How To Play Blues! 20 ways to get your mojo workin' with TG's playing tips, tab riffs and jam tracks. We also look at the best gear available for blues today, and we profile the greatest blues guitarists of all time. Plus! We break down the blues styles of Buddy Guy and Jimi Hendrix.
"Blues should be a living art form" – The music of Larkin Poe is both deep-rooted and future-facing, with one golden rule: “Every song has to have a riff!”
"The guitars are breathing!" – A deep dive into the heavy new Alter Bridge album – with Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy, two guitarists in perfect balance...
"In one song there's nine guitar parts going on simultaneously" – How the two-guitar dynamic works in The 1975 – by the band’s lead player and secret metalhead Adam Hann
"Some of our songs don't even have a solo" – Two guitarists, zero showboating: Inside the retro-chic blues of GA-20
"For one solo I was using eight fuzz pedals!" – How the reunited Alexisonfire are reinventing post-hardcore – with “ancient” effects and blues-inspired solos
Learn To Play:
AC/DC - Hells Bells
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Tippa My Tongue
The White Stripes - Hotel Yorba
Muddy Waters - Hoochie Coochie Man
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Squier 40th Anniversary Jazzmaster Gold Edition
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