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Zakk Wylde Reunites with Ozzy Osbourne for 2017 Tour

Posted by Michael Mueller on April 28, 2017 at 4:58 PM

Ozzy and ZakkThe prodigal son returns! Guitar hero Zakk Wylde is reuniting with his heavy metal mentor Ozzy Osbourne for a 2017 tour, after a decade-long split.

"I'm really looking forward to the hardcore powahlifting training sessions with Ozzy, as well as playing music in between sets of heavy squats, benching, and deadlifts," jokes the gym-obsessed guitarist.

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Zakk Wylde song lessons, guitar tabs, and more

It's been 30 years since Zakk joined Ozzy's band, and 10 years since the pair recorded together, for Ozzy's 2007 release Black Rain.

"I'm so happy to be getting back on the road with Zakk, Blasko, Tommy and Adam," says Ozzy. "This is what I do. This is where I belong, on the road."

Initial 2017 tour dates are as follows:

July 14: Oshkosh, WI, Rock USA Festival
July 16:   Chicago, IL, Chicago Open Air Festival
August 9:  Sturgis, SD, Buffalo Chip
August 21: Cartersville, IL, Moonstock Festival

Photo credit: Mark Weiss


Introduction to the Bossa Nova Rhythm for Latin Guitar

Posted by Michael Mueller on April 28, 2017 at 4:44 PM

In this installment of Free Lesson Friday, we're showcasing the seductive bossa nova rhythm. For more on Latin guitar, such as the samba and montuno, check out Tom Kolb's complete Latin Rhythms video lesson.


New Lesson on "I Feel Fine" by the Beatles

Posted by Michael Mueller on April 28, 2017 at 2:49 PM

Driven by John Lennon's indelible barre-chord riff and featuring what was perhaps the first known use of feedback on tape, "I Feel Fine" is an enduring classic of the Beatles' legendary catalog. In this new lesson, you'll learn how to nail that catchy riff as well as the short but sweet 3rds-based guitar solo.

"I Feel Fine" G-Plus song lesson
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Sam Hunt Guitar Tab for the #1 Hit "Body Like a Back Road"

Posted by Michael Mueller on April 27, 2017 at 3:11 PM

With his newest single, "Body Like a Back Road," songwriter-turned-country-star Sam Hunt has yet another #1 hit on the Country charts. We're excited to bring you the official guitar tab sheet for this fun little ditty.

"Body Like a Back Road" Sam Hunt guitar tab
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How to Play "Cold Shot" by Stevie Ray Vaughan

Posted by Michael Mueller on April 27, 2017 at 10:35 AM

After his stunning 1983 solo debut Texas Flood, guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan showed no signs of a sophomore slump when he unleashed his 1984 follow-up, Couldn't Stand the Weather. A mix of half originals and half covers, the album showcased a diverse palette of styles, ranging from the high-energy Texas blues instrumental "Scuttle Buttin'" to the quiet but stinging slow blues "Tin Pan Alley" to the jazzy swing number "Stang's Swang."

Couched between them all was his cover of the W.C. Clark shuffle "Cold Shot," which, boosted by a humorous MTV video, has become a SRV classic. Easy enough for advanced beginners yet with enough nuance to keep intermediate and advanced intermediate players on their toes, the song has also become a favorite among guitar players.

In this new G-Plus song lesson, instructor Doug Boduch offers over 30 minutes of step-by-step video instruction, along with the guitar tab and play-along audio track.

"Cold Shot" Stevie Ray Vaughan G-Plus song lesson
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Official Guitar Tab for All 16 Songs on "Divide" by Ed Sheeran

Posted by Michael Mueller on April 26, 2017 at 4:37 PM

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has become one of the biggest pop-rock stars of the past few years with catchy songs and crafty guitar playing. So we're excited to bring you the official guitar tab for all 16 tracks on his latest release, Divide, including the smash hit, "Shape of You."

Ed Sheeran guitar tab for Divide
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Learn Some of Brad Paisley's Favorite Lead Guitar Tricks

Posted by Michael Mueller on April 21, 2017 at 3:16 PM

In this free sample lesson, you'll learn a few of country guitar great Brad Paisley's favorite go-to guitar lead guitar tricks. For more on Paisley's guitar playing, both rhythm and lead, check out the complete Brad Paisley Style lesson.

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