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John Petrucci of Dream Theater Discusses Rush's '2112'— The Record That...

Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci chooses (and discusses) the record that changed his life. Rush2112 (1976) “If I had to pick a favorite band of all time, it would be Rush. "As a teenager, I was...

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Miss May I Guitarist Justin Aufdemkampe's 2014 Summer Tour Survival Guide —...

In this new feature from the August 2014 issue of Guitar World, the guitarists of Avenged Sevenfold, Morbid Angel, Trivium and other metal acts tell how they'll beat the heat and tame the crowds on the...

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Crown the Empire Guitarist Bennett Vogelman's 2014 Summer Tour Survival Guide...

In this new feature from the August 2014 issue of Guitar World, the guitarists of Avenged Sevenfold, Morbid Angel, Trivium and other metal acts tell how they'll beat the heat and tame the crowds on the...

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Orianthi Discusses Santana's 'Sacred Fire: Live in South America'— The Record...

Orianthi chooses (and discusses) the record that changed her life. SantanaSacred Fire: Live In South America (1993) “There’s just so much wonderful soloing throughout that entire concert—really...

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How to Change the Speaker in a Guitar Amp — Video

Sometimes you just need to make a change! With that in mind, we asked our very own Paul Riario to create a video showing you how to change the speaker in your guitar amp. In the video below, which is...

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Gig Review: Richie Sambora Pays Tribute to Les Paul at the Iridium

Back in the late Eighties, Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora was considered to be one of the true guitar heroes of the day. While less flashy than, say, Jake E. Lee or George Lynch, Sambo was generally...

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Betcha Can't Play This: Bill Hudson's Lydian Cascade

This is a scalar run based on the F Lydian mode [F G A B C D E], which is the fifth mode of C major. It incorporates several different lead-playing techniques and sounds cool when played over an F or...

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Synth City: 10 Classic Guitar Synth Songs

Here's an ode to a piece of gadgetry rarely heralded on GuitarWorld.com, something that has brought a whole new world of sounds to guitarists' fingertips: the guitar synthesizer, aka the guitar synth....

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Betcha Can't Play This: Building Suspense with Andy Timmons — Video

Here's a cool, suspenseful-sounding climbing run that’s based on the A minor pentatonic scale [A C D E G] and the A Dorian mode [A B C D E F s G]. The concept is to ascend the neck on just two...

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Yes Release EPK for New Album, 'Heaven & Earth'— Video

Yes have released a trailer that discusses their new album, Heaven & Earth, which was released July 22 on Frontiers Records. In the video, which you can watch below, Yes discuss the inspiration and...

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Alter Bridge Premiere “Cry of Achilles” Music Video

Today, Alter Bridge teamed up with RevolverMag.com to premiere the official music video for "Cry of Achilles," a song off their latest album, Fortress. The animated clip was directed by SiLee films via...

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Win a Chiodos Prize Pack Including an Autographed Gibson SG Guitar!

Teaser Content:  <em>Guitar World</em> and Razor & Tie have teamed up to give away a Chiodos Devil Prize Pack. The prize pack includes an autographed Gibson SG Guitar, a Chiodos...

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J.D. Simo: The Best Guitarist in Nashville? — Video

J.D. Simo used to hold the highly coveted guitar spot in the Don Kelley Band in Nashville (top video), which has since been filled by the fleet-fingered Daniel Donato. Now Simo has branched out on his...

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Exclusive Live Video: Rodrigo y Gabriela Perform “The Soundmaker”

Hopefully by now you’ve watched our exclusive interview with acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela. In the 3-part series, Guitar World’s Jimmy Brown chats with Rod y Gab about songwriting, gear, and...

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Get 'AMPLIFi: The Guitar Amp, Reinvented' Free When You Download Guitar World...

Right now, you can get Line 6's AMPLIFi: The Guitar Amp, Reinvented for free when you download Guitar World at the Apple Newsstand. From AMPLIFi: The Guitar Amp, Reinvented: "We told you that we...

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Exclusive Song Premiere: Walter Salas-Humara “Satellite”

Today we are stoked to share a new song from Walter Salas-Humara. It’s “Satellite,” a laid back, clap along track with a cool groove, that has us searching for communication from above! Salas-Humara, a...

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Big Strokes: A Beginner's Guide to Sweeping

Although often regarded as a “shredder’s” technique, the notion of sweeping (or raking) the pick across the strings to produce a quick succession of notes has been around since the invention of the...

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Jazz Guitar Corner: Three Steps to Avoiding Practice Fatigue

When I asked my Facebook followers what they wanted me to write about this week, I was excited to see a question about maintaining physical and mental health in the practice room. As guitarists, it’s...

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Sucré Announce September U.S. Tour

Sucré — the solo project of singer Stacy King (Eisley) — has announced its first-ever tour this summer. Kicking off September 4 in Houston, the run continues through eastern U.S. markets including...

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Guitar World's Paul Riario Demos Ninebuzz Modal Buddy App for Guitarists — Video

In this new video, Guitar World's Paul Riario demos the new Ninebuzz Modal Buddy app for iPhone and iPod Touch. The app teaches you the modes by letting you jamming along to several backing tracks....

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