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Learn Ins and Outs of Blues Guitar with Keith Wyatt's New 'Talkin' Blues' DVD

The new Talkin' Blues DVD is available now at the Guitar World Online Store for $14.99! With more than 90 minutes of instruction, Talkin' Blues provides you with 10 in-depth video lessons on essential blues musical elements and guitar-playing techniques. Keith Wyatt's Talkin' Blues DVD will teach you: • Precision string bending • Low-register phrasing for musical effect • How to use fills effectively • Chic ...

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Video Finds: You Won't Believe What This German Female Quartet Can Do!

Here’s a Video Find like none we’ve ever posted. It’s German piano quartet Salut Salon delivering a highly entertaining live performance of "Wettstreit Zu Viert.” The Salut Salon quartet – made up of Angelika Bachmann (violin), Iris Siegfried (violin and vocals), Anne-Monika von Twardowski (piano) and Sonja Lena Schmid (cello) – combine virtuosic chops with a comedy and charm to create a completely unconven ...

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SongTown USA: Right Song, Right Place, Right Time

People often ask me what it takes to get a song cut. The answer, as I have thought about it, is "Right song, right place, right time." My Kenny Chesney song, "Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven" had been pitched around for months. People liked it. Several put it on hold. It was actually on hold for a group called "Blue County" when Kenny Chesney called asking to cut it. Prior to that, George Strait had cut the ...

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California Breed — Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham and Andrew Watt — Premiere Behind-the-Scenes Video

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new behind-the-scenes, "making of" video featuring California Breed, a new trio featuring vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes, drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Andrew Watt. This is the first in a series of exclusive clips that will be premiered prior to the May 19 release of the band's self-titled debut album via Frontiers Records. Visit GuitarWorld.co ...

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Saliva Premiere Exclusive Commentary Videos for Four Songs from New Album, 'Rise Up'

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of four track-by-track commentary videos by Saliva. All four songs — "1,000 Eyes," "Redneck Freakshow," "Choke" and "Army" — will be included on the band's new album, Rise Up, which will be released April 29. Long-time fans of the band will appreciate the album's big hooks, major swagger and impressive guitar work. Rise Up, which was produced by Bobby H ...

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Marty Friedman Premieres "Inferno" Music Video and Exclusive Commentary Clip

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive commentary video — and a new music video — by Marty Friedman. In the clip, which you can check out below, the former Megadeth guitarist discusses "Inferno," the title track off his upcoming album, which will be released May 27 through Prosthetic Records. "The music video for 'Inferno' is an homage/parody of one of my fave Japanese TV shows, Zenryokusaka," Friedma ...

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Metal For Life with Metal Mike: Mega-Metal Licks in the Style of Metallica, Testament and Pantera

I’d like to focus on riffs and rhythm ideas that represent what I think of as “the real deal” metal. I’ve designed these riffs to help you build up both your pick-and fret-hand technique in regard to executing pure metal ideas like these with power and precision. FIGURE 1 is inspired by the heavy riffs of Testament and Pantera and is built from combining a few different scales, such as E major (E F# G# A B ...

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Gus G Premieres "Eyes Wide Open" Music Video

Gus G has premiered the new music video for "Eyes Wide Open," a track from his debut solo album, I Am The Fire, which was released March 18 via Century Media Records. You can check out the new clip, which was produced and directed by Patric Ullaeus, below. Gus, who handles the guitar, bass and keyboard parts on the new album, is joined by a crew of friends, including drummers Jeff Friedl (A Perfect Circle, ...

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Cigar Box: How to Build a Cigar Box Guitar for Around $25

I decided to start this off by using the most common saying heard when someone lays their eyes on one of my guitars for the first time (myself included): "It’s a cigar box guitar!" Yes, and it's played similar to a regular guitar — and can do almost anything a regular guitar can do; it just takes some creativity and a little imagination, much like the building process. After my initial reaction to seeing a ...

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Video Review: Fender Ukulele Hau'oli

Here's a video demo along with a song performance that includes a run through of product features of this cool, fun instrument. Acoustic Nation editor Laura B. Whitmore talks features and then performs an original song on this ukulele that we're giving away during the month of April 2014! Fender®'s ukuleles feature a new bracing patterns, arched backs, thicker fingerboards, thinner headstocks, bone nuts and ...

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