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How to Play Guitar like Synyster Gates, Slash, and Herman Li.

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How to Play Guitar like Synyster Gates, Slash, and Herman Li.
...you should try to replicate your favorite artist's licks and solos. It can be a ton of fun, and it can catapult your abi...

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Breakthrough Technique That WILL Increase Your Guitar Shredding Speed.

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Breakthrough Technique That WILL Increase Your Guitar Shredding Speed.
It didn't matter how many times I practiced it using the chromatic scale exercises with the metronome. My left and right hands just wouldn't sync up, and I didn't know why.That's when I decided to go elsewhere for new exercises. Google lead me to Bur...

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Why You Aren't Improving As A Guitar Player.

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Why You Aren't Improving As A Guitar Player.

Here's the thing about playing guitar. Its a perishable skill. That means it requires upkeep to maintain your skill level. Most of us know and understand that. That's why we try to play every day. The trouble is...

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'72 Tele Deluxe vs Player Series HH Tele

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'72 Tele Deluxe vs Player Series HH Tele
Adventurous guitarists started hot-rodding their Telecasters in the late '60s and early '70s with big-sounding humbucking pickups that lent new style and swagger to rock music. The Classic Series '72 Telecaster Deluxe brings it all back as an authentic evocation of its early-'70s ancestor, including dual Fender Wide Range humbucking pickups, a large pickguard, Stratocaster® headstock and bridge, cool skirted amp control knobs and more. A favorite of players from '70s rock to modern U.K. alt-rock and much 

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How To Get Perfect Guitar Intonation in Five Minutes

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How To Get Perfect Guitar Intonation in Five Minutes

What is Intonation?

Intonation is the uniform distribution of notes along the fretboard. Each fret corresponds to a note. We set intonation to ensure that each fret's note is as close to in tune as possible. It can be hard to grasp at first, but stick with me here.

How do you adjust intonation?

   You adjust intonation by changing the the length of the guitars strings. This is done via a set screw at the end of each string saddle. 

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