The Weekend Read For Oct. 3rd 2010 - Guitar Lessons, Articles and More

For those of you not familiar with "The Weekend Read" it's a good list of guitar related articles, guitar lessons, gear reviews, news and sometimes plain old good reading that I've found from our blog roll over the past week.

Guitar Player Zen - A study done by Anne Theiler and Louise Lippman, has shown that mental practice facilitates cognitive coding and creates optimal levels of attentional focus and arousal...Mental Practice & Modeling for Better Guitar Performance

Dolphinstreet Guitar Gear Blog - Now this is a really cool little amp. A good friend of mine bought one unseen, and he just loves it...Mesa Boogie TransAtlantic

Fretbase - Smithsonian Channel has been running a great documentary about the electric guitar. The documentary features builders, players and the evolution of the guitar over the past century...Smithsonian’s Electric Guitar Documentary

Guitar Noize - It’s no secret that I’m a big Joe Satriani fan, he has probably been the most influential guitarist to me over the past 20 years and I always look forward to hearing new music so I was very excited when my promo copy arrived this week...Review: Joe Satriani - Black Swans And Wormhole WIzards

I Heart Guitar - Few guitars are as lusted after as the 1959 sunburst Gibson Les Paul Standard. From the revered instruments of players like Michael Bloomfield, Paul Kossoff and Gary Rossington to the five players listed below (not to mention many more well-documented collector-owned Pauls), everyone has their favorite ’59...’Bursting with History: Five Famous ’59 Les Pauls

Strat-O-Blogster - I recently observed something which might be better explained by a medical expert. This is only an observation, so there's no lesson here about improving your playing. But maybe other guitar players have noticed this phenomenon...Guitar Player Finger Tip Condition

The Classical Guitar Blog - For the past months I’ve been giving webcam lessons to a blind man. I have to tell him where each left hand finger goes and and on what string. He’s a helluva a good student and works incredibly hard. Teaching him has given me a lot to think about. Specifically, what exactly do we take for granted when reading music off the page? How many little things do we miss because we’re used to them?...Three Important Things to See

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