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Band marketing can be frustrating if you do not have a long term plan, especially one that deals with stardom. If you are unsure with what to do to promote your band, you’re as good as done. So what can you do to have your band and your music ride the airwaves?

In a Band? Here are Tips for Band Marketing

Band marketing can be frustrating if you do not have a long term plan, especially one that deals with stardom. If you are unsure with what to do to promote your band, you’re as good as done. So what can you do to have your band and your music ride the airwaves?

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Changing chords quickly is one of the most challenging aspects of guitar playing if you're a beginner. One of the bad habits that I refer to in this video is "Building Chords From Scratch". This is a huge "no-no" and, without proper guidance, can set your progress back years....

SMG Guitar Lesson #20: Beginner Exercises Part 2 of 3

Changing chords quickly is one of the most challenging aspects of guitar playing if you’re a beginner. One of the bad habits that I refer to in this video is “Building Chords From Scratch”. This is a huge “no-no” and, without proper guidance, can set your progress back years….

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We’ve spent the past few weeks studying the various modes of the major scale, so before we get into really fun stuff like minor scales and blues, I wanted to do a quick series of beginner lessons.

SMG Guitar Lesson #19: Easy Beginner Exercises! part 1/3

We’ve spent the past few weeks studying the various modes of the major scale, so before we get into really fun stuff like minor scales and blues, I wanted to do a quick series of beginner lessons.

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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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In this lesson, we'll cover Locrian mode, based on the seventh degree of the major scale. In this post I will show you how to play a Locrian scale, an exercise to help you while improvising in Locrian mode, as well as a couple of examples of Locrian chord progressions that you can jam on.

SMG Guitar Lesson #18: Locrian Mode

In this lesson, we’ll cover Locrian mode, based on the seventh degree of the major scale. In this post I will show you how to play a Locrian scale, an exercise to help you while improvising in Locrian mode, as well as a couple of examples of Locrian chord progressions that you can jam on.

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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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