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Ed Sheeran G-Plus Audio Play-Alongs

Posted by Michael Mueller on December 12, 2017 at 4:47 PM

Since his 2011 debut album, +, singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has become of the biggest pop stars on the planet. Armed with his signature Martin acoustic guitar, Sheeran has consistently topped the charts with his infectious pop grooves.

We've just added brand-new G-Plus Audio play-along songs for six of Sheeran's biggest hits, including "Thinking Out Loud," "Photograph," "Shape of You," "Galway Girl," "The A Team," and "Lego House." Each song features a full backing track, from which you can remove or isolate the guitar, add a click track, slow the tempo, or loop tough sections for more focused practice, plus auto-scrolling guitar tab. These are the ultimate play-along tools on the web!

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Free Lesson: Major Pentatonic Sliding Country Lick by John Heussenstamm

Posted by Michael Mueller on December 1, 2017 at 5:19 PM

Instructor John Heussenstamm teaches a cool descending sliding country lick in G major pentatonic, taken from his lesson Southern Country Licks.

 

Free Lesson: Blues Reharmonization with John Pizzarelli

Posted by Michael Mueller on November 17, 2017 at 4:51 PM

In this free lesson excerpt, jazz guitar great John Pizzarelli shows you how to reharmonize bars 3-4 of a quick-change blues. For more on the topic, check out his complete Blues Reharmonization lesson.

 

Free Lesson: Learn a Rumba Blues Guitar Rhythm with Tim Lerch

Posted by Michael Mueller on November 10, 2017 at 3:52 PM

In this lesson, renowned blues guitarist Tim Lerch teaches a basic New Orleans-style blues rumba rhythm for guitar. This lesson is taken from his New Orleans Rumba Blues guitar video lesson.

 

Free Lesson: Wolf Marshall Teaches Chuck Berry-Style Double Stops

Posted by Michael Mueller on October 27, 2017 at 4:21 PM

In this Free Lesson Friday installment, instructor Wolf Marshall shows you how to use double stops in the style of the great Chuck Berry. For more, check out Wolf's complete Chuck Berry Style lesson.

 

Learn Led Zeppelin's "You Shook Me" in New G-Plus Song Lesson

Posted by Michael Mueller on October 26, 2017 at 1:44 PM

With their 1969 self-titled debut album, Led Zeppelin not only rewrote the book on hard rock music but also showed their heavy blues influence, including covers of Willie Dixon's "I Can't Quit You Baby" and "You Shook Me."

The latter, first made famous by the great Muddy Waters, is featured in our new G-Plus Song lesson. In it, instructor Doug Boduch walks you through how to get that huge fuzz tone, hit all the right slide notes, and covers those blistering blues runs that would become essential Jimmy Page repertoire.

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Bob Dylan's 1963 Martin D-28 Acoustic Guitar Up For Auction

Posted by Michael Mueller on October 26, 2017 at 1:40 PM

Bob Dylan's Martin D-28 acoustic guitar that he used at George Harrison's 1971 Concert for Bangladesh is up for auction with an opening bid of $300,000. You can bid on it here, if you've got an extra half million sitting around.

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From the Heritage web site:

Bob Dylan Martin D-28Dylan played the guitar through his entire set at that historic 1971 show, blazing through a mini-set that included "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall," "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry," "Blowin' in the Wind," "Mr. Tambourine Man," and "Just Like a Woman" with the help of George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Leon Russell, Ringo Starr, and other notable musicians. The guitar was also used during his entire Rolling Thunder Revue tour from October 1975 through May 1976, as well as on countless other dates. In 1977, he sold the guitar to noted guitar-tech and musician (not to mention, Dylan's guitar repairman at the time) Larry Cragg. The guitar displays wear commensurate with stage use, but respectful wear in the form of the usual light scratches, dings and dents, moreso at the upper edge of the back of the guitar, likely the result of a harmonica holder or the metal buttons of a blue jean jacket. There are some stress cracks running from the bridge. Bridge pins are original, and it has Grover tuners. The guitar includes its original hard shell case.

In 1977 Dylan decided he wanted to play Gibsons instead of Martins, so he offered two 000-18s and a D-28 for sale. Larry Cragg, working as a private guitar tech, was offered the three guitars at Dylan's home in Malibu. He bought the D-28 on the spot for himself and took the other two back to Prune Music in Mill Valley, California to sell on consignment. Thus it was that Cragg acquired "Bob", which he has owned to the present day. According to Cragg, he has kept the guitar in a humidity-controlled environment, with loosened strings for the forty years it's been in his possession, and it has not been played since it was wielded by Bob Dylan in 1977. The guitar is accompanied by a letter of provenance from Arthur Rosato, Dylan's jack-of-all-trades at the time, describing the circumstances under which Cragg acquired the D-28. A copy of the bill of sale dated April 8, 1977 is included. The Prune Music receipt reads: "Bought from Bob Dylan Martin D-28 #196405 and case for $500.00". The guitar is also accompanied by two photocopied articles about Larry Cragg, one from a 1977 issue of Guitar Player; the other from a 2016 issue of Acoustic Guitar. This is a veritable treasure for the Dylan faithful, and a piece of music history.

 

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