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Improve Your Improvising – December 2013

Improvisation 5 – December 2013 This month we are going to look at a concept in improvisation that most players use to some extent and can range from a few…

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Takamine Acoustic Guitar Model: EG523SC

Takamine Acoustic Guitar Model: EG523SC A few months back, ‘Which Guitar’ was fortunate to be invited to a concert by impressive singer / guitarist Ben Fisher playing his Takamine EG523SC…

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Improve Your Improvising – October 2013

Improvisation 4 – October 2013 A number of different elements go towards creating an effect on the listener whilst improvising including: – choice of notes – rhythm / timing –…

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Gordon-Smith Graduate 60

Gordon-Smith Graduate 60 Guitar I had been looking for a more versatile Les Paul-style guitar for some while and my research on the web kept identifying the Gordon-Smith Graduate 60 guitar…

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Improve Your Improvising – September 2013

Improvisation III – Sept 13 Last month we began working on target notes. This is one of the most important concepts in improvisation regardless of the style of music being…

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Gain, Drive and Distortion

Gain, Drive and Distortion We realise that this topic is extremely contentious because the definitions of ‘Gain’, ‘Drive’ and ‘Distortion’ all overlap considerably, so much so that even the professionals…

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Improve Your Improvising – August 2013

What Is Improvising? Welcome to the second article about improving your improvisation. Today we are going to consider the most fundamental question we can ask about this topic – What…

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Mick Johnson Guitars – Luthier & Amplifier Repairs

Mick Johnson Guitars. A good luthier who can fix or improve your guitar or bass is a must if you want to keep your instrument playing and sounding at its…

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Fernandes Ravelle Deluxe Electric Guitar

Ian Harper plays guitar with ‘Feud’ an alternative/rock band and I was well and truly impressed with the looks of his wine red Fernandes Ravelle Deluxe electric guitar when I went to…

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Improve Your Improvising – July 2013

Improvisation Welcome to the first article in a new regular monthly column on improvisation.  I will be covering many different approaches to improvisation that are applicable to most musical contexts…