Blog – Rock Mastery

Buzzworthy Review

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Old Slow Hands

National Lampoon’s This is Spinal Tap (1984) is a mock-rockumentary that follows British rock band Spinal Tap as it endeavors to survive past its prime. In one of the film’s most famous scenes, the guitarist, Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest), explains a special feature of his amplifier to the documentarian. Both “Volume I” and “Volume II” […]

The Cat In The Hat

Slash is one of the most commercially successful rock n’ roll musicians of the 21st century. Best known as the lead guitarist for Guns n’ Roses and Velvet Revolver, Slash is one of those musicians who just plays—and plays aggressively and emotionally. If there’s anything guitarists can learn from him it’s that we should never […]

The Iconic Tone of Billy Gibbons

For a band that’s just as iconic for their look as for their sound, separating the MTV novelty of ZZ Top from a successful history of Texas blues-rock on par with Johnny Winter and Stevie Ray Vaughn can be difficult. Underneath the cheap sunglasses, the hats, and facial hair is a trio of blues musicians […]

How Hendrix Got His Sound

It is 1967. Al Hendrix sits in his living room as the hippies next door put a record on the player. He hears the music and there is something familiar in the voice. Al has never heard him sing, hasn’t heard a lick of his new music, but he knows that the man singing over […]

Amplify Your Guitar Playing

Having an electric guitar is a ton of fun, but its not gonna do you a lot of good if you can’t hear what you’re playing. Acoustic guitars have a big hole in the body that allows the strings to resonate loud enough that you can hear the music that you’re playing with no additional […]

Electric Guitar 101 (Part 6 – Flying V)

You did it. You’re finally here: the sixth and final part of our series to help educate you on everything you need to know about the most famous electric guitars in the world. Today we’re going to be discussing a guitar that’s quite a bit different than the others, and who’s history dates back to […]

Electric Guitar 101 (Part 5 – SG)

Welcome to Part 5 of your 6 part series, designed to educate you on everything you need to know before you buy your first (or next) electric guitar. In this article we’re going to be stepping back in time to discuss a little rock n’ roll history before we dive into the world famous SG. […]

Electric Guitar 101 (Part 4 – Les Paul)

Welcome to Part 4 of your 6 part series designed to pull the curtain back and give you everything you need to know when it comes to buying your first (or next) electric guitar. Today we’re going to be looking at my personal favorite: the Les Paul. These guitars were named after their inventor (Les […]

Electric Guitar 101 (Part 3 – Fender Telecaster)

Welcome back to Part 3 of your 6 part series designed to give you everything you’ll need to know about thw world’s most popular electric guitars so you’ll have no problem deciding exactly which is right for you when you buy your first (or next) axe. Today, we’re going to be discussing the world’s very […]