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March 16, 2017

From writing songs to sniffing out samples of your recordings, one of the most important bodies of knowledge for any musician to have is of ...

March 16, 2017

Computers are wonderful, but using one with guitar has two “gotchas”: latency (the delay between hitting a note and hearing it after it goes...

February 22, 2017

Guitars are naturally percussive—pluck a string, and a quick transient decays rapidly.

January 25, 2017

“I found an investor” are four words that often change careers and relationships.

December 1, 2016

For Birdsong at Morning’s latest, A Slight Departure [Blue Gentian], guitarist/producer Alan Williams didn’t just craft beautiful acoustic t...

October 17, 2016

GP columnist Scott Mathews challenges your guitar lust.

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.

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