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Living Colour's Vernon Reid Shows How to Play "Cult of Personality" and More

In this exclusive Guitar World lesson, watch Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid talk about the band's The Chair in the Doorway album and teach you how to play their classic 1988 hit "Cult of Personality." Speaking of 1988, here's a piece of Guitar World's interview with Reid from 1988, where he discusses "Cult of Personality" and more. GUITAR WORLD: How were your solos recorded, and is there a personal fav ...

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SongTown: Does Your Song Need a Bridge?

So you’ve reached that point in the song; you’ve written two verses and a chorus, and that little voice in your head says “I need to write a bridge.” But do you really??? When do you know if a song truly needs a bridge? I’ve heard publishers say things to their writers like, “You must write bridges because the last three hits on radio had a bridge.” Personally I have reached the top of the top 40 charts bot ...

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Learn Complete History of Martin Guitars in Redesigned, Updated Book

A Martin acoustic guitar is the beloved instrument of millions of fans and famous players worldwide. Starting with the early days in New York circa 1833, this fabled story comes to life in the long-awaited revision of the seminal Martin History book. Originally published in 1975, this new edition is completely updated and re-designed by well-known industry experts. Part of a two-book set, The History: Book ...

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Living Colour's Vernon Reid Shows How to Play "Cult of Personality" and More

In this exclusive Guitar World lesson, watch Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid talk about the band's The Chair in the Doorway album and teach you how to play their classic 1988 hit "Cult of Personality." Speaking of 1988, here's a piece of Guitar World's interview with Reid from 1988, where he discusses "Cult of Personality" and more. GUITAR WORLD: How were your solos recorded, and is there a personal fav ...

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Richie Kotzen Discusses New 'Essential' Package and Memorable Moments from His Career

With styles ranging from rock and blues to jazz and soul, Richie Kotzen has built an eclectic career as guitarist, singer and songwriter. Over a period of 20 years, Kotzen has accumulated a loyal fan base and has consistently sold out shows throughout the world. Still, there are many who question what Kotzen is capable of musically. Kotzen’s new Essential package is sure to answer that question. The Essenti ...

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Session Guitar: What You Can Offer Clients to Increase Your Value As a Session Player

Hi, gang! I've been busy, busy, busy in the studio! Today I'd like to talk about how you can increase your value as a studio player. You might consider yourself a guitarist. I know I do. But because I've studied music, as I am certain many of you have, I have certain other assets to offer clients. I'm a decent keyboard player in the studio. I stress that because I couldn't do a live gig if you paid me. Howe ...

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Session Guitar: What You Can Offer Clients to Increase Your Value As a Session Player

Hi, gang! I've been busy, busy, busy in the studio! Today I'd like to talk about how you can increase your value as a studio player. You might consider yourself a guitarist. I know I do. But because I've studied music, as I am certain many of you have, I have certain other assets to offer clients. I'm a decent keyboard player in the studio. I stress that because I couldn't do a live gig if you paid me. Howe ...

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Session Guitar: What You Can Offer Clients to Increase Your Value As a Session Player

Hi, gang! I've been busy, busy, busy in the studio! Today I'd like to talk about how you can increase your value as a studio player. You might consider yourself a guitarist. I know I do. But because I've studied music, as I am certain many of you have, I have certain other assets to offer clients. I'm a decent keyboard player in the studio. I stress that because I couldn't do a live gig if you paid me. Howe ...

Read more

Review: Martin D-18 Guitar — Blast from the Past

These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the October 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store. Even if you have only the most basic, rudimentary knowledge of the guitar, you probably already know that the Martin D-18 is one of the greatest steel-string acoustic guitars o ...

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Review: Martin D-18 Guitar — Blast from the Past

These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the October 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store. Even if you have only the most basic, rudimentary knowledge of the guitar, you probably already know that the Martin D-18 is one of the greatest steel-string acoustic guitars o ...

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