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New Study Shows How Guitar Players' Brains Are Different from Everybody Elses'

Sure, we've all suspected it for years, but now a study has pretty much confirmed it: Guitarists' brains are different from everyone else's. In a 2012 study conducted in Berlin, researchers scanned the...

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Chop Shop: A Country-Influenced Application of Hybrid Picking for Blues and Rock

In the first two installments of Chop Shop, we looked at some arpeggio-based runs that were spiced up with octaves, finger taps, pinch harmonics and behind-the-nut bends. This time, as promised, I’m...

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"The Best of Betcha Can't Play This"— Video

Yes, sometimes we find ourselves checking out guitar forums on other guitar-centric websites. Such was the case earlier today, when we stumbled upon the video below, which is titled "The Best of Betcha...

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Black Label Society Perform "Angel of Mercy" on 'Late Night with Seth...

Last night — or was it early this morning? — Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Check out the official clip of "Angel of Mercy" below. The song is from...

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June 2014 Guitar World: Motley Crue's Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx, Pantera,...

The all-new June 2014 issue of Guitar World is available now! In the new June issue, we interview Motley Crue. After more than 30 years together, the Crue are calling it quits. Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx...

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Monster Licks: Going Over the Top — Adding Notes to Spice Up the Pentatonic...

In this Monster Lick, I'm using a combination of pentatonic scales in the key of E minor. All of these scales are based around the straight minor pentatonic, but to get the different effect I simply...

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Courtney Love Premieres "You Know My Name" Music Video

Courtney Love has premiered the music video for her current single, "You Know My Name." The video, which was directed by Maximilla Lukacs, shows the singer trashing a room while wearing a white gown....

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Marshall DSL40C Guitar Amp — Demo Video

Guitar Center recently started creating "product spotlight" demo videos for gear that happens to be available at their many stores. The week's demo video showcases the 40-watt, all-tube Marshall DSL40C...

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Jack White Discusses "Ultra" Vinyl Release of New Album, 'Lazaretto'— Video

Jack White has announced the "Ultra" LP release of his upcoming album, Lazaretto, which will be released June 10 through White's Third Man Records. "While we were mixing the record, I started to get...

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Dean Zelinsky Private Label Guitars Offers New Models and Finishes

The latest newsletter from Dean Zelinsky Private Label Guitars has announced a few new models and finishes. New models include the Set Neck Z-Glide StrettaVita and Zenyatta (See photos in the gallery...

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Carr Amplifiers Introduces Skylark Combo Guitar Amp

Carr Amplifiers has introduced the Skylark 1-12-inch Combo guitar amplifier. From the company: The Skylark idea began with our love and appreciation for classic home/student Sixties American amps such...

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Two New Studies Suggest Women Are More Attracted to a Man Holding a Guitar

There's a certain Je ne sais quoi about a guy holding a guitar. Or so says a new study from France, which suggests that a man is perceived as more attractive to women if there’s a guitar in his hands....

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Vernon Reid, Alex Skolnick and Earl Slick Help Launch D'Addario NYXL Electric...

Earlier this week, D’Addario introduced its NYXL electric guitar strings — what the company considers the next generation of strings. To celebrate the occasion, D’Addario hosted a star-studded launch...

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May 8, 1984: Eric Clapton Lets Loose with Roger Waters on 'The Pros and Cons...

On this date in 1984, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters released his first solo album, The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking. The album abounded with something that Eric Clapton’s early Eighties albums sorely...

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LessonFace with Steve Stine: Making the Pentatonic Melodic — Absolute...

Steve Stine, highly sought-after guitar educator, teaches live online group and private classes at Lessonface.com. His live online beginner guitar course, "Maymester Guitar 101," starts this Saturday,...

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Eight-Piece Austin Band Brownout Cover Black Sabbath's "The Wizard"— Listen

Black Sabbath covers are nothing new — but a new cover of "The Wizard" that was premiered by usatoday.com is unique enough to merit a listen or nine. The band, Brownout, is an eight-piece Austin outfit...

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United Stringdom: Using the Harmonic Minor Scale and Phrygian-Dominant Mode...

One of the things I enjoy about metal lead guitar is that most of the time I’m soloing over power chords, which consist of a root note and a perfect fifth above it (for example, an E5 power chord is...

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Ed's Shed: Some Crazy Stories from My Repair-Shop Days

I thought I’d use this week's post to tell you about some silly episodes that prove that we don’t all know what we’re doing. I worked in a music store in Glasgow, Scotland, for almost 20 years. Anyone...

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Video Lesson: Slash Shows You How to Play Guns N' Roses'"Paradise City"

Around the release of his eponymous debut solo album, Slash took the time out to show us how to play some of his favorite riffs, both new and old. In the Guitar World video below, Slash talks about...

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'Inferno': Marty Friedman Talks New Album, American Fans and Working with...

This is an excerpt from the June 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus features on Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx, Pantera, Carlos Santana, the history of MXR pedals, Nergal, columns,...

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