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Guitar Chalk Sessions: A Clean Guide to Understanding Seventh Chords

This is a compressed version of The Complete Guide to Actually Understanding Seventh Chords, which is published at guitarchalk.com. Both versions contain the same core information. We can always...

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Ocean Carolina Releases “Nobody Wants to Cry” from New LP

Ocean Carolina is what happens when a life-long musician stops questioning himself and lets the music unfold on its own. Michael Simone left an EDM career as a producer to become the songwriter,...

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Watch American Opera’s Acoustic Cover of PVRIS'"My House"

American Opera, the brainchild of NYC singer-songwriter John Bee, will be out on Vans Warped Tour's Acoustic Basement Stage all Summer. Bee has also launched a new weekly series titled, 'Warped...

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IK Multimedia Now Shipping iRig UA, the First Universal Guitar Interface and...

IK Multimedia is pleased to announce that iRig UA, the first digital effects processor and audio interface that gives guitarists, bass players and other musicians everything they need for rock solid...

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Bobby Long Preps New Album, ‘Ode To Thinking’

Compass Records is pleased to announce the release of Bobby Long’s new record, Ode To Thinking. Long has built a dedicated fan base around his hauntingly poetic lyrics and catchy melodies. On his new...

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New Guitar World DVD: Learn the 'Secrets of the Great Acoustic Songwriters'

With more than two hours of instruction, Dale Turner Presents Secrets of the Great Acoustic Songwriters is the ultimate DVD guide for acoustic rock guitar players! With this DVD, you'll learn the...

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Motobunny Perform "Thinkin’ About Me” for 'Roland Sessions'— Video

Motobunny are a new, Icona-Pop-meets-Iggy-Pop, American rock and roll band with two dynamic frontwomen and a debut album on Rusty Knuckles Music. Led by dual singers Christa Collins and Nicole...

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The 'Peanuts' Kids Sing Led Zeppelin's "In the Light"— Video

Get your weekend off to a weird, random start with this video of the Peanuts gang performing Led Zeppelin's "In the Light," a standout tune from 1975's Physical Graffiti. If the early,...

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Review: EVH Gear Wolfgang WG Standard Guitar — Video

GOLD AWARD WINNER The EVH Wolfgang USA guitar designed and played by Eddie Van Halen is one hell of a fine instrument, but not everyone can afford its $4,000-plus sticker price. Fortunately, EVH...

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Kelly Valleau’s Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar Cover of Pink Floyd’s “Hey You” —...

We don’t mean to kick your weekend off on a depressing note, but we just had to share this beautiful acoustic cover of Pink Floyd’s “Hey You.” This isn’t the first time we’ve shared the talents of...

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Soul to Soul: 50 Iconic Albums That Defined 1985

Nineteen hundred and eighty-five was an endlessly intriguing year for music. Hair/glam metal was on the cusp of world domination, with Mötley Crüe exploring the sounds that would make them, and the...

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Jazz Guitar Corner: Learn All Seven Major Modes the Easy Way

When learning how to play the seven major modes on the guitar, most of us begin with the Ionian mode then move on to Dorian and progress up the fretboard in this way until we’ve learned all seven...

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Thirty Great Guitarists — Including Steve Vai, David Gilmour and Eddie Van...

Who is the greatest guitarist on the planet? On the face of it, that question is a no-brainer: It's Hendrix. Or Clapton. Or Page. Or Beck. Or ... is it? In 2010, as Guitar World was celebrating its...

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The Ultra Zone: Steve Vai's Course In Ear Training, Part 1

GuitarWorld.com is revisiting Steve Vai's classic mag column, "The Ultra Zone," for this crash course in ear training. I could never overstate the importance of a musician’s need to develop his or her...

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Metallica's '...And Justice for All' Album Played Entirely on Bass — Video

YouTube view-getter Rob Scallon has just posted another bizarre but intriguing Metallica-centric video. This time around, you can watch Scallon, a skilled multi-instrumentalist, play part of every song...

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Musicians Institute Announces Joe Bonamassa Torch Bearer Scholarship for Fall...

Musicians Institute, the College of Contemporary Music in Hollywood, has announced the Joe Bonamassa Torch Bearer Scholarship, offering $35,000 in tuition credit to support the educational growth of a...

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Carlos Santana Performs National Anthem at Game 2 of NBA Finals — Video

Carlos Santana performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” last night prior to Game 2 of the 2015 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oakland’s Oracle Arena. The...

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Five Simple Things You Need to Get Started on Classical Guitar

Perhaps you’ve been toying around with the idea of playing classical guitar, but don’t quite know where to start. Maybe you think getting started is daunting, or that playing guitar is simply...

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Watch Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Pride and Joy” Played on a Walmart Toy Guitar —...

This video dates to 2013, but we think it’s definitely worth a share, so here goes! While visiting an empty Walmart at 3 a.m. one day, musician Clay Shelburn and his buddy Zac Stokes performed this...

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Essential Listening: 10 Great Fuzz Guitar Songs

Musicians can still be a little fuzzy when it comes to describing the sound of fuzz. Some guitarists will tell you it sounds like a 2,000-pound bee trapped in a sturdy metal box—perhaps with a...

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