Eddie Van Halen recently spoke at the Smithsonian for their “What It Means To Be American (#WIMTBA) series. Aside from this being a very in-depth interview, he also demonstrates some of his trademark techniques for the audience. If you’re a Van Halen fan, this is not to be missed. You can watch or listen to the whole interview at Guitar World.
Finger String Awareness: Improve your finger control, independence, and accuracy. This is a 10 minute guitar exercise routine that will help your fingers find where they are going better.
Fighting the never-ending battle in the pursuit of tone? Then check out the new Bourns potentiometers—these are designed for guitarists with active electronics in mind, and boast a “Double-Pole Double-Throw (DPDT) latching–push switch.” If you need constant changes in tone when playing live, this might be the key.
Guitar Center continues to have financial troubles. Investors have pulled out $11 million and high-ranking employees are losing their jobs. What does this mean for the music retail industry?
Picking Speed & Accuracy Lesson: Troy Grady’s Cracking the Code series features some of the most unique guitar videos out there. In the current installment, Troy tackles the rotational picking technique of Yngwie J. Malmsteen. He uses a combination of precise forearm, elbow, and finger mechanics in his picking technique to achieve his legendary speed and efficiency.