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Total Guitar Magazine

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From beginner to expert, first chord to rock god, Total Guitar is the must-have magazine for all guitar lovers! Each issue is packed with lesson guides, expertly written tabs of some of your favourite songs, tips for improving your playing technique and advice from some of the world’s best players. No matter what level you’re at, Total Guitar magazine will help you improve your technique and master the guitar.

Each issue has the hottest reviews of all the newest guitars, effects pedals, pickups, amps and audio accessories - everything you’ll need on your journey to becoming a guitar legend. You’ll also find exclusive interviews and in-depth articles about some of the world’s most iconic guitarists.

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Total Guitar  |  October 2021  

The Ultimate Guide To Pedals: Build Your 'Board From Scratch

This month, Total Guitar is on a mission to help you choose the right pedals for you, guiding you through the best examples currently on sale and giving you expert advice to help you add to your pedalboard. TG also takes a look at the 50 greatest effects songs of all time as voted for by the readers of, running you through the gear used by the stars and giving tips on how to dial in classic sounds.

Plus! Interviews: Iron Maiden's Adrian Smith & Janick Gers, The Killers' Dave Keuning, Eric Bibb, Ida Mae's Chris Turpin. Gear reviews: Epiphone Slash Collection, Supro Delta King 12, Charvel DK24 HH HT E, Pigtronix Space Rip. Learn to play: Foo Fighters, Iron Maiden, José González & Trivium

Since 1994, Total Guitar magazine has been dedicated to helping guitar lovers all over the country become better players, no matter what their level, and that’s what has made them the best selling guitar magazine in Europe.

Written by the experts who know what it takes to perfect the craft, each issue has technique guides, playing lessons and advice you won't find anywhere else. Each issue also gives you expertly written and most importantly, accurate tabs and chord sheets of some of your favourite songs.

Total Guitar magazine also prides itself on giving it’s readers real, practical and honest advice when it comes to the latest guitars, effects and accessories, making sure you know what you’re getting and the best place to get it. In each issue, you’ll hear from some of the most renowned players from around the world, giving you exclusive access and in-depth interviews you won't find anywhere else.

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  • In-depth features with some of your guitar heroes
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Total Guitar

Really excellent magazine for beginners to pro's, great that you can play the songs/technique examples through your browser or even better to use the PC app, good range of topics every month, I used to have the physical magazine but find this more convenient & cheaper. Reviewed June 21, 2020

Excellent mag

Would be awesome if this digital edition gave you access to the CD contents somehow, though. Reviewed March 20, 2014

Very cool

The magazine is amazing but there is not cd tracks no sounds where should to be Reviewed March 19, 2014

Great mag

Great for teaching yourself Guitar! The tab is always good and the articles are interesting too! Would be good to get the CD content but I'm told there's licensing issues and that they hope to have it included soon. Reviewed February 28, 2014

Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in Total Guitar October 2021.

Welcome… Total Guitar (ISSN 1355504) October, Issue 350, is published monthly with an extra issue in July by Future Publishing, Quay House, The Ambury, Bath, BA1 1UA, UK The US annual subscription price is $1...
RADIOHEAD’S ‘LOST’ SONGS REVEALED It’s been 21 years since Radiohead stunned the world with their fourth studio album Kid A –a deep-dive into the electronic unknown that saw Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and Ed O’Brien’s guit...
THE GUITAR THAT SHOOK THE WORLD! SCENE YOUR NEWS IN GUITARS SCENE YOUR NEWS IN GUITARS Not only did Tony Iommi invent down-tuned heavy metal as guitarist for Black Sabbath, but while he was at it, he also became...
HEADLESS PICKIN’ Harley Benton offers 80s style on a budget UP CLOSE Pickups No, we haven’t cropped that photo. What you can see here is the Dullahan-FT 24: part of the latest electric lines from Harley Bent...
TRIVIUM Feast Of Fire WHAT YOU WILL LEARN Photo Getty Images ✓ Drop C# tuning WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ✓ Drop C# tuning ✓ C# Phrygian mode riffing ...
FINGER PICKING FINGERS AND THUMBS! CHORDS Guitars and backing Jonny Scaramanga In music notation, abbreviations are used to tell you which finger to pick with. Use the image below as a reference gu...

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