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New Guitar Boot Camp Lesson Series by Jason Busse

Posted by Michael Mueller on May 12, 2017 at 4:15 PM

We're excited to welcome instructor Jason Busse to the GuitarInstructor family. Hailing from Appleton, Wisconsin, where he teaches styles ranging from classical, fingerstyle, and percussive acoustic guitar to country, rock, and metal, Jason has with over two decades of experience in live performance.

Jason's first contribution to GuitarInstructor.com is his Guitar Boot Camp—a lesson series for beginner to intermediate level players looking to learn from scratch or brush up on essential guitar skills and techniques. The first three lessons in this new series—Vibrato, Muting, and Notes on the Fretboard—are now available, and more titles will be coming soon.

 

Metallica Announces WorldWired 2017 North American Tour

Posted by Michael Mueller on May 10, 2017 at 10:42 AM

Metallica HardWired

Metallica will kick off their WorldWired 2017 North American tour in support of their new album Hardwired...To Self-Destruct tonight in Baltimore, MD at M&T Bank Stadium. The tour will crisscross its way across North America into the summer, marking the band's first proper North American tour since 2009. Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat will be the main support acts for the tour run. See below for a list of all confirmed dates and visit www.metallica.com for complete ticket info.

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WorldWired Live Dates

May 10 - Baltimore, MD - M&T Bank Stadium*^
May 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Lincoln Financial Field*^
May 14 - East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium*^
May 17 - Uniondale, NY - New Coliseum^
May 19 - Boston, MA - Gillette Stadium ^#
May 21 - Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range Festival
June 4 - St. Louis, MO - Busch Stadium^#
June 7 - Denver, CO - Sports Authority Field*^
June 9 - Dayton, IA - Iowa Speedway
June 11 - Houston, TX - NRG Stadium*^
June 14 - San Antonio, TX - Alamodome*#
June 16 - Dallas, TX - AT&T Stadium*#
June 18 - Chicago, IL - Soldier Field*#
July 5 - Orlando, FL - Camping World Stadium*^
July 7 - Miami, FL - Hard Rock Stadium*^
July 9 - Atlanta, GA - Suntrust Park*^
July 12 - Detroit, MI - Comercia Park*^
July 14 - Quebec City, QC- Festival D'Ete
July 16 - Toronto, ON - Rogers Centre*^
July 19 - Montreal, QB - Parc Jean-Drapeau*^
July 29 - Los Angeles, CA - Rose Bowl*+
August 4 - Phoenix, AZ - University of Phoenix Stadium*+
August 6 - San Diego, CA - Petco Park*+
August 9 - Seattle, WA - Centurylink Field*+
August 11-13 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands
August 14 - Vancouver, BC - BC Place*+
August 16 - Edmonton, AB - Commonwealth Stadium*+

*With Avenged Sevenfold
^With Volbeat
+With Gojira
#With Local H

Learn A-How-How-How to Play "La Grange" by ZZ Top

Posted by Michael Mueller on May 9, 2017 at 4:08 PM

In our newest G-Plus song lesson, you'll learn a-how-how-how to play ZZ Top's hallmark hit "La Grange," from their 1973 album Tres Hombres. Though not the first to use the technique, guitarist Billy Gibbons is widely known as the grand-daddy of pinch harmonics thanks to his judicious employment of them in this tune's second solo. Instructor Doug Boduch will teach you not only how to coax these savory squeals from your own axe but also how to nail the song's signature riff and all parts in between.

"La Grange" ZZ Top G-Plus song lesson
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Learn How to Create Kick and Snare Drum Beats on Acoustic Guitar

Posted by Michael Mueller on May 5, 2017 at 5:30 PM

In this free lesson excerpt, instructor Chris Woods teaches you how to create a basic percussive kick-drum-and-snare beat on acoustic guitar. For more, check out Percussive Guitar: Basic Beat 1 and his related video lessons.

 

New Red Hot Chili Peppers Video Song Lessons

Posted by Michael Mueller on May 4, 2017 at 12:16 PM

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are not only the most successful funk rock band of all time but also one of the most successful artists, period, with more than 80 million albums sold over the course of their 30+ year career.

From founding guitarist Hillel Slovak to Dave Navarro to John Frusciante to current six-stringer Josh Klinghoffer, the band has always featured funky and highly inventive guitar parts. In our three newest video song lessons, each featuring onscreen guitar tab, you'll get an inside look at some of their best riffs.

Suck My Kiss video song lesson
Tell Me Baby video song lesson
The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie video song lesson

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New Lesson From Carl Culpepper Teaches You How to Use the Phrygian Dominant Scale

Posted by Michael Mueller on May 3, 2017 at 2:59 PM

In this new master class video lesson, which includes downloadable tab, instructor Carl Culpepper shows you how to use the Phrygian dominant scale—or, the fifth mode of harmonic minor—to create colorful yet intense lines in a hard rock or neoclassical metal context.

Phrygian Dominant Scale master class video lesson with tab
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