In this brand-new edition of Betcha Can't Play This, metal guitarist Ethan Brosh (using a Fender HM Strat) demonstrates a lightning-fast C Lydian lick that sounds a bit like The Simpsons theme song, at least at the very beginning.
When most people start learning guitar, the first chords that they learn are often the A, C, D, E and G open chords. And the CAGED chord system is a chordal shape that can be used to navigate the fretboard using the C, A, G, E and D open-chord shapes, in that particular order, to ultimately be able to spot any major chord all across your fretboard.
In this new video (posted to YouTube by DiMarzio August 22), guitarist Paul Gilbert demos and discusses the new DiMarzio PAF Master pickups. Lucky for us, Gilbert plays a lot of guitar in the clip, sticking to some heavy, throaty bluesy stuff that, we have to say, sounds awesome in this video.
Cifras, a Brazil-based guitar-centric website, posted this brief video to its Facebook page earlier this month. It shows a 10-year-old blind boy, Felix St. Hilare of Quebec, Canada, performing a bit of Robert Johnson-style Delta blues on acoustic guitar, which he plays flat on his lap, much like the late Jeff Healey.
In this exclusive Guitar World lesson, watch Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid talk about the band's The Chair in the Doorway album and teach you how to play their classic 1988 hit "Cult of Personality."