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Musical Fluency: Building Your Rhythmic, Harmonic and Melodic Vocabulary

I’ve recently been going through a number of masterclass videos from jazz piano great Hal Galper. Not only is Galper a great musician, but he’s also a very articulate and inspiring teacher. In one...

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Book Review: 'One Way Out: The Inside History of The Allman Brothers Band'

Democracies very rarely work in rock bands. Most successful groups usually have one dominant member (maybe two) who provides the artistic vision the rest can respect and rally around. Without strong...

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Tribute to The Beatles: Virtuoso Al Di Meola Puts His Signature Style on 14...

Whether he’s racing with devils on Spanish highways or chasing aliens in Arabian deserts, Al Di Meola has enjoyed a career highlighted by new musical adventures in exotic locales. His latest call of...

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Listen: Animals As Leaders Premiere New Song, "Tooth and Claw"

Animals As Leaders have premiered a brand-new track — "Tooth and Claw"— and you can check it out below. The song is from the band's new album, The Joy of Motion, which will be released March 25 via...

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Railroad Earth to Headline Red Rocks Ampitheatre August 2

Every artist, at some point in their career, has that defining, milestone performance- a moment that inspires the envy and white lies of those who failed to attend. For Railroad Earth, that moment was...

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March 2014 Guitar World: Eric Clapton's 50 Best Guitar Moments, Duane Allman...

The all-new March 2014 issue of Guitar World is available now! In the new March issue, we celebrate the 50 greatest guitar moments of Eric Clapton's five-decade career — from the Yardbirds to Cream to...

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Prime Cuts: Tony Iommi Recalls the Best and Worst of Black Sabbath, the...

Here's a Prime Cuts feature from the August 1992 issue of Guitar World. The original headline was "The Master of Reality: Evil guitar genius Tony Iommi, the heart and soul of Black Sabbath, recalls the...

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Listen to "Scratch," a Song from John Frusciante's New Album, 'Enclosures'

Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante is streaming a track from his upcoming solo album, Enclosure, which will be released April 8 via Record Collection. Be sure to check out "Scratch"...

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Video: New Device Records, Tunes and Helps Protect Guitars from Environmental...

Here's something we stumbled upon this morning on Kickstarter. It's a video about Acoustic Stream, a new wireless tuner/recorder that monitors humidity and temperature to hopefully help you protect...

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Bent Out of Shape: Learning Mozart's Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, Part 5

Welcome back to "Learning Mozart's 25th Symphony in G Minor!" In case you've missed them, here are parts 1 through 4; • Part 1 • Part 2 • Part 3 • Part 4 In this lesson, we're going to continue...

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Exclusive: The Bottom Dollars Premiere New Song, "Smoker"

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new song by the Bottom Dollars. The track, "Smoker," is from their new album, Meet Me In Cognito, which will be released February 25. The...

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Kill the Power: Five Questions with Skindred Guitarist Mikey Demus

On February 18, tenacious U.K. rockers Skindred released a new album, Kill The Power, via Red River Entertainment/Sony RED. The disc is getting rave reviews across the board. We recently tracked down...

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SXSW 2014: The Deli Announces Free Austin Stompbox Exhibit March 13 and 14

In March, The Deli’s Stompbox Exhibit — a free, interactive, in-the-headphones display of guitar effect pedals — will travel to Austin for its first official involvement in the SXSW Music Gear Expo....

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Ear Training, Part 2: Rhythm — and Bringing Soul to a Drum Machine

It's common to hear the idea that guitarists need pitch and drummers need rhythm. These are both half true, as guitarists and drummers need both pitch and rhythm. Could you imagine what a duo band like...

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Guitar World Girls: Meet Lika!

Lika is the latest addition to our Girls of Guitar World Gallery. Photos by Glenn Fricker, spectremedia.ca Scroll down to see the complete photo gallery! If you think you have what it takes to be a...

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Deep Water: The Down-Tuning Advantages of a Fender Jaguar Bridge System

OK, by now, we've all worked the Strat thing to the point of making that guitar, or some variation of it, a part of almost every electric guitar player's arsenal. We also just work around, or just...

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SongTown USA: Why I Write

People often ask me why I write songs. The quick easy answer is "Because I need to." Writing songs has been my way of processing life since I was 11 years old. I think men often have trouble talking...

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Lick of the Day: Descending Pentatonic Phrase with Mark Tremonti

Today's lick features Mark Tremonti of Creed and Alter Bridge tackling a fast, descending pentatonic phrase that takes a Shawn Lane-inspired approach to playing single-note runs. In Tremonti's own...

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Matt Pond Announces 'Emblems' 10th Anniversary Tour Plus Pledge Music...

Matt Pond PA is excited to announce the Emblems 10 Year Anniversary Tour, kicking off on May 1st at Grog Shop in Cleveland, OH. This special tour will commemorate the anniversary of one of the most...

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Show Review: John Butler Trio at The Independent

Want to see some really sick guitar playing? So did I. That’s why I hauled it over to The Independent in San Francisco last night to see the killer performance of the John Butler Trio. With selections...

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