Yngwie Malmsteen: Still Blazing After All These Years
Oct 23 2013 12:43PM
The Man Who Wrote the Book on Shred Has Penned the Story of His Life
Paul Gilbert's Three Essential Technique Tips
Oct 22 2013 1:57PM
My experience as an instructor has taught me that lots of the elements of guitar playing I take for granted are missing from the techniques of many of my students.
Ana Popovic on Playing Your Own Blues
Oct 22 2013 1:55PM
I firmly believe that the blues has to evolve.
Now Hear This: James Stevenson
Oct 22 2013 1:49PM
While still attending school in 1977, British guitar player James Stevenson joined the punk band Chelsea, launching a career that saw him performing with acts such as Generation X, Kim Wilde, Gene Loves Jezebel, Glen
Now Hear This: Ulmer/McFarland
Oct 22 2013 1:42PM
Depending on your outlook, a benefit of major labels crashing down— along with the popular ascension of jam bands and musicians taking control of their careers via online initiatives—is that no artist needs to squeeze his or
How to Play Hits Without Becoming a Human Jukebox
Oct 22 2013 1:25PM
“When an artist says, ‘I like what you’re playing’—that keeps you working,” says guitarist Tommy Organ, who has performed a lot of number-one smashes onstage with both Michael Jackson (This Is It) and the Jacksons (Unity
John Doe on the Early Days of X
Oct 22 2013 1:22PM
In 1977, acceptance of the L.A. punk movement was quick—I would say maybe six to ten months—because it was in the air. Everybody was ready for something new.
Get More Gigs! How to Score a Video Game
Oct 22 2013 1:03PM
When scoring a game, my creative process usually begins with having a basic understanding of the style of music I’m aiming for, setting up a click track, pressing Record, and improvising until I hit upon something that works.
Spotlight Then and Now: Shawn Lane
Oct 22 2013 12:51PM
THUS FAR, EVERY PLAYER in Spotlight Then & Now has chimed in on what it meant to be in the column.
Bo Diddley's Essential Guide to Surviving Life and the Music Business
Oct 2 2013 1:24PM
The one and only Bo Diddley offers words of wisdom on health, wealth, and, um, cows.
Metallica bashes out "Enter Sandman" on Mariano Rivera Day at Yankee Stadium
Sep 23 2013 1:18PM
In the ultimate rock and roll tribute to retiring New York Yankee Mariano Rivera, who many believe is the greatest relief pitcher of all time, Metallica performed their song "Enter Sandman" live at Yankee Stadium yesterday.
TesseracT's James Monteith on Channeling Atmospheric Guitar
Sep 18 2013 1:47PM
“When TesseracT performs live, Acle [Kahney, co-guitarist] and I generally trade off between playing riffs and the more atmospheric stuff, as well as taking turns soloing,” says Monteith.
Joe Bonamassa performs "Someday After Awhile"
Sep 18 2013 1:25PM
Check out Joe Bonamassa's blistering rendition of "Someday After Awhile" live from Guitar Center's Blues Masters grand finals.
Buck Curran on Arborea's Avant-Folk Aesthetics
Sep 18 2013 1:13PM
“Shanti and I were married for seven years before she sang in front of me,” says Curran, “but after I gave her a banjo for her birthday in 2005, she opened up.
Ricky Byrd Tells You How to Find Your Voice by Being You
Sep 18 2013 1:07PM
“From the time I left Joan Jett and the Blackhearts around 1991, I was really trying to see what I sounded like on my own,” says Byrd.
Under Investigation: Billy Cobham's 'Spectrum'
Rhythm Workshop: Sliding Fourths
Style Study: Buddy Guy and Guitar Slim
Rhythm Workshop: 40 Ways to Play an Am Chord
You're Playing It Wrong: "Green Oniions"
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