News http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/4/0 en Jeff Beck Shows Off His Favorite Guitars — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/jeff-beck-shows-his-favorite-guitars-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Fans of Jeff Beck — and of vintage gear in general — might get a kick out of the video below.</p> <p>In the nearly 15-minute-long clip, which appears as bonus content on Beck's 2011 <em>Rock 'n' Roll Party</em> DVD, Beck shows off some of his favorite guitars.</p> <p>These include a Fender Telecaster with humbuckers (which he got from Seymour Duncan), a Fender Strat he got from John McLaughlin, a Gretsch Rancher, a 1954 Telecaster (which he plugs in and demos), an original Gretsch Duo Jet and more!</p> <p>Enjoy! </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/0YB9EX7YpFk" 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="/jeff-beck">Jeff Beck</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/jeff-beck-shows-his-favorite-guitars-video#comments Jeff Beck Videos News Gear Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:21:38 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22657 Arch Enemy Premiere Cover of Judas Priest’s “Breaking the Law” — Listen http://www.guitarworld.com/arch-enemy-premiere-cover-judas-priest-s-breaking-law <!--paging_filter--><p>Arch Enemy and Kreator have teamed up for a North American tour that kicks off tonight (October 23) in Baltimore. The bands are commemorating the tour with a limited edition split 7-inch single.</p> <p>Side A will be Arch Enemy’s version of Judas Priest's "Breaking the Law"; Side B will feature Kreator's "Iron Destiny." The artwork for the Arch Enemy side of the 7-inch was done by a fan, Ralfy Nuyles of the Philippines.</p> <p>"When we do covers, we have a tendency to pick somewhat obscure songs," gutiarist Michael Amott said. "However, the iconic 'Breaking The Law' anthem by Judas Priest is anything but that, of course! This just started with a fun jam in the studio, and during the process we tried to make it sound as Arch Enemy as possible—it turned out pretty f'n cool and here it is. Enjoy!"</p> <p>Fans will need to go to a show to buy the single, which will be sold at the merch table during the tour. Only 500 copies of the exclusive transparent red vinyl record will be available for the North American tour; 500 copies of a dark red version of the single will be sold during their European tour that begins three days after the North American leg ends.</p> <p><iframe src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/173094710%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-tMl7y&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%" height="450" frameborder="no" scrolling="no"></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="/arch-enemy">Arch Enemy</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/judas-priest">Judas Priest</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/arch-enemy-premiere-cover-judas-priest-s-breaking-law#comments Arch Enemy Judas Priest News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:23:45 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22656 Johnny Winter's Final Studio Recording, "Death Letter" — Music Video Premiere http://www.guitarworld.com/johnny-winters-final-studio-recording-death-letter-music-video-premiere <!--paging_filter--><p>A touching new music video for "Death Letter," a track off Johnny Winter's final album, <em>Step Back</em>, has made its way to the interwebs, and you can check it out below.</p> <p>The song turned out to be Winter's final studio recording.</p> <p>The clip, which was directed by Greg Olliver, opens at Carriage House Studios in Stamford, Connecticut, where Winter can be seen shuffling up to a mic, settling onto a stool, slipping on a slide and laying into the classic Son House tune.</p> <p>As the video unfolds, we get a glimpse into Winter's life on the road as he greets fans, signs autographs and performs around the world. </p> <p>Winter died July 16 at age 70. <em>Step Back</em> was released September 2.</p> <p>Check out the clip below. As always, tell us what you think in the comments or on Facebook!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/-_OE45zgokk" 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="/johnny-winter">Johnny Winter</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/johnny-winters-final-studio-recording-death-letter-music-video-premiere#comments Johnny Winter Videos News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:17:02 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22655 Attika 7 Post New Lyric Video, Prepare for KnotFest http://www.guitarworld.com/attika-7-post-new-lyric-video-prepare-knotfest <!--paging_filter--><p>Attika 7 is a venerable metal powerhouse that took the world by storm in 2012 led by vocalist/bassist Evan Seinfeld (founder of the legendary Biohazard/star of HOB’s OZ) and guitarist Rusty Coones (Sons of Anarchy TV fame). </p> <p>Now the group is wrapping up work on their much-anticipated, new full-length album, which is set for a mid-2015 release. For all additional information go to www.attika7.com and look for the band on this year’s KnotFest lineup performing on Sunday, Oct 26th at 1:40PM (www.knotfest.com)</p> <p>The vicious new track, “Darkest Day,” can be streamed now via a lyric video exclusively below.</p> <p>Seinfeld states: “ATTIKA 7 is proud to release 'Darkest Day’ to the masses. This is easily our heaviest track to date. We think a lot of people are going to be very surprised about the sound, the energy and the musicianship. We have been working harder than ever to take our music to the next level.</p> <p>“This is the ultimate revenge song about the wheel of Karma coming full circle and the hand of fate, whether by our hands or yours delivering some real justice. Too many people think there are no consequences to their actions, and revenge, a dish best served cold, can taste so sweet. When someone has done you wrong, you don’t always get to pay them back and when someone takes something from you, something must be done! The weak will beg for mercy and receive NONE, if ATTIKA 7 has anything to say about it."</p> <p>Coones further comments: “ATTIKA 7 is an alumni of Rockstar Mayhem and Uproar festivals in recent years. After touring season ended in 2013 we took a hiatus. We wanted something new, something different. We didn't know what it was gonna be, but we weren't gonna stop till we found it. We decided to experiment with new sounds and influences. No rules, just strive to develop something epic. These new songs are the beginning of this journey, not the end."</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/tRvPUwagdrY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/attika-7-post-new-lyric-video-prepare-knotfest#comments Attika 7 News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:03:46 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22652 Harp Twins Cover AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/harp-twins-cover-acdcs-highway-hell-video <!--paging_filter--><p>A pair of twins named Camille and Kennerly (and better known as the Harp Twins) have come up with a dual-harp cover of AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."</p> <p>You can check it out below.</p> <p>Camille and Kennerly also have covered Iron Maiden's "Fear of the Dark," Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters," Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" and other rock tunes on their 2013 album <em>Harp Attack.</em></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_JWE9x0twn4" 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="/acdc">AC/DC</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/harp-twins-cover-acdcs-highway-hell-video#comments AC/DC ACDC Camille and Kennerly Harp Twins Videos News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:15:46 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22651 Hilarious Black-Metal Cough Drop Commercial from Finland — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/black-metal-cough-drop-commercial-finland-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Finnish cough drop company Zyx has embraced their homeland's love of black metal with an awesome new TV spot. </p> <p>Watch the commercial below, and let us know what you think in the comments or on Facebook.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/kYNmGHhIJ8k?rel=0" width="620" height="365" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/black-metal-cough-drop-commercial-finland-video#comments Videos News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:08:22 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22650 Led Zeppelin Premiere Alternate Mix of "Stairway to Heaven" — Listen http://www.guitarworld.com/led-zeppelin-premiere-alternate-mix-stairway-heaven-listen <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/jess-greenberg-covers-led-zeppelins-rock-and-roll-and-whole-lotta-love-video">As we reported earlier today,</a> Led Zeppelin will release remastered and expanded versions of <em>Led Zeppelin IV</em> and <em>Houses of the Holy</em> next week.</p> <p>In honor of the new releases, Led Zeppelin are streaming a previously unreleased alternate mix of "Stairway to Heaven." You can check it out below.</p> <p>This version of the classic song plays down John Paul Jones‘ recorder and John Bonham‘s drums and puts Jimmy Page‘s guitar (especially the 12-string) more up-front than ever.</p> <p>“It’s always interesting to hear stuff that you know really well and hear it differently, but the same,” Jones told <em>Rolling Stone</em>. “It does give a different perspective on it. You hear different things.”</p> <p><iframe src="http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid3849779424001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAAyiIY-k~,nwbxG65xosUfRLZhB8UkLXwUjy7a-SZl&amp;bctid=3850605956001&amp;width=620&amp;height=365&amp;autoStart=false" width="620" height="365" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></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="/led-zeppelin">Led Zeppelin</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/led-zeppelin-premiere-alternate-mix-stairway-heaven-listen#comments Led Zeppelin News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:58:46 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22649 Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 1: MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay Vs. MXR M117R Flanger http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-1-mxr-m169-carbon-copy-analog-delay-vs-mxr-m117r-flanger <!--paging_filter--><p>It's time to compare the mettle of Jim Dunlop pedals!</p> <p>In GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll — the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown — we're pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout. </p> <p>Yes, we're pulling out all the stomps! Thirty-two stompboxes will go head to head — or toe to toe, if you prefer — culminating with the crowning of the king of Dunlop pedals.</p> <p>You can check out the beginning bracket — with all 32 competing pedals — in the <a href="https://www.scribd.com/">Scribd.com</a> window below (Be sure to click on the "full screen" button in the lower-right-hand corner to expand the bracket). </p> <p>The bracket will be updated after every matchup, and matchups will take place pretty much every day. Each competing pedal will accompanied by a demo video created by the Jim Dunlop company, and you'll always find a photo gallery of the competing pedals at the bottom of each matchup.</p> <h1>Today's Matchup</h1> <p>In today's matchup, the MXR <strong>M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay</strong> goes foot to foot against the MXR <strong>M117R Flanger</strong>. Start voting below!</p> <p><Strong>YESTERDAY'S RESULTS</strong>: Yesterday, the <strong>Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face</strong> (61.8 percent) edged out the <strong>Fuzz Face Distortion</strong> (38.2 percent) and advanced to the next round! <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown">To see all the matchups that have taken place so far, head HERE.</a> Thanks for voting!</p> <h1>Meet the Combatants</h1> <p><strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/m169-carbon-copy-analog-delay">MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay</a></strong></p> <p>Go from crisp "bathroom" slap echoes to epic, Gilmouresque delays with the MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay. Featuring 600ms of delay time with optional modulation, and a three-knob layout that controls Delay, Mix, and Regen. </p> <p>In addition, there are two internal trim pots that offer user-adjustable width and rate control of the modulation for even more tonal options. All done by a completely analog audio path for authentic rich, warm analog delay—made possible only by old-school analog bucket brigade technology. True bypass.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ZU0ct39DeBI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/m117r-flanger">MXR M117R Flanger</a></strong></p> <p>The MXR Flanger creates a variety of wild sounds from dynamic jet plane or cool space effects to short delay, chorus and vibrato. Back off Width to zero to disengage auto-sweep, then use the Manual knob to physically place the effect anywhere along the frequency spectrum; use with guitar, bass, keyboards or vocals!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/wl2zvNW3rSg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <h1>Vote Now!</h1> <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src="http://static.polldaddy.com/p/8393777.js"></script><p><noscript><a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/8393777/">Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown Readers Poll, Round 1: MXR M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay Vs. MXR M117R Flanger</a></noscript></p> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown on Scribd" href="https://www.scribd.com/doc/243992592/Jim-Dunlop-Effect-Pedal-Throwdown" style="text-decoration: underline;" >Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="https://www.scribd.com/embeds/243992592/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_47835" width="100%" height="400" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-1-mxr-m169-carbon-copy-analog-delay-vs-mxr-m117r-flanger#comments Jim Dunlop Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown MXR Poll Polls Effects News Features Gear Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:35:05 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22645 Guitar World DVD: Learn '30 Hot Country Licks' in Styles of Brent Mason, Danny Gatton, James Burton and More http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-world-dvd-learn-30-hot-country-licks-styles-brent-mason-danny-gatton-james-burton-and-more <!--paging_filter--><p>A new <em>Guitar World</em> DVD, <em>30 Hot Country Licks</em>, is available now at the <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/30-hot-country-licks/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=30CountryLicksDVD">Guitar World Online Store!</a></p> <p>Selected from <em>Guitar World's</em> Lick of the Day vault, this collection of tasty country-style guitar licks and lessons is presented by an elite group of seasoned guitar pickers and teachers, including Jerry Donahue, Peter Stroud, Lyle Brewer, Guthrie Govan, Keith Wyatt, Dale Turner, Jimmy Brown, Andy Aledort and others. </p> <p>Learn how to "chicken pick," play Western swing-style phrases, bend strings, make your guitar "weep" like a pedal steel, and more!</p> <p>With over 60 minutes of instruction you'll learn to play in the styles of:</p> <p> • Jerry Donahue<br /> • Albert Lee<br /> • Brent Mason<br /> • Danny Gatton<br /> • Merle Travis<br /> • James Burton</p> <p>... and many others!</p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/30-hot-country-licks/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=30CountryLicksDVD">It's available now at the Guitar World Online Store for $14.99!</a></strong></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-world-dvd-learn-30-hot-country-licks-styles-brent-mason-danny-gatton-james-burton-and-more#comments News Features Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:10:55 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22412 Jess Greenberg Covers Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" and "Whole Lotta Love" — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/jess-greenberg-covers-led-zeppelins-rock-and-roll-and-whole-lotta-love-video <!--paging_filter--><p>In honor of Led Zeppelin's deluxe, remastered edition of <em>Led Zeppelin IV</em>, which will be released next week, we thought we'd share an interesting cover of an iconic <em>Led Zeppelin IV</em> track, "Rock and Roll," by a guitarist named <a href="http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7gHHtlv-Oyll1jbsJh8qJA">Jess Greenberg.</a></p> <p>You can find it below. Below that, we've included a clip of Greenberg playing "Whole Lotta Love," solos and all, and Metallica's "Enter Sandman." We figured why not?</p> <p>"'Rock and Roll' has just got that cheeky energy about it," Jimmy Page told <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/premieres/led-zeppelin-alternate-mix-rock-and-roll-20141016">Rolling Stone</a>. "It's a party. 'It's been a long time since I rock and rolled.' It says it all, really. It's great lyrics and it's a great performance."</p> <p>"As a song, it was actually kind of punky; pre-punk," John Paul Jones added. "It was really fast too, onstage anyway. It just got really quick, a lot of energy. It's a lot of fun to play. The crowd loved it. We loved it."</p> <p>The deluxe version of <em>Houses of the Holy</em> also will be released October 28.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Os4ntgRQm8E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/qJC4RUBbtpE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/vAzMZBjF6Tw?list=UU7gHHtlv-Oyll1jbsJh8qJA" 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="/led-zeppelin">Led Zeppelin</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/jess-greenberg-covers-led-zeppelins-rock-and-roll-and-whole-lotta-love-video#comments Jess Greenberg Led Zeppelin Videos News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:58:27 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22648 Metallica Bassist Robert Trujillo's Classical Guitar Chops — Video Finds http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-video-finds-metallica-bassist-robert-trujillos-classical-guitar-chops <!--paging_filter--><p>OK, so you might be asking yourself, “Why is a metal bass player being featured on Acoustic Nation?” Wait for it. </p> <p>By now we’re all convinced Robert Trujillo is a monster bassist. The job of providing the low end in Metallica — a band known for their lineage of fantastic bass players — is no easy task. But Trujillo delivers. </p> <p>What you’ll discover today, however, is that Trujillo’s musicality stretches beyond the bass. That’s right, we’re talking classical guitar maestro over here. </p> <p>Below, check out Trujillo’s natural flamenco-style playing; it seems guitarist James Hetfield is pretty surprised as well. This footage is included in Metallica’s <em>Making Magnetic</em> DVD. </p> <p>Trujillo, along with Hetfield and guitarist Kirk Hammett (who, as Hetfield jokingly jabs “is in jeopardy of losing his job”), proceed to work on a song spawned from Trujillo's riffing.</p> <p>A lover of flamenco guitar, Trujillo has been seen on stage jamming with classical guitar virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela. Perhaps another video for another time. </p> <p>Enjoy!</p> <p>See what Metallica is up to at <a href="https://www.metallica.com/">metallica.com.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/FJqqC7TD1vw" 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="/metallica">Metallica</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-video-finds-metallica-bassist-robert-trujillos-classical-guitar-chops#comments Acoustic Nation Metallica Robert Trujillo Videos Blogs Videos News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:33:57 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20935 Yngwie Malmsteen Lesson: Cracking the Code, Season 2, Episode 2: "Inside the Volcano" — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/yngwie-malmsteem-lesson-cracking-code-season-2-episode-2-inside-volcano-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Guitarist Troy Grady hosts a web series called "Cracking the Code." </p> <p>In each episode, he breaks down a phrase — or something awesome that he has learned or figured out — and then explains it in a detail-packed way that includes an information- and graphics-packed video.</p> <p><strong>Back in August, we shared Episode 1 of the second season of "Cracking the Code." It's an Yngwie Malmsteen-related lesson called "Get Down for the Upstroke," and <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/yngwie-malmsteem-lesson-cracking-code-season-2-episode-1-get-down-upstroke-video">you can watch it here.</a></strong></p> <p>Today we bring you the long-awaited Episode 2, "Inside the Volcano"! This time, Grady lays down a set of rules that boils down the entire Yngwie picking technique to five points anyone can implement. </p> <p>From Grady:</p> <p>"Season 2 of 'Cracking the Code' launches a new chapter in the understanding of advanced picking technique. With the discovery of downward pickslanting and its companion technique, chunking, a window opens on a world of speed and clarity we've only dreamed was possible.</p> <p>"Over the course of the first two episodes of Season 2, we'll discover the power of Yngwie's fascinating and genre-defining asymmetrical approach to picking and come to understand the vast importance of downward pickslanting as a cornerstone of some of the greatest techniques in guitar history."</p> <p>So yes — get ready to learn about pickslanting, chunking and lots more in the new video below (posted October 16)!</p> <p><strong>For more about Troy Grady and his instructional videos, visit <a href="http://www.troygrady.com/code/">troygrady.com</a> and <a href="https://gumroad.com/l/ccseason2">gumroad.com</a>.</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/iUcHE9ZxjHc" 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="/yngwie-malmsteen">Yngwie Malmsteen</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/yngwie-malmsteem-lesson-cracking-code-season-2-episode-2-inside-volcano-video#comments Troy Grady Yngwie Malmsteen Videos News Lessons Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:39:58 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22646 Vomit Fist: "Broken" Playthrough Video and Tabs — Exclusive http://www.guitarworld.com/vomit-fist-broken-playthrough-video-and-tabs-exclusive <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive playthrough video—plus tabs—for "Broken," a new track by New York City's Vomit Fist.</p> <p>The song is from Vomit Fist's recently released debut digital EP, <em>Forgive But Avenge</em>, will be available in hard copy CD format October 28.</p> <p>"'Broken' opens with a tapping etude in B minor," says Vomit Fist guitarist Nick Didkovsky, who appears in the video below. </p> <p>"The first figure is a good warmup as well as a basic foundation for the rest of the material. You hammer on the 12th fret of the B string, pull off to the eighth fret, then hammer on the 11th fret of the G string and pull off to the seventh fret. I use my second finger for the B string and my first finger for the G string. </p> <p>"Master that at a slow tempo, making sure you hear all four notes clearly and rhythmically evenly. The harmonies change by repositioning the left hand, and passing notes are occasionally inserted, which should sound clean and clear. The second finger/first finger — B string/G string alternating pattern lasts for a while, then inverts during the second beat of measure 6, to serve up a descending melody on the G string. </p> <p>"That switch may feel tricky at first but if you let the music drive you, your fingers will intuitively follow. The last few measures break up the established tapping patterns and demand more left/right independence. Remember to always hear it as music and not just a sequence of fret and string numbers. Keep the tempo slow, try playing it rubato ... you may enjoy the effect of expressively swelling and ebbing loudness while you are playing. </p> <p>"Really get inside it. Even though Vomit Fist plays it fast and loud with a high gain guitar tone, the material works in a variety of tempos and would probably sound great on acoustic guitar."</p> <p>For more about Vomit Fist, visit <a href="http://www.vomitfist.com">vomitfist.com</a> and their <a href="https://www.facebook.com/VomitFist">Facebook page.</a></p> <p><strong><em>Forgive But Avenge</em> is <a href="http://www.waysidemusic.com/Music-Products/Vomit-Fist-Forgive-But-Avenge-CDEP__VF-spc-001.aspx">available HERE.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/aDsYDN81kKc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View Vomit Fist BROKEN on Scribd" href="https://www.scribd.com/doc/243997640/Vomit-Fist-BROKEN" style="text-decoration: underline;" >Vomit Fist BROKEN</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="https://www.scribd.com/embeds/243997640/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_52824" width="100%" height="600" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/vomit-fist-broken-playthrough-video-and-tabs-exclusive#comments Nick Didkovsky Vomit Fist Videos News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22644 Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 1: JHF1 Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face Vs. JDF2 Fuzz Face Distortion http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-1-jhf1-jimi-hendrix-fuzz-face-vs-jdf2-fuzz-face-distortion <!--paging_filter--><p>It's time to compare the mettle of Jim Dunlop pedals!</p> <p>In GuitarWorld.com's latest readers poll — the first annual Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown — we're pitting Dunlop, MXR and Way Huge pedals against each other in a no-holds-barred shootout. </p> <p>Yes, we're pulling out all the stomps! Thirty-two stompboxes will go head to head — or toe to toe, if you prefer — culminating with the crowning of the king of Dunlop pedals.</p> <p>You can check out the beginning bracket — with all 32 competing pedals — in the <a href="https://www.scribd.com/">Scribd.com</a> window below (Be sure to click on the "full screen" button in the lower-right-hand corner to expand the bracket). </p> <p>The bracket will be updated after every matchup, and matchups will take place pretty much every day. Each competing pedal will accompanied by a demo video created by the Jim Dunlop company, and you'll always find a photo gallery of the competing pedals at the bottom of each matchup.</p> <h1>Today's Matchup</h1> <p>In today's matchup, the Dunlop <strong>JHF1 Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face</strong> goes foot to foot against the Dunlop <strong>JDF2 Fuzz Face Distortion</strong>. Start voting below!</p> <p><Strong>YESTERDAY'S RESULTS</strong>: Yesterday, the <strong>Dunlop Zakk Wylde Cry Baby</strong> (52.47 percent) edged out the <strong>Dunlop Eddie Van Halen Cry Baby</strong> (47.53 percent) and advanced to the next round! <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown">To see all the matchups that have taken place so far, head HERE.</a> Thanks for voting!</p> <h1>Meet the Combatants</h1> <p><strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/jhf1-jimi-hendrix-fuzz-face">Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face Distortion Info</a></strong></p> <p>Hendrix was the master of fuzz, an artist with many subtle shadings at his command. His love affair with the legendary Fuzz Face pedal began in the early days of the Experience and continued to evolve throughout his brief but blazing career. The Dunlop Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face is a meticulously faithful reproduction of the 1969-70 Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face that Jimi used on classic albums like Band of Gypsys. Dunlop's engineering department examined hoards of vintage Fuzz Faces, honing in on a few units which possessed that unmistakable Jimi voodoo. </p> <p>The Hendrix Fuzz Face is built around the toneful BC108 silicon transistor. It is authentic in every detail, a handwired brown circuit board with no solder mask and circuitry carefully matched to the original specs. The look is 100% accurate too, that groovy circular chassis with tooled clones of the original Fuzz Face knobs in the rare and vintage turquoise hammertone finish. A truly playable collectable for any Hendrix or Fuzz Face fanatic.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/zw45-zakk-wylde-signature-wah">Dunlop JDF2 Fuzz Face Distortion</a></strong></p> <p>The original Fuzz Face Distortion is constructed to the vintage specs, with the original Germanium PNP transistor design. This is the classic fuzz box used by Jimi Hendrix, Eric Johnson and more. Power: Single 9 volt battery </p> <p>Check out the multipurpose video below for demos of both pedals!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/kMEXoo0pKNI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <h1>Voting Closed!</h1> <p>The <strong>Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face</strong> (61.8 percent) edged out the <strong>Fuzz Face Distortion</strong> (38.2 percent) and advanced to the next round! <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown">To see all the matchups that have taken place so far, head HERE.</a> Thanks for voting!</p> <p style=" margin: 12px auto 6px auto; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; -x-system-font: none; display: block;"> <a title="View Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown on Scribd" href="https://www.scribd.com/doc/243992592/Jim-Dunlop-Effect-Pedal-Throwdown" style="text-decoration: underline;" >Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="https://www.scribd.com/embeds/243992592/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_47835" width="100%" height="400" frameborder="0"></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="/jimi-hendrix">Jimi Hendrix</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-1-jhf1-jimi-hendrix-fuzz-face-vs-jdf2-fuzz-face-distortion#comments Jim Dunlop Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown Jimi Hendrix Poll Polls News Features Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:29:52 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22642 New Guitar World DVD, 'Mastering Arpeggios,' Includes More Than Two Hours of Instruction http://www.guitarworld.com/new-guitar-world-dvd-mastering-arpeggios-jimmy-brown <!--paging_filter--><p>A new <em>Guitar World</em> DVD, <em>Mastering Arpeggios</em>, is <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/mastering-arpeggios-dvd/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=MasteringArpeggiosDVD">available now at the Guitar World Online Store for $14.99!</a></p> <p>It's a deluxe crash course in guitar theory, with more than two hours of instructional video to help you reach the next level!</p> <p>Everything you need to know about Major, Minor, Diminished and Augmented Triad Arpeggios. Plus, Arpeggio-Scale Theory, Two- and Three- Octave Monster Shapes Sweeps and Taps, String Skipping, Classical-Style Shred Licks.</p> <p>Mastering Arpeggios also includes a Bonus Section on How to Play Like Paganini!</p> <p>Your Instructor is Jimmy Brown, who over the last 25 years has built a reputation as one of the world's finest music editors through his work as transcriber, arranger, and senior music editor for Guitar World magazine, the world's best-selling magazine for guitarist. In addition to these roles, he is a busy working musician, performing regularly as a solo acoustic guitar/vocal act and rocking out with a full band at taverns, restaurants, resorts, weddings and private parties. </p> <p>Jimmy earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies and Performance and Music Management from William Paterson University in 1988 and relies on much of what he learned then - and since then, as a professional musician-for-hire to do his job effectively. He is also an experienced private guitar teacher and an accomplished writer, two skills that go hand-in-hand in his career at Guitar World. </p> <p>Please note: This product includes a PDF booklet on the DVD and can be retrieved by opening the DVD on your computer. </p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/mastering-arpeggios-dvd/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=MasteringArpeggiosDVD">Head to the Guitar World Online Store now!</a></strong></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/new-guitar-world-dvd-mastering-arpeggios-jimmy-brown#comments News Features Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:28:18 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22643