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Watch Steve Vai and Eric Johnson Play "Little Wing"

Pretty much everyone—including living guitar gods Eric Clapton, Zakk Wylde, Buddy Guy, Joe Satriani and beyond—has covered the music of Jimi Hendrix at one point or another, sometimes live, sometimes in the studio.

Case in point: this live 2015 performance of "Little Wing" by Steve Vai and Eric Johnson.

The clip was filmed and posted by a YouTube user named AlanGuitar at Vai Academy 2015, which took place last August at the Arrabelle at Vail Square in Vail, Colorado.

Exploring the Incredible Style of Chicago Blues Guitar Legend Magic Sam

“Magic Sam” Maghett was one of the most talented and distinctive musicians included in the pantheon of Chicago blues guitar greats.

He possessed a phenomenal singing voice, wrote timeless blues classics and was also a brilliant and much underappreciated guitarist. His 1967 release, West Side Soul, is one of the most essential blues recordings of all time, which was followed by the equally impressive Black Magic.

The 20 Best Rock Guitar Intros of All Time

Let’s face it: one of the most important parts of a song is its intro.

A memorable intro can bring lighters out of pockets, prompt roars of recognition from a crowd and cause freeway drivers to reach for the volume knob.

A great intro is also the first thing guitarists want to learn and the first thing they want to play when they enter a guitar store. We’ve compiled 20 of what think are the greatest rock and roll intros of all time.

Check them out, and then tell us some that you’d like to see on the list.

History of the Blues in 50 Guitar Riffs

Here's one you might get a kick out of.

"History of the Blues in 50 Guitar Riffs," which was posted to the interwebs in 2013 by a YouTube user named learn torock, traces the evolution of blues guitar in 50 riffs, all in glorious black and white, then sepia, then color.

Here's the info that was posted along with the clip. Note that you can find a complete list of the songs he plays just below the video. And he even spells "Stevie Ray Vaughan" correctly, which is a miracle in itself.

Expand Your Melodic Colors with 9th Arpeggios

When learning how to play jazz guitar, many of us know it's important to use arpeggios to outline chords in our licks, phrases, melody lines and solos.

While we know learning arpeggios is important, we often can become bored with our playing if we stick to only using root-position, R-3-5-7 arpeggios to build our licks and melodies. A great way to keep that solid, chord outline in your lines that arpeggios provide, while adding a bit of harmonic color to your ideas, is to learn five-note, 9th arpeggios.

The Ins and Outs of Supersonic Alternate Picking

New students are always coming to me asking, “How do I improve my sloppy, inaccurate, clumsy and slow picking technique?”

More often than not, the first thing I notice about their playing is that they employ an unpolished technique that lacks the discipline of a steady, consistent and controlled use of strict alternate picking.

What I find with these students, especially those who were previously self-taught, is that their technique is a haphazard (yet sometimes logical) combination of alternate, economy and awkward sweep picking.

Subaru Replaces Car's Accelerator Pedal with Cry Baby Wah Pedal

To be honest, I tried to explain this recently shot video (November 2015) in a more traditional, "here's what's happening" fashion. But, upon further review, it's probably best to simply provide the text from the original post on YouTube:

"See what happens when we [Subaru Australia] replace a [Subaru] WRX accelerator pedal with a legendary 'wah' guitar effect pedal, then invite gun-guitarist Harts to play fast and loud."

Yeah, that sort of sums it up. You'll just have to watch the brief clip to see what happens.


Ernie Ball and Dream Theater's John Petrucci Announce Match the Master Contest

Ernie Ball and Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci have teamed up to present Match the Master, a new interactive online competition that puts guitar players skills to the test and offers a high-stakes prize.

Jefferson Airplane Co-Founder and Guitarist Paul Kantner Dead at 74

Paul Kantner, one of the giants of the San Francisco music scene, died Thursday (January 28) at 74.

Kantner, a founding member of the Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship, had suffered a heart attack this week.

His death was confirmed by his publicist and friend, Cynthia Bowman, who said he died of multiple organ failure and septic shock. Kantner had a string of health problems in recent years, and even suffered a heart attack in March 2015.

John Entwistle's Isolated Bass Track from The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again" at Shepperton Studios

Today, we'd like to remember the legendary John "The Ox" Entwistle of the Who, who was born October 9, 1944.