#Rhythm Guitar

Monarch Trail – Wither Down

Monarch Trail are a Canadian progressive rock trio, led by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Ken Baird, Wither Down is their third release. Now, if the band and the album have gone under your musical radar of late, amongst the other fine releases of 2021, don’t be too concerned – they had gone under mine as well! I was vaguely aware of the name in the past, but not their music. However, when Wither Down was a surprise entry at No. 3 in Shaun Geraghty’s Prog Mill Album of the Year 2021 Listener’s Poll on Progzilla radio, it clearly demonstrated the band have a dedicated and committed following out there, which made both the album and the band worth exploring further. As a result, it seemed the right time to give the release a full TPA review.
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Change of mind — Judas Priest elect to continue touring as five-piece with Andy Sneap on guitar

Change of mind — Judas Priest elect to continue touring as five-piece with Andy Sneap on guitar. In a rather surprising move, Judas Priest have apparently succumbed to public pressure and criticism as the heavy metal veterans have elected to reverse their recently announced decision to tour as a four-piece without guitarist Andy Sneap. Judas Priest announced today that they will be continuing their 50th year anniversary tour with the line-up of lead vocalist Rob Halford, bassist Ian Hill, drummer Scott Travis and most importantly, the twin guitar attack of Richie Faulkner and Andy Sneap, along with appearances from guitarist Glenn Tipton whenever the latter is able to.
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Ultimate Guitar Accessories Guide [2021]

There’s no doubt that playing the guitar is an experience in and of itself, but adding accessories into the mix can amplify the enjoyment no end. Being one of the most popular instruments in the world, it’s no surprise that there are dozens of parts and accessories available to help you become a better player, and to help you explore and experiment with your guitar.

Annihilator announce “Metal II” album to be released on February 18

“Metal II” (out February 18) is the Kick-Off to this long- termed campaign which will unveil special configurations, additional bonus material + exclusive and previously unheard new tunes from Annihilator. Here Annihalor presents their version of Van Halen’s, Romeo Delight. Jeff Waters about Romeo Delight:. “There was something...
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Best cheap electric guitars under $500 2022: 12 epic electrics for smaller budgets

When it comes to the best cheap electric guitars under $500, It's pretty mind-blowing just how much choice there is in the market. Even as little as 10 or 15 years ago, your options would have been limited at best - and most of the time, pretty uninspiring - but that’s not the case anymore. With so many options from brands like PRS, Epiphone, Gretsch, Ibanez and many more, us guitarists have never been so lucky. Many of these guitars are highly versatile, and would make either a brilliant beginner electric guitar, or a cool second guitar if you have already found your dream electric.

LA Smith Presents…

Out of the chaos and isolation of the apocalyptic nightmare, three unique and talented musicians came together to record their deeply personal debut album, BROTHER OF MINE. featuring a daring mix of percussion driven, blues influenced rock and roll with revealing, soul-baring, heartfelt vocals. Click Links to Purchase:. OR BLUES...

Truefire Vicki Genfan’s Body of Rhythm TUTORIAL

Developing solid rhythmic chops and a strong sense of “groove” is not just about working on your timing with a metronome, developing a wide vocabulary of rhythmic patterns, or learning the rhythmic approaches of your favorite players. Of course these are all really important elements to focus on,...

The Electric Prunes – ‘Then Came The Dawn – Complete Recordings 1966-1969’ (2021)

The Electric Prunes – ‘Then Came The Dawn – Complete Recordings 1966-1969’ (2021) The Los Angeles based group The Electric Prunes are best remembered for their psychedelic rock single ‘I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)’ which peaked at #11 on the Billboard charts in 1967 and was immortalized by being the opening track of Lenny Kaye’s groundbreaking 1972 double LP ‘Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968’.

Album Review: Barnett is on time

(Photo courtesy by ELIZABETH WEINBERG) Courtney Barnett is an Australian singer. With her unmistakable Sheryl Crow-like vocal delivery and Tom Petty style guitar hooks, Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett returns with her fourth studio album, “Things Take Time, Take Time.” A softer and more reflective release of the well-crafted, catchy pop songs and memorable choruses that have made Barnett one of the leading female rock guitarists and songwriters of recent years.

Electric Light Orchestra – A New World Record

Jet Records,Jet Records,Jet Records UAG 30017, UA-LA 679, JET LP 20 LP, Album, Emb UK 1976-09-11 Vocals, Bass Guitar [Gibson G3], Percussion, Backing Vocals – Kelly Groucutt. Violin [Barcus Berry], Effects [Maestro Echoplex], Effects [Univox Univibe] – Mik Kaminski. Producer – Jeff Lynne. Photography By [Portrait] –...


SAM JR. (BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE) ANNOUNCES UPCOMING DEBUT LP, SHARES MORE NEW MUSIC. SAM JR.’S SELF-TITLED DEBUT LP OUT MARCH 10 VIA ARTS & CRAFTS. Fuzzed out guitars with psychedelic laced wah wahs and bongos?? And flutes? rock oozing buzzed out hippie rock ? Evil nihilist ooze-rock slacker fuzz? There’s a lot of play within that framework of Sam Jr.’s (aka, Sam Goldberg Jr.) new self-titled debut so we’ll leave it to you to decide for yourself what Sam Jr. is all about when the appropriate moment comes.

Lonnie Mack – Satisfy Susie

Lonnie McIntosh (July 18, 1941, April 21, 2016), known by his stage name, Lonnie Mack. He was an American rock, blues, and country singer-guitarist. As a featured artist, his recording career spanned the period from 1963 to 1990. He remained active as a performer into the early 2000s. Mack played...

Truefire Tyler Grant’s Song Lesson: Ramblin’ Man TUTORIAL

Truefire Tyler Grant’s Song Lesson: Ramblin’ Man TUTORIAL. Taught by our top educators, TrueFire’s Song Lesson System is a hands-on contextual music-making experience designed to accelerate the learning process and simulate a full-band setting. Whatever level of player you happen to be, from beginner to advanced, there’s a rhythm or lead guitar part you can learn to play that sounds great in a full band context.

PRS refreshes Mark Lettieri’s signature Fiore in new Larkspur finish

PRS has maintained the strong 2022 momentum built from its John Mayer SE Silver Sky launch by updating the Fiore in a new blue solid-colour finish, evocatively named Larkspur. Hitherto, Mark Lettieri’s signature guitar was available in Black Iris, Sugar Moon and Amaryllis, a transparent deep red stain that shows off the grain in the swamp ash body.

Solar unveils five high-performance, Fishman-equipped electric guitars for 2022

Ola Englund’s Solar Guitars has launched five new electric guitars for 2022, each equipped with active Fishman pickups and a high-performance spec that makes the brand a good fit for guitar players versed heavy metal’s dark arts. All share that Solar DNA, with the customary logo at the...