Ever since we switched to the (then) new-look TG, we’ve made it our mission to try and help guitar players everywhere to overcome their playing hurdles. Chords is one of the biggest, mainly because it’s so easy to get stuck on a few utilitarian chord shapes to get by. However, as with everything else, we want to give you readers the information you need to go further and sound better without having to get bogged down with the boring stuff. So this month, we’re taking a look at how you can learn more chords and, more importantly, how to start using them in your playing and when.
We’ve got a killer tab section this month, with classics from Oasis, AC/DC and The Who, plus we show you how to play the iconic riff from REM’S Theoneilove. Elsewhere in the mag, we catch up with Myles Kennedy to hear about his new solo album Yearofthetiger,
Richie Kotzen sits down to impart wisdom on practising and his general guitar philosophy, and we take a look around the tripleheaded beast that is The Hold Steady’s rig.
Some of the most interesting products at this year’s NAMM Show were amps and we have two of the hottest in this month’s mag. First there’s Marshall’s return to form in the shape of the vintage-inspired Origin 20, but if high-gain and crystal cleans is more your thing, make sure to check out the PRS Mark Tremonti MT 15 on p96.
See you next time!