The latest issue of Guitar Interactive, the free digital guitar magazine has been released and it’s loaded to the brim with new video interviews, interactive guitar lessons and reviews of all the latest guitars, amps and pedals. Also, after the success of last month’s offer, every Guitar Interactive subscriber can still claim a FREE copy of the brilliant TAB editing software package Guitar Pro 6!
American guitar virtuoso Richie Kotzen is this month’s cover star with an in-depth interview at his LA home studio and a special ‘Kotzen Masterclass’ lesson from Tom Quayle. Other interviews include Free bassist Andy Fraser and Guitar Interactive favourite Steve Hackett returns to talk with Michael Casswell about his new album ‘Genesis Revisited ll’ and to perform an exclusive live session!
There’s more exclusive material on offer as Guitar Interactive are invited to the annual LA Amp Show to sample the latest products and find out what’s new in the world of Amplifiers. Pedals and Guitars. With a whole host of interviews with the brains behind the gear you love including Fractal Audio, Matrix Amplification, Suhr Guitars, Eganter + More….
There’s lots of prizes up for grabs in the competitions section of the mag… Gi are giving away two Wampler pedals and two copies of the new Randy Rhoads biography + find out which lucky reader bagged the Ibanez Steve Vai JEM70V Guitar!
Don’t miss the column features as Andy James, Tom Quayle, Rick Graham, Michael Casswell and Giorgio Serci all continue their technique lessons including tips, tricks and licks to help make you a better guitarist and starting this month, Guitar Idol winner Don Alder joins the Guitar Interactive teaching team to begin his ‘Acoustic Percussion’ series.
Included in the magazine is full downloadable tab for all of the lessons in the usual PDF format and now our new Guitar Pro 6 format so you can start using your FREE software right away (For details on how to claim your copy, visit the downloads page in the magazine).
The rest of the issue is jam packed with reviews including the new Tony Iommi Signture T-100 Laney Amp, Washburn, Rickenbacker, PRS, Hiwatt, Wampler, TC Electronic, Danelectro, Stonebridge and an exclusive review of the new Ibanez Roadcore RC230 Guitar!
If that’s not enough, Gi brings you a Quiet Room special with the new ‘Rise Of The Super-Ukes’ feature – Ukelele expert John Howlett explains why the Ukelele is conquering the world and reviews the best models on the market.
All this is available now and it’s completely FREE! Visit http://www.iguitarmag.com/issue13 to read it now!
TECH SESSIONS_RICHIE KOTZEN - THE STYLE
playing and shouldn’t be underestimated as a
phrasing device. The final part of the phrase
is an alternate picked Emadd9 arpeggio using
an economical fingering in 4 th position.
LICK 7 – You can hear a lot of Hendrix in
Richie’s song writing and phrasing and
this easy lick is pure Hendrix thanks to the
double stops outlining the Em tonality,
preceded by a classic Em Blues phrase.
Richie wears many of his influences on his
sleeve and so should you. Be proud of where
your playing stems from!
LICK 8 – Here we see some rhythmic creativity
again with a simple five note phrase that is
made interesting thanks to being displaced
by a single 16 th note rest. By using a five
note phrase the line moves around in the bar
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Richie Kotzen Performance
adding a cool rhythmic effect to an otherwise
LICK 9 – This phrase returns the solo to legato
territory and is simply an Em Blues scale
played as a three note per string pattern.
There are some wider stretches here but
the phrase has a liquidy quality that would
be very hard to achieve any other way. As
with the previous legato line make sure
you concentrate on the timing here and
become as accurate as you can. The end of
the phrase is a lightning fast Blues run using
some arpeggio based descending lines to add
LICK 10 – Here we have a simple melodic
phrase utilising screaming bends and wide
vibrato to give a vocal quality that wails