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Let's Have a Big Bowl of Spaghetti Western Guitar

Remember Ennio Morricone's brilliant theme song from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, the 1966 Sergio Leone film starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach? If not, click here to jog your memory (or just watch the video at the very bottom of this story).That song—including the iconic guitar figure that starts at :47—helped spawn an entire genre of music called spaghetti western ... …

13 Essential B-Bender Guitar Songs

Welcome back to "The Next Bend," a column dedicated to B-bending guitarists, guitars, gear, news, licks, songs and more.For the uninitiated, a B-bender is a contraption (the perfect word for it) that lives in- or outside your guitar and allows you to pull—usually with some sort of arm, palm, shoulder or hip movement—your guitar's B string up a perfect whole step. So, a B note would suddenly... …

10 Perfect Songs for a Drive Through the Desert

Like a lot of music-obsessed people, I tend to create a fair amount of iTunes playlists. Why? So that I always have just the right music for any setting or situation.I make them for different vacation destinations, certain times of the week (my massive "Sunday Morning" playlist gets a lot of use), different background-music-friendly weekend activities and, of course, holidays.For the past year... …

So You've Bought a B-Bender: Get Started with This Handy Country/Blues Lick

Hi there. Welcome back to The Next Bend, the Guitar World column dedicated to B-bending guitarists, guitars, gear, news, licks, songs and more.For the uninitiated, a B-bender is a contraption (the perfect word for it) that lives in- or outside your guitar and allows you to pull—usually with some sort of arm, palm, shoulder or hip movement—your guitar's B string up a perfect whole step. So, a B... …

Three Essential Rockabilly Guitar Licks

I decided to grab my rapidly aging black Levi's shirt, my awesome new Levy's guitar strap and my Gibson Music City Jr. with B-Bender and show you three essential rockabilly licks.Bear in mind, I could've chosen three other "essential" rockabilly licks, but these seemed like nice ones to start with. Hey, there's always next month.I'm really sorry for the lack of tabs, but, well, there's not... …

The Next Bend: Clarence White-Inspired Country B-Bender Lick

Yes, it's me again—with another fairly basic B-bender guitar lick! Before we get started, however, here are my two obligatory "What's a B-bender?" paragraphs that I use in every column—just in case you're reading this column for the first time:A B-bender is a contraption that lives in- or outside your guitar and allows you to pull—usually with some sort of arm, palm, shoulder or hip movement... …