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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Wouldn't it be great if you could use the same chords you already know to get fresh new sounds? Taking familiar chords that use open strings and moving them around on the guitar neck creates great sounding new chords. And the best part is you don't need to learn a new chord shape!Download a .pdf here: http://www.learnandmaster.com/email/Creating_New_Sounds.pdfVie [...]

March Video Tip: Creative New Sounds from Familiar Chords


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Man, you ought to be in a band! Some guitar playing concepts like soloing and improvisation can’t be learned from a book or DVD. You only learn them from playing with a band - whether live or recorded. Since you probably don’t have your own back up band jam tracks can fill an important role in your learning.In my formative teenage years, I spent many hot Texas su [...]

Let’s Jam! Tips for Playing with Jam Tracks


Thursday, September 29, 2011

We're super excited to introduce Skills House on Gibson.com. Skills House is a brand new (launched today!) guitar lesson section powered by Learn & Master. It is complete with song lessons, guitar lessons, power workouts, style lessons, interviews, our Live Lessons and more. It may just be the most complete set of learning content online.Here are the differen [...]

Introducing Skills House


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Not long ago, we posted a Happy Birthday Les Paul blog. Well, on September 10, 2011 in Waukeesha Wisconsin (Les Paul was born in Waukeesha), the Les Paul family, estate and Les Paul Foundation unveiled a 500 square foot monument to the man who is arguably the most influential figure in guitar and music. The monument is meant to celebrate the life and accomplishme [...]

Les Paul Memorial


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Each Tuesday (well, more like most Tuesdays) at 7 pm CST we have Live Guitar Lessons. I cover a variety of topics related to playing guitar and you have an opportunity to ask questions and chat with me during the lesson.This Tuesday, July 26, is special because it will perhaps be the most exciting Live Lesson we've had for three reasons and I am super excited to [...]

Live Lesson Guitar Giveaway


Thursday, June 09, 2011

Today marks what would have been Lester William Polsfuss, more commonly known as Les Paul, 96th birthday. Many of you may only think Les Paul is the name of a Gibson guitar, when in fact Les Paul was one of the most influential guitarist ever. Besides being a master at the instrument, Les pioneered the modern solid body electric guitar, which we all know made Roc [...]

Happy Birthday Les Paul!


Thursday, May 26, 2011

It's official - Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar content can now be found on Gibson.com! Seems logical right?!? I mean, their name is on the box. As you've probably surmized (mainly from the Gibson name on the box), we're in a strategic partnership with Gibson. Here are some other, rather obvious areas you've probably noticed our partnership:- We are an authori [...]

Gibson and Learn & Master: Match Made in Heaven


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Win a Trip to Tour Nashville and It's Most Famous Attractions!This opportunity to win a trip to Nashville includes some amazing prizes and opportunities. Here's the list of contest details from www.opry.comTour some of Nashville’s most popular country music attractions in style! One lucky winner and three guests will be headed to Music City on August 5 for an exc [...]

Grand Ole Opry Sweepstakes!


Friday, September 10, 2010

It was on May 1st and 2nd, 2010 that two days of torrential rain caused floods that devastated Nashville, as well as surrounding communities in what was declared the most devastating floods to the area in 500 years. The water forced thousands from their homes, submerged some of the city's most prestigious landmarks and destroyed the gear of scores of musicians. A [...]

Gibson USA: An American Icon Story of Recovery and Resurgence


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