Staying up to date with the latest guitar news isn’t always the easiest task. It isn’t because guitar news is elusive—is anything elusive these days?—but because there is so much news and so little time to read it all.
If you are a musician, meaning you play your instrument for a living, it is necessary for you to try and keep up with the latest buzz in the music industry as concerns your genre of music. This helps you to keep on the ball with current trends or falls in music.
In this article, we’ll talk about the best guitar magazines that will help you to keep up to date with the latest guitar and music news as much as possible.
The first thing that you should check when looking up the latest guitar news is the internet. While it is great to have a printed magazine to carry around, subscriptions aren’t always the cheapest investment, especially when you get multiple subscriptions and the costs accumulate.
There are a ton of free e-zines available on the internet that are a great source of up to date information with the latest in gear and guitars, as well as musicians and forthcoming albums.
If you are interested in keeping up to date with a specific company, we suggest that you check out that company’s website, as that will undoubtedly be the best place for the latest news on their products or endorsees.
Now, if you are looking up a specific band, the best place to look is either the band’s website for new information on touring or studio updates, their YouTube account for videos of what is going on in the studio, or their Facebook page to see what their latest events are, whether they post them or tack them onto the information page.
Now, if you prefer to have print guitar magazines that will keep you (relatively) up to date with the latest in the guitar world, your best bet is, well, Guitar World. Guitar World has been the leading guitar magazine for too many years to count.
Not only do they do extensive reviews of bands and the latest gear to hit the market, but they also have tons of great guest columnists such as John Petrucci, Paul Gilbert, Emil Werstler, Alexi Laiho and many, many more. If you want to see what the pros are up to, or simply learn the tricks and secrets behind their best licks, your best bet is to become a regular reader of Guitar World.
If you want to stay up to date with the latest in gear releases, your best bet is to follow conventions such as NAMM, as they are the place for the music industry’s biggest brands to show off the latest in their line. If you can’t make it to NAMM (and most of us can’t, or simply aren’t invited) then you can always keep up with the live coverage or the NAMM blogs.
Remember, there is a ton of news out there, so good luck; you’ll need it!
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