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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... …

How Kids React to Hearing AC/DC for the First Time

Fine Brothers Entertainment, makers of the popular “Kids React” videos, are back with a new clip showing how youngsters respond to hearing AC/DC for the first time.In the clip, kids hear a sampling of tracks from the group’s catalog, and while many of them are impressed by the rocking beats and Angus Young’s guitar playing, they’re frequently perplexed by Brian Johnson’s vocals and critical of... …

Ritchie Blackmore Shreds “Difficult to Cure” Live in 1985

Deep Purple’s official YouTube channel has just uploaded classic footage of the group performing “Difficult to Cure,” the title track from their 1981 album. The instrumental is a rock guitar interpretation of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.The clip shows the song performed by Deep Purple’s Mark II lineup, featuring guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, singer Ian Gillan, keyboardist Jon Lord,... …

Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Others Pay Tribute to Allan Holdsworth

What does it take to become a guitar hero to guitar heroes? Take a listen to Allan Holdsworth and you’ll get an idea.The jazz-fusion innovator has been hailed by such six-string legends as Carlos Santana, John McLaughlin, Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, and Joe Satriani. No less a player than Eddie Van Halen told Guitar World in 1980, “To me, Allan Holdsworth is number one.”Holdsworth, who died on... …

How to Play Licks In-Between Chords: 10 Examples with Tab

One of the hallmarks of Jimi Hendrix’s style was his technique of playing licks in-between chords. Many of his songs—from “The Wind Cries Mary” to “Little Wing” to “Bold As Love”—feature his supreme lead fills punctuating the space between his chords. If you’re primarily a rhythm guitarist, you may feel out of your depth when it comes to blending rhythm and lead work. But this video lesson from... …

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