IK Multimedia, the leading player in mobile guitar tone technology, has just announced the release of AmpliTube UA. It's the first real-time guitar amp and effects processing app for all Android phones and tablets that gives musicians the freedom to rock out any time and anywhere with their favorite Android mobile device.
God bless roadies! As any guitarist can attest, roadies are indispensable members of any band's touring operation — as illustrated in this brief video featuring the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan and his roadie, Rene Martinez.
In this lesson, I’ll be demonstrating a modern way of playing arpeggios by combining string skipping and tapping. I’ll be showing you three different arpeggio shapes. At the end of the lesson, I’ll give you an example of how you can string them together into a ripping fast progression.
Even though this video has been viewed more than three million times — it still strikes me as something of a rare bird (probably because I've — somehow — never seen it before!). The clip, which was shot in January 1986, shows Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble playing three songs — "Scuttle Buttin'," "Ain't Gone 'n' Give Up On Love" and "Say What!" — during a sound check.
This is a triplet-based run in A minor that starts out in the low register and moves up and across the fretboard, spanning three octaves before settling into a single position and moving back across the strings. I’m using hammer-ons and pull-offs in combination with picking to achieve a fast stream of notes that "pops" and flows.
Below, check out a recently posted holdover from the 2015 Winter NAMM Show. It's a video of young guitarist Michael Hermes demoing Kiesel Guitars/Carvin Guitars' new Jason Becker "Numbers" Tribute model at the Kiesel/Carvin NAMM booth in January.
On Page 30 of the all-new July 2013 issue of Guitar World, Jeff Loomis discusses this video, which he created and sent us back in March. It shows Loomis tackling Jason Becker's "Perpetual Burn" to a backing track — and pulling it off in one impressive sitting.
As much as he might try to deny it, Eric Johnson is a member of that small group of players sometimes referred to as "guitarists' guitarists." Guys—like Jeff Beck—whose skills are the envy of his peers. Johnson is well aware of the dual trademarks that are likely to become his legacy: instantly recognizable tone and his painstaking pursuit of perfection.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "‘Til the Dust Is Gone," the new music video by Art of Anarchy. The band—let's call it a "mega group," actually—features vocalist Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver), guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns N’ Roses), bassist John Moyer (Disturbed) and twin brothers Jon (guitar) and Vince Votta (drums).