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Power Trip: A Guide to Power Tubes and Their Signature Sounds

Whether you’re shopping for a new amp or trying to coax different tones from one you’ve got, this comprehensive look at power tubes and their sonic …

Guitar

Guitar Essentials: Why Do Major Chords Sound Happy?

0<p>SHARES<p><b>PHOTO:</b> <b>Pexels.com</b><p>Have you ever wondered why major chords sound “happy” and minor chords sound “sad”?<p>According to guitar instructor Adam Neely, …

Electric Guitar

What to Think About When Improvising a Guitar Solo

7<p>SHARES<p>What do you think about when you're improvising a guitar solo? The weather? What you're going to have for dinner? The big match between Italy …

Look No Boxes! An Introduction to the 4NPS Scale System

I first saw this on Allan Holdsworth’s REH DVD where he recommends learning scales using four notes per string instead of three. While this is doable …

How to Record Crushing Tones

<b>Steve Evetts gets ready to cut tracks in Brazil with ex-Sepultura drummer Jean Dolabella, who now plays guitar in RockFellas. Tone, Evetts observes,</b> …

Learn hybrid picking with this in-depth guitar lesson

<b>Brit folk guitarist Blair Dunlop is a dab hand at acoustic picking, as his latest album, Gilded, attests, combining traditional folk techniques with</b> …

Electric Guitar

The Guitarist’s Guide to Counterpoint

The concept of playing two melodies simultaneously has been around for centuries. Such modern masters as Ted Greene, Jerry Reed, and Jimmy Wyble have …

Electric Guitar

Rock and Blues Speed Building Guitar Lick

Here’s an easy barn-burner of a lick from Marty Schwartz. It fits right in with both rock and blues solos and can lead you right into other …

How to Add Drama to Your Guitar Solos

3<p>SHARES<p>The focus of this column is simple: to show you how to make your playing more dramatic and epic.<p>We're going to examine different players from …

How to Simulate Various Instruments on Guitar

454<p>SHARES<p>In this new <i>Guitar World</i> video, guitarist Jeff Gunn shows you how to use your guitar to emulate different stringed instruments, including the …

Guitar

Guitar Essentials: “Magic Fusion Shape” Makes Instant Fusion Guitar Sound

0<p>SHARES<p><b>PHOTO: Breezy Baldwin | Flickr Creative Commons (cropped)</b><p>A lot of guitarists want to get that “outside” fusion sound into their lead …

Electric Guitar

The Recording Guitarist: Doubling Down on Riffs

<b>An original ReAmp—a “reverse direct box” that lets you route tracks from your DAW through amps and stompboxes. Nowadays the circuit appears in</b> …

Music Production

10 things we miss about making music in the pre-DAW age

<b>We live in a golden age of audio production. Things that were once the sole domain of the commercial recording facility are now easily - even freely</b> …

“Wonderwall” and 11 More Wonderful Isolated Rock Guitar Tracks

0<p>SHARES<p><b>PHOTO: Nick Pickles | Getty Images</b><p>Ever since the creation of multitrack audio recording, it’s been possible for musicians to separate their …

Will this Bluetooth guitar pick improve your playing?

<b>Countless picks come through these hallowed doors - some are designed as learning aids, others claim to revolutionise the plectrum, but the</b> …

Guitar

Queen Guitarist Brian May Has His Own VR HMD. Really.

Legendary Beatle Paul McCartney might be starring in his own VR documentary, but equally iconic Queen guitarist Brian May is going one step …

Metallica's Kirk Hammett: How to Play Like Stevie Ray Vaughan — Lesson

It’s definitely true that Stevie Ray Vaughan is one of my all-time favorite guitarists.Ironically, I was never really into Stevie while he was …

Guitar

Last Call: Time Is on Your Side

<b>Guitarist and instructor Adam Rafferty’s “body rhythm” is an effortless groove that you don’t have to think about. You feel it.</b><p>Before my first …

Guitar

Chicken, Tremolo, Sweep. Pick Your Picking Style.

Did choosing the right compressor just get a lot easier?

<b>One of the downsides to owning a slew of different compressors, reverbs, delays etc is that it can be hard to decide which one to use at any given</b> …

Music Production

The Recording Guitarist: Electric Guitar Recording for Total Beginners

<b>Image 1</b><p>Last time we covered the basic gear needed to record guitar on your computer or tablet. Now let’s talk technique!<p><b>Dial in your DAW.</b> Install …

Major to Minor: 12 Classic Riffs Re-Imagined in "Opposite" Keys

5<p>SHARES<p>How would Black Sabbath's iconic "Iron Man" riff sound if it were played in a major—instead of a minor—key?<p>How about the famously "major" …

Guitar

Panning Your Guitar in the Mix

<b>Universal Audio’s EP-34 Tape Echo plug-in (based on the original Echoplex tape delay units) simulates a vintage tape delay and offers opportunities</b> …

Music Production

Digging Deeper: How Many Chords Are There?

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Develop a wider chord vocabulary.<br>• Understand the theory behind chord construction..<br>• …