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Total Guitar September 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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Without a doubt my favourite thing about Total Guitar is learning from the musicians we speak to. I’ve gone away from every single interview I’ve ever done or read here with something to inspire me or learn from. We talk to a wide range of players and nothing beats the insights of their experiences – in a studio, onstage or writing a song in a hotel room late at night. They’ve all made mistakes and won hard-fought victories so when they share their knowledge it’s great to pass that on to you so we can all benefit from it. And we’ve gone all-out with it in this issue, trawling a treasure trove of interviews for the most valuable and varied insights to inspire you. We’re also taking inspiration from Slipknot as…

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making this month’s mag

CHRIS BIRD Our contributors never fail to deliver knockout audio, but Phil Capone’s recording of A Hard Day’s Night, complete with authentic 12-string Rickenbacker licks, really impressed TG’s tuition editor. “I hadn’t realised Harrison’s solo was pitch-shifted though,” says Chris. Find out more on p88, where you’ll find a song sheet and that contentious solo tabbed. MICHAEL ASTLEY-BROWN Our gear guru has set sail for Stateside online waters, joining Guitar World andGuitar Player as Digital Editor-in-Chief. He’ll still pop up from time to time, but his prepubescent mug won’t appear every issue. He bids us a tearful goodbye: “As someone who grew up with TG, it’s been an honour and a privilege to serve you.” JOBY SESSIONS We’re confident in calling Mr Sessions a team member here – his history with us goes way back,…

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saturated fat

Cort is renowned for bringing desirable designs to more affordable electric guitars, and the G290 FAT aims to deliver boutique guitar styling and spec at a mid-range price point. Its swamp ash body is teamed with a rather dashing flamed maple top, available in Antique Violin Burst (which you can see here) or Bright Blue Burst, and bolted on to a birdseye maple neck and fingerboard via a contoured heel. Two of Cort’s own-brand TVH-77 humbuckers promise high-output performance, but are teamed with a flexible, intriguing pickup-switching setup that serves up single-coil sounds as well. The whole lot comes in at £549, which is a pretty tempting proposition, if you ask us……

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opeth return

A new Opeth album is always a cause for celebration as, along with the usual selection of surprises from the Swedish progressive maestros, there’s always a feast of great tones, searing leads and lush harmonies to be found within their unique compositions. Thirteenth opus In Cauda Venenum (latin for Poison In The Tail) has all that and more. Recorded in Stockholm late last year before being mastered at Abbey Road Studios in London, it also offers fans the added twist of being available in Swedish and English language versions. We spoke to the band’s mastermind Mikael Åkerfeldt to find out more… Was your first instinct to write and sing the lyrics in Swedish and was that a new impulse for you with the band? Mikael: “No, I just came up with that…

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five of the best

1. Fear Inoculum Tool By the time you read this you may well have heard the whole of Tool’s new 80-minute album, of which this hypnotic title track is the opener. What a way to start! 2. Heart In Hand Opeth Eight and a half minutes of thrilling Åkerfeldtian Tull-on-steroids bliss. Lovely acoustic outro too. 3. Bulletproof Samantha Fish The Kansas City blues artist continues to impress with her versatility and energy – this driving slide workout on her cigar box guitar is a prime example. 4. Cold Korn Yes, some may say this is the heaviest song the band have put out in years, but much more importantly new album The Nothing is their strongest record since 2002’s Untouchables. 5. We Got The Whip Audioslave Talking to Tom Morello this issue has us inspired to learn this hidden gem of a funky riff…

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five minutes alone samantha fish

I got my first real six-string “The first guitar I played was probably one of my dad’s. That was just what was around the house. I got my first guitar when I was 17, like my own guitar, and it might have been an acoustic Alvarez. I think I got the acoustic first and then I got my first electric when I was 17, 18. One was an acoustic Alvarez and the other was a Stratocaster, a hand-built one that my dad picked up for Christmas.” “BLUES IS SO MUCH MORE ABOUT THE PLAYER AND THE FEELING THAT YOU ARE PUTTING ON” Still got the blues “It’s so much more about the player and the feeling that you are putting on. The form is what it is – it’s blues! And you can adjust…