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  • 20 Legendary Guitars And Their Players | Infographic With Videos

    Jazz is a beautiful and unique genre of music, and one that often has guitar at its center. Many jazz guitarists play electric guitars, but some choose to go with acoustic. The diversity of guitars is so much more than simply electric versus acoustic, though. There are different brands, different styles, different materials, different numbers of strings, and more! All of these variations help to achieve a desired sound and look by the musician.

    The infographic from TakeLessons below shows 20 different types of guitars and also lets you hear music from the artists who made them famous. Each guitar is as special and interesting as the legend who played it. This might just help you choose which guitar is your new favorite!  

    List of guitar and players detailed in the infographic below

    1. Fender Telecaster - Solid Body Electric - Eric Clapton
    2. Martin D45 - Steel String Dreadnought Acoustic - Neil Young
    3. Gibson ES 175 - Hollow Body Electric - Wes Montgomery
    4. 1969 José Ramirez la "AM" - Classical Nylon acoustic Dreadnought - Andres Segovia
    5. Fender Precision Bass - 4 String Bass - James Jamerson
    6. Maton EM-TE - Electric-Acoustic Deadnought - Tommy Emmanuel
    7. Fender Telecaster - Solid Body Electric - Buck Owens
    8. Höfner Bass - 4 String Bass - Paul McCartney
    9. Gibson Lucille - Semi-Hollow Body Electric - BB King
    10. Gibson EDS-1275 - Double-Neck Electric Guitar - Jimmy Page
    11. The TRB JP2 - 6 String Electric bass - John Patitucci
    12. The Twang Machine - Cigarbox Electric Guitar - Bo Diddley
    13. Martin LX1E - Miniature acoustic - Ed Sheeran
    14. The ESP MX220 - Active Electric - James Hetfield
    15. The Purple Rain Guitar - Special Body Electric Telecaster Style - Prince
    16. Epiphone Zenith - Tenor Guitar - Ani Difranco
    17. The 12 String Guitar - Steel String Dreadnaught Acoustic - John Denver
    18. Ibanez TAM 100 - Active 8 String Electric Guitar - Tosin Abasi
    19. National Style 0 - Resonator Acoustic Guitar - Eddie House
    20. Hamer 5 Neck - Multi-Neck Electric Guitar - Rick Nielsen

    You can click the “Play” button next to each guitar to hear the legend who played it!

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  • 5 Tips for a Productive Guitar Practice

    5 Tips for guitar practiceThe only way to get better at playing guitar is the productive guitar practice. There is so much information over internet on acing specific guitar techniques, but it's essential to go one step back and reevaluate how effective your guitar practice sessions are to implement those techniques. Here are 5 simple tips which can help you to make your guitar practice routine productive to its full potential.

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  • GuitarSim - App & Smartphone Accessory For Guitarists

    GuitarSim is the smartphone accessory that turns your phone into a mini digital guitar with tons of features. It’s not just your average guitar; Guitarsim leverages your phone to give you a powerful and portable gadget to jam with, and its foldable so you can throw it into your bag without hassle.

    Guitarsim app for guitarists

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  • 5 Tips For Learning Guitar Scales

    5 tips for learning guitar scalesLearning to maneuver through scales on your guitar will bring about a ton of benefits to you, as a player. First of all, you'll begin to perceive music a little bit differently – you'll find logic where you ought to think there was none, you'll understand how your favorite composers got their brilliant ideas, and, most importantly, you'll get to put the theory into practice.
    What's more, the whole journey of exploring the theoretical sphere of music concerning the scales isn't all that hard. Essentially, you'll found yourself amidst the crossroads, and you'll have to choose a path – you'll either delve deep into books about music theory, or you'll have to figure everything out yourself.
    Regardless of the path you wish to take, mastering and learning guitar scales is, quite frankly, easy. We've brought together a short list of five tips that will make the process even simpler, and more entertaining.

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  • Important Tips to Start Playing Jazz with Acoustic Guitar

    Important tips jazz guitarYou want to learn how to play jazz ? You are not sure how to start and what are most important tips? Don't worry, in this article you will read more about what is jazz, how to learn jazz on your guitar and how to become true jazz guitar player.

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  • What Is a Backdoor Progression And How To Play Over It

    The backdoor progression jazz lessonIn jazz, there are many types of turnarounds and progressions that eventually we all must encounter. A key part of how you practice should be in preparing yourself for these progressions and turnarounds. Whether that is by learning a shed-full of Parker’s II V I licks, by practicing exercises over progressions or even by learning a new standard. The end result is that you are better equipped to deal with what is in front of you in the moment on the bandstand.
    To this end, I’m going to talk to you today about a progression known as the backdoor progression.

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  • How To Play Pentatonic Scales Over Giant Steps

    Pentatonics on giant stepsGiant Steps is one of those tunes in jazz that sends a bolt of fear through a lot of young or even experienced jazz musicians. It certainly does that to me anyway! The fast harmonic rhythm and the seemingly distant relationships between the chords means it is a very daunting challenge.
    However, there is a very cool and simple way of practicing navigating through these changes and it involves using 3 different pentatonic scales.

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  • Jazz Guitar Scale Exercises – Position Shifts with the Melodic Minor Scale

    Minor scale guitar exercicesLearning and playing scales can be an important part of any guitarist’s practise regime. By playing scales in a variety of ways we can develop our familiarity with the fretboard beyond simply going up and down scales. In this tutorial we will look at combining two different scale patterns by shifting between them on various strings. For this we are going to use two patterns of an Eb Melodic minor scale, patterns 2 and 3. The Melodic minor scale consists of the intervals R 2 b3 4 5 6 7 (R is for the Root note).

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  • Why Jazz Guitarists Should Study The CAGED Method

    Why Jazz Guitarists Should Study The CAGED Method

    The CAGED method - Guitar lessonWhen I first joined my high school jazz band, it was a humbling experience. I knew my major scales and modes, but only with the roots on the E and/or A string. This worked fine for playing pop music, but the way jazz progressions were always changing chords with each measure, my hands were constantly getting lost. If I was playing a C major line in eighth position, how did I switch to a Bb mixolydian scale without jumping my hand up or down and making the improvisational idea totally disjointed ? I could never understand how jazz guitarists could keep their ideas going as the chords changed from moment to moment. And how did players like Joe Pass know how to run an improvised line right into a chord voicing? Additionally, as I progressed to the higher registers of the guitar, I could never tell where I was in the scale anymore. It seemed impossible!

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  • Album Review and lick analysis – Monk – Peter Bernstein

    Monk - Peter BernsteinThe music of Thelonious Monk is music which evokes many different emotions and ideas in a huge demographic of musicians and instrumentalists. With that in mind, the emotions and ideas evoked by legendary jazz guitarist, Peter Bernstein, in this showcase album range from childish playfulness, faithful to the source of the music, to coherent and thorough modern jazz playing in the upper echelons of technical and interactive ability.
    It’s been noted previously in reviews, at the time of the album’s release, that a collection of Monk tunes by a guitarist is a rare occurrence that was a huge breath of fresh air to all those who knew about its existence. I’ve never heard such faithful music made with such individualism and taste without any sense imitation. This is most definitely Bernstein plays Monk and not the other way around.

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  • How to Make Sure Your Guitar Is Setup

    How to make sure your guitar is setup 1Taking care of your equipment is essential.

    Guest post by Glen Parry


    Whether it’s your car, PC, or your guitar, in order for it to work properly and as for long as possible, you need to make sure that everything’s in order. Sure, you could take your guitar to a professional and have them do it for you, but why not learn to do it yourself? Not only will you save money and time, but you will also learn a thing or two about your instrument. Here are some quick and straightforward tips that will make setting up your guitar a piece of cake!

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  • How to buy the best jazz guitar based on body type

    How to buy the best jazz guitarGuest post by Aaron Schulman

    While there is no absolute best jazz guitar for everyone, there are definitely a few jazz guitar models that would be a best fit for you. The trick is to learn enough about the different body styles and electronics to understand the sonic qualities that each jazz guitar expresses. You’ll want to educate yourself both on the different jazz guitar body styles and manufacturers.  The more homework you do, the more your understanding will grow and the more confident you will be in your final purchase decision.

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  • How To Play Jazz Guitar For Beginner

    How to play jazz for beginnersGuest post by Marc-Andre Seguin

    So, you've decided to try your hand at Jazz guitar. This article will assume a certain base level of proficiency in the general language of music apart from the specific vernacular that informs jazz music, guitarists specifically. Not because it's a theory article, but because if you hope to learn how to play this music (and any style, really) a little knowledge goes a long way. If you have no background in notated music, theory and harmony please pick up Barbara Wharram's Theory For Beginners. It will open the door.

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  • 7 easy steps on how to clean a guitar - Guest post

    Cleaning the guitar tableGuest post by Alex Frank

    The health of your guitar depends on how you clean and condition it. Some guitars were damaged permanently due to neglect. Your guitar will lose its value and become useless if you will not give the proper care. Some guitar owners are having a hard time cleaning and conditioning their guitar due to lack of knowledge.

    In this post, we will prove to you that taking care of your guitar is not hard at all. To help you with it below are 7 easy steps on how to clean a guitar fretboard. The bridge and fretboard are the two important components of the guitar require conditioning, cleaning and humidifying.

    This is vital because they are usually made of untreated or unfinished wood. Except for maple fretboards which already have finished and require minimal cleaning.

    What you need:

    • Soft cloth or old T-shirt
    • Water
    • Guitar polish
    • Glass cleaner
    • Pure Carnauba Wax
    • Distilled
    • Tool to remove strings

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  • Is Amp Simulation the Cure for GAS ? - Guest post

    Amplitube 3 pedalsAs a guitarist, it’s tempting to spend a lot of time and money on gear. All of us suffer from G.A.S. (gear acquisition syndrome) to some degree. The never-ending search for the ‘perfect’ tone will plague us all. At some point, though, this obsession with gear can distract you from what matters. For most guitarists, their tone starts with their hands. Guitar choice, amp choice, pedals and everything else comes second to technique. So, I propose an alternative - rather than focusing on GEAR, focus on SKILL. That doesn’t mean tone isn’t important, though. It shouldn’t be disregarded entirely. There is an efficient, cost-effective way to find the right tone in seconds - without ever visiting your local Guitar Center...

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