Archive | June, 2011
The Reverend Guitars Rick Vito Signature Series Electric Guitar was designed in collaboration with Rick Vito of Fleetwood Mac. Rick has worked with Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Todd Rundgren, John Fogerty, Bob Seger, Roger McGuinn, John Mayall, Hank Williams Jr., The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, and many others.

SMG Review: The Reverend Rick Vito Signature Series Guitar

The Reverend Guitars Rick Vito Signature Series Electric Guitar was designed in collaboration with Rick Vito of Fleetwood Mac. Rick has worked with Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Todd Rundgren, John Fogerty, Bob Seger, Roger McGuinn, John Mayall, Hank Williams Jr., The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, and many others.

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This is not going to be your average blog post on how to buy a guitar. I look at it as more of a logical approach to deciding what kind of guitar you NEED! With that being said, do you ever see a guitar that catches your eye....and that's it....you've got to have THAT guitar? I understand all too well as I have been guilty of that very thing.

SMG TIPS: The Art of Acquiring
Guitars, Part 1

This is not going to be your average blog post on how to buy a guitar. I look at it as more of a logical approach to deciding what kind of guitar you NEED! With that being said, do you ever see a guitar that catches your eye….and that’s it….you’ve got to have THAT guitar? […]

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In this video, we'll discuss what modes are and how to use them. Don't worry, If Bill and Ted can do it, so can you! There are seven modes: Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian...

SMG Guitar Lesson #11: Understanding Modes

In this video, we’ll discuss what modes are and how to use them. Don’t worry, If Bill and Ted can do it, so can you! There are seven modes: Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian…

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As an 18 year old, Bob Taylor began working at American Dream building guitars for owner Sam Radding, where Kurt Listug was already an employee. When Radding decided to sell the business in 1974, Taylor, Listug, and Schemmer bought American Dream.

SMG Review: Taylor DN3 Sapele/Spruce Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

As an 18 year old, Bob Taylor began working at American Dream building guitars for owner Sam Radding, where Kurt Listug was already an employee. When Radding decided to sell the business in 1974, Taylor, Listug, and Schemmer bought American Dream.

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Vivian Campbell is finishing up his stint with Thin Lizzy and is about to go on the road to promote the new Def Leppard album titled Mirror Ball: Live & More. SMG hooked up with Campbell to get the inside skinny on his gear, the new record, and the Dio feud.

SMG Interview: Vivian Campbell’s Excellent Adventure

Vivian Campbell is finishing up his stint with Thin Lizzy and is about to go on the road to promote the new Def Leppard album titled Mirror Ball: Live & More. SMG hooked up with Campbell to get the inside skinny on his gear, the new record, and the Dio feud.

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Knowing what key you are in has it's advantages. If you play lead, you'll be more aware of which scales you can use when improvising. And if you're a songwriter, you'll be better able to arrange and transpose a song to suit your needs. But knowing which key you're in isn't always an easy task...

SMG Guitar Lesson #10: What Key Are You In?

Knowing what key you are in has it’s advantages. If you play lead, you’ll be more aware of which scales you can use when improvising. And if you’re a songwriter, you’ll be better able to arrange and transpose a song to suit your needs. But knowing which key you’re in isn’t always an easy task…

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