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  1. Dave Wendler (2201)
    Posted on 8/28/2000 · 6800 Hits
    If we didn't have amplification, the only distortions we would be dealing with would be the occasional broken brace rattling or our strings buzzing against the frets. With the advent of electricity, we opened up a whole new vocabulary of descrip...(more)
  2. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 8/14/2000 · 14565 Hits
    In my last essay <a href="/articles/item.asp?i=71">Discover Your Discomfort</a>, I urged you to become aware of the sensations of discomfort you experience while practicing and playing. The reason is very simple. Until you do, you will not be ab...(more)
  3. Dave Wendler (2201)
    Posted on 8/7/2000 · 9113 Hits
    If you ever read stories about Les Paul, the great guitarist, inventor, and innovator, you are reading a capsule history of the amplification of our favorite instrument. His earliest tries at amplifying his guitar were to take a phonograph needl...(more)
  4. Dave Wendler (2201)
    Posted on 7/23/2000 · 8300 Hits
    Contrary to popular belief, fine acoustic instruments are not necessarily the instruments to have when we are looking for higher gain levels. That being said, in this series of articles we will try to determine not only what are the best instrum...(more)
  5. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 7/17/2000 · 8262 Hits
    Okay, I'm going to explain some powerful things for the practicing guitarist who wants to see RESULTS from their practice. In other words, the guitarist who wants to do what I call CORRECT PRACTICE. <br/><br/> Have you ever had trouble playing...(more)
  6. Will Landrum (293)
    Posted on 7/10/2000 · 13624 Hits
    One of the most powerful ways you can spice up your tunes whether you're recording or playing live is to harmonize your leads and melodies. <br/><br/> When you're ready to sink your teeth into this creative approach, you'll have taken a giant...(more)
  7. Dick Onstenk (2202)
    Posted on 6/19/2000 · 11935 Hits
    <b>What is MP3?</b><br> MP3 is an audio file format that can be stored on a computer. You can recognize it by its extension: MP3. Audio files (WAV files) can be quite large. An MP3 file is an encoded WAV file that has been compressed (anywhere f...(more)
  8. Jamey Andreas (731)
    Posted on 6/19/2000 · 20410 Hits
    Many people begin to play the guitar by learning a few chord changes to their favorite song. In fact, I learned this way. There are many things to be aware of while doing this. There are things to know and do that can make it easier, and guar...(more)
  9. Will Landrum (293)
    Posted on 5/15/2000 · 8010 Hits
    Ever wonder how someone could be so good at what they do? Do you wonder if you could ever be as good as your favorite guitar player? <br/><br/> Well, I'm here to tell you that you can! I'm also here to give you some insight as to how. There a...(more)
  10. Christopher Sung (9641)
    Posted on 5/8/2000 · 14677 Hits
    So you've managed to get the right musicians together to form your band, you've decided on a style, and now it's time to decide what songs you're going to play (your "repertoire"), and how you're going to play them (your "arrangements"). Agreein...(more)
  11. Christopher Sung (9641)
    Posted on 5/2/2000 · 23778 Hits
    OK, so you've turning out to be a pretty good musician. You've been banging on your instrument for a little while now, and things are starting to come together. One of the natural urges at this stage of development is to want to share your tal...(more)
  12. Mark Nemier (623)
    Posted on 5/1/2000 · 15992 Hits
    <i>Editor's Note: This article is adapted from a detailed explanation of ampifier classes and wiring, originally posted in FretBuzz</i> <br/><br/> I work with a lot of engineers, and a number of these guys are audiophiles, meaning they are hard ...(more)
  13. Josh Graves (2401)
    Posted on 3/27/2000 · 47419 Hits
    First of all, let's get acquainted with some terms, as well as some other aspects of key signature theory. The most common of all progressions would be the I-IV-V idea. In the key of C the chords are: C (I), F (IV), and G (V). The one (I) cho...(more)
  14. Christopher Sung (9641)
    Posted on 3/20/2000 · 15786 Hits
    Over the past few months, I've had the privilege of corresponding with a surprising number of older guitarists who have either recently re-discovered the instrument, or are picking it up for the first time. This, in conjunction with a few diffe...(more)
  15. Inactive Member
    Posted on 3/13/2000 · 14599 Hits
    There has been a lot of discussion on this site concerning whether or not it is possible to have perfect pitch or relative pitch or the ability to listen to the radio and accurately call out the chords as they are being played over the radio. <b...(more)
  16. Will Landrum (293)
    Posted on 3/6/2000 · 10486 Hits
    I've talked to a lot of people who's main complaint is "I can't get out of playing the same scale pattern." After a little more probing, I discover that they are totally familiar with the root pentatonic minor pattern, (like A pentatonic min...(more)
  17. WholeNote
    Posted on 3/6/2000 · 6877 Hits
    Recently, some of you may have had the pleasure of sharing guitar stories and tips with <a href="/member/profile/profile.asp?i=5762">Rex Jones</a> through our discussion forums. While Rex leads a very busy life as a biomedical tech in the Chica...(more)
  18. Tony Farinella
    Posted on 2/21/2000 · 8071 Hits
    There are several aspects of cable design one should be aware of when deciding how to construct a cable for use with music instruments or for us in a studio. Awareness of these aspects is certainly not required to buy, use and enjoy a good cable...(more)
  19. Jim Graham (5168)
    Posted on 2/21/2000 · 13799 Hits
    <font size=4>A</font>long with teaching guitar and bass at two music schools, playing bass in a rock band and promoting my own independent CDs, I play solo guitar at a number of weddings each year. These are a very different type of booking tha...(more)
  20. Ronnie Harris (178)
    Posted on 2/14/2000 · 7203 Hits
    It seems people are always quoting various things as to the number one cause of this or that. I myself believe that the number one killer of bands is <b>the wrong attitude</b>. There seems to be three common problems: <br/><br/> <ol><li>Personal...(more)