The thinking behind this run is to get you from the fifth fret all the way up to the 17th fret with a smooth, connected flow of notes. It’s played as if it were in A minor, but I tune down one half step [low to high: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb], so it sounds in Ab minor. I use alternate picking for the most part, which produces a burning staccato sound and gives your picking hand a great workout.
EVH has announced the release of one of the most requested guitars Eddie Van Halen has played over the years, the EVH Stripe Series “Circles” guitar made famous by Van Halen’s 1981 “Unchained” music video.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new video by Kix. In the clip, which you can check out below, the members of the band discuss their new album, Rock Your Face Off, which was released today, August 5.
Each year, we aim to make our annual Buyer’s Guide the kind of girls-and-gear spectacular that you can’t put down. This year was no different. We flew with high hopes toward sunny California to lock down a supposedly easy Malibu beach shoot and have some fun in the sun with a trio of Playboy Playmates.
Every authentic lick includes a walk-through explanation by a pro guitarist and note-for-note on-screen tablature. Normal and slow-speed performance demos are included to really help viewers master the licks.
ZZ Top and Jeff Beck will kick off their summer tour August 8 — and you can check out all the dates below. The tour is formatted to offer a free-standing set from Beck, a free-standing set from ZZ Top and a joint performance where Beck joins the ZZ Top for the finale.
Slash recently dropped by the fun-to-visit Vintage Room at Guitar Center Hollywood. While he was there, he chatted (on camera) about his musical beginnings, inspirations, guitars, recording process and more.