About Paul Hackett

Bandmo called Paul Hackett "one of the most interesting webmasters in the online music world." Paul started Guitar Noise in the late nineties and still runs the site today. He can usually be found traveling and learning new languages. Paul's life outside Guitar Noise unfolds at paulhackett.ca.

Aug15
Guitar Peace and Music

The Woodstock Music & Arts Festival was a one-in-a-million cultural event that became the touchstone of an entire era. This weekend is the 45th anniversary.

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Jul16
Guitar Man on the Moon

Forty-five years ago, close to a million people watched Apollo 11 blast off from Kennedy Space Center. We’ll commemorate their eight days in space.

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Dec03
Americana

Right now you’re probably looking at a newly redesigned Guitar Noise and wondering what happened. This is the beginning of us doing things in new ways.

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Dec03
Kurt Cobain

If you’re new to the guitar, here is a starter guide of the first ten songs you should learn how to play. We have included chords and audio for each song.

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Aug24
Playing Ukulele Book

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Playing Ukulele is David Hodge’s fifth book on how to play a musical instrument. Here’s our review of this excellent book.

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Jul25
Paul Hackett

The Bandmo Blog is interviewing “the most interesting bloggers/webmasters in the online music world.” Is it any wonder they asked me?

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Jun10

It’s contest time at Guitar Noise again! How would you like to win a Gibson Les Paul Studio guitar? I thought that might get your attention.

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Dec31
Van Halen

In 1978 Van Halen’s “Eruption” rewrote the book on what an electric guitar could do, making Eddie Van Halen one of rock guitar’s most important masters.

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