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EPIPHONE UNVEILS A BRACE OF JERRY CANTRELL LES PAULS

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Total Guitar
June 2022

The Many Faces of Jack White

Innovator. Visionary. Gearhead. And a guitar hero like no other. Jack White is all of these things and more...

10+ mins read
Total Guitar
June 2022

RIFF LESSONS

Get inside Jack White's playing style from past to present

3 mins read
Total Guitar
June 2022

PEDAL SHOPPING-PING-PING!

Build your 'board with TG's delay pedal recommendations...

1 min read
Total Guitar
June 2022

MAESTRO INVADER DISTORTION

Naturally-voiced distortion - with or without gain

2 mins read
Total Guitar
June 2022

TRACK BY TRACK Fear Of The Dawn

The tones and techniques of Jack's eclectic new album

5 mins read
Total Guitar
June 2022

WE HAVE NO AMPS-AND CRAPPY GUITARS!

INSIDE THE LO-FI WORLD OF ALT-ROCKERS MOMMA

2 mins read
Total Guitar
June 2022

"I like the freedom to experiment"

Tips on songwriting, gear and tone, by Grant Nicholas of Feeder

5 mins read
Total Guitar
June 2022

"I'M THE PROUDEST I'VE BEEN IN MY LIFE OF MY GUITAR PLAYING"

As two new solo albums illustrate the breadth of his art, Jack White believes that he's reaching a new peak as a guitarist. "There are places I've never gone before," he says, "and techniques I thought I wasn't capable of doing...”

10+ mins read
Total Guitar
June 2022

"I DO AS MUCH WITH MY FEET AS I DO WITH MY HANDS!"

Bloc Party's lead guitarist Russell Lissack has two of the most complex pedalboards ever amassed. So how many pedals did he have when making the band's new album? "Probably a hundred," he laughs...

7 mins read
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June 2022

"IF YOU KNOW THREE CHORDS YOU CAN STRUM ALONG!"

Molly Tuttle reckons that pretty much anyone can play bluegrass music. But as a renowned virtuoso, she likes to bend the rules. "It's fun," she says, "to stretch the limits..."

9 mins read
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June 2022

HOW TO CREATE A ROCK ANTHEM BY DEF LEPPARD

Guitarists Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell on the art of the stadium rock banger. Rule number one: "Respect the melody..."

9 mins read
Total Guitar
June 2022

DELAY TACTICS

Transform your tone with the atmosphere, rhythm and space that only a delay pedal can give

2 mins read
Total Guitar
June 2022

Jack White and the retro future of guitar

What can we learn from Jack's gear? Looking through his collection, it's clear he is at once the junk store aficionado and the nutty professor, chasing tones that exist out of the pop-cultural timeline...

6 mins read
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June 2022

JET GUITARS JS-400

Can a high spec and a low price tag co-exist? Jet Guitars argues the case

3 mins read
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June 2022

My hands feel like someone poured concrete in them!

Fantastic Negrito had to find a new way to play guitar after he was injured in a near-fatal car crash. But he gets by - with a little help from a friend...

9 mins read
Total Guitar
June 2022

Johnny Marr - “He Was Ahead of His Time”

How Johnny Marr blazed his own trail, by Dave Keuning of The Killers

4 mins read
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April 2022

“I Need to Raise My Own Bar...”

Every guitarist wants to play better – and Joe Satriani is no exception.

4 mins read
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April 2022

MY RIGHT HAND IS ALWAYS MOVING WHETHER I HIT ANY NOTES OR NOT!

Funk master Cory Wong is all about the groove. But on his new album with Vulfpeck, he's also rocking out. As he says: "I got to be a little more Eddie Van Halen!"

10+ mins read
Total Guitar
March 2022

“Let's Go As Hard and Fast As We Can!”

Hardcore cult heroes Turnstile are poised to be one of the breakout bands of 2022. Guitarist Pat McCrory discusses their “emotional” return to playing live– and how to experiment without losing your edge...

9 mins read
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April 2022

Johnny Marr - “It's My Sound. I F*cking Invented It. I Can Use It As Many Times As I Like!”

Johnny Marr is an inspiration to countless guitarists. In a major new interview he discusses his entire career – from The Smiths to his latest solo masterpiece. And also included in this 20-page TG special: how to play like Marr, with three classic Smiths riffs to learn, plus exclusive interviews with the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ John Frusciante, Manic Street Preachers’ James Dean Bradfield and The Killers’ Dave Keuning on the genius of Johnny...

10+ mins read
Total Guitar
April 2022

Writing a Guitar Solo Is Like Writing Another Song

Joe Newman has led alt-J to worldwide success, but has always focused on songwriting first-guitar playing second. Until now...

10 mins read
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March 2022

Writing a Guitar Part that Ends at an Irrational Point Is Quite a Challenge!

Yard Act are the most talked about new band in the UK. Guitarist Sam Shjipstone and singer James Smith reveal the origins of their unconventional post-punk sound

5 mins read
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March 2022

Everyone's Personality Is in Their Phrasing

He plays heavy with Black Label Society and Ozzy, but Zakk Wylde is inspired by the emotion in blues and "pentatonic insanity" of jazz fusion

4 mins read
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March 2022

“WE BUY EACH OTHER PEDALS FOR BIRTHDAY PRESENTS!”

The Lazy Eyes are Australia’s next great psych-rock band. Guitarists Harvey Geraghty and Itay Shachar reveal the secrets of their mind-bending sound...

6 mins read
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April 2022

“MY JOB IS TO SING, PLAY GUITAR AND MAKE THE AUDIENCE FEEL SOMETHING”

Blues sensation Joanne Shaw Taylor loves being back on the road. She only gets nervous when she plays for friends – like Joe Bonamassa...

6 mins read
Total Guitar
April 2022

“WE LOVE MAKING WEIRD NOISES WITH OUR GUITARS!”

Masters of the seven-string, architects of nu-metal, Korn guitarists Munky and Head are still finding new ways to play heavy...

10+ mins read
Total Guitar
April 2022

“HE'S VERY UNORTHODOX”

How the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ guitarist John Frusciante found a kindred spirit in Johnny Marr...

2 mins read
Total Guitar
April 2022

JOHNNY MARR - SONG-SMITH

Learn three classic riffs from the band that made Johnny Marr an indie guitar icon in the 80s

4 mins read
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April 2022

“A NEW KIND OF GUITAR HERO”

How Johnny Marr re-articulated the guitar for a whole generation, by the Manic Street Preachers’ James Dean Bradfield.

5 mins read
Total Guitar
April 2022

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