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The Axesense Blog – Continue Your Shreducation

If you’re starting a band and looking for gigs you should know that there are plenty of “promoters” out there waiting to take advantage of you. This is not to say that all Battle of the Bands are scams… Well, I’ll share some of my personal experiences, you can form your own opinions. [click to continue…]

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Don’t be a Guitar Center doodle-wanker! A short tasty phrase is worth 10,000 notes.Did you ever think maybe you loved soloing too much? Sure it’s great to be able to whip out some impressive lead chops, but if this comes at the expense of the rest of your playing, you might want to reevaluate your practice regimen. [click to continue…]

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One question I am often asked is: “What kind of amp should I buy?” When it comes to amps there are lots of variables, but the most important thing to consider is whether you will buy a tube-amp or a solid-state amp. Before we get into this, let’s break down how your amp works. There are three basic stages involved in amplifying the sound that comes from your guitar. [click to continue…]

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There is one thing I always tell my students: you can’t think about playing guitar and play well at the same time. Thinking about playing is the same as analyzing it, a function of the left side of your brain. [click to continue…]

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Most people begin taking guitar lessons with two expectations: that they want to learn to play guitar, and that they’ll never really be that great at it. I suspect people approach most things in their life like this; after all, how can we be experts at everything? I guess that’s the definition of a hobby: something that we’re interested in but that we except we will never excel at. [click to continue…]

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