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Mass Effect: The Top 50 Stomp Boxes, Devices and Processors of All Time

Has any piece of musical equipment proliferated more, or more rapidly, than the humble electric guitar effect unit? Though there is no official tally, suffice it to say that thousands of stomp boxes,...

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Guitar Strength: A Guide to "Symmetrical" Shredding

I remember someone telling me that George Lynch once said he heard B.B. King say something that instantly improved his guitar style. It went something like this: “If you play a wrong note, play it...

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Video: Led Zeppelin Play One of Their First Concerts in 1969

Ever want to know what an early Led Zeppelin concert experience was like? We've got you covered. Below, you can check out some vintage, high-quality video from a March 17, 1969, Led Zeppelin TV...

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Guitar World Year in Review: The Top 15 Guitar World Girls of 2013

As 2014 rapidly approaches, Guitar World is taking a nostalgic look back at the most popular GuitarWorld.com stories of 2013, including viral videos, guitar lessons, Guitar World Girls and other...

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Video: 11-Year-Old Guitarist Performs Van Halen's "Eruption" and "You Really...

Below, check out a video of 11-year-old guitarist Aidan Fisher performing "Eruption" while onstage with Steel Panther during their December 19 show at the Midland Theater in Kansas City, Missouri. As...

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SongTown USA: Write About Just ONE Thing

I work with a lot of songwriters on through SongTown USA that are trying to turn their hobby into a profession. The most common mistake I see in those aspiring songwriters is that their songs tend to...

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Interview: Chris Henderson on the ‘3 Doors Down – Acoustic Songs From the...

What’s next on the bucket list when you’ve sold 16 million albums and garnered three Grammy nominations, two American Music Awards, and five BMI Pop Awards for songwriting, including BMI’s coveted...

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Janaury 2014 Guitar World: The Beatles' 50 Greatest Guitar Moments, Jimi...

The all-new January 2014 issue of Guitar World is available now! Guitar World's January 2014 issue counts down the Fab Four's 50 greatest guitar moments from their hit-making history. Also, the...

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Interview: The Commander-In-Chief Discusses Zigeunerweisen Guitar Duel, Gear,...

Many guitar fans know about the Commander-In-Chief from the amazing guitar duel she recorded with classical guitarist Thomas Valeur. The video, which was featured earlier this month on GuitarWorld.com,...

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Poll: Which Beatles Song Features the Best Guitar Solo?

In honor of the all-new January 2014 issue of Guitar World — a guide to the Beatles' 50 Greatest Guitar Songs — we're asking you to choose the Beatles song that features what you feel is the all-around...

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An Introduction to Effective Use of Melody

Steve Stine, highly sought-after guitar educator, teaches live group and private classes at LessonFace.com. For many guitarists learning to play solos, it can be easy to fall into a rut — based on a...

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The GAS Man: How to Upgrade Your Rig for 25 Cents

Here’s how the average guitarist’s brain functions in response to being unhappy with tone … Problem: Weedy tone. Guitarist’s brain says: “Buy a Les Paul.” Problem: Wooly tone. Guitarist’s brain says:...

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Video: Taking Back Sunday's Adam Lazarra Premieres "Because It Works"

We love this! It's totally worth your time to check out this video of Taking Back Sunday's Adam Lazzara as he performs "Because It Works." This solo track features energetic acoustic guitar and some...

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Review: Jericho Avenger Long-Scale Electric Guitar

These videos are bonus content related to the February 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online...

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Metal For Life with Metal Mike: A Fresh Batch of Technically Challenging...

These videos are bonus content related to the February 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online...

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Video: Quiet Riot Perform "Cum On Feel the Noize" with New Singer, Jizzy Pearl

Below, you can check out a fan-filmed video (ugh, it's vertical) of Quiet Riot performing their 1983 hit, "Cum On Feel the Noize," with their new lineup this past New Year's Eve in Flagstaff, Arizona....

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Video: Paul Riario Reviews and Demos Four Vocal Pedals by TC-Helicon

In the brand-new video below, Guitar World's Paul Riario demos four new vocal pedals from TC-Helicon. Lately, more and more guitarists are finding they have to pull double duty by performing vocals in...

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Photo Gallery: Eddie Van Halen Guitar World Covers Throughout the Years

In celebration of the new February 2014 issue of Guitar World, which features Eddie Van Halen on the cover, we present this photo gallery of every EVH appearance on a GW cover. The new issue is...

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Video: Phish Create Video Montage to Celebrate Their 30th Anniversary

During their annual New Year's show at Madison Square Garden this week, Phish showed a new video, which you can check out below, on the Jumbotron during a set break. The nine-minute-long clip is a...

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Musical Fluency: Strumming Rhythm, Part 2

In my previous post, Strumming Rhythm, Part 1, we checked out all different possible binary rhythms using eighth notes and 16th notes. Let’s see what happens now when ties get thrown into the mix. The...

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