitar and acoustic guitar are two very different beasts. So why is it so many electric guitarists try to apply the same techniques when they play an acoustic?
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Five Must-Know Jazz Guitar Turnarounds

When learning how to play jazz guitar, one of the most important chord progressions you can spend time practicing room is the “turnaround.” Turnarounds often occur at the end of a tune, or a section of a tune, and they essentially are used to “turn the tune back around” to the top of the form or start of the next section. Hence the name.

How to Spot a Fake Fender Strat in Seconds

At some point, Kennis Russell bought a used Stratocaster at his local guitar shop. Within a few seconds, however, Russell—a guitarist who provides backing tracks, gear demos and reviews on YouTube—realized it was a fake. "Someone had rubbed off the Squier logo from the headstock and put a fake Fender waterslide on it," Russell says.
Musicians Moving Online David-Wallimann

Episode 16 – Musician’s Moving Online 1 – Interview With David Wallimann

Musician's Moving Online 1 - Youtube Guitar Guru David WallimannThis is the first in a series of podcasts (which are not offered in sequential order across the series) which deals with the subject of...
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Cool Chord Progressions

Learning Cool Chord Progressions Up The Fretboard If you are looking for ways to really help make your playing stand out, then your in for a treat. This lesson features some really cool chord progressions...
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The NAMM Show 2017 – Guitar News, Reviews & Gear

LATEST GUITAR UPDATES FROM THE NAMM SHOW 2017 We will be updating this page with all relevant news from the NAMM show in relation to the guitar. The show begins on January the 17th, should...

Got Some Spare Cash? The 10 Most Expensive Guitars in 2017!

10 Most Expensive Guitars in the World 2017The list's honorable mentions include a 1958 Gibson Explorer sold for $611,000, Paul McCartney's Rex guitar sold for $615,000, Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Lenny" Fender Stratocaster sold for...

The Spy – (guitar lesson)

“ Guitar lesson for the song "The Spy" by The Doors. This tutorial is primarily for beginners.”