The newest installment of Mastering Scales offers a deluxe crash course in guitar theory, including everything you need to know about major, harmonic- and melodic-minor and symmetrical scales. Plus, the seven modes, power picking, extended patterns with position shifts and much more!
Revelry and music go hand in hand. Having the best musical selections for an evening of imbibing—be it for your next party, the juke at your favorite watering hole, or your bar band’s set list—is as essential as knowing what hors d’oeuvres to serve.
It was a time of unrestricted experimentation. In addition to pop-music groups, there were bands that stuck out of the box, and it was allowed by the record companies. But the music business squashed that a long time ago. Bands are still playing challenging stuff, but in the popular world of music most of them are never going to see the light of day.
Ringo Starr will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame this weekend. Here's a look at five songs from Ringo's solo career that feature great guitar work by big-name guitarists. From 1970 to 2015, Ringo's albums have featured guest appearances by several top-shelf guitarists, including George Harrison, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour and more.
No one ever went to a Led Zeppelin concert expecting the band to open with “The Rain Song.” A fine tune, to be sure, but the electric charge of a crowd in waiting must be met in kind. The same applies to the album: Kiss didn’t open Destroyer with “Beth,” for example. And Metallica had the prudence to place “Fade to Black” a good four songs into Ride the Lightning.
Joan Jett looks perfect. In other words, she looks exactly the way you want Joan Jett to look. With her iconic black shag and eyeliner, she saunters into the Guitar World photo studio wearing a variation on a rock and roll uniform she had worn almost her entire life: a tight black sleeveless shirt, black jeans and black motorcycle boots, all of it topped with a kick-ass leather jacket.