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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... …

Pigtronix Announces Philosopher's Tone Micro Pedal

Famous for its noiseless clean sustain, Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone stands out as a uniquely powerful guitar effect in the crowded world of compressor pedals. Ushering in a new generation of futuristic analog technology, the Philosopher's Tone Micro delivers all of the parallel optical compression and unrivaled sustain of the original award-winning Pigtronix pedal in a micro-size chassis that... …

Paul Gilbert Discusses New Solo Album, 'I Can Destroy'

“I’ve realized that, as the years have gone on, I have become completely impatient with the demo process. And that’s a good thing, because that approach helped to make this new record sound really alive and in-the-moment. We captured these songs at warp speed and with a tremendous spirit of spontaneity and attitude.” ... …