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Guitar Magazines - selling a dream?

Updated: Sep 14, 2020

I have been playing since I was 14 and remember browsing in WHSmiths at the guitar magazines with screaming headlines such as "play like David Gilmour" or "Comfortably Numb fully transcribed". And there was CD attached!!. I would rush home, grab my guitar and of course not even get through the first bar. As an adult I still find these magazines insanely difficult for the beginner or the intermediate guitar player, even a pull out beginners section is wildly over pitched. These are surely intended for professional players. Yet sales are high, people buy them with the dream of becoming Hendrix, only to get frustrated and either quitting or spending a fortune waiting for the next dream to hit the shelves

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