It's over, folks! The 2015 Winter NAMM Show took place Thursday morning, January 22, through Sunday, August 25, in Anaheim, California. As always, Guitar World NAMM-ed it up, shooting photos and videos, gathering endless gear news and trying out (and gawking at) the coolest guitars, amps, effects, devices and more that are being introduced for 2015.
Learn to play every song from the Red Hot Chili Peppers' latest studio album, the Grammy-nominated I'm with You. Josh Klinghoffer's distinctive guitar sound has taken the Peppers in an exciting new direction. Here is every delightfully textured, nuanced note from their triumphant 2011 CD transcribed with tab!
The cascading waterfall of sound that is Eric Johnson's lead playing has captivated players and listeners for 30 years. In Johnson's ethereal soundscape, all the edges are smoothed away. Even the distinction between scales and arpeggios seems to blur. His patterns tumble imperceptibly through positions. And his limitless supply of sparsely voiced diatonic chord substitutions only enhances the vertigo.
Master the art of playing rhythm guitar with this complete tutorial, the all-new 20 Essential Rhythm Guitar Styles. Learn all the techniques used by guitarists in rock, country, metal, blues, folk, reggae and many other styles of music.
Selected from Guitar World's Lick of the Day vault, this collection of tasty country-style guitar licks and lessons is presented by an elite group of seasoned guitar pickers and teachers, including Jerry Donahue, Peter Stroud, Lyle Brewer, Guthrie Govan, Keith Wyatt, Dale Turner, Jimmy Brown, Andy Aledort and others.
Matt Sorum is perhaps best known as the drummer for such bands as the Cult, Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver. But in addition to his musical success stories (that now include Kings of Chaos), the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductee also is an advocate for the arts.
When it comes to shred, few guitarists can rip like Paul Gilbert. As the driving force behind shred-progenitors Racer X and the chart-topping late-Eighties outfit Mr. Big, Gilbert dazzled with his unhuman fretboard range that included wide stretches and intervallic leaps.