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Jun 9
AW

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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Jun 1
PaulGilbert

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This week, I have the honor and pleasure of being photographed and video recorded by Larry DiMarzio. Larry is also known for making guitar pickups that sound excellent.

For photo sessions, is doesn't matter how I sound, but rather how I look, and like anything, practice can always help. I have never counted how many rock guitar poses (and faces) I have in my vocabulary. And the challenge is always to find some new ones. The photo above was taken my another great photographer, James Chiang. James always encourages me to put the guitar in the air and make interesting geometric shapes with my arms and legs. I'm not sure what I'll conjure for Larry's session this week, but I'm looking forward to it.

Thank you,

Paul

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May 28
PaulGilbert

I recently did a video interview for MXR pedals...

They asked me to send them some photos from when I was a teenager. This one has always been one of my favorites. I'm 14 years old here, with my band, MISSING LYNX (Mike Scimmy on bass, and Dwayne Davis on drums and lead vocals.) I'm playing an SG copy that someone had found in their closet. My dad and I fixed it up with new pickups and parts and renamed it "MR. GUITAR." The quadbox hanging in the air adds an element of style and danger. And my perm is hoping for a Def Leppard audition. But the thing that I'm most proud of is... the strap length. 

While I was searching through my old photos, I also found this one.

I may look calm here (I was trying to be cool while my parents took a picture of me, which is of course, impossible, when you're 12 years old), but I I was actually very excited because I had just learned to bend a string and do a pull-off like the Jimmy Page "Heartbreaker" solo. I couldn't believe that a Jimmy Page lick was actually coming out of my guitar.

I'm still thrilled every time I play one of those.

Long Live MXR, long straps, and Jimmy Page.

Thank you,

Paul

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May 27
MartinT

USA TODAY TV interviewed Martin earlier this year in California for 'Talking Tech with Jefferson Graham'

It's a brief insight into how Martin's online guitar school works. Click here to read

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May 21
AW

This came out really great, it's the first in what we hope will be an ongoing series of Forum Jams® that feature our artists jamming with their students. The concept for this was started a long time ago - the challenge was to figure out the best way to have students remotely jam with each other as well as their teacher.

We wanted it to be captured on video so we could see everyone play as well as hear them - plus we wanted to have it recorded with good audio so we could present it in the highest fidelity possible. It was a bit of an experiment to see if the process would work, and it did! Here's how it went down:

paul gilbert forum jam

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