Total Guitar April 2009 (#187)
Nov 05 2011
Total Guitar is an interactive guitar magazine. Every issue brings songs to learn, with CD audio to help you play along, reviews of all the latest guitar equipment, and interviews with all the biggest names in the guitar world! Total Guitar regularly contains tablature for Rock, Acoustic, Punk, Blues, Classic Rock and Metal, as well as detailed profiles of guitarists and their specific techniques and playing styles. Total Guitar is aimed at players who would like to learn how to play guitar, with dedicated beginner tutorials in acoustic and electric guitar, as well as helping those who can already play guitar to develop their playing style and learn new techniques and songs.
Total Guitar is mainly focused on tuition, but also has an expert gear reviews section that looks at the latest guitar equipment including guitars, amplifiers, pedals and accessories. Total Guitar also secures many exclusive interviews with guitarists from all kinds of genres and levels of playing, and has an in-depth features section. Total Guitar April 2009 (#187) contents:
- The Answer – Get the most out of your jam sessions with help from this ace blues rock foursome!
- Lamb of God – Willie Adler and Mark Morton go back to basics to create the rawest record of their career
- Ear Training For beginners: PART 1 – Learn to identify moods and techniques, then test yourself!
- Blues: past, present and future: PART 2 – In the hands of young guns like Joe Bonamassa, there’s plenty of life left in those old blues licks
- Rush – Alex Lifeson gets ‘retrospective’ on the history of this power trio
- Transform your tone for less than pounds 100! Three sub-pounds 100 axe upgrades
- What I’ve learned: Steven Wilson – Life lessons from Porcupine Tree
- Rocked & Rated – Gear intro; Winter NAMM report 2009; Ibanez GIO GRGR121EX; Eastwood Gemini; DigiTechRP1OOO; Round-up: flanger pedals; Vox Valvetronix VT30; Ed’s Shed
- Learn the difference between major and minor chords in Ear Training For Beginners
- Meet the GIO GRGR121EX: Ibanez tone and style for a wallet-friendly pounds 195
- U2 – Get On Your Boots (riff)
- The Answer – Under The Sky
- Lamb of God – Redneck
- Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out (riffs)
- Less than Jake – Abandon Ship
- Strum-Along: The Beatles – Here Comes The Sun
- Novice – Get cool classic rock sounds with unison string bends
- Video lesson: Phil Demmel – Warm-ups are essential for all guitarists. Phil shows you his faves
- Video lesson: Preston Reed – New column from percussive acoustic guitar luminary!
- Video lesson: Paul Gilbert – Find new licks by playing the scales in different positions
- Modern Masters – Get inspired by some of the most influential pop and rock guitarists from the last 30 years. This month: John Frusciante
- Get your grades – Ace your exams with the help of our Rockschool and RGT columns
Includes original mp3 tracks and video
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