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Soloing Strategies: Randy Rhoads' Scales, Blues Licks and Daring Chromatic Maneuvers

Learn the scales, blues licks and daring chromatic maneuvers of Ozzy's late, great axman.

Eddie Van Halen Tests New EVH Gear 5150IIIS Amp Head — GoPro Video

OK, this is kinda cool. Check out this just-posted video of Eddie Van Halen testing the new EVH Gear 5150IIIS amp head. The catch is, everything is shot with GoPro cameras, so you're seeing things from some pretty bizarre angles.

The 100 Greatest Metallica Songs of All Time

Guitar World counts down the 100 greatest Metallica songs.

PRS Guitars Introduces New SE Alex Lifeson Thinline Acoustic — Video

PRS Guitars is pleased to continue its relationship with Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson with the announcement of its all-new SE thinline acoustic signature model. The SE Alex Lifeson Thinline acoustic is a road-worthy guitar for players in need of a stage- and studio-ready instrument.

Learn 'The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method: The Art & Technique of the Classical Guitar'

The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method - Vol. 1 (Revised): The Art & Technique of the Classical Guitar is the premier method for the beginning classical guitarist, by one of the world's pre-eminent virtuosos and the recognized heir to the legacy of Andrés Segovia.

Maple’s Musical Revival: Taylor Guitars Introduces Inspired New 600 Series — Video

Taylor Guitars is known for advancing the design of the acoustic guitar, setting a modern course for playability, tone and style. In 2014, the company unveiled a comprehensive redesign of its flagship rosewood/spruce 800 Series to industry and media accolades, adding to its legacy as one of Taylor’s most popular acoustic guitar offerings.

Rob Scallon’s “14th Fret Capo Metal” — Video

By now you should be familiar with Chicago-based guitarist Rob Scallon, the guy who covers Slayer and Cannibal Corpse songs with banjos and ukuleles. Below, Scallon creates an original metal song with a guitar covered with a capo on the 14th fret, and it’s pretty impressive.

Kyser Musical Products Launches Line of American-Made Guitar Straps — Video

Kyser Musical Products has launched its new line of American-made guitar straps. These straps feature a front elastic/leather slip (the "capo-keeper") for secure storage of your Kyser Quick-Change when not in use. The "capo-keeper" also can easily and securely hold a guitar slide or harmonica.

Betcha Can't Play This: Mike Groisman's Insane A Minor Tapping Lick — Video

In Guitar World's latest edition of Betcha Can't Play This, virtuoso New York City-based "subway shredder" Mike Groisman returns with this blazing tapping lick (with string skipping) in A minor. First he plays it (very) fast, then slow, followed by his explanation of the entire lick.