GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll—the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown—has reached Round 2! For the past month, we've been pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout. Now the competition is guaranteed to get even tougher.
Below, check out five new performance videos of "Perfecting Slavery" by Abysmal Dawn. Each video features a different member of the band playing the song, which can be found on their new album, Obsolescence, which was released October 28 via Relapse Records.
In this lesson I discuss a few options I use when playing over dominant 7 chords. I’ll take you through a methodical process of using scales that progressively use more and more dissonant notes. It will be this intermingling of consonant and dissonant sounds that will add a lot of interesting elements to your playing and give your solos the contrast that will keep your audience listening.
AC/DC have premiered "Play Ball," the first music video from their new album, Rock or Bust. You can check it out below. In keeping with the song's title, the clip is a tribute to sports (and other things) that involve balls ... and perhaps to people who wear bikinis.
In 1985, while the world was focused on the birth of the first.com, a new computer operating system called Windows and “Live Aid,” an Annapolis, Maryland, guitar repairman decided to create a namesake guitar company called Paul Reed Smith Guitars.