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Mastering the Pentatonic Article 4 – Mark Knopfler; “Sultans of Swing”, adding the 2nd, and flirting with Harmonic Minor. The Pentatonic Scale is the holy grail for guitarists. It’s easy to play and it sounds amazing. [image][/image] This series will show you how to get the most out of our favourite scale, and how making […]

Repair Log: 1988 Black Gibson 335 semi-hollow electric guitar SN Repair Log: 1988 Black Gibson 335 semi-hollow electric guitar SN: xxxxxxxx   23/06/18 Copyright retained Terry Relph-Knight Supplied in a tan Gibson hard case. Made in the Gibson Nashville Tennessee plant, completed on February 24th of 1988, this is a classic Gibson 335 thin line […]

Why middle C? By Terry Relph-Knight, copyright retained 03/06/18 Most people will have heard of middle C, but apart from knowing it is a musical note somewhere around the middle of the piano keyboard, won’t know it’s significance. Why C? Why middle?  Guido the Monk The existence of western musical notation and consequently middle C, […]

Mixolydian and the minor Pentatonic When faced with improvising over a dominant seventh chord or a progression of dom7’s, many guitar players tend to resort to the minor or the Blues pentatonic as their default tonal material. Especially in a “bluesy” context, such as a standard Blues progression, this works very well and the straight […]

Repair Log – 2005 Laney VC30-112, 30 Watt ‘class A’ combo 1 by 12 guitar amplifier Serial no JVxxxx.  23/03/17 Copyright reserved Terry Relph-Knight Value – As is, maybe – £ 300,  £480 to 500 (inc postage) new  Description The Laney VC30 is now a discontinued product. It is Laney’s version of the Vox AC30 […]

Repair log: Harley Benton PB-50 LH FR (1950’s, Precision Bass, Left Handed in Fiesta Red) Vintage Series Copyright retained, Terry Relph-Knight 20/06/18 Cost – £ 95.82 + shipping Delivered with a black soft gig bag. Fender do not currently make a single coil vintage precision bass in their standard range, let alone a left handed […]

Repair Log: Roland Space Echo – Chorus Echo RE-301 SN: XXXXXX Log last updated – 02/02/18 Copyright retained by Terry Relph-Knight Value – £100,  They can be found for £155 in very good condition (which this one isn’t) The Roland Space Echo RE-301 tape loop delay has a sound-on-sound playback head and three delay playback […]