In a world where males seem to dominate most of the guitar spectrum, Share Ross continues to break down walls. Whether it’s her bass prowess, songwriting skills or the fact that she's held her own performing alongside Michael Schenker and Tracii Guns, the beautiful blonde who once ruled the '80s as bassist for Vixen is still proving she’s more than capable of running with the big boys.
When I was first getting into the guitar, I played it incessantly. I lived it, breathed it, ate it and slept it. I was also extremely self-critical, so from early on, I made sure to develop good playing habits—I constantly strove to sound in tune and have a great tone, and to play cleanly and in time. But I was also very hard on myself. If I played something incorrectly, I whipped myself mercilessly. Whenever I made a mistake, I made sure that I would never allow myself to repeat it.
Many guitarists have often wondered, How can I play eight different string instruments during a song? By many, we actually mean one guitarist, specifically Justin Stone, who conceived his eight-neck Rocktopus guitar while absent-mindedly scribbling on a scrap of paper.
Take an in-depth look at the songs and solos of country guitarist extraordinaire — and Guitar World cover star — Brad Paisley with a new book/CD pack, Brad Paisley a Step-By-Step Breakdown of the Guitar Styles and Techniques of a Country-Rock Superstar.
Danko Jones is a Toronto-based hard rock trio comprising of vocalist/guitarist Danko Jones, bassist John Calabrese and drummer Atom Willard. The band released their sixth studio album, Rock And Roll Is Black And Blue, late last year, and are now hard at work on a North American tour with Danish rockers Volbeat.
Filming A Hard Day's Night was often a brutal, seven-days-a-week affair that took a lot out of the band and crew. So one can imagine how Walter Shenson, the film's producer, felt when he pulled John Lennon aside during filming and said, "I'm afraid we're going to need a song called 'A Hard Day's Night,' something up-tempo that can be played over the main titles."
Sharon Aguilar wasn’t even going to audition. But what the heck. She was in the right place at the right time, took a chance and landed a gig playing and touring worldwide with CeeLo Green. As a student at Musicians Institute, Aguilar knew going to the Hollywood-based school would give her opportunities. She just didn’t realize they'd come so soon and mean so much.
As I was walking around, I heard a violinist playing these wild exercises-he was wailing! I thought it would be really cool to adapt those licks to the guitar. Since the violinist didn't speak any English, I had to gesture for him to show me what he was doing. He gladly did, and then he showed me a bunch of variations, too. It was great; though we didn't speak, we nonetheless communicated very easily.