Daniel Donato: The New Master of the Telecaster: Pathways to Dynamic Solos

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The joke here in Nashville is that there are more guitar players per capita than any other city. It may actually be true, but, regardless, the fact is there are tons of great guitar players here. That's why it's really interesting when a newcomer gets noticed, as Daniel Donato has over the past couple of years. Donato is currently guitarist for the Don Kelley Band, which has … [Read more...]

David Grissom TrueFire Course and A1 Blues Interview

TrueFire has released a new course featuring one of my favorite guitarists, David Grissom. The course is titled Open Road Guitar and features 60 videos and 222 minutes of content. From the description: David organized Open Road Guitar into two sections. In the first section, he presents the 25 key concepts and techniques that comprise his signature style: Hand Position, … [Read more...]

Texas Blues Alley

Anthony Stauffer, of StevieSnacks fame, has recently relaunched his site as Texas Blues Alley. If you've visited this site before, you probably already know that I'm a big fan of Anthony's lessons, and it sounds like this new direction will allow him to more easily create lessons that complement his Stevie Ray Vaughan lessons. I'm excited to hear about Anthony's new direction, … [Read more...]

Jack Pearson Guitar Academy

Nashville guitarist Jack Pearson is not nearly as well known as he should be. He was a member of the Allman Brothers Band from 1997-1999 and has played with a host of legends, including Vince Gill, Tommy Emmanuel, Earl Scruggs, Lee Roy Parnell, Jimmy Buffett, Keb Mo', and many more. I had the pleasure of seeing Pearson perform with Double Trouble a few years and really enjoyed … [Read more...]

The Truss Rod

The truss rod is there to do one thing—to keep the neck of your guitar straight and stable, keeping your instrument in tune all the way up its well-aligned neck. It does this job well with ingenious simplicity and efficiency, constantly counteracting the tremendous physical forces that continually conspire to bend, warp and bow the neck, preventing proper intonation. If … [Read more...]