Recently, I was watching a random Guthrie Govan lesson video on YouTube (I get a sick satisfaction out of watching guitarists who are much better than I am). In the clip, which you can check out here, Govan was discussing elements of his right-hand (or right-thumb) "slap" technique.
The Rock Guitar 101 DVD is available now at the Guitar World Online Store for $14.99. Rock Guitar 101 is an incredible one-stop DVD providing over 70 minutes of instruction on all the basic skills you need to play rock guitar.
Check out this live video of guitarist Erik Mongrain. His lap-tapping guitar wizardry is showcased here in a spectacular way. Mongrain was born in April 1980 in Montreal, Québec, Canada and began to teach himself how to play guitar from age 14.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive guitar playthrough video from Born of Osiris. Below, check out "Abstract Art," which features guitarist Lee McKinney. As always, tell us what you think in the comments or on Facebook!
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new live video by blues-rock phenom Gary Clark Jr. and his band. The track, an intense cover of the late Albert Collins' "If Trouble Was Money," is from Live, Clark Jr.'s upcoming double live album, which will be released September 23.
Boss has announced the RC-1 Loop Station, the new entry-level model in the company’s lineup of dedicated loop recording devices. Battery-powered and affordable, the RC-1’s straightforward operation makes it easier than ever for guitarists, bassists and other musicians to incorporate the fun of looping into their live performances and practice sessions.
I cannot describe the audience reaction as the entire venue shook with a deep growl. With that single move, Blackmore reminded everyone that he was still the rock guitar god he's always been. As the song ended, I couldn't help but notice the man next to me was crying. I was also relieved that my friend got the moment on film!