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Reader Questions: Recording the Newborn Race solo

From time to time I receive questions about what equipment I used to record a particular solo, like the one below from Lainee (sent via Myspace). Apart from guitars, my setup has basically been the same since 2005, so I thought it would be worth a post here. 1) I really ...

Reader questions: cleaning up those noisy sweeps

Sweeping arpeggios for rock and metal guitar, and how to play them cleanly without making a lot of excess noise.

Reader questions: Crafting melodic guitar solos 101

Metal lead guitarist Lori Linstruth (Stream of Passion, Warbride) explains her approach to writing melodic metal guitar solos.

Sweeping arpeggio technique – reader questions

Are you a beginning guitarist who is confused about how to use a metronome when practicing sweeping arpeggios? This article should help you get started.