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Jun 30
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Chuck Loeb was recently on New Jersey Jazz Radio station WGBO where he talks about how it's going with the Online Jazz Guitar School among other things. Check it out here, or click on the picture to listen! 

chuck loeb interview

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Jun 24
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online mandolin workshop with mike marshall

Join us LIVE on Wednesday, July 9th at 5:30 PDT for an online mandolin workshop featuring Mike Marshall along with ArtistWorks Dobro instructor Andy Hall. We did one of these last year which was a lot of fun (click here to watch if you missed it), and we look forward to another great workshop which we're calling "Mando Magic with Mike Marshall." Mike will be joined once again by Mandolin Cafe founder Scott Tichenor to talk about his own history playing mandolin, plus they'll also be some jamming as well as discussion about techniques and playing tips.

This is a rare opportunity, so click here to Pre-Register for "Mando Magic with Mike Marshall"! You'll be sent a reminder to tune in live when the event happens on July 9th. 

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Jun 24
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ArtistWorks is excited to be giving away a free Sadowsky LS-17 archtop guitar! The LS-17 is the same guitar that Chuck Loeb plays and is a $4,375 value. Its classic tone and beautiful body make it a jazz standard that looks and sounds beautiful. Check out Chuck playing "Stompin At the Savoy'" on one below and then click here to enter to win!

The deadline to enter is August 31st, 2014.

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Jun 22
PaulGilbert

paul gilbert stone pushing uphill man

I'll be traveling to Japan this week to promote my new album, "Stone Pushing Uphill Man." To prepare for the trip, I mixed backing tracks from seven songs from the album, and I'm quickly trying to learn how to play them. (In the studio, I often recorded the songs in short sections. So I never actually played them the whole way through... until now.) Overall, I'm having a great time going back and figuring out some of the things that I played. And I'm already getting more ideas about how to play them. Music never stops evolving...

I've also been recording my guitar tracks for a new Mr. Big album that will released later this year. The songs are in my head all the time, and it's nice to work with the vocals again. I spent nearly a whole day last week just figuring out the vocal harmonies for a song. (They were tricky, but worth it!)

Of course, the G4 Experience camp is coming up soon as well. I'm excited to jam with Joe, Andy, Mike, and as many guitarists who are willing to plug in and trade some phrases with me. 

Life is good! Rock and Roll! Thank you,

Paul

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Jun 9
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g4 experience giveaway

ArtistWorks is sponsoring a chance to attend this year's G4 Experience in Cambria Pines Lodge, CA. One lucky guitarist will win a prize package to the four day guitar camp which features Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Andy Timmons & Mike Keneally. To be eligible, visit the official contest page here and follow the instructions to enter. The winner will be chosen after July 14th, 2014 - good luck! 

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