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The History of Blues Guitar

Blues Guitarists

Blues Guitar: History The Blues is a genre of music originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States, including Mississippi, around the end of the 19th century. It developed from roots in slave songs and incorporated spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts, chants and ballads. In the early 1920’s and 1930’s, guitarists like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Son House, Robert Johnson, and Lonnie Johnson ruled the roost as the most influential performers. They used slides to play their music. These slides were usually made from knife blade or the broken or sawed off neck of any bottle were christened as bottle necked guitar. Rooted in African tradition, this became a fascinating aspect of the Blues guitar music that seemed mostly unaccompanied and…
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Review of Left Handed Guitar Fretboard and Chord Chart Instructional Poster

Left Handed Guitar Fretboard and Chord Chart Instructional Poster

Review of Left Handed Guitar Fret board and Chord Chart Instructional Poster This is a fantastic poster / chart for any beginner or intermediate left handed guitar player. The instructional guide is a great size to hang on the wall or have in your guitar case so you have it for easy reference wherever you practice, it is much easier than having to flip through a book. This chart shows the notes of the guitar on the fretboard and an easy to understand chord chart which includes the most used major chords and their minor and 7th chord variations. Of course this information can easily be found in books, but here it is on one easy to read chart! If you want to play like…
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Review of Sawtooth Electric Left Handed Guitar Package

Sawtooth Electric Left Handed Guitar Package

Review of Sawtooth Electric Left Handed Guitar in Black with Black Pickguard, Gig Bag, Stand, Cable, Picks, Tuner, Strap and Amplifier This left handed guitar package is great and it comes with everything you need as a starter kit. The guitar color is cool, the guitar fees great, and it comes set up and ready to rock. The tuner is easy to use, and even comes with the battery which is a plus. The strings feel great and the case is perfect, and feels good for a soft case. The stand is decent and the guitar looks safe in it. The amp is great too. The guitar plays AMAZING, sounds great and is worth the price of the package by itself. Overall this is a…
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RIP Prince Rogers Nelson – 1958 to 2016

Prince Rogers Nelson was born June 7, 1958, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Mattie Della Nelson (née Shaw; 1933–2002) and John Lewis Nelson (1916–2001). Prince used many aliases including Jamie Starr, Alexander Nevermind, Joey Coco, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince and of course . The Early Years Prince’s father John was a songwriter and pianist, and his mother Mattie was a jazz singer. John’s stage name was Prince Rogers, and he performed with a jazz group called the Prince Rogers Trio. In a 1991 interview John Lewis Nelson said, “I named my son Prince because I wanted him to do everything I wanted to do.” Prince was a child prodigy and self-taught on dozens of instruments, from the piano to the guitar, bass and drums….
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Review of Yamaha FG720SL Left Handed Acoustic Guitar

Yamaha Left handed guitar

Review of Yamaha’s Acoustic FG720SL Left Handed Guitar. Yamaha make excellent guitars, acoustic and electric, at really affordable prices which play as good as guitars more than two or three times the price. One of my first guitars was a Yamaha Pacifica which cost less than $300 but played better than guitars I tried for $1000 or more. This Yamaha FG720SL Left Handed Acoustic Guitar is a fantastic acoustic folk guitar, it looks good and plays great. The action is perfect for a beginner or a more experienced left handed guitarist. The guitar just feels much better than many other guitars. The tone is very nice, high, mid and low tones are above average but the sustain is a little less than on some other…
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RIP Merle Haggard – Outlaw Country Icon, 1937-2016

Merle’s story is one of legend. Rags to riches, prison to fame. Merle Ronald Haggard (April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016), was the outlaw-country icon who rose from a life of poverty and imprisonment to become one of America’s most influential artists. Haggard was a singer, songwriter, guitarist and fiddler, who with his band the Strangers, helped create the Bakersfield Sound, which was characterized by the twang of Merle’s Fender Telecaster. His childhood was troubled after the death of his father, and he was imprisoned several times. He turned his life around in San Quentin prison, earned a high school equivalency diploma, had a steady job in the prison’s textile plant, and played for the prison’s country music band. He attributed a 1958 performance by…
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Review of ESP LTD EC-256FM – Lemon Drop Left Handed Guitar

ESP LTD EC-256FM Lemon Drop Left Handed Guitar

Review of ESP LTD EC-256FM – Lemon Drop Left Handed Guitar The ESP LTD EC-256 FM left handed guitar is a beautiful, single cutaway, electric guitar made with a mahogany body and neck with flamed maple top finished in a lemon drop lacquer. It features a 22 fret rosewood fingerboard, tune-o-matic bridge, push/pull coil tap and ESP designed LH-150 humbuckers. This left handed ESP Ltd guitar looks great and can easily be mistaken for a Les Paul. It plays really well and has a nice versatile tone, leaning more to heavier tones. It is most definitely a rock guitar. It is great to play, the neck feels just right and the action is spot on. It is also not too heavy, so is won’t hurt…
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Review of Epiphone SG G-400 Pro, Left Handed Guitar, Solid Body Electric

Cherry Epiphone SG G-400 Pro Solid Body Electric Left Handed Guitar

Review of the Epiphone SG G-400 Pro Solid Body Electric Left Handed Guitar The Epiphone SG is a CLASSIC, played by icons of rock like Angus Young and Tony Iommi who plays the left handed guitar version. Want to Rock out like Angus and Tony then this guitar is for you! The Epiphone SG G-400 left handed guitar is a fantastic and cool choice for an all-around electric guitar. Alongside the Fender Strat it is probably one of the most recognizable guitars in rock! It is among the lightest guitars with versatile and easy to understand controls, and the wood grain is pretty, through the red finish. It is a great guitar that covers all the basics and looks wonderful too. For lefties, it’s nice…
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Review of Moz Left Handed Full Size Thin Body Black Acoustic Electric Guitar package

This Moz Left Handed full size thin body acoustic electric guitar is beautiful and this package is perfect for students or beginners. It has a truss rod adjustable neck for you to tone better. It a very clean sound and is both powerful and beautiful.  It is not a cheaply made guitar. You will love its reliable quality, craftsmanship and enjoyment of playing! It could also be a wonderful gift for you or the one you love! Whats included:- Black Finish with Specially Designed Photo Quilted Top Left Handed, Cutaway Design, 2 Band EQ,  and Truss Rod Adjustable Neck Rosewood Fingerboard, Rosewood Bridge, Selected Honduras Linden Top, Back and Side Overall Length: 41 inch, Thickness:3 inches, Scale Length:25.5 inch, Nut Width:1.69 inch, 20 Frets  Durable…
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Fender Pro Series Precision Bass / Jazz Bass Case Review

This is a great lightweight case that provides a lot of protection. It is built really well, is sturdy and locks, and has a sections for other things like strings etc. For the price you really can’t go wrong! It is very form fitting, so it really only fits the Fender. Product Description The Fender Pro Series Case captures the quintessential look and feel of classic Fender. Designed to be lightweight and durable, our new case maintains traditional design styling. The universal interior allows for right or left handed P/J bass models and is lined in soft black plush. The interior also has two accessory compartments and an extra wide neck support. Exterior features chrome hardware and two locking latches.