Monthly Archives: July 2008

Cream with that guitar?

Looks like guitarist Eric Clapton will reunite with old Cream band members–but it’s just for a tribute to drummer Ginger Baker.  Read more.

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Guitar Hero in your hand

Believe it or not Guitar Hero comes to handheld Nintendo DS.

The verdict? “So, while the peripheral is in many ways a minor masterpiece of innovation and the programmers could not have done a better job of converting the full-sized game, it is impossible to think of anyone (except, possibly, players possessed of freakishly small hands) who will be able really to enjoy their efforts…” Quoted from review at link.

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String life

Guitar strings are a pain to change, especially when you have to change the whole set. And guitar strings should be changed, say,  every twenty-thirty hours or so of play (in my humble experience). Oil and sweat from your figners tend to dampen the strings’ response. This “response decay” is especially obvious on the kind of wound bass strings used on accoustic and classical guitars. To lenghten the life of strings wipe them down after use and always make sure your habds are clean before playing. Also wipe the fingerboard clean.

Here’s an interesting question/answer article on strings from Music Centers.

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World’s fastest guitarist?

Check the video.

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Hey, that’s not the way I learned to play guitar

For more about this player, Erik Mongrain,  go here. Here’s his website. You might want to compare him to Andy Mckee’s percussion playing. Andy McKee’s website.

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