Another bumper issue of the free digital magazine iGuitar is now live. Each of the three distinct sections, Electric, Acoustic and Bass are crammed full of video interviews, guitar lessons and reviews.
The Electric Section: Lick Library’s Stuart Bull meets the Godfather of shred Michael Angelo Batio (MAB), plus a world exclusive – MAB makes his iGuitar debut as a columnist. Jamie Humphries meets Steve Howe, ‘Yes’ master guitarist and one of the most original players to emerge from the progressive rock scene and offers readers a unique lesson in Howe’s elusive style. Gary Cooper takes a look at the career of acoustic legend, the late Bert Jansch, while in the listening room John Stix listens as top players discuss their influences, and his video gem feature this month is on Jeff Beck. In addition there is a roundup of 2011’s best accessories, best guitar albums and much more.
Don’t miss Jamie Humphries analyzing the influence of Shrapnel records on the world of shred guitar and continuing his exploration of the Rhythm Method, Stuart Bull continuing his look at hybrid picking, Mike Casswell on how to be a pro-guitarist, Rick Graham on triad improvisation, Andy James on Metal guitar and Tom Quayle looking at the Modes.
Reviews include the Taylor T3, EMG’s James Hetfield Pickups, Marshall’s Yngwie Malmsteen head, Yamaha THR10 amp, the Line 6 combo and at least four more guitars.
The Quiet Room shows readers how to choose a mid-price acoustic guitar, reviews the Simon & Patrick Showcase 6T Rosewood, the Tangelwood T6 acoustic amp, the LAG Tramontane electro-acoustic and the Alvarez RD12CE and RF12GB guitars. Plus Giorgio Serci continues his master classes on finger style guitar.
Down in The Bassment, Anthrax’s Frank Bello talk to Dan Veal. There is a special feature on Bass Strings and reviews of the Music Man Stingray bass, the TC RH750 Head, the Washburn AB5 electro-acoustic bass and the Fishman Fission Bass Powerchord FX.
Competitions: This issue also has a free to enter exciting competition for a year’s supply of D’Addario stings and Planet Waves accessories, Plus find out who won the prizes from the last issue of iGuitar.
Issue 6 contains all the TAB for the features and lessons it includes and is available for free at http://www.iguitarmag.com/issue6 no strings attached!