John Frusciante unofficial – Invisible Movement

Guitar Techniques March 2015 featurette +Total Guitar and Rolling Stone clippings

It's press-clipping time and, as you have probably noticed over the course of last ten years; whoever is running is quite manic about going through newspapers and magazines in order to bring you everything from interviews to err...barely significant bits and pieces. As wee're hoping from some interviews related to the Trickfinger full-length starting to emerge; here are bits and snippets from various publications, as well as one major style analysis.

Guitar Techniques acoustic featurette

Guitar Techniques, March 2015

Guitar Techniques, March 2015

The March 2015 issue of Guitar Techniques boasts John's name on the cover, alongside a couple of others (The Mars Volta fans: there's a featurette on Omar in this as well!) and, indeed, there are three pages on John's acoustic playing and an one-page analysis in the magazine. Two files have been supplied on the CD that goes with the print edition as well.

For this study we’ll examine how Frusciante might build an acoustic part around a standard chord sequence in b minor, using embellished chordal ideas to create riffs, and go beyond standard major and minor chords to add 7ths and open strings for more texture. he often favours a strong picking hand attack so don’t be afraid to dig in and ‘grab’ the strings – check out the intro to Funky Monks and you’ll hear how aggressive his picking hand can be! when playing the chords section of this study you may find it useful to use the fretting hand thumb to fret the notes on the sixth string, thus making it easier to leave the open strings ringing clearly – this is a technique that was especially popular with guitarists from the 60s (especially Jimi Hendrix) and has also found favour with players as diverse as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Frusciante and Pat Metheny.

Interestingly enough; the article is accompanied by a photo that appears to have been taken at the 2005 All Tomorrow's Parties festival.

Click the thumbnails to go to the individual pages in the gallery or here for the entire album. You can read the intro here as well.

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Buy the magazine here.

Rolling Stone on the 1992 RHCP nude photo

In their February 12th 2015 issue, Rolling Stone are revisiting their iconic covers for, well, god knows which time. As it always happens, the 25th June 1992 issue with RHCP in the nude on the cover is getting some treatment. This time, it's just a third of the page and the material just...does not add up.

Total Guitar on their first guest editor

If we were to make an assumption based on this and Rolling Stone clipping; we'd be falsely lead to assume that a little more of John is in vogue. Thankfully, the editor thinks that people's bodies are boring and that bath bombs, space bears and salads are far more amusing.


Hope this article made y'all smile, as we're rarely writing in this crack style...this stuff just demanded it.


5 Reactions to Guitar Techniques March 2015 featurette +Total Guitar and Rolling Stone clippings

  1. Steve says:

    Never would have found this stuff without you, much appreciated, thanks!

    • Iva says:

      Thanks. 🙂 I regularly monitor all possible magazines and I plan to make a list of John's appearances in them over the years, in case that would come in handy to people.

  2. David P. says:

    You might be interested in this....

    • Iva says:

      Thank you, the person who runs it is one of my closest online friends and we share most of the things we find. The "present for a friend" she refers to in one of the descriptions is a present for me and it's on my bookshelf right now. 🙂

      We actually have more on John on this website, it's just that the page is not optimised for search, as it's using a third party application.

  3. Xpld says:

    Thanks for sharing!
    Good analysis, I'll see if I can find the part about Omar... 🙂

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