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7 Guitars That Changed Music History

1. Gibson L-5 First introduced: 1923 Also Known As: The First Masterpiece Notable Players: Mother Maybelle Carter, Eddie Lang, Wes Montgomery, Scotty Moo...

7 Tips for Working with Substitute Musicians

by Rich Tozzoli Back in school, a substitute teacher usually meant you had a do-nothing day ahead. But if you’re a musician who needs someone to substitute f...

7 Ways to Tour (Without Getting in the Van)

by Tammy Brackett Let’s face it. Touring is enticing and exciting, but can also be financially exasperating and emotionally draining. Once the modus operandi...

Recording Digitally: 7 Helpers for Guitarists

by Rich Tozzoli Whether you’re on your laptop running freeware or laying down tracks on a $75,000 digital rig, take a few tips on computer-based recording. ...

77 Awesomely Weird Guitars

If we told you that there's a guitar shaped like the ol' twig and berries called the Wangcaster you'd probably believe us. You're a guitar player for god sakes;...

7 Thoughts on Teaching and Learning Guitar

by Lauren Passarelli Knowledge speaks, wisdom listens. When I listen, I can hear whether my students are ready to absorb what I have to offer. First I nee...

7 Deadly Sins of Playing a Live Gig

1. Noodling Between Tunes There’s no good reason to be playing little licks and riffs between songs. It’s unprofessional and annoys bandmates who are ready to ...

7 Pioneers of Guitar

by Steve "Red" Lasner 1. Les Paul (1915-2009) Les Paul was jazz and country guitarist, songwriter and inventor. He was a pioneer in the development of the s...