#1
Looking to subscribe to a guitar mag. Bought a copy of Total Guitar. Seems well put together with good articles, but a bit too Metal for me. Any suggestions for a good mag with advice to help a learning player?
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Looking to subscribe to a guitar mag. Bought a copy of Total Guitar. Seems well put together with good articles, but a bit too Metal for me. Any suggestions for a good mag with advice to help a learning player?

What metal?

Awful magazine. The only half decent ones are Guitar Techniques and Acoustic.
#10
im subscribed to total guitar

it caters for me more, i read guitarist once, seems to be more geared towards the more mature guitarist
#11
bought a copy of guitar world the other day. bored me to tears lol.
for me, total guitar is the only magazine that makes guitar playing interesting.
#12
Total Guitar used to be alright, until there was an article on Trivium, every, fucking, month...

I don't need a magazine to teach me guitar anyway.

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#13
I used to get Guitar Techniques on import, very good magazine. Total Guitar sucks.
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#14
I'd say Total Guitar, there's some good writing, a nice does of metal in the pages and some solid tutorials.
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#15
Total guitar is the Bronze Warlock through a Spider III of the guitar world and Guitarist is the Les Paul through a Marshall Plexi of the guitar world.

Guitarist is great.
#17
Total guitar can be a fun read, but it's kind of useless. It's good if you like metal and indie pop. They transcribe a lot of that. Their reviews suck, and they only interview Trivium, as already stated.

Guitarist is a lot more serious and focussed on gear. They have a LOT of reviews. They have some lessons sections, where they teach you one actual song, and the rest is excercises from some teachers.

Guitar Techniques is entirely focussed on learning songs and theory. It's great if you want to learn to play.
#18
I like Guitar Buyer and Guitarist, Total Guitar can suck my ass
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#19
total guitar blows, what some guy said about there being a trivium article every ****ing month is dead on . . .
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#20
Total guitar is terrible. Guitarist and Guitar Buyer are OK.

To be honest though, I'd rather save my money. None of them are really worth paying for.
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Total Guitar used to be alright, until there was an article on Trivium, every, fucking, month...

I don't need a magazine to teach me guitar anyway.


I agree, what happened to your good old classic rock like AC/DC, Led Zeppelin etc, I Mean every week they tab bands like Trivium, Pantera and loads more bands I hate, I haven't yet seen a tab for a song I remember except for last months issue which had Pink Floyd and The Clash, only I went to buy it and it was a different one, only it tabbed Alice In Chains,
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#22
Total Guitar has a younger person's image, and Guitarist has a more informative and classy approach. Well to me does.

Guitar Techniques have around 10 or more different styles of music to learn from, as well as the Demo CD thing. The cheapest too me thinks.
#23
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Total Guitar has a younger person's image, and Guitarist has a more informative and classy approach. Well to me does.

Guitar Techniques have around 10 or more different styles of music to learn from, as well as the Demo CD thing. The cheapest too me thinks.

Not to mention the thinnest.

There are fewer ads in it, though.
#24
Either Guitarist or Guitar Techniques

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Not to mention the thinnest.

There are fewer ads in it, though.


true, but it also has the most actual guitar information compared to a bunch of articles about bands and stuff that are in magazines like Total Guitar and Guitar World (essentially the US version of Total Guitar for those who haven't read it)
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#26
I love total guitar, very good tutorials, videos on CD. Interviews, gear reviews. I love it!

Guitarist, i brought one. Its more mature, lots of BIG reviews. Not so much on guitar playing. I dident like it.
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true, but it also has the most actual guitar information compared to a bunch of articles about bands and stuff that are in magazines like Total Guitar and Guitar World (essentially the US version of Total Guitar for those who haven't read it)

I actually like Guitar World the most out of all of them

-They transcribe a lot of songs
-They interview popular artists (although recently it's nothing by Dimebag and Van Halen)
-They review gear which people are actually interested in (unlike Guitar Player, which only writes about stuff no-one can afford)
-They have popular artists writing columns, which are pretty useful
-Now comes with a CD
-Large selection of general guitar-related facts which are useless but interesting to know.
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I actually like Guitar World the most out of all of them

-They transcribe a lot of songs
-They interview popular artists (although recently it's nothing by Dimebag and Van Halen)
-They review gear which people are actually interested in (unlike Guitar Player, which only writes about stuff no-one can afford)
-They have popular artists writing columns, which are pretty useful
-Now comes with a CD
-Large selection of general guitar-related facts which are useless but interesting to know.


Yeah I like GW actually (except for their Kerry King/Zakk Wylde fetish) but still It's similar in format to TG which is why I make the comparison.
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