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The Guitar Drum, a New Percussive Acoustic Guitar Device — Video

Check out this clip of guitarist Lenny Hatch demoing his creation, the Guitar Drum. Here’s some info from the Guitar Drum’s official wbesite: "The Guitar Drum was created when Lenny needed a cajon but...

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Betcha Can't Play This: Nita Strauss' Descending Legato Lick — Video

Here's a brand-new edition of Betcha Can't Play This featuring Alice Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss, who visited Guitar World HQ just last month. Try your hand at her new "Descending Legato Lick" below!...

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"Tennessee Brand" Instrument Combines 12-String Guitar and Six-String Bass on...

Over the weekend, someone asked me about Tennessee guitars and basses—something I'd never heard of. Apparently, the company creates—or created—an 18-string instrument that combines a 12-string guitar...

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Things Musicians Say to Girls — Video

Today we have a new video from Jared Dines, the Internet bloke (my term) who brought you "Things Bass Players Say in the Studio,""Things Parents Say to Metal Musicians" and the ever-popular "Things...

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ESP Guitars Presents "Out of Step,” Celebrating Darkest Hour’s 20th...

This summer, Washington, D.C.'s Darkest Hour will celebrate a major milestone in the band's history—their 20th anniversary—with a tour of select dates in North America and Europe. To commemorate the...

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Metalachi Perform Dio's "Holy Diver," Mariachi-Style — Video

Is a mix of Mexican mariachi music and classic heavy metal the next big thing? Probably not. However, you might still enjoy this awesome live mariachi version of Dio's "Holy Diver," courtesy of a truly...

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New Book/CD: Get an Inside Look at Joe Bonamassa's Guitar Style

An Inside Look at the Guitar Style of Joe Bonamassa is available now at the Guitar World Online Store. The "Legendary Licks" series presents the music of a band or artist in a comprehensive play-along...

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‘A Fool to Care’: Boz Scaggs Discusses His New Album, Working with Duane...

For his new album, A Fool to Care, Boz Scaggs once again teams up with producer Steve Jordan and puts his distinctive spin on a host of classic songs—plus a handful of new originals. The album, the...

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Exotic Techniques: Reverse Pedal Point Technique

In this lesson, I will demonstrate an interesting method of utilizing your index finger on your picking hand, which is traditionally used for two-handed tapping. The tablature shows a descending legato...

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Heaven & Hell with Tony Iommi: Overcoming Overwhelming Odds, and the Right...

This entry is taken from the Guitar World archive. Hello there! Welcome to my first Guitar World column. I'm looking forward to sharing with you in these pages my thoughts on playing, equipment and the...

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Engines of Creation with Joe Satriani: An Introduction to Modal Theory

In this classic Guitar World column, Joe Satriani goes in-depth with understanding modal theory. A major stepping stone in my musical development was when I was introduced to the study of modes....

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Jazz Guitar Corner: Three Easy Steps to Creating Killer Arpeggio Licks

Improvising with arpeggios is a great way to dig into chord changes, bringing out the exact sound of each chord in your lines. While scales and modes are great for outlining keys and creating modal...

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Romancing the Fretboard: Chopin Arranged for Guitar, Part 1

Here's the first installment of Chopin's Piano Concerto in A minor, Opus No. 2. I've arranged it for guitar, and as you can see, it's not for the meek. But if you've been diligently practicing the...

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Ed's Shed: The Correct Way to Use Glue on Your Guitar

This week’s column is all about bonding. By that, I mean we’re going to talk about glue. If it seems that it’s taking a while to get to the actual process of filling and re-cutting the nut slots, then...

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Capo Classics: 16 Essential Guitar Songs Played with a Capo

The capo is to guitars what sugar — or Stevia, if you prefer — is to food. It makes everything sweeter. Musicians started noticing the capo's inherent sound-sweetening properties in the early 17th...

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The DIY Musician: Getting Your Ass Kicked Onstage … and Fighting Back

Last Monday, 2 a.m.: I was driving home from a gig when l felt the adrenaline finally leave my chest. It was at that moment that I realized how difficult this show was. The room was almost impossible...

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The Eddie Van Halen Tremolo Mechanic — Video

Van Halen’s recent Jimmy Kimmel Live performance affords an almost perfect glimpse of Eddie Van Halen’s legendarily unique approach to tremolo picking. The incredible speed and consistency of his take...

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Win Two Tickets to See Sixx:A.M. April 11 in Los Angeles — Including...

Teaser Content:  <strong><em>Guitar World</em> and <em>Revolver</em> are teaming up to give away a pair of tickets to see Sixx:A.M.—with special guests Apocalyptica and...

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What in the World: Not (Just) Another "Flight of the Bumblebee" Lesson

"Flight of the Bumblebee" has become a popular piece to play to show off technical prowess on the guitar. Originally written for violin, there are many different versions you will find for guitar....

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Sam Lewis’ “Things Will Never Be The Same” — Exclusive Video Premiere

Soulful and straightforward, this song is artfully written and starkly beautiful in its delivery. It’s “Things Will Never Be The Same” by Sam Lewis from his upcoming album, Waiting On You, due out...

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