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Hall Pass: From Stevie Ray Vaughan to Ozzy Osbourne, 14 Glaring Rock and Roll...

How in good conscience can an institution that has admitted Gladys Knight & the Pips overlook Ozzy Osbourne? That was the burning question that kept us awake after we learned about the Rock and...

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Why the Simplest Guitar Parts Are Sometimes the Most Difficult Ones to Play

The "easiest" guitar part is sometimes the most difficult one. Sure, we all like to shred and to show off our skills, but it could be mind boggling when someone asks us to record the simplest guitar...

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Bent Out of Shape: Learning Mozart's Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, Part 9

Welcome to the final part of learning Mozart's 25th symphony in G minor! It has taken nine lessons, but we've finally reached the end of the piece. For everyone who has followed me throughout this...

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Carvin Introduces Its New TL70 Seven-String Guitar

Carvin Guitars has introduced a new seven-string model, the TL70. The guitar, which you can check out in the photo gallery below, features 25.5-inch-scale, neck-thru construction and is available with...

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Caparison Guitars AH8 Eight-String Guitar: Demo Video Featuring Mattias Eklundh

Below, check out a brand-new demo video for the eight-string AH8 model by Caparison Guitars. The guitarist in the clip is Sweden's Mattias IA Eklundh. We hope to have more information about this guitar...

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Playing For Change Premieres “What’s Going On” Video Featuring Sara Bareilles

Check out the latest Playing For Change music video of “What’s Going On” featuring Sara Bareilles and musicians from around the world. The video is one of many included in the upcoming Playing For...

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Exclusive Video: Diamond Youth's “Bonfire” Acoustic

For any working band, getting the offer to tour overseas is huge. But when money stands in the way of you actually getting there.. well, that sucks. This is the current situation Diamond Youth are...

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SongTown USA: Tips on Writing Faster

I write very quickly. Not by design. It just generally happens that way. When I first began trying to write professionally, I realized that I wrote slowly and methodically. In fact, sometimes I was so...

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Born of Osiris: "Exhilarate" Guitar Play-Through Video — Exclusive

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of the new guitar play-through video for "Exhilarate" by Born of Osiris. The video, which you can check out below, features Born of Osiris...

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White Lightning: Ode to the Original B-Bender, Clarence White of The Byrds...

Clarence White was a genuine double threat. His brilliant, Doc Watson-inspired acoustic flatpicking, which incorporated lightning-fast fiddle lines played on a vintage Martin D-28, helped the bluegrass...

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Get the Story Behind Every Led Zeppelin Song

The new book, The Stories Behind Every Led Zeppelin Song, is available now at the Guitar World Online Store. Led Zeppelin's hard-driving mix of blues-rock and funk electrified generations of fans,...

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The Ultra Zone: Steve Vai's Course In Ear Training, Part 1

GuitarWorld.com is revisiting Steve Vai's classic mag column, "The Ultra Zone," for this crash course in ear training. I could never overstate the importance of a musician’s need to develop his or her...

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Walter Trout Offers Free Song Download, "Wastin' Away," from New Album, 'The...

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents a free download of "Wastin' Away," a new song by venerable bluesman Walter Trout. The song is from Trout's new album, The Blues Came Callin', which will be released June...

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Session Guitar: Setting Up Your Recording Studio for Maximum Efficiency and...

Hi, gang! I'm gonna get right to it today with two words: ergonomics and templates. My entire studio life lives and dies with these two words. Ergonomics is how my gear is setup around me in the studio...

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Jazz Guitar Corner: How to Expand Your Jazz Chops with Rhythmic Displacement

When learning how to play jazz guitar, one of the big concepts many players tackle is learning licks from famous players and classic solos. When doing so, you can learn the lick as played on the...

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Avenged Sevenfold's Synyster Gates Plays Gypsy Jazz at Guitar Center...

As part of Guitar Center's Master Class artist program, 10 winners from around the U.S. were chosen by Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Synyster Gates to attend a private master class at Guitar Center...

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Win a Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster from Band Of Skulls!

Teaser Content:  Band Of Skulls and <em>Guitar World</em> have teamed up to give away a Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster in Black. For more about this exact model, visit its page on...

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Gear Review: Taurus Stomp-Head 4.SL Guitar Amp

Guitar amplifiers disguised as effect pedals are nothing new, but most are fairly limiting in one way or another. Usually, the space-related convenience leads to an inconvenience in the tone or power...

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Interview: Godhead's Jason C. Miller Talks New Album, 'The Shadow Realigned'

Los Angeles-based industrial metal band Godhead recently released The Shadow Realigned, a new album consisting of 14 remixed versions of carefully selected tracks from the band's catalog, plus two...

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Robert Francis and The Night Tide Embarking on US Tour

Robert Francis returns with his fourth album Heaven, which was released June 3 on Aeronaut Records. Recorded with his new backing band The Night Tide, the album’s 13 songs were produced by Francis,...

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