Archive | February, 2012
As with all scale patterns, it's important to learn it in a way that is musical, so that you'll have some ideas to branch off from while improvising. Here's an easy beginner exercise using only the notes in this scale pattern.

SMG Guitar Lesson #28: Blues Scale in 5th Octave Position

As with all scale patterns, it’s important to learn it in a way that is musical, so that you’ll have some ideas to branch off from while improvising. Here’s an easy beginner exercise using only the notes in this scale pattern.

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Right from the moment I set my hands on it, the PRS SE Zach Myers felt like all Paul Reed Smith guitars. It’s on the heavy side with a moderately slow neck. It’s pretty comfortable and grippy with a nice powdery finish on the neck. The Mahogany body has a nice tone with decent sustain on both the clean and overdriven channels.

SMG Review: Paul Reed Smith SE Zach Myers Signature Electric Guitar

Right from the moment I set my hands on it, the PRS SE Zach Myers felt like all Paul Reed Smith guitars. It’s on the heavy side with a moderately slow neck. It’s pretty comfortable and grippy with a nice powdery finish on the neck. The Mahogany body has a nice tone with decent sustain […]

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The JetSlide is a simple, yet uniquely shaped and effective guitar slide. The slide portion is a solid bar of brass, stainless steel, or copper that runs nearly finger length and curves up at the end, giving the appearance of a jet plane’s fuselage and tailpiece.

SMG Review: Ring it and Rock it with JetSlide!

The JetSlide is a simple, yet uniquely shaped and effective guitar slide. The slide portion is a solid bar of brass, stainless steel, or copper that runs nearly finger length and curves up at the end, giving the appearance of a jet plane’s fuselage and tailpiece.

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In this lesson we'll cover the blues scale in the fourth octave position, how to play it, as well as a beginner and an intermediate level exercise.

SMG Guitar Lesson #27: Blues Scale in 4th Octave Position

In this lesson we’ll cover the blues scale in the fourth octave position, how to play it, as well as a beginner and an intermediate level exercise.

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Music and mysticism go hand in hand whether it is commonly realized or not.

Guitar Zen: The Spirit of Music

Music and mysticism go hand in hand whether it is commonly realized or not.

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ELO had lots of hit singles but they never had a number one hit. I mostly ignored ELO and Jeff Lynne for many years....

SMG Musician Spotlight: Jeff Lynne and Electric Light Orchestra

ELO had lots of hit singles but they never had a number one hit. I mostly ignored ELO and Jeff Lynne for many years….

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