Total Guitar 263 on sale now: 20 guitar lessons to change the way you play

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To celebrate TG's 20th anniversary, we're giving you 20 guitar lessons that will change the way you play, helping you to master modes, nail string bends, play any chord in any key, build stamina, speed up your leads and more, with tab and audio.

Also inside:

Hugh Manson interviewed
The full story behind Matt Bellamy's cut-price Cort signature model
WIN! £4,000-worth of gear!
Kit yourself with an entire rig (and then some), with our massive competition
Riff Of The Month: Slayer 'Raining Blood'
Rig Tour: Mastodon
Bill Kelliher and Brent Hinds show us the gear behind the 'don
20 Years Of TG
We take a trip through the archives, and dig out the mag's finest moments
Josh Middleton shares his metal tips
Blackberry Smoke
The supreme Southern rockers talk
Blues Pills
Guitarist Dorian Sorriaux on his classic influences
Guitar Shop Ammo
Blag disco in 10 minutes!
Guitar Workout: Artificial Harmonics

Cort Manson MBC-1 Matthew Bellamy Signature
Matt Bellamy's £500 signature model rated
Epiphone Ltd Ed Lee Malia Les Paul Custom
The Bring Me The Horizon axeman's signature model rated
TC Electronic Flashback Triple Delay
Repeat treats with three delays at once
Plus loads more!

Michael Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.