Two guitar to USB adaptors

Behringer UM2 Audio Interface

I tried a $9 instrument to USB adaptor, and a $50 Behringer unit. $41 extra dollars didn't help my experience.

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Some books that helped me with Surf Guitar

I wanted to play like Dick Dale. These books help me pretend. They are quite good.

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WATCH: scorching guitar riff with ACPAD MIDI controller prototype


ACPAD is a touch-activated MIDI controller that can be overlaid on an acoustic guitar face, allowing a range of effects and rhythms while playing. Read the rest

Father and daughter do awesome Beatles "Revolution" cover


Parent-child bonding, done so right.

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Acoustic Guitar Magazine's Private Lessons

Acoustic Guitar Magazine is a wonderful resource for anyone enthusiastic about guitar. This collection of 24 private lessons from their archive is fantastic for everyone, from beginner to master.

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Cleartone Coated Extra Light Acoustic Guitar Strings

I hate changing guitar strings. These coated extra light ones last me a very long time.

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Snail and slug tape is great for electronics projects

Whether you're trying to quiet the hum on your old single coil Strat or Telecaster, or create a DIY wireless charging station for your phone, the copper tape sold to repel pests from the garden is an inexpensive and easy-to-manipulate material for the job.

By the way, slugs actually do HATE copper tape, evidenced by a 2004 paper ("Behavioural response of slugs and snails to novel molluscicides, irritants and repellents") in which scientists placed snails and slugs in little time trails. Citing a slowed pace of .5 centimeters per minute, they concluded that the "copper significantly reduced the velocity of snails."

Apparently the whole copper-slug thing is an urgent question to some people. I admire this guy's testing setup: Read the rest

30-Day Guitar Workout

In addition to the oddest cover design ever, 30-Day Guitar Workout offers great exercises and has improved my playing.

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Young heavy metal shredder is also a screaming-fast texter

Her gates-of-hell texting is a marvel to behold.

Fingerboard Theory for Guitar: A Music Theory Text for Guitarists

Want to understand how music and your guitar work together? Fingerboard Theory for Guitar taught me that music is as much math and science as it is a kind of magic.

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Freebird guitar solo, isolated

Isolated tracks of Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Allen Collins's iconic "Freebird" solo, 1973. (via Scott Ford) Read the rest

Tabs for "100 Riffs" guitar solo

Remember the "100 Riffs (A Brief History of Rock N' Roll)" video above? Redditor adrianh wrote out the guitar tablature and posted it to Soundslice! Tabs for "100 Riffs (A Brief History of Rock N' Roll)" (via Reddit) Read the rest