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Sublime With Rome: "Wherever You Go" Lesson with Rome Ramirez — Video

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive Sublime with Rome lesson video featuring Rome Ramirez. The track, "Wherever You Go," is from the band's new album, Sirens, which was released July 17 via BMG Chrysalis. You can hear the official audio of the track in the YouTube player at the bottom of this story. Co-produced by Paul Leary and Rome, the 11-song album follows the band’s 2011 debut, Yours Truly. Su ...

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Holcomb-Mania with Mark Holcomb: Using Dissonant, Close Intervals to Create Jarring Chords — Video

In last month’s column, I discussed some of the ways I will often expand on single-note riff ideas by substituting full-voiced chords for individual notes. By applying this technique, I discovered a whole new approach to riff writing, and it has informed the music I create for my bands Periphery and Haunted Shores. This month, I’d like to continue with that topic and talk about my approach to using dissonan ...

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Freddie King Lesson: Going In Deep with a Blues Guitar Legend — with Video and Tab

Freddie King is among the triumvirate of the greatest and most influential electric blues guitarists ever, revered with equal respect alongside the legendary blues gods B.B. King and Albert King. Together, they are often referred to as "The Three Kings"—all complete masters of their craft and essential subjects of study for any inspiring blues guitar enthusiast. In this edition of In Deep, we'll examine a f ...

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Rut-Busters for Guitarists, Part 4 of 8: Syncopated Phrasing — Video

Welcome to Part 4 of my series of lessons, "Rut Busters for Guitarists." You can find Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 under RELATED CONTENT, just below my photo. These lessons are aimed at breaking through barriers that might be preventing you from improving on the guitar. Some of these lessons will simply give you some good food for thought, and some will be more hands-on. Written to help you get past that plate ...

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Ragdoll's Leon Todd: How to Play "Rewind Your Mind" — Video

Today, GuitarWorld.com and Australian rockers Ragdoll have teamed up to bring you this exclusive "Rewind Your Mind" lesson featuring Ragdoll guitarist Leon Todd. The track is from the band's latest album, Ragdoll Rewound, which merges the swagger of the Seventies, the anthemic melodies of the mid-Eighties and the sonic intensity of modern times. The band's approach is best described by lead vocalist/bassist ...

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Joe Satriani Lesson: How to Play a String-Skipping Chicken Pickin' Lick — Video

Joe Satriani recently dropped by Guitar World's studio in New York City to shoot a few videos, including several quick lessons concerning handy licks you can use in different situations. Here's one of them—a cool string-skipping chicken pickin' lick in A minor. The lick involves fingerpicking sixth intervals and pulling off to the open high E string. Stay tuned for more! For more about Satriani and his new ...

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Quick Lick: Pantera — "Cowboys from Hell" — Video

In Quick Licks, we bringing you short, bite-sized video lessons that show you how to play classic riffs from your favorite songs. In this Quick Lick, Matt Scharfglass shows you how to play the intro to Pantera's "Cowboys from Hell." The song begins with a lick that's based on an E-minor blues scale played in the 12th position before sliding down to play a slightly altered version an octave lower. Since you' ...

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Holcomb-Mania with Mark Holcomb: Building Chords Into Single-Note Riff Ideas — Video

Hello, and welcome to my new Guitar World column! For this first entry, I’d like to discuss the way in which I approach using chords in conjunction with single notes in the formation of many of the riffs and guitar parts I write for Periphery and Haunted Shores. In the past, most of my riff writing resulted in patterns built from single-note melodic lines. Once I began looking at alternative ways to inject ...

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String Theory with Jimmy Brown: The Oddly Fascinating Pairing of Two Completely Unrelated Triads — Video

Last month, I presented a neat formula for generating two unusual and exotic hexatonic (six-note) scales, which I called D “gypsy-minor hexatonic” (D E F G# A B) and E “Phrygian-dominant hexatonic” (E F G# A B D), both of which we formed by combining two triads, D minor (D F A) and E major (E G# B). I’d now like to show you how altering only one note in one of these triads produces a different and profoundl ...

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Talkin’ Blues Lesson: A Tribute to Cliff Gallup’s Legendary Flash — with Tab and Audio

Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps epitomized rockabilly’s iconic image, with their leather jackets, ducktail hairstyles and kick-ass-and-take-names personae. The band also introduced one of the most adept, versatile and influential electric guitarists of his generation: Cliff Gallup. Born in 1930, Gallup was 26 when he joined up with Vincent, a wild young singer from Norfolk, Virginia. In May 1956, as the brie ...

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