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John Statz "Home At Last" Live Video — Exclusive Premiere

Here’s the premiere of a video for the song “Home At Last” by John Statz featuring the lovely Kelsey Sprague. The song appears on his brand new album Tulsa This strummer situated by the side of a chilly lake made me want to wrap up with a blanket and a glass of sippin’ whiskey. The setting enhances the feeling of longing from this easy-on-the-ears tune. Sprague’s harmonies are right on. Statz shares his tak ...

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Tomás Pagán Motta Shares Video for "Up And Away"

Washington, D.C.-based singer/songwriter Tomás Pagán Motta is rooted in the traditions of Americana and folk. Previously recording under the moniker The Petticoat Tearoom, Motta recently released his eponymous debut record, out earlier this month on 8 Gang Switch. Motta is now sharing the video for one of the album's standout tracks, "Up and Away," premiering today. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X ...

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Songcraft: A Harmony Primer — Creating and Recording Vocal Harmonies

A reader and fellow songwriter recently asked if I could offer some basic thoughts on the nuts and bolts of creating and recording vocal harmonies for a song (a source of frustration for said reader). Harmony is certainly a lengthy and complex topic to distill down to a few paragraphs, but here goes something... (Note: I'll be talking vocal harmonies here, but keep in mind the same ideas can be applied when ...

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The DIY Musician: Want to Appreciate Your Current Guitar? Take a Look at These Photos

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column on Wesseh Freeman (a.k.a. “Weesay”) and his oil can guitar. He’s the blind artist from Liberia who had a video go viral last December. You guys responded so enthusiastically that I got in contact with Freeman. Through his biggest fan/helper in Liberia, Sachin Ramchandani, I’ve been able to become friends with this amazing guitarist. What I found was not just a one-tri ...

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Gear Review: Chellee Guitars Odie Overdrive Pedal

Picture a nice Sunday drive on a one-lane country road ... and that idiot in front of you is going 5 mph under the speed limit! Odie by Chellee Guitars began as a Tube Screamer-style overdrive pedal but widened the scope on each end to give you more options, or—to get back to that country road—they hacked down some trees and made a four-lane highway. Drive, Level and Tone are all knobs I’m sure you’re famil ...

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Free Lessons from Tosin Abasi on the Guitar World Lessons Store

Prog-Gnosis, Guitar World's exclusive lesson series by Animals As Leaders guitarist and composer Tosin Abasi, is now available through the Guitar World Lessons App and Webstore. It joins the ranks of the hundreds of lessons already available through Guitar World Lessons. To celebrate this new release, GW is offering the first Prog-Gnosis lesson, "Animal Instinct," for free! Note that all 13 Prog-Gnosis less ...

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‘Tech N’ Roll’: Seek Irony Guitarist Alex Campbell Talks New Album and Gear

Modern rock/electronica band Seek Irony arose out of Tel Aviv, Israel's burgeoning music scene. But it wasn’t until founding members—and brothers—Kfir and Rom Gov relocated to Austin, Texas, that things really began to change. Shortly after their arrival, the brothers welcomed several new band members, including Berklee-trained guitarist Alex Campbell. As evidenced by the band’s recently released debut album ...

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Man of Steel with Steel Panther's Satchel: Tips for Keeping Your Chops Warmed Up and Razor Sharp — Video

These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the May 2015 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. A question I’m often asked, aside from, “How can you possibly be that good looking?” is, “What do you do to warm up?” Personally, I don’t think about warming up that much, maybe no ...

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Thrash Course with Dave Davidson: Using Mixed Meters, and How to Play “Labyrinth of Eyes,” Part 2 — Video

These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the May 2015 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. Last month, I detailed several of the primary riffs in the Revocation song “Labyrinth of Eyes,” from our 2014 album, Deathless. Those riffs, as you recall, are played in 12/8 meter ...

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String Theory with Jimmy Brown: The Intriguingly Exotic Sound of C Lydian Hexatonic — Video

These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the May 2015 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. In the previous two String Theory columns (March and April 2015 issues), I introduced a pair of hexatonic (six-note) scales that are comprised of the same six notes and may be thou ...

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