Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Tony Iommi 'perfect role model for aspiring guitarists'

Black Sabbath star Tony Iommi has a style of guitar playing new musicians could learn well from, it has been advised.
Great deals on musical instruments

People who are just getting to grips with the electric guitar have been advised to take note of Tony Iommi's playing style.

Gibson Lifestyle blog contributor Russell Hall explained the Black Sabbath star is one to study for fledging musicians, with his style of performance allowing players to come up with melodic riffs and brooding tempos.

The commentator noted anyone hoping to take inspiration from Iommi needs to be aware that the electric guitarist tuned down his instrument one-and-a-half steps to C# from Sabbath's 1971 album Master of Reality onwards. He said this should be considered by those trying to master the band's classic songs such as War Pigs and Iron Man.

Iommi is currently in the process of trying to track down one of his electric guitars that went missing earlier this year. The Iommi SG instrument disappeared in July when the star appeared at the High Voltage Dio Tribute event.

Save Money On Electric Guitars Now

 ADNFCR-2133-ID-800266214-ADNFCR

Posted on 1 Dec 2010 14:22 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach Spills the Beans On His Less Than Complimentary Thoughts Towards Today's Rock Musicians and Their Work Ethic In the Studio

11 Jan 2017 11:33
thumbnail

The prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction will be honouring several artists this year, including prog legends Yes. Rick Wakeman has stated that he will not be attending.

3 Jan 2017 16:45
thumbnail

Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.

11 Nov 2016 10:48
thumbnail

Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting

31 Oct 2016 16:10
thumbnail

Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health

21 Oct 2016 17:40
thumbnail

Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame

10 Oct 2016 16:17

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Mackie's Big Knob Studio Interface continues the legacy of its predecessors, championing various new features and exciting tech to reiterate its triumphant return.

20 Jan 2017 11:14
thumbnail

Line 6's first ever artist designed guitar, the Shuriken personifies the aggressive and technical playing styles of metal enthusiasts around the world.

20 Jan 2017 10:28
thumbnail

Building on the foundations of its predecessor the Prophet 08, the REV2 features a whole array of interesting and innovative additions to its format.

20 Jan 2017 08:37
thumbnail

In a variety of different finishes and sizes Mapex's new Saturn V Tours express classic Mapex tone with a new ergonomic design

19 Jan 2017 19:51
thumbnail

A compact and lightweight Electric Acoustic Bass Guitar ideal for those who value playability and ultimate accessibility to their instrument

19 Jan 2017 19:39
thumbnail

Elektron's Digitakt Drum Machine is the answer to all your of your percussive desires

19 Jan 2017 19:16