Lessons and Gear for GUITAR Geeks and fanatics

By Gary Shilladay | I love playing and learning about the guitar!! Look inside this magazine for tricks on playing the guitar, information about tools and tips on tone and technique. Also, see my own website and podcast: "tunein-toneup.com". Please comment, like and follow.

Widow hopes to find husband’s prized guitar after theft

ST. PAUL, Ind. -- A widow hopes someone will help her find her husband's prized guitar, after it was stolen and sold to a pawn shop.Walker "Buck" …

Guitar

This Guy Has Made a Fully Working Guitar Out of Lego

As the movie correctly states, everything is awesome – especially guitars made (almost) entirely out of Lego!<p>Those creative bunch of luthiers over at …

Lego

Watch Nuno Bettencourt Copy a Fan's Extreme Shred Medley

In April 2016, Generation Axe—a face-melting tour featuring <b>Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt</b> and <b>Tosin Abasi</b>—hit the road in …

Guitar

4 Ways To Make Your Simple Chord Progressions More Impressive [Lessons]

<b>Songwriting</b>: Do you feel like your chord progressions need something more to match the vision you have in your head for a song? Are you tired of your …

Guitar

Black Volt Amplification Finally Goes Public, Unveils the Crazy Horse Amp

For the past few years, Black Volt Amplification, a small company based in the Silver Lake hills of Los Angeles, has been producing some of the most …

Guitar

3 Riffs That You Can Play Right After Picking Up A Guitar [Lessons]

<b>For Beginners</b>: You just got a guitar and you wanna start playing songs well these are the riffs to get started with:

Guitar

Dweezil Zappa Will Not Participate in Upcoming Frank Zappa Hologram Tour

Dweezil Zappa—son of legendary guitarist Frank Zappa—has confirmed that he will not participate in the upcoming Eyellusion/Zappa Family Trust Frank …

Guitar

Life-changing jazz albums: John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme'

<b>Hammond organ hero Joey DeFrancesco talks about the album that changed his life, A Love Supreme, by John Coltrane. Interview by Brian Glasser</b><p>When I …

Jazz

Fender's new Bluetooth speakers look like amps - review

My faithful old JBL portable bluetooth speaker just gave up the ghost (not by any fault of its own – more due to my being the clumsiest person in the …

Guitar

Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Pharrell Take Knee Onstage in Protest

"We support [Michael Bennett], [Kaepernick] and everyone's constitutional right to stand up, sit down or #takeaknee for equality," Pearl Jam …

Eddie Vedder

AC/DC's Angus Young: his top five rock'n'roll moves

From the Chuck Berry-inspired Duckwalk to the front row hazard of the Snot Cyclone, here are the key moves the guitarist pulls off during his frenetic live performances<p>During a career now spanning 40-odd years, AC/DC’s Angus Young has become renowned for many things: his distinctive dress sense, …

AC/DC

Beginner Guitarists Guide To Music Theory Part Four - Understanding The Modes [Lessons]

<b>For Beginners</b>: In the three preceding parts of this series we have looked at the construction of the different kind of chords. If you haven’t read …

Guitar

Joan Jett: Rock icon talks narrating ‘Seven Decades Live’, Miley Cyrus, and Blondie collaboration

"I’ve had ribs broken from getting hit by stuff – all because they didn’t want to see a girl playing a guitar"<p><i>Seven Decades Live</i> – a multimedia …

Gibson Les Paul

Talking Technique: Bach for Two (In Three)

In episode 43, we looked at an easy piano piece that was arranged for two basses. This is a great exercise because it works on your reading and your …

Guitar

The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’: 10 Perfect Moments That Give You Goosebumps

The Beatles’ 11th album, ‘Abbey Road’, was released 47 years ago today, and as the last thing the Beatles recorded together (‘Let It Be’ being mostly …

Guitar

Steve Vai Left Speechless After Dueling with a Brazilian Fan

We're not sure how we missed this one. About two and a half years ago, a young Brazilian guitarist's dream came true; the guitarist—Patrick Souza—got …

Guitar

Legendary Telecaster Slinger Redd Volkaert Shares His Favorite Live Gear

Austin is a hotbed of musical talent. Its denizens have a voracious appetite for live music, and the city’s numerous establishments have storied …

Guitar

Forgotten Heroes: Hillel Slovak

<b>Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Hillel Slovak (1962-1988) performing in Philadelphia in 1983. Photo by John Coffey</b><p>The 1980s were a time of bad hair, …

Guitar

Acoustic Soundboard: An Unlevel Playing Field

Understanding fretboard radiuses can save you money and heartache—especially if you ever plan to purchase a guitar without playing it first.

Guitar

‘Aja’ at 40: Why Steely Dan’s Audiophile Masterpiece Is Also Kind of Punk

Issued 40 years ago this week, Steely Dan’s sixth studio album “Aja” is still a demarcation point for a great divide among rock listeners.<p>The main …

Steely Dan

Revolutionary guitar string rocks the guitar world

A revolutionary guitar string developed at the University of St Andrews has struck a chord with some of the greats of the music world.<p>The invention …

Chemistry

The Top 10 Most Underrated Guitarists of All Time

Wow, you readers of The Z Review are a sensitive bunch, aren’t you? Yesterday we posted an article titled Eric Clapton Is The Most Mediocre Musician …

Eric Clapton

The Five Best Things From Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' Stellar Hollywood Bowl Concert

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers brought their 40th anniversary tour to the Hollywood Bowl Thursday night for the first of three nights at the …

Rock Music

Learn to Play 80s Hits on Guitar | Weekly Lessons

Quick reference: A few chords you'll use in these epic '80s tunes<p>Asus2 Chord<p>Wed, Sept. 27, 2017 at 5pm PT<p>This Wednesday, Matt Lake TEACHES YOU LIVE …

Guitar

Charles Bradley, celebrated soul singer, dies aged 68

Bradley had been battling stomach and liver cancer Voice and full-bodied style attracted comparisons to Otis Redding<p>The soul singer Charles Bradley has died, it was announced on Saturday. He was 68.<p>Bradley received a diagnosis of stomach cancer last year. Earlier this month, announcing the …

Otis Redding

Why The Pros Use Compression (And How Simple It Can Be)

<b>Take a journey with me back almost 20 years ago when I was starting to record and mix my band in high school and let’s listen in to the mind of High</b> …

Guitar

How to Simplify Any Scale and Improvise With It

Let’s face it, improvisation of any kind on guitar is hard but if you work at it, you’ll be rewarded. Guitarists are notorious for diving in at the …

Guitar

Guitarist Looks for Tabs When Someone Requests a Steve Vai Song

Guitarist David Smash—whose YouTube moniker is Dovydas—was performing a solo gig at a brewery in Bradenton, Florida, one Tuesday night this …

Guitar

Guitarist Alan Gogoll Demonstrates His Gorgeous Bell's Harmonics Fretboard Technique

Australian musician Alan Gogoll demonstrated his gorgeous Bell’s Harmonics” guitar technique with unique string tunings that he so effortlessly plays …

Guitar