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Video: Watch an L.R. Baggs Live Session Featuring Sturgill Simpson

L.R. Baggs recently unveiled this video featuring country songwriter Sturgill Simpson. The clip showcases Simpson performing his track “Life of Sin” live at legendary RCA Studio A in Nashville, TN....

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Ten Easy Acoustic Guitar Classic Rock Songs

Although all of these classic songs may not have been originally recorded on acoustic, they all are perfect for an acoustic jam. These aren’t ranked in any order, just ten great songs that are super...

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Lesson: Creating Harmonies Within the Major Scale

Certain memorable themes, like those of Bill Wither’s “Lean on Me” and Gustavo Santaolalla’s "Brokeback Mountain," to name just two, artfully derive melodies and chordal accompaniment from an...

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The Francesco Artusato Project Premiere "Gates of Reason" Music Video —...

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Gates of Reason," the new music video by the Francesco Artusato Project, featuring guitarist Francesco Artusato (Devil You Know, All Shall...

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Eddie Van Halen's "Spanish Fly" Played on Piano — Video

Below, check out a recently posted clip of keyboardist Derek Sherinian playing Eddie Van Halen’s acoustic guitar instrumental "Spanish Fly” on piano. Sherinian was a member of Dream Theater from 1994...

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Heartist Premiere “Skeletons” Music Video

Heartist recently released their full-length debut, 'Feeding Fiction,' via Roadrunner Records. Today, the band has teamed up with GuitarWorld.com to premiere a new music video for a track called...

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ESP Guitars' Incredible 'Monster Hunter' Guitar

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Monster Hunter video game, ESP Guitars in Japan has created a (very pointy) guitar inspired by the game. The guitar features what can only be called a huge...

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Essential Listening: 10 Stellar Slide Guitar Songs

Not content with the status quo, industrious young guitar players have endeavored over the decades to make things more difficult for themselves. Some have tried playing the guitar behind their back,...

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SongTown: Does Your Song Need a Bridge?

So you’ve reached that point in the song; you’ve written two verses and a chorus, and that little voice in your head says “I need to write a bridge.” But do you really??? When do you know if a song...

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Learn Complete History of Martin Guitars in Redesigned, Updated Book

A Martin acoustic guitar is the beloved instrument of millions of fans and famous players worldwide. Starting with the early days in New York circa 1833, this fabled story comes to life in the...

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Richie Kotzen Discusses New 'Essential' Package and Memorable Moments from...

With styles ranging from rock and blues to jazz and soul, Richie Kotzen has built an eclectic career as guitarist, singer and songwriter. Over a period of 20 years, Kotzen has accumulated a loyal fan...

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Living Colour's Vernon Reid Shows How to Play "Cult of Personality" and More

In this exclusive Guitar World lesson, watch Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid talk about the band's The Chair in the Doorway album and teach you how to play their classic 1988 hit "Cult of...

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In Deep with Early Blues Masters John Lee Hooker and Lightnin' Hopkins — Video

The blues is ripe for endless and constant reinvention. Through the decades, it has developed in many different incarnations. These include plantation field hollers; the acoustic guitar playing and...

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10-Year-Old Blind Boy Plays Robert Johnson-Style Acoustic Blues — Video

The viral video below shows a 10-year-old blind boy, Felix St. Hilare of Quebec, Canada, performing a bit of Robert Johnson-style Delta blues on acoustic guitar, which he plays flat on his lap, much...

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Nita Strauss Performs "Eighteen" with Alice Cooper, Posts "Descending Run"...

Guitarist Nita Strauss, who joined Alice Cooper's band earlier this summer and promptly hit the road with Cooper (teaming up with Motley Crue on their Final Tour), recently checked in from the road....

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Metal Mike: Dispelling the Myth of Being Self-Taught

Here's a topic that is often discussed in music circles: the pros and cons of being a self-taught musician. There's a certain level of pride many musicians feel when they claim they are self-taught,...

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Paul Gilbert Demos DiMarzio PAF Master Pickups — Video

In this new video (posted to YouTube by DiMarzio August 22), guitarist Paul Gilbert demos and discusses DiMarzio's PAF Master pickups. Lucky for us, Gilbert plays a lot of guitar in the clip, sticking...

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Barre None: Jethro Tull's 10 Greatest Guitar Moments

Today, Guitar World checks in with Jethro Tull and pinpoints what we feel are the legendary British band's 10 greatest guitar moments. As always, our list digs deep into the band's six-string artistry...

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John Mayer Accepts Jason Becker's Ice Bucket Challenge, Plays Becker's "Air"—...

As we reported over the weekend, Jason Becker challenged Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth and John Mayer to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Although we don't know where Van Halen and Roth are in the...

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Slipknot Premiere New Song, "The Devil in I"— Listen

Slipknot have premiered a new song, "The Devil in I," and you can hear it below. It's the first official single from their upcoming fifth album. As always, give it a listen and let us know what you...

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