Shapes in the Clouds: Jon Durant Teams with Porcupine Tree's Colin Edwin
Jul 23 2013 1:19PM
JON DURANT HAS ENJOYED A MULTIFACETED CAREER that has included a stint at Berklee, a gig as marketing manager for Lexicon in the early ’90s (where he also served as “demo guy” for the Vortex morphing processor and the JamMan
Big in Japan: 35 Years After Cheap Trick Budokan, Rick Nielsen Seriously Jokes about His Music
Jul 23 2013 1:17PM
In the late ’70s, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen was the clown prince of rock guitar.
Flashback: Eddie Van Halen's first interview
Jul 23 2013 11:43AM
Jas Obrecht's classic Eddie Van Halen interview from the November 1978 issue of Guitar Player.
Chatter: Carl Verheyen - Session Strategies
Jul 23 2013 1:14AM
Here’s How Electric Players Can Prepare a Solo Acoustic Set
Spotlight Then and Now: Michael Nicolella
Jul 23 2013 1:02AM
WHEN CLASSICAL VIRTUOSO Michael Nicolella appeared in Frets magazine in 2006, his album Shard was described as “an exciting textbook on how to honor classical tradition and kick it in the ass at the same time.”
Steve Lukather Bonus Interview Outtakes From His August 2013 GP Feature
Jul 9 2013 1:47PM
Steve Lukather, no surprise, loves to talk guitar. This interview, conducted at the guitarist’s Los Angeles home in May of 2013, went over three-and-a-half hours in duration. And Luke, as he is known to his fans and friends,
Carl Jah Lets Nothing Go to Waste on 'Re-Purpose'
Jun 4 2013 1:53PM
YOU MIGHT REMEMBER CARL JAH FROM HIS KILLING GUITAR work with the hilariously awesome Dread Zeppelin, a band that played reggae versions of Zeppelin tunes with an Elvis impersonator lead singer.
Rhythm Workshop: Mo' Funk
Jun 4 2013 1:41PM
ARE YOU READY FOR A REAL WORKOUT? Our last stop on the soul train focused on single, double, and triple sixteenth-note motifs, and utilized static dominant-seventh- based chords (which, of course, can be applied to any of the
Happy Camping with Steve Howe and Paul Gilbert
Jun 4 2013 1:38PM
TWO OF THE WORLD’S MOST accomplished guitarists will bring their mastery to the Music Masters Camp series this summer at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York, just 17 miles west of Woodstock in the Catskills mountains.
You're Playing it Wrong! Over Under Sideways Down
Jun 4 2013 1:34PM
AS LEGEND HAS IT, THE YARDBIRDS hired an authentic Indian sitar player to record the intro riff to “Heart Full of Soul” in 1965, but after many unsuccessful attempts gave up and relegated the part to Jeff Beck, who tore it up on
Division Street: Harper Simon Ups the Guitars on His Sophomore Release
Jun 4 2013 1:34PM
HARPER SIMON MAY BE PAUL SIMON’S SON , BUT HE DOESN’T attempt to capitalize on it.
Quick Licks: June 2013
Jun 4 2013 1:30PM
“This lick is influenced by Frank Gambale and Jimi Hendrix and is based on the E minor pentatonic scale,” says Three Degrees guitarist Nick Kellie.
Now Hear This: Leroy Justice
Jun 4 2013 1:26PM
IF SOME FILM STUDIO EVER DOES A REMAKE OF CAMERON Crowe’s Almost Famous, Leroy Justice would kick ass reprising the role of the fictional band Stillwater.
Now Hear This: Haunted by Heroes
Jun 4 2013 1:21PM
FEW BANDS CAN CLAIM THEY GOT TOGETHER in day care at just three years old, or that they went pro at age nine, but that’s precisely the story behind Haunted By Heroes.
Altered States: Joe Satriani Surrenders to the Many Different Voices in His Head
Jun 4 2013 1:16PM
“I ALWAYS HAVE THEMES CHURNING AROUND MY HEAD BEFORE I COM - POSE AN ALBUM,” SAYS JOE SATRIANI , WITH AN AUDIBLE “WINK” PRESENT IN HIS SPEECH.
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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