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VIDEO: Ola Englund guitar lesson

Read more about VIDEO: Ola Englund guitar lesson at MusicRadar.com Axe-wielder with Feared and The Haunted Ola Englund shows TG his warm-up routineVideographer: Mick TaylorDownload Total Guitar issue 262 for the accompanying tab and explanation - available in the UK and, digitally, worldwide via Newsstand for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch and Zinio (http://www.zinio.com) from 22 December 2014.Buy a copy of ...

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VIDEO: RGT Performance Award – Level Two

Read more about VIDEO: RGT Performance Award - Level Two at MusicRadar.com Use great-sounding playing techniques to create a tasteful sounding blues-rock ballad soloTutor: Chris BirdVideographer: Martin HolmesDownload Total Guitar issue 262 for the accompanying explanation - available in the UK and, digitally, worldwide via Newsstand for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch and Zinio (http://www.zinio.com) from 22 ...

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VIDEO: Rockschool Grade Five – Soloing themes

Read more about VIDEO: Rockschool Grade Five - Soloing themes at MusicRadar.com Rockschool shows you how catchy themes can improve your soloingTutor: James UingsVideographer: Martin HolmesFull tab and audio for GeekYou'll find the full track, backing track and tab for Rockschool's Grade Five piece, Geek, below. Clicking on the links will stream the audio/open the tab. Alternatively, you can download then al ...

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VIDEO: Bring The Noise: Coax crazy sounds from your guitar (Tremolo effect)

Read more about VIDEO: Bring The Noise: Coax crazy sounds from your guitar (Tremolo effect) at MusicRadar.com Fake the shimmering sound of a tremolo pedal with your guitar's volume controlVideographer and guitarist: Charlie GriffithsDownload Total Guitar issue 262 for the accompanying explanation - available in the UK and, digitally, worldwide via Newsstand for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch and Zinio (http: ...

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MusicRadar basics: digital piano accessories

Read more about MusicRadar basics: digital piano accessories 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. Once you've decided on a digital piano, there are a few other things you'll need. StoolThe most important thing about a piano stool is that it should enable you to sit comfortably at the correct height ...

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Weekend riff: Foo Fighters – The Feast And The Famine

Read more about Weekend riff: Foo Fighters - The Feast And The Famine at MusicRadar.com Just three simple chord shapes form this easy guitar riff from Dave Grohl and coDave Grohl opens the song with this unsettling guitar motif, which includes jarring open-string notes as he moves the phrase across the fretboard. It is important to let each note ring out clearly, so keep your fret-hand thumb near the middle ...

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How to construct a hybrid kick drum

Read more about How to construct a hybrid kick drum at MusicRadar.com We've all been through the routine of auditioning kick drums, trying one sample after another in the search for that 'perfect' one-shot solution to our track's low-end needs. We've also all suffered that frustration of finding a sound that attacks well but then decays badly, or that lacks adequate punch at the front but provides a pleasin ...

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How to separate kick drums from bass with EQ

Read more about How to separate kick drums from bass with EQ at MusicRadar.com It's rare that good things come from layering kick drums on top of bass sounds without the careful use of EQ. And if the bass end of your mix contains more than one kick drum and/or more than one bass sound, this issue will need even more careful attention.The key is to define a 'frequency role' for each part within the bottom-en ...

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MusicRadar basics: an introduction to the loop pedal for guitar

Read more about MusicRadar basics: an introduction to the loop pedal for guitar 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.Recent years have seen the rise of the looper pedal. Popularised by the likes of KT Tunstall and Ed Sheeran, loop pedals enable you to record a phrase, then layer additional performance ...

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AC/DC Phil Rudd rock drumming video lesson

Read more about AC/DC Phil Rudd rock drumming video lesson at MusicRadar.com In the latest issue of Rhythm Magazine (January 2015, on sale now) we show you how to master a basic rock beat and fills to get you on the road to rocking behind the kit like classic rock and AC/DC drum legend Phil Rudd. Check out this first lesson, above, in association with Drumeo.To put those exercises into practice here's a pla ...

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