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Lucciano Pizzichini - Blues
When you're 9 years old and learning guitar, just getting the four chords for "Louie Louie" is enough of a challenge. Then there's 9
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04.14.15

Free Arpeggio PDFs!
In case you missed it last week, we reprised our two 7th Chord Arpeggios exercise, Major and Minor. You don't want your improvisation to sound
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04.11.15

Metallica Banjo
The cross section of metal fans and folk music enthusiasts is narrow indeed, but we still think many will find the following clever interpretation
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March 1, 2013 | Fender Mando-Strat review

We mentioned the release of the new Mando-Strat in January, the reincarnation of Fender's own classic Mandocaster. Needless to say, we are thrilled to see FMI enter the highly lucrative world of electric mandolins. They should be able to make hundreds of dollars.

All kidding aside, the Mando-Strat we bought off the shelf from a local dealer (they have three more, by the way) was ready to play off the hook. Based on our personal experience, we anticipate a much lower failure rate than the competitive Epiphone Mandobird. No rough fret ends, no wimpy E string. It came ready to rock, or in our case, swing.

Read more in our latest instrument review: Fender Mando-Strat Electric Mandolin

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Posted by Ted at March 1, 2013 5:26 AM


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