Latest issue of iGuitar out now!

Hey! Issue 6 of iGuitar is out now. Get to a computer or internet-capable device – oh, you already are – and download it now!

 

Press Release – 14th December 2011
Latest iGuitar magazine features Yes’ Steve Howe

Another bumper issue of the free digital magazine iGuitar is now live. Each of the three distinct sections, Electric, Acoustic and Bass are crammed full of video interviews, guitar lessons and reviews.

 

The Electric Section: Lick Library’s Stuart Bull meets the Godfather of shred Michael Angelo Batio (MAB), plus a world exclusive – MAB makes his iGuitar debut as a columnist. Jamie Humphries meets Steve Howe, ‘Yes’ master guitarist and one of the most original players to emerge from the progressive rock scene and offers readers a unique lesson in Howe’s elusive style. Gary Cooper takes a look at the career of acoustic legend, the late Bert Jansch, while in the listening room John Stix listens as top players discuss their influences, and his video gem feature this month is on Jeff Beck. In addition there is a roundup of 2011’s best accessories, best guitar albums and much more.

 

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NEWS: Lick Library ‘Jam With Black Sabbath’ DVD

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Lick Library Unleashes ‘Jam With Black Sabbath’ Guitar Tuition DVD

Further extending its metal collection, Lick Library unleashes Jam with Black Sabbath into the world. This double DVD and CD set features the nimble fingers of Danny Gill taking you through all the fine points of playing the guitar with that deep, heavy sound synonymous with Tony Iommi.

One of the first and most influential heavy metal bands, Black Sabbath helped define the genre with albums like the quadruple platinum Paranoid. MTV ranked them as the ‘Greatest Metal Band’ of all time and Tony Iommi is widely recognised as one of the most important and influential guitarists in the heavy metal world. Along with legend Jimmy Page he is credited with pioneering the mammoth riffs of heavy metal.

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NEWS: Lick Library releases Jam With Dream Theater DVD

Check out this new release from Lick Library, featuring Andy James and focusing on Dream Theater and the very nearly impossible fretboard skills of John Petrucci. What a killer song selection too!

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Lick Library Releases Jam With Dream Theater Double DVD

Lick Library has just released the ultimate shredding guitar tuition DVD with the launch of Jam With Dream Theater. This is a double DVD guitar tuition set, with Andy James taking you through the intricacies of some of the world’s most skilled guitar playing, all in the style of John Petrucci and Dream Theater, the award winning progressive rock band.

Dream Theater’s guitarist John Petrucci is well known for his fast riffs, technical wizardry, and precise execution. John was named one of the ‘Top 10 Greatest Guitar Shredders Of All Time’ by GuitarOne magazine, and in 2009 he was the number two best metal guitarist by Joel McIVer in his book ‘The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists’.

Jam with Dream Theater (RRP £27.99) Double DVD set shows you how to play seven tracks that span more that a decade (1992 TO 2009) of Dream Theater music.  From the classic Images and Words album, this new DVD features a guitar lesson onPull Me Under, widely considered to be Dream Theater’s most well known song and also Under A Glass Moon.

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NEWS: Lick Library’s Zakk Wylde, Randy Rhoads DVDs

Lick Library release Zakk Wylde & Randy Rhoads – The Solos DVDs

Lick Library’s unique Learn to Play – The Solos format now includes Zakk Wylde and Randy Rhoads. The design of the Learn to Play The Solos DVDs includes a CD of professionally recorded guitar jam backing tracks at three different speeds, slow, medium and full tempo, performances of the solos at three speeds, plus expert tuition which breaks the solos down into easy to learn sections.

Zakk Wylde is best known for being Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist, founder of Black Label Society and lead guitarist and vocalist with Pride & Glory. He’s won practically every guitar magazine award there is and has inspired guitarists of all styles. On stage with Ozzy, Zakk is regarded is one of the few guitarists still flying the flag for seriously shredded solos and high energy performances full of passion.

Randy Rhoads featured on Ozzy Osbourne’s first two solo albums which have sold over six million copies combined. Often cited as an influence by many contemporary heavy metal guitarists, Randy Rhoads was one of the few guitarists of his era to create his own signature style by being one of the first heavy metal guitarists to incorporate classical music into his playing. Although he only issued a pair of major-label albums during his lifetime, he immediately reached legendary status upon his tragic death in early 1982

Learn to Play Zakk Wylde, The Solos (RRP £23.99) is taught by professional guitar tutor Andy James, who was once lucky enough to jam with Zakk and Ozzy. The tuition DVD details five solos from classic tracks featured on the No Rest for the Wicked and No More Tears albums. This professionally produced, multi camera shot, guitar lesson breaks each solo down into clearly explained bite sized chunks, and is full of tips and techniques to help you get your playing up to speed. Watch and listen to demonstrations of pinched harmonics, alternate and hybrid picking and that heavy vibrato so indicative of a true Zakk Wylde style of playing. Solos taught on this DVD come from Miracle Man, Devils Daughter, Breaking all the Rules, No More Tears and Mama I’m Coming Home.

Learn to Play Randy Rhoads, The Solos (RRP £23.99) is presented by Danny Dill former pupil of Joe Satriani and writer of many of the songs featured in “The Osbourne’s” TV show. Danny invites you to pick a track and grab a guitar as he takes you through note for note demonstrations of five characteristic Randy Rhoads solos at three different tempos. The DVD format gives you plenty of time to understand what Danny is showing you, and the chapter keys allow you to repeat each section as many times as you need to nail that guitar riff or lick. Solos included come from the tracks Goodbye to Romance, Crazy Train, Over the Mountain, Flying Again and Mr. Crowley, all of which have become metal standards and showcase Randy Rhoads full talent as a guitarist.

The Learn to Play Solos format includes many more famous guitar legends, these and the Zakk Wylde and Randy Rhoads DVDs are available to purchase through www.licklibrary.com along with over 20,000 other guitar tuition products. For the ultimate range of tuition products, www.licklibrary.com has the comprehensive and definitive professional guides to learning to playing the guitar.