Classical guitar songs and techniques have inspired modern artists ranging from the Doors to Metallica. In this new DVD, 20 Essential Classical Licks, you'll develop the essential skills required to play fingerstyle on a nylon-string acoustic guitar, such as arpeggio patterns and techniques, rolling triplets and sextuplets, natural and artificial harmonics, grace-note embellishments, tremolo picking and much more.
Even though the 2015 Winter NAMM Show has come and gone, there's a lot more NAMM coverage in the pipeline. Case in point, this new video of a performance at the Behringer/Bugera booth at the Anaheim Convention Center!
It must have been a Herculean task for Jake E. Lee to take over the guitar-playing slot in Ozzy Osbourne’s band after the singer’s beloved rising star guitarist, Randy Rhoads, perished in a plane crash back in 1982. But that’s exactly what Lee did. With blazing riffs and ripping solos in songs like “Bark at the Moon” and “Rock N’ Roll Rebel,” Jake E. Lee became an overnight guitar hero for many aspiring guitarists who wanted to copy every nuance of his wicked vibrato and incendiary technique.
What's this strange new device that makes a Strat-style guitar sound like the score to an Eighties video game? It's a new creation by guitarist Jeremy Bell, who, it seems, is always experimenting when music and gear are involved.
Rush’s Geddy Lee has been confirmed as a guest on this season's debut episode of That Metal Show. The show, which is hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine, will air 9 p.m. EST and 11 p.m. EST February 21 on VH1 Classic. Also this season, Dream Theater’s John Petrucci will make his That Metal Show debut as guest guitarist.
As we've reported, UDR Music will release Immortal Randy Rhoads: The Ultimate Tribute March 3. Today, you can hear a track from the album; it's "Mr. Crowley" as performed by Chuck Billy, Alexi Laiho, Kelle Rhoads, Rudy Sarzo. and Vinny Appice. Check it out below and tell us what you think!
Today, Adimiron and Guitar World have teamed up to present the exclusive premiere of a new Adimiron playthrough video featuring guitarist Thomas Aurizzi. The track, "Liar’s Paradox," is from the Italian progressive metal band's fourth studio album, Timelapse, which was released late last year via Scarlet Records.
Do you know anyone with a melodic voice? If so, you'll get a kick out of this masterful, addictive 2014 video. A guitarist—most likely Publio Delgado, who posted the clip on his YouTube page—has taken a low-budget commercial for Jones Big Ass Truck Rental and Storage and turned it into a jazz masterpiece.