What is stringhopping? Know your enemy! Stringhopping is a jumpy hand movement that almost everyone encounters when trying to play fast with a pick. It’s the Number One thing you want to avoid to develop picking-hand smoothness, especially when going from one string to another. Understanding why it’s so inefficient is tricky, and it serves as a good introduction to the fundamental wrist movements of guitar playing.
"'Something' was written on the piano while we were making the White Album," George Harrison explained in 1980. "I had a break while Paul was doing some overdubbing, so I went into an empty studio and began to write. It didn't go on the White Album because we'd already finished all the tracks."
As you might've noticed, with each new week, we look back at a particular year's issues of Guitar World magazine. We do this so we can find cool stories from the past, including our final interview with Stevie Ray Vaughan, which is coming up this week, and our interviews with Steve Vai, Frank Zappa, David Gilmour, etc.