Paul Gilbert has announced the first annual Paul Gilbert’s Great Guitar Escape, set for July 9 to 13, 2012, at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York. Guitar players of all ages, levels and styles are invited to join Paul Gilbert and other expert musicians for this five-day experience focused on the techniques, styles and life of the modern working musician.
This is a climbing legato run that moves across all six strings and up the fretboard, mostly through the A minor pentatonic scale (A C D E G). During the first beat, I add an extra "color tone," the flat-five "blue note" in the key of A, E♭, on the A string's sixth fret. From that point on, it's straight A minor pentatonic.
As we reported yesterday, Megadeth have received a Grammy nomination for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for their song "Public Enemy No. 1." Megadeth will go up against Dream Theater, Sum 41, Foo Fighters and Mastodon in the category.
C.F. Martin announced that it will use FSC-certified recycled Sitka spruce in one of its guitars in the company’s Performing Artist series, the GPCPA4 Sapele. The wood, which will be used on the tops of the guitars, is from dismantled Canadian bridges.
Beatles artifacts that have found their way to the auction block recently range from the dental (John Lennon's tooth was purchased by a dentist) to the cool (George Harrison's Vox amp will be up for grabs in London soon).
Last night in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Avenged Sevenfold invited a young fan named Jack on stage to join the band for their song "So Far Away." And not just to sit on stage while they played it, he got to play the guitar solo!