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Any true fan of the band Korn has probably spent the last 5 or 6 years scratching their heads wondering what the band is plotting next. Korn has been re-inventing themselves and at the same time trying to find new ways to channel and exhume their original sound.

SMG Preview: Korn’s New Dubstep Album – The Path Of Totality

Any true fan of the band Korn has probably spent the last 5 or 6 years scratching their heads wondering what the band is plotting next. Korn has been re-inventing themselves and at the same time trying to find new ways to channel and exhume their original sound.

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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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Music has often been referred to as colorful which implies that sound embodies a particular visible shade of color. In many ways this is true as all color is the reflection of light and shade and music is the reflection of the light that shines from within the human spirit

Guitar Zen: Illuminating the Color of Sound

Music has often been referred to as colorful which implies that sound embodies a particular visible shade of color. In many ways this is true as all color is the reflection of light and shade and music is the reflection of the light that shines from within the human spirit

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I don’t know about you, but from the moment I had first picked up the guitar, I was sure that I would become a rock star! There was nothing to stand in my way and no way to knock me off my chosen path. Twenty-one years later, as I reflect back, the dream has remained the same but the perspective has shifted.

Guitar Zen: Living the Dream, or Just Dreaming!

I don’t know about you, but from the moment I had first picked up the guitar, I was sure that I would become a rock star! There was nothing to stand in my way and no way to knock me off my chosen path. Twenty-one years later, as I reflect back, the dream has remained […]

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In my previous posts on Taking Inventory and Cleaning House I spoke about digging through your old gear and also opening those dusty jars filled with your techniques and how taking inventory of what you have could lead to some really cool new discoveries in your sound and over-all playing ability.

Take Inventory and Clean House! part 3

In my previous posts on Taking Inventory and Cleaning House I spoke about digging through your old gear and also opening those dusty jars filled with your techniques and how taking inventory of what you have could lead to some really cool new discoveries in your sound and over-all playing ability.

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When I was 14 years old, and had been playing guitar for about 2 years and was actually starting to get pretty good, I knew quite a few songs from their catalog. During a trip to The Dove Awards in Nashville, I had the pleasure of meeting the band. A few days into the week-long convention we were attending, I got the surprise of a lifetime.

Classic Tone Uncovered: Exploring the Tone of My Heroes!

When I was 14 years old, and had been playing guitar for about 2 years and was actually starting to get pretty good, I knew quite a few songs from their catalog. During a trip to The Dove Awards in Nashville, I had the pleasure of meeting the band. A few days into the week-long […]

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