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Adapting Keyboard-Style Arpeggios to Fretboard Tapping, Part 1

This lesson is taken from the July 2010 edition of Chris Broderick's Guitar World column, "Chaos Theory." This month’s column focuses on an original composition of mine that acknowledges the influence...

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What in the World: Fourth-Finger Warmups/Strengthening Exercises

The fourth finger is often neglected when it comes to playing guitar. Well, rock/blues guitar, at least. I notice players opt to do wide stretches between their second and third fingers rather than...

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Kiss Guitarist Paul Stanley Talks Ace Frehley, Peter Criss and Being Ignored...

This is an excerpt from the April 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus an interview with Gene Simmons and much more Kiss (not to mention the Scorpions, three kings of acoustic...

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Epiphone Announces March Bluegrass Giveaway: Win a Guitar, Dobro, Mandolin...

Epiphone continues its 2014 monthly giveaways with an unprecedented opportunity for fans to take home everything they need to start an entire bluegrass band. Epiphone fans can enter to win the...

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Show Review: LP at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco

Singer-songwriter LP is certainly no stranger to live performance. Her only release, 2012’s live EP titled Live and EastWest Studios, is proof of that. But what I discovered a few nights ago at San...

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New Book, 'Crazy Train,' Revisits the 'High Life and Tragic Death of Randy...

Crazy Train: The High Life and Tragic Death of Randy Rhoads by Joel McIver — featuring a foreword by Zakk Wylde and an afterword by Yngwie Malmsteen — is available now at the Guitar World Online Store....

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The Scorpions' Matthias Jabs and Rudolf Schenker Discuss New 'MTV Unplugged'...

This is an excerpt from the April 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus interviews with Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of Kiss (not to mention the three kings of acoustic shred,...

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Metal For Life with Metal Mike: Variations on Metal-Style Power Chord Formations

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

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Review: Epiphone Limited Edition Custom Shop Matt Heafy Signature Les Paul...

This video is bonus content related to the April 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at our online store....

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Demo Video: Marshall Handwired 1973X Amp

The gang over at Marshall Amplification's YouTube page have posted a video that demos the company's new Handwired 1973X amp. You can check out the detailed, five-and-a-half-minute-long video, which...

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Bent Out of Shape: Tips for Writing Better Guitar Riffs

As a rock/metal guitarist, I am continuously working on writing better guitar riffs. From my perspective, the guitar riff has suffered in modern music in terms of creativity and usage. A good, creative...

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Willie Watson to Release Debut Album 'Folk Singer Vol. 1' on May 6 and Tour...

Acony Records is proud to announce Willie Watson's debut solo album Folk Singer Vol. 1 to be released on May 6, 2014. The album was produced by the legendary David Rawlings, longtime friend and...

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Video: Blues Legend Buddy Guy Visits Guitar Center

Legendary blues guitarist Buddy Guy recently visited Nic Harcourt and Guitar Center Sessions to play some guitar and to discuss his humble beginnings, his career and, of course, the blues. You can...

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New Monster Lick Showcases How to Create Legato Runs Using the Pentatonic Scale

In this Monster Lick, I'm using the "B pentatonic major 3rd scale." This scale is very similar to the B Mixolydian scale, so keep this in mind if you're ever chasing that sound but want to give it a...

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NAMM 2014 Video: Celestion G12-35XC and A-Type Speakers

As always, Guitar World paid a visit to the Celestion booth during this year's Winter NAMM Show. We learned about two brand-new items from the company, the Limited Edition G12-35XC speaker, which was...

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Guitar World Girls: Meet Deloris!

Deloris is the latest addition to our Girls of Guitar World Gallery. Scroll down to see the complete photo gallery! If you think you have what it takes to be a Guitar World Girl, simply email photos of...

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Take the Ultimate Jazz Guitar Master Class with the 'Vic Juris: All That...

Take the ultimate jazz master class with Guitar World columnist Vic Juris and the Vic Juris: All That Jazz DVD. These video lessons teach you everything from Coltrane changes to unusual uses for the...

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Beat It: A Guide to the Inspired Techniques of Percussive Acoustic Guitar...

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

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Video: Vahid Iran Shahi — the Fastest Guitarist in the World?

As some of you out there might know by now, we enjoy sharing YouTube videos of guitarists who claim to be the "world's fastest guitarist." Mind you, we don't have a hand in declaring anyone the...

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Video: "That's Enough For Me" Performed on a 1943 Gibson Banner L-50

Here I'd like to share a new song on a very classic guitar. "That’s Enough For Me" comes with a driving Travis picking guitar part which is central to the song. The song is in swing time with a few...

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