Here's a Guitar World video from the 2013 Winter NAMM Show, which took place January 24 to 27 in Anaheim, California. During the gear-filled weekend, we paid a visit to the gang at the Ernie Ball/Music Man booth to check out some new guitars. This video profiles the company's newest John Petrucci signature model, the JP13. As an added bonus, the Dream Theater guitarist was on hand to introduce the guitar himself.
Using open strings is a great way to add texture and atmosphere to any chord progression. By adding open strings to even the simplest chords, you can create voicings that sound sophisticated, but are really easy (and fun) to play. They're practical, not intimidating, and most certainly don't sound like "jazz chords."
The guys in Dream Theater recently took a few minutes away from touring in support of their latest album, A Dramatic Turn of Events, to answer some questions about what life is like on the road. Check out the full Q&A below:
Progressive metal icons Dream Theater recently put out the call for fans to send in their videos for the band's song "Lost Not Forgotten," off their latest album, A Dramatic Turn of Events. Yesterday, the band announced the winning video, which you can view below.
Earlier today, several websites picked up on the fact that an advertisement running in this month's issue of Revolver featured what appeared to be the official release date from Periphery's new album. The full-page ad also referenced a guest guitar solo from Dream Theater's John Petrucci.