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Rob Balducci 821 Monroe Drive

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Rob Balducci 821 Monroe Drive

Last month Digital Guitar Player crowned Rob Balducci as the guitar player of the month. We promised to review more Rob Balducci related release. 821 Monroe Drive is Balducci’s latest album release in which he pays tribute to his childhood home. Every song in this recording has a purpose and a meaning that relates to…

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Guitar Masters Series 1

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Guitar Masters Series 1

Whoa…not another album of guitar greatness! What do you get when you put Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society), Brian Tarquin (Guitarist and Composer), Doug Doppler, Doug Stapp, Chris Poland (Megadeath), Alan Holdsworth, Joe Satriani, James Ryan and Hal Lindes on one recording? One word: Magic Guitar Masters Series 1 is the name of…

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Rob Balducci

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Rob Balducci

What an exciting month for guitar playing. For April 2015 we are spotlighting another guitar great that has been on the scene for many years. Rob Balducci hails from New York where is also a professional guitar teacher. He got discovered after winning a local contest in 1990 that was sponsored by Guitar For The…

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Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra Dynamic Duo

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Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra Dynamic Duo

(Editor Note: This article was originally written in March of 2015 and has been updated due to unforeseen circumstances.) A new dynamic duo has been created between two of the greatest guitarists in rock. Everyone knows that Whitesnake lost Doug Aldrich because he had other commitments to fulfill. Let’s face it it was time for…

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Joel Hoekstra

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Joel Hoekstra

(Editor Note: This article was originally written in March of 2015 and has been updated due to unforeseen circumstances.) The timing is just perfect for us to announce this month’s guitar player of the month. Why you ask. Last month we featured Doug Aldrich. This month we would like to feature Joel Hoekstra because not…

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Doug Aldrich

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Doug Aldrich

(Editor Note: This article was originally written in March of 2015 and has been updated due to unforeseen circumstances.) For the month of February of 2015 Digital Guitar Player would like to crown Doug Aldrich as the guitar player of the month. Doug Aldrich has made a huge impact for guitar players by helping to…

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Brett Garsed – October 2014

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Brett Garsed – October 2014

We sometimes have a difficult time keeping track of some guitar players because there are just so many great ones.  Recently, a friend of ours mentioned an insane guitar solo that was mind blowing on a Derek Sherinian (ex Dream Theater keys) album, “Molecular Heinosity“.  Upon doing some research we found the track called ‘Antarctica’….

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The Definitive Steve Morse

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Steve Morse has been one of the most influential guitar players in music history. He has been a member of the Dixie Dregs, Kansas as well as Deep Purple for over almost twenty years. He even has his own band, the Steve Morse band. Morse is known for his unique picking, note choice, fast runs…

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Taka Minamino – December 2014

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Taka Minamino – December 2014

  While listening to a random album we heard our guitar player of the month. Digital Guitar Player would like to deliver the ultimate christmas gift to our readers.  Taka Minamino hails from Osaka, Japan and is a 2005 graduate of the Musicians Institute in Japan. We discovered Taka while listening to yet another Derek…

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Stevie Ray Vaughan Live From Austin Texas

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Stevie Ray Vaughan Live From Austin Texas

This week’s #tbt moment is the performance of Steve Ray Vaughan performing ‘Leave My Little Girl Alone’ from ‘Live in Austin, Texas’. This was one of my favorite performances by SRV. I get shivers when I listen to that guitar solo. SRV was on fire that night. This can be seen on the

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