My Favorite Drummers

Once back in the late 1970s, when my first brother was attempting to form a band,  he and his band mates usually left their instruments and practice gear in the …

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iTunes: Ten Years Later

Apple’s iTunes celebrated its tenth anniversary recently. The numbers up to this point are indeed impressive:  25 billion downloads, a catalogue of more than 35 million songs,  more than 190,000 …

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The Lost Art of Cover Art

Hipgnosis. Say it. Sound it out. It’s a play on the words ‘Hip’ and ‘Gnostic’ (g is silent btw). Contrived by Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell the late 1960s, …

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Diversify Your Assets

It seems that musicians have spent more time defending their careers over the past several decades than any other professionals have in any other career. For me, I first defended …

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Copycats

I often straddle the line between emulating my favorite musicians and ripping them off. I want to pay my respects and even quote some of the ‘greats’ but I certainly …

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Bottleneck Slide Guitar (Part 2)

Right hand muting (assuming you’re right-handed) is a major part of playing slide. First, put the pick away and use your fingerstyle techniques when playing slide. This way your right-hand …

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