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This Week in Music History August 31, 2015

Tina Triumphs … Ike Cut Free … Kenny G Outblown

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Historic Events that Rocked Music—The Week of August 31, 2015

Tina Tuerner Ike Turner Kenny G

Best Guitars for Metal

Battle Axes: A Guide to Guitars for Metal

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Find the right electric guitar for grinding out those extreme heavy metal tones.

Matt Halpern Interview

A Central Focus of Rhythm

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Drummer Matt Halpern reveals his rhythmic philosophy, gear choices and the unexpected influences that helped form his technique.

Music for Kids: A Career Worth Pursuing?

Music for Kids: A Career Worth Pursuing?

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Our panel of kid-friendly performing and recording artists weighs in on the rewards.

6 Top Humbucker Pickups

6 Top Humbucker Pickups to Supercharge Your Sound

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A look at some of our most popular aftermarket humbucking guitar pickups.

Marshall MG Amps Buying Guide

Buying Guide: Marshall MG Series Amps

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No models or digital forgeries—just 100% pure, unadulterated Marshall!

Blurred Lines: Robbery or Musical Tribute?

Blurred Lines: Robbery or Musical Tribute?

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The line between musical emulation and theft can be fuzzy.

Nailing the Perfect Guitar/Amp Matchup

Nailing the Perfect Guitar/Amp Matchup

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Our panel of pro guitarists offers hard-won advice on pairing your electric guitar with an amp that’ll do it justice.

How to Get the Best Out of Your Guitar Effects

Stompbox Boogie: How to Get the Best Out of Your Guitar Effects

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Setting up your daisy chain in the right order can have a huge impact on guitar FX performance.

Introducing Henry Worrall Part 2

Henry Worrall—Unheralded Advocate for American Guitar Music (Part 2)

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Decoding his 19th century scores reveals what a profound influence Worrall has had on the sound of the steel-string acoustic guitar.

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