Expert advice: 35 ways to play (and sound) better right now

Pink Floyd's David Gilmour performs in 1984 (PHOTO: Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

We figure that if you’re going to expand and maximize your talents, you might as well learn from the best. So we offer these 35 tips from guitarists who know their stuff - from rock royalty to jazz patriarchs to any-and-all, top-of-their-game bad asses. 

Hopefully, you’ll find something in these cosmic, practical and musical nuggets of wisdom that will kick that rut-raddled mind of yours into higher gears of inspiration.

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Guitar World Staff

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