News http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/4/all en Eddie Van Halen's "Spanish Fly" Played on Piano — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/eddie-van-halens-spanish-fly-played-piano-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Below, check out a recently posted clip of keyboardist Derek Sherinian playing Eddie Van Halen’s acoustic guitar instrumental "Spanish Fly” on piano.</p> <p>Sherinian was a member of Dream Theater from 1994 to 1999 and, more recently, Black Country Communion. He also has toured and recorded with Alice Cooper, Kiss, Billy Idol, Allan Holdsworth, Yngwie Malmsteen, Billy Sheehan, Al Di Meola, Steve Lukather, Zakk Wylde and Slash, to name just a few.</p> <p>The original version of "Spanish Fly" (which you can hear in the bottom YouTube player) can be found on Van Halen's 1979 album, <em>Van Halen II</em>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/dTKKQc43knk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/yVg2ZNF5_tc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/van-halen">Van Halen</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/eddie-van-halens-spanish-fly-played-piano-video#comments Derek Sherinian Van Halen Videos News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:55:35 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22176 The Francesco Artusato Project Premiere "Gates of Reason" Music Video — Exclusive http://www.guitarworld.com/francesco-artusato-project-premiere-gates-reason-music-video-exclusive <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Gates of Reason," the new music video by the Francesco Artusato Project, featuring guitarist Francesco Artusato (Devil You Know, All Shall Perish).</p> <p>The album, <em>Our Dying Sun</em>, will be available October 7 across all digital platforms.</p> <p>"I'm very excited about this record," Artusato says. </p> <p>"I've been working on this second album for a while; it had to be done in between writing and touring with Devil You Know and All Shall Perish, but I wanted to make sure it was exactly the way I wanted it.</p> <p>"This album is definitely an evolution from the first one. I focused on the songwriting aspect more than the pure technical aspect of playing guitar this time. Some songs are more fun and what you'd expect from a rock/metal guitar instrumental record; others are just more intense with a darker mood, and others are a little more abstract. The more technical guitar playing is accompanied by a more soulful playing, and I love that. This album is pretty much the portrait of the guitar player I am today.</p> <p>"I was very fortunate this time to work with two great musicians like bassist Ray Riendeau (James LaBrie, Star Monarchy, solo) and drummer Danny Handler (solo). That definitely created more the 'trio band' feel. They're like me, fans of heavy music, jazz and fusion, and those influences can make the difference when playing a certain style of music. </p> <p>"I still love to layer a lot of guitar tracks and sometimes I go a little crazy with that. Writing instrumental music gives me the freedom to try whatever I feel would sound good. This project is my way to experiment and try different things. Every solo record is probably going to be very different from one to the other, and that’s why I do it.</p> <p>"It also was great to have friends and incredible guitar players like Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry), Ryan Knight (the Black Dahlia Murder) and Wes Hauch (ex-the Faceless) to do guest solos on one crazy track toward the end of the record. That song is pure madness!</p> <p>"This song, 'Gates of Reason,' is one of the more 'traditional' and simpler ones, but I had so much fun working on it. It definitely has a progressive/rock vibe, and I think it’s a good introduction to the music on the record, even though there’s so much variety counting all 11 songs."</p> <p>Stay tuned to <a href="https://www.facebook.com/francescoartusatomusic">Artusato's Facebook page</a> for updates and more info about the new album. As always, tell us what you think of the song in the comments or on Facebook!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/STgxbjdwuUI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/francesco-artusato-project-premiere-gates-reason-music-video-exclusive#comments Francesco Artusato the Francesco Artusato Project Videos News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:43:13 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22174 Review: Martin D-18 Guitar — Blast from the Past http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-review-martin-d-18-guitar-blast-past <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the October 2014 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-october-14-stevie-ray-vaughan/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=OctoberVideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>Even if you have only the most basic, rudimentary knowledge of the guitar, you probably already know that the Martin D-18 is one of the greatest steel-string acoustic guitars of all time. </p> <p>As the most basic version of Martin’s initial pre-war dreadnought guitar line introduced in 1931, the D-18 is likely the most copied flattop guitar design and is the acoustic guitar equivalent of the Telecaster in terms of timelessness, functionality and value. </p> <p>Chances are you don’t need some dude like me to convince you that a Martin D-18 is a highly recommended purchase, but I’m reviewing it anyway because the latest version that Martin is making these days is very likely the best the company has ever offered. 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The body is a single piece made of Polyamide, which is an extremely tough and durable form of nylon. I’ve dropped the guitars a few times without damaging them.”</p> <p>Inside the body frame is a wooden core to which the custom neck, made by Warmoth, attaches, and the core material matches that of the chosen neck material. “Customers can specify mahogany or maple necks and completely customize the electronics. They can also make minor modifications, like having their name, band logo, or other graphics 3-D printed on the back of the instrument at no extra cost. We can even adjust the weight to a player’s preference.”</p> <p>ODD offers five guitar models — the Atom, Hive, Scarab, Spider and Spider LP — and three bass models — Atom, Hive and Spider LP — which range in price from $3,000 to $3,500. More info about ODD Guitars can be found at <a href="http://odd.org.nz/guitars.html">odd.org.nz/guitars.html</a> and at <a href="http://cubify.com/products/guitars">cubify.com/products/guitars</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zf5LfmP2tzY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/another-dimension-odd-3-d-printed-guitars#comments GW Archive It Might Get Weird March 2013 ODD ODD Guitars Electric Guitars Galleries News Features Gear Magazine Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:24:41 +0000 Chris Gill http://www.guitarworld.com/article/18027 Get Note-for-Note Transcriptions for 14 Classic Nirvana Songs http://www.guitarworld.com/get-note-note-transcriptions-14-classic-nirvana-songs <!--paging_filter--><p>A recently published book from Hal Leonard, <em>Nirvana: Note for Note Transcriptions,</em> offers new, note-for-note transcriptions (with guitar and bass tabs) for all the instruments on all 14 songs from Nirvana's 2002 best-of compilation. </p> <p>The book includes these songs from throughout the band's celebrated career: </p> <p>• "About a Girl"<br /> • "All Apologies"<br /> • "Been a Son"<br /> • "Come as You Are"<br /> • "Dumb"<br /> • "Heart Shaped Box"<br /> • "In Bloom"<br /> • "Lithium"<br /> • "The Man Who Sold the World"<br /> • "Penny Royal Tea"<br /> • "Rape Me"<br /> • "Sliver"<br /> • "Smells like Teen Spirit."</p> <p>It also includes their recently released final recording, "You Know You're Right."</p> <p>Includes complete lyrics!</p> <p><strong><a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/guitar-world/products/nirvana-note-for-note-transcriptions/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=NirvanaTranscriptions">The book is available now at the Guitar World Online Store for $24.95</a>.</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="380" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AhcttcXcRYY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nirvana">Nirvana</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/kurt-cobain">Kurt Cobain</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/get-note-note-transcriptions-14-classic-nirvana-songs#comments Nirvana News Features Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:14:08 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/17589 Lefty Williams Band Premiere "Let It Roll On" Music Video — Exclusive http://www.guitarworld.com/lefty-williams-band-premiere-let-it-roll-music-video-exclusive <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Let It Roll On," the new music video by the Georgia-based Lefty Williams Band.</p> <p>The song is from the band's new album, <em>All In,</em> which will be released via Tree Leaf Music.</p> <p>Williams is a one-handed guitarist whose playing is reminiscent of Jimmy Page, Dickey Betts and Eric Johnson. He's also been compared to a great lineage of Georgia-reared guitarists including Robert Cray and Duane Allman. </p> <p>Although he was born with an incomplete right arm, Williams came up with a pick design that allowed him to play guitar when he was only 6 years old. </p> <p>"My mother's father helped me come up with the design," he said. "I did most of it, and he made a few suggestions here and there. He probably had an idea for the whole thing but wanted to let me figure it out on my own. He was a brilliant, God-fearing and loving man. We were very close." </p> <p>"I was knocked out by Lefty the first time I heard his music," said Blues stalwart Tinsley Ellis, who played on Williams' 2009 album, <em>Snake Oil</em>. "I just knew that I had to seek him out and hear more of his stuff. He is a veritable triple threat on certainly guitar, but also as a soulful vocalist and clever songwriter." </p> <p>For more about Williams, visit <a href="http://www.lefty-music.com/">lefty-music.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>Lefty Williams Band on Tour:</strong></p> <p>8/22 Atlanta, GA VINYL<br /> 8/23 Athens, GA New Earth Music Hall<br /> 8/30 Oconee, TN (Chattanooga) Dumpy's<br /> 8/31 Charlotte, NC Area US National Whitewater Center<br /> 9/05 Bryson City, NC Nantahala Outdoor Center<br /> 9/06 Asheville, NC One Stop Deli<br /> 9/19 Charlotte, NC The Evening Muse<br /> 9/26 Jacksonville, FL Underbelly</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/UhvpN6KByBQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/lefty-williams-band-premiere-let-it-roll-music-video-exclusive#comments Lefty Williams Band Videos News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:11:31 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22171 Dimebag Darrell Hosts Clinic and Q&A Session in 1993 — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/vintage-video-dimebag-darrell-hosts-clinic-and-qa-session-1993 <!--paging_filter--><p>Below, check out a video of a complete Dimebag Darrell clinic that took place June 3, 1993, in Arlington, Texas.</p> <p>The Randall Amplifiers-sponsored clinic, which is basically a Q&amp;A session (where Dime is practically begging the subdued crowd for questions), also features some fine shredding by Darrell.</p> <p>The entire video is about an hour long. Note that the sound isn't great; it's a bit muffled, and you'll probably want to raise your volume considerably.</p> <p>Enjoy!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/k226LOnrk44" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/dimebag-darrell">Dimebag Darrell</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/pantera">Pantera</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/vintage-video-dimebag-darrell-hosts-clinic-and-qa-session-1993#comments Dimebag Darrell Pantera Randall Videos News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:30:30 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20256 Thurston Moore Premieres New Song, "The Best Day" — Listen http://www.guitarworld.com/thurston-moore-premieres-new-song-best-day-listen <!--paging_filter--><p>Thurston Moore has premiered the title track from his new album, <em>The Best Day,</em> and you can check it out below.</p> <p><em>The Best Day</em>, Moore's first solo album since 2010's <em>Demolished Thoughts</em>, will be released October 21 via Matador Records.</p> <p>Moore's band features fellow (well, fellow-and-former, apparently) Sonic Youth member Steve Shelley on drums, plus James Sedwards and Deb Googe.</p> <p>Moore has described the album as a balance between his "signature thrashing electric guitars" and "blissful 12-string acoustic ballads." You can decide!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/1u_2BcmMDq8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/thurston-moore-premieres-new-song-best-day-listen#comments Sonic Youth Thurston Moore News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:53:16 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22170 Jimi Hendrix's 'The Cry of Love' and 'Rainbow Bridge' to Be Reissued in September http://www.guitarworld.com/jimi-hendrixs-cry-love-and-rainbow-bridge-be-reissued-september <!--paging_filter--><p>Newly remastered versions of <em>The Cry of Love</em> and <em>Rainbow Bridge</em> — the first two Jimi Hendrix albums to be released after the guitarist's death in 1970 — will become available in September.</p> <p>Audio engineer Bernie Grundman, who mastered Prince's <em>Purple Rain</em> and Michael Jackson's <em>Thriller</em>, went back to the original analog masters for each album, reports <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/jimi-hendrix-cry-of-love-rainbow-bridge-reissues-20140820">RollingStone.com</a>.</p> <p>This marks the first time <em>Rainbow Bridge</em> has been available as an official CD.</p> <p><em>The Cry of Love</em>, which was released in 1971, was compiled by Eddie Kramer and Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell. The majority of the songs on the album were recorded between December 1969 and the summer of 1970 at his New York City studio. </p> <p>The original intention was to release it as a double album called <em>First Rays of the New Rising Sun</em>. That album was pieced together for a 1997 release featuring recordings with Mitchell, Billy Cox, Billy Miles and Noel Redding.</p> <p><em>Rainbow Bridge,</em> which also was compiled by Kramer and Mitchell and released in 1971, contained more music from the sessions that formed <em>The Cry of Love</em>. It features a studio version of "The Star Spangled Banner," plus a live recording of "Hear My Train a Comin'" from 1970.</p> <p>Both albums will be available September 16.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/jimi-hendrix">Jimi Hendrix</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/jimi-hendrixs-cry-love-and-rainbow-bridge-be-reissued-september#comments Jimi Hendrix News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:05:03 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22169 Apple Now Selling JamStik Digital Guitar — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/apple-now-selling-jamstik-digital-guitar-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>This item comes to us courtesy of <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/blog/in_private/2014/08/apple-to-sell-zivix-digital-guitar-jamstik.html">bizjournals.com</a>.</p> <p>Apple Inc. is now selling a digital guitar called the JamStik at about 71 of its U.S. stores.</p> <p>The guitar, which is made by Minneapolis-based Zivix, is already available at some Apple retail locations; Apple will be begin selling it online September 9. Zivix also will start selling JamStik through Amazon in September.</p> <p>JamStik is a portable guitar with actual frets and strings. It connects to mobile devices (such as iPads) and is paired with free apps, including JamTutor. </p> <p>One of the guitar’s cooler features is a network of infrared transmitters that sense where your fingers are on the neck, making it easy to see whether you’re about to play the right or wrong note. JamStik sells for $299. </p> <p><strong>For more about JamStik, visit <a href="http://www.jamstik.com/">jamstik.com</a> and <a href="http://shop.zivix.net/products/jamstik">zivix.net</a> — and be sure to watch the two videos below. The top video was created by JamStikVideo and posted to YouTube last month. You'll also find a few product photos in the gallery at the bottom of this story.</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/NCFv6k-CdWE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/jSYa-r5wl-o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/apple-now-selling-jamstik-digital-guitar-demo-video#comments Apple JamStik Zivix Videos News Gear Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:27:59 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22168 Rodrigo Lanceloti Test Drives Electro-Harmonix East River Drive and Hot Tubes Pedals — Demo Video http://www.guitarworld.com/rodrigo-lanceloti-test-drives-electro-harmonix-east-river-drive-and-hot-tubes-pedals-demo-video <!--paging_filter--><p>In the new video below, which was shared by EHX (Electro-Harmonix) this week, Brazilian rocker Rodrigo Lanceloti test drives two EHX pedals, the East River Drive overdrive and the Hot Tubes Nano Overdrive.</p> <p>Luckily, Lanceloti has a bottomless bag of blues licks, so it's a pretty damn enjoyable video!</p> <p>For more about both EHX pedals, check out these two stories:</p> <p>• <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/electro-harmonix-introduces-east-river-drive-pedal-jrc4558-based-overdrive">Electro-Harmonix Introduces East River Drive Pedal: JRC4558-Based Overdrive</a></p> <p>• <a href="http://www.www.guitarworld.com/demo-video-electro-harmonix-cmos-hot-tubes-overdrive-pedal">Demo Video: Electro-Harmonix CMOS Hot Tubes Overdrive Pedal</a></p> <p>For more about EHX, visit <a href="http://www.ehx.com/">ehx.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/3PDZ4W6mhIw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/rodrigo-lanceloti-test-drives-electro-harmonix-east-river-drive-and-hot-tubes-pedals-demo-video#comments EHX Electro-Harmonix Rodrigo Lanceloti Videos Effects News Gear Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:08:56 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22167 Guitar World Magazine Covers Gallery: Every Issue from 2008 to 2014 http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-world-magazine-covers-gallery-every-issue-2008-2014 <!--paging_filter--><p>Below, check out the latest photo gallery of <em>Guitar World</em> magazine covers. This time, we "cover" 2008 through the present — 2014.</p> <p>Because we're in a "completist" mood, this photo gallery also includes all the different variations of certain covers, including four different versions of an Eddie Van Halen cover from 2009.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy this trip through GW's recent history. Because this gallery will go through 2014, you'll have to wait till 2015 for the next one!</p> <p>If you're in the mood for more, be sure to check out our photo gallery of every <em>Guitar World</em> magazine cover from <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-world-magazine-covers-gallery-every-issue-1980-1986">1980 to 1986</a>, from <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-world-magazine-covers-gallery-every-issue-1987-1993">1987 to 1993</a>, from <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-world-magazine-covers-gallery-every-issue-1994-2000">1994 to 2000</a> and from <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-world-magazine-covers-gallery-every-issue-2001-2007">2001 to 2007.</a></p> <p><strong>NOTE: Remember, you can click on each photo to take a closer look.</strong></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-world-magazine-covers-gallery-every-issue-2008-2014#comments Guitar World Guitar World Lists Galleries News Features Magazine Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:55:49 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20189 Slash Previews New Song, "30 Years to Life" — Listen http://www.guitarworld.com/slash-previews-new-song-30-years-life-listen <!--paging_filter--><p>Although the new Slash album, <em>World on Fire,</em> isn't set to be released until September 15, the guitarist is giving the world another taste of the new 17-track disc.</p> <p>Below, you can check out a preview of a song called "30 Years to Life."</p> <p>Below that, you'll find two other previously released tunes from the album, which is credited to Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. They are "Bent to Fly" (middle video) and the title track, "World on Fire" (bottom video).</p> <p>To check out the new album on iTunes, <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/world-on-fire-feat.-myles/id892523527">head in this general direction.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Pkzfk4D1LYc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" width="620" height="365" src="//www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x20l8ig" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /><a href="http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x20l8ig_slash-bent-to-fly-world-on-fire_music" target="_blank">Slash - Bent To Fly (World On Fire)</a> <i>by <a href="http://www.dailymotion.com/Gibbo27" target="_blank">Gibbo27</a></i></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://cache.vevo.com/m/html/embed.html?video=US9T51400038" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/slash">Slash</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/slash-previews-new-song-30-years-life-listen#comments Slash News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22166 In Flames Guitarists Niclas Engelin and Bjorn Gelotte Play Riffs from New Album, 'Siren Charms' — Exclusive Video http://www.guitarworld.com/flames-guitarists-niclas-engelin-and-bjorn-gelotte-play-riffs-new-album-siren-charms-exclusive-video <!--paging_filter--><p>In this exclusive <em>Guitar World</em> video, In Flames guitarists Niclas Engelin and Bjorn Gelotte play some of the riffs from the band's upcoming album, <em>Siren Charms</em>. </p> <p>The album will be released September 5 (worldwide) and September 9 in the U.S. via Sony/RED.</p> <p>Check out the clip below and tell us what you think in the comments or on Facebook.</p> <p><strong>For more about In Flames, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/inflames">follow them on Facebook</a> — and be sure to check out our exclusive video from this past Monday, <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/flames-gear-secrets-unveiled-exclusive-video">"In Flames' Gear Secrets Unveiled!"</a></strong> </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/uHsGorxH2is" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/flames">In Flames</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/flames-guitarists-niclas-engelin-and-bjorn-gelotte-play-riffs-new-album-siren-charms-exclusive-video#comments Bjorn Gelotte In Flames Niclas Engelin Videos News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:10:25 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22165 Riffer Madness: Dimebag Darrell on Syncopated Rhythms, Part 1 http://www.guitarworld.com/riffer-madness-dimebag-darrell-syncopated-rhythms-part-1 <!--paging_filter--><p><em>This entry comes from Dimebag Darrell's classic </em>Guitar World<em> column, "Riffer Madness."</em></p> <p>In the last few columns we've been zoning in on lead-playing and shit so let's get back to doing some hard-driving rhythm work for a while-'cos well-balanced players rip on rhythm as well as leads. </p> <p>As far as I'm concerned, it's no good being able to wail out smokin' leads if your rhythm chops hugg! I've been into playing rhythm from day one, and a lot of that has to do with having a brother who kicks ass on drums. I grew up jamming with Vinnie [Paul, Darrell's brother and Pantera's skin-basher] and he definitely taught me the importance of timing and playing tight-and that, along with some great chops, is what rhythm playing is all about.</p> <p><strong>Percussive Picking</strong></p> <p>In a way, I'm kind of a percussionist when it comes to picking because a lot of my rhythm patterns are almost like drum patterns-take the front of "A New Level" (<em>Vulgar Display Of Power</em>) (Figure 1) which is a hard-driving power groove based on one note, the open low E string (tuned down a whole step to D). </p> <p>I actually came up with the idea for this riff by beating on one of those little crystal glasses with some chop sticks at Benihana's! Most riffs are recognizable by their melody, and the fact that you can immediately identify Figure 1 as being "A New Level" from just its rhythmic pattern shows you how important timing and rhythm is! So, in the case of this riff, the focus is on right-hand chops rather than melody.</p> <p><img src="http://guitaraficionado.com/GW/dime/sync1.gif" /></p> <p><strong>Psychotic Syncopation</strong></p> <p>A lot of Pantera's riffs are tight, syncopated grooves like the one we've just looked at. Check out the riff shown in FIGURE 2, which is the beginning of "Psycho Holiday" (<em>Cowboys From Hell</em>).</p> <p><img src="http://guitaraficionado.com/GW/dime/sync2.gif" /></p> <p>Once again, only one note is being hit (F), but you know exactly what the song is, thanks to the rhythmic pattern being pounded out. Anyway, before we go any further, I guess I should explain what syncopation is all about, just so we're clear.</p> <p>All syncopation means is accenting beats that you don't normally accent. If this sounds complicated, don't wig, just hold tight and we'll clean this scene up. Let's say you're chugging out a simple eighth-note pattern on the open low-E string, like in FIGURE 3a.</p> <p><img src="http://guitaraficionado.com/GW/dime/sync3.gif" /></p> <p>The notes you'd normally accent would be the ones that fall on counts "one," "two," "three" and "four." This is shown in FIGURE 3b(the notes to be accented are indicated by the symbol >). All we have to do to make this basic rhythmic idea syncopated is to accent the notes that fall on the "and" counts instead-the eighth-note up-beats. This is shown in FIGURE 3c.</p> <p>FIGURES 4a + 4b are the same shit, but this time applied to a simple 16th-note groove. FIGURE 4a is the unsyncopated version (accents on "one," "two," "three" and "four") while FIGURE 4b is syncopated (accents NOT on "one," "two," "three" and "four").</p> <p><img src="http://guitaraficionado.com/GW/dime/sync4.gif" /></p> <p>I know these are real basic illustrations, but remember, simple is bad-assed, if done aggressively! So, attack those accents 'cos that's where the magic is! Check out how much more interesting FIGURE 4b sounds compared to FIGURE 4a, which is pretty straight-sounding. And the only difference between 'em is where we've placed the accents. That's the whole trip with syncopation!</p> <p><img src="http://guitaraficionado.com/GW/dime/sync5.gif" /></p> <p>Shit, I'm outta space again. Next time we'll be getting into more power groove stuff, such as picking techniques and muting tricks. Until then, go crank your rig on 12, let it feedback wide open for a good two minutes, freak your neighbors out and ENJOY THE POWER OF THE GUITAR! "Oh, what a feeling," and it ain't no damned Toyota!!</p> <p><em>The "Dimebag Darrell Riffer Madness" DVD is available through Alfred <a href="http://alfred.com/riffermadness">here</a></em>.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/pantera">Pantera</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/dimebag-darrell">Dimebag Darrell</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/riffer-madness-dimebag-darrell-syncopated-rhythms-part-1#comments Dimebag Darrell Pantera Riffer Madness Blogs News Lessons Magazine Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:52:31 +0000 Dimebag Darrell http://www.guitarworld.com/article/13492