March 26th Featured Gear – Peavey Bandit!

This week’s featured piece of gear is the Peavey Bandit! First announced in 1995 and a staple for any aspiring punk guitarist at the turn of the century, Bandits run on Peavey TransTube technology which required three U.S. patents to devise. The TransTube preamp...

March 25th Featured Artist – Eric Clapton!

This week’s featured artist is Eric Clapton, who this week celebrates his 75th birthday! Born March 30th 1945, he is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter, and has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of...

March 24th Theory – Intro to Mixolydian Mode!

Today we’re continuing and expanding our series on the Major Scales and Modes! For this lesson we’re going to take a look back at the fourth Major pattern. By adjusting our tonic notes, what we have here is the fifth of seven “diatonic scales”, and in this case it is...

March 23rd Theory – Lydian Mode Riffing!

For the past few weeks we’ve been expanding on C Major pattern #3, and how adjusting its tonic (root) notes can make it two different modes – one called Phrygian, and one called Lydian. This week we’re taking a look at some Lydian sounds, which can be thought of...

March 19th Featured Gear – Taylor Guitars!

This week’s featured gear line is Taylor Guitars! Founded by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug in 1974, they are an American guitar manufacturer based in California, and one of the largest manufacturers of acoustic guitars in the United States. Needing a compact logo...