Black Sabbath's Anthony Frank "Tony" Iommi was born 67 years ago today in Birmingham, England. As part of our ongoing celebration of Iommi's life and career, check out this just-posted animated video, part of VH1.com’s new animated series, The Complete History of Heavy Metal.
Morley, in collaboration with Ray Burton (father of the late Cliff Burton of Metallica), has released a tribute version of the pedal Burton made famous, the Power Fuzz Wah. This is a combination classic Wah pedal with built-in fuzz.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive "Infinite Waves" lesson video featuring Francesco Artusato of the Francesco Artusato Project. "Infinite Waves" is from the band's new album, Our Dying Sun, which was released in October through Sumerian Records.
Today we direct your attention to a young Japanese guitarist who goes by the handle "T-cophony." As you'll see in the many videos available on his YouTube channel, T-cophony has a fairly unique tapping style, which he applies to guitars with one neck (bottom video) and two necks (top video).
This kind of thing reminds me of a Johnny "Guitar" Watson move. It also helps get fingers accustomed to sliding very quickly. And this kind of sliding technique might help you see connections on the fretboard while giving you an alternative to standard blues solos.
This lesson takes the same ideas discussed in my last lesson, "Increase Left-Hand Strength and Produce Great-Sounding Sequences,” and applies them to the diatonic major and minor three-note-per-string scales. It will help you get the seven positions of the major scale memorized, increase your left-hand strength, solidify your alternate picking and deliver some great-sounding sequences.