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this note’s for you

So you want to be a rock and roll star. But you don’t have time to learn how to play.

Not a problem Becoming a guitar hero can be as simple as striking a pose and hitting the right note. And by the right note, I’m talking a single note, played repeatedly and forcefully. If the note is right, your ascendance to guitar-godness is a mere matter of marketing. After all, few guitarists (if any) can aspire to the greatness that is, say, the solo in Lou Christie’s Lightnin’ Strikes — in its way, the wildest guitar solo in the history of pop music — there is much to be said for the virtue of restraint. Even in rock and roll. Continue reading

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