I first began having success picking on a guitar that wasn’t plugged in. I was picking really hard so I could hear it acoustically, and when I plugged into an amp, I was surprised that it didn’t sound very good. I discovered that the way I attack the string really affects the tone. Modifying your picking attack—for clean tone, distortion and playing on an acoustic—makes a huge difference in the sound.
We thought we'd share this late-2013 video of an 8-year-old Japanese girl named Li-Sa-X covering none other than Paul Gilbert. Below, watch her perform an instrumental Racer X tune called "Scarified." The track originally appeared on Racer X's 1987 album, Second Heat, and was written by Gilbert and Scott Travis.
We thought we'd share this late-2013 video of an 8-year-old girl named Li-Sa-X covering none other than Paul Gilbert. Below, check out a video of Li-Sa-X performing the instrumental Racer X tune "Scarified." The track originally appeared on Racer X's 1987 album, Second Heat, and was written by Gilbert and Scott Travis.
Bruce Bouillet might've taken an eight-year hiatus from playing due to a serious hand injury, but the former Racer X guitarist is back, fired up and more active than ever. We recently spoke to Bouillet, a fixture of the Los Angeles studio scene, about his new album, The Order Of Control, which was released January 21 via Mascot Label Group’s Music Theories imprint.
Paul Gilbert’s second annual Great Guitar Escape will take place July 8 to 12 at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York. The camp, which will be hosted by the Mr. Big and Racer X guitarist and other instructors, invites guitar players of all ages, levels and styles to immerse themselves in the instrument and hone their craft. Full-day activities are planned with evenings culminating in intimate jam sessions.
The second annual Paul Gilbert’s Great Guitar Escape — featuring Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big, Racer X) — will take place July 8 to 12, 2013, at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York. Guitar players of all ages, levels and styles are invited to join Gilbert and other guest guitar instructors for this unique music camp. After a full day of activities, evenings will culminate with intimate, once-in-a-lifetime jam sessions.
On May 23, Paul Gilbert and ArtistWorks launched Rock Guitar School With Paul Gilbert, an online school that enables students of all ages and ability levels to learn directly from the Racer X and Mr. Big guitarist.
Paul Gilbert and ArtistWorks will launch Rock Guitar School with Paul Gilbert on May 23. The online school will enable students of all ages and ability levels to watch, question and learn with Gilbert.