NAMM — the folks that bring you the twice-yearly gearfest known as the NAMM Show — has created a couple of Public Service Announcement videos to encourage more people to start playing music and fewer to stop. These are playing nationwide, and Spanish and Portuguese versions are playing in South America.
In the newly posted video below, Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci discusses and demos Ernie Ball's M-Steel guitar strings. Ernie Ball calls the strings, which were introduced earlier this year, "the world's loudest, most expressive strings ever created."
Robert Plant has announced a string of fall North American dates with his band, the Sensational Space Shifters. While he was at it, he also premiered a live video for "Rainbow," a track from his new album, Lullaby and... the Ceaseless Roar.
I love runs like this, and I play these types of elongated patterns often. Here, I pick the first note on each string and use hammer-ons, pull-offs and legato slides, at times in combination, to give the notes some variation in attack and create smooth phrasing.
Here's a crazy-sounding video game–type lick that requires flexibility and dexterity to execute accurately. The object is to move seamlessly across the fretboard, using a wide-stretch symmetrical diminished arpeggio shape with the fret hand’s first, second and fourth fingers, coupled with a right-hand tap, which makes it a diminished-seven arpeggio.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of the official music video for "The Distortion of Lies and the Overdriven Truth" by One Machine. It also happens to be the title track of the band's debut album, which was released earlier this year via Scarlet Records.
It’s probably not a coincidence that effects such as wah pedals and fuzz boxes started appearing en masse about the same time that recreational drugs like marijuana and LSD became popular with rock musicians.
You're on tour with Dio during the 2005 Holy Diver Live tour, and the band is approaching the closing chords of "Shame on the Night." Before he disappears from the stage, the bossman, Ronnie James Dio, screams your name and points you out, meaning it's your time to own the stage and melt off the faces of the unsuspecting audience.
In the newly posted video below, Paul Rivera Jr. interviews Slash about how he used the Rivera RockCrusher Recording power attenuator, load box and speaker emulator on his upcoming album and how he plans on integrating them live.