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Fuel for the Fire:
“The function of music is to release us from the tyranny of conscious thought.”
– Sir Thomas Beecham
What’s Burning This Week:
>> Art Lovers Flock to See “Jimi Henchicks” An obscure art exhibition featuring live birds “playing” electric guitars has become a runaway hit and internet sensation. Last week people going to the exhibition at the Barbican centre in London were waiting up to 90 minutes to see the birds perform — with queues far longer than for the blockbuster Van Gogh exhibition at the Royal Academy. Read the full article and check out the video of the birds below:
>> Entertaining rock and roll expression or blasphemy? Gibson examines the art of guitar smashing with “5 Ways to Destroy a Guitar” featuring Jimi Hendrix, Pete Townshend, Kurt Cobain, Ritchie Blackmore & Stevie Ray Vaughn. Read the full article or check our favorites from the list with videos below:
Set It on Fire Like Jimi Hendrix
Play The Hell Out of It Like Stevie Ray Vaughan
Hot Topic of the Week:
>> Are guitar video games good for teaching kids guitar or should they just try the real thing?
Let us know your thoughts on this topic in the comments!
Featured TrueFire Guitar Lesson of the Week:
>> “Amazing Grace” from Fretboard Epiphanies
This example illustrates the creation of the arrangement. The first chorus features mainly the bass and the melody. Later, harmonies and chords are introduced. Then, chord substitutions are made and some filler notes are added.