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The Capo Crusader: An Acoustic Arrangement of Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine"

In the following video, our own Jimmy Brown -- aka the Capo Crusader -- shows you a special "unplugged" version of the Guns N' Roses hit "Sweet Child O' Mine," which first appeared on their debut album, Appetite for Destruction.

String Theory: How to Create a Rolling Melody Using Chord Tones and Passing Notes

The following content is related to the June 2013 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store.

String Theory: Using Upper-Structure Voice Leading to Create a Climactic, Jazzy Finale to Last Month's Arpeggio Etude

The following content is related to the May 2013 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store.

String Theory: Applying Breathtaking Arpeggio Sweeps to the "Autumn Leaves" Chord Progression

The following content is related to the April 2013 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store.

String Theory: How to Compose and Improvise Melodies Over a Chord Progression, Part 2

The following content is related to the March 2013 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store.

String Theory: How to Compose and Improvise Melodies Over a Chord Progression

Welcome to String Theory, a new column dedicated to imparting guitar-centric music theory concepts in a practical, useful way that you can readily apply to composing and improvising. Rather than show you a bunch of dry, abstract textbook examples of how chords are built from and live within various scales, I will try to keep things interesting and inspiring by presenting etudes.

The Aftermath: My SG's Snapped Headstock Is Repaired and Ready to Rock

So last Thursday, I brought my Gibson SG Faded Special with the snapped-off headstock to my pal Matt Brewster, luthier extraordinaire, all-around great guy and owner-proprietor of 30th Street Guitars in New York City. He had the guitar completely fixed, restrung and ready to rock by Monday ...

Man Down at Guitar World HQ: Don't Lose Your Head(stock)

I had just gotten to work in the morning and went to sit down at my desk, right next to where I had precariously balanced my Gibson SG Faded Special before leaving work the previous day. I inadvertently bumped into the guitar, causing it to slide and fall sideways onto the floor, which is concrete covered with a thin carpet.

Guitar 101: Mastering Rhythm and Syncopation, Part 2 — 16th Notes, Rests and Dotted Rhythms

In part 1, we learned how to count and play basic rhythms in 4/4 time and subdivide beats into eighth notes by counting "one and, two and, three and, four and, one and, two and, three and, four and," etc.

Guitar 101: How To Play Fast, Part 1

Back by popular demand, it's Jimmy Brown's classic Guitar World column, Guitar 101. In the first installment, Jimmy begins a 3-part series on one of the first things a new guitarist wants to do: play fast!