Today's lick pays homage to the playing of blues legends Stevie Ray Vaughan and Lightnin' Hopkins. It's a short but action-packed lick in the key of A, played out of the open position and incorporating lots of quick finger slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs and open strings.
In the following series of videos, Kenny Wayne Shepherd talks about his songwriting philosophy and his gear, and shows you how to play "Never Lookin' Back" and "Come On Over" off his new album, How I Go.
Canada's Threat Signal are releasing their new, self-titled album on October 11 via Nuclear Blast Records, and to get you pumped up, they've sent over a video lesson from guitarist Chris Feener, who shows you how to play the band's new song, "Face the Day."
Today's lick is an excerpt from my solo for the song "Heaven" by my band, Los Lonely Boys. It involves strummed chords, fret-hand muting and a fast legato run descending the G major pentatonic scale (G A B D E).
Here's a video that tells you how to use your iPad to record electric guitar or bass using the Behringer UCG102. It's a guitar-to-USB interface that allows you to jam and record with killer modeling amps and effects, and it is compatible with Apple's iPad and iPad 2.