Total Guitar 240 on sale now: 50 Ways To Write Better Songs

Total Guitar issue 240 is on sale in print in the UK and digitally worldwide via Newsstand for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, Kindle Fire and Google Play from today!

Digital editions on Apple Newsstand and Kindle Fire now include streaming audio backing tracks for all songs!

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This issue we show you the best ways to unlock your creativity and start writing today with '50 Ways To Write Better Songs'. The feature offers excellent advice on getting inspired, chord progressions and arrangement to help you finish your songs!


Gary Clark Jr

Andy James

The Sword

Miles Kane


Minus The Bear



Guitar Tabs

Iron Maiden 'Run To The Hills
Rancid 'Timebomb'

Bon Iver 'Skinny Love'

The Black Keys 'Little Black Submarines'

Hayden Panettiere 'Telescope' (theme from 'Nashville')

Gear reviews

Fret-King Black Label Country Squire Semitone

Boss TE-2 Tera Echo

Hiwatt T40 Combo

Inspired Instruments You Rock Guitar

Yamaha GL1 Guitalele

Head To Head: Metal Singlecuts

DigiTech JamMan Solo XT

Bogner Uberschall Pedal

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