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Beyond the Fretboard: Visualizing Your Own Scales, Part 1

As guitar players, we sometimes get too comfortable with certain scale shapes because they can be easy to remember. For example, think about the minor pentatonic scale; almost immediately, the mental...

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Nirvana's 'MTV Unplugged' Rehearsal — Video

Below, check out the rehearsal footage for Nirvana's late-1993 MTV Unplugged appearance. Note how Kurt Cobain mentions several technical details — as he should, of course — and also gets somewhat...

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Recording King to Give Away 10 Guitars in 10 Minutes on June 10

As part of the company's “Perfect 10” sweepstakes, Recording King is giving away 10 all-solid 10 Series guitars on June 10. Players can enter and win one of four different body shapes: the Dreadnought...

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Betcha Can't Play This: Doug Aldrich's Three-Octave Pentatonic Ascent

This is a triplet-based run in A minor that starts out in the low register and moves up and across the fretboard, spanning three octaves before settling into a single position and moving back across...

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Dave Grohl to Host His Own HBO TV Show

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has officially been granted his very own TV show, set to air on HBO this coming winter. The show will expand on the idea behind Grohl's Sound City documentary; it will...

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'The Beauty of the Burst' Tells Story of 1958, 1959 and 1960 Gibson Sunburst...

Finally, the long-awaited English edition of The Beauty of the 'Burst (Hal Leonard), an historic Japanese book, is here! The Beauty of the 'Burst pays tribute to Gibson's magnificent Sunburst Les Pauls...

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In Deep with Andy Aledort: Unraveling the Mysteries of Chicago and Texas...

Be sure to check out my new website, andyaledort.com, which has all of the latest gig info, gear, lesson (private and Skype), session availability and more! There may be no more an enduring sound that...

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Phil Anselmo Open to Teaming With Zakk Wylde for Dimebag Darrell Tribute

Phil Anselmo says he is open to teaming up with Zakk Wylde to write a tribute to Dimebag Darrell. As the 10-year anniversary of Dimebag's death draws nearer, the former Pantera frontman says he'd...

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Ren Ferguson to Join CMG as Vice President of Manufacturing and R&D for Guild...

On the heels of Cordoba Music Group’s announcement of its intent to acquire Guild from Fender Musical Instrument Company (FMIC), CMG has now announced that Ren Ferguson will join the company as vice...

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Tony Iommi Says Black Sabbath's Hyde Park Show Might Be Their Last

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has said the band's Hyde Park gig this July could be their last — ever. The band will headline the British Summer Time Festival in London July 4, topping a bill that...

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Guitarist Brad Gillis Talks New Night Ranger Album, 'High Road'

While several Eighties rock bands have gone the "human jukebox" route — touring behind their catalog of hits without releasing new material — Night Ranger continue to buck the trend. For the band’s new...

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California Breed: Guitarist Andrew Watt Discusses His New Trio with Glenn...

Former Deep Purple and Trapeze bassist Glenn Hughes, who has spent the recent past guesting with everyone from Black Sabbath to Earth, Wind & Fire, formed Black Country Communion with Joe...

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Jimmy Page Discusses “Evil Sounds” Heard on New Led Zeppelin Re-Issues

As my cab pulls up to Olympic Studios, located in the quiet West London suburb of Barnes, I’m a bit surprised and amused. With its red brick exterior and modest white archway entrance, the exterior...

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Betcha Can't Play This: Dave Reffett — "Caravan of Cannibals"

This is a two-part run in A minor that I play in my solo to "Caravan of Cannibals," on Shredding the Envelope’s debut CD, The Call of the Flames. The first three bars are based mostly on the A Dorian...

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Jack White Premieres New Song, "Just One Drink"

Today, Jack White premiered a new song — "Just One Drink"— over at RollingStone.com. This is the third track from White's upcoming studio album, Lazaretto, to be made available for streaming. You also...

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Did Maximum the Hormone Create the Most Insane Metal Song of All Time? — Video

A while ago, I interviewed ex-Megadeth shredder/current Japanophile Marty Friedman, and we got on the topic of Japanese acts that Americans should know. In case you aren't aware, Marty's been living in...

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Top 20 Hair Metal Albums of the Eighties

Yeah, they dressed funny and their lyrics often lacked the angst and agonized self-awareness that we’ve come to expect in this decade of the rock and roll sissy-band, but the pop metal acts of the...

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Stolen or Lost Ax? Trace Your Hoffee Guitar Case with Snagg GPS Unit

Snagg, a pioneer in asset recovery, recently partnered with Hoffee Cases, a guitar case manufacturer, for a project that will enable law enforcement to track their guitar cases if they are lost or...

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Nikki Sixx Discusses Mötley Crüe's Future and Past, When "Debauchery was King...

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

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Ed's Shed: Intro to Soldering, Part 1 — Required Tools and Safety Tips

In a recent column, I discussed the various reasons your guitar might cut out. Loose wires, faulty components and other such gremlins raised their ugly little heads. Rather than sob into your pillow...

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