Below, check out this recently posted (May 29, 2014) video of a YouTube dude — FamilyJules7x — playing a mighty fine metal tribute to the history of video games. FamilyJules posted a lot of info with the clip, including: "I made this during the same week as my last year of college finals and during hell weeks for numerous other projects rendering me very little possible time to work on it."
We recently had acoustic guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel stop by the Acoustic Nation studio. Luckily for you, we didn’t let him leave without passing on some valuable picking tips! Emmanuel has an uncanny ability for thumb and fingerstyle picking, and it’s our guess that hanging around Chet Atkins certainly helped too.
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.
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.