In this issue's Tech Session, Jamie Humphries looks at the guitar stylings of one of the most popular hard rock bands of the 1970s and 80s — who have had the crème of the world's guitarists in their ranks. Jamie breaks down Whitesnake's '1987' era, and the musical influence of John Sykes.

It's cliché, but where do you begin to start writing a tribute to Eddie Van Halen? The most impactful electric guitar player of the past 40 years—arguably filling even more column inches than even Hendrix. Eddie was a one of a kind, a master of his art, but more than that he was an innovator. Nick Jennison explores the incredible intricacies of Van Halen's elusive an in many ways incomparable guitar style.

Almost half a century on from the electric guitar icon’s passing, Nick Jennison explores the impact that Hendrix still has on the electric guitar today and breaks down some of the key factors that made his playing so influential and groundbreaking.


In a continuation of our special feature on the late, great Peter Green, Nick Jennison takes an in-depth look at the subtle guitar nuances of the blues-master in this issue's exclusive Gi Tech Session.

Continuing our exclusive features on this issue's cover artist, Steve Lukather, Sam Bell breaks down the unmistakable phrasing and killer technique of the man himself in this issue's Guitar Interactive Tech session.

In this Tech Session, Nick Jennison looks at the immense guitar stylings of one of the most incredible guitar players to ever pick up the instrument: Dream Theater's John Petrucci.

For close to 50 years, Kiss has been entertaining us in a way that no other band can. The Rock N' Roll Hall of Famers have released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide – not to mention the pyrotechnic and fire breathing filled record-breaking global tours. In this issue's Tech Session, Jamie Humphries encourages you to don your spaceman suit and makeup as he takes a look at the guitar style of the legendary Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley, as well as the band's influence on rock music.

Having sold over 100 million albums, Mötley Crüe is one of the biggest Los Angeles bands to emerge from the '80s. With their excessive Rock n' Roll lifestyle depicted in a recent movie, Jamie Humphries felt it was about time Guitar Interactive Magazine looked at the riff genius of Mick Mars in this exclusive Tech Session.

In this issue's Guitar Interactive Tech Session, Jamie Humphries takes an in-depth look at the musical genius and virtuosic guitar stylings of Matt Bellamy of the mighty modern-day power trio Muse.


As part of our tribute to the magical talent of the legendary Free guitarist, Michael Casswell delivers an exclusive Guitar Interactive Paul Kossoff guitar lesson Tech Session. If you've ever wondered how Koss did it - here's the perfect starting point for upping your classic rock and blues rock guitar playing!


GI's Sam Bell leads you through a triad lick filled, alternate picking marathon, exclusive Paul Gilbert style guitar lesson, presenting some of the stylistic guitar tricks, techniques and sheer pyrotechnics that make Paul Gilbert one of today's most admired guitar players.


With his unique fingerstyle, country guitar inspired style, guitar tone, and charismatic vocals, Mark Knopfler is without a doubt one of the best-loved British musicians to have emerged from the late 70s. In this Mark Knopfler style guitar lesson Tech Session, Jamie Humphries take's a look at how to achieve Mark Knoplfer’s unmistakable guitar playing style, techniques and sound.


An Iron Maiden style guitar lesson masterclass from Jamie Humphries. Get up to speed on your classic metal guitar skills with this in depth Iron Maiden style guitar lesson. In the ever-growing genre of Heavy Metal, one band's popularity combined with immensely passionate fan loyalty is unrivalled, and that is Iron Maiden. Formed in East London in 1975 by bassist Steve Harris, Maiden are hailed as pioneers on the “New Wave of British Heavy Metal” along with other bands such as Def Leppard and Judas Priest.



In this Tony Iommi style guitar lesson Tech Session, Nick Jennison breaks down the ferocious metal guitar power and subtle nuances of Black Sabbath's riff lord.


Jamie Humphries takes you through an exclusive Radiohead guitar lesson in this Guitar Interactive Tech Session; covering the guitar playing style of Ed O’Brien and Johnny Greenwood and delving deep into the beautifully disturbing guitar world of one of the UK’s most successful bands to emerge for the 90’s alternative rock scene.

With a career that has spanned 40 years and with over twenty albums to his name, Yngwie Malmsteen's influence on modern electric guitar playing is remarkable. By drawing influences from classical composers such as Bach, Paganini, and Vivaldi, and fusing it with contemporary stylings, he is a founding father of the neo-classical guitar genre. Nick Jennison explores the incredible techniques of YJM in this Yngwie Malmsteen style neo-classical shred guitar lesson.



Joe Bonamassa is the hottest thing to happen to Blues guitar in a long time. Danny Gill analyses Joe's style and shows you how to get to grips with his masterful blues lead guitar style, techniques and licks, in this Joe Bonamassa style blues guitar lesson.


John Petrucci is regarded as one of the most influential Rock Metal guitarists of the last 20 years. He's renowned for his technical prowess, drill sergeant practice guitar practice routines and dedication to technical excellence. In this John Petrucci style guitar lesson Jamie Humphries gives a rare insight into Petrucci's playing style.


In this modern rock guitar lesson Tech Session Sam Bell delves deep into the advanced rock guitar techniques of one of the fastest rising stars from the world of instrumental guitar, Nick Johnston.

In this Def Leppard style guitar lesson Tech Session, Jamie Humphries presents a full Def Leppard inspired guitar piece, giving you a tutorial on the unique twin guitar style, melodic 80’s rock guitar licks & riffs of one of the biggest-selling rock bands of the 1980’s, Def Leppard; exploring the band's distinctive approach to composing catchy rock riffs and lead guitar lines.


In this Scott Henderson style guitar lesson tech session, I am proud to present to you a short fusion guitar piece that I have written in the style of Tribal Tech, I am nicknaming it ‘Scotts Boogie’. It features a theme and a solo containing a ton of Scott Henderson signature guitar techniques, phrasing, licks & modern fusion guitar lines to get stuck into.


In this Soundgarden style guitar tutorial Tech Session Jamie Humphries takes a detailed look at how to play some of the unorthodox and inventive approaches you can employ to copy the guitar playing style of Kim Thayil and Chris Cornell, creating the Grunge style guitar parts which made Soundgarden one of the most iconic hard rock bands to emerge from the 90’s Grunge scene.


Marty Friedman’s incendiary shred guitar technique and style has made him a metal guitar legend. Andy James shows you how to master the exotic metal licks, harmonic approaches and signature metal guitar licks in this Marty Friedman style guitar lesson.


In this Zakk Wylde style study guitar lesson Tech Session, Nick Jennison takes a closer look at the playing style and signature shred guitar techniques of our cover artist. From how to play that trademark wide aggressive vibrato to those Zakk Wylde style shred guitar alternate picking runs.

This Steve Howe style guitar lesson video sees Jamie Humphries offer an original Yes inspired prog rock guitar study piece covering the unique and legendary playing style, guitar techniques and licks of one of the world’s best prog rock guitarists, Steve Howe.


Jamie Humphries presents a Shrapnel Records Jam session & guitar lesson, featuring the riffs, shred guitar licks and the style of some of Shrapnel’s masters of shred guitar; giving you an insight into how to play Jason Becker, Paul Gilbert, Richie Kotzen, Greg Howe and Yngwie Malmsteen style 80’s shred guitar licks and techniques. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to shred till you drop!


Jamie Humphries presents you with the ultimate Steve Morse style guitar lesson & techniques analysis in this guitar tutorial video.

With a career spanning over 30 years, Steve Morse has to be one of the most versatile guitarists in the business. Throughout his career, be it with The Dixie Dregs, Kansas, Deep Purple or the Steve Morse band, Steve is at home with a number of styles from Rock, Hard Rock, Southern Rock, Fusion, Country, Bluegrass, Classical or Celtic.


If ever there was a band that defined a genre it is Metallica; the act responsible for bringing “thrash to the masses.” In this Metallica style guitar lesson tech session, Jamie Humphries delivers an original metal guitar piece which serves as full breakdown & metal guitar tutorial of how to play in the legendary metal guitar styles of James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett.


Tom Petty's song writing and guitar style is the subject of this Tech Session guitar tutorial. Jamie Humphries pays tribute to one of rock's most respected artists plus the melodic blues rock soloing style and phrasing of lead guitarist Mike Campbell. With a career spanning four decades, his unique vocal style and chiming 12-string guitar riffs combined to form some of popular music's best-loved songs

This exclusive Angus Young style video guitar lesson Tech Session looks at the guitar style, signature licks and AC/DC typical classic rock guitar riffs & rhythm guitar of the master of pure Rock and Roll - AC/DC’s Angus Young. We wired Jamie Humphries up to the mains and let him rip....

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