News http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/4/0 en Yngwie Malmsteem 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>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></p> <p>Today we bring you Episode 2, "Inside the Volcano"!</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>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>.</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>Vote Now!</h1> <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src="http://static.polldaddy.com/p/8393081.js"></script><p><noscript><a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/8393081/">Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown Readers Poll, Round 1: JHF1 Jimi Hendrix Fuzz Face Vs. JDF2 Fuzz Face Distortion</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> <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 "Stairway to Heaven" Guitar Solo Played on a Sax — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/stairway-heaven-guitar-solo-played-sax-video <!--paging_filter--><p>While legal rumors swirl around Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" (more on that later today), check out this video of someone named Matt Gooch playing Jimmy Page's "Stairway to Heaven" guitar solo note for note on a sax.</p> <p>In terms of his bookshelf, we appreciate that his travel books are BELOW his rock books, where they belong.</p> <p>Enjoy!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/VrpMibog8ac" 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/stairway-heaven-guitar-solo-played-sax-video#comments Led Zeppelin Matt Gooch Videos News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:50:40 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22641 Thomas Giles Premieres New Song, "I Appear Disappear" — Exclusive http://www.guitarworld.com/thomas-giles-premieres-new-song-i-appear-disappear-exclusive <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "I Appear Disappear," a new solo track by Between the Buried and Me frontman Thomas Giles, aka Tommy Rogers.</p> <p>The track, which is from Giles' new album, <em>Modern Noise</em>, features a guitar solo by Between the Buried and Me's Paul Waggoner. The album will be released November 25 via Metal Blade.</p> <p>Check it out below. As always, take a listen and tell us what you think of it in the comments or on Facebook!</p> <p>"'I Appear Disappear' is a story about a man who has another head attached to his," Rogers said. "He decides to kill both of them."</p> <p>Rogers describes the album as the result of his creating songs while not wanting to over-evaluate the music. </p> <p>"I wanted to record things that naturally came to me," he said. "Because of this, the record feels like an accurate extension of myself. I took a more rock approach and really focused on writing simple yet dynamic songs. Lyrically, I feel it's a great mix of storytelling and personal experience. <em>Modern Noise</em> is basically just saying this is my current noise on the earth. We all are here for a short amount of time, and the noise we make is our memory."</p> <p>Fans of Rogers' work with Between the Buried and Me — as well as fans who steer clear of metal — will find plenty to enjoy on the new disc. The album is Rogers' take on music, or as he puts it, "Music is always modern noise. I'm just a person in current time trying to create something somewhat new."</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.thomasgilesmusic.com">thomasgilesmusic.com</a> and the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/thomasgilesmusic">Thomas Giles Facebook page.</a></p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/172623039%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-0JqpY&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true"></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/thomas-giles-premieres-new-song-i-appear-disappear-exclusive#comments Between the Buried and Me Paul Waggoner Thomas Giles Tommy Rogers News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:02:52 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22640 Andy McKee “Mythmaker” Live — Exclusive Video http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-andy-mckee-mythmaker-live <!--paging_filter--><p>We recently caught up with Andy McKee during his tour stop in Nashville. </p> <p>McKee was gracious enough to take us backstage at Nashville’s Belcourt Theatre for some one-on-one acoustic awesomeness. </p> <p>We’ve got two live videos to share; first up is the title track from McKee’s <em>Mythmaker</em> EP, which he released earlier this year. </p> <p>“Mythmaker” is a brainy, incredibly melodic composition McKee performs here with amazing fluidity. His tone is as magic as his touch, and it’s always fun to see that baritone Greenfield guitar up close and in action. </p> <p>Mythmaker also happens to be the name of McKee’s new record label, which he’ll use to release music much more frequently than in the past, as well as music from artists he adores. "I envision the label to be a home for creative and highly unique musical artists,” he says. </p> <p>Keep your eyes peeled for McKee’s first live concert Blu-ray/DVD, which he plans to release through the imprint.</p> <p>View Andy McKee’s upcoming tour dates below the video, and find out more at <a href="http://www.andymckee.com">andymckee.com.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/FkjsRA3-WaU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>10/22/2014 - Atlanta, GA - Eddie's Attic<br /> 10/23/2014 - Ponte Vedra, FL - Ponte Vedra Concert Hall<br /> 10/24/2014 - Largo, FL - Largo Cultural Center<br /> 10/25/2014 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Broward Center For Perf. Arts<br /> 10/26/2014 - Orlando, FL - The Plaza Theater<br /> 11/5/2014 - Honolulu, HI - Republix<br /> 11/6/2014 - Maui, HI - Iao Theater<br /> 11/7/2014 - Hawaii TBD<br /> 11/8/2014 - Hawaii TBD<br /> 12/2/2014 - San Diego, CA - Belly Up<br /> 12/3/2014 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues<br /> 12/4/2014 - West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues<br /> 12/5/2014 - Livermore, CA - Livermore PAC<br /> 12/6/2014 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow's<br /> 12/7/2014 - Santa Cruz, CA - TBD<br /> 12/9/2014 - Grant's Pass, OR - Rogue Theater<br /> 12/10/2014 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater<br /> 12/11/2014 - Seattle, WA – Benaroya Symphony Hall<br /> 12/12/2014 - Vancouver, BC - TBD<br /> 12/13/2014 - Canada TBD</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-andy-mckee-mythmaker-live#comments Acoustic Nation Andy McKee Videos Blogs Videos News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:04:52 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22636 1955 Gretsch Duo Jet 6128 Guitar — Demo Video by Chicago Music Exchange http://www.guitarworld.com/1955-gretsch-duo-jet-6128-guitar-demo-video-chicago-music-exchange <!--paging_filter--><p>The gang over at Chicago Music Exchange (where I recently bought a Line 6 expression pedal for my M9) posted a demo video for a very rare (and very beautiful) 1955 Gretsch Duo Jet 6128 that was originally bought by Ben Harper.</p> <p>To see and hear what this guitar can do, be sure to watch the clip below.</p> <p>In the clip, Joel from CME plays the guitar through a Tone King Royalist 15-watt Combo amp. The reverb is courtesy of a Red Panda reverb pedal.</p> <p>Introduced in 1953 with a single-cutaway body, the elegantly styled Duo Jet was a competitive response to the Fender Telecaster and the Gibson Les Paul. Its DeArmond Dynasonic pickups offered the raucous twang needed for rockabilly and just enough jangle for rock, making it the choice of guitarists like the Beatles' George Harrison and, in his early Nineties rockabilly phase (and again in 2010), Jeff Beck.</p> <p>Over the years, the Duo Jet has evolved into many different models, including a double-cutaway version, introduced in 1961, frequently used by AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/dKdkSfjDUgs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/1955-gretsch-duo-jet-6128-guitar-demo-video-chicago-music-exchange#comments Gretsch Videos Electric Guitars News Gear Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:20:42 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22635 Fastest Guitars in the Country: 10 Essential Country Shred Guitar Songs http://www.guitarworld.com/fastest-guitars-country-10-essential-country-shred-guitar-songs <!--paging_filter--><p>Below, <em>Guitar World</em> picks the 10 essential country shred guitar songs. </p> <p>Enjoy!</p> <p><strong>Joe Maphis, “Flying Fingers”</strong><br /> <strong><em>Flying Fingers</em></strong></p> <p>The link between blazing acoustic bluegrass and electrified country shred began with Joe Maphis and his furious flatpicking on songs like “Flying Fingers,” which he recorded in 1956. </p> <p>Maphis played both the six-string track and overdubbed octave-guitar unison track using both necks of his custom Mosrite double-neck guitar. During the Fifties, Maphis frequently performed on the <em>Town Hall/Ranch Party</em> television program, shredding the strings along with guests that included Ricky Nelson and a 12-year-old Larry Collins.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/AXarnqkkpPk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Phil Baugh, “Country Guitar”</strong><br /> <strong><em>Live Wire</em></strong></p> <p>Phil Baugh’s original <em>Country Guitar</em> album released in 1965 features numerous dazzling instrumentals, like “The Finger,” but the centerpiece is the title track where he performs uncanny imitations of several guitarists, including Chet Atkins, Billy Byrd, Hank Garland, Les Paul and Merle Travis, who all are worthy of inclusion on this list. </p> <p>Baugh played on Merle Haggard’s early Bakersfield singles during the Sixties and during the Seventies moved to Nashville, where he played on sessions for countless hit records.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/nwws6XPZ1JM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Jimmy Bryant, “Down Yonder”</strong><br /> <strong><em>Fastest Guitar in the Country</em></strong></p> <p>Jimmy Bryant (guitar) and Speedy West (pedal steel) recorded incredible instrumental duets during the Fifties that still sound amazing, but Bryant also released some great, overlooked albums on his own during the Sixties. </p> <p>“Down Yonder” from the aptly titled <em>Fastest Guitar in the Country</em> album downplays his usual jazzy flourishes in favor of genuine country twang played in Bryant’s inimitable lightning fast style. Bonus points for the ultra-cool Voxmobile on the cover, which Batmobile and Dragula designer George Barris built for Bryant. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/BM-T3hkF70w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Albert Lee, “Fun Ranch Boogie”</strong><br /> <strong><em>Gagged But Not Bound</em></strong></p> <p>“Country Boy,” which Lee first recorded with Head Hands &amp; Feet in 1971, has become his signature tune, but this song also provides fine examples of Lee’s ultra-precise banjo-style hybrid picking and tasteful melodic sensibilities. </p> <p>“Albert Lee always sounds like Albert Lee,” Brad Paisley says in the May 2013 issue of <em>Guitar World</em>. “His style has evolved into more of a Strat-based sound using the bridge and middle pickup than the twangy Tele tone he used to play.”</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/iywt3tbGbSE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Steve Morse, “John Deere Letter”</strong><br /> <strong><em>Out Standing in Their Field</em></strong></p> <p>Morse has usually included at least one bona fide country shred tune on his albums going all the way back to his recordings with the Dixie Dregs in the Seventies (“Gina Lola Breakdown” and “Pride O’ the Farm” being great examples). </p> <p>This song from his latest Steve Morse Band effort proves that his hyperspeed chicken pickin’ keeps getting better.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/EG9R0JFJECo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Hellecasters, “Orange Blossom Special”</strong><br /> <strong><em>The Return of the Hellecasters</em></strong></p> <p>Emerging toward the tail end of the shred phenomenon in the early Nineties, this all-star guitar trio consisting of Jerry Donahue, John Jorgenson and Will Ray showed that country boys could not only play as well as the rockers, but they could also do it with a lot more style, originality, humor and panache. </p> <p>“It’s hard to beat the Hellecasters,” Paisley says. “John Jorgenson is my number-one favorite guitarist. He’s what I’m trying to be.”</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/snS4u6K5NbY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Michael Lee Firkins, “Big Red”</strong><br /> <strong><em>Chapter Eleven</em></strong></p> <p>Most of the tracks that Firkins recorded in the Nineties fit perfectly with the Shrapnel label’s then-current roster of metal/fusion players, but this Nebraska born-and-bred player couldn’t resist revealing his country and bluegrass chops on occasion. </p> <p>This track is one of his more straight-up country jams, with clean tone as sharp as a Bowie knife.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/kuUJkdiV_Z8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Johnny Hiland, “Barnyard Breakdown”</strong><br /> <strong><em>All Fired Up</em></strong></p> <p>One of the most impressive guitarists to emerge on the Nashville scene in recent years, Hiland can be heard tearing it up with Hank Williams III, on sessions with Toby Keith, Randy Travis and others, and even in downtown Nashville’s Lower Broadway honky-tonks.</p> <p>Hiland can play any style of music better than most, but when it comes to country he’s simply untouchable.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/U5t2ivu2qb8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Brad Paisley, “Cluster Pluck”</strong><br /> <strong><em>Play—The Guitar Album</em></strong></p> <p>This instrumental jam featuring Paisley, James Burton, Vince Gill, Albert Lee, John Jorgenson, Brent Mason, Redd Volkaert and Steve Wariner provides a great introduction to almost every current country shredder you should know. </p> <p>“Those guys are all my influences,” Paisley says. “Nobody really outplays anybody else, but when James put on his fingerpicks and did all those bends, double bends and weird arpeggios, I knew that everybody in the room wanted to be him.”</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/A6BJ2E8eKww" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Marty Stuart, “Hollywood Boogie”</strong><br /> <strong><em>Nashville, Volume 1: Tear the Woodpile Down</em></strong></p> <p>The incredible Kenny Vaughan and legendary Marty Stuart go head-to-head on this blazing instrumental that pays tribute to the Fifties recordings of Joe Maphis and Jimmy Bryant while adding their own modern flourishes. </p> <p>Playing Clarence White’s iconic Telecaster, Stuart’s tone remains the ultimate definition of “twang.”</p> <p><strong>NOTE: In the video below, the action begins around 1:10, so you might want to skip ahead.</strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/r0SDGYSWq_M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/fastest-guitars-country-10-essential-country-shred-guitar-songs#comments Articles Brad Paisley GW Archive Jimmy Bryant Joe Maphis Johnny Hiland May 2013 Michael Lee Firkins Guitar World Lists News Features Magazine Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:12:32 +0000 Chris Gill http://www.guitarworld.com/article/18495 The Killing Floor Premiere "Corruption Capital" Music Video — Exclusive http://www.guitarworld.com/killing-floor-premiere-corruption-capital-music-video-exclusive <!--paging_filter--><p>Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Corruption Capital," the new video — <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/corruption-capital-single/id915710888?ls=1">and single</a> — by the Killing Floor.</p> <p>Hailing from both sides of the Atlantic, brothers Mark and Oliver Alberici and Marco Argiro and Peter Landi came together in 2009 after meeting at New York City's Electric Lady Studios.</p> <p>The Killing Floor released their debut self-titled album in 2011. They've toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K., showcasing at Download Fest, SXSW, CMJ, Indie Week Canada, CBGB Festival, Liverpool Sound City and the Great Escape. In June and July, TKF embarked on a European tour, which included stops in the U.K., France and Portugal.</p> <p>However, much of 2014 was spent working on their upcoming album, from which "Corruption Capital" is drawn. Writing and recording began in London in February and March; that's also where they shot "Corruption Capital" video, which you can check out below. Expect their new album to be released in early 2015.</p> <p>For more about the Killing Floor, follow along on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/tkfrocks">Facebook.</a> "Corruption Capital" is <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/corruption-capital-single/id915710888?ls=1">available via iTunes now.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/T2tcrgG4PxQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/killing-floor-premiere-corruption-capital-music-video-exclusive#comments The Killing Floor Videos News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:43:37 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22634 Betcha Can't Play This: John Petrucci's Descending E Mixolydian Run http://www.guitarworld.com/betcha-cant-play-john-petruccis-descending-e-mixolydian-run <!--paging_filter--><p> This is a descending E Mixolydian [E F# G# A B C# D] run that moves across the strings and eventually down the neck in a cascading type of contour. </p> <p>It’s based on a recurring nine-note melodic motif of three 16th-note triplets, with three alternate-picked notes followed by two double pull-offs.</p> <p>I begin in ninth position with a fairly compact shape that spans the ninth to 12th frets. At the end of bar 1 and moving into bar 2, the fret hand shifts down two frets and spreads out to cover a four-fret span, from the seventh fret to the 11th. Use your first, second and fourth fingers to fret the notes. </p> <p> The fret hand quickly shifts down to a lower position at the beginning of bars 3, 4 and 5, so try to make these transitions as smooth and seamless as possible. Make sure your pull-offs are loud and clear, and use the palm of your pick hand to mute the unused lower strings during bars 1 and 2.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/fxKLaesuQE0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-04-02%20at%205.16.42%20PM.png" width="620" height="217" alt="Screen Shot 2014-04-02 at 5.16.42 PM.png" /></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="/john-petrucci">John Petrucci</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/betcha-cant-play-john-petruccis-descending-e-mixolydian-run#comments Betcha Can't Play This John Petrucci September 2010 Betcha Can't Play This Blogs News Lessons Magazine Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:34:56 +0000 John Petrucci http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20924 Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 1: EVH95 Eddie Van Halen Cry Baby Vs. ZW95 Zakk Wylde Cry Baby http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-1-evh95-eddie-van-halen-cry-baby-vs-zw95-zakk-wylde-cry-baby <!--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> <p>Remember you can vote once per device! Get started!</p> <h1>Today's Matchup: Voting Closed!</h1> <p>The <strong>Dunlop Zakk Wylde Signature Cry Baby</strong> (52.47 percent) edged out the <strong>Dunlop Eddie Van Halen Signature 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 today's matchup, and all the matchups that have taken place so far, head HERE.</a> Thanks for voting!</p> <h1>Yesterday's Results</h1> <p>Yesterday, the <strong>MXR M78 Custom Badass '78 Distortion</strong> (53.08 percent) just barely edged out the <strong>MXR M75 Super Badass Distortion</strong> (46.92 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/EVH-wah">Dunlop Eddie Van Halen Signature Cry Baby Wah</a></strong></p> <p>The EVH Wah was developed after intensive design collaboration with the legendary guitarist, Eddie Van Halen. Early on in the process, Eddie handed over his “Holy Grail” Cry Baby—a standard Cry Baby customized in the early Nineties with a more vocal-like, High Q inductor and a wider frequency sweep. </p> <p>Amazingly, we found that over the years Eddie’s unique wah style, which uses mostly the middle range of the pedal’s action, had carved his own curve into the pot’s resistive element, making the middle range even more defined and increased the low-end sweep. Our clones of the worn-in pot and hand-selected inductor give the new EVH Wah Wah the same “Holy Grail” feel and tone, and its true hardwire bypass, dual bright blue bypass LEDs, and graphics based on the black and yellow-striped guitar featured on Van Halen II round out this EVH-approved Cry Baby with a voice and look all its own.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/S46UqM4bumA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/zw45-zakk-wylde-signature-wah">Dunlop Zakk Wylde Signature Cry Baby Wah</a></strong></p> <p>Modern Cry Baby Master Zakk Wylde and Dunlop have joined forces to deliver the toughest, meanest wah pedal on the planet. Built from the ground up with great tone and rugged durability in mind, this pedal can stand up to the crushing stomp of metal's reigning king of lead guitar. </p> <p>The Wylde Wah features a heavy-duty raw-metal casing and road worthy components to withstand years of ass-kicking abuse. With guts that have been finely tuned to Zakk's specs, this wah is specially voiced to deliver an extra thick and cutting tone. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/RMPzL7gZROI" 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 Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown on Scribd" href="https://www.scribd.com/doc/243691605/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/243691605/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_18875" 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="/eddie-van-halen">Eddie Van Halen</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/zakk-wylde">Zakk Wylde</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-1-evh95-eddie-van-halen-cry-baby-vs-zw95-zakk-wylde-cry-baby#comments Eddie Van Halen Jim Dunlop Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown Poll Polls Zakk Wylde Effects News Features Gear Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:19:25 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22631 December 2014 Guitar World: Slipknot, Slash on 'Fire,' Joe Bonamassa, D'Angelico Jazz Box Phenomenon and More http://www.guitarworld.com/december-2014-guitar-world-slipknot-slash-fire-joe-bonamassa-dangelico-jazz-box-phenomenon-and-more <!--paging_filter--><p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/guitar-world-december-14-slipknot/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=GWDEC14">The all-new December 2014 issue of Guitar World is available now!</a></strong></p> <p>In the new issue, we feature <strong>Slipknot</strong>. Between the death and departure of various band members, Slipknot have had a rough few years. With <em>.5: The Gray Chapter</em>, they channel the energy of deceased bassist Paul Gray and return with a brutal but multifaceted album.</p> <p>Then, <em>Guitar World</em> focuses on <strong>Slash</strong>. Everyone's favorite hard-rocking riffmaster returns with <em>World on Fire</em>, his new searing-hot album with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators.</p> <p>Next, to celebrate the release of his new album, <em>Different Shades of Blue</em>, <strong>Joe Bonamassa</strong> invites us over for a look at his ever-growing collection of vintage axes and amps.</p> <p>Later, <strong>Motionless in White</strong> have been one of metal's most outrageous and audacious bands. On <em>Reincarnate</em>, they bring their vision into focus and wind up with a killer album.</p> <p>Finally, read about <strong>Electric Wizard</strong>. They've been cursed with arrests, accidents and a recent breakup with their label. But with their latest album, <em>Time to Die</em>, the stoner-doomers prove they still have plenty of life left.</p> <p>PLUS: Tune-ups for <strong>Pierce the Veil, Royal Blood, Uncle Acid &amp; the Deadbeats, Lenny Kravitz, Archaon of 1349, Wovenwar, Parquet Courts, Crowbar's</strong> Set List, <strong>Mr. Big,</strong> New EQ The latest and greatest, Lace USA Sensor pickup, Man of Steel, Metal for Life, Acoustic Nation and much more!</p> <p><strong>Five Songs with Tabs for Guitar and Bass</strong></p> <p>• Blue Öyster Cult - “Cities On Flame with Rock and Roll"<br /> • Trivium - “Strife”<br /> • Joe Bonamassa - " The Ballad of John Henry"<br /> • W.A. Mozart - “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik"<br /> • Bad Company - "Can't Get Enough"</p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/guitar-world-december-14-slipknot/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=GWDEC14">Head to the Guitar World Online Store now!</a></strong></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-10-07%20at%2010.21.37%20AM.png" width="620" height="807" alt="Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 10.21.37 AM.png" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/december-2014-guitar-world-slipknot-slash-fire-joe-bonamassa-dangelico-jazz-box-phenomenon-and-more#comments December 2014 News Features Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:02:59 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22579 Eric Johnson and Mike Stern Discuss Their ‘Eclectic’ New Album http://www.guitarworld.com/eric-johnson-and-mike-stern-discuss-their-eclectic-new-album <!--paging_filter--><p>What do you get when you combine two bona-fide guitar heroes in their respective genres — and then have them go toe-to-toe with each other? You get <em>Eclectic,</em> a new album by blues/jazz/rocker Eric Johnson and jazz master Mike Stern. </p> <p>Recorded at Johnson’s studio in Austin, Texas, <em>Eclectic</em> — which will be released October 27 — is a tasty collection of songs highlighting the strengths of both guitarists. It features an infectious rhythm section consisting of drummer Anton Fig (<em>The Late Show with David Letterman</em>) and Johnson’s regular bassist, Chris Maresh.</p> <p>Stern’s body of guitar goodness spans more than four decades. His career includes partnerships with such artists as Blood, Sweat &amp; Tears, Billy Cobham, Miles Davis and Jaco Pastorius.</p> <p>Johnson’s playing has often been compared to that of Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Beck. His six-string wizardry earned him a Grammy award in 1992 for his instrumental hit, “Cliffs of Dover,” which came in at Number 17 on <em>Guitar World</em>’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. </p> <p>Johnson and Stern will support <em>Eclectic</em> with an Eastern U.S. tour beginning in November. You can check out all the dates below.</p> <p>I recently spoke with both guitarists about their new album. Johnson also gives a bit of advice for properly playing “Cliffs of Dover.”</p> <p><strong>GUITAR WORLD: How did this collaboration begin?</strong></p> <p><strong>STERN</strong>: I've known Eric for years and always dug his playing. Every time I saw him, I’d tell him that it would be great for us to do something together. Finally, I was doing this record called <em>Big Neighborhood</em> and had the idea of doing something with him. </p> <p><strong>JOHNSON</strong>: We had so much fun working on that record that one day the Blue Note Club in New York called and asked us if we’d like to do a joint gig together. So we put together a band, rehearsed and learned music. We ended up doing a two-week tour out of that and got offered to do a record and a few other tours that are now slated to happen.</p> <p><strong>How would you describe <em>Eclectic</em>?</strong></p> <p><strong>JOHNSON</strong>: It’s a pretty honest record. We cut most of the record live and pretty much set everything up in one room. </p> <p><strong>STERN</strong>: The thing I like about Eric’s playing and the thing I always try to do is to play from the heart. That's the most important thing about music, and there’s certainly a lot of heart and soul on this record.</p> <p><strong>Let’s discuss a few tracks from <em>Eclectic</em>. "Benny Man’s Blues" (which you can hear below).</strong></p> <p><strong>JOHNSON</strong>: Mike was saying we should have an up-tempo blues piece for the record, which I thought was a cool idea. While I was figuring out what to do, I started thinking about some of those old Benny Goodman records where there’s just a couple of chord changes, but it still has that blues vibe.</p> <p><strong>STERN</strong>: That's a really cool track with a Texas-swing feel to it. I originally didn't know how Eric wanted to do it, but once Anton started playing the back beat, I immediately got where he was coming from.</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="450" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/169884929&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true"></iframe></p> <p><strong>"Hulabaloo."</strong></p> <p><strong>JOHNSON</strong>: It has a crazy rock/swinging Sixties vibe to it. It started off with a “show review”-type of riff and then evolved from there.</p> <p><strong>"Tidal."</strong></p> <p><strong>JOHNSON</strong>: That song is an homage to Wes [Montgomery]. I actually wrote that song earlier and put it on iTunes. I brought it into our rehearsals and we started re-arranging it. I actually like it a lot better the way it is now. It’s a pretty cool thing.</p> <p><strong>"Wherever You Go."</strong></p> <p><strong>STERN</strong>: I had a ballad kind of feeling when I wrote that song. The vibe is usually what starts it and gives it inspiration. Eric got it right away and what he plays on it is so beautiful.</p> <p><strong>Eric, I have to ask you about “Cliffs of Dover." When you think about that song, what comes to mind?</strong></p> <p><strong>JOHNSON</strong>: In a way, I think that song was kind of a gift. It’s one of those songs that just came to me really quickly. I don’t know why, but one day I just sat down and had the whole song finished in five minutes.</p> <p><strong>Do you have a bit of advice for someone attempting play it?</strong></p> <p><strong>JOHNSON</strong>: There are a lot of different ways to approach it. Just to actually play it is not really that hard, but to play it in its best way is a bit of a challenge. It favors certain string positions to sound clean and they’re not the easiest, most readily accessible ways to go to. </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/cBNoHoh4Evw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><strong>What’s your current setup like?</strong></p> <p><strong>STERN</strong>: I keep it simple. I've got a Signature Yamaha Tele. I usually run it through two amps set in stereo. I also use a Yamaha SPX-90 to fatten the sound up a little bit more and give it more air. My pedals include a BOSS DD3 and a Super Overdrive that Robert Keely modified to help warm it up. </p> <p><strong>JOHNSON</strong>: I play Strats mostly, through some manner of Fender amps for a stereo chorus sound. I also use a little 18-watt amp that Bill Webb built. For effects, I use a TC Electronic stereo chorus, fuzz phase and a Belle Epoch echo pedal by Catalinbread. I also use a TunnelWorm flanger by Mr. Black.</p> <p><strong>What are you most looking forward to about the release of <em>Eclectic</em> and this new collaboration?</strong></p> <p><strong>STERN</strong>: There were some new things I did on this record like singing and writing words to my songs and some of the ideas were really spontaneous. Now we get to go play it live and are very excited about it. We’re both so lucky to be able to do what we do.</p> <p><strong>JOHNSON</strong>: I’m turning my attention to creating more spontaneous, live music and being able to paint a picture with my performance. If you want to go back and overdub to fix a note or two, that’s fine. Just be sure to keep it to a minimum and continue to paint that big picture. That’s where all the vibe is. </p> <p><em>For more about Johnson, visit <a href="http://www.ericjohnson.com/">ericjohnson.com</a>. For more about Stern, visit <a href="http://www.mikestern.org/">mikestern.org</a>.</em></p> <p><strong>2014 Eric Johnson/Mike Stern Tour Dates</strong></p> <p>06-Nov-14 Birchmere Alexandria VA<br /> 07-Nov-14 Westhampton Beach P.A.C Westhampton Beach NY<br /> 08-Nov-14 Keswick Theatre Glenside PA<br /> 09-Nov-14 Webster Hall New York NY<br /> 11-Nov-14 Wilbur Theatre Boston MA<br /> 12-Nov-14 Boulton Center Bay Shore NY<br /> 13-Nov-14 Infinity Hall Hartford CT<br /> 14-Nov-14 Tupelo Music Hall Londonderry NH<br /> 15-Nov-14 Tupelo Music Hall Londonderry NH<br /> 16-Nov-14 Infinity Hall Norfolk CT<br /> 18-Nov-14 Narrows Center for the Arts Fall River MA<br /> 19-Nov-14 Rams Head On Stage Annapolis MD<br /> 20-Nov-14 Newton Theatre Newton NJ<br /> 21-Nov-14 Beacon Theatre Hopewell VA<br /> 22-Nov-14 Harvester Performance Center Rocky Mount VA<br /> 23-Nov-14 Carolina Theatre Durham NC</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> <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="/eric-johnson">Eric Johnson</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/eric-johnson-and-mike-stern-discuss-their-eclectic-new-album#comments Eric Johnson James Wood Mike Stern Interviews News Features Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:59:04 +0000 James Wood http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22457 Paul Gilbert Performs His Acoustic, Flamenco-Style "Flamingo" — Video Finds http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-video-finds-paul-gilbert-performs-his-acoustic-flamenco-flamingo <!--paging_filter--><p>Here's a great find — a video of Paul Gilbert playing flamenco-style guitar.</p> <p>He self-deprecatingly declares he's not an expert at flamenco at the start of the video, but come on now. He delivers a killer performance, of course.</p> <p>Well known for his work with Racer X and Mr. Big, Gilbert has evolved into a successful solo artist/singer/songwriter/guitar instructor. He composes music in a wide variety of styles including pop, rock, metal, blues, jazz, funk and classical, but is perhaps best known for his versatility and speed. </p> <p>Here he takes that background and applies it to the classic flamenco style. Check out this video of Gilbert's "Flamingo." </p> <p>See what Gilbert is up to now at <a href="http://www.paulgilbert.com/">paulgilbert.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/11KaKhGAa3I" 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="/paul-gilbert">Paul Gilbert</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-video-finds-paul-gilbert-performs-his-acoustic-flamenco-flamingo#comments Acoustic Nation Paul Gilbert Videos Blogs Videos News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:52:13 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20862