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Yngwie Malmsteen Performs "Overture" at Guitar World Studios — Video

Recently, just as his Guitar Gods tour was getting off the ground, shredder Yngwie Malmsteen visited the Guitar World studio in New York City. Why? Why else! To melt some faces! In the exclusive Guitar...

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Thrash Course with Dave Davidson: Moving Freely Throughout Different Tonal...

Last month, I discussed a few of the ways in which I like to utilize odd and mixed meters, as well as alternating between straight 4/4 time and odd meters, as compositional tools in writing music with...

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Acoustic Nation with Dale Turner: The "Folk Baroque" Stylings of John Renborun

On March 26, 2015, the guitar community lost a legend: progressive folk master and founding member of Pentangle, John Renbourn, a picker who literally did what he loved—playing and teaching—up until...

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The DIY Musician: What the Heck Is This Freakish “Jeff Craig Line”...

Behold the Jeff Craig Line. We might be looking at the world’s first amp-in-guitar combination. It was most likely built somewhere in the 1950s. Possibly a prototype, this guitar is loaded with...

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The Ladies Rock at the 2015 She Rocks ASCAP Showcase

The Women’s International Music Network (WiMN) hosted the 2015 She Rocks ASCAP Expo Showcase at the Tinhorn Flats Salon and Grill during the ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo in Hollywood, Calif., and it was...

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New Book: Learn to Play '25 Top Classic Rock Songs'

25 Top Classic Rock Songs is available now at the Guitar World Online Store. This series includes performance notes and accurate tab for the greatest songs of every genre. From the essential gear,...

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Session Guitar: Top 10 Guitarists to Emulate for a Successful Studio Career

I'd like to address a very meat-and-potatoes bit of info that very rarely gets mentioned. Who should you emulate in order to be a session guitarist? The answers and the reasons for each might very well...

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Tony Lucca Talks New Album and More in Exclusive Interview — Video

On the heels of releasing his new self-titled LP, Tony Lucca dropped by the Acoustic Nation studio to chat with editor Laura B. Whitmore. You may know him as a contestant on The Voice, but Lucca’s been...

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Watch The Tallest Man on Earth’s ‘Conan’ Appearance

Sweden’s The Tallest Man On Earth has been on his first ever-full band tour for a week now in support of Dark Bird Is Home, released last week on Dead Oceans. Following a performance at Noncomm and a...

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Third Man Records to Release and Reissue Exclusive Leon Redbone Recordings

Third Man Records is proud to announce the forthcoming releases of jazz and roots legend Leon Redbone's debut album Out on the Track and Long Way From Home, the never-before-released earliest known...

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Bryan McPherson’s “Days of Rage” — Exclusive Song Premiere

Today we’re happy to bring you the exclusive premiere of LA-based folk-punk troubadour Bryan McPherson’s “Days of Rage.” The song is partially inspired by his involvement in the Occupy Oakland protests...

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The Dustbowl Revival Shares "Never Had To Go" Featuring Dick Van Dyke — Video

Here’s a treat! It’s The Dustbowl Revival’s video for their new single “Never Had To Go,” featuring the man himself, Dick Van Dyke and his wife Arlene dancing up a storm. The song is from their new...

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Sunday Strum, Episode 21: 4 Measure Mix Up — Lesson

In today’s episode, I go through a basic phrase I’m calling “4 Measure Mix Up.” I’ve constructed this pattern to make something simple seem a little more complex without it actually being too...

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10 Tips for Choosing the Right Acoustic Strings For You

When was the last time you changed your strings? Well, before you do this time, check out these tips for picking out the perfect strings for you. Guitar type This might seem obvious, but first and...

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SongTown: How I Bumped Psy Out of the #1 Song — The Rewards of Risk

Several year ago, my publisher asked me to attend a song camp in Sweden. I love to travel, but Sweden is a long way from the comfortable confines of Nashville. The trip cost a good bit of money. My...

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Watch an Acoustic Guitar/Drum Machine Hybrid in Action! — Viral Video

What do you get when you attach drum machine pads to your acoustic guitar? German guitarist Pensen Paletti answers this question in the video below! Uploaded to YouTube May 19, the short clip has been...

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LA Bluegrass Situation Announces 2015 Festival

The 2015 LA Bluegrass Situation has been announced, with the festival taking place on October 3 at Los Angeles' famous Greek Theatre. This year's event features a full day of music, food, culture, and...

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Session Guitar: Top 10 Guitarists to Emulate for a Successful Studio Career

I'd like to address a very meat-and-potatoes bit of info that very rarely gets mentioned. Who should you emulate in order to be a session guitarist? The answers and the reasons for each might very well...

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Acoustic Nation with Dale Turner: The "Folk Baroque" Stylings of John Renbourn

On March 26, 2015, the guitar community lost a legend: progressive folk master and founding member of Pentangle, John Renbourn, a picker who literally did what he loved—playing and teaching—up until...

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Tony Lucca Plays "Smoke 'Em"— Exclusive Live Video

We were lucky enough to have the fabulous Tony Lucca in the Acoustic Nation studio recently. After a lovely chat, which you can view here, Lucca was kind enough to play a song or two. Below he shares...

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