There are no picked notes at all in this lick; it's all legato and tapping. The big challenge comes with the hammered notes the right-hand index finger hits. While in theory this sounds very easy, it's something we generally don't do on the guitar, so it proves quite difficult.
In Guitar World's latest edition of Betcha Can't Play This, New York City-based "subway shredder" Mike Groisman returns with what we're calling his "Monster Multi-Finger Tapping Lick." First he plays it fast, then slow. Then he explains the lick.
This video, presented by Guitar Salon International, boasts not only some beautiful classical guitar playing, it’s also a lesson on using partial barres in your left hand fingering technique. Here Scott Morris runs down some tips for strategic use of partial and full barring. Plus some barring technique tips that’ll tune up your barres.
Orianthi and former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora recently visited Norman's Rare Guitars on Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana, California. The pair—or shall we say couple—tried out a ton of prime guitars, including Fender Strats, Esquires and Custom Shop Teles. They also traded off on a Gibson Les Paul Jr. and a few vintage acoustics.
Whitesnake are streaming their new version of “Burn,” which started its life as the title track for a 1974 Deep Purple album featuring Whitesnake's David Coverdale on vocals. Coverdale was a member of Deep Purple from 1973 to 1976 and released three albums with the band — Burn, Stormbringer (both 1974) and Come Taste the Band (1975).
We know you guys like hearing about new pieces of gear—including gear-related oddities that appear on Kickstarter from time to time. Ergo, we present the Hand Chord, a new product that's the subject of a new Kickstarter campaign.
Smashing Pumpkins have premiered the music video for their new single, "Drum + Fife." You can check it out below. "Drum + Fife" is from Monuments to An Elegy, which was released December 9 via Martha's Music/BMG as part of Smashing Pumpkins' ongoing work-in-progress Teargarden By Kaleidyscope.
Fans of progressive rock around the globe can check out the premiere of world-renowned guitarist/composer Steve Hackett's new video "Wolflight." The stunning and epic video is for the title track of his forthcoming album of the same name, Wolflight.
On September 6, 1968 — at the behest of George Harrison — guitarist Eric Clapton entered Abbey Road Studio Two in London to overdub lead guitar onto a brand-new Beatles song called "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."