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Practice Tips from Joe Satriani

Check out these handy practice tips from Joe Satriani! They were originally published in the July 2004 issue of Guitar World.1. Don’t spend more than an hour on any one thing. The brain can only hold so much new information before it says “enough.” Scientists have studied the changes that occur to the brain when a person learns something new.They’ve found it takes a while for the brain to... …

Joe Satriani: Phil Collen is a "Total Virtuoso"

When Joe Satriani—in addition to announcing his 16th solo album—What Happens Next—announced a G3 Tour featuring John Petrucci and Phil Collen, many (including many a Guitar World reader) scratched their heads at the choice of Collen, best known as the six-string ace for Def Leppard. Satriani recently—when speaking to Eddie Trunk—defended his choice of Collen, calling him a "total virtuoso.""It... …

Joe Satriani Premieres New Song, "Energy"

Last week, we brought you the news of Joe Satriani's return. The six-string legend announced his 16th solo album, What Happens Next, and the 2018 iteration of his G3 Tour, which will feature Dream Theater's John Petrucci and Def Leppard's Phil Collen. Today, we bring you the exclusive premiere of What Happens Next's first single, the appropriately titled "Energy."The opening salvo from What... …

Joe Satriani Announces New Album, 'What Happens Next,' 2018 G3 Tour With John Petrucci, Phil Collen

Joe Satriani is back in the game.The legendary guitarist has announced his 16th solo album, What Happens Next, and the 2018 iteration of his G3 Tour, which will feature Dream Theater's John Petrucci and Def Leppard's Phil Collen. What Happens Next was recorded with a remarkable power trio: Satriani on guitar, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple/Black Country Communion)... …

Kirk Hammett: Joe Satriani "Kicked My Ass"

A couple of weeks ago, on Vancouver radio station CFOX, Metallica's Kirk Hammett spoke fairly candidly about his experience taking guitar lessons with Joe Satriani."It was actually very poignant," Hammett said of his first lesson with Satriani. "His first lesson to me was, 'Learn your lesson. Don't waste your time, don't waste my time. I expect you to know everything that I gave you in a week's... …

Watch Joe Satriani, Tommy Emmanuel and Phil Collen Play the Blues

Late last month, Joe Satriani hosted the 2017 G4 Experience—a four-day instructional/performance camp—at Asilomar Center in Pacific Grove, California.Satch's special guests at the event—which honored the 30th anniversary of his landmark 1987 album, Surfing with the Alien—included Paul Gilbert, Def Leppard's Phil Collen, acoustic master Tommy Emmanuel and Ratt's Warren DeMartini.Below, be sure... …

Forgotten Guitar: Joe Satriani and Mick Jagger Play “Little Red Rooster” at a Bar in 1988

In the late Eighties, relations between the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards weren’t exactly the best they'd ever been.Jagger had refused to tour in support of the band’s 1986 album, Dirty Work. Instead, he recorded his second solo album, put together a new band (which included a Surfing with the Alien-era Joe Satriani) and took it on the road for a brief solo tour. The touring... …

Joe Satriani Hopes to 'Pick Something Up' from Paul Gilbert

Joe Satriani heaped praise on fellow six-string virtuoso Paul Gilbert in a recent interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, saying, among other things, "Paul's one of those guys that can really play anything, and I'm not.""Paul's one of those guys who covers so much ground. He's so good at playing so many things," Satriani added. "I definitely express to the campers [attendees of the G4 Experience]... …

Why (and How) We Should Learn Joe Satriani's Guitar Habits

Joe Satriani is my favorite living guitar player, so this edition of my “Habits of…” series was a very fun one to create. Satriani’s very specific category of guitar playing has few masters and many students. The standout gurus consist of, but are not limited to, Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Paul Gilbert, Guthrie Govan and, of course, Satriani himself.This style has expanded on virtually every... …

Joe Satriani's Guide to Building Chords from “Stacked” Fourths

If someone had mentioned the term “stacked fourths” to me years ago, I would have had no idea what they were talking about.But I later learned that it is really quite simple and represents a cool approach to constructing chords. In this lesson, I’d like to show you some interesting things you can do with stacked fourths. In music theory, every note in a chord can be assigned an intervallic... …

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