Category Archives: Website

Calling all guitarists – Sky Arts presents ‘Guitar Star’

Pick up a plectrum and crank the volume up to eleven – Sky Arts have launched ​Guitar Star, a major new competition to search for a world-class guitarist. Sky Arts are searching the UK and Ireland for extraordinary guitar players who are … Continue reading

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Fender Celebrates 60 Years of the Stratocaster [Video]

Fender has created a brand new video to celebrate the Stratocaster’s 60th anniversary. The clip features appearances by some of the Stratocaster’s most famous endorsees, including; Jeff Beck, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Stephen Stills, Jim Root, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Raphael … Continue reading

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Steve Vai to return to the UK this August

American virtuoso guitar player Steve Vai will return to the UK  at the end of August (2013) after the success of his Story of Light world tour and eighth studio album, ‘The Story of Light’. Vai’s newly announced tour will … Continue reading

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Stuart Ryan releases new tuition book ‘The Tradition’

Stuart Ryan – ‘The Tradition’ – Reels, Jigs and Airs arranged for solo fingerstyle guitar Guitar Techniques’ acoustic columnist Stuart Ryan has just released ‘The Tradition’, a new Book/CD of acoustic fingerstyle arrangements. Describing the book, Stuart says “There is … Continue reading

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Reblog: The Real Value of a Guitar

I was shown this great video and story, and just had to share: Frank Ford and Richard Johnston explain their passion for the guitar. “Our goal is to promote the good feelings that we’ve gotten playing music ourselves” Frank Ford … Continue reading

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Steve Stevens teases fans with Flying Bulls Theme

Grammy Award winning Guitarist Steve Stevens, best known for his 30 year career as a guitarist and songwriter for Billy Idol and in-demand touring and session guitarist, including recording with Michael Jackson on the track “Dirty Diana”, has released a … Continue reading

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Rockschool Launch Hot Rock Guitar 4 & 5

Rockschool have launched the highly anticipated Hot Rock Guitar 4 & 5 transcription books adding to their Hot Rock Guitar 1, 2 and 3 series of guitar books that accompany the 2012-2018 Rockschool grade syllabus. Each transcription book packs 8 classic rock … Continue reading

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