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Joe Bonamassa – Different Shades of Blue TAB Book Review

Written on February 16, 2015 at 10:38 pm, by Jon

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Joe Bonamassa released “Different Shades of Blue” last September and to date it is my favourite Bonamassa album. It features all original tracks and as the title suggests covers all styles of Blues music from the B.B. King style slow …

The Gibson Les Paul: The Illustrated History of the Guitar That Changed Rock Review

Written on February 4, 2015 at 9:30 pm, by pappy

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Do you like Les Pauls?  Of course you do – we all do to some degree or another.  To say that you don’t like Les Pauls would be like saying you don’t like the third leg of a …

Joe Bonamassa – DIfferent Shades of Blue TAB Book Available Soon

Written on December 27, 2014 at 10:39 pm, by Jon

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Hal Leonard have announced that the TAB Book for Joe Bonamassa’s excellent latest release ‘Different Shades of Blue’ (my personal favourite Bonamassa album to date) will be available in the coming weeks from The book will feature precise …

The Fender Archives by Tom Wheeler

Written on December 8, 2014 at 7:50 am, by Jon

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Tom Wheeler was Editor in Chief of Guitar Player and the founding Editorial Director of Bass Player until 1991. Tom has published a number of books including ‘The Soul Of Tone: Celebrating 60 years of Fender Amps’ which I reviewed

Review: The Ultimate Guide to Memorizing the Guitar Fretboard by Erik Buljan

Written on November 11, 2014 at 8:23 am, by Jon

The Ultimate Guide to Memorizing the Guitar Fretboard
“The Ultimate Guide to Memorizing the Guitar Fretboard” is a new ebook by Erik Buljan with the sole aim to help you memorise every note on the fretboard using specially designed exercises. Each exercise expands and unlocks a little more …

Hal Leonard Albert King and SRV TAB Book Review

Written on August 20, 2014 at 8:00 am, by pappy

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You know who rocks? Stevie Ray Vaughan. Even dead, he’s still showing people how to play and he played like a fiend. He brought electric blues to a whole new crowd that had previously been unaware of it …

Hal Leonard Blues Guitar Soloing Review

Written on July 20, 2014 at 2:05 am, by pappy

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Hal Leonard recently sent me a new instructional book by Keith Wyatt called Blues Guitar Soloing and it is packed to the gills with great instruction to take you from the very basics of blues solos (the minor …

Hal Leonard 100 Lessons Review

Written on July 13, 2014 at 4:17 am, by pappy

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My favorite kind of instruction book is one that gives you snippets of information – a quick technique to focus on, instructions on how to do it, and then a couple of bars of music to practice on. …

Guitar Fingers – Essential Technique in Pictures by Ashkan Mashhour

Written on July 7, 2014 at 8:30 am, by Jon

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Ashkan Mashhour, author of Intervallic Fretboard: Towards Improvising on the Guitar, has created his latest book “Guitar Fingers – Essential Technique in Pictures” to help guitarists develop good left and right hand technique through a collection of exercises both …

Review: Truss Rods Made Easy by Gerry Hayes

Written on July 1, 2014 at 8:15 am, by Jon

Gerry Hayes has been building guitars for nearly twenty years and repairing thousands of instruments while running his company Haze Guitars. Gerry has performed everything from straightforward setups to massively complex structural repairs and restorations, “I feel I’ve a …