Total Guitar May 2009 (#188)

Nov 06 2011

Total Guitar May 2009 (#188)

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 May 2009 (#188) contents:

  • Mastodon – From acoustic beginnings to classic rock fruition, Brent and Bill talk Crack The Skye
  • How to write your own instrumental! With the help of TG’s Mastodon-inspired guitar track
  • Ear training for beginners: PART 2 – TG helps you identify intervals
  • Counting crows: how to play in a multi-guitar band
  • Jim Davies – On his debut instrumental album
  • How to clean your guitar
  • Matt Andersen – Tour-crazy acoustic bluesman
  • Icon: Andreas Kisser – Sepultura axeman on his career
  • What I’ve learned: Charlie Burchill – Responsible for The Edge’s sound!
  • Rocked & Rated – Gear intro; Sparrow Big Daddy Ace; TC Electronic Nova System; Group Test: mid-price axes; Round-up: drive pedals; Tanglewood TSM1; FaridaFLP-26; Ed’s Shed
  • Counting Crows’ David Bryson shows you how to orchestrate multi-guitar parts
  • Sparrow Big Daddy Ace: this custom rockabilty hollow body guitar is the daddio
  • Gallows – The Vulture (Act II) (riff)
  • Mastodon – Iron Tusk
  • Glasvegas – Flowers And Football Tops / Geraldine riffs and solos
  • Fleetwood Mac – Shake Your Moneymaker
  • Biffy Clyro – Mountains
  • Strum-Along: Frank Turner – Reasons Not To Be An Idiot
  • Novice – Add a country and blues sound to your playing with oblique bends
  • Video lesson: Phil Demmel – Build up your finger strength with Phil’s warm-up routines
  • Video lesson: Preston Reed – Preston’s cascading lick is packed with cool techniques
  • Video lesson: Paul Gilbert – Put an octave jump in the blues scale to find some new licks
  • Modern Masters – Get inspired by some of the most influential pop and rock guitarists from the last 30 years. This month: Tom Morello
  • Get your grades – Ace your exams with the help of our Rockschool and RGT columns

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