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CD REVIEW: A.B. Clyde and the Kitty Litters - Muscle Beach
By Cyrus Rhodes - 08/18/2015 - 06:31 PM EDT


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How To Make Your Legato Guitar Technique Clean & Articulate
By Tom Hess - 08/17/2015 - 06:03 PM EDT

Is your legato technique in need of some serious improvement, but youíre not sure how to go about it? Fortunately, you donít need to search for any special exercises to do this - you must simply use the best practicing methods for developing the technique, just like all the great players do. By doing this, the quality of your legato playing will quickly skyrocket.  

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The Biggest Reason Great Guitarists Are Great And Mediocre Guitarists Are Not
By Tom Hess - 08/14/2015 - 06:44 PM EDT

Have you ever asked yourself what the single biggest thing that separates the best guitarists in the world from every other mediocre guitar player is? Iíll give you a hint: it has nothing to do with how much time you spend practicing.

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How to Write a Memorable Melody: When in Doubt, Make No Sense
By Anthony Ceseri - 08/11/2015 - 06:40 PM EDT

Your music has to be marketable if your goal is to get it heard by the masses.  There are a lot of standard tools you can use to help increase the marketability of your music, but here I want to talk about a pretty simple one you can get started with right away.

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Why You Struggle To Express Emotions On Guitar
By Tom Hess - 08/03/2015 - 05:40 PM EDT

Ever felt like expressing true passion and emotion with guitar is an ability you must have been born with or youíve better forget about it?

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