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How to Make Great "Guitar Faces" — Video

No, this May 2012 video is not new.

But, as is often the case, it happens to be new to me; I found it in my inbox over the weekend—and I didn't mind it.

It's basically an enjoyable lesson on "guitar faces," courtesy of a guitarist named Jesse Phillips. Note that this is "part 2;" you'll also find parts 1 and 3 on YouTube (neither of which has as many views as part 2).

We appreciate the section on "smelling the skunk."

"You have to pretend that the notes you're playing have physical odor," Phillips says. Well put!

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.