Most of us regard changing or replacing strings as arduous and time-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be. Depending upon the type of guitar you own, string changing can be accomplished in a matter of minutes. Constant repetition is the key — kind of like practicing — and as a guitarist, that’s what you do.
In the video below, Guitar World's Paul Riario demos the Guitar Jam Tracks app by Ninebuzz. Practice jamming, learning the pentatonic scale and soloing to five great-sounding jam tracks in keys the keys of A, B, C, D, E, F and G — right from your iPhone or iPad!
I began to seriously play guitar at the impressionable age of 11 (It would have been earlier if my parents hadn’t discouraged me) by receiving an acoustic and some lessons. Two years later, I had my first electric guitar and joined a band. I haven’t stopped consistently playing live since.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of Whitechapel's new lyric video for "Vicer Exciser." The song is from the new re-issue of The Somatic Defilement. As a bonus, Whitechapel are also giving you the chance to win a new ESP guitar signed by the entire band!
These videos are bonus content related to the October 2013 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store.
Last month, Guitar World launched its latest transcription challenge, asking readers to learn a portion of Slayer's "Raining Blood," the transcription for which appears on Page 112 of our August 2013 issue (with Slayer's Jeff Hanneman on the cover).
Graph Tech Guitar Labs, the world’s largest manufacturer of premium guitar nuts and saddles, is pleased to announce the launch of possibly its greatest product innovation in 30 years. Ratio Tuned Machine Heads.
Being a guitarist involves pushing your boundaries with the instrument. Many players find themselves struggling to develop the physical abilities needed to play like their heroes, and they never settle on a consistent set of exercises because they find themselves drowning in so many different suggestions. In this column, I discuss some essential practice techniques you can work into a simple, short daily routine.
The following content is related to the September 2013 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store.