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Sep 28, 2010 Ξ Leave a comment

Calling all guitarists… would you like to write for Guitar Jar?

posted by Sam Davis

Guitar Jar features stories from a wide range of guitarists from across the globe and we want you to get involved. The “Are You Experienced” feature is looking for you,  Full Article »

David Griffiths Interview
Sep 28, 2010 Ξ 1 comment

David Griffiths Interview

posted by Sam Davis

The latest “15 questions” feature is with guitarist David Griffiths. Dave is the front man and rhythm/lead guitarist for the rock band BOSH, who during the past 7 years have  Full Article »

Porter Pickups Interview
Sep 22, 2010 Ξ 2 comments

Porter Pickups Interview

posted by Sam Davis

Porter Pickups is a US based company specialising in producing hand wound guitar pickups. In most cases, guitarists who embark on the Holy Grail of guitar tone often turn initially  Full Article »

Beryl Guitars Interview
Sep 21, 2010 Ξ 2 comments

Beryl Guitars Interview

posted by Sam Davis

At the 2010 Bristol Guitar Show, one UK based guitar manufacturer really stood out to me showcasing their own twist on some classic guitar designs. Beryl Guitars is a new  Full Article »

Sep 21, 2010 Ξ 3 comments

Bristol Guitar Show 2010 Review

posted by Sam Davis

The 2010 Bristol Guitar Show was staged at the Ashton Gate Stadium (home of Bristol City FC) on September 19th featuring a range of the UK’s leading guitar and effects  Full Article »

Free Guitar Lessons
Sep 17, 2010 Ξ Comments are off

Free Guitar Lessons

posted by Sam Davis

Want to improve your playing? Get going with the Guitar Jar guitar lessons. View all the lessons…

Chris Manning Interview
Sep 17, 2010 Ξ 1 comment

Chris Manning Interview

posted by Sam Davis

15 questions with guitarist: Chris Manning The latest “15 questions” feature is with guitarist Chris Manning. Chris is a Strat wielding, Dallas based guitarist who’s released three guitar based instrumental  Full Article »

Mystery Shopper: Hogan Music in Newbury
Sep 14, 2010 Ξ 1 comment

Mystery Shopper: Hogan Music in Newbury

posted by Sam Davis

The latest Guitar Jar Mystery Shopper feature finds us at Hogan Music in Newbury. I first came across Hogan Music about a year ago, when browsing their online eBay store.

Guitar Lesson: Funk, Groove and Rhythm Timing
Sep 14, 2010 Ξ Leave a comment

Guitar Lesson: Funk, Groove and Rhythm Timing

posted by Lewis Turner

Many years ago I was playing a gig with a great drummer and good friend of mine. I thought I played the gig quite well, but at the end my  Full Article »

Guitar Lesson: Jazz soloing over the song Blue Bossa
Sep 10, 2010 Ξ 6 comments

Guitar Lesson: Jazz soloing over the song Blue Bossa

posted by Lewis Turner

“Blue Bossa” is a 16 bar bossa nova jazz standard, written by trumpeter Kenny Dorham. The original version can be found on “The Best of Kenny Dorham – Blue note  Full Article »

Guitar Lesson: Metal Riffs
Sep 9, 2010 Ξ Leave a comment

Guitar Lesson: Metal Riffs

posted by Lewis Turner

There have been many lessons and study pieces written for lead guitar, and they ‘re normally based around the technical aspects of lead playing such as a sweep picking/legato/tapping etc.  Full Article »

The guitarists and music from Laurel Canyon
Sep 8, 2010 Ξ Leave a comment

The guitarists and music from Laurel Canyon

posted by Sam Davis

If you’re anything like me, there are times when a particular song or an album seems to take over your thoughts, almost defining that particular moment of your stage in  Full Article »

Guitar Lesson: Progressive Techniques – Alternate Picking Part 1
Sep 8, 2010 Ξ 2 comments

Guitar Lesson: Progressive Techniques – Alternate Picking Part 1

posted by Lewis Turner

As a teacher, it is apparent that most player’s primary concern’ when improvising or writing a solo’ is note choice, what scales work over what chord etc. It is very  Full Article »

Lewis Turner Interview
Sep 7, 2010 Ξ 2 comments

Lewis Turner Interview

posted by Sam Davis

The latest “15 questions” feature is with guitarist Lewis Turner. UK based Lewis recently launched his instrumental solo album “The Beckoning Silence” that fuses a mix of musical genres played  Full Article »

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