Joe Bonamassa: developing your own tone is the hardest part of learning guitar

Joe Bonamassa
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Joe Bonamassa is never at a loss to offer electric guitar advice, whether it's naming the 10 best blues rock guitar solos of all time or discussing the difficulty in playing great blues.

Recently, JoBo dropped some pearls of guitar wisdom during an interview with Glide magazine, covering everything from developing tone to his take on music theory to when he realized soloing is “not about how many notes you play.”

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.