Archive | July, 2011
Working with Randall, Kirk's plans were to develop a half stack that included his three primary signature tones. The KH120RH amp head includes dual-gain stages for classic and modern voiced high-gain tones, as well as a clean channel.

SMG Review: Randall Kirk Hammett Signature Series KH120RHS 120W 4×12 Guitar Half Stack

Working with Randall, Kirk’s plans were to develop a half stack that included his three primary signature tones. The KH120RH amp head includes dual-gain stages for classic and modern voiced high-gain tones, as well as a clean channel.

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In this lesson, we'll cover dorian mode, the second of the seven modes of the major key. Here’s the scale pattern. Think of it as a movable shape that can be shifted depending on what key you’re in....

SMG Guitar Lesson #13: Dorian Mode

In this lesson, we’ll cover dorian mode, the second of the seven modes of the major key. Here’s the scale pattern. Think of it as a movable shape that can be shifted depending on what key you’re in….

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How much would you be willing to spend on a new guitar? The most subjective answer here. What would you use the guitar for? Are you a working musician or toying around in your home? How serious are you going to get with it? What else are you planning to invest into it? Time....money....other gear?

SMG TIPS: The Art of Acquiring
Guitars, Part 2

How much would you be willing to spend on a new guitar? The most subjective answer here. What would you use the guitar for? Are you a working musician or toying around in your home? How serious are you going to get with it? What else are you planning to invest into it? Time….money….other gear?

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Whether you are a musician on the move or have sold an old guitar on eBay, it is important to know how to ship a guitar properly. These delicate devices need to be properly packed for shipping so that they are not damaged. For proper shipping of a guitar, it is obviously necessary to pack it properly.

Shipping A Guitar Takes Extra Care

Whether you are a musician on the move or have sold an old guitar on eBay, it is important to know how to ship a guitar properly. These delicate devices need to be properly packed for shipping so that they are not damaged. For proper shipping of a guitar, it is obviously necessary to pack […]

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In This Featured Lesson, we cover Ionian mode, the first of the seven modes of a major key. Ionian mode is the name assigned by Heinrich Glarean in 1547 to his new authentic mode on C, which uses the diatonic octave species from C to the C an octave higher, divided at G.

SMG Guitar Lesson #12: Ionian Mode

In This Featured Lesson, we cover Ionian mode, the first of the seven modes of a major key. Ionian mode is the name assigned by Heinrich Glarean in 1547 to his new authentic mode on C, which uses the diatonic octave species from C to the C an octave higher, divided at G.

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