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In The Style Of Jimi Hendrix

In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, we pray...because we are going to speak about God.     This week it is the turn of the sounds of the man who changed everything, and from whom emanates almost all the electric guitar sounds that we hear nowadays. I refer of course to the Big Bang of our world known as Jimi...

In The Style Of B.B. King

1949. Arkansas. A night club. A guy’s playing the blues. A small kerosene heater is keeping the crowd warm. Two blokes are drunk and stricken with jealousy, and before long they start to brawl. The heater falls to the floor and a fire breaks out and the place starts to burn as if it had been lit. Things turn very ugly. It seems there are people...

In The Style Of Punk

This time we’re not going to focus on the special style of a guitarist but instead try to shine a little light on the primitive sound of an entire movement; none other than punk music that sprung forth in the late70s. We will centre our attention on what many call the holy trinity of the movement: the Sex Pistols, The Clash, and The Ramones;...

In The Style Of The Edge

David Howell Evans, known around the world as ‘The Edge’ is likely the first ‘guitar hero’ in history who bases his creativity and centers his talent on the sounds he gets from his own equipment; an authentic guitar arsenal, by the way, and amps, and especially pedals he knows how to use and mix like no one else, which have been his...

In The Style Of Stevie Ray Vaughan

At a time when the guitar world’s attention was focussed on sounds more and more saturated and martian-like, and where it wasn’t imagined having a guitar without humbuckers, even on the super strat made so famous in the mid-80s, along comes a dude in a cowboy hat, with a Texan accent who hardly used effects, crunched a clean sound from his...

In The Style Of Santana

If the most complicated thing in playing an electric guitar is creating your own sound, and to be recognised the instant you start playing the notes, we can say that Carlos Santana has achieved that and much more, becoming one of the most innovative and influential guitarists in rock history. Our work here is to try and explain how to get that...

In The Style Of Joe Satriani

Getting deep into the sound world of an electric guitar beast like Joe Satriani takes something more than a few dozens lines, so we’re going to try and focus in the “the style of” section on the gear that never fails in a Joe Satriani show whether  he’s on a solitary project, with the G3 tours  or with his ‘superband’...

In The Style Of Scotty Moore

Maybe not many people recognise his photo, maybe there weren’t too many media outlets that echoed his disappearance last year, maybe he wasn’t even the best guitarist of his time...but friends, anyone on this planet considering how a  50s electric guitar sounds, will automatically think  of Scotty Moore...even if they don’t even...

In The Style Of Derek Trucks

We are going to try to write an article about Derek Trucks without mentioning Duane Allman...Oops, we just did! But really, this isn’t a cheap shot nor a way to simplify or pigeon-hole 21st century artists with our heroes from the 20th. In this case it’s about an authentic blessing for we all know that Derek Trucks has surely rekindled the...

In The Style Of John Petrucci

Inside the world of electric guitar virtuosity there are just a few names capable of having the whole guitar community agree about the value of one particular guitarist...but an ‘animal’ like John Petrucci allays all the common arguments and discussions over who is good, bad, or mediocre in the forums and magazines specialised and focussed on...

In The Style Of Ronnie Wood

If we were just talking about a guy who started off his career by recording the best records Jeff Beck  ever made, or the Faces guitarist, or Rod Stewart’s, we would already have an adjective  in mind:  legendary...the amazing thing about this resumé is that it pales beside the phrase ‘Ron Wood: Rolling Stones...

In The Style Of Mark Tremonti

Mark Tremonti (April 18, 1974) is, without a doubt, one of the greatest lead guitarists in the last 20 years. A heavy metal virtuoso who has not slowed down since he first appeared with Creed, in the second half of the 90s, then on to Alter Bridge, until his solo thrash metal records were released. He has a total of 12 albums under his belt, dozens...

In The Style Of Jim Root

A blood-thirsty surgeon who operates with a sledgehammer instead of a scalpel, a mask in place of a lab coat. No anestesia.  He’s the darling of the morbid, the lure towards the dark side, seeking out his own limits. Gain to the max, the volume the same. You get in front of the amp, real close, and do the Jim Root. There’s something...

In The Style Of David Gilmour

We have covered David Gilmour before through his legendary work, on The Dark Side Of The Moon, or Wish You Were Here, but there are guitarists that we never tire writing about, and Commander Gilmour, the humble master of technique, is one of them. His solos are a trip to another dimension, a skate through space in absence of gravity: something...

In The Style Of George Harrison

What would you expect from a guitarist from the most famous group in the world? A virtuoso? A master of technique and styles? Perhaps...George Harrison was something else though. His guitar was never the leading man of The Beatles as it was with Keith Richards for The Rolling Stones, or Pete Townsend for The Who, or a decade later, Brian May for...

In The Style Of Steve Vai

“His name is Stevie Vai, and he’s a crazy guy” (Frank Zappa).     The hyperactive Steve Vai has revolutionized the electric guitar world ever since he graduated cum laude from the University of Frank Zappa. Vai himself is an enthusiastic teacher (for Vai, practicing and teaching go hand-in-hand) who appears all over...

In The Style Of Eddie Van Halen

The Eddie Van Halen Style Heavy metal changed forever in Los Angeles, in the late 70s, thanks to Eddie Van Halen, and from there began the legend of one of the most influential and copied guitarists in the history of rock.   In his early days,  young Eddie couldn’t afford ‘toys’ like the wah-wah or fuzz, so he had to come up...

In The Style Of Eric Clapton

Clapton is God…that’s how it was put in graffiti at the Islington underground station in London 1967. And if it’s about faith, in his case, we are talking about blues. According to him, the blues is nothing more than another language. Once learned, you can use it to express yourself.   His obsession was to carry the riffs...

In The Style Of Slash

We’ve heard Slash talk about his ‘sweet spot’: that place on stage, that precise point where the magic happens, where there's a perfect balance between the band and the guitar. Where Les Paul and Marshall speak, bond, and sing to make the hair on your neck stand up. Where you choke a note and a harmonic rainbow appears, a...