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Premier Guitar is hosting a guitar giveaway in which you can win a Blues Pro designed by Buzz Feiten.

From Premier Guitar:

The BluesPro holds a special place in Buzz’s heart, because it reminds him of his roots with the Butterfield Blues Band, and that magical period of music. It is available in a transparent Red finish, with Cream accents, and an aggressive bridge Humbucker that lets all that beautiful acoustic sustain from the alder/flame maple combo come blazing through!

Prize: Buzz Feiten BluesPro Guitar (MSRP: $2,999)

Contest Ends: October 27, 2014

Open To: All territories except where prohibited

How To Enter: Fill out the Survey

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Our new guitar practice session, Bm Up & Down the Neck, will teach you how to play a Bm triad at 8 different positions on the neck. Working through this video regularly with Peter will allow you to accomplish two main goals. From a technical side, you’ll be able to work on position shifting and learning your guitar neck better. From a playing standpoint, these triads can be used in a rhythm setting to accompany another guitarist or you can sprinkle them into your solos for variety. Either way, this is a great practice guide that should get your left hand moving all over the place.

Bm Guitar Triads Lesson

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Guitar-Contest

 

Guitar Player and Rolling Stones Gear are hosting a giveaway in which you can win the same equipment brands that have been used by the Rolling Stones, including Fender, Martin, Framus, Zemaitis, Gretsch, and Vox. Also included in the giveaway is the new book, Rolling Stones Gear: All the Stones’ Instruments from Stage to Studio by Andy Babiuk and Greg Prevost.

Prize:

Framus 5/150 Star Bass guitar: ARV: $2,499.99
Fender American Vintage ’52 Telecaster® guitar with case: ARV: $2,499.99
Fender Vibro-King® Amplifier: ARV: $4,999.99
Gretsch USA Custom 4 piece configuration drum set with Gibraltar 9 piece hardware: ARV: $5,747.96
Gretsch USA Custom Round Badge 4-piece Kit Finish: Satin Natural
14 x 22 Bass Drum
8 x 12 Mounted Tom
16 x 16 Floor Tom
5 x 14 Snare Drum
Gibraltar Hardware
Bass Drum Pedal / Model 6711DD
Drummer’s Throne / Model 5608
(2) Snare Stands / Model 6706
(4) Boom Cymbal Stands / Model 6709
Hi-Hat Stand / Model 6707
Zemaitis CSMF101 NT Custom Shop Metal Front Guitar: ARV: $5,498.00
Vox AC-30C2X Amplifier: ARV: $1,359.99
Rolling Stones Gear: All the Stones’ Instruments from Stage to Studio book by Andy Babiuk: ARV: $60.00
Martin D18 acoustic guitar with case: ARV: $2,899.00

Contest Ends: October 31, 2014

Open To: 18+ legal U.S. residents

How To Enter: Fill out the Entry Form

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Our Creating Acoustic Solos lesson package is now available as a Book and 2 DVDs.  This six lesson course by Peter Vogl will show you an approach to writing your own guitar solos.  We’ll start with the basics like using scales and chord tones to create a solo that is in key.  Next, we’ll start learning more advanced techniques like double stops and hammer-ons while also adding concepts like arpeggios and chromatic tones.  Each lesson features a progressively harder solo. These solos can be played on their own or linked together for a long and challenging effort.  Click here to watch a preview.

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Premier Guitar is hosting a gear giveaway in which you can win a set of Atomics vintage-style pickups from Lust for Tone.

From LustforTone.com:

A true Virtuoso in every sense of the word, the massive tone labeled as the ‘Brown Sound” which is still the most sought after guitar today. The soaring lead work, acrobatic hammer-ons, pull-offs with speed and finesse, whammy-bar dives, and unique trademark two-handed tapping licks just mesmerized us all. The Atomics pickup set captures the essence of this era in American hard rock for that muscular arena rock tone.

Prize: Three winners will receive a set of Handmade Vintage Humbucker Guitar Pickups

Contest Ends: October 20, 2014

Open To: All territories except where prohibited

How To Enter: Fill out the Survey

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The Old GuitaristThe guitar is a wonderful instrument. So wonderful, in fact, that it doesn’t matter if you’re a child or an elder trying to learn how to play. Depending on the method of approach, the guitar can be an instrument where a novice can learn to strum a few chords and play along with a multitude of songs, or it can include the type of in-depth study that leads to virtuosity.

In a blog for Seymour Duncan, Dave Eichenberger writes:

Throughout my performing and teaching life, I’ve had lots of older people coming up to me and telling me that they’ve always wanted to play guitar. This is followed by the usual excuse of wishing they’d started when they were young, or even the very morbid “I don’t have much time left, and it takes years to become a pro.” Well, yeah it does, but learning something like guitar does not always have to be something you start very young. In fact, there is nothing about guitar that specifically states you have to be young to do it. It is true, then, that you are never too old to learn…

The advantage of starting later is that you’re probably not seeking to become a virtuoso, land a record deal, and go on tour. You want to play the music that you grew up with and the guitar is perfect for that. So if you didn’t learn when you were a child, then the time to start is now! The preconceived notion that playing the guitar is hard is completely incorrect. Like any new technique, learning correctly can make it very easy to play.

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Our new free guitar lesson will teach you how to play the chord progressions to four popular songs.  We’ll start with Stop and Stare by OneRepublic (E, Emaj7, C#m7, Asus2) and use a series of down strokes along with some accents for the strum pattern. Our next song will be Under the Milky Way by The Church. This time we’ll use a slightly more difficult strum pattern and some fun chords (Am, Amsus4, Fmaj7, G). We’ll have to really work on nailing the right hand stops in the strum pattern for Horse With No Name by America (Em, F#m13). Finally, we’ll figure out the campfire classic Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison (G, C, G, D). You’ll find the chord diagrams and strumming notation for each song on the video. If you need more help with strumming, check out our Muted Strumming practice session series.


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