The Journal of Ephemeral Inspiration

The Journal of Ephemeral Inspiration promises a neverending spew of pointless minutae, brilliant yet useless ideas, troublingly cruel commentary and emphatic musings on whatever shiny object happens to catch our collective eye. Always remember, hate the game, not the playa.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Soothing The Savage Breast: Master It!


Or is it beast? Who cares. As Kikki Dee said, " I got the music in me," and based on the following excerpt from the recently unearthed Mel Bay publication Master It! (For Electric Guitar), I think we now know just what she meant.


Experience the unique brand of gratification and intense pleasure that only comes with total mastery of your instrument.

Some instructional methods think it's enough to give you the basic mechanics, but we realize that getting a few tasty licks under your belt is really just scratching the shiny surface of self-expression. There's so much more to this magnificent piece of wood, and playing with it is only the beginning.

In this richly illustrated hands-on series, the pros show you how to:


Adjust your delay...
Tweak your flanger...
Wipe your strings...
Blow your vocoder...
Polish your axe...
Roll your strap...
Set your action...
Funk your Wagnells...
Fingertap your neck...
Drive your tube amp...
Wiggle your quarter inch jack...
Wrap your cable...
Replace your nut...
Try out a fatter chorus...
Punch up your low end...