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Gear Review: Power Pins 2.0 Replacement Bridge Pins

Bill EvansSeptember 9, 2018<p><b>From the October 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY GREG OLWELL</b><p>In our recent “Guitar on a Budget” feature (June 2018), we …

Acoustic Guitar

Jack Kroesche

In a band called Seachild with my buds Jip and Mikey (I'm the one on the right of the picture with the pathetic facial hair). I play guitar, piano …

Guitar

Building a Complex Riff from a Simple Melody

Oftentimes, when composing progressive or complicated music, one can become a little wary that the finished product may not live up to the depth and …

A YouTube-taught Indian guitarist is topping the charts and winning fans (including Katrina Kaif)

Sutej Singh is a quintessential artist of the internet age.<p>Solan-based progressive rock guitarist and composer Sutej Singh, 25, is an overnight …

Improve your finger dexterity with this 20-minute guitar workout

<b>Developing your fretting skills is part of a bigger picture of simultaneously improving your picking technique. As you gain better coordination</b> …

Guitar Essentials: Barn-Burning Bluegrass Licks

Get ready for some fast, hot picking, because we’re about to take a crash course in bluegrass guitar.<p>Be forewarned, though: this is no sit­ …

Learn some mind-bending harmony lead techniques with this Hyvmine guitar tutorial

<b>You will have seen Al Joseph on these pages before, demonstrating his</b> <b>killer legato techniques</b><b>, but for this latest tutorial, he’s teamed up with</b> …

Summer NAMM 2018: Has G7th just perfected the 12-string guitar capo?

<b>SUMMER NAMM 2018</b><b>: UK capo genius G7th has announced a potentially winning new approach to 12-string guitar capos, with a patent-pending Compensated</b> …

Ibanez Introduces Compact Acoustic Electric Basses

Ibanez has launched two new compact acoustic basses with the AVNB1E and the AVNB1FE. The basses, which are fretted and fretless models respectively, …

Watch Billy Corgan Play 'Archer' on the 'Late Late Show with James Corden'

Though Smashing Pumpkins' <i>Shiny and Oh So Bright</i> reunion tour is only two months away, Billy Corgan is still busy on the road promoting his most …

James Corden

More on Developing Proper Sweep Picking Technique

Sweep picking is an incredibly useful and exciting technique that allows guitarists to perform arpeggios in a flashy, keyboard-like manner.<p>It has …

10 Extremely Tasty Licks You Should Know

Guitar instructor Paul Davids—the man behind GW favorites "Are We All Tuning Our Guitars Wrong" and "Is This the Mother of All Finger Exercises," …

Dire Straits Fans, You’ve Never Heard ‘Sultans Of Swing’ Like This

We’re indebted to the <b>Open Culture</b> website for bringing to our attention the work of the Korean musician Luna Lee. She performs Western music on the …

Dylan Carlson’s top 5 tips for guitarists: “Even with repetition and a good riff, songs should have an arc”

<b>Dylan Carlson is the sort of guitarist who is capable of shifting our perspective on the instrument.</b><p>The Texas-born Seattleite is responsible for …

Tommy Emmanuel Master Class: Exclusive Tips on Fingerpicking, Flatpicking, Harp Harmonics and More

What I always recommend to anyone getting started with fingerstyle guitar is that you must start with the thumb first. The thumb takes care of most …

A Celebration of John Fahey and American-Primitive Guitar

This weekend, the city of Takoma Park, Maryland, will host the Thousand Incarnations of the Rose, the first and only festival dedicated exclusively to American-primitive guitar music. Takoma Park, a suburb of Washington, D.C., is also the home town of the guitarist John Fahey, who, in the …

Lesson: Get to Know Your Fretboard

Bill EvansMarch 13, 2018<p><b>From the May 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY RON JACKSON</b><p><b>THE PROBLEM</b><p>Your knowledge of the fretboard is weak and you’d like …

How To Think Like a Bass Player

As keyboardists, we often have to play left-hand bass, whether in an organ trio or casual cover gig. The best way to internalize the logic behind …

How Guitarists Can Build Super-Human Legato Chops

An essential element in soloing for all guitarists is the use of legato techniques.<p>The term legato is defined as “smooth and connected,” and a legato …

Electric Guitar

SonarPen: A cheap, pressure-sensitive stylus for sketching on older iPads

A recent study disturbingly revealed that young children are using touchscreen devices so frequently that they are growing up unable to hold pens …

Sketching

These Drawings of Europe’s Most Beautiful Churches Are Tiny But Packed With Details

Based in Florence, architect Lorenzo Concas takes advantage of his incredible surroundings by executing incredible architectural drawings of the Italian Renaissance churches that surround him. For good measure, he also throws in familiar European sites like Paris' Eiffel Tower and the Palace of …

At Bucks high school, guitar-building hooks kids on STEM

The sound of guitars in Matt Peitzman's tech-ed classroom at Pennridge High School isn't a wailing Hendrix-style solo or crushing power chords, but …

10 strange inventions that could exist in 10 years

1. Brain implants that allow people to read each other's minds.<p>By 2026, couples could have the option to get brain implants that allow them to read …

The Bootleg Beatles are auditioning for a new John Lennon

They made their name imitating the Beatles around the world, have lasted three times longer than the real thing, and have played to more people than …

Guitar

Adding Chromaticism to Your Playing

This month, I will be discussing how you can use approach notes in your soloing. Adding chromaticism to your improvisation with approach notes is a …

Electric Guitar

Sue Foley: A homecoming for the Ice Queen

Sue Foley is the Ice Queen, and it’s not just because she’s cool and detached, as she sings in the title track to her first solo album in more than a …

Music

Adding Clarity to a Demo Painting

6 monthes ago - By Kem Studios<p>'Listen to the Voice of Nature' 16x20 pastel ©Karen Margulis I am home from a wonderful weekend in Florida. I was …

Florida

Not Your Parents’ Top 10 Shredders List

Tired of those old fogies always telling you how great rock and metal was back in the day? You know there’s plenty of phenomenal guitarists that have …

Guitar

Watch a young Eric Clapton decode his masterful guitar technique in 1968

In 1968 <b>Eric Clapton</b> was just 23 years old, but he was at the top of his game. Following his late ’60s ascension with <b>The Yardbirds</b> and Cream he was …

Guitar

Clever Ways to Conjure Haunting, Mysterious Melodies

In the April 2015 issue of <i>Guitar World,</i> I showed you how to combine D major (D F# A) and E minor (E G B) triads to generate two appealing hexatonic …

Electric Guitar