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In Deep Lesson with Andy Aledort: How to Play "Little Wing" by Jimi Hendrix

In this month's edition of In Deep, Guitar World's Andy Aledort takes a close-up look at Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing."

In Deep with Andy Aledort: How to Create Sweet-Sounding Twin Leads with the Major Hexatonic Scale — Video

A signature element in many great, enduring rock songs is the use of harmonized single-note lead guitar lines. Dickey Betts, composer of so many of these classic ABB tunes, has made harmonized single-note leads a part of his own signature sound. In this lesson, I will show you how to create sweet harmony leads with this scale, in the style of Betts.

In Deep with Early Blues Masters John Lee Hooker and Lightnin' Hopkins — Video

In this edition of In Deep, we'll be taking a look at the guitar work of two essential early blues guitar masters: John Lee Hooker and Lightnin' Hopkins.

Freddie King Lesson: Going In Deep with a Blues Guitar Legend — with Video and Tab

Freddie King is among the triumvirate of the greatest and most influential electric blues guitarists ever, revered with equal respect alongside the legendary blues gods B.B King and Albert King. Together, they are often referred to as "The Three Kings"—all complete masters of their craft and essential subjects of study for any inspiring blues guitar enthusiast.

In Deep: Stevie Ray Vaughan's Playing on "Couldn't Stand the Weather"

Stevie Ray Vaughan’s distinctive playing style is earmarked by equal parts pure power, intensity of focus, razor-sharp precision and deeply emotional conviction. And then there’s his tone—probably the best Stratocaster-derived sound ever evoked from the instrument.

In Deep with Andy Aledort: Part 2 of a Tribute to Mountain Guitarist Leslie West — Video

Last month’s column was dedicated to the incredible and highly influential playing of Mountain’s Leslie West, whose beautifully melodic phrasing, signature slow, wide vibrato, and rich guitar tone set the standard for blues-rock–style guitar of the highest order in the late Sixties and early Seventies.

A Critical Analysis of B.B. King's 10 Greatest Guitar Moments

Blues guitarist and noted instructor Andy Aledort pays tribute to the late, great B.B. King in the all-new August 2015 issue of Guitar World. Below, he breaks down the legendary guitarist's 10 greatest guitar moments. Be sure to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below or on Facebook!

In Deep with Andy Aledort: Tribute to the Influential Style of Mountain's Leslie West — Video

Though rarely mentioned in the pantheon of great rock guitarists, Mountain’s Leslie West is unquestionably one of the most influential and original players to emerge from the burgeoning late-Sixties rock scene.

In Deep with Andy Aledort: How to Create Flowing, Stylish Licks Like Eric Clapton — Video

He has the innate ability to move smoothly from one great, imminently melodic phrase into the next while also both riding the groove and pushing it along. When improvising, Clapton will subtly mix up the rhythms of his lines to create clearly defined syncopations that serve to strengthen the melodic quality of his solos.

In Deep with Andy Aledort: Riffs and Licks That Define Rock and Roll Guitar, from Chuck Berry to Joan Jett — Video

These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the May 2015 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store.