Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the worldwide premiere of a new recording and performance video by The Commander-In-Chief, a female seven-string guitarist from Norway who now lives in England, and classical guitarist Craig Ogden. The uber-talented duo have collaborated on Caprice No. 24 by Niccolo Paganini, the 18th- and 19th-century Italian composer whose music influenced scores of guitarists, including Yngwie Malmsteen.
Harp and metal? Why not? Especially when it’s performed by the Harp Twins, Camille and Kennerly Kitt. Here they tackle Iron Maiden’s “Fear of the Dark,” for a performance they have said was one of their most difficult.
In this lesson, I’m going to demonstrate some basic string-skipping patterns. These patterns are easy to link up with your pentatonic scales, and I think you’ll find them very useful for adding some flash into your riffs and solos. I’m going to play them separately at first, and then at the end of the lesson, I’ll string them all together into a chord progression.
On June 9, Joe Satriani performed an exclusive 99th-birthday commemorative concert for Les Paul. The performance was filmed for Front and Center, public television’s acclaimed music series. Satriani’s performance will begin airing October 21.
Guitar legend Jimi Hendrix died in London 44 years ago this month — on September 18, 1970. He was only 27. Although all these facts have become common knowledge for rock and guitar fans, there was a moment when it was actual news — the sort of announcement that makes you always remember where you were when you heard it.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the third of five exclusive videos featuring Bay Area thrash legends Exodus. Each weekly clip will showcase material from Blood Upon the Goat, the bonus “making of” DVD included with the digipak and imported box set of Blood In, Blood Out, the band's highly anticipated new album.
These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the November 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store.
Believe it or not, Pantera’s “The Art of Shredding” translates awesomely to acoustic in the hands of the masterful percussive player, Sam Westphalen. Here he is in the studio at the Australian Institute of Music laying it down.