As a musician, Paul McCartney is probably best known for his creative, melodic Beatles and Wings bass lines. But he's always been a guitarist at heart. The guitar was, after all, his first instrument (if you ignore the trumpet his father gave him for his 14th birthday), and it's always been his main songwriting tool.
BackStory Events, a new series of curated live, feature-length interviews with iconic artists and musicians, announces guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani as an upcoming guest. The event will focus on Satriani’s new album Shockwave Supernova, and much more, and will take place Friday, July 24, 2015 (the album launch date) at the AOL Studios in New York City.
Soundwall Music Camp is an overnight rock and roll camp for students ages 12 to 17. It is open to guitar players, bass players, drummers, keyboardists and vocalists. Under the guidance of seasoned instructors, Soundwall students are encouraged to study, develop and hone their craft.
This past Tuesday, Donald Trump announced that he's running for president. At the event, which took place at Trump Tower, Trump played Neil Young's 1989 song "Rockin' in the Free World" nice and loud—as you can hear in the video below—over the venue's public-address system.
As useful as sweep picking can be for playing an ascending or descending arpeggio over a single chord, developing the ability to seamlessly transition from one arpeggio shape to another within a lead phrase will greatly aid in one’s complete understanding and ultimate mastery of the technique.
Earlier this year, guitar builder John Page started John Page Classic with HRS Unlimited. The Ashburn is the first John Page Classic model, which the company describes as the industry’s first “custom production” guitar.
Last month, I presented a neat formula for generating two unusual and exotic hexatonic (six-note) scales. I’d now like to show you how altering only one note in one of these triads produces a different and profoundly mysterious and otherworldly sounding hexatonic scale.