The music world lost a lot of big names in 2013. Some of the bigger names that spring to mind are Lou Reed and Slayer's Jeff Hanneman, but let's not forget country music legend George Jones and Woodstock shredder Alvin Lee, plus J.J. Cale, Ray Manzarek of the Doors, Tony Sheridan, Dan Toler and many more.
In the video below, Guitar World's Paul Riario demos the Drum Beats + drum machine app by Ninebuzz. Drum Beats + is a simple and fun collection of drum loops for stress-free jamming and songwriting accompaniment. No assembly required!
As the holidays — and some much-needed time off — swiftly approach, I present to you my holiday gear wish list, all of which I hope Santa will be kind enough to leave under my tree. I know certain items on my wish list are somewhat pricey, but hey, that’s why I call it a wish list! Even so, if I don’t get it all, just receiving one will give me holiday cheer well into 2014.
It’s been a busy year for south-paw guitarist Dee J Nelson. In addition to creating his popular guitar lessons for Metal Method and offering private instruction, Nelson has contributed music to the upcoming Dope album, Blood Money, that’s set for release in 2014.
PRS Guitars has announced a new model, the P24 Trem. It's a 24-fret piezo-equipped solidbody electric guitar that effortlessly achieves classic humbucker tones and authentic acoustic sounds in one instrument.
If you look toward your mantle this holiday season and notice that your stocking overfloweth, you can thank me next year for maybe half the items you’ll find in it. It took me some time to compile a list of gear I believe will delight many guitarists but that also includes essential tools they’ll need or could use the most.