News http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/4/0 en Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 1: MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay Vs. MXR M117R Flanger http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-1-mxr-m169-carbon-copy-analog-delay-vs-mxr-m117r-flanger <!--paging_filter--><p>It's time to compare the mettle of Jim Dunlop pedals!</p> <p>In GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll — the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown — we're pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout. </p> <p>Yes, we're pulling out all the stomps! Thirty-two stompboxes will go head to head — or toe to toe, if you prefer — culminating with the crowning of the king of Dunlop pedals.</p> <p>You can check out the beginning bracket — with all 32 competing pedals — in the <a href="https://www.scribd.com/">Scribd.com</a> window below (Be sure to click on the "full screen" button in the lower-right-hand corner to expand the bracket). </p> <p>The bracket will be updated after every matchup, and matchups will take place pretty much every day. Each competing pedal will accompanied by a demo video created by the Jim Dunlop company, and you'll always find a photo gallery of the competing pedals at the bottom of each matchup.</p> <h1>Today's Matchup</h1> <p>In today's matchup, the MXR <strong>M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay</strong> goes foot to foot against the MXR <strong>M117R Flanger</strong>. Start voting below!</p> <p><Strong>YESTERDAY'S RESULTS</strong>: Yesterday, the <strong>Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face</strong> (61.8 percent) edged out the <strong>Fuzz Face Distortion</strong> (38.2 percent) and advanced to the next round! <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown">To see all the matchups that have taken place so far, head HERE.</a> Thanks for voting!</p> <h1>Meet the Combatants</h1> <p><strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/m169-carbon-copy-analog-delay">MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay</a></strong></p> <p>Go from crisp "bathroom" slap echoes to epic, Gilmouresque delays with the MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay. Featuring 600ms of delay time with optional modulation, and a three-knob layout that controls Delay, Mix, and Regen. </p> <p>In addition, there are two internal trim pots that offer user-adjustable width and rate control of the modulation for even more tonal options. All done by a completely analog audio path for authentic rich, warm analog delay—made possible only by old-school analog bucket brigade technology. True bypass.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ZU0ct39DeBI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/m117r-flanger">MXR M117R Flanger</a></strong></p> <p>The MXR Flanger creates a variety of wild sounds from dynamic jet plane or cool space effects to short delay, chorus and vibrato. Back off Width to zero to disengage auto-sweep, then use the Manual knob to physically place the effect anywhere along the frequency spectrum; use with guitar, bass, keyboards or vocals!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/wl2zvNW3rSg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <h1>Vote Now!</h1> <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src="http://static.polldaddy.com/p/8393777.js"></script><p><noscript><a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/8393777/">Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown Readers Poll, Round 1: MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay Vs. MXR M117R Flanger</a></noscript></p> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown on Scribd" href="https://www.scribd.com/doc/243992592/Jim-Dunlop-Effect-Pedal-Throwdown" style="text-decoration: underline;" >Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="https://www.scribd.com/embeds/243992592/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_47835" width="100%" height="400" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-1-mxr-m169-carbon-copy-analog-delay-vs-mxr-m117r-flanger#comments Jim Dunlop Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown MXR Poll Polls News Features Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:35:05 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22645 Guitar World DVD: Learn '30 Hot Country Licks' in Styles of Brent Mason, Danny Gatton, James Burton and More http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-world-dvd-learn-30-hot-country-licks-styles-brent-mason-danny-gatton-james-burton-and-more <!--paging_filter--><p>A new <em>Guitar World</em> DVD, <em>30 Hot Country Licks, is available now at the <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/30-hot-country-licks/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=30CountryLicksDVD">Guitar World Online Store!</a></em></p> <p>Selected from <em>Guitar World's</em> Lick of the Day vault, this collection of tasty country-style guitar licks and lessons is presented by an elite group of seasoned guitar pickers and teachers, including Jerry Donahue, Peter Stroud, Lyle Brewer, Guthrie Govan, Keith Wyatt, Dale Turner, Jimmy Brown, Andy Aledort and others. </p> <p>Learn how to "chicken pick," play Western swing-style phrases, bend strings, make your guitar "weep" like a pedal steel, and more!</p> <p>With over 60 minutes of instruction you'll learn to play in the styles of:</p> <p> • Jerry Donahue<br /> • Albert Lee<br /> • Brent Mason<br /> • Danny Gatton<br /> • Merle Travis<br /> • James Burton</p> <p>... and many others!</p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/30-hot-country-licks/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=30CountryLicksDVD">It's available now at the Guitar World Online Store for $14.99!</a></strong></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-world-dvd-learn-30-hot-country-licks-styles-brent-mason-danny-gatton-james-burton-and-more#comments News Features Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:10:55 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22412 Jess Greenberg Covers Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" and "Whole Lotta Love" — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/jess-greenberg-covers-led-zeppelins-rock-and-roll-and-whole-lotta-love-video <!--paging_filter--><p>In honor of Led Zeppelin's deluxe, remastered edition of <em>Led Zeppelin IV</em>, which will be released next week, we thought we'd share an interesting cover of an iconic <em>Led Zeppelin IV</em> track, "Rock and Roll," by a guitarist named <a href="http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7gHHtlv-Oyll1jbsJh8qJA">Jess Greenberg.</a></p> <p>You can find it below. Below that, we've included a clip of Greenberg playing "Whole Lotta Love," solos and all, and Metallica's "Enter Sandman." We figured why not?</p> <p>"'Rock and Roll' has just got that cheeky energy about it," Jimmy Page told <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/premieres/led-zeppelin-alternate-mix-rock-and-roll-20141016">Rolling Stone</a>. "It's a party. 'It's been a long time since I rock and rolled.' It says it all, really. It's great lyrics and it's a great performance."</p> <p>"As a song, it was actually kind of punky; pre-punk," John Paul Jones added. "It was really fast too, onstage anyway. It just got really quick, a lot of energy. It's a lot of fun to play. The crowd loved it. We loved it."</p> <p>The deluxe version of <em>Houses of the Holy</em> also will be released October 28.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Os4ntgRQm8E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/qJC4RUBbtpE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/vAzMZBjF6Tw?list=UU7gHHtlv-Oyll1jbsJh8qJA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/led-zeppelin">Led Zeppelin</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/jess-greenberg-covers-led-zeppelins-rock-and-roll-and-whole-lotta-love-video#comments Jess Greenberg Led Zeppelin Videos News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:58:27 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22648 Metallica Bassist Robert Trujillo's Classical Guitar Chops — Video Finds http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-video-finds-metallica-bassist-robert-trujillos-classical-guitar-chops <!--paging_filter--><p>OK, so you might be asking yourself, “Why is a metal bass player being featured on Acoustic Nation?” Wait for it. </p> <p>By now we’re all convinced Robert Trujillo is a monster bassist. The job of providing the low end in Metallica — a band known for their lineage of fantastic bass players — is no easy task. But Trujillo delivers. </p> <p>What you’ll discover today, however, is that Trujillo’s musicality stretches beyond the bass. That’s right, we’re talking classical guitar maestro over here. </p> <p>Below, check out Trujillo’s natural flamenco-style playing; it seems guitarist James Hetfield is pretty surprised as well. This footage is included in Metallica’s <em>Making Magnetic</em> DVD. </p> <p>Trujillo, along with Hetfield and guitarist Kirk Hammett (who, as Hetfield jokingly jabs “is in jeopardy of losing his job”), proceed to work on a song spawned from Trujillo's riffing.</p> <p>A lover of flamenco guitar, Trujillo has been seen on stage jamming with classical guitar virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela. Perhaps another video for another time. </p> <p>Enjoy!</p> <p>See what Metallica is up to at <a href="https://www.metallica.com/">metallica.com.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/FJqqC7TD1vw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/metallica">Metallica</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-video-finds-metallica-bassist-robert-trujillos-classical-guitar-chops#comments Acoustic Nation Metallica Robert Trujillo Videos Blogs Videos News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:33:57 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20935 Yngwie Malmsteen Lesson: Cracking the Code, Season 2, Episode 2: "Inside the Volcano" — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/yngwie-malmsteem-lesson-cracking-code-season-2-episode-2-inside-volcano-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Guitarist Troy Grady hosts a web series called "Cracking the Code." </p> <p>In each episode, he breaks down a phrase — or something awesome that he has learned or figured out — and then explains it in a detail-packed way that includes an information- and graphics-packed video.</p> <p><strong>Back in August, we shared Episode 1 of the second season of "Cracking the Code." It's an Yngwie Malmsteen-related lesson called "Get Down for the Upstroke," and <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/yngwie-malmsteem-lesson-cracking-code-season-2-episode-1-get-down-upstroke-video">you can watch it here.</a></strong></p> <p>Today we bring you the long-awaited Episode 2, "Inside the Volcano"! This time, Grady lays down a set of rules that boils down the entire Yngwie picking technique to five points anyone can implement. </p> <p>From Grady:</p> <p>"Season 2 of 'Cracking the Code' launches a new chapter in the understanding of advanced picking technique. With the discovery of downward pickslanting and its companion technique, chunking, a window opens on a world of speed and clarity we've only dreamed was possible.</p> <p>"Over the course of the first two episodes of Season 2, we'll discover the power of Yngwie's fascinating and genre-defining asymmetrical approach to picking and come to understand the vast importance of downward pickslanting as a cornerstone of some of the greatest techniques in guitar history."</p> <p>So yes — get ready to learn about pickslanting, chunking and lots more in the new video below (posted October 16)!</p> <p><strong>For more about Troy Grady and his instructional videos, visit <a href="http://www.troygrady.com/code/">troygrady.com</a> and <a href="https://gumroad.com/l/ccseason2">gumroad.com</a>.</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/iUcHE9ZxjHc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/yngwie-malmsteen">Yngwie Malmsteen</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/yngwie-malmsteem-lesson-cracking-code-season-2-episode-2-inside-volcano-video#comments Troy Grady Yngwie Malmsteen Videos News Lessons Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:39:58 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22646 Vomit Fist: "Broken" Playthrough Video and Tabs — Exclusive http://www.guitarworld.com/vomit-fist-broken-playthrough-video-and-tabs-exclusive <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive playthrough video—plus tabs—for "Broken," a new track by New York City's Vomit Fist.</p> <p>The song is from Vomit Fist's recently released debut digital EP, <em>Forgive But Avenge</em>, will be available in hard copy CD format October 28.</p> <p>"'Broken' opens with a tapping etude in B minor," says Vomit Fist guitarist Nick Didkovsky, who appears in the video below. </p> <p>"The first figure is a good warmup as well as a basic foundation for the rest of the material. You hammer on the 12th fret of the B string, pull off to the eighth fret, then hammer on the 11th fret of the G string and pull off to the seventh fret. I use my second finger for the B string and my first finger for the G string. </p> <p>"Master that at a slow tempo, making sure you hear all four notes clearly and rhythmically evenly. The harmonies change by repositioning the left hand, and passing notes are occasionally inserted, which should sound clean and clear. The second finger/first finger — B string/G string alternating pattern lasts for a while, then inverts during the second beat of measure 6, to serve up a descending melody on the G string. </p> <p>"That switch may feel tricky at first but if you let the music drive you, your fingers will intuitively follow. The last few measures break up the established tapping patterns and demand more left/right independence. Remember to always hear it as music and not just a sequence of fret and string numbers. Keep the tempo slow, try playing it rubato ... you may enjoy the effect of expressively swelling and ebbing loudness while you are playing. </p> <p>"Really get inside it. Even though Vomit Fist plays it fast and loud with a high gain guitar tone, the material works in a variety of tempos and would probably sound great on acoustic guitar."</p> <p>For more about Vomit Fist, visit <a href="http://www.vomitfist.com">vomitfist.com</a> and their <a href="https://www.facebook.com/VomitFist">Facebook page.</a></p> <p><strong><em>Forgive But Avenge</em> is <a href="http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Vomit-Fist-Forgive-But-Avenge-CDEP__VF-spc-001.aspx">available HERE.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/aDsYDN81kKc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View Vomit Fist BROKEN on Scribd" href="https://www.scribd.com/doc/243997640/Vomit-Fist-BROKEN" style="text-decoration: underline;" >Vomit Fist BROKEN</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="https://www.scribd.com/embeds/243997640/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_52824" width="100%" height="600" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/vomit-fist-broken-playthrough-video-and-tabs-exclusive#comments Nick Didkovsky Vomit Fist Videos News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22644 Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 1: JHF1 Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face Vs. JDF2 Fuzz Face Distortion http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-1-jhf1-jimi-hendrix-fuzz-face-vs-jdf2-fuzz-face-distortion <!--paging_filter--><p>It's time to compare the mettle of Jim Dunlop pedals!</p> <p>In GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll — the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown — we're pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout. </p> <p>Yes, we're pulling out all the stomps! Thirty-two stompboxes will go head to head — or toe to toe, if you prefer — culminating with the crowning of the king of Dunlop pedals.</p> <p>You can check out the beginning bracket — with all 32 competing pedals — in the <a href="https://www.scribd.com/">Scribd.com</a> window below (Be sure to click on the "full screen" button in the lower-right-hand corner to expand the bracket). </p> <p>The bracket will be updated after every matchup, and matchups will take place pretty much every day. Each competing pedal will accompanied by a demo video created by the Jim Dunlop company, and you'll always find a photo gallery of the competing pedals at the bottom of each matchup.</p> <h1>Today's Matchup</h1> <p>In today's matchup, the Dunlop <strong>JHF1 Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face</strong> goes foot to foot against the Dunlop <strong>JDF2 Fuzz Face Distortion</strong>. Start voting below!</p> <p><Strong>YESTERDAY'S RESULTS</strong>: Yesterday, the <strong>Dunlop Zakk Wylde Cry Baby</strong> (52.47 percent) edged out the <strong>Dunlop Eddie Van Halen Cry Baby</strong> (47.53 percent) and advanced to the next round! <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown">To see all the matchups that have taken place so far, head HERE.</a> Thanks for voting!</p> <h1>Meet the Combatants</h1> <p><strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/jhf1-jimi-hendrix-fuzz-face">Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face Distortion Info</a></strong></p> <p>Hendrix was the master of fuzz, an artist with many subtle shadings at his command. His love affair with the legendary Fuzz Face pedal began in the early days of the Experience and continued to evolve throughout his brief but blazing career. The Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face is a meticulously faithful reproduction of the 1969-70 Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face that Jimi used on classic albums like Band of Gypsys. Dunlop's engineering department examined hoards of vintage Fuzz Faces, honing in on a few units which possessed that unmistakable Jimi voodoo. </p> <p>The Hendrix Fuzz Face is built around the toneful BC108 silicon transistor. It is authentic in every detail, a handwired brown circuit board with no solder mask and circuitry carefully matched to the original specs. The look is 100% accurate too, that groovy circular chassis with tooled clones of the original Fuzz Face knobs in the rare and vintage turquoise hammertone finish. A truly playable collectable for any Hendrix or Fuzz Face fanatic.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/zw45-zakk-wylde-signature-wah">Dunlop JDF2 Fuzz Face Distortion</a></strong></p> <p>The original Fuzz Face Distortion is constructed to the vintage specs, with the original Germanium PNP transistor design. This is the classic fuzz box used by Jimi Hendrix, Eric Johnson and more. Power: Single 9 volt battery </p> <p>Check out the multipurpose video below for demos of both pedals!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/kMEXoo0pKNI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <h1>Voting Closed!</h1> <p>The <strong>Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face</strong> (61.8 percent) edged out the <strong>Fuzz Face Distortion</strong> (38.2 percent) and advanced to the next round! <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown">To see all the matchups that have taken place so far, head HERE.</a> Thanks for voting!</p> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown on Scribd" href="https://www.scribd.com/doc/243992592/Jim-Dunlop-Effect-Pedal-Throwdown" style="text-decoration: underline;" >Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="https://www.scribd.com/embeds/243992592/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_47835" width="100%" height="400" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/jimi-hendrix">Jimi Hendrix</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-1-jhf1-jimi-hendrix-fuzz-face-vs-jdf2-fuzz-face-distortion#comments Jim Dunlop Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown Jimi Hendrix Poll Polls News Features Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:29:52 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22642 New Guitar World DVD, 'Mastering Arpeggios,' Includes More Than Two Hours of Instruction http://www.guitarworld.com/new-guitar-world-dvd-mastering-arpeggios-jimmy-brown <!--paging_filter--><p>A new <em>Guitar World</em> DVD, <em>Mastering Arpeggios</em>, is <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/mastering-arpeggios-dvd/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=MasteringArpeggiosDVD">available now at the Guitar World Online Store for $14.99!</a></p> <p>It's a deluxe crash course in guitar theory, with more than two hours of instructional video to help you reach the next level!</p> <p>Everything you need to know about Major, Minor, Diminished and Augmented Triad Arpeggios. Plus, Arpeggio-Scale Theory, Two- and Three- Octave Monster Shapes Sweeps and Taps, String Skipping, Classical-Style Shred Licks.</p> <p>Mastering Arpeggios also includes a Bonus Section on How to Play Like Paganini!</p> <p>Your Instructor is Jimmy Brown, who over the last 25 years has built a reputation as one of the world's finest music editors through his work as transcriber, arranger, and senior music editor for Guitar World magazine, the world's best-selling magazine for guitarist. In addition to these roles, he is a busy working musician, performing regularly as a solo acoustic guitar/vocal act and rocking out with a full band at taverns, restaurants, resorts, weddings and private parties. </p> <p>Jimmy earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies and Performance and Music Management from William Paterson University in 1988 and relies on much of what he learned then - and since then, as a professional musician-for-hire to do his job effectively. He is also an experienced private guitar teacher and an accomplished writer, two skills that go hand-in-hand in his career at Guitar World. </p> <p>Please note: This product includes a PDF booklet on the DVD and can be retrieved by opening the DVD on your computer. </p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/mastering-arpeggios-dvd/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=MasteringArpeggiosDVD">Head to the Guitar World Online Store now!</a></strong></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/new-guitar-world-dvd-mastering-arpeggios-jimmy-brown#comments News Features Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:28:18 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22643 "Stairway to Heaven" Guitar Solo Played on a Sax — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/stairway-heaven-guitar-solo-played-sax-video <!--paging_filter--><p>While legal rumors swirl around Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" (more on that later today), check out this video of someone named Matt Gooch playing Jimmy Page's "Stairway to Heaven" guitar solo note for note on a sax.</p> <p>In terms of his bookshelf, we appreciate that his travel books are BELOW his rock books, where they belong.</p> <p>Enjoy!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/VrpMibog8ac" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/led-zeppelin">Led Zeppelin</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/stairway-heaven-guitar-solo-played-sax-video#comments Led Zeppelin Matt Gooch Videos News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:50:40 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22641 Thomas Giles Premieres New Song, "I Appear Disappear" — Exclusive http://www.guitarworld.com/thomas-giles-premieres-new-song-i-appear-disappear-exclusive <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "I Appear Disappear," a new solo track by Between the Buried and Me frontman Thomas Giles, aka Tommy Rogers.</p> <p>The track, which is from Giles' new album, <em>Modern Noise</em>, features a guitar solo by Between the Buried and Me's Paul Waggoner. The album will be released November 25 via Metal Blade.</p> <p>Check it out below. As always, take a listen and tell us what you think of it in the comments or on Facebook!</p> <p>"'I Appear Disappear' is a story about a man who has another head attached to his," Rogers said. "He decides to kill both of them."</p> <p>Rogers describes the album as the result of his creating songs while not wanting to over-evaluate the music. </p> <p>"I wanted to record things that naturally came to me," he said. "Because of this, the record feels like an accurate extension of myself. I took a more rock approach and really focused on writing simple yet dynamic songs. Lyrically, I feel it's a great mix of storytelling and personal experience. <em>Modern Noise</em> is basically just saying this is my current noise on the earth. We all are here for a short amount of time, and the noise we make is our memory."</p> <p>Fans of Rogers' work with Between the Buried and Me — as well as fans who steer clear of metal — will find plenty to enjoy on the new disc. The album is Rogers' take on music, or as he puts it, "Music is always modern noise. I'm just a person in current time trying to create something somewhat new."</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.thomasgilesmusic.com">thomasgilesmusic.com</a> and the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/thomasgilesmusic">Thomas Giles Facebook page.</a></p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/172623039%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-0JqpY&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true"></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/thomas-giles-premieres-new-song-i-appear-disappear-exclusive#comments Between the Buried and Me Paul Waggoner Thomas Giles Tommy Rogers News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:02:52 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22640 Andy McKee “Mythmaker” Live — Exclusive Video http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-andy-mckee-mythmaker-live <!--paging_filter--><p>We recently caught up with Andy McKee during his tour stop in Nashville. </p> <p>McKee was gracious enough to take us backstage at Nashville’s Belcourt Theatre for some one-on-one acoustic awesomeness. </p> <p>We’ve got two live videos to share; first up is the title track from McKee’s <em>Mythmaker</em> EP, which he released earlier this year. </p> <p>“Mythmaker” is a brainy, incredibly melodic composition McKee performs here with amazing fluidity. His tone is as magic as his touch, and it’s always fun to see that baritone Greenfield guitar up close and in action. </p> <p>Mythmaker also happens to be the name of McKee’s new record label, which he’ll use to release music much more frequently than in the past, as well as music from artists he adores. "I envision the label to be a home for creative and highly unique musical artists,” he says. </p> <p>Keep your eyes peeled for McKee’s first live concert Blu-ray/DVD, which he plans to release through the imprint.</p> <p>View Andy McKee’s upcoming tour dates below the video, and find out more at <a href="http://www.andymckee.com">andymckee.com.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/FkjsRA3-WaU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>10/22/2014 - Atlanta, GA - Eddie's Attic<br /> 10/23/2014 - Ponte Vedra, FL - Ponte Vedra Concert Hall<br /> 10/24/2014 - Largo, FL - Largo Cultural Center<br /> 10/25/2014 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Broward Center For Perf. Arts<br /> 10/26/2014 - Orlando, FL - The Plaza Theater<br /> 11/5/2014 - Honolulu, HI - Republix<br /> 11/6/2014 - Maui, HI - Iao Theater<br /> 11/7/2014 - Hawaii TBD<br /> 11/8/2014 - Hawaii TBD<br /> 12/2/2014 - San Diego, CA - Belly Up<br /> 12/3/2014 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues<br /> 12/4/2014 - West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues<br /> 12/5/2014 - Livermore, CA - Livermore PAC<br /> 12/6/2014 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow's<br /> 12/7/2014 - Santa Cruz, CA - TBD<br /> 12/9/2014 - Grant's Pass, OR - Rogue Theater<br /> 12/10/2014 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater<br /> 12/11/2014 - Seattle, WA – Benaroya Symphony Hall<br /> 12/12/2014 - Vancouver, BC - TBD<br /> 12/13/2014 - Canada TBD</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-andy-mckee-mythmaker-live#comments Acoustic Nation Andy McKee Videos Blogs Videos News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:04:52 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22636 1955 Gretsch Duo Jet 6128 Guitar — Demo Video by Chicago Music Exchange http://www.guitarworld.com/1955-gretsch-duo-jet-6128-guitar-demo-video-chicago-music-exchange <!--paging_filter--><p>The gang over at Chicago Music Exchange (where I recently bought a Line 6 expression pedal for my M9) posted a demo video for a very rare (and very beautiful) 1955 Gretsch Duo Jet 6128 that was originally bought by Ben Harper.</p> <p>To see and hear what this guitar can do, be sure to watch the clip below.</p> <p>In the clip, Joel from CME plays the guitar through a Tone King Royalist 15-watt Combo amp. The reverb is courtesy of a Red Panda reverb pedal.</p> <p>Introduced in 1953 with a single-cutaway body, the elegantly styled Duo Jet was a competitive response to the Fender Telecaster and the Gibson Les Paul. Its DeArmond Dynasonic pickups offered the raucous twang needed for rockabilly and just enough jangle for rock, making it the choice of guitarists like the Beatles' George Harrison and, in his early Nineties rockabilly phase (and again in 2010), Jeff Beck.</p> <p>Over the years, the Duo Jet has evolved into many different models, including a double-cutaway version, introduced in 1961, frequently used by AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/dKdkSfjDUgs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/1955-gretsch-duo-jet-6128-guitar-demo-video-chicago-music-exchange#comments Gretsch Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:20:42 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22635 Fastest Guitars in the Country: 10 Essential Country Shred Guitar Songs http://www.guitarworld.com/fastest-guitars-country-10-essential-country-shred-guitar-songs <!--paging_filter--><p>Below, <em>Guitar World</em> picks the 10 essential country shred guitar songs. </p> <p>Enjoy!</p> <p><strong>Joe Maphis, “Flying Fingers”</strong><br /> <strong><em>Flying Fingers</em></strong></p> <p>The link between blazing acoustic bluegrass and electrified country shred began with Joe Maphis and his furious flatpicking on songs like “Flying Fingers,” which he recorded in 1956. </p> <p>Maphis played both the six-string track and overdubbed octave-guitar unison track using both necks of his custom Mosrite double-neck guitar. During the Fifties, Maphis frequently performed on the <em>Town Hall/Ranch Party</em> television program, shredding the strings along with guests that included Ricky Nelson and a 12-year-old Larry Collins.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AXarnqkkpPk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Phil Baugh, “Country Guitar”</strong><br /> <strong><em>Live Wire</em></strong></p> <p>Phil Baugh’s original <em>Country Guitar</em> album released in 1965 features numerous dazzling instrumentals, like “The Finger,” but the centerpiece is the title track where he performs uncanny imitations of several guitarists, including Chet Atkins, Billy Byrd, Hank Garland, Les Paul and Merle Travis, who all are worthy of inclusion on this list. </p> <p>Baugh played on Merle Haggard’s early Bakersfield singles during the Sixties and during the Seventies moved to Nashville, where he played on sessions for countless hit records.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/nwws6XPZ1JM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Jimmy Bryant, “Down Yonder”</strong><br /> <strong><em>Fastest Guitar in the Country</em></strong></p> <p>Jimmy Bryant (guitar) and Speedy West (pedal steel) recorded incredible instrumental duets during the Fifties that still sound amazing, but Bryant also released some great, overlooked albums on his own during the Sixties. </p> <p>“Down Yonder” from the aptly titled <em>Fastest Guitar in the Country</em> album downplays his usual jazzy flourishes in favor of genuine country twang played in Bryant’s inimitable lightning fast style. Bonus points for the ultra-cool Voxmobile on the cover, which Batmobile and Dragula designer George Barris built for Bryant. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/BM-T3hkF70w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Albert Lee, “Fun Ranch Boogie”</strong><br /> <strong><em>Gagged But Not Bound</em></strong></p> <p>“Country Boy,” which Lee first recorded with Head Hands &amp; Feet in 1971, has become his signature tune, but this song also provides fine examples of Lee’s ultra-precise banjo-style hybrid picking and tasteful melodic sensibilities. </p> <p>“Albert Lee always sounds like Albert Lee,” Brad Paisley says in the May 2013 issue of <em>Guitar World</em>. “His style has evolved into more of a Strat-based sound using the bridge and middle pickup than the twangy Tele tone he used to play.”</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/iywt3tbGbSE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Steve Morse, “John Deere Letter”</strong><br /> <strong><em>Out Standing in Their Field</em></strong></p> <p>Morse has usually included at least one bona fide country shred tune on his albums going all the way back to his recordings with the Dixie Dregs in the Seventies (“Gina Lola Breakdown” and “Pride O’ the Farm” being great examples). </p> <p>This song from his latest Steve Morse Band effort proves that his hyperspeed chicken pickin’ keeps getting better.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/EG9R0JFJECo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Hellecasters, “Orange Blossom Special”</strong><br /> <strong><em>The Return of the Hellecasters</em></strong></p> <p>Emerging toward the tail end of the shred phenomenon in the early Nineties, this all-star guitar trio consisting of Jerry Donahue, John Jorgenson and Will Ray showed that country boys could not only play as well as the rockers, but they could also do it with a lot more style, originality, humor and panache. </p> <p>“It’s hard to beat the Hellecasters,” Paisley says. “John Jorgenson is my number-one favorite guitarist. He’s what I’m trying to be.”</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/snS4u6K5NbY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Michael Lee Firkins, “Big Red”</strong><br /> <strong><em>Chapter Eleven</em></strong></p> <p>Most of the tracks that Firkins recorded in the Nineties fit perfectly with the Shrapnel label’s then-current roster of metal/fusion players, but this Nebraska born-and-bred player couldn’t resist revealing his country and bluegrass chops on occasion. </p> <p>This track is one of his more straight-up country jams, with clean tone as sharp as a Bowie knife.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/kuUJkdiV_Z8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Johnny Hiland, “Barnyard Breakdown”</strong><br /> <strong><em>All Fired Up</em></strong></p> <p>One of the most impressive guitarists to emerge on the Nashville scene in recent years, Hiland can be heard tearing it up with Hank Williams III, on sessions with Toby Keith, Randy Travis and others, and even in downtown Nashville’s Lower Broadway honky-tonks.</p> <p>Hiland can play any style of music better than most, but when it comes to country he’s simply untouchable.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/U5t2ivu2qb8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Brad Paisley, “Cluster Pluck”</strong><br /> <strong><em>Play—The Guitar Album</em></strong></p> <p>This instrumental jam featuring Paisley, James Burton, Vince Gill, Albert Lee, John Jorgenson, Brent Mason, Redd Volkaert and Steve Wariner provides a great introduction to almost every current country shredder you should know. </p> <p>“Those guys are all my influences,” Paisley says. “Nobody really outplays anybody else, but when James put on his fingerpicks and did all those bends, double bends and weird arpeggios, I knew that everybody in the room wanted to be him.”</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/A6BJ2E8eKww" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Marty Stuart, “Hollywood Boogie”</strong><br /> <strong><em>Nashville, Volume 1: Tear the Woodpile Down</em></strong></p> <p>The incredible Kenny Vaughan and legendary Marty Stuart go head-to-head on this blazing instrumental that pays tribute to the Fifties recordings of Joe Maphis and Jimmy Bryant while adding their own modern flourishes. </p> <p>Playing Clarence White’s iconic Telecaster, Stuart’s tone remains the ultimate definition of “twang.”</p> <p><strong>NOTE: In the video below, the action begins around 1:10, so you might want to skip ahead.</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/r0SDGYSWq_M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/fastest-guitars-country-10-essential-country-shred-guitar-songs#comments Articles Brad Paisley GW Archive Jimmy Bryant Joe Maphis Johnny Hiland May 2013 Michael Lee Firkins Guitar World Lists News Features Magazine Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:12:32 +0000 Chris Gill http://www.guitarworld.com/article/18495 The Killing Floor Premiere "Corruption Capital" Music Video — Exclusive http://www.guitarworld.com/killing-floor-premiere-corruption-capital-music-video-exclusive <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Corruption Capital," the new video — <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/corruption-capital-single/id915710888?ls=1">and single</a> — by the Killing Floor.</p> <p>Hailing from both sides of the Atlantic, brothers Mark and Oliver Alberici and Marco Argiro and Peter Landi came together in 2009 after meeting at New York City's Electric Lady Studios.</p> <p>The Killing Floor released their debut self-titled album in 2011. They've toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K., showcasing at Download Fest, SXSW, CMJ, Indie Week Canada, CBGB Festival, Liverpool Sound City and the Great Escape. In June and July, TKF embarked on a European tour, which included stops in the U.K., France and Portugal.</p> <p>However, much of 2014 was spent working on their upcoming album, from which "Corruption Capital" is drawn. Writing and recording began in London in February and March; that's also where they shot "Corruption Capital" video, which you can check out below. Expect their new album to be released in early 2015.</p> <p>For more about the Killing Floor, follow along on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/tkfrocks">Facebook.</a> "Corruption Capital" is <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/corruption-capital-single/id915710888?ls=1">available via iTunes now.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/T2tcrgG4PxQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/killing-floor-premiere-corruption-capital-music-video-exclusive#comments The Killing Floor Videos News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:43:37 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22634 Betcha Can't Play This: John Petrucci's Descending E Mixolydian Run http://www.guitarworld.com/betcha-cant-play-john-petruccis-descending-e-mixolydian-run <!--paging_filter--><p> This is a descending E Mixolydian [E F# G# A B C# D] run that moves across the strings and eventually down the neck in a cascading type of contour. </p> <p>It’s based on a recurring nine-note melodic motif of three 16th-note triplets, with three alternate-picked notes followed by two double pull-offs.</p> <p>I begin in ninth position with a fairly compact shape that spans the ninth to 12th frets. At the end of bar 1 and moving into bar 2, the fret hand shifts down two frets and spreads out to cover a four-fret span, from the seventh fret to the 11th. Use your first, second and fourth fingers to fret the notes. </p> <p> The fret hand quickly shifts down to a lower position at the beginning of bars 3, 4 and 5, so try to make these transitions as smooth and seamless as possible. Make sure your pull-offs are loud and clear, and use the palm of your pick hand to mute the unused lower strings during bars 1 and 2.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/fxKLaesuQE0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-04-02%20at%205.16.42%20PM.png" width="620" height="217" alt="Screen Shot 2014-04-02 at 5.16.42 PM.png" /></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/john-petrucci">John Petrucci</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/betcha-cant-play-john-petruccis-descending-e-mixolydian-run#comments Betcha Can't Play This John Petrucci September 2010 Betcha Can't Play This Blogs News Lessons Magazine Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:34:56 +0000 John Petrucci http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20924