This month, in an exclusive new interview, Jack White talks us through his guitar playing and songwriting approaches, how he balances his trademark fuzz guitar tones with synth sounds, and he discusses his gear preferences, from inexpensive junk-shop instruments to modern signature models.
Also in our 22-page special feature: we chart Jack’s influence as a guitarist, writer, arranger, producer, and creator of a mini-empire in Third Man Records, and we profile some selected highlights of his extensive gear collection. Plus! We take you inside Jack’s playing style with our tab lessons, and show you how to play three awesome riffs from The White Stripes to Jack’s latest solo material.
Bloc Party’s lead guitarist Russell Lissack has two of the most complex pedalboards ever amassed. So how many pedals did he have when making the band’s new album “Probably a hundred,” he tells TG...
How to create a rock anthem, by Def Leppard
Guitarists Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell explain the art of writing a stadium rock banger. Rule number one: "Respect the melody..."
Molly Tuttle reckons that pretty much anyone can play bluegrass music. But as a renowned virtuoso, she likes to bend the rules. “It’s fun,” she says, “to stretch the limits...”
Fantastic Negrito had to find a new way to play guitar after he was injured in a near-fatal car crash. But he gets by – with a little help from a friend...
“I like the freedom to experiment": Tips on songwriting, gear and tone, by Grant Nicholas of Feeder
Learn To Play:
The Police – Message In A Bottle
The Darkness – I Believe In A Thing Called Love
Greta Van Fleet – You're The One
The Black Keys – Wild Child
Fender Player Plus Meteora HH
Line 6 Catalyst 100 1X12 Combo
Jet Guitars JS-400
Headrush MX5 compact multi-fx floorboard
Maestro Invader Distortion
Delay Tactics! Transform your sound with our lesson on timed delay effects
First Steps In Guitar: TG's beginner lesson guides you through some key basic techniques
Bluegrass Essentials: TG’s guide to getting started with bluegrass guitar playing
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