Matt Blackett's April Faves
April 16, 2012
Vinnie Moore continues
to kick major
ass on UFO’s latest.
All the guitars sound
great, but definitely
check out the killer chugs on “Mojo Town,”
the sustain-y EBow-ish lines in “Angel Station,”
the slinky slide work in “The Fear,”
and the all-out blazing in “Wonderland.”
Moore can still shred—maybe better than
ever—but he’s just so damn bluesy, and
that’s ultimately what makes him special.
Industry types know
Ryan Rhodes as the
less-attractive half of
the Nick Bowcott/
Ryan Rhodes juggernaut that runs Marshall
Amplification U.S. Guitar fans will
soon know him as a guy who cranks out
crushing and demented riffs, super-interesting
solos, odd meters that actually make
sense, and positively kick-ass tones. Some
of Rhodes’ guitar parts are pretty twisted.
How twisted? Like “severed heads in the
freezer” twisted—which is unbelievably
Utilizing the Entire
By Marc Silver
in 1978, this 150-page
study guide is still valid
today for anyone seeking to improve their
musicianship by becoming fluent with
chords and scales in all reaches of the fretboard.
The course is laid out in a stepwise
manner so that a player can come in at a
rudimentary level, learn the material at
their own pace, and ultimately become
more proficient at improvising solos and
rhythms in practically any musical situation.