Someone recently contacted us to tell us about the Smomid. Exactly what is a Smomid? Let's just say it's a very unique interface/instrument created by Nick Demopoulos. Its name is an acronym for "String Modeling MIDI Device."
Recently, I was watching a random Guthrie Govan lesson video on YouTube (I get a sick satisfaction out of watching guitarists who are much better than I am). In the clip, which you can check out here, Govan was discussing elements of his right-hand (or right-thumb) "slap" technique.
Several months ago, we shared a video titled "Guitar Receives Custom Metallic Swirl Paint Job." The mesmerizing seven-minute-long video, which shows how a guitar gets a custom metallic swirl paint job, was one of our most popular stories that month and was shared nearly 12,000 times on Facebook.
Evidently, guitarist Chad Neidt posts a brand-new "One Minute Mashup" video the first Monday of every month. Here's his most recent clip, a medley of popular video game themes — performed on classical guitar.
Check out this video of an unnamed guitarist performing 40 different guitar techniques in one solo. He starts off with a few hammer-ons, works his way through some very nice one-hand tapping, two-hand tapping, sweep picking, banjo rolls, slapping/popping and more.
We know patience is a rare virtue these days, especially when it comes to watching videos online, but we ask that you watch this clip to the end. The video, which was posted earlier this month by a YouTube user named MrDean2005, shows shows how a guitar gets a custom metallic swirl paint job. In this case, the colors are metallic Silver and black.