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The Art of Protecting Yourself As a Musician

The Complex and Groovy Fingerpicking of Guitarist/Actor Jerry Reed

The Groovy Fingerpicking of Jerry Reed

Jerry Reed (1937–2008), known by many as Burt Reynolds’ truck-driving partner in crime in the 1977 film Smokey and the Bandit, was also a highly accomplished and influential guitar picker. Let’s...

Combining Pentatonic Scales to Create Unexpected Phrases

Combining Pentatonic Scales

The word pentatonic is derived from the Greek penta, meaning five, and tonic, meaning tone. So, as its name implies, a pentatonic scale is any scale built from five tones.