Archive | August, 2011
Originally when it hit the scene, the Stratocaster was released in a 2-color sunburst finish on a solid, deeply contoured ash body, a one-piece maple neck with 21 frets, black dot inlays, and Kluson machine heads, until 1956, when Fender started making bodies made from solid alder.

SMG Review: Fender American Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar

Originally when it hit the scene, the Stratocaster was released in a 2-color sunburst finish on a solid, deeply contoured ash body, a one-piece maple neck with 21 frets, black dot inlays, and Kluson machine heads, until 1956, when Fender started making bodies made from solid alder.

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In this lesson, we'll discuss the history of Aeolian mode, it's significance, study the scale pattern most closely associated with Aeolian mode, as well as learn a cool Aeolian chord progression.

SMG Guitar Lesson #17: Aeolian Mode

In this lesson, we’ll discuss the history of Aeolian mode, it’s significance, study the scale pattern most closely associated with Aeolian mode, as well as learn a cool Aeolian chord progression.

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There has been a huge influx of popular video games focused on “virtually living the dream” and promising to transform your youngster or teen into the next Guitar Hero. This insurgence of guitar based gaming has done a great job of reintroducing REAL guitar driven music to young potential shredders...

SMG Review: You Rock Guitar by Inspired Instruments!

There has been a huge influx of popular video games focused on “virtually living the dream” and promising to transform your youngster or teen into the next Guitar Hero. This insurgence of guitar based gaming has done a great job of reintroducing REAL guitar driven music to young potential shredders…

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The Mixolydian mode that we know today is very different than that of the Greeks. Modern day Mixolydian mode didn't begin to take shape until around the middle ages through various translations, mistranslations, and alterations at the dawn of Gregorian chant.

SMG Guitar Lesson #16: Mixolydian Mode

The Mixolydian mode that we know today is very different than that of the Greeks. Modern day Mixolydian mode didn’t begin to take shape until around the middle ages through various translations, mistranslations, and alterations at the dawn of Gregorian chant.

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There are many great guitarists that have come and go. Those who inspire and innovate are highly regarded by adoring fans. Who do you feel is the most over-rated guitarist of them all?

SMG Poll: Who’s the Most Over-rated Guitarist?

There are many great guitarists that have come and go. Those who inspire and innovate are highly regarded by adoring fans. Who do you feel is the most over-rated guitarist of them all?

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The new Fender Blacktop felt pretty good in my hand. The neck resembles the 60’s neck which is a bit thinner and easier to play. I wouldn’t say it’s a fast neck, but it’s definitely not slow either. The alder body has a great tone to it, nice and fat. The larger scale of the neck is nice, giving more room in between each of the 22 frets.

SMG Review: Fender Blacktop Stratocaster HH Electric Guitar with Floyd Rose Tremolo

The new Fender Blacktop felt pretty good in my hand. The neck resembles the 60’s neck which is a bit thinner and easier to play. I wouldn’t say it’s a fast neck, but it’s definitely not slow either. The alder body has a great tone to it, nice and fat. The larger scale of the […]

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