I’ve often been associated with players that use specific picking techniques, such as sweep picking, economy picking, hybrid picking and so on. In truth, I have no idea what any of these terms mean. Sweep picking does not appeal to me at all.
A favorite compositional technique of mine in the songs I record and perform with Revocation is to incorporate the use of odd and shifting meters in the writing of primary riffs. Another cool approach I often take is to combine straight 4/4 time with odd meters to create some interesting and unique amalgamations.
Knob tweakers and tone freaks, your overdrive pedal has arrived. The Il Torino Overdrive, the MXR Custom Shop showroom’s latest addition, serves up smooth, organic grit with the controls you need to adapt its sound to your carefully constructed signal chain.
Simply put, howcast.com is a website that shows you how to do things. If you visit its homepage right now, you'll find stories on "How to Use Coupons," "How to Take Care of Small & Exotic Pets" and our favorite, "How to Do Popular Club Dancing Moves."
IK Multimedia, the pioneer and leader in mobile music creation, is pleased to announce that the latest version of UltraTuner for iPhone is now compatible with Apple's newest device, Apple Watch. Now musicians can accurately tune their instruments straight from their wrist—UltraTuner’s highly visible “STAGE mode” can be viewed on Apple Watch via two easy-to-see visualizations.
One of Shrapnel Records' earliest discoveries is back with a new album, Jabberwhacky, a stunning collection of well-arranged compositions laden with colorful chord changes, heavy grooves and melodic lines. It will be released May 15.
The Shapeshifter provides a natural, first-class sound that is rich, authentic and highly customizable. Wave, Shape, Depth, Speed and Tap Tempo controls allow you infinite ability to craft your own unique signature Tremolo tones, while the Phase control lets you adjust between left and right output channels to find the ideal mix.
While the Beatles' 1969 track "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" is, indeed, "heavy," it's not exactly a shred masterpiece. There is a guitar solo on the Beatles' recording, but it's a simple pentatonic take on the song's melody line, as played by John Lennon.
Finland's Steve ‘N’ Seagulls, the guys who brought you their acoustic, bluegrass-tinged covers of Dio's "Holy Diver" and Iron Maiden's "The Trooper," are back with a new cover—and a new video. Below, check out their new rendition of Metallica's "Seek & Destroy," which was posted to YouTube just yesterday.