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Stream Thursday’s Interview with Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams Right Here

BackStory Events and Guitar World invite you to join us for the live stream of our exclusive interview with Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, “the first couple of Americana.” The interview will take place Thursday, September 21, at 6:00 p.m., live from the Cutting Room in New York City. We’ll discuss their new album Contraband Love, plus career highlights and insights, and the duo will give a short perfor ...

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Four Things to Consider When Buying Your Next Guitar

Almost every guitar player I know enjoys adding instruments to their stable. We have an emotional connection to guitars and let’s face it; we love the damn things. Reasons to look for new instruments vary from something that we truly need—such as having a go-to guitar for an extra tuning or a back-up guitar for when we play a live show—all the way to finding an axe just because it would look good on our wal ...

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Cort Guitars Introduces GB75JH Electric Bass

Cort has introduced its new GB75JH electric bass guitar. From the company: This new addition to the GB7 series meets 21st-century demand by combining a proven body and bridge design with enhanced electronics, machine heads and more. Players will make a statement with a bass tone that lives up to this model’s bold esthetic. The tone, feel and look of the GB75JH centers around its Swamp Ash body. As one of th ...

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Tony Bacon Announces New Book, 'Electric Guitars: Design and Invention'

In his new book—Electric Guitars: Design and Invention—The Groundbreaking Innovations That Shaped the Modern Instrument—respected guitar expert Tony Bacon reveals where the electric guitar's designs have come from and where they're headed next. Drawing on first-hand interviews with guitar makers past and present, Bacon explains how new ideas can be developed in a world of changing tonal tastes and shifting ...

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How to Seamlessly Play Arpeggios Over Three Octaves

In this lesson we are going to take simple three note arpeggios and learn how to play them seamlessly over three octaves. Not only will this lesson help expand your musical vocabulary, but it may also change how you understand, visualize, and navigate the fretboard. The six strings of the guitar can be looked at as three pairs of strings. The first pair being the low E and A strings. The second pair being t ...

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Joe Satriani Announces New Album, 'What Happens Next,' 2018 G3 Tour With John Petrucci

Joe Satriani is back in the game. The legendary guitarist has announced his 16th solo album, What Happens Next, and the 2018 iteration of his G3 Tour, which will feature Dream Theater's John Petrucci and Def Leppard's Phil Collen.  What Happens Next was recorded with a remarkable power trio: Satriani on guitar, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple/Black Country Communion) on bass an ...

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Alastair Greene Unveils “Dream Train” Music Video

Alastair Greene has premiered the music video for his song, “Dream Train”, the title track from his upcoming LP that is set for an October 20 via Rip Cat Records. Dream Train features an impressive array of special guests including Walter Trout, Debbie Davies, Mike Zito, Mike Finnigan and Dennis Gruenling. With a musical journey that has been anything but traditional, Greene’s combination of blues, Southern ...

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Al Joseph Says "Betcha Can't Play This" Blazing Lick

A couple weeks ago, we premiered a dazzling "Betcha Can't Play This" from up-and-coming progressive metal guitarist Al Joseph. Today, we present a second, even more impressive lick from the guitarist. Joseph—who records for Jam Track Central and has two instrumental albums under his belt—takes you through the lick bit by bit in the video below. Can you play what Joseph is playing? Watch the video and get ba ...

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Sammy Hagar: Van Halen Reunion a "Dead Horse"

Earlier this year, Sammy Hagar—while mostly casting doubt over the potential of a Van Halen reunion—kept the door open for one, saying he would be open to it if it included original bassist Michael Anthony and, oddly enough, original and current frontman David Lee Roth. Hagar proposed that him and Roth would trade off songs, while all the proceeds from the tour would be given to charity. Now though, Hagar h ...

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Acoustic Nation with Dale Turner: The Picking Prowess of John McLaughlin

In the mid-to-late Sixties, while Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton were putting the rock into blues, John McLaughlin was injecting it and other flavors into jazz. McLaughlin was influenced by a vast variety of artists, including Elvis Presley, the Beatles, James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone and the aforementioned British Invasion ax slingers, as well as Django Reinhardt, and avant-garde jazz saxoph ...

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