In this article I’d like to acquaint you with some great slide licks I like to play in open A tuning. These riffs and runs are super versatile – you can use them to hop up your own blues pieces, employ them as solos in a classic blues song or even just entertain yourself with them on a back porch in the middle of a scorching heat wave.
Van Halen was being interviewed by reporter Lisa Robinson, who starts things off by saying, "You can play many different styles of guitar, can't you? You were telling me before you can play 'Crossroads' note for note."
Scorpions have posted a clip from their upcoming live CD/DVD, MTV Unplugged, which will be released January 21 through Sony International. The song features a guest appearance by a Hamburg-based singer named CÄTHE.
Everyone remembers Tina S., right? She's the 14-year-old French guitarist who's been blowing everyone's mind with her effortless renditions of Eddie Van Halen's "Eruption" (Watch it here) and her tribute to composer Antonio Vilvaldi (Watch it here).
Paul McCartney was generally known for writing "silly love songs" like "Yesterday" or cheeky whimsy like "When I'm Sixty-Four," but occasionally he could rock every bit as hard as John Lennon. While The Beatles recorded numerous violent rockers, few were more fiery, savage and controversial than McCartney's "Helter Skelter."
In this video, Guitar World's Jimmy Brown shows you how to play "Silent Night" — just in time for Christmas. Brown goes over several different arrangements, from basic to more involved, and then covers the melody line.