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May 30, 2019
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There are purists out there who think computers ruined electronic music, made it cold and alien, removed the human element: the warm, warbling sounds of analog oscillators, the unpredictability of analog drum machines, synthesizers that go out of tune and have minds of their own. Musicians played those instruments, plugged and patched them together, tried their best to control them. They did not program them.

Then came digital samplers, MIDI, DAWs (digital audio workstations), pitch correction, time correction... every note, every arpeggio, every drum fill could be mapped in advance, executed perfectly, endlessly editable forever, and entirely played by machines.

All of this may have been true for a short period of time, when producers became so enamored of digital technology that it became a substitute for the old ways. But analog has come back in force, with both technologies now existing harmoniously in most electronic music, often within the same piece of gear.

Digital electronic music has virtues all its own, and the dizzying range of effects achievable with virtual components, when used judiciously, can lead to sublime results. But when it comes to another argument about the impact of computers on music made by humans, this conclusion isn't so easy to draw. Rock and roll has always been powered by human error-indeed would never have existed without it. How can it be improved by digital tools designed to correct errors?
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The Aerosmith icon's signature model marries the Les Paul outline with a number of Strat-like appointments, including a Wilkinson/Gotoh VS100N two-point tremolo system and a rear belly cut. A single hot 498T humbucker provides the tone, but there's a push/pull coil-split on the tone knob, which is accompanied by a single volume control. Perry's favourite chunky '59 profile appears on the mahogany neck, while the mahogany body is finished in Antique Gold.
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Utilizing the 37"-34 Fanned scale lengths and outfitted with Nordstrand Audio Pickups, the SuperCharger series have a massive versatile sound. It in ncorporates hidden Fret tangs with Stainless Steel Frets, a 12" radius and an asymmetrical back, the neck is super comfortable. The bass can be ordered with custom finishes, preamp options, or pickups. 
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Guitar Flashcards

Here are 4 ways Fretboard Flashcards  for Guitar and Bass will greatly improve your musical knowledge and playing skills.

1. Learn all 21 letter names and staff notes on each string,

2. Use both sides of your brain to quickly learn and memorize,

3. Clarify your understanding of the guitar by seeing the entire fretboard with a holistic understanding, and

4. Make key signatures, scale spellings, circle of 4ths and 5th sand a lot more simple and easy.

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Fretboard Flashcards for Guitar and Bass are as essential as your instrument!
  
 

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This clip was shot in January 1986 and shows Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble running through three songs- Scuttle Buttin', Ain't Gone 'n' Give Up On Love and Say What! - during a soundcheck at an unspecified venue. According to the info posted with the video, it shows Stevie just waking up, then warming up.
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Nineties Rock Guitar Lesson

Rock guitar in the '80s was an arms race of flash and speedy, alternate-picked scalar runs. Digit-distending, fretboard-tapped arpeggios were de rigueur for any aspiring, high-coiffed six-string hero. But as the '90s got under way, a new aesthetic - one more tied to the ethos of blues-rock, early metal, '70s soul and punk - began to emerge.
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Since the late '70s, players who want subtle crunch and singing sustain have turned to the famous Ibanez Tube Screamer for its signature light drive. Unsurprisingly, the familiar green stompboxes have served on the pedalboards of six-string heroes in every genre, from metal to country. Now let's look at how five of the most iconic Tube Screamer aficionados use their units to coax incredible sounds out of their rigs.
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Neil Young has worked with Rick James in the Mynah Birds and David Crosby, Steven Stills, and Graham Nash in CSNY. He's recorded everything from tearjerking piano ballads to brilliantly meandering psych rock to folk, country, and early 80s electronic. He perfected the spontaneous sound of albums recorded live and loose in a barn, but he is meticulous about technology and sound quality. He is both a hippie icon but also the godfather of grunge. 

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