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How to Train your Ear with your Voice

Peter Hodgson
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11.06.2014

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“He can hear something and play it straight away!” I remember hearing about people like this when I was a kid and being one part skeptical and one part awed at this skill. Some musicians just seem to have this incredible gift which allows them to hear a riff, a melody, even a chord or whole song, and instinctively know where the notes are. How do they do it? Can anyone do it or is it a skill that only a select few are born with? Can you learn it?
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World on Fire: Slash On His New Album, Les Pauls, and the Elements of a Great Riff

Russell Hall
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11.05.2014

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Guitar lovers know they can always count on certain things from a Slash album. Diverse though the songs may be, the over-arching emphasis is sure to be on searing, no-holds-barred rock and roll.
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Innovative New 2015 SGs Elegantly Bridge the Past and Future

Ted Drozdowski
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11.05.2014

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After 53 years in production, the new 2015 Gibson SG models prove this durable line of guitars that passed through the hands of a generational chain of legendary players including Angus Young, Pete Townshend, Duane Allman, Robby Krieger and Dickey Betts and Derek Trucks can still offer surprises.
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Judas Priest's Richie Faulkner on 'Redeemer of Souls' and Why He’s a Gibson Fan

Anne Erickson
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11.04.2014

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Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner chats about his longstanding love for Gibson guitars.
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Top 10 Halloween Songs of All Time

Anne Erickson
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10.31.2014

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From Alice Cooper to Rob Zombie, head-splittingly heavy music has a lengthy history of complimenting all things horrific.
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Backstage Chat: Blackberry Smoke’s Paul Jackson in England

Chloe Scannapieco
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10.29.2014

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Blackberry Smoke have been stoking the Southern rock flames since 2000, with three albums and two EPs in their catalog. More than old-school grind, they exemplify the new generation of Southern rockers who hew closer to modern country and pop song structures, but they have opened for Zac Brown, ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd, and served all three’s audiences well.
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This Day in Music Spotlight: Duane Allman Dies

Andrew Vaughan
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10.29.2014

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Duane Allman, the musical genius of the Allman Brothers Band, died on Friday, October 29, 1971, in Macon, Georgia, from massive injuries received in a motorcycle crash. He was just 24 years old.
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From “Vehicle” to “Eye of the Tiger”: Jim Peterik Talks Guitars, Songwriting and His New Memoir

Russell Hall
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10.29.2014

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Guitarist Jim Peterik’s newly published memoir, Through the Eye of the Tiger, chronicles a half-century in music, including richly detailed anecdotes about sharing bills with the likes of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band and Boston. Peterik also happens to be an avid guitar collector, having amassed nearly 200 instruments, the bulk of which are Gibsons. “I have a video series on my Facebook page called ‘Guitars That Followed Me Home,’” he says, with a laugh. “That’s what I tell my wife. There’s always another guitar I’m chasing.”
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Ten Things You Didn't Know About Foo Fighters

Daniel Eriksson
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10.27.2014

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Right now music fans across the States are enjoying Dave Grohl’s HBO documentary Sonic Highways, chronicling the recording of Foo Fighters’ upcoming album of the same name. Keeping up with the excitement regarding all things Foo, this week we’re helping you increase your knowledge about what is possibly America’s hardest working rockers at the moment by listing ten little known facts about the band.
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The World According to...Pearl Jam

Anne Erickson
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10.27.2014

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Seattle grunge legends Pearl Jam are playing a handful of North American cities this October, and the trek runs through an Oct. 26 appearance at the annual Bridge Street Benefit Concert in Mountain View, Calif. The group got its start after the tragic end of Mother Love Bone, who lost their talented singer Andrew Wood to a drug overdose in 1990, and went on to become one of the most celebrated rock bands of the ‘90s.
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