As the main "lesson posting guy" here at Guitar World, I see a lot of lessons — tabs, videos, pointers, tips, etc. — go past me on my monitor. Sometimes I actually pause and think, "I'd like to try that." But to be honest, I don't really have the time to fully dedicate myself to something new, to the point that I will master it.
Does America got talent? Before you answer that, check out this video of a guitar-playing, karate-chopping dude named Matt "Rockstar" Sikorski! The clip is actually Sikorski's unsuccessful audition video for NBC's America's Got Talent.
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."
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.
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.
The person who posted this brief YouTube video of five kids playing guitar on stage added the words "creepy as hell" to the headline. Although I've never actually been to hell, I'm sure it's a lot creepier than this video.