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Beware the Dangers of Shred Guitar

Beware the Dangers of Shred Guitar

Most guitar players absolutely hate “shred guitar” or absolutely love it. Those against shred will argue there’s no feel in the notes; it’s just playing fast for the sake of playing fast. Those who... …

How to Become a Shred God

How to Become a Shred God

Do you want your name etched in stone among the other various shred lords like Jason Becker, John Petrucci, Vinnie Moore, Marty Friedman and Yngwie Malmsteen? ... …

How to Find Your Sound on Guitar

How to Find Your Sound on Guitar

As guitar players, we have an innate tendency to compare ourselves to each other. Whether it’s tone, technique, career status, or something else, we’re always trying to measure our musical... …

How to Sound Like John Petrucci

How to Sound Like John Petrucci

Ever since John Petrucci emerged from the gates of Berklee College of Music and into the world, he’s commanded respect. A humble man and eternal student, Petrucci has earned his spot on Mount... …

Overplayed Guitar Store Songs

Overplayed Guitar Store Songs

There is a 100 percent chance you’ve heard at least one of these songs during any of your visits to your local guitar store. Apparently, the best way to test out gear is to butcher overplayed... …

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