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Alfred Music Publishing invites music makers of all ages to play guitar

As individuals throughout the world experience times of economic strife, music making becomes a way to delight in the moment and experience good times at a good price. Alfred Music Publishing, the No. 1 educational music publisher in the world, invites music makers and music enthusiasts of all ages to go back to the basics by learning to play guitar with new quality educational guitar products.

Lick Library release series of Guns N Roses DVDs

Lick Library have just released the ultimate guide to playing Guns N’ Roses with a series of professional works shops and tutorials totaling more than eleven hours of lessons. Their songs have for a generation of guitarists given inspiration and ideas. There are so many classic tracks Lick Library have produced three separate tuition DVD’s in easy to learn formats explaining clearly the techniques, song structures, sounds and right way to play their songs. This is a must for any guitarist wanting to learn more, not just about playing Guns N’ Roses songs, but essential to learning rock playing.

TalentTrove launches Best Guitar Solo Contest sponsored by Michael Kelly Guitars

Can you Shred the guitar like Slash or play blues like Eric Clapton? Guitarists will have their chance to be a star with global Internet talent Web

New vintage guitar parts website launches with free evaluations for visitors

The Parts Drawer has launched a new website dedicated to the free dissemination of information related to vintage guitar parts and their authenticity. The new website allows vintage guitar enthusiasts to submit specific questions about vintage guitars and parts. A detailed answer to their question may also be posted to the new website.

IK Multimedia launches Guitar Recording Master Classes

Pick the brains of some of today's hottest and brightest players, producers and recording engineers to learn exactly how they get their fantastic tone in the studio and on stage in the digital age. Announcing the new IK Multimedia "Guitar Recording Master Classes," sponsored by Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, Hal Leonard Corporation, SAE Institute and Sonoma Wire Works.

Guitar Teacher Resource Website Launched

Teachwombat.com features loads of free resources designed to help anyone start or improve a guitar teaching business and features a wide range of professionally prepared handouts that can be printed over and over again at the touch of a button. Alongside the paid for package (which at present gives access to over 250 handouts for $15.00) Teachwombat.com also features loads of free handouts that guitar and bass teachers can download use in their lessons today.

Guitar Center Professional unveils new website

Guitar Center Professional recently went live with its new website, greatly enhancing the user's online experience. The new site features a streamlined interface, straightforward navigation, and new market-derived content, all part of a clean design that focuses on the applications of GC Pro's customers, allowing them to easily connect with GC Pro's account managers and other sales staff. Up-to-date news on products and installations is seamlessly integrated into the site's main pages, which are split among dedicated recording studio, post-production, live sound and house of worship site areas.

Author Greg Prato’s magazine writing showcased in new book, ‘No Schlock Just Rock!’

In addition to being the author of three well-received books (2008’s ‘A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other: The Story of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon’ and ‘Touched By Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story,’ plus 2009’s ‘Grunge is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music’), writer Greg Prato also regularly contributes to several websites and magazines. His latest book, ‘No Schlock…Just Rock!’ (released through Lulu.com) collects most of Greg’s writing for the UK-based mags Classic Rock, Guitarist, Metal Hammer, and Record Collector, between a five-year span (2003-2008).

Guitarists band together on the internet to recover stolen guitar

On April 23, 2009, ace guitar slinger Rod DeGeorge was having another normal night, gigging with his band Burnt Sienna at the Deer Park Tavern in Newark, DE. Rod's instrument of choice this evening was his prized XOX Handle, a $4,000 guitar made entirely of carbon fiber and composite materials by Italian guitar maker XOX Audio Tools. Since starting to play the XOX handle, DeGeorge has talked a lot about his affinity for the new guitar on the Internet with his many fans, and has even published XOX demonstration videos.

Introducing the Gibson Store

Gibson has announced the opening of our online Gibson Store, where you can find the very finest Gibson-themed apparel for women and men, as well as designer watches, bracelets and pens. The store also carries a large selection of Gibson guitar hardware, including bridges, pickup covers, volume and tone knobs, pickguards, toggle switches, tailpieces and tuning accessories.

Introducing the 2009 limited run series reserve program

Gibson USA is offering collectors and guitar enthusiasts the world over an unprecedented opportunity to reserve one of the first nine guitars built of each model in Gibson USA’s popular 2009 Limited Run Series.

Greg Prato releases grunge tome on 15th anniversary of Cobain suicide

Fifteen years after Kurt Cobain’s suicide on April 5th, 1994, comes the authoritative story of grunge. Grunge is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music' (released April 1 in the U.S. and June 4 in the U.K., via ECW Press) by Greg Prato is the definitive story of the Pacific Northwest music scene of the late '80s and early '90s. Never before has a book attempted to examine the scene as a whole. Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament says, "Finally, a book about the early years of our little scene in Seattle. I can't wait to hear all the different perspectives from the people that were actually there, not the so-called experts, who didn't show up until the '90s."

eMedia Music announces My Electric Guitar Tutorial

eMedia Music has announced the release of My Electric Guitar, a fun and unique program that offers an exciting new way for kids ages 9 and up to learn how to play electric guitar. The program features multimedia lessons that guide children with video demonstrations, while creatively using interactive games to help with learning chords. eMedia's award-winning "My Music" titles are a great way to make learning fun and easy for kids!

Alfred Music extends Guitar World Magazine DVD Series

Alfred Music has announced the expansion of the Guitar World magazine DVD series, which was introduced last month. The Guitar World guitar DVD series has expanded to include an additional 9 different guitar DVDs; forthcoming new titles to be released on a quarterly basis.

New Lynyrd Skynyrd guitar tuition DVD launched

Lick Library have released the classic guide to playing Lynyrd Skynyrd tracks. This new double DVD set features some of the worlds most recognizable rock tracks including the famous Freebird.

National Guitar Workshop announces 2009 season with special guest artists

The National Guitar Workshop has announced the curriculum and guest artists for the 2009 season. This years program will feature Paul Gilbert, Buddy Guy, Pat Metheny, Jimmy Herring, Oteil Burbridge, Pat Martino, Robben Ford, David Wilcox, Robert Lee Castleman, Brent Mason, Stu Hamm, Peppino D"Agostino, Ed Gerhard, Andrew York and John 5. Courses will be offered in rock, blues, jazz, country, classical, music technology, songwriting, and guitar exploration.

Fender University announces 'Guest Faculty' for Spring 2009 session

For its spring 2009 session, Fender University has announced that the March 4-8 education program in Corona, Calif., will be topped with special appearances and performances by guitar heroes James Burton, G.E. Smith and John 5, and legendary producer/engineer Eddie Kramer.

Two new sizes of Drapester guitar covers for bass and parlor-sized guitars

Lanthum Products introduces two new sizes of Drapester guitar covers to fit bass and parlor-sized guitars. Like the standard Drapester guitar covers, these new sizes are available in both solid colors and prints.

Avenged Sevenfold guitar tuition DVD released

Lick Library has released the ultimate guide to playing Avenged Sevenfold tracks. The multi-million selling metal band are well known for their virtuosity, and lead guitarist Synyster Gates technical ability has seen guitarists all over the world trying to learn his riffs and solo’s... now you can learn the easy way!

GuitarStorage.com unveils new session guitar rack

GuitarStorage.com has announced the release of its new Session Guitar Rack, a more economical version to its recently unveiled line of Session Deluxe Guitar Racks that were announced in December.

Taylor Guitars offers luthier experience through Build To Order program

Guitar enthusiasts dreaming of lustrous tone wood combinations, exquisite inlay details and custom features now have the opportunity to bring their dream guitars into sweet, musical existence through the Taylor Guitars’ Build To Order (BTO) program.

Native Instruments announces Guitar Rig Mobile

Native Instruments has announced GUITAR RIG MOBILE, a highly affordable all-in-one solution that turns any computer into a powerful and easy-to-use guitar recording and performance setup.

Guitar Institute launches 2009 guitar scholarships

The Guitar Institute has announced the launch of its 2009 guitar scholarship programme. The lucky winner will receive a free place, worth £5,250, on the Institute’s famous Higher Diploma course starting in October 2009, whilst the runner-up will receive a £2,600 award for study on the same programme. Applications are invited from students both from the UK and internationally.

Story of Tommy Bolin told in new book 'Touched by Magic'

To many, Tommy Bolin was the legitimate heir to Jimi Hendrix’s rock guitar throne. Stints with the James Gang and Deep Purple – as well as solo albums and a groundbreaking release with jazz-rocker Billy Cobham – certainly proved that the adulation was rightly deserved. And with a techno-color fashion sense, he certainly stood out from the pack.

Sweetwater and Guitar Tricks to giveaway Robot Les Paul Studio

Sweetwater and Guitar Tricks have partnered this month to give away a Gibson Limited Edition Robot Les Paul Studio. This guitar, a $3,999 retail value, can automatically tune itself to standard or alternate tunings, and is equipped to be a great aid in intonating as well.

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