Total Guitar November 2008 (#181)

Jan 03 2012

Total Guitar November 2008 (#181)

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 November 2008 (#181) contents:

  • Metallica – In their BIGGEST axe interview, James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett bare their guitar souls to TG on the BIGGEST album of 2008: Death Magnetic
  • Sonny Landreth – The slide guitar legend ‘reached’ out to famous pals Clapton and Mark Knopfler on his latest album
  • How to make money from playing guitar – Let your axe bring in the cash as TG speaks to 11 guitarists who are raising their game (and bank balances) with their guitar careers
  • Paul Gilbert – In the concluding part of Mark Tremonti’s interview, Gilbert talks instrumental music, a possible Racer X reunion and his fears of becoming the Kenny G of guitar!
  • What I’ve learned: Jeff Loomis – Two decades of axe skills
  • Rocked & Rated: Dean Dimebag Stealth Snakeskin; Group Test: Single cutaway electrics under 500 pounds; Round-up: High-gain distortion pedals; Washburn WI50 Pro E; Damage Control pedals; Ed’s Shed
  • String bends are tough but Novice helps you nail this essential technique
  • Dean brings Dime’s sketches of this venomous beast to life in trie Stealth Snakeskin
  • Extreme – Star
  • Slipknot – Psychosocial
  • Bon Jovi – Runaway
  • Black Stone Cherry – Rain Wizard
  • Strum-along: Amy Macdonald – This Is The Life
  • Novice – Get your fingers around a tricky lead technique: string bends
  • Video lesson: Paul Gilbert – Paul puts down his drill and works with a harmonic minor scale
  • Video lesson: Newton Faulkner – Get cool percussive sounds with a staccato picking style
  • Video lesson: Alex Skolnick – Find out how ‘outside’ notes can work with scale tones
  • Acoustic 101 – Up the ante and take your fingerpicking to the next level
  • Mojo Masters – TG’s mojo-packed guide to smokin’ blues lead guitar styles
  • Get your grades – Ace your exams with the help of our Rockschool and RGT columns

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