An amateur guitarist from Montana goes on a two-year journey to learn and execute Ritchie Blackmore’s guitar solo to “Highway Star.”

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Lessons My Father Taught Me

April 30, 2014

Q&A with Chicago guitar player and collector Joe Becker who reminisces childhood stories of learning and going guitar shopping with his father.

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Guitar Lessons with Randy Rhoads

March 5, 2014

At age 9 Janet Robin was Randy Rhoads’s youngest guitar student. In this Guitarkadia exclusive guest post, Robin shares a few stories.

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What Ukuleles Can Do For Guitar Players

February 5, 2014

Guest post by Al Wood of Ukulele Hunt on what guitar players can get out of playing the Ukulele. With video examples. Follow @Guitarkadia on Twitter.

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The True Adventures of the Great Guitar X-Ray Project

January 29, 2014

Guest post by guitarist/author John Thomas showcasing X-rayed images of vintage guitars ranging from 1800s Martins to Fender Electric guitars.

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Birth of a PRS Guitar

January 9, 2014

Story and photos by a guitar aficionado who gets a behind-the-scenes look at how PRS Guitars are built from scratch.

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The $100 Guitar Documentary Project

May 5, 2013

Teaser and info on “The $100 Guitar Documentary” produced by Emon Hassan of Guitarkadia. [click image to read more]

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The Story of the Kalamazoo Gals

March 27, 2013

During WW2 a group of women built 9000+ guitars for Gibson Guitars. John Thomas tells Guitarkadia the unknown story of the Kalamazoo Gals & his book.

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David Starobin of Bridge Records on the $100 Guitar Project Album

March 21, 2013

David Starobin, of Bridge Records, on his label’s production of the $100 Guitar Project double album. [Click image to read more]

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Writing “The 50 Greatest Guitar Books” & How To Simplify Chords

March 12, 2013

“Here’s what I wish I had been told before I bought any of these books or magazines…how anyone can simplify chords to fit their need and abilities.” – Shawn Persinger

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Q & A with Monte Pittman

February 25, 2013

Q & A with Monte Pittman (Madonna, Prong, Adam Lambert) who’ll be a guest on @Guitarkadia hosted #GuitarChat on February 26, 2013 at 9pm (ET)

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Melodic Solutions to Soloing Challenge – Jon Herington [VIDEO]

February 5, 2013

In this episode of Guitarkadia Sessions, guitarist Jon Herington (Steely Dan) explains his melodic solutions to soloing challenge.

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Steve Lukather : Transition

January 22, 2013

Q&A with Steve Lukather on transitioning into a new life and ‘Transition’, the album. [Click Image For More]

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Documentary : Tilted Axes

December 17, 2012

The first Tilted Axes, a guitar parade masterminded by NYC composer, Patrick Grant, took place on December 21, 2011, in lower Manhattan as part of Make Music Winter. 16 guitar players took part in the event. This is a documentary about the events leading up to the parade, and the parade. Also below: Tilted Axes […]

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Guitarkadia Sessions: Jon Herington

November 22, 2012

An afternoon with Jon Herington (Steely Dan, JH Band) talking about music, influences, practicing & writing. Plus, a short tour of the studio. (2010).

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David “Fuze” Fiuczynski – Part 3 of 3

April 3, 2012

Watch: Part One and Part Two Subscribe to Guitarkadia and never miss a story. Just added a weekly newsletter subscription option, powered by MailChimp, which, in the future, will include extras, behind the scenes, and offers etc. Visit Dave’s site and see what has he been up to since. Related: Interview with Evan Marien (Bassist)  Interview with Adam […]

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Session with David “Fuze” Fiuczynski – Part 2

March 30, 2012

Watch Part 1 here. Part 3 here. Subscribe to Guitarkadia and never miss a story. Visit Dave’s site and see what has he been up to since. Related: Interview with Evan Marien (Bassist)  Interview with Adam Balogh of ZänKoma Interview with Cold Stares [One] [Two]

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Influences, Technique and Melodic Development: David “Fuze” Fiuczynski

March 27, 2012

Guitarist Dave “Fuze” Fiuczynski talks to Guitarkadia about his influences, technique, and melodic development.

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Guitarkadia Documentary: Mark Nilsen

May 26, 2011

Guitarkadia Documentary on NYC artist, guitarist, and instrument designer/builder Mark Nilsen.

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The Cold Stares Interview II and Hot Like Waco EP Preview.

November 19, 2010

I’d interviewed The Cold Stares back in May. Quite a bit has transpired over summer for the band and their new EP, Hot Like Waco, just dropped. My short review is “It fucking kicks ass.” You can listen to two tracks from the EP in full, below. But I strongly urge you to check out […]

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February 16, 2014

February 18, 2014

Guitarkadia Weekly, emailed Sundays at 9 AM (EST), posted on the site two days later, is a digest of original guitar stories published on Guitarkadia and elsewhere the previous week. Archive of past posts can be found here. Do you have a good tip/story (unknown or little known) around a guitar or a guitar player? […]

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