Blues guitarist and noted instructor Andy Aledort pays tribute to the late, great B.B. King in the all-new August 2015 issue of Guitar World. Below, he breaks down the legendary guitarist's 10 greatest guitar moments. Be sure to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below or on Facebook!
There's a saying in professional soccer that there are piano players and piano movers. There are the forwards (the players), who—with skilled footwork and finesse—score goals, and therefore score with fans. And there are the backs (the movers), whose grunt work, though important, doesn't appear in the stats.
This month we're gonna talk about harmonics-how to get 'em, where you can find 'em and what you can do with 'em. There are a number of different ways you can make harmonics happen. You can induce 'em with your pick (pinch harmonics), you can tap 'em like Eddie Van Halen does sometimes (tap or touch harmonics) or you can get 'em by lightly resting one of your left-hand fingers on a string and then picking it.
Casual guitar fans have probably never heard the name Shawn Lane—but speed freaks all over the world still consider him a god even after his premature death nearly 12 years ago. Guitar World tells the story of an incomparable musical visionary.