Sunday, August 25, 2019

Steely Dan

Walter Becker of Steely Dan’s guitars and amplifiers to be auctioned

The collection of Steely Dan's Walter Becker is set to go under the hammer in October, later this year. The multi-Grammy winning songwriter and co-founder of the 1970s jazz-rock band's equipment will go up for auction, including a wide range of acoustic and electric guitars from the likes of D'Angelico, Sadowsky, Fender and more. Set over two days at The...

Why you should steal from other guitarists

Not their gear, of course, but their licks. Copying the style of famous axe-slingers can be good practice—these guitarists explain how.

Songwriting 101: Start with the melody

Songwriting melody
Beginning a songwriting session by crafting a melody is more efficient than not, say these four guitarists.

Jon Herington Interview—Shining on the Road with Steely Dan

This interview was originally published in 2011. Since resuming recording and touring activities in 1993 after a 19-year hiatus from the road, Steely Dan has turned to Jon Herington to handle guitar duties for the band. Though Walter Becker still contributes tasty chord coloration and occasional solos, Herington has now been performing the lion’s share of the guitar work for...
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