News http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/4/all/%3Ehttp%3A/%3Ehttp%3A/www.facebook.com/%3Ca%20href%3D en ‘Tech N’ Roll’: Seek Irony Guitarist Alex Campbell Talks New Album and Gear http://www.guitarworld.com/tech-n-roll-seek-irony-guitarist-alex-campbell-talks-new-album-and-gear <!--paging_filter--><p>Modern rock/electronica band Seek Irony arose out of Tel Aviv, Israel's burgeoning music scene. </p> <p>But it wasn’t until founding members—and brothers—Kfir and Rom Gov relocated to Austin, Texas, that things really began to change. </p> <p>Shortly after their arrival, the brothers welcomed several new band members, including Berklee-trained guitarist Alex Campbell.</p> <p>As evidenced by the band’s recently released debut album, <em>Tech N’ Roll,</em> Campbell’s arrival takes Seek Irony to a different level altogether. “Devil in Me” and “Skin 2 Skin” reflect dark themes while still tastefully showcasing the band’s ability to combine electronic elements with inspired, hard-rock riffs.</p> <p>Seek Irony features Kfir Gov (vocals), Rom Gov (drums), Mikael Oganes (synths), Adam Donovan (bass) and Alex Campbell (guitar).</p> <p>I recently caught up with Campbell to ask him about <em>Tech N’ Roll,</em> gear and more!</p> <p><strong>GUITAR WORLD: How did you get involved with Seek Irony?</strong></p> <p>Back In 2013, I was doing a solo band while I was on a break from school. I was unsure if I was going back to Berklee and ultimately decided to audition for the band. I went down and met Rom and Kfir, and we really hit it off. They gave me music to learn; I auditioned, got the gig and have been full time ever since.</p> <p><strong>How did you approach recording for the band’s new album, <em>Tech N’ Roll</em>?</strong></p> <p>Rom and I come from a Dream Theater world in our approach to our instruments. My focus was to maintain that understanding on the guitar and translate some of that into the new music. It’s driven and heavy and a good mixture of hard rock and electronica.</p> <p><strong>What was the writing process like?</strong></p> <p>Most of the new album was written before I was in the band. Kfir and Rom wrote a majority of the songs. For new material, we’re constantly in pre-production in the studio. We rehearse and write there as well as throw down ideas. Some things work and some things don’t, but that’s part of the fun of being in a band!</p> <p><strong>Let’s talk about a few tracks from the <em>Tech N’ Roll</em>, starting with "Devil in Me."</strong></p> <p>That track has such a great guitar riff. Lyrically, it’s about addiction. It goes off the blues production of call and response. It’s very busy but maintains a dark atmosphere.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ShVudUmziPE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>"Skin 2 Skin"</strong></p> <p>That’s the track that made me fall in love with the band. It really has a dark, atmospheric vibe to it. It’s about picking someone up at a club with the sole purpose of forgetting about them the next morning [laughs]. It’s another guitar-heavy track.</p> <p><strong>What inspired you to want to play guitar?</strong></p> <p>I don’t think there was just one thing. I’ve always wanted to be a musician and took guitar very seriously when I was 12. It wasn’t something I was originally interested in at first, but after about six months of playing and realizing I was making good progress, I started playing more guitar and less video games. It eventually became everything I would do—eight to 12 hours every day for years!</p> <p><strong>Who were/are some of your influences?</strong></p> <p>When I first started playing, it was David Gilmour. His playing is so lyrical, and I was immediately drawn to it. When I started getting into speed and technique I got more into Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson. Then it became guys like Yngwie Malmsteen, John Petrucci and Guthrie Govan.</p> <p><strong>What made you decide to pursue a career at Berklee College of Music?</strong></p> <p>I knew it was a good school, and it became my dream to go there when I was in high school. I remember going up there to audition and getting accepted. I was beyond excited. Then when I actually got there, it was just as incredible. What you put in is what you get out.</p> <p><strong>How important is it for a guitarist to have an understanding of music theory?</strong></p> <p>It really depends on the player. For me, it’s in two parts. You have to understand why you play guitar. First is the motion and feeling you have from playing and the reason you picked it up in the first place. If you have that emotion but don’t have a good grasp of theory, you might be limited. But then look at it the other way. Suppose you go toward perfect technique and playing all the notes right all the time. You might find yourself playing around the notes instead of through them with emotion. You should really try to have the best of both worlds.</p> <p><strong>What’s your setup like?</strong></p> <p>It’s pretty simple. I run two 4x12 cabinets. The first is a Kustom 200 HD, the other is a VK 200-watt. They both run into my Boss GT 100 that handles everything. I have the amps set to be as clean as possible and will occasionally throw in some extra effects, but most of what you hear is straight out of the GT 100. For guitars, I’m using Ernie Ball Music Man JP7 and I’m beyond thrilled with it!</p> <p><strong>Now that the album is complete, what are you most looking forward to?</strong></p> <p>I’m looking forward to seeing this music get to everyone. It’s good demonstration of the merging of rock, metal and electronica. It’s a good medium and I’m glad people are so receptive to it.</p> <p><em>For more about Seek Irony, visit <a href="http://www.seekirony.com/">seekirony.com.</a></em></p> <p><em>James Wood is a writer, musician and self-proclaimed metalhead who maintains his own website, <a href="http://gojimmygo.net/">GoJimmyGo.net</a>. His articles and interviews are written on a variety of topics with passion and humor. You can follow him on <a href="https://twitter.com/JimEWood">Twitter @JimEWood.</a></em></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/tech-n-roll-seek-irony-guitarist-alex-campbell-talks-new-album-and-gear#comments Alex Campbell James Wood Seek Irony Interviews News Features Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:49:58 +0000 James Wood http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23815 Free Lessons from Tosin Abasi on the Guitar World Lessons Store http://www.guitarworld.com/tosin-abasis-prog-gnosis-now-available-through-guitar-world-lessons-app-and-webstore <!--paging_filter--><p><em><a href="https://guitarworldlessons.com/product/5B237EE3-81E8-B521-354A-3EEA75E92854?utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=TOSIN">Prog-Gnosis,</a></em> <em>Guitar World's</em> exclusive lesson series by Animals As Leaders guitarist and composer Tosin Abasi, is now available through the Guitar World Lessons <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/guitar-world-lessons/id942720009?mt=8">App</a> and <a href="https://guitarworldlessons.com/product/5B237EE3-81E8-B521-354A-3EEA75E92854?utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=TOSIN">Webstore</a>. </p> <p>It joins the ranks of the hundreds of lessons already available through <a href="https://guitarworldlessons.com/">Guitar World Lessons.</a> </p> <p>To celebrate this new release, GW is offering the first <em>Prog-Gnosis</em> lesson, "Animal Instinct," for free! Note that all 13 <em>Prog-Gnosis</em> lessons are available for only $9.99.</p> <p>Below, you can check out a video trailer of lessons 1 ("Animal Instinct") and 5 ("Thumbs Up").</p> <p>In <em>Prog-Gnosis</em>, Abasi, a true seven- and eight-string guitar phenom, teaches the concepts and techniques behind his brilliant playing and composing, using excerpts from Animals As Leaders' songs to illustrate them. </p> <p>Over the course of 13 lessons, Tosin demonstrates many of his signature moves, including alternate picking, economy/sweep picking, hybrid picking, thumb slapping, double picking, playing in odd and shifting meters, devising wide-range chord voicings for eight-string guitar, seven-string arpeggios, two-hand tapping and more. </p> <p>The guitarist also offers some effective ways to warm up both hands and practice.</p> <p><strong><em>Prog-Gnosis</em> Contents:</strong></p> <p> • 1. <strong>Animal Instinct:</strong> Getting a feel for picking techniques with the track "Somnarium"<br /> • 2. <strong>Economies of Scale:</strong> Making effective use of economy picking, and how Abasi plays his solos in "Somnarium"<br /> • 3. <strong>Inter-Planetary Exploration:</strong> How to play the outro guitar solo in "Earth Departure"<br /> • 4. <strong>Double Up:</strong> Double picking, and the first solo in "An Infinite Regression"<br /> • 5. <strong>Thumbs Up:</strong> How to play the thumb-slapped intro to "An Infinite Regression"<br /> • 6. <strong>Lucky Sevens:</strong> Making odd meters feel natural, and how to play "Cylindrical Sea"<br /> • 7. <strong>Six Sense:</strong> Playing 6/4, and the hybrid-picked arpeggios in "David"<br /> • 8. <strong>Six of Another:</strong> More on playing in 6/4 meter, and how I perform the hybrid-picked arpeggios in "David," part 2.<br /> • 9. <strong>Voicing Opinions:</strong> Devising chord voicings on the eight-string guitar<br /> • 10. <strong>Turn on the Heat:</strong> Effective ways to warm up both hands<br /> • 11. <strong>Rollercoaster Ride:</strong> Seven-string arpeggios<br /> • 12. <strong>Two-Hand Touch:</strong> Examining the two-hand tapping and odd-meter phrasing in "Isolated Incidents"<br /> • 13. <strong>Connect the Dots:</strong> Analyzing the harmonized melody lines in "Isolated Incidents."</p> <p>Regarded as one of the new millennium's brightest guitar stars, Abasi has recorded and released three albums with Animals As Leaders: their self-titled debut (2009), <em>Weightless</em> (2011) and <em>The Joy of Motion</em> (2014).</p> <p><strong>For more information, visit the Guitar World Lessons <a href="https://guitarworldlessons.com/product/5B237EE3-81E8-B521-354A-3EEA75E92854?utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=TOSIN">Webstore</a> and download the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/guitar-world-lessons/id942720009?mt=8">App</a> now.</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/z3YwFQz2k9k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/tosin-abasis-prog-gnosis-now-available-through-guitar-world-lessons-app-and-webstore#comments Guitar World Lessons Tosin Abasi Videos News Features Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:07:26 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23814 The DIY Musician: Want to Appreciate Your Current Guitar? Take a Look at These Photos http://www.guitarworld.com/diy-musician-want-appreciate-your-current-guitar-take-look-these-photos <!--paging_filter--><p>A couple of weeks ago, <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/diy-musician-weesay-oil-can-guitar-master-exploring-african-can-guitars-part-1">I wrote a column on Wesseh Freeman (a.k.a. “Weesay”) and his oil can guitar.</a> </p> <p>He’s the blind artist from Liberia who had a video go viral last December. </p> <p>You guys responded so enthusiastically that I got in contact with Freeman. Through his biggest fan/helper in Liberia, Sachin Ramchandani, I’ve been able to become friends with this amazing guitarist. </p> <p>What I found was not just a one-trick-gimmick video, but a talented and passionate musician who refuses to let the worst hardships get to him.</p> <p>Let’s take a look at his primitive oil can guitar and the details surrounding it.<br /> <br /><br /> <img src="/files/imce-images/Wesseh%20Freeman%20full%20guitar.jpg" width="600" height="800" alt="Wesseh Freeman full guitar.jpg" /></p> <p>Several years ago, Freeman’s mother told him that in spite of his blindness, he had to find a way to become the breadwinner of his family. Using a machete as a carving knife, he spent three days building his oil can guitar. Coat hangers became frets. Nails served as tuning pegs. He even begged local mechanics for old brake cables from motor scooters and turned them into strings.</p> <p>Brake. Cable. Strings. (Let that sink in for a minute.)</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Wesseh%20Freeman%20strings.jpg" width="600" height="800" alt="Wesseh Freeman strings.jpg" /><br /> <br /><br /> After completing the guitar, he holed himself away for seven days to learn how to play it. </p> <p>“The first time I played it, I pulled a crowd,” he told me proudly. “And the second day [of performing publicly], there was more people.” By the third day, he was earning enough to call himself the breadwinner.</p> <p>I should note: Freeman considers making an average of $4 a day a good job.</p> <p>I requested close-up photos and descriptions of Freeman’s homemade oil can guitar, and Sachin delivered. The details are extremely humbling and inspiring at the same time.</p> <p>Check out the guitars in the photo gallery below and be astounded at the simplicity of his axe. They’ll definitely make you appreciate whatever guitar you’re playing right now.</p> <p>One more thing: Many people have asked if they could donate a real guitar; I’m happy to tell you that <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETQNAKUKKC4">somebody bought him one.</a> He's still in need of the most basic necessities, and we’d love to see him eventually get his own home. <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/wesseh-the-free-spirited-liberian">Sachin just started a crowdfunding campaign</a> to help him out. If you want to do something cool, toss a few bucks into his virtual tip jar. (Don’t mind the high goal that's posted on the page; just throw a few dollars in there. Anything can help.)</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1dgsTWMV_iA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><em>Shane Speal is the "King of the Cigar Box Guitar" and the creator of the modern cigar box guitar movement. Hear the music, see the instruments and read about his Cigar Box Guitar Museum at <a href="http://www.shanespeal.com/">ShaneSpeal.com</a>. Speal's latest album, </em><a href="http://shanespeal.com/holler">Holler!</a><em> is on C. B. Gitty Records.</em></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/diy-musician-want-appreciate-your-current-guitar-take-look-these-photos#comments Shane Speal The DIY Musician Weesay Wesseh Freeman Blogs News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:19:04 +0000 Shane Speal http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23813 Gear Review: The Roadie Automatic Guitar Tuner http://www.guitarworld.com/gear-review-roadie-automatic-guitar-tuner <!--paging_filter--><p>An automatic tuner that connects to your smartphone might sound gimmicky. </p> <p>Which is why it's surprising that Roadie is such a practical tool.</p> <p>The Roadie automatic guitar tuner, which was created by Seattle-based startup Band Industries, interfaces with your mobile device via Bluetooth and automatically tunes your guitar by physically rotating the guitar’s tuning pegs. </p> <p>To tune up, you simply attach the handheld device to a single peg, select a tuning (standard, open G, etc.) on the Roadie app, pluck the string and let the handheld device do the rest of the work.</p> <p>Roadie is sleek, easy to use and, most importantly, extremely accurate.</p> <p>What really sets Roadie apart is its mobile app, which listens to a plucked note using your phone’s internal microphone before communicating with the tuning device. Despite a smartphone mic’s obvious limitations, the app is as responsive as a high-end floor tuner. Within the app, you can select alternate tunings for a number of stringed instruments, including violin, banjo or mandolin, or even create your own custom tuning.</p> <p>Switching between different tunings is a huge pain in the ass. For intermediate to advanced players, this is where Roadie comes in most handy.</p> <p>I’d been meaning to learn John Fahey’s classic rendition of “Poor Boy a Long Way From Home” for a few weeks, but the thought of getting into open-D tuning always convinced me to put it off for another day. When I got my hands on a Roadie, however, not only was I able to quickly get into tune to learn the song, I found myself jumping between open D, G and standard quickly and without any of the frustration that often accompanies alternating between tunings.</p> <p>Roadie could also be a hugely valuable tool for guitar techs. It’s hard to overestimate how accurate-to-the-cent Roadie really is. That, coupled with its customizable tuning presets and an automatic winder button for changing strings, makes it well worth the investment for anyone needing to maintain a number of guitars.</p> <p>The only real fault I could find with Roadie is that it doesn’t recognize any note lower than A1, meaning it’s not applicable for bass or many seven-plus-string guitars. It’s easy to imagine an update to the app that could make this possible in the future.</p> <p>$99 might be too high a price point for some, but after trying out Roadie myself, it’s hard to imagine wanting to change strings or switch tunings without it.</p> <p><strong>For more information, visit <a href="https://www.roadietuner.com/">roadietuner.com.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YJ5-uqNlW7M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><em>Ethan Varian is a freelance writer and guitarist based in San Francisco. He has performed with a number of rock, blues, jazz and bluegrass groups in the Bay Area and in Colorado. <a href="https://twitter.com/ervarian">Follow him on Twitter.</a></em></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/gear-review-roadie-automatic-guitar-tuner#comments Ethan Varian Accessories Videos Blogs News Gear Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:54:49 +0000 Ethan Varian http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23810 Metal for Life with Metal Mike: How to Construct Classic Eighties-Style Metal Guitar Parts — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/metal-life-metal-mike-how-construct-classic-eighties-style-metal-guitar-parts-video <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the May 2015 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-may-15-joan-jett?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=May2015VideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>Back in the Eighties, during the heyday of metal, bands like Van Halen, Judas Priest and the Scorpions were releasing incredible, killer albums packed with amazing guitar playing. </p> <p>Today, I feel that the majority of metal is more focused on rhythmic parts with less harmonic movement than what I think of as the approach representative of Eighties-style metal. It is from that perspective that I put together the three “classic” metal-style riffs featured in this month’s column.</p> <p>During the NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) days of the late Seventies and early Eighties, bands like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest were forging blazing, melodic metal earmarked by powerful and memorable song riffs. </p> <p><strong>FIGURE 1</strong> is indicative of Iron Maiden’s style: above the progression of three different pedal tones, shifting two- and three-note chord shapes create the melodic content that keeps this part interesting and moving forward.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-may-15-joan-jett?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=May2015VideosPage">For the rest of this column, including the tabs, check out the May 2015 issue of Guitar World.</a></strong></p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience4122083130001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="4122083130001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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We responded with the following five tracks. </p> <p>While these sound amazing using <a href="http://ceek.com/ceekars">Ceekars</a> 4D technology, they also sound great even using the most modest ear buds. Enjoy!<br /> <br /><br /> <strong>Grateful Dead, “Unbroken Chain”</strong></p> <p>This epic tune on the Dead’s <em>From The Mars Hotel</em> was so difficult for the band to play that it had to be recorded in carefully orchestrated sections. </p> <p>Filled with cascading piano licks, jazzy guitar runs that dance in both sides of the stereo spectrum and weird synth burbles that tease the top of the brain, it’s the perfect headphone experience—especially when you’re “Truckin’” where it’s legal. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/6WycvYhKW08" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>Mastodon, “The Czar”</strong></p> <p>This is one case where a song not only sounds great under headphones, but the sprawling arrangement almost makes more sense. In fact, that description applies to almost every track on Mastodon’s underrated 2009 progressive metal masterpiece, <em>Crack the Skye.</em> </p> <p>Richly detailed, “The Czar” is virtual feast of brilliantly layered guitar tones that demands the deep dive you can only get through some fab ‘phones.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Jx2fp-kKOIw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>Muddy Waters, “Feel Like Going Home”</strong></p> <p>If you’ve ever wanted to know what it would be like to stand in the same room with Muddy Waters while he played the greatest blues the world has ever heard, just get a copy of the <em>Folk Singer</em> album recorded in 1964 and listen to this haunting studio performance. You will feel the very earth shake underneath your shoes. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/3sjzp6nGw-w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>Queen, “Killer Queen”</strong></p> <p>Everybody knows Queen are the masters of layering and overdubbing, but how do you get all those sounds to speak properly in the mix? </p> <p>“Killer Queen” from the 1974 album <em>Sheer Heat Attack</em> is a great mini-lesson in how to place all those elements in an entertaining stereo field, and it can only be appreciated with a great set of earphones. Guaranteed to blow your mind. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BAf2S6ij2gk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong>Pantera, “5 Minutes Alone”</strong></p> <p>When most people think of headphone jams, they usually flash on something ethereal like Pink Floyd or Jimi Hendrix. But sometimes it’s great to just get a swift kick in the head, especially when you’re hitting the gym or getting psyched up for great night out. </p> <p>Almost anything off Pantera’s <em>Far Beyond Driven</em> does the trick, but “5 Minutes Alone” always works for me.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7m7njvwB-Ks" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8PZdxCGorls" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><em>Brad Tolinski is the editor-in-chief at </em>Guitar World.</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="/grateful-dead">Grateful Dead</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/queen">Queen</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/mastodon">Mastodon</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/pantera">Pantera</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/five-songs-made-better-through-advancements-headphones#comments Brad Tolinski Ceek Ceekars Grateful Dead Mastodon Muddy Waters Pantera News Features Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:22:49 +0000 Brad Tolinski http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23774 David Gilmour Performs Pink Floyd’s “Breathe” Acoustically — Video Finds http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-david-gilmour-performs-pink-floyds-breathe-acoustically-video-finds <!--paging_filter--><p>Here’s a great clip of Pink Floyd guitarist/vocalist David Gilmour performing “Breathe” acoustically.</p> <p>As the second track on Floyd’s epic LP <em>Dark Side of the Moon</em> (the album opens up with the “Speak to Me” sound collage), this acoustic rendition is a great way to watch Gilmour’s chord progression and hear the lyrics clearly. </p> <p><em>Dark Side of the Moon</em> was Pink Floyd’s eighth studio album, released this month in 1973. It is the band’s best-selling album and one of the best-selling albums in music history.</p> <p>Gilmour recently announced a new solo album and tour dates, his first in nine years. For full details, visit <a href="http://www.davidgilmour.com">davidgilmour.com.</a></p> <p>Last year, Pink Floyd released their final album <em>The Endless River</em>, which hit Number 1 in 21 countries around the world and was one of the U.K.'s Top 10 best-selling albums of 2014. More information on the band can be found at <a href="http://www.pinkfloyd.com">pinkfloyd.com.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/nrKSYqNbniM" 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="/david-gilmour">David Gilmour</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/pink-floyd">Pink Floyd</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-david-gilmour-performs-pink-floyds-breathe-acoustically-video-finds#comments Acoustic Nation David Gilmour Pink Floyd Videos Blogs Videos News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:32:18 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23806 Fingerpicking Beatles: Learn Solo Guitar Arrangements for 30 Beatles Songs http://www.guitarworld.com/fingerpicking-beatles-learn-solo-guitar-arrangements-30-beatles-songs <!--paging_filter--><p><em><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/fingerpicking-beatles-revised-expanded-edition/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=FingerpickingBeatles">Fingerpicking Beatles: Revised &amp; Expanded Edition</a></em> features 30 Beatles songs arranged for solo guitar in standard notation and tab. </p> <p>The arrangements in this book are carefully written for intermediate-level guitarists. Each solo combines melody and harmony in one superb fingerpicking arrangement. The book also includes an easy introduction to basic fingerstyle guitar. </p> <p>The 30 songs include "Across the Universe," "All You Need Is Love," "Can't Buy Me Love," "Hey Jude," "In My Life," "Let It Be," "Michelle," "The Long and Winding Road," "Something," "Yellow Submarine," "Yesterday" and more.</p> <p><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/fingerpicking-beatles-revised-expanded-edition/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=FingerpickingBeatles">The book is available now for $19.99 at the Guitar World Online Store.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Ms65JQTBCcQ" 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="/beatles">The Beatles</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/fingerpicking-beatles-learn-solo-guitar-arrangements-30-beatles-songs#comments The Beatles News Features Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:42:10 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/17202 Stevie Ray Vaughan and Buddy Guy Jam at Legends in 1989 — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/stevie-ray-vaughan-and-buddy-guy-jam-legends-1989-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Some more incredibly rare video of the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan in action has suddenly become available on YouTube.</p> <p>Below, watch Buddy Guy jamming with Vaughan on July 30, 1989, at <a href="http://www.buddyguy.com/">Buddy Guy's Legends</a> in Chicago.</p> <p>The event? Guy's 53rd birthday party.</p> <p>This video mysteriously appeared on YouTube March 19. We think the top commenter (on YouTube) puts it best:</p> <p>"Wow is all I can say!!!!! I've heard this was video taped from a few people, even saw a couple grainy photos from said video. But I never thought any of this would see the light of day! Please tell me the whole thing was recorded!!?" </p> <p>Enjoy!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gr-DVjbrMaM" 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="/stevie-ray-vaughan">Stevie Ray Vaughan</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/buddy-guy">Buddy Guy</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/stevie-ray-vaughan-and-buddy-guy-jam-legends-1989-video#comments Buddy Guy Stevie Ray Vaughan Videos News Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:53:01 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23804 Man of Steel with Steel Panther's Satchel: Tips for Keeping Your Chops Warmed Up and Razor Sharp — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/man-steel-steel-panthers-satchel-tips-keeping-your-chops-warmed-and-razor-sharp-video <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the May 2015 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-may-15-joan-jett?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=May2015VideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>A question I’m often asked, aside from, “How can you possibly be that good looking?” is, “What do you do to warm up?”</p> <p>Personally, I don’t think about warming up that much, maybe not as much as most players do. But we’ve been touring a lot lately, and, especially in Europe, there just aren’t any heaters anywhere. </p> <p>So, basically, I am freezing all day long. Then I’m given a guitar five minutes before we go onstage, and I’m expected to be able to burn right from the start! And there I am, frozen to the bone. So I will usually grab my guitar a few minutes before the show and play through a bunch of the riffs and patterns illustrated in this month’s column. </p> <p> It’s good to have your fingers warmed up a little for when that first solo comes along in the first song, so one of the things I like to warm up with are legato exercises, where I’ll pick the string once and then sound a long series of notes in a repeating phrase using only hammers-ons and pull-offs. </p> <p>A good example of something I’ll warm up with is the lick shown in <strong>FIGURE 1</strong>, which is a repeating six-note sequence performed entirely on the high E string. Play the lick over and over, speeding up and slowing down while striving to articulate every note as clearly as possible. The first note, G, 15th fret, is fretted with the pinkie, followed by a pull-off to D, 10th fret, fretted with the index finger. </p> <p>I then hammer onto the 12th fret with my middle finger to sound E, followed by another hammer up to the initial G note, and then a double pull-off back down the string to E and D. The sequence then repeats on each subsequent downbeat, but I hammer-on back up to the initial high G, so that the rest of the phrase is performed entirely with hammers and pulls, which is great for developing good fret-hand “traction.”</p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-may-15-joan-jett?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=May2015VideosPage">For the rest of this column, including the tabs, check out the May 2015 issue of Guitar World.</a></strong></p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience4121851214001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="4121851214001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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The band also features Mlny Parsonz, Josh Weaver, Evan Diprima and Will Fiore. </p> <p>They began work on <em>Crooked Doors</em> in early 2014, returning to Aria Recording Studio, where they recorded their debut, <em>CVI.</em></p> <p>The band has shared several songs from the new album, including <a href="https://soundcloud.com/relapserecords/royal-thunder-time-machine">“Time Machine,”</a> <a href="https://soundcloud.com/relapserecords/royal-thunder-forget-you/s-JHKg9">“Forget You”</a> and <a href="https://soundcloud.com/relapserecords/royal-thunder-glow">“Glow."</a> </p> <p>Pre-orders for <em>Crooked Doors</em> are available now, with music available on CD/2LP/digital via <a href="http://relapse.com/royal-thunder-crooked-doors/">Relapse.</a> </p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/crooked-doors/id963913145">Digital pre-orders</a> include instant downloads of “Forget You” and “Time Machine.”</p> <p>The band recently announced a North American tour, with Wild Throne opening (except June 5 to 14, where Royal Thunder opens for Halestorm). You can check out all the dates below.</p> <p><strong>For more about Royal Thunder, follow them on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/RoyalThunderMusic">Facebook</a> and visit <a href="http://royalthunder.bandcamp.com/">royalthunder.bandcamp.com.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/lOQ4gzt3hM0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </p> <p><strong>Royal Thunder on Tour:</strong></p> <p>May 28 New Orleans, LA Siberia<br /> May 29 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s<br /> May 30 Dallas, TX Club Dada<br /> May 31 Austin, TX Holy Mountain<br /> June 2 Phoenix, AZ Rebel Lounge<br /> June 3 San Diego, CA The Hideout<br /> June 5 Anaheim, CA The Grove<br /> June 6 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom<br /> June 8 Portland, OR Roseland Theater<br /> June 9 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo<br /> June 10 Boise, ID Revolution Center<br /> June 12 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre<br /> June 13 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory<br /> June 14 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom<br /> June 16 Billings, MT Pub Station<br /> June 18 Salt Lake City, UT Crucial Fest<br /> June 19 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge<br /> June 20 Kansas City, MO The Record Bar<br /> June 21 Minneapolis, MN The Nether Bar<br /> June 22 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen<br /> June 23 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme<br /> June 25 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus<br /> June 26 Boston, MA Great Scott<br /> June 27 Providence, RI The Parlour<br /> June 28 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Neck Tie<br /> June 30 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery<br /> July 1 Richmond, VA The Camel<br /> July 2 Charlotte, NC The Chop Shop<br /> July 3 Atlanta, GA The Earl</p> <p><em>Photo: Kevin Griggs</em></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/josh-weaver-discusses-making-royal-thunders-new-album-crooked-doors-video#comments Josh Weaver Royal Thunder Videos News Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:18:13 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23796 Otherwise Premiere “Soldiers" Lesson Video — Exclusive http://www.guitarworld.com/otherwise-premiere-soldiers-lesson-video-exclusive <!--paging_filter--><p>Otherwise have posted an exclusive lesson video for “Soldiers," and you can check it out below.</p> <p>"Soldiers" was a single off their 2012 debut album, <em>True Love Never Dies.</em></p> <p>Be sure to visit <a href="https://www.weareotherwise.com/site/">weareotherwise.com</a> for the band's current tour dates and additional information.</p> <p><strong>The band's latest album, <em>Peace at All Costs,</em> is available now at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/peace-at-all-costs/id905286082">iTunes</a> and <a href="http://smarturl.it/PAACAmazon">Amazon.</a></strong></p> <p>Stay tuned for more exclusive Otherwise lesson videos on GuitarWorld.com.</p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience4133915476001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="4133915476001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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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-april-15-abasi-satriani-govan?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=April2015VideosPage">Guitar World Online Store</a>.</em></p> <p>Last month I presented the six-note E minor hexatonic scale (E F# G A B D), which has a dark, serious quality that’s ideal for creating a pensive, reflective mood. </p> <p>I’d now like to turn you on to another, equally appealing and useful hexatonic scale (depending on your musical tastes), one that is comprised of the very same notes, which would qualify it as a mode, but sounds completely different—beautifully bright and joyous—and that is D major hexatonic (D E F# G A B).</p> <p>As I explained last month, E minor hexatonic is formed by taking E minor pentatonic (E G A B D) and adding one note, the second, F#, resulting in the intervallic spelling 1 2 b3 4 5 b7. </p> <p>It may also be analyzed as the combination of E minor (E G B) and D major (D F# A) triads. D major hexatonic is formed by combining these same two triads, but in this case oriented around a D root note. The two scales may be thought of as opposite sides of the same musical coin, or, as the Chinese say, yin and yang. </p> <p>To illustrate, <strong>FIGURE</strong> 1 shows E minor and D major triad inversions “leapfrogging” each other up the neck on the top three strings, just like <strong>FIGURE 1</strong> from last month’s lesson, only now we’re starting and ending on D instead of Em. (To get the sound of the D root note in your head, pick your open D string before strumming the chords.) </p> <p>To hear the scale played as single notes, play only those on the B string, then try adding finger slides and vibrato and pairing any two of the three strings to create some “down-home,” heart-warming, gospel-flavored harmonies. As an additional resource, <strong>FIGURE 2</strong> shows D and Em triads passing each other up the neck on the D, G and B strings.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/guitar-world/products/guitar-world-april-15-abasi-satriani-govan?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=April2015VideosPage">For the rest of this column, including the tabs, check out the April 2015 issue of Guitar World.</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/d1_30M9wBhU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/string-theory-jimmy-brown-e-minord-major-hexatonic-connection-video#comments April 2015 Jimmy Brown String Theory Videos News Lessons Magazine Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:13:11 +0000 Jimmy Brown http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23611 The Top 10 Biggest Hair Bands ... Literally http://www.guitarworld.com/top-10-biggest-hair-bands-literally <!--paging_filter--><p>Face it: They weren’t called “hair” bands for nothin’. In fact, the copious coifs of the artists on this list were so high, the FAA had to adjust flight patterns whenever these bands hit town.</p> <p>And don't just take our word for it. Check out the photo gallery after the list!</p> <p><strong>10. Whitesnake</strong> Most people think that Tawny Kitaen married Whitesnake singer David Coverdale for his big, um, white snake. Truth is she fell for his massive head ... of hair.</p> <p><strong>09. Cinderella</strong> The cover of their debut, <em>Night Songs</em>, depicts the four members of Cinderella standing in a dark alley. Insider secret: It wasn’t really dark — their hair was just blocking the sun.</p> <p><strong>08. Britny Fox</strong> The duties of a guitar tech are many and various, and this was particularly true for guitarist Michael Kelly Smith’s tech. Let’s see — cleaning, polishing, maintenance. Oh, and when he was done with Smith’s hair, he’d work on his guitars, too.</p> <p><strong>07. Firehouse</strong> These guys finally found the love of a lifetime, and her name was Aqua Net. Unfortunately for Firehouse, their debut record came out the same year as Nirvana’s <em>Nevermind</em> — and for hair metal, that was all she wrote.</p> <p><strong>06. Mötley Crüe</strong> If you had the vinyl version of <em>Shout at the Devil</em>, you’ll recall it was a fold-out cover featuring Vince, Nikki, Mick and Tommy in living color, with four of the biggest heavy metal hairdos of all time. Makes you wonder if the band was standing in a pool of water when they came in contact with a “live wire.”</p> <p><strong>05. Winger</strong> When your name is Kip Winger, you’re pretty much doomed to a life of ridicule, so big hair can only help. But when a respected stick man like Rod Morgenstein, formerly of the Dixie Dregs, buys into the bigger-is-better philosophy of money-making hair, something’s terribly wrong.</p> <p><strong>04. Twisted Sister</strong> It’s rather appropriate that the <em>now</em> ponytailed <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/dee-throned-rockers-comedians-lay-dee-snider-revolverguitar-world-rock-roll-roast">Dee Snider</a> hosts the weekly <em>House of Hair</em> radio gig. In 2001, his famous curls made a comeback when he performed “Lady Marmalade” with Lil’ Kim, Mya and Pink. Oh wait, that was Christina Aguilera.</p> <p><strong>03. Stryper</strong> Michael and Robert Sweet possessed feathered ’dos that even a peacock would envy, but guitarist Oz Fox takes top prize for monumental moptop. What would Jesus say?</p> <p><strong>02. Vixen</strong> Soft rocker (and big-hair farmer) Richard Marx helped kickstart this all-female band by co-writing their signature hit, "Edge of a Broken Heart." We can't confirm whether or not he also co-styled their bountiful hair for that song's music video.</p> <p><strong>01. Poison</strong> Only Vixen could hang with Poison in the Aqua Net marathon, except they weren’t nearly as pretty as Bret, C.C., Bobby and Rikki.</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="/twisted-sister">Twisted Sister</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/motley-crue">Motley Crue</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/top-10-biggest-hair-bands-literally#comments Dee Snider Motley Crue Twisted Sister Guitar World Lists News Features Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:42:23 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/1994 D’Angelico and Will Dailey Team Up for an Acoustic Guitar and Music Giveaway http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-d-angelico-and-will-dailey-team-acoustic-guitar-and-music-giveaway <!--paging_filter--><p>This month we’re sharing something really fun.</p> <p>It’s a kickin’ contest that brings you both an instrument and some musical inspiration.</p> <p>We’re giving away this wonderful, brand new D’Angelico acoustic guitar, the Lexington SD300 in Cherry Sunburst. Plus some killer music by award-winning artist Will Dailey performed on a D’Angelico acoustic as well!!</p> <p><strong>About the D’Angelico Lexington SD300</strong></p> <p>In the early 1900s, the word ‘dreadnought’ referred to a massive battleship. Well, here’s D’Angelico’s interpretation! </p> <p>A booming non-cutaway dreadnought, the Lexington (SD-300) offers a powerful low-end so resonant that playing lush, full chords may very well become addictive.</p> <p>A solid Sitka spruce top meets a sapele back and sides to create the Lexington’s subtle elegance, complemented by a tortoise pickguard. The slim, mahogany neck makes for wonderful playability. Though capable of great projection, the Lexington’s high-end is uncompromised by its rich low-end, producing a consistently balanced sound and making it an excellent choice for a great variety of players. More at <a href=http://www.dangelicoguitars.com">dangelicoguitars.com</a></p> <p>It’s valued at $899! <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-d-angelico-and-will-dailey-team-guitar-and-music-giveaway">Enter now to win>></a></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/DAASD300CSB_2%20copy%2072%20horizontal.jpg" width="620" height="288" alt="DAASD300CSB_2 copy 72 horizontal.jpg" /></p> <p><strong>Bonus: Will Dailey’s <em>National Throat</em></strong></p> <p>And here to show you one of D’Angelico’s gorgeous new acoustics in action is Boston-based artist Will Dailey. Dailey’s latest release, <em>National Throat</em>, debuted in the top 20 in the Billboard Heatseekers chart, is winner of a Boston Music Award for Album of the Year and Dailey himself was awarded this year’s Artist of the Year.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/national%20throat.jpg" width="179" height="160" align="left" style="padding:10px 20px 10px 0;" alt="national throat.jpg" />In preparation for a special bonus release of a deluxe version of that excellent album, Dailey recorded several songs using a hot-off-the-presses D’Angelico acoustic.</p> <p>The Deluxe version due out March 24th will include all the songs from <em>National Throat</em> and 6 bonus tracks, “Stand Where I Can See You” (Live), “Why Do I” (Live), the full studio of “Sunken Ship,” a demo of “Higher Education,” “$300 Dollar Man,” (written in a reaction to being a part of Farm Aid), and a cover of Arcade Fire’s “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)."</p> <p>We’ll be giving away a few copies of <em>National Throat</em> on CD and Vinyl as well digital downloads of the Deluxe version in addition to this fabulous guitar! More at <a href="http://www.willdailey.com">www.willdailey.com</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-d-angelico-and-will-dailey-team-guitar-and-music-giveaway">Enter now!!</a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-d-angelico-and-will-dailey-team-acoustic-guitar-and-music-giveaway#comments Acoustic Nation Contest D'Angelico Guitars News Will Dailey Gear Blogs Contests News Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:52:54 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/23618