This month’s free lesson from Flatpicking Guitar Magazine covers an easy version of March Across Georgia. This is an old Civil War era tune that’s also known as Marching Through Georgia. Dan Miller has created a simple guitar arrangement that’s most difficult sections are a result of timing rather than advanced techniques. The lesson includes downloadable tab and an mp3 playing example to practice along with. Not a bad little tune to add to your instrumental repertoire.
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Our Free Guitar Videos app is now available in the Google Play store for Android phones and tablets. With access to over fifty video guitar lessons and tabs, this is a great way to learn on the go.
Lessons are organized into six different categories: Beginner, Acoustic, Blues, Electric, Jazz, and Metal. You can then choose from the list of lessons and view a video, description, and any applicable tabs from inside the app. You can learn everyhting from beginner concepts like playing chords and scales up to advanced blues and rock guitar licks. Each lesson features instruction from a professional teacher and high quality audio and video.
This creates a great practice tool for when you want to play guitar away from your computer. Start learning how to play guitar today!
Andy Gillion has developed a very special relationship with his new Daemoness guitar. I assure you, this is the funniest and probably most entertaining guitar review you will ever watch. Stick around for the :45 mark when things go up a notch and then catch the shredding just before the 2 minute mark. This is so well done. I can’t quit laughing.
What if your guitar itself could become your onstage pyrotechnics? On the Discovery Channel show, Sons of Guns, they did just that. This custom guitar was rigged to blow flaming balls from the head of the guitar and sparks from the body. It’s a mild safety hazard and probably adds a lot of weight to the guitar, but I bet it looks great on stage.
This was oddly not the only guitar themed episode of Sons of Guns to air before it was cancelled. Apparently Joe Perry of Aerosmith is quite the gun enthusiast. He appeared on the show while he was having a cannon he owned repaired.
In a new column for Guitar World, Matthias Young takes a look at how you are learning guitar.
Specifically, there are many who play guitar for the sole purpose of learning songs by other artists, and then there are guitarists who advance their skills by focusing on a technique- and theory-based approach.
Matthias covers the merits and pitfalls for each method. Making sure you pay attention to both the technical and practical side of guitar will help you create a well rounded knowledge. You can read the whole article here or explore the metal guitar lessons that Matthias has created for our site.