Videos http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/41/all en Led Zeppelin, "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" — In Deep Video by Andy Aledort http://www.guitarworld.com/led-zeppelin-babe-im-gonna-leave-you-deep-video-andy-aledort <!--paging_filter--><p>In this video from the vast <em>Guitar World</em> archives, Andy Aledort shows you how to play "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You," a track from Led Zeppelin's debut 1969 album.</p> <p>An acoustic masterpiece, this song features a bittersweet circular chord progression presented as ringing, fingerpicked arpeggios. Particularly noteworthy is the way Jimmy Page spins numerous subtle melodic variations on the theme throughout the song (check out the one at 3:40 in the original recording), sweetening the aural pot with dramatic dynamic contrasts.</p> <p>This might be one of the most perfectly recorded and mixed acoustic guitar tracks ever. Notice how, in the song’s intro, the “dry” (up-front and un-effected) acoustic guitar is in the left channel while the right channel is mostly “wet,” saturated in cavernous reverb.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_zadFCjVG0Q" 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="/andy-aledort">Andy Aledort</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/led-zeppelin">Led Zeppelin</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/jimmy-page">Jimmy Page</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/led-zeppelin-babe-im-gonna-leave-you-deep-video-andy-aledort#comments Andy Aledort Jimmy Page Led Zeppelin Videos News Lessons Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:45:05 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22668 TWA Releases Little Dipper Mk II Envelope-Controlled Formant Filter http://www.guitarworld.com/twa-releases-little-dipper-mk-ii-envelope-controlled-formant-filter <!--paging_filter--><p>Godlyke has announced the release of the TWA LD-02 Little Dipper Mk II. </p> <p>From the company:</p> <p>The Little Dipper is an envelope-controlled vocal formant filter based on a classic Seventies circuit. Its dual filters react to playing dynamics, creating peaks and notches that simulate the vowel sounds of human speech. </p> <p>The Little Dipper can emulate talk boxes, wah-wahs, filters and phase shifters, all with strikingly realistic vocal qualities. A built-in fuzz circuit emphasizes harmonics for a more dramatic effect while dry blend and noise gate controls provide a full-frequency response with low-noise operation.</p> <p><strong>The Little Dipper Mk II features the following:</strong></p> <p>• Ascension control adjusts strength of filtering effect<br /> • Diffraction control adjust strength of fuzz effect<br /> • 5-way Inclination slider selects vocal formant effect<br /> • 7-way Occultation rotary switch offers several EQ and filter timing variations<br /> • Low Boost switch for increased low frequency response<br /> • Internal Dry Blend trim pot<br /> • Internal Noise Gate trim pot<br /> • Internal Output Level trim pot<br /> • Expression pedal input for outboard control of Ascension pot<br /> • External 9 VDC power required (no battery option)<br /> • Proprietary S3 “Shortest Send Switching” relay-based True Bypass switching<br /> • “Ursa Minor” status LED array<br /> • 3-year warranty<br /> • Made in USA<br /> • Street Price $299</p> <p>For more info on Totally Wycked Audio products, visit <a href="http://www.godlyke.com">godlyke.com</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Ini4-qzXeOk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/twa-releases-little-dipper-mk-ii-envelope-controlled-formant-filter#comments Godlyke Videos Effects News Gear Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:09:08 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22663 Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jeff Beck Perform "Going Down" in 1989 — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/stevie-ray-vaughan-and-jeff-beck-perform-going-down-1989-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Twenty-five years ago this week, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jeff Beck kicked off their one and only tour together.</p> <p>The trek, dubbed "The Fire Meets the Fury," kicked off October 25, 1989, in Minneapolis and wrapped up December 3 in Oakland.</p> <p>I was lucky enough to catch one particularly awesome show during that tour — November 11, 1989, at New York City's Madison Square Garden. I'll never forget it for three three reasons:</p> <p>01. The drunk guy behind me threw up about an inch behind my left ear. My brother saw happen it but didn't tell me. Probably a good move!</p> <p>02. It was the last time I ever saw Vaughan in concert. He was gone by the following August.</p> <p>03. It was the only time I'd seen Vaughan play "Going Down," a catchy Moloch/Don Nix tune made famous-ish by Freddie King and recorded by Beck for his 1972 <em>Jeff Beck Group</em> album.</p> <p>Below, you can check out a performance of "Going Down" from this tour — October 28 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. We like it for several reasons (Come on, it's Vaughan and Beck on stage together!); mainly, however, we love that Beck turns it into a legit shootout, <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/video-eric-clapton-and-jeff-beck-perform-farther-road-1981">as he often did in the Eighties</a>, never wanting to be outdone, even for laughs.</p> <p>So, to put it plainly, Vaughan's kick-ass guitar solo is followed by Beck's kick-ass guitar solo.</p> <p>Enjoy.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/84_UvByGDkM" 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="/jeff-beck">Jeff Beck</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/stevie-ray-vaughan">Stevie Ray Vaughan</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/stevie-ray-vaughan-and-jeff-beck-perform-going-down-1989-video#comments Jeff Beck Stevie Ray Vaughan Videos News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:35:47 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22662 Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 1: MXR M104 Distortion+ Vs. MXR M116 Fullbore Metal http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-1-mxr-m104-distortion-vs-mxr-m116-fullbore-metal <!--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 MXR <strong>M104 Distortion+</strong> goes foot to foot against the MXR <strong>M116 Fullbore Metal</strong> pedal. Start voting below!</p> <p><Strong>YESTERDAY'S RESULTS</strong>: Yesterday, the <strong>M169 Carbon Copy Analog Delay</strong> (71.22 percent) destroyed the <strong>MXR M117R Flanger</strong> (28.78 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/m104-distortion">MXR M104 Distortion+</a></strong></p> <p>This little yellow box is responsible for those great distortion sounds heard on so many classic recordings. Set the Distortion control low and crank the Output knob to drive the front end of your amp for cool blues tones, or max out the Distortion knob for classic early ’80s hard rock tone. There still isn't any distortion unit on the market that sounds like the Distortion+.</p> <p><em>"When I was 15, I first arrived at my potential sound with an MXR Distortion+, a Memphis LP copy and a Fender Princeton amp." — Slash</em></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/2GLMhHthq3M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <br /><br /> <strong><a href="http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/m116-fullbore-metal">MXR M116 Fullbore Metal</a></strong></p> <p>Ultimate riff power is yours with the Fullbore Metal Distortion pedal from MXR. This compact but powerful device is all you need to unleash the most devastating contemporary metal guitar tones ever heard. The Fullbore Metal turbo-charges your guitar signal with lethal amounts of ultra high gain. This is combined with a built-in Noise Gate to knock out the noise associated with extreme gain levels while also adding definition and tightness to syncopated metal riffs.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/EYPpHDMZ9YM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <h1>Vote Now!</h1> <script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" src="http://static.polldaddy.com/p/8396492.js"></script><p><noscript><a href="http://polldaddy.com/poll/8396492/">Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown Readers Poll, Round 1: MXR M104 Distortion+ Vs. M116 Fullbore Metal</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 Dunlop GW Brackets-V2 on Scribd" href="https://www.scribd.com/doc/244267176/Dunlop-GW-Brackets-V2" style="text-decoration: underline;" >Dunlop GW Brackets-V2</a></p> <p><iframe class="scribd_iframe_embed" src="https://www.scribd.com/embeds/244267176/content?start_page=1&amp;view_mode=scroll&amp;show_recommendations=true" data-auto-height="false" data-aspect-ratio="undefined" scrolling="no" id="doc_32519" width="100%" height="400" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/jim-dunlop-effect-pedal-throwdown-round-1-mxr-m104-distortion-vs-mxr-m116-fullbore-metal#comments Jim Dunlop Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown MXR Poll Polls Videos Effects News Features Gear Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:54:56 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22658 Extreme Harmonics Lesson: Making Sick Sounds with Guitarist Mattias Eklundh — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/extreme-harmonics-lesson-sick-sounds-guitarist-mattias-eklundh-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Since we guitarists tend to enjoy sick sounds, we thought we'd share this lesson video by Swedish guitar whiz Mattias Eklundh.</p> <p>In the clip, which is titled "Harmonics #5," Eklundh lays down some basics about how harmonics work.</p> <p>Then, starting around 1:31, 2:15 and (especially) 2:45, things start getting freaky, courtesy of some extreme—even dissonant—harmonics.</p> <p>As always, check out the video and try to incorporate Eklundh's methods into your own playing. (I mean, if you're into that sort of thing, of course.)</p> <p>If you'd like to hear more of Eklundh's playing, be sure to watch <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/caparison-guitars-ah8-eight-string-guitar-demo-video-featuring-mattias-eklundh">this demo video of Caparison Guitars' eight-string AH8 model, which we posted in June.</a></p> <p>For more about Eklundh, visit the appropriately named <a href="http://www.freakguitar.com">freakguitar.com.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zI3PJXbCaOU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/extreme-harmonics-lesson-sick-sounds-guitarist-mattias-eklundh-video#comments Mattias Eklundh Videos News Lessons Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:16:21 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22659 Jeff Beck Shows Off His Favorite Guitars — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/jeff-beck-shows-his-favorite-guitars-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Fans of Jeff Beck — and of vintage gear in general — might get a kick out of the video below.</p> <p>In the nearly 15-minute-long clip, which appears as bonus content on Beck's 2011 <em>Rock 'n' Roll Party</em> DVD, Beck shows off some of his favorite guitars.</p> <p>These include a Fender Telecaster with humbuckers (which he got from Seymour Duncan), a Fender Strat he got from John McLaughlin, an original Gretsch Rancher, a 1954 Telecaster (which he plugs in and demos), a 1956 Gretsch Duo Jet and more!</p> <p>This is, of course, the same Duo Jet Beck used on his 1993 <em>Crazy Legs</em> album (a tribute to Gene Vincent and Cliff Gallup) and at the 2010 <em>Rock 'n' Roll Party</em> Les Paul tribute show at the Iridium in New York City.</p> <p>Enjoy! </p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/0YB9EX7YpFk" 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="/jeff-beck">Jeff Beck</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/jeff-beck-shows-his-favorite-guitars-video#comments Jeff Beck Videos News Gear Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:21:38 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22657 Johnny Winter's Final Studio Recording, "Death Letter" — Music Video Premiere http://www.guitarworld.com/johnny-winters-final-studio-recording-death-letter-music-video-premiere <!--paging_filter--><p>A touching new music video for "Death Letter," a track off Johnny Winter's final album, <em>Step Back</em>, has made its way to the interwebs, and you can check it out below.</p> <p>The song turned out to be Winter's final studio recording.</p> <p>The clip, which was directed by Greg Olliver, opens at Carriage House Studios in Stamford, Connecticut, where Winter can be seen shuffling up to a mic, settling onto a stool, slipping on a slide and laying into the classic Son House tune.</p> <p>As the video unfolds, we get a glimpse into Winter's life on the road as he greets fans, signs autographs and performs around the world. </p> <p>Winter died July 16 at age 70. <em>Step Back</em> was released September 2.</p> <p>Check out the clip below. As always, tell us what you think in the comments or on Facebook!</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/-_OE45zgokk" 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="/johnny-winter">Johnny Winter</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/johnny-winters-final-studio-recording-death-letter-music-video-premiere#comments Johnny Winter Videos News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:17:02 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22655 Harp Twins Cover AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/harp-twins-cover-acdcs-highway-hell-video <!--paging_filter--><p>A pair of twins named Camille and Kennerly (and better known as the Harp Twins) have come up with a dual-harp cover of AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."</p> <p>You can check it out below.</p> <p>Camille and Kennerly also have covered Iron Maiden's "Fear of the Dark," Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters," Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" and other rock tunes on their 2013 album <em>Harp Attack.</em></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_JWE9x0twn4" 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="/acdc">AC/DC</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/harp-twins-cover-acdcs-highway-hell-video#comments AC/DC ACDC Camille and Kennerly Harp Twins Videos News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:15:46 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22651 Hilarious Black-Metal Cough Drop Commercial from Finland — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/black-metal-cough-drop-commercial-finland-video <!--paging_filter--><p>Finnish cough drop company Zyx has embraced their homeland's love of black metal with an awesome new TV spot. </p> <p>Watch the commercial below, and let us know what you think in the comments or on Facebook.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/kYNmGHhIJ8k?rel=0" width="620" height="365" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/black-metal-cough-drop-commercial-finland-video#comments Videos News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:08:22 +0000 Guitar World Staff http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22650 Jess Greenberg Covers Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" and "Whole Lotta Love" — Video http://www.guitarworld.com/jess-greenberg-covers-led-zeppelins-rock-and-roll-and-whole-lotta-love-video <!--paging_filter--><p>In honor of Led Zeppelin's deluxe, remastered edition of <em>Led Zeppelin IV</em>, which will be released next week, we thought we'd share an interesting cover of an iconic <em>Led Zeppelin IV</em> track, "Rock and Roll," by a guitarist named <a href="http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7gHHtlv-Oyll1jbsJh8qJA">Jess Greenberg.</a></p> <p>You can find it below. Below that, we've included clips of Greenberg playing "Whole Lotta Love," solos and all, Metallica's "Enter Sandman" and Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Pride and Joy." We figured why not?</p> <p>"'Rock and Roll' has just got that cheeky energy about it," Jimmy Page told <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/premieres/led-zeppelin-alternate-mix-rock-and-roll-20141016">Rolling Stone</a>. "It's a party. 'It's been a long time since I rock and rolled.' It says it all, really. It's great lyrics and it's a great performance."</p> <p>"As a song, it was actually kind of punky; pre-punk," John Paul Jones added. "It was really fast too, onstage anyway. It just got really quick, a lot of energy. It's a lot of fun to play. The crowd loved it. We loved it."</p> <p>The deluxe version of <em>Houses of the Holy</em> also will be released October 28.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Os4ntgRQm8E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/qJC4RUBbtpE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/vAzMZBjF6Tw?list=UU7gHHtlv-Oyll1jbsJh8qJA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/KdcpWIWNX6w" 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/jess-greenberg-covers-led-zeppelins-rock-and-roll-and-whole-lotta-love-video#comments Jess Greenberg Led Zeppelin Videos News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:58:27 +0000 Damian Fanelli http://www.guitarworld.com/article/22648 Metallica Bassist Robert Trujillo's Classical Guitar Chops — Video Finds http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-video-finds-metallica-bassist-robert-trujillos-classical-guitar-chops <!--paging_filter--><p>OK, so you might be asking yourself, “Why is a metal bass player being featured on Acoustic Nation?” Wait for it. </p> <p>By now we’re all convinced Robert Trujillo is a monster bassist. The job of providing the low end in Metallica — a band known for their lineage of fantastic bass players — is no easy task. But Trujillo delivers. </p> <p>What you’ll discover today, however, is that Trujillo’s musicality stretches beyond the bass. That’s right, we’re talking classical guitar maestro over here. </p> <p>Below, check out Trujillo’s natural flamenco-style playing; it seems guitarist James Hetfield is pretty surprised as well. This footage is included in Metallica’s <em>Making Magnetic</em> DVD. </p> <p>Trujillo, along with Hetfield and guitarist Kirk Hammett (who, as Hetfield jokingly jabs “is in jeopardy of losing his job”), proceed to work on a song spawned from Trujillo's riffing.</p> <p>A lover of flamenco guitar, Trujillo has been seen on stage jamming with classical guitar virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela. Perhaps another video for another time. </p> <p>Enjoy!</p> <p>See what Metallica is up to at <a href="https://www.metallica.com/">metallica.com.</a></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/FJqqC7TD1vw" 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="/metallica">Metallica</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-video-finds-metallica-bassist-robert-trujillos-classical-guitar-chops#comments Acoustic Nation Metallica Robert Trujillo Videos Blogs Videos News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:33:57 +0000 Acoustic Nation http://www.guitarworld.com/article/20935 Yngwie Malmsteen 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><strong>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></strong></p> <p>Today we bring you the long-awaited Episode 2, "Inside the Volcano"! This time, Grady lays down a set of rules that boils down the entire Yngwie picking technique to five points anyone can implement. </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><strong>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>.</strong></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 "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 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