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Your First Song: From Idea to Production
By Rajiv Agarwal - 07/26/2013 - 04:01 AM EDT

A guide for budding producers and artists, detailing the process of creating a song from scratch and understanding various steps involved in producing your first song.


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EP REVIEW: Universe - Chances
By Cyrus Rhodes - 07/23/2013 - 04:12 PM EDT

Alternative

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CD REVIEW: Doug MacDonald Band - Mr. Bones
By Cyrus Rhodes - 07/23/2013 - 03:42 PM EDT

Post-Grunge, Alternative Rock

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Here Is What You Need To Know To Teach Guitar Lessons
By Tom Hess - 07/22/2013 - 12:12 PM EDT

Want to become a guitar teacher? Learn how while avoiding the most common mistakes made by new teachers.


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How To Play Awesome Guitar Licks And Empower Your Lead Guitar Playing Pt. 2
By Tom Hess - 07/15/2013 - 04:40 AM EDT

Do you struggle to play great lead guitar licks? Chances are you’re making the same mistake as most guitarists: You add extra notes to your licks in order to cover up your lack of guitar phrasing skill. To make your lead guitar playing sound great, you must understand how to play every single note in your licks with as much expression as possible. Read this article and learn how.

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How To Play Awesome Guitar Licks And Empower Your Lead Guitar Playing Pt. 1
By Tom Hess - 07/01/2013 - 11:22 AM EDT

Wish you could play killer guitar licks every time you pick up your guitar? The truth is many guitar players think that great guitar licks are made by playing specific notes or scales. However, this usually not the case. As you will find out in this article (and video), the key to playing killer guitar phrases is focusing on ‘how’ you play… not necessarily which notes you use.

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