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Professor Shred: Big Jumps — Using String Skipping to Create Multi-Octave...

This month I’d like to talk about the technique I use to perform the fast arpeggiated phrases on the song “A Wonderful Slippery Thing,” from my Erotic Cakes album. For these licks, I employ fretboard...

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Video: Guthrie Govan and CJ Hann Play "Wonderful Slippery Thing"

We're not gonna lie, we seriously enjoy watching Guthrie Govan have his way with an unsuspecting fretboard. In fact, you'll find a feature on Govan and the Aristocrats, his band with Bryan Beller and...

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Matt Nathanson Featured on 'Celebrity Bucket List' with Special Guest Chris...

Singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson will be featured on the Lifetime TV series Celebrity Bucket List this Saturday. You can tune in March 8th at 8:30am ET/PT (check local listings for additional times...

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moe. to Release 'No Guts, No Glory' on May 27 on Sugar Hill Records

Over a journey spanning nearly a quarter-century, moe. has let their knack for dynamic, democratic improvisation influence nearly every facet of the band's existence. In concert, they stretch the...

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Adam Jones: My Top 10 Favorite Guitarists

Below, Tool axman Adam Jones lists the 10 guitarists you need to know. Robert Fripp (King Crimson) Fripp’s playing caused me to “wake up” to music when I was younger. Later, when we were to tour with...

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Metallica Release September 21, 1986, Concert as Free Download; One of Cliff...

Metallica have posted a free download of a September 21, 1986, London show in support of Master of Puppets. The concert, which place at the Hammersmith Odeon, marks one of the band's last shows with...

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Video: Tommy Emmanuel Does Double Duty on "Hellos and Goodbyes"

Are you seeing double? So am I! It's Tommy Emmanuel and ... Tommy Emmanuel in a duet with himself! If you think this might be gimmicky, think again. Emmanuel knows how to deliver an beautifully...

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Exclusive Play-Through Video: Reflections — "Candle"

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive guitar play-through video by Reflections. The song, "Candle," is from the band's latest album, Exi(s)t, which was released last October via Entertainment...

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When Sweep Picking Gets Old, Try This

Sweep picking was invented a long time ago, and it's been used in many amazing solos. Where would the Eighties be without sweep picking? Where would heavy metal be without it? While we're all thankful...

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Review: Ibanez Iron Label RGIR28FEBK Eight-String Guitar

In recent years, eight-string guitars have enjoyed increased popularity thanks to progressive metallists like Meshuggah’s Fredrik Thordendal and Mårten Hagström, Tosin Abasi of Animals as Leaders and...

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Guitarist Dave Meniketti Discusses Y&T’s 40th Anniversary

You'd think a band that's been around for 40 years might just be going through the motions at this point. But for Dave Meniketti and Y&T, that's hardly the case. The band's current lineup — Dave...

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Win a Knaggs Severn Tier 3 Trembuck Guitar!

Teaser Content:  Guitar World has teamed up with Knaggs Guitars to give away a Knaggs Severn Tier 3 Trembuck guitar. This giveaway is open worldwide and one lucky winner will be randomly selected...

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Video: 8-Year-Old Girl Plays Guthrie Govan's "Fives"

We thought we'd share this 2013 video of an 8-year-old girl named Li-Sa-X playing a Guthrie Govan tune called "Fives." The song is from Govan's Erotic Cakes album from 2006 (It is, of course, track 5...

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Dear Guitar Hero: Submit Your Questions for Bruce Kulick!

Got a question for your favorite guitarist? Let us be your go-between. The concept is easy — you submit your queries and we pass them on to some of the world's greatest guitarists. Only the sharpest...

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The Scale That Will Change Your Life

A number of years ago, I was teaching at a guitar workshop in Pittsburgh. I had taught at this annual workshop a number of times and always looked forward to my week there, not only because I was able...

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Exclusive Video: Monster Truck Live in Germany, Episode 3

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive video by Monster Truck — ”Live in Germany, Episode 3.” You can check it out below. The clip is part of a six-part series that will be premiered here and on...

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Video: Paul Gilbert Shreds on Electric Mandolin

And now, from the people who brought you "Video: Paul Gilbert Shreds on Stand-Up Bass," here's "Video: Paul Gilbert Shreds on Electric Mandolin"! The video — the latest clip to be posted on Gilbert's...

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Boss Introduces GP-10 Guitar Processor — Instrument Modeling, Instant Altered...

Boss has introduced the GP-10 Guitar Processor. From the company: The GP-10 Guitar Processor is an instrument modeling and multi-effects unit that puts an immense range of sound possibilities into the...

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Boss Unveils GT-001 Guitar Effects Processor — with Demo Video

Boss has introduced its new GT-001 Guitar Effects Processor, a desktop unit with premium sound and an integrated USB audio interface. From the company: Equipped with a huge selection of top-quality...

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Roland Announces CUBE Street EX Battery-Powered Stereo Guitar Amp

Roland has announced the CUBE Street EX, a battery-powered stereo amplifier. From the company: Building on the success of the original CUBE Street, the new CUBE Street EX infuses the popular mobile amp...

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