Deep Purple – Burn – Opening Lick Guitar Tab

This new video lesson by Matthias Young will teach you how to play the opening guitar lick to Burn by Deep Purple. The riff features some tricky pull-offs but is a ton of fun to play. Matthias will take you note by note through playing the lick and will then demonstrate along with a jam track. Watch the on-screen tab to get the hang of things. Check out our Ritchie Blackmore Style premium lessons to learn more.

Win a Zoom Q2 HD Video Recorder!

Zoom-Q2-Giveaway is offering a gear giveaway in which you can win a Zoom Q2 HD Handy Video Recorder.

From Zoom:

Want to live stream high quality audio and video from your gigs, special events and more? With the Q2HD, now you can stream your videos through your computer directly to the web. Simply connect your Q2HD to your computer via USB cable (included in the optional APQ-2HD accessory package) and start streaming like the pros. The Q2HD’s streaming function is compatible with Ustream Producer, Flash Media Live Encoder, Skype and other popular streaming applications. And it works wonders with premium programs such as Ustream Producer Pro or Studio. It’s never been easier to broadcast your movies on the web in real-time.

Prize: Zoom Q2 HD Handy Video Recorder

Contest Ends: January 1, 2015

Open To: EU member countries, USA, Canada and Australia

How To Enter: Signup at

$6000 Gear Giveaway from zZounds


zZounds is hosting a gear giveaway in which you can win an acoustic guitar rig worth $6,000!

From zZounds:

September is Folk Month at zZounds! …win an acoustic guitar rig that’s perfect for dusting off the old standards or busting out your newest originals.


Taylor 810e Dreadnaught Acoustic-Electric Guitar
Fender Acoustasonic 90 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amplifier (90 Watts, 1×8″)
Fender EXPO System PA

Contest Ends: September 30, 2014

Open To: 21+ legal U.S. residents

How To Enter: Fill out the Entry Form

How to Play a Slow Blues Guitar Turnaround

Slow Blues Turnaround is our new free guitar lesson by Jody Worrell. You will learn how to play a turnaround lick over a slow blues progression in D. At this slower tempo, it’s important to make sure that your note choices are interesting and your technique is spot on. Jody will take you step by step through each of those decisions and you’ll end up learning how to play a tasty lick. Watch the video and follow along with the on-screen tab and practice along with the jam track.

$14,000 Dream Guitar Giveaway!


Sweetwater is hosting a massive guitar giveaway in which you can win over $14,000 worth of prizes!

From Sweetwater:

September is Guitar Month, and we’re celebrating by giving you five chances to win a great guitar setup! Enter for a chance to win one of five prize packages from five different manufacturers, with a total value of over $14,000. Whether you’re a shredder, a traditionalist, a singer/songwriter, or whatever, there’s a prize pack that’s perfect for you.


Ibanez Shredder Pack
RGD 7 Prestige guitar
TSA30 all-tube amp with built-in TS9 Tube Screamer

Fender Blues Pack
American Deluxe Strat Plus HSS
Blues Junior III tube amp

PRS Modern Classic Pack
2014 Custom 24 Figured Top
Archon tube combo amp

Taylor Performer’s Special
T3/B with Bigsby

Gibson Traditional Rocker
Les Paul Junior Special

Contest Ends: September 30, 2014

Open To: 18+ legal U.S. residents

How To Enter: Fill out the Entry Form