Archive | May, 2011
Downtown Vintage Guitars is NOT your ordinary guitar shop. It doesn't have hundreds of brand new guitars hanging on the walls. It doesn't have the multiple departments like your local Guitar Center or other big chains. But it has other things that those big stores do not have.... like VIBE and PERSONALITY!

SMG Explores: Downtown Vintage Guitars, Las Vegas!

Downtown Vintage Guitars is NOT your ordinary guitar shop. It doesn’t have hundreds of brand new guitars hanging on the walls. It doesn’t have the multiple departments like your local Guitar Center or other big chains. But it has other things that those big stores do not have…. like VIBE and PERSONALITY!

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If you're like an overwhelming majority of guitar players, chances are you probably learned to mostly play by ear, are mostly self-taught, are pretty good at reading "tabs", but have little or no experience when it comes to reading music. While it can take years of music lessons to fully be able to read music...

SMG Guitar Lesson #6: A Beginners Guide to Reading Music!

If you’re like an overwhelming majority of guitar players, chances are you probably learned to mostly play by ear, are mostly self-taught, are pretty good at reading “tabs”, but have little or no experience when it comes to reading music. While it can take years of music lessons to fully be able to read music…

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Are you a big dreamer with a solid vision? Do you have the skills and the tools to put that vision into action? What do you need to make that dream come to life.... money, connections, talent? Yeah, having the natural ability and the money to put it where your mouth is goes a very long way. But in reality, all you need is YOU!

Guitar Zen: Turn a Vision Into Reality!

Are you a big dreamer with a solid vision? Do you have the skills and the tools to put that vision into action? What do you need to make that dream come to life…. money, connections, talent? Yeah, having the natural ability and the money to put it where your mouth is goes a very […]

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A Les Paul for those who want a Les Paul with a bit of attitude. It has the sound and playability that you'd expect from a Les Paul. The worn ebony finish is designed to emulate the aesthetic character found in aged instruments. This Les Paul comes with a combination of a single coil P-90 in the neck and a BurstBucker 3 in the bridge.

SMG REVIEW: Gibson Les Paul BFG with Tremolo

A Les Paul for those who want a Les Paul with a bit of attitude. It has the sound and playability that you’d expect from a Les Paul. The worn ebony finish is designed to emulate the aesthetic character found in aged instruments. This Les Paul comes with a combination of a single coil P-90 […]

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In the last lesson, I introduced the note wheel and showed you how it can be used to label all the notes on the guitar. Now I want to show you how something called “intervals” relate to the note wheel to create what I call the “Musical Compass” Intervals are kind of like the inch markers on a ruler. They allow you to measure the distance between notes.

SMG Guitar Lesson #5: The Musical Compass

In the last lesson, I introduced the note wheel and showed you how it can be used to label all the notes on the guitar. Now I want to show you how something called “intervals” relate to the note wheel to create what I call the “Musical Compass” Intervals are kind of like the inch […]

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