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Guitar Chalk Sessions: Methods for Targeting Problem Areas in Your Guitar Solos

I’ve noticed something about my soloing in the last couple of weeks. First, I’m not what you would consider a “lead guitarist.” I can hang, sure. But it’s not my area and I’ve never really been...

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Jonathan and Susan Lipp of Full Compass Systems Join NAMM Members to Fight...

Jonathan and Susan Lipp, owners of Full Compass Systems, recently attended the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Advocacy Fly-In in Washington, D.C. Here they joined celebrity musicians,...

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Yes to Release New Album, 'Heaven & Earth,' July 22

Prog-rock legends Yes have announced they'll be releasing a new studio album, Heaven & Earth, July 22 through Frontiers Records. For Heaven & Earth, Yes teamed up with Grammy winner Roy Thomas...

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Exclusive Premiere: Kelley Mickwee “Take Me Home”

Today we’re happy to present the premiere of Kelley Mickwee’s “Take Me Home,” a track from her upcoming full length, You Used to Live Here. With a laid-back rhythm section and soaring pedal steel...

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Eric Clapton Releases "Call Me the Breeze" Animated Lyric Video

Eric Clapton has released the animated lyric video for his new single, "Call Me the Breeze," and you can check it out below. The track is from The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale, a new album...

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Gibson Introduces ES-Les Paul Guitar: "The Ultimate Marriage of Solid and Semi"

Gibson has introduced its new ES-Les Paul guitar. From the company: The solidbody Les Paul Standard and semi-acoustic ES-335 are the two most influential electric guitars ever to hit their respective...

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Book/CD: Joe Satriani's Guitar Secrets — 41 Private Lessons

Joe Satriani: Guitar Secrets is available now at the Guitar World Online Store. Learn guitar tips, tricks and secrets with this collection of 41 private lessons from Satriani's famous columns from...

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Led Vault: Jimmy Page Talks First Three Led Zeppelin Albums, Gibson and...

This is an excerpt from the July 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the rest of this story, plus features on Ace Frehley, Albert Lee, "The Album that Changed My Life," the history of Taylor Guitars, Kenny...

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DigiTech Reissues DOD Envelope Filter 440

Harman's DigiTech has announced the introduction of its Envelope Filter 440, the classic “auto-wah” effect that makes your guitar “speak” with vowel-like sounds. The new Envelope Filter retains the...

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Mastodon Premiere "High Road" Music Video

Mastodon have premiered the music video for their new single, “High Road.” Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments or on Facebook. The track is from Once More 'Round the Sun,...

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Stevie Ray Vaughan on a Telecaster: SRV Plays "The Crawl" with The Fabulous...

Me to Jimmie Vaughan: “I’ve been stealing one of your solos for years; it’s your solo on 'The Crawl' from [the Fabulous Thunderbirds' 1980 album] What’s The Word? I steal that from you about once a...

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DigiTech Introduces Drop Pedal for Instant Drop-Tuning

Today, Harman’s DigiTech announced the introduction of Drop, a dedicated polyphonic drop-tune pedal that lets guitar and bass players instantly lower their tuning from one semitone all the way down to...

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Top Acoustic Tracks From the First Half of 2014

Summer is finally here! And with that, the schedule of album releases slows a bit, letting everyone digest the musical offerings of spring. Although the year is still somewhat young, there have been...

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LessonFace with Steve Stine: Absolute Fretboard Mastery, Part 6: Chord...

Steve Stine, highly sought-after guitar educator, teaches live online group and private classes at Lessonface.com. His live online advanced guitar course, "Soloing Mastery," starts Saturday, June 21....

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Five People Play One Guitar as Multiple Instruments — Video

This video has been played on YouTube more than 158 million times — but here it is again, just in case you've missed it! It's Canadian band Walk off the Earth — with singer Sarah Blackwood — playing a...

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Hear Eddie Van Halen Play Eric Clapton's "Crossroads" Guitar Solo Note for Note

For many years — I guess before Eddie Van Halen and "Eruption" came along — Cream's "Crossroads" was THE song to pull out at parties to impress friends, girls, uncles, cousins, neighbors, animals, etc....

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Learn Ins and Outs of Blues Guitar with Keith Wyatt's New 'Talkin' Blues' DVD

The new Talkin' Blues DVD is available now at the Guitar World Online Store for $14.99! With more than 90 minutes of instruction, Talkin' Blues provides you with 10 in-depth video lessons on essential...

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Man of Steel with Steel Panther's Satchel: The Benefits of Simplicity, and...

For this month’s column, we’re going to focus on a Steel Panther song that is so great and so hooky, it’s pretty much impossible to imagine that it even exists. “Community Property,” from our 2009...

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Jack White Performs "Alone In My Home" and "Temporary Ground" on 'Conan'— Video

This past week, Jack White has been on a publicity blitz for his just-released solo album, Lazaretto. Earlier this week, he stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon for the second time in a month...

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Self-Tuning Guitars: Epiphone Introduces Min-ETune-Equipped Models — Les Paul...

Epiphone has introduced two new guitars, the Les Paul Classic-T and the FT-350SCE Acoustic/Electric, both of which come with the company's Min-ETune system. The company refers to the models as the...

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