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Guitar Guide: How to Change Chords Smoothly

(Guest post from Marc-Andre Seguin from JazzGuitarLessons.net) One of the first things we learn when we first pick up a guitar is how to play our first couple of chords. This can be an extremely rewarding thing as you can learn some of your favorite songs within the first few days – depending, of course, on what […]

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So many contemporary guitarists cite Steve Howe as an integral influence on their playing. Why you ask? To begin with, Howe is so proficient that you'll find him playing styles such as: classical, flamenco, country, jazz and rock. As a result, his compositions incorporate all of the various styles into a sound that can only be called progressive.

SMG Profile: Guitar Virtuoso Steve Howe

So many contemporary guitarists cite Steve Howe as an integral influence on their playing. Why you ask? To begin with, Howe is so proficient that you’ll find him playing styles such as: classical, flamenco, country, jazz and rock. As a result, his compositions incorporate all of the various styles into a sound that can only […]

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Have you ever gone to see a band perform live and left the show feeling totally inspired and alive to the point that you just wanna rush home, pick up your axe and get lost in the power of expression? We’ll last night I had that experience when I went to see Opeth live at The Mayan in downtown LA.

SMG Review: Opeth Live at the Mayan!

Have you ever gone to see a band perform live and left the show feeling totally inspired and alive to the point that you just wanna rush home, pick up your axe and get lost in the power of expression? We’ll last night I had that experience when I went to see Opeth live at […]

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Being a HUGE Rush fan, the opportunity arose to see the legendary Progressive Rock band RUSH live in Las Vegas last Saturday night....

Rush: The 2010 Time Machine Tour Live in Las Vegas Baby!

Being a HUGE Rush fan, the opportunity arose to see the legendary Progressive Rock band RUSH live in Las Vegas last Saturday night….

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