Total Guitar July 2009 (#190)

Nov 08 2011

Total Guitar July 2009 (#190)

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 July 2009 (#190) contents:

  • How to use your… free picks! Find out when to use your thin, medium and thick picks for optimum performance and tone
  • James Hetfield – Metallica’s frontman gives you the lowdown on how he developed his jaw-dropping riffing chops!
  • Guide to basic rhythm styles – Learn three essential rhythm styles: blues, funk and reggae
  • Top 30 rhythm guitarists – Crossing all genres and eras, these guitarists have rhythm to die for
  • In case of fire – One of the hottest new names on rock’s radar break through with a BIG guitar sound
  • Rhythm secrets: Playing with a metronome – Get your timing skills sorted by practising with a metronome
  • Rocked & Rated – Gear intro; Gibson Joan Jett Melody Maker; Marshall MG15FXMS; Group Test: Tele-style electrics; Round-up: Seymour Duncan FX; Faith Saturn Hi Gloss Cutaway; AmpliTube Fender; Buyer’s Guide; Ed’s Shed
  • Can Tele-style guitars really get close enough to the Fender twang? TG finds out
  • Green Day – Know Your Enemy (riff)
  • Strum-along: the Enemy – We’ll Live And Die In These Towns
  • Mystery Jets – Young Love
  • Slipknot – Dead Memories
  • Taking Back Sunday – MakeDamnSure
  • Velvet Revolver – Get Out The Door
  • Q&A – Your technique and theory questions answered
  • Beginners – Easy video lessons to get you started on acoustic and electric
  • Video lesson: Phil Demmel – Play monster metal riffs with drop-tuned powerchords
  • Video lesson: Preston Reed – Our guest acoustic maestro gives you a percussion workout
  • Video lesson: Paul Gilbert – Paul shows you how to start your solos by establishing a groove
  • Modern masters – Get inspired by the sounds and technique of REM’s Peter Buck
  • Get your Grades – Ace your exams with the help of our Rockschool and RGT columns

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