Check out this new Apple podcast of a live overview of Guitar World Presents the Best Instruction Book Ever. The podcast, which features our own Paul Riario, runs through the iPad version of the book, which features lots of playing examples by Riario and some insight into his personal experiences learning guitar.
Be part of the audience of a live taping of Apple's "Meet the Author" series featuring Guitar World Tech Editor Paul Riario. Riario will present a live overview of Guitar World Presents the Best Instruction Book Ever. He will share highlights from the iBook and do a little jamming of his own.
Two thousand twelve seemed to be the year of the acoustic. With hits like, “I Will Wait,” from Mumford & Sons, or “Home,” by Phillip Phillips, most of this year’s most popular songs had an acoustic guitar as the prominent instrument fueling the tune. Even mega-stars like Katy Perry took notice and stripped away the electronic beats of her hit song, “The One That Got Away,” to deliver a sensitive acoustic performance of it.
Effects are like jellybeans. You can’t have just one — and is there really a flavor you don’t like? They’re all good. But since I must, I have to give you a list of the best flavors of effects this year. Keep in mind, if I could, I’d give you a top 20 list of my favorite stomp boxes of 2012, but I’ll limit it to five because I need to hold your attention and honestly, I’d be splitting hairs with some because there were so many good ones to pick from.
Choosing an electric guitar can be somewhat overwhelming, but I always say it comes down to the type of player you are. You should grab a guitar that suits the style of music you play. Considering it’s the end of the year, a time when we love to look at lists of the things we want or need, below is my list of five very different guitars that will certainly appeal to the type of player you are — or aspire to be.
Although I still haven’t seen SkyFall, the new James Bond flick, I did have the MI-5 to keep me company. No, none of the UK’s deadliest spies were here to assassinate me. I'm talking about the MI-5, Musicvox’s latest 12-string electric guitar, curiously named after Britain’s internal cloak-and-dagger intelligence agency. I can safely say the only thing undercover about this guitar is how its 12 tuners are slyly arranged on its headstock.
Here's a behind-the-scenes photo gallery — and video — from our 2013 Review Guide, which is available now at the Guitar World Online Store. "This year, we finally made it happen," said Paul Riario, editor-in-chief of the 2013 Review Guide. "With a truck full of the latest gear and some beautiful ladies by our side, we headed west to Malibu, California, for sand, sun and fun."
In case you just can't get enough of him on YouTube, Guitar World Technical Editor Paul Riario will appear on Fox's Good Day New York around 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, November 13. Riario will be giving on-air guitar lessons to co-anchors Rosanna Scotto and Dave Price, in celebration of a new GW instructional book, Guitar World Presents The Best Instruction Book Ever.
Every so often, I come across a stompbox I never even knew existed and — more often than not — surprises me in how good it sounds. Majik Box’s Krush Distortion is the signature pedal of James “Munky” Shaffer, guitarist from renowned nu-metal band Korn, and is the kind of pedal that provokes a wicked grin in the kind of distortion it dishes out.