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Learn 10 Essential Whammy Bar Techniques

If you use your whammy bar only to bend notes and add vibrato, you’re missing out on some of its more nuanced, and more extreme, applications. If you use your whammy bar only to bend notes and add vibrato, you’re missing out on some of its more nuanced, and more extreme, applications. The TDOVmusic YouTube channel has created this video that can help you get more out of your whammy. It demonstrates 10 whamm ...

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Joe Perry Announces New Solo Album, 'Sweetzerland Manifesto'

Joe Perry has announced a new solo album, Sweetzerland Manifesto.The album—which is set for a January 19 release via Roman Records—was produced by Perry alongside Bruce Witkin and was executive produced by his Hollywood Vampires bandmate, Johnny Depp. Sweetzerland Manifesto features a number of guest vocalists, including Cheap Trick's Robin Zander, the New York Dolls' David Johansen and Terry Reid. It also ...

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Linkin Park Announce New Live Album, 'One More Light Live'

Linkin Park have announced a new live album, One More Light Live. Recorded during the band's recent One More Light tour, it documents their final shows with late frontman Chester Bennington. "We dedicate this live album to our brother Chester who poured his heart and soul into One More Light," the band said in a statement on their website. "After we finished recording the album, we joked with Chester that—s ...

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Watch Black Sabbath Play "War Pigs" at Their Final Show

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY5nYmTUfnQ&w=560&h=315] Black Sabbath recently announced The End, a concert film and live album documenting their final show at the Genting Arena in the band's hometown of Birmingham. Now—in another of the film—you can watch the band tear through "War Pigs," one of their most enduring songs. “Because it was Birmingham, it was a special night for us,” guitari ...

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Watch Robert Cray Perform "You Must Believe in Yourself" on 'Austin City Limits'

Robert Cray performs at the Ryman Auditorium September 13, 2017Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive live video premiere for all you blues and soul fans out there. Check out Robert Cray's blistering performance of "You Must Believe in Yourself" from this weekend's special edition of Austin City Limits. In case you're wondering, his growly, winding Strat solo kicks off at 1:35.The track is from Cray's ...

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Cooking with the Blues: How to Spice Up Your Solos

The blues' most common variation is the 12-bar variety. A basic 12-bar blues includes three chords, often referred to by number, which describes where the chord is found by scale degree. The blues' most common variation is the 12-bar variety. A basic 12-bar blues includes three chords, often referred to by number, which describes where the chord is found by scale degree. These three chords are the I, IV and ...

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Watch This Guitarist Simulate 7 Effects Without Using a Pedal

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60p9_2i8xfo&w=560&h=315]Recently, TC Electronic had Danish guitarist Uffe Steen stop by its headquarters. While Steen was there, he filmed a remarkable demo video, in which he perfectly simulated the sounds of seven typical effects, without actually using any pedals. Clearly, TC Electronic got more than they bargained for. "This is absolutely mindblowing!," r ...

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Hear Keith Richards' Isolated Guitar from "Gimme Shelter"

Keith Richards performs with the Rolling Stones at London's Twickenham Stadium in 2006Keith Richards is known for his blues-based, Chuck Berry-inspired playing style—which is why his playing on the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter" is such an eye-opener. At the time, Richards' freaky, tremolo-drenched riff sounded like something straight out of the future—or at least a very chilling alternate present.And then ...

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Expert Advice: 25 More Ways to Play (and Sound) Better Right Now

We offer these 25 tips from guitarists who know their stuff—from rock royalty to jazz patriarchs to any-and-all, top-of-their-game bad asses. Hopefully, you’ll find something in these cosmic, practical and musical nuggets of wisdom that will kick that rut-raddled mind of yours into higher gears of inspiration. We figure that if you’re going to expand and maximize your talents, you might as well learn from t ...

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Stone Temple Pilots Return with New Singer, Unveil New Single, "Meadow"

Stone Temple Pilots have announced their return. At a private show last night at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, the band welcomed their new single, Detroit native Jeff Gutt, into the fold. During the performance, the band debuted a new song, "Meadow." You can hear the song—which is the lead single from an as-yet untitled album scheduled for release in 2018—below. Before settling on Gutt—a veteran of the Det ...

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