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MusicRadar basics: overdrive, distortion, boost and fuzz guitar pedals explained

Read more about MusicRadar basics: overdrive, distortion, boost and fuzz guitar pedals explained at MusicRadar.com MusicRadar basics is brought to you in association with Boss.Don't forget you can link up with Boss UK on Facebook and Twitter.If you want to add an extra layer of dirt to your guitar sound then you need to explore the world of drive pedals, and there are few different flavours to consider. Mos ...

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MusicRadar basics: overdrive, distortion, boost and fuzz guitar pedals explained

Read more about MusicRadar basics: overdrive, distortion, boost and fuzz guitar pedals explained at MusicRadar.com MusicRadar basics is brought to you in association with Boss.Don't forget you can link up with Boss UK on Facebook and Twitter.If you want to add an extra layer of dirt to your guitar sound then you need to explore the world of drive pedals, and there are few different flavours to consider. Mos ...

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How to Adjust Your Guitar's Truss Rod — Video

In this new Guitar World video, GW's tech editor, Paul Riario, shows you how to make basic adjustments to your guitar's truss rod. In the clip, which you can check out below, Riario is joined by an Epiphone ES-339 PRO and a Fender Road Worn Strat. Fear no more, folks! You can do this! For the latest and greatest guitar accessories, visit amplifiedparts.com. P.S.: If you just can't get enough of Paul Riario ...

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Film your band with GoPro: preparing for your video shoot

Read more about Film your band with GoPro: preparing for your video shoot at MusicRadar.com We're all familiar with seeing GoPro footage on YouTube and TV of sports such as surfing or downhill mountain biking. Increasingly, musicians are finding uses for the tiny cameras too, clamping them to their instruments and shooting video from all kinds of interesting angles and sharing the results to amazing effect ...

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The A to Z of computer music: W-Z

Read more about The A to Z of computer music: W-Z at MusicRadar.com In the final instalment of the computer music glossary, we conclude with some more wise words, before heading off to catch some Zs…Wah-wahA guitar pedal effect (or software emulation thereof) that enables the player to adjust the cutoff frequency of a resonant filter (usually band-pass) by rocking the pedal with their foot, creating a chara ...

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MusicRadar basics: introduction to digital pianos

Read more about MusicRadar basics: introduction to digital pianos at MusicRadar.com MusicRadar basics is brought to you in association with Roland.Don't forget you can link up with Roland on Facebook and Twitter.What is a digital piano, and how does it differ to an acoustic piano? An acoustic piano uses hammers to strike a series of strings which vibrate and generate a sound. This is the basis on which many ...

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Bent Out of Shape: Add Some "Speed" to Your Playing with a Simple Shred-Style Lick

If you've read my previous columns, you might have caught on to the fact that I'm not a fan of purely technique-based solos. I prefer a more melodic approach to lead guitar playing. However, sometimes in rock and metal, there are moments when fast, "shred style" licks are appropriate. Most of my previous lessons focus on the melodic side of my playing, so I wanted to switch things up and give you a simple " ...

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Bent Out of Shape: Add Some "Speed" to Your Playing with a Simple Shred-Style Lick

If you've read my previous columns, you might have caught on to the fact that I'm not a fan of purely technique-based solos. I prefer a more melodic approach to lead guitar playing. However, sometimes in rock and metal, there are moments when fast, "shred style" licks are appropriate. Most of my previous lessons focus on the melodic side of my playing, so I wanted to switch things up and give you a simple " ...

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Bent Out of Shape: Add Some "Speed" to Your Playing with a Simple Shred-Style Lick

If you've read my previous columns, you might have caught on to the fact that I'm not a fan of purely technique-based solos. I prefer a more melodic approach to lead guitar playing. However, sometimes in rock and metal, there are moments when fast, "shred style" licks are appropriate. Most of my previous lessons focus on the melodic side of my playing, so I wanted to switch things up and give you a simple " ...

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How to play guitar like… Zakk Wylde

Read more about How to play guitar like... Zakk Wylde at MusicRadar.com Zakk's note choice is rooted in blues and country music, so the major and minor pentatonics and the blues scale feature heavily in his playing.Whether he is playing bone-crushing riffs or shredding the proverbial out of the strings, Zakk always delivers his parts with a fast and ferocious picking technique most likely inspired by the cl ...

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