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The Backseat: Soundtrack to a Teenage Tour (Pt. III)


Our tour kick-off was an acoustic show in a midget car garage at the Heartland Race Track, just hours after I was stuffed into the frayed backseat littered with cigarette burns and water stains.


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The Backseat: Soundtrack to a Teenage Tour (Pt. II)


Our tour kick-off was an acoustic show in a midget car garage at the Heartland Race Track, just hours after I was stuffed into the frayed backseat littered with cigarette burns and water stains.


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The Backseat: Soundtrack to a Teenage Tour (Pt. I)

Our tour kick-off was an acoustic show in a midget car garage at the Heartland Race Track, just hours after I was stuffed into the frayed backseat littered with cigarette burns and water stains.


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Artist Endorsements for Independent Musicians

For years, the music industry has suffered the wrath of commercialization. From advertising campaigns to artist endorsements, brands have developed.


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Failing to Succeed: Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect

There is a phrase that modern musicians have heard way too many times, and that is “practice makes perfect.” The problem is that perfection doesn’t exist, at least not in the the creative industry, because the idea of perfection is to be free of all flaws.


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Steph Castor: All Hail the Harmony

My journey as a guitarist began when I was born. My mother might as well have been a member of the Partridge Family, and my Papa was our very own David Cassidy.


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Things to avoid if you want to stay in your band

We’re going to let you in on a little secret; being in a band can be hard. Now you’re probably thinking, “Pretty sure we knew that already”, but we’re not referring to the whole trying to make it in the music industry thing, we’re talking about just physically being a member of a band…

Where do awesome guitar riffs come from?

Awesome guitar riffs don’t just drop out of the sky. In fact, some of the most iconic riffs have a story behind them that goes way beyond one person sitting down with a Gibson…

Tips to finding your perfect guitar sound

BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, David Gilmour – they all had one thing in common. And that one thing was individuality. If you want to become a great guitarist you’ve got to be willing to spend time investing in finding your own perfectly unique guitar sound.

5 of Our Favorite Guitar Pedals for 2016

Any serious Guitarist is always on the lookout for awesome new tech to help build and shape their own sound. Stompboxes have been a staple for performance Guitarists for years now, and that love shows no sign of slowing down in 2016

5 Guitar Tips for the Road

Guitarists already tend to be perfectionists, and the road is utterly fickle. Here are some tips for string players to consider the next time they venture out to a new destination.

Why Playing the Guitar is the Best Therapy

Kung Fu. It means, ‘supreme skill from hard work.’ A great poet has reached Kung Fu. The painter, the calligrapher, they can be said to have Kung Fu. Even the cook, the one...

Ryan Lague: The Kung-Fu Master

Practice. Preparation. Endless repetition. Until your mind is weary, and your bones ache. Until you’re too tired to sweat. Too wasted to breathe. That is the way, the only way one acquires Kung-Fu.

Roman Petrov: The Development

Roman Petrov had two passions; both came from his father. He started to play with computers at four when his father built him his first ZX Spectrum computer. By the fifth grade, he already knew programming would be his profession.

Ahmed Alasalli: The Idea

Guitarability, believe it or not, started with a lie. You see, I’m not a guitar expert. In fact, I’m barely even a guitarist, despite what my wife thinks. I’ve always thought being a guitarist would be cool. That’s why I pretended I was one. And that’s what led me to where I am now.

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