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Total Guitar is a monthly magazine in the United Kingdom. Future plc ( is an international special-interest media company jointly based in Bath and London Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located An International Standard Serial Number ( ISSN) is a unique eight-digit number used to identify a print or electronic Periodical publication. Magazines, periodicals or serials are Publications generally published on a regular schedule containing a variety of articles, generally The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The magazine is the best selling guitar magazine in Europe. The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles
The magazine is owned by Future Publishing, who publish many other magazines ranging from guitars and drums to video games, mountain bikes and health and fitness. Future plc ( is an international special-interest media company jointly based in Bath and London The current editor of Total Guitar is Stephen Lawson.
Total Guitar regularly contains tablature for (Rock, Metal, Folk, country, Rhythm and Blues and Jazz) songs, alongside industry renowned reviews of guitar equipment. Tablature (or Tabulature) is a form of Musical notation, which tells players where to place their fingers on a particular instrument Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Folk music can have a number of different meanings including Traditional music: The original meaning of the term "folk music" was synonymous Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States The magazine boasts many exclusive interviews with various bands and guitarists, securing the majority of 'UK guitar exclusive' covers and features for many artists in the magazine. The Learn To Play section of the magazine covers everything from basic strum-along tunes to full-blown shred monsters. The Novice section of Total Guitar is the perfect place for beginners to hone their skills and progress on guitar. The magazine also comes with a free CD in each issue that contains backing tracks and demonstration tracks to accompany the magazine's tablature and regularly features Video Lessons for tricky and demanding guitar passages. The magazine has also featured a DVD edition in two of the issues. Although it contains gear reviews, Total Guitar contains fewer articles than its sister magazine Guitarist, focusing instead on learning material. Guitarist is a monthly magazine published by Future Publishing. Total Guitar has the largest amount of tablature in each issue than any other UK and European based guitar mag. It is generally better suited for novice players than magazines such as Guitarist and Guitar Techniques, which tend to focus more on expensive gear and advanced techniques for an experienced guitarist, rather than on the fundamental aspects of guitar playing that are often focused upon in Total Guitar's novice section.
Ex-Mr. Big Guitarist Paul Gilbert has his own column within the magazine, called School of Shred. Mr Big was an American Hard rock super group. Formed in 1988, Mr Paul Brandon Gilbert (born November 6, 1966 in Illinois, United States of America) is an American guitarist best known for his work Shred guitar or shred refers to lead Electric guitar playing that relies heavily on fast passages the act of playing fast passages on an electric guitar is termed There have been guest spots from various other legendary guitarists such as Brian Setzer, Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy, Mick Thompson and Jim Root of Slipknot, John 5, Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance of Avenged Sevenfold, Alex Skolnick, Joe Satriani, Wes Borland, Matt Tuck and Michael Padget of BFMV, and Matt Heafy and Corey Beaulieu of Trivium. Brian Setzer (born April 10 1959, Massapequa, New York) is an American Guitarist, Singer and Songwriter Joseph Mark Trohman was born September 1, 1984 and is the lead/rhythm guitarist of the Chicago -based band Fall Out Boy. Mickael Gordon Thomson (born November 3, 1973) also known simply as Mick, or by his number #7, is an American Musician John 5 is the fifth chapter of the Gospel of John of the New Testament of the Christian Bible. Synyster Gates (born Brian Elwin Haner Jr on July 7, 1981) in Huntington Beach, California) also known as Syn, Zacky Vengeance (born Zachary James Baker on December 11 1981 is the rhythm guitarist and back up vocalist for the band Avenged Sevenfold. Alex Skolnick (born September 29, 1968, grew up in Berkeley California) is an American jazz and metal Guitarist. Joseph "Satch" Satriani (born July 15, 1956 in Westbury New York, U Wesley Louden Borland (born February 7, 1975 in Richmond, Virginia) is a musician best known as the former Guitarist in the band Bullet for My Valentine is an award-wining four-piece Metalcore band from Bridgend, Wales. Matthew Kiichi Heafy (born January 26, 1986 in Iwakuni, Japan) also known as Matt Heafy is the Lead vocalist and Corey King Beaulieu (born November 22, 1983 in Brunswick Maine) is the lead guitarist of Florida metal band Trivium.
The magazine's current team is:
Editor - Stephen Lawson
Deputy Editor - Claire Davies
Music Editor - Chris Bird
News Editor - Nick Cracknell
Production Editor - Lucy Rice
Reviews Editor - Ed Mitchell
Key Account Manager - Martin Hughes
Art Editor - Graham Dalzell
Deputy Art Editor - John Blackshaw
Claire Davies is the Deputy Editor for Europe's biggest-selling guitar magazine Total Guitar MySpace is a popular social networking Website offering an interactive user-submitted network of friends personal profiles blogs groups photos music and