Tips from the Pros

June 24, 2016

Recently, I had to memorize 24 Black Sabbath songs for a gig.

June 24, 2016

Sticky fretboards—we’ve all been there: trying to bend notes and sticking halfway through the bend, sliding up to a note only to chatter on ...

June 24, 2016

A skill worth developing as much as your guitar chops is the fine art of making solid contacts in the music industry.

May 27, 2016

From amp sims to vintage emulations, plug-ins are part of today’s virtual effects racks in the studio.

April 28, 2016

If there is one hard-fought battle that consistently emerges in the music industry, it’s the one surrounding trademarks.

March 2, 2016

Session guitarists walk into studios like gunslingers laying down track after track of grooves, licks, and solos that make recordings come a...

March 2, 2016

You like the beefy sound of humbuckers, but also the clarity of single-coils.

January 15, 2016

You can make dramatic changes to a guitar’s tone with EQ, so here are some common tonal options.

December 8, 2015

As I said last month, the mysterious man who walked into the room while we were jamming on Cream tunes was the producer Bob Ezrin.

November 2, 2015

Why create your own guitar loops? Because sometimes you nail a part and want to repeat it—or, especially, modify it (create variations, tran...


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