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2017 Chapman Guitars Pre-Sale

At the 2017 NAMM show Chapman Guitars announced an entire change to their guitar offerings. This included 29 new models spread across three different ranges; Pro, Signature, and Standard. The pro series represents updated features, colors, and modifications to their...

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PRS Announces Reclaimed Limited Edition Series Guitars

Last week PRS Guitars announce two limited edition models. Limited to around 600 guitars PRS is offering a “Reclaimed Limited CE24” and a “Reclaimed Limited S2 Vela”. Both of these guitars will be semi-hollow guitars that use two exotic wood...

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Blackstar Amps: The Best of Both Worlds

Keeping up on my Bri’ish slang… not to cause a kerkuffle, but in my humblest of opinions, British amplification is top-notch. There is a little company called Blackstar Amplification out of Northampton England that began their quest to revamp amps...

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My Child is Whining About Music Lessons (and I am, too)

My Child is Whining About Music Lessons (and I am, too)

Parents usually involve their children in two major extracurricular activities: music and/or sports. Usually you end up being the Taxi-Mom or Taxi-Dad and find yourself “hauling” (at least it seems that way) your kids to multiple activities. Slave to the...

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Purchasing a Guitar: 101

Purchasing a Guitar: 101

You may have walked into a music-retailer and thought, “I am ready to buy a guitar.” Or, maybe you’re shopping for someone else who has expressed interest in starting up on the 6-string (if it’s a surprise you’ll have to...

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What the Fuzz?

What the Fuzz?

So, you want to sound like Jimi Hendrix sans bell-bottoms. We all do. But what's the secret behind the sound? Friend, it's all in the fuzz. Here are five fantastic fuzz pedals and what you need to know about them:...

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How Do I Play High Notes On Trumpet?

How Do I Play High Notes On Trumpet?

How To Play High Notes This article is not going to make every trumpet player have the ability to play screaming high notes.  Truthfully there is no secret to playing higher notes on the trumpet, but this article will give...

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Five Common Mistakes Of Young Trumpet Players

Five Common Mistakes Of Young Trumpet Players

My Top 5 Problems This article is about the five most common mistakes young trumpet players have.  I will address the mistakes, what causes them, why they can create a problem and ideas to help fix them.  Remember that this...

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