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Mar 18
PaulGilbert

In my monthly video messages, I usually include a Bonus Lesson of something that I'm excited about on the guitar. These videos have always been available on the site, but I finally got around to giving them proper titles, so now you can go directly to the one that you want to watch. I had to watch them all in order to title them, and I have to say that there is some good stuff here. I recommend a look! Just go to +MUSIC and click on Bonus Lessons to get started. As I make more of these, I'll continue to label them, so you can continue to find what you like. 

Thank you,

Paul

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Mar 16
PaulGilbert

After spending a some time with a stereo pedalboard set-up... I decided to go back to mono. 

I've got enough complexity going on on the fingerboard, so I think a simpler pedalboard will serve me better. We'll see if this one survives the week!

Rock and Roll!

Paul

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Mar 13
PaulGilbert

My clinic tour in April is quickly approaching. I spent the day preparing my pedalboard for the trip, and also rehearsing some of the songs that I plan to play. For those who are interested in the pedals, here they are, in the order of the signal path.

  • TC Electronic - PolyTune 2 Mini
  • MXR - Phase 90 Script with LED
  • Homebrew Electronics - UFO Fuzz
  • TC Electronic - MojoMojo Overdrive
  • TC Electronic - Alter Ego V2 Vintage Echo
  • Lehle - Little Dual Splitter / Amp Switcher
  • From here, one cable goes directly to the "dry" amp. The other goes to...
  • A/DA - Flanger
  • Neo Instruments - Mini Vent Leslie Simulator

Then to the "wet" amp.

Everything is powered by a Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 Plus (sitting under the Alter Ego.)

The clinics are mostly in Italy, but there is one in England, and one in France. I hope to see you there!

http://www.paulgilbert.com/tour/

Rock and Roll!

Paul

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Mar 6
ArtistWorks

artistworks with fireman guitar

The ArtistWorks office in Napa, CA just received an awesome surprise - Paul Gilbert sent us a beautifully signed Ibanez Fireman guitar!  We were so thrilled that we all put on our best rock faces for this picture of gratitude. Thank you Paul! Click here to learn more about the Fireman, Paul's signature guitar from Ibanez!

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Mar 3
JakeHertzog

After the jazz explosion in the early 1900s, musicians were eager to transfer the new sounds emanating from New Orleans onto the guitar. Although initially conceived as a rhythm instrument, a slew of stellar six string geniuses quickly elevated the guitar to its current status. Guitarists like Eddie Lang, Tiny Grimes, Charlie Christian and Django Reinhart are some of the most influential early players who were using jazz guitar chords in their music. By the time electric guitars became popular, the floodgates were open and jazz guitar soon became its own genre.

jazz guitar lessons with chuck loeb So how did they do it? How did the early 20th century guitarists capture the jazz sound on their instruments and become pioneers of a new genre? To understand this better, let's closely examine how to create jazz guitar chords by using the number system from the Online Jazz Guitar School with Chuck Loeb.

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