Category Archives: Electric Guitar

Guitarists You Know By Ear

How many guitarists do you know by ear? You know, those players that you recognize after hearing three or four notes, even if you’ve never heard the song before. Most serious music fans have at least a couple and, I … Continue reading

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Mark Knopfler – Accompany Yourself!

Name as many acts as you can where the lead singer, main songwriter and lead guitarist are the same person.  The list is pretty short.  For my money, and there’s not too much of it,  Mark Knopfler has to be … Continue reading

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“I’m Already Playing Too Many Notes!”

A few weeks ago I watched a video from Christie’s, the famous auction house.  It seems that Richard Gere was auctioning off a number of his guitars with the proceeds to be donated to charity.  I didn’t realize that he … Continue reading

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Editing Your Playing

A lot of guitar players who are good (or at least, adequate) accompanists have spent a lot of time practicing and developing their chops.  I’ll bet that you are pretty comfortable playing 8th note triplets or 16th notes at a … Continue reading

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Do Guitarists Need Music Theory?

This argument has raged since the invention of popular music and has reached fever pitch in the rock era.  Do guitarists need to know music theory?  One side says that theory interferes with feel and emotion.  The other side says … Continue reading

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Larry Campbell

Larry Campbell is a multi-instrumentalist and producer with an impressive list of credits.  With a career as a supporting musician that dates back to 1980 he has recorded and performed with musicians including Shawn Colvin, Roseanne Cash, Levon Helm, Jorma … Continue reading

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