Archive for February, 2010

February: GT Player of the Month


The GT Player of the Month for February is a young up-n-comer with tons of potential. His name is Bert Emery and his guitar of choice is the four string  electric bass guitar. Bert has been a GT Member since August of last year and has displayed not only a solid work ethic toward the instrument, but has a great attitude and lots of possibilities. Allow me to flesh this out for you.

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Guitar Therapy Music: Because of This


This is just a little acoustic instrumental tune I banged out the other night. It’s done in open D tuning and played in fingerstyle. Would make a good backing track or background music while you’re surfing the net. If you don’t know how to tune your guitar in an open tuning, and are interested in exploring it, you can tune your guitar as follows:

Low E detune to D

A unchanged

D unchanged

G detune to F#

B detune to A

E detune to D

Have fun!

Jonny Lang Multi-CD Review: Part I


This is Part I of a tribute to the work of blues great, Jonny Lang. Part II will be published next week. The tribute reviews Lang’s recorded works from 1995 up to the present. Special thanks to my pal Tim Bindner for putting this review together.

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Lesson III: fret tapping


frettappingThis is a short primer on a specific two handed fretboard technique. Technically, this isn’t fret tapping, at least not in my book, but it is a related technique, which also builds on the pedal move of the previous two lessons.

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Jonny Lang


jonnylangOne of the great young blues players of today is a guy named Jonny Lang.  Lang started playing the guitar at the age of twelve, after his father took him to see the Bad Medicine Blues Band, one of the few blues bands in Fargo. Lang soon started taking guitar lessons from…

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