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Category Archives: Guest Post

Guest Post is obviously a category to list all of the great guests that have contributed to Guitar Noize.

Fastlane International warns musicians should check new rules before taking instruments on aircraft

Written on April 21, 2015 at 10:12 pm, by Jon

Thank you to Fastlane International for creating this guest post that outlines changes in the rules for flying with your instruments, definitely worth reading if you are about to travel with your guitars.

Global courier Fastlane International is warning that …

Oasis – Champagne Supernova Solo Lesson by Dan Holton

Written on November 29, 2013 at 3:01 pm, by Jon


In this lesson we go over a really cool little solo, courtesy of Noel Gallagher! This is a perfect solo to get beginners started with the idea of soloing. I love this solo because it’s …

Things to know before buying a Resonator Guitar

Written on October 25, 2013 at 1:00 pm, by Jon

(photo credit: Mshai)
Resonator guitars are an iconic part of American musical culture. Son House and Bukka White played one. Keith Richards and Duane Allman played one. Jack White plays one. The first line of Paul Simon’s Grammy winning …

Guest post: 3 Ways to Get Motivated

Written on October 11, 2013 at 11:41 am, by Jon

Let’s face it, if you play guitar long enough you’re going to run into a wall at some point. It feels like you’re not making any progress, and you find it hard to get motivated to even pick up the …

Gear Demo: Boss MO-2 Multi Overtone

Written on October 3, 2013 at 11:28 am, by Jon

The Boss MO-2 Multi Overtone pedal was announced at NAMM earlier this year along with the TE-2 Tera Echo and DA-2 Adaptive Distortion which I have recently recorded demos for. Each of these new pedals have a bit of a …

Guitar Tricks – Diminished Chords

Written on August 12, 2013 at 11:46 am, by Jon

A diminished chord is one of those things you come across when you’re learning guitar which seems way more complicated than it is. Theory-phobics would understandably turn tail and run at the sight of a chord like Bm7b5 or when …

Guitar Tricks – Sweep Picking Lesson

Written on May 4, 2013 at 9:00 am, by Jon

Sweep picking is undoubtedly one of the most impressive lead guitar techniques you can learn. The flurry of notes unleashed by players like Marty Friedman and Rusty Cooley sound baffling, intricately detailed and impenetrably rapid, but learning to do it …

Dimebag Darrell – Cowboy Tricks by David Escobar

Written on December 29, 2012 at 7:45 pm, by Jon

I know, from the tittle some of you will probably be expecting some country licks but we´re here to discuss some segments from the solo of Cowboys From Hell (1990), when Diamond Darrell became Dimebag Darrell, and his band went …

Zakk Wylde Style Bends by David Escobar

Written on December 19, 2012 at 8:06 am, by Jon

Today I have the first of hopefully many contributions from the very talented David Escobar, a lesson on Zakk Wylde style bends using the song “Mama I’m Coming Home” from Ozzy Osbourne’s 1991 release “No More Tears”. Below is …

Billy Idol Guitarist, Steve Stevens, to Give Away Autographed Guitar on

Written on October 22, 2012 at 12:52 pm, by Jon

Godin Redline
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Billy Idol’s debut album, Billy Idol. One legendary guitarist to collaborate with the punk rocker throughout the years is Steve Stevens. Most of us only dream of owning something played and signed by …