The Weekend Read November 28th - December 4th ; Guitar Lessons, Articles and More

The Rock House Blog Weekend Read is published every Friday or Saturday and is filled with links to the best articles from around the web. Articles include guitar lessons, guitar bass guitar news, guitar playing tips and tricks and just some plain old good reading.

Thumbrella - Words to a void - I like the look of some of these t-shirts - I'd certainly wear them...Musician t-shirts

The Guitar Buzz - U.S. audiences recently saw Jeff Beck’s guitar mastery at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 25th anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden. Beck’s 40 minute set with guests Sting, Buddy Guy and Billy Gibbons along with a blistering rendition of “Superstition” in Stevie Wonder’s set received strong critical acclaim...Beck and Clapton Announce Select U.S. and Canadian Concerts

The Classical Guitar Blog - I just received my first email about giving a guitar as a gift. The most common situation is an adult buying a guitar for a child. This post contains my thoughts, as a guitar teacher, about what instruments young, beginning students should use...Guitar as a Gift

The Blues Historian - Chicago Bluegrass And Blues

Strat-O-Blogster - In 1997 Fender Custom Shop produced 210 Hendrix Monterey Strats with hand painted graphics by Pamelina H. to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Jimi's Monterey Pop performance. #68 is currently for sale, & listed as a "Buy it Now!" on eBay. The COA indicates a 1997 production date, and this guitar comes complete with flight case, white soft case and all original case candy...Hendrix Monterey Pop Fender Custom Shop Strat

Share My Guitar - Think of the fingers on your hand as 4 separate working pieces that need to be trained to work in different combination’s to make one powerful team. If you begin to play the guitar the same way with the same fingers every time, then you will begin to get what I refer to as muscle memory...Using Finger Patterns to Improve your Playing

Not Playing Guitar - Earlier this week we discussed bar chords and how they are sometimes inappropriate to the musical setting. Of course for many learners they are also an important hurdle on the learning curve...Sweet Little Guitar Chord Positions

My Guitar Buddies - As you get to playing your favorite axe for awhile something always happens, break a string, sound gets dull, or it’s just time to change it’s strings. So here’s a tip for the next time you’re restringing and what you can do to help bring it in tune alot quicker; so you can get back to jammin’ of course...Stretching Your Strings For Tuning Stabiliy

I Heart Guitar - You know what it’s like as a guitarist. You find your favourite players or styles, you put the blinders up, and before you know it you’re swearing to some guy down the pub that you have no idea who Goo Goo Dolls are, even though you know damn well who they are and have maybe sung along to them on the radio once or twice, but you’re a hardcore guitar guy and you don’t dare admit something like that in a crowded room. Someone might be listening, and you have a reputation to uphold, dammit...FEATURE: Guitarists who are better than you think they are

Guitarz - Ralph Jones founded Micro-Frets Inc in Maryland in the 1960s. Coming from an engineering background he was an enthusiastic inventor and incorporated several innovations into the company's guitar designs...Micro-frets Orbiter - the first wireless guitar?

Guitarkadia - For some time I’d been meaning to compile a list of songs that have employed the very catchy I-V-VIm-IV chord progression. The most common are...The 4-Chord Recipe for Cooking Hit Songs

Guitar Noize - If you are looking for a unique guitar design and have a few grand to spare look no further than Peter Malinoski’s Art Guitars... Peter MalinoskiArt Guitars

Freekbass' Blog - Heavy Weather with guest bassist Freekbass (20th Century Theatre)

Dy-Sphoric - Sometimes a song will stick with you. Especially when played in a movie. But it took me some time to remember the song and where I first heard it. Today, I am referring to "Black Betty"...Black Betty

Have a rockin' weekend


Emon said...

Thanks for the link! Appreciate the time you take to read our work.


Stratoblogster said...

Hey Sarge, Thanks for the plug as always! Ya gotta get over to


Billy over there is posting lots of great content. Outta control!!!




Sarge said...

Thanks for putting up a good post Emon

Sarge said...

@ Stratoblogster - Good to hear from you JP. Checked the other 2 blogs, they look great, thanks for the heads up.