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Hear It Now: Mastodon Premiere New Song "High Road"

Atlanta's Mastodon have just premiered a new song, “High Road.” The song comes off Once More Round the Sun, their sixth studio album to be released this summer. Check it out below and let us know what...

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The Ataris Tour Blog: How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love My Ovation Acoustic

The Ataris just wrapped a tour that reunited the classic lineup that created their 2003 major label debut So Long, Astoria. Guitarist John Collura documented this reunion. Check out the second...

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Exclusive Interview: Jonatha Brooke Talks About "My Mother Has Four Noses"...

I’ve been a fan of Jonatha Brooke’s for quite some time. This singer songwriter seems to have a unique perspective and musical sensibility that I find so appealing. So when she announced she would be...

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Wild Stringdom with John Petrucci: Moving Across the Fretboard in Unusual...

Over the years, people have noticed that when I play certain runs, my fingers move in the opposite direction of the notes that they hear. For example, as my fret hand moves up the fretboard, the...

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New Book: Learn to Play 26 Kiss Classics

We have a new book at the Guitar World Online Store. The Best of Kiss features transcriptions and tabs for 26 Kiss classics, including "Detroit Rock City,""Deuce,""Hard Luck Woman,""I Was Made for...

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The Top Ten Slow Guitar Solos

Remember those old Bugs Bunny cartoons where a pompous Bugs would race a tortoise—and lose? The moral of the story: slow and steady wins the race. The same principle can hold true with guitar...

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The 50 Heaviest Rock Songs Before Black Sabbath — Songs 50 to 41

The origin of heavy metal is a very fuzzy thing, but most historians and fans can agree that Black Sabbath’s eponymous 1970 debut was the first true heavy metal album. Its thunderous drums, sinister...

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Video Finds: Page & Plant Perform “Stairway to Heaven” Acoustic

Check out this rare video of Page and Plant performing “Stairway to Heaven” during a visit to Japan in 1994. Following the demise of Led Zeppelin, the duo reunited in the early ‘90s for an MTV...

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Exclusive Song Premiere: Edward David Anderson “Lost & Found”

Today we’re happy to present the premiere of Edward David Anderson’s new track, “Lost & Found.” The song is featured on his upcoming debut solo LP, Lies & Wishes, slated for release on April...

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The Ataris Tour Blog: The Mystery & Majesty of the American Truck Stop

The Ataris just wrapped a tour that reunited the classic lineup that created their 2003 major label debut So Long, Astoria. Guitarist John Collura documented this reunion. Check out the final...

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Photo Gallery: Top 10 Weirdest Custom Guitars

Most guitarists at one point or another in their development have gone through some sort of “I want a custom guitar” phase. Whether it’s a funky paint job or a radical new shape, a custom ax presents...

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Video: Discover the Taylor Expression System 2

Taylor pickup designer David Hosler had been studying under-saddle piezo transducers and how they capture a guitar’s energy as it is transferred from the strings through the saddle and soundboard. The...

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Greensky Bluegrass Announce New Album ‘If Sorrows Swim’

Since their founding at the turn of the millenium, the five members of Greensky Bluegrass have fashioned a dynamic sound rooted in classic stringband Americana while branching outward to encompass an...

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Sunday Strum: Episode 5 Power Chords with Accents

This week on Sunday Strum, I demonstrate two different ways to accent a basic eighth note pattern with power chords. This is a continuation of sorts from episode 4. This time, I’m using the same...

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Knowing When and How to Transform Your Tone

This column is for “chameleon” guitarists, those who play in a variety of bands in different genres. In New York City, it's not uncommon to meet a guitarist after a metal show who's been shedding his...

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Session Guitar: How to Create Professional-Sounding Tracks at Home

Hello, kids. Every producer has his or her secrets. Some use gear, like a certain mic or pre or vintage amp to get a signature sound. Sometimes it's studio trickery. I just like to think of it as being...

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Bent Out of Shape: Learning Mozart's Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, Part 7

Today we are going learn Part 7 of Mozart's 25th Symphony in G Minor. It's been a while since we started learning the piece, but we're getting very close to the end. To catch up on all the other parts...

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Choice Cuts: The Best of Radiohead's Acoustic Magic

Rock has never been static. When it stays in the same place for too long, sticking stubbornly to what it may think is what’s best, it becomes stale, rather than solidly in place. No band has done more...

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'Dale Turner's Guide to Acoustic Rock Guitar' Parts 1 and 2 — Ultimate DVD...

Save almost 17 percent by buying Dale Turner's Guide to Acoustic Rock Guitar Parts 1 and 2 together in this awesome combo pack. With more than four hours of total instruction, this combo pack makes up...

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Thirty Guitar Legends — Including Eddie Van Halen, Dimebag Darrell and Jeff...

From the GW Archive: This feature originally appeared in the May 2002 issue of Guitar World. The story has a "time capsule" theme: We asked several veteran guitarists to choose the one song they'd most...

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