The Maine have been on the road in support of their latest album Forever Halloween, but guitarists Jared Monaco and Kennedy Brock still found time to lay down a lesson teaching fans how to play one of their new songs, a head-nodding rocker titled “Happy.”
Not only did the guys explain the chord progressions in a handy YouTube lesson, they also synched the track’s tablature to a real-time playback.
Grab your guitar and take a stab at the Maine’s “Happy” by utilizing the tools below.
When singer/songwriter Scott Matthews recently visited the Guild Lounge, he played a brand new song called “Virginia” and the title track off his 2009 album Elsewhere. In both clips, Matthews is playing a new Guild Orpheum Jumbo.
Watch both performances below and visit Matthews’ website for more information.
At a recent Band of Horses show in Nashville, the group stripped down one of their biggest hits, “No One’s Gonna Love You,” with frontman Ben Bridwell’s memorable voice highlighted by guitarist Tyler Ramsey’s subtle strumming.
Ramsey, who also performs as a solo artist, decided to take out his Guild guitar for the performance, which can be seen in fan-shot footage below.
In the May/June issue of Guitar Aficionado, Pat Benatar guitarist Neil Giraldo discusses his history with Benatar, his contributions to ’80s hits such as Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl” and some of his current projects.
Giraldo also invited the magazine into his Malibu home to take a look at some of his favorite instruments.
Included in that list is an early-’60s Guild Starfire III.
“When I was a kid, there was a guitar player named Phil Meglarino who lived down the street in Cleveland,” Giraldo told GA. “He had a great quiver. When he shook a string, it had a great sound. And he played a Starfire. When it got to the point that I had some success and I had some money, I wanted to get one of those guitars in honor of Phil. So I bought one a long time ago and never used it. It was like a keepsake. Then I decided, it’s time to break this out. So as of the last couple years I’ve been playing this one. It came with a Bigsby, but I have a problem with the sliding bridges because I palm the bridge so much that it moves around. So I changed out the bridge and the tremolo.”