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Paul Gilbert’s "World Changing" Trick for Better Blues Licks

If you’re tired of playing stock minor pentatonic runs when you solo over a rock or blues progression, guitar virtuoso Paul Gilbert has a couple of neat tricks you can use to jazz up your licks.“Blues is the first step to get to jazz,” Gilbert says. And in this video, he gives you two simple ways to jazz-up a blues scale—or play “jazz blues,” as he calls it.He demonstrates by using a standard I... …

Watch Paul Gilbert Play "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

As our readers know, if you want to watch talented guitarists wail over the shred-friendly "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" chord progression, you've come to the right place.In the past few years alone, we've shared popular clips of the classic Beatles song being performed by George Harrison (who wrote it), Eric Clapton (who played on the original recording), Gary Moore, Prince, Tom Petty, Regina... …

Paul Gilbert Demos His New In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida TonePrint for TC Electronic

TC Electronic has announced Paul Gilbert’s newest TonePrint, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.Gilbert was looking for a 16th-note repeating delay that not only sounds awesome but also helps tighten up timing and rhythmic chops. He found his inspiration in the intro keyboard riff to Iron Butterfly’s 1968 classic psychedelic hit “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,” As he explains, this type of delay effect can also be heard... …

Joe Satriani’s G4 Experience to Feature Paul Gilbert, Phil Collen and Warren DeMartini

Joe Satriani has announced the 2017 G4 Experience: Surfing with the Alien 30th Anniversary, with special guests Paul Gilbert, Def Leppard's Phil Collen and Ratt's Warren DeMartini. The event is scheduled for July 24-28 at Asilomar Center in Carmel, CA.About this year’s camp, Satriani says, “I’m thrilled to have guitarists Phil Collen and Warren DeMartini joining Paul Gilbert and myself for this... …

Paul Gilbert Tries to Break Ernie Ball’s New Paradigm Strings

With the pre-sale of Ernie Ball’s new Paradigm guitar strings launching today, the company asked Paul Gilbert to try to break a few of the new ultra-durable strings.As you’ll see in the clip below, Gilbert certainly tried his damnedest (he even had the help of a power drill), but the Paradigm strings remained intact.According to Ernie Ball, Paradigm represents the most advanced string... …

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