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Orange Amplification Headline Sponsors Of Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2015

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

For the fourth consecutive year guitar amp maker Orange Amplification are proud to announce they are headline sponsors of The Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2015, in association with World Of Warships. This year’s annual celebration will gather together the world’s greatest metal bands on the planet....

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The Story Of Guitar Heroes – New Live Show For 2015

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Brand new for 2015 – Presented by Phil Walker, The Story Of Guitar Heroes is a mind blowing live concert style ‘rockumentary’, paying homage to some of the greatest guitar heroes of all time! Using some of the country’s most talented musicians alongside the very latest in video...

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Almost Time To Do Your Guitar Teacher Tax Report

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Guitar teachers don’t tend to be too keen on doing their tax returns, so here is some basic advise for dealing with the HMRC when planning and doing your self assessment. Most self employed guitar teachers start their tax Year from 5th April so now is a good time to start planning how you...

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Win Andy James Plectrum That He Uses On Our Master Class Video’s.

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

What brand of plectrum and gauge does Andy James use? Just watch our video to find out. Write to us at the bottom of this post and the first person we ‘pick’ out of the hat that lets us know what Andy says in this video will win the pick he actually uses in our master class series of...

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Win a programmable 100-watt stack Blackstar amp!

Friday, March 27th, 2015

If  you’re itching to thrash out some meaty power chords or just keen to unleash your inner guitarist, here comes your big chance to win a fantastic Blackstar head and cabs in a great guitar amp giveaway competition. This competition is open to all of our guitar teachers and their students...

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Play Guitar And Win Some Guitar Gear.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Our guitar friends at EMG pickups along with JamTrack Central are throwing a great contest. Woodshed your licks and fire up the camera and play to win! Just use one of the backing tracks provided to come up with your best solo. Video  and upload the result and see if you can win some great guitar...

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Expert Advice on Choosing Your First Guitar

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Recently My Guitar Lessons teacher Simon Devlin was asked to take part in a question and answer session on buying the right guitar for the beginner. Here is the article in full: The saying “first impressions last” applies to...

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Fastest Guitar Player EVER- What Do You Think?

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Yesterday My Guitar Lessons carried a post of Spanish guitarist Vahid Iran Shahi playing The Flight of The Bumblebee at an amazing 350BPM on his nylon strung guitar. Today at MGL headquarters we have an even more amazing guitar feat...

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Worlds Fastest Guitar Player – A Fake?

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

We have been shown this amazing video of guitarist Vahid Iran Shahi. Ay 350BPM its not the fastest out there but its on an acoustic Spanish guitar and most of the time he is pulling funny faces at the camera whilst playing. But is it real? Well some say you can see the second hand on the clock change...

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Laney’s founder Lyndon Laney speaks about how he started up making guitar amps.

Friday, March 20th, 2015

So how did Lyndon Laney get himself from playing with Led Zeppelins Robert Plant and John Bonham in ‘The Band Of Joy’ through to becoming a major player in British amp making. This is his story in his words. Enjoy…

“To say why I got into the amplifier business I have...

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Guitar Teachers – Meet Black Sabbath Great Tony Iommi

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Tony Iommi guitarists with Ozzy Osbornes Black Sabbath is to appear on the Laney Amps stand at the Frankfurt Music Festival next Month. The Laney booth is to be located at 4.0 C06 and Tony will be there from 13:00 – 14:00 on the 17th April to sign autographs. Get along to meet the metal master.


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Slipknot Guitarist Stabbed In Head By Brother

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Guitar player from Slipknot Mick Thomson has been stabbed during a drunken fight with his brother, according to police. The US group is known for its aggressive sound, violent imagery and theatrical Halloween-style costumes.Thomson and his brother Andrew were at a house in Des Moines, Iowa, when...

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Singer & Guitarist Katy Perry Is Auctioning Off Her Guitars.

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

Katy Perry has announced that the Fender guitars that Katy’s band will played during the Super Bowl Half Time show will be auctioned off at an NFL auction for the charity Break The Cycle.  The American Standard Stratocaster®, American Special Jazzmaster® and ’74 American Vintage Jazz®...

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Win a record deal here.

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Caroline Records of Universal Music Group is planning to offer one talented performer the recording contract of a lifetime. Focusrite has teamed up with Caroline Records of Universal Music Group to offer budding guitarists the chance to win a record deal as part of a new competition. To be in with...

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New Muse Album Due For Release Soon.

Friday, March 13th, 2015

The new Muse album ‘Drones’ will be released on 8 June 2015. Guitarist and singer Matt Bellemy says: “To me, ‘Drones’ are metaphorical psychopaths which enable psychopathic behaviour with no recourse. The world is run by Drones utilizing Drones to turn us all into Drones....

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