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Kirk Hammett: “Jimmy Page Told Me to Buy Peter Green’s Les Paul”

In a recent interview with Guitarist, Hammett reveals how he came to own Greeny, the 1959 Les Paul made famous by Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green.The guitar, used by Green on Fleetwood Mac tracks like “Oh Well” and “Black Magic Woman,” is noted for its distinctly nasal sound, the result of Green tinkering with the neck pickup in an attempt to replicate Eric Clapton’s tone and reversing its... …

Derek Trucks: The Most Important Part of Any Guitar Solo

Derek Trucks recently sat down with Music Radar to offer his top five tips for guitarists. In the course of things, the Tedeschi Trucks guitarist offered his advice about guitar soloing by way of a quote from jazz drummer Elvin Jones.“He’d say, ‘When you’re playing and when you’re soloing, always tell a story,’” Trucks says.“You hear it in the great musicians, whether it’s a drummer or a horn... …

Watch Robert Trujillo's 12-Year-Old Son Tye Play Bass with Korn

As we reported here last week, Tye Trujillo, the 12-year-old son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, is filling in for Korn bassist Fieldy during that band’s South American run.Tye played his first show with Korn on April 17, and you can watch video from it below. The youngster, who plays for a SoCal band called the Helmets, will perform with the group through April 29 (see tour dates below).... …

How to Use Sweep Picking in Jazz

Sweep picking is a popular guitar technique in metal, allowing players to articulate licks with tremendous speed.But the application also has its uses in jazz guitar, where it mainly serves as an embellishment to link notes with quickly played arpeggios.As Tyler Larson explains in his video “Sweep Picking…in Jazz!,” sweep-picked jazz lines are not played as cleanly or with as much note... …

Five Guitar Things You Might Not Have Noticed in Metallica Songs

You may know Metallica’s catalog like the back of your picking hand, but let’s face it: The band has released 10 studio albums containing 115 original songs. There’s a good chance you’ve missed some of the music’s finer details, no matter how much you listen to the tunes.Andriy Vasylenko has put together a video titled “Five Things You Might Not Notice in Metallica Songs,” in which he presents... …

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