This series includes performance notes and accurate tab for the greatest songs of every genre. From the essential gear, recording techniques and historical information, to the right- and left-hand techniques and other playing tips — it's all here!
Legendary acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke today announced "Leo Kottke's Dunk Tank," his first-ever seminar and musician summer camp. It will take place August 4 to 8. David Hildago, Cesar Rojas and Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, plus instructor and musicologist John Stropes will join Kottke.
I start with a C power chord as a pickup to the first bar. Sometimes I like to include another fifth below the chord itself. This brings out overtones that give the illusion of a lower root note, especially when you’re using heavy distortion. Even though the tempo marking is shown as "Freely," the lick is meant to be played as fast as you can.
The tour began March 7 at the House Of Blues Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. A few hours before the show, guitarist Mikko "Linde" Lindström spoke to Guitar World about his gear setup, his favorite guitarists and cover tunes and more. Check out the conversation below, along with photos from the LA show.
Part 4 of the series, which you can watch below, shows Slash & Co. — better known as "Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators" — hard at work at a studio in Los Angeles working on their next album.
With its staggering selection of seven-string, eight-string and baritone guitars, Schecter has become a leading source of alternative instruments that fall between the standard six-string guitar and four-string bass.
After Chilton left the Box Tops, he formed Big Star, a legendary cult band who many consider to be Ground Zero for American “power pop,” the melody-driven sub-genre that has been a staple of indie rock for decades. The irony is that despite the group’s fantastic songs and jangly guitar arrangements, Big Star never became big stars.