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Total Guitar December 2019

Total Guitar is Europe’s best-selling guitar magazine, crammed full of songs to learn plus backing tracks. From the latest metal and indie hits to classic rock from the likes of Led Zeppelin and AC/DC, TG has more songs than ANY other guitar magazine!. Please note: This digital version of the magazine does not currently include the covermount items or content you would find on printed newsstand copies

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Welcome! It’s amazing to think that we’re already rounding up the year – but what a year it’s been! For our cover feature this issue, we’re taking a look back over the hottest new players, albums, tones and gear that 2019 had to offer. Elsewhere in the mag, we sit down with slide master Martin Harley to pick his brains on some key slide guitar tips. We also take a tour of Live guitarists and check out Chad Taylor’s drool-worthy stage rig, while Mumford and Sons’ Winston Marshall gives us the skinny on his approach to banjo in one of the biggest folk bands in the world! As usual, our Learn To Play section is packed with songs for you to learn, from our shred version of the Tetris theme tune, to…

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making this month’s mag

CHRIS BIRD This month, Chris hotfooted it to the Big Apple for a date with the US Fender team and a look at some new products, including the new Ultra line of guitars, Tone Master amps and ‘Songs’, the company’s new learning app. Although there’s no UK launch for Songs until 2020, TG’s intrepid tuition ed was mightily impressed. Keep your eyes peeled next year. MICHAEL ASTLEY-BROWN Mike Astley-Brown is the big dawg on Guitar World’s website, but to us he’ll always be a part of the TG family. Recent antimeatman Mike put his foot down on Mooer’s GE-150 multi-FX. “Impulse responses at such an affordable price?!” Mike says. “I wish I’d had this when I was recording my album recently.” ROB LAING This month, recently departed editor Rob Laing sat down with Martin Harley…

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swimmin’ with the devil

When it comes to his guitars, Eddie Van Halen is most often associated with his instantly recognisable Frankenstein or Wolfgang body shapes. However, there are other models that have served their time under Ed’s hands, not least the fan favourite ‘Shark’. First seen on Van Halen’s 1979 tour, then the following year on the cover of Women And Children First, this pointy, striped rock machine even played its part on Van Halen’s debut album. Eddie’s original started out life as an Ibanez Destroyer, before rock’s most influential tinkerer took a saw to its hind quarters and readied the masking tape and spray paint to produce the silver/ burgundy finish. What we have here, then, is EVH’s much-requested replica of the Shark. The eye-catching model apes the look of Eddie’s with that…

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ratm return

There’s an old British legend that, rather than dying, the mythical King Arthur and his knights are sleeping in a cave out there somewhere, waiting for the call in our hour of need to make their heroic return. Well imagine something like that but with knights wielding massive riffs, grooves and the message of revolution. And it’s actually happening this summer: Rage Against The Machine are back. If Tom Morello knew it was coming when TG spoke to him in Bristol back in June, he certainly didn’t let on. Although he sounded more driven than ever as he prepared to support Muse with his solo poject, and delivered a medley of Rage riffs plus a triumphant ‘Killing In The Name Of’ in his set that night, it just wasn’t the same…

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six of the best

1. Bulls On Parade Rage Against The Machine Do we need an excuse to crank this riff? A surprise second RATM reunion is certainly a good one! 2. Diamond Jimmy Eat World New album Surviving is a 36-minute tour de force of all the band’s strengths. 3. Pyramid Song Astrosaur This instrumental post-rock cover version is our favourite take on Radiohead ever – stunning guitar/bass interplay and righteous tones that have lead us all the way to their original material. 4. The Ghost Of You My Chemical Romance Another reunion calls for a timely revisit to the MCR back catalogue. 5. Crush With Eyeliner REM We’re not sure if Scott Litt’s 25th anniversary remix of Monster was necessary, especially as the album was already pleasingly guitar-heavy. But it does give a new slant on excellent songs. 6. Into Black The Cold Stares Bonamassa’s favourite new band are…

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five minutes alone fredrik kihlberg

I got my first real six-string… “My first guitar was a guitar my dad built me. He just made it out of pieces of wood he found in the garage. He tried to encourage me to play the guitar, so he gave it to me and I was like, ‘yeah, but I don’t really want to play,’ so… I strummed it once in a while.” The kids are alright... “ASK THE QUESTION, ‘WHAT IS IT I WANTTO EXPRESS WITH THIS?’. FIND THAT, AND I THINK THAT’S KEY” “It wasn’t until I was 18 or something that I bought a guitar and started playing. So I started very late, and I bought a black Epiphone Les Paul Junior, and then I started practising like, ten hours a day, listening to all my favourite records and…