Guitars On The Beach 2014

Want to get together with other guitarists, make musical history, visit a beautiful part of the world and raise money for good causes while doing so?

Guitars On The Beach

If the answer to all of these questions is yes, then get down to Guitars On The Beach in Lyme Regis, Dorset (England) on Saturday, 6th September 2014.

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MoonJune Records Sampler Download Album

News of a bargain sampler album from MoonJune Records: 7 Hours of awesome progressive & experimental music for $2!

It’s easy to become disillusioned with the music business when you see what passes for ‘talent’ in the mainstream media. The same old faces on the front of magazines, doing the rounds when they’ve got new ‘product’ to sell.

However, dig a little deeper and you’ll find that there are still musicians experimenting, pushing the boundaries, playing gigs and releasing records to people who actively seek out new and interesting music.

Moonjune Records in New York realize this, and have been actively promoting experimental, progressive and jazz acts since 2001.

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Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa

A hugely influential composer, guitarist and bandleader, Frank Zappa is an iconic figure whose music continues to inspire musicians all over the world.

This article is an introduction to Zappa’s life and work. We also suggest where a newcomer to Zappa’s music should start…

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How To Get Better At Guitar

How long have you been playing the guitar? Are you as good a player as you should be? Our new series, ‘How To Get Better At Guitar’, is aimed at guitarists who feel that their playing could and should be better.

How To Get Better At Guitar
Improve Your Playing Today!

Over the coming weeks, we will provide articles and lessons to inspire and improve your playing. They will be of particular help if you feel that your playing has plateaued, or if you are frustrated with where you are as a guitarist and want to take your playing to the next level.

Below, you will find ten things you can do that will immediately improve your playing.

Over the coming weeks we will start to delve deeper into individual aspects of guitar playing. As new articles in the series are added, links will be included here.

Warning: the following article will seriously improve your guitar playing!

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Five Great Guitar Albums

This isn’t a ‘best-of’ list, nor is it limited to a particular genre of music. This is simply a collection of great guitar albums that have become favorites in the Guitar Command office. It’s a mixed bag, which just goes to prove the versatility of the guitar: the same skills used to play alternative rock songs can be transferred to classical or jazz music. We hope that you enjoy the list: let us know what you think of the albums in the comments.

Five Great Guitar Albums
Five Great Guitar Albums

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Martin Taylor: Autobiography Of A Travelling Musician Review

Martin Taylor Autobiography Of A Travelling Musician Review
Martin Taylor: Autobiography Of A Travelling Musician Review

Martin Taylor is one of the world’s greatest living jazz guitarists. He is known for his solo jazz guitar playing and for his numerous collaborations with other musicians. In ‘Martin Taylor: Autobiography Of A Travelling Musician‘, (originally published with the additional title ‘Kiss And Tell’), Taylor documents his life and career so far.

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Learning Classical Guitar

Learning Classical Guitar

Welcome to Guitar Command’s complete guide to learning classical guitar. This article sets out to answer any questions you may have about taking up the instrument. It is aimed both at those who are completely new to guitar playing, and at those who already play electric or acoustic guitar.

We explain how the classical guitar differs from the other types of guitar, what music you will be playing, and what is involved in learning the instrument.

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Guitar Technology

Is guitar technology catching up with the rest of the gear in a modern studio? Have guitarists never had it so good, or are manufacturers trying to fix something that isn’t broken? Guitar Command takes a look at some of the innovations available to today’s guitarist…

Guitar Technology

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Boutique Overdrive Pedals Round Up

If you are still chasing the ultimate overdrive sound, then there are plenty of manufacturers hoping to help you find it. There is a growing market for high-quality overdrive pedals, built by small companies providing ’boutique’ products that look as good as they sound. Guitar Command provides a round-up of some recent pedal releases…

Boutique Overdrive Pedals
Boutique Overdrive Pedals

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