The capo is to guitars what sugar — or Stevia, if you prefer — is to food. It makes everything sweeter. Musicians started noticing the capo's inherent song-sweetening properties sometime in the early 17th century, when primitive versions of the handy accessory were employed to raise the pitch of a host of fretted instruments.
I start this lick by ascending a two-octave Bm(add9) arpeggio [B Cs D F#]. This short run is performed legato style, in which all the notes are sounded by the fret hand alone. I don’t use the pick again until the next beat, when I begin down-picking across the D and G strings.
Ernie Ball's new online series, Real to Reel with Slash, debuted February 25 on Slash's official YouTube channel. Part 5 of the series, which you can watch below, shows Slash & Co. — better known as "Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators" — at a studio in Los Angeles, hard at work on their next album, which will be released later this year.
In association with Music Masters Camps, shredder — and Guitar World columnist — “Metal” Mike Chlasciak will host his “Metal Heroes Summer Camp” August 25 to 29 at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York. Developed for young metal-heads in the ages 12 to 18, Metal Heroes Summer Camp is designed to teach, motivate and inspire young metal-heads through intense but fun instruction in heavy metal.
Last year, guitarist Walter Trout was hit with a life-threatening liver disease, which caused him to lose 100 pounds. "For five years, Walter, Provogue Records and I have worked toward making Walter's 25th year as a solo artist a special celebratory event," Marie Trout said.
Today, GuitarWorld.com and RevolverMag.com share the exclusive U.S. premiere of Corey Taylor's new version of Dio's "Rainbow in the Dark." The track, which you can dig into below, is from a new Dio tribute album, Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life, which will be released April 1. You can check out the complete track and artist listing below.
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