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New Guns N' Roses Video Song Lessons

Posted by Michael Mueller on August 26, 2015 at 10:47 AM

We're very excited to bring you new song lessons on how to play the Guns N' Roses hits "Sweet Child O' Mine," "Welcome to the Jungle," and "Patience." Each lesson is  in our G-Plus Song format, which combines the guitar tab, an audio track to which you can play along with or without the guitar part, and a video lesson that breaks down each riff, lick, and solo.

"Sweet Child O' Mine" G-Plus Song guitar lesson
"Welcome to the Jungle" G-Plus Song guitar lesson
"Patience" G-Plus Song guitar lesson

Browse Guns N' Roses guitar tab

 

New Video Song Lessons for Avenged Sevenfold and Bullet For My Valentine

Posted by Michael Mueller on August 18, 2015 at 2:50 PM

Metal acts Avenged Sevenfold and Bullet For My Valentine have produced some of the most exciting guitar playing of the past 10 years. In three new video song lessons, instructor Chris Buono breaks down the pummeling riffs, chest-pounding rhythms, and blazing lead lines of Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance (A7X) and Michael Paget and Matthew Tuck (BFMV) in an easy-to-follow and step-by-step fashion.

"Hail to the King" Avenged Sevenfold video song lesson 
"Your Betrayal" Bullet For My Valentine video song lesson
"Tears Don't Fall" Bullet For My Valentine video song lesson 

Browse all Avenged Sevenfold guitar tabs, lessons, and play-along tracks.

Browse all Bullet For My Valentine guitar tabs and lessons.

Official guitar tab for each song is also available. Just look at the Related Content section to the left of the video window when viewing each lesson.


 

 

Periphery Guitar Tab Just Posted

Posted by Michael Mueller on August 13, 2015 at 4:34 PM

In 2005, progressive metal guitarist and producer Misha Mansoor brought together a group of like-minded musicians to create a recording project called Periphery. The band jelled so well that they decided to make a full-time go of it and in 2010 released their critically acclaimed self-titled debut. Five years and a couple of lineup changes later, the group finds itself at the forefront of the "djent" movement—a subgenre of progressive metal that utilizes downtuned and extended-range instruments in combination with technically dazzling chops and writing to create chest-pounding metal in the tradition of bands like Meshuggah.

Accurately tabbing this style isn't exactly a cakewalk, but our crack team of transcribers and editors put their picks to the odd-time grindstone and produced note-for-note guitar tab for 10 of the band's best tracks, culled from their four album releases to date.

Official Periphery Guitar Tab

Be advised, you might want to warm up a while before taking these on. Meanwhile, for a little taste of what this exciting band has to offer, check out the video for their stellar track "Alpha," from their recent release Juggernaut: Alpha.

1,000 People Perform the Foo Fighters "Learn to Fly" in Massive Jam

Posted by Michael Mueller on August 3, 2015 at 10:44 AM

This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen. This past week, on July 26, 1,000 drummers, guitarists, bassists, and singers gathered in an Italian field to perform the Foo Fighters hit "Learn to Fly."

"Learn to Fly" Foo Fighters guitar tab and play-along tracks

The event was conceived by Fabio Zaffagnini over a year ago, in an effort to convince the Foo Fighters to come and play a concert in the small town of Cesena. It's not surprising that it took over a year for it all to coalesce, as Zaffagnini and his partners had to audition thousands of musicians to cull it down to the final 1,000, making sure every participant could not only play the tune but also play it in time and in perfect synchrony with the massive group.

The video below represents the glorious results of Zaffagnini and his partners' -- and the musicians' -- hard work. But beware: keep a few tissues nearby, as this performance exudes so much unadulterated joy you may shed a tear or two.

By the way, the video worked. Dave Grohl sent a video response -- in Italian, no less -- telling the group that the band will swing by Cesena!

 

Ci vediamo a presto, Cesena.... xxx Davide

Posted by Foo Fighters on Friday, July 31, 2015

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