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In my quest to create a life of Zen by way of shredding, I have almost primarily leaned on Ibanez guitars to provide such tools...

SMG Review: Ibanez RGD7421 – A Metalhead’s Dream Axe!

In my quest to create a life of Zen by way of shredding, I have almost primarily leaned on Ibanez guitars to provide such tools…

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There have been a collection of artists who have recorded albums that will stand the test of time. Classic Rock music has a broad appeal and each generation has influenced and shaped the next... but who is the best of the best?

SMG Poll: What’s the Most Influential Rock Guitar Album of all Time?

There have been a collection of artists who have recorded albums that will stand the test of time. Classic Rock music has a broad appeal and each generation has influenced and shaped the next… but who is the best of the best?

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Guitarists are often asked who their influences are. Depending on the style of music, they typically name a lot of the same people and bands, and for good reason....

About Guitar: My Influences Change on a Daily Basis!

Guitarists are often asked who their influences are. Depending on the style of music, they typically name a lot of the same people and bands, and for good reason….

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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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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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