This lesson takes the same ideas discussed in my last lesson, "Increase Left-Hand Strength and Produce Great-Sounding Sequences,” and applies them to the diatonic major and minor three-note-per-string scales. It will help you get the seven positions of the major scale memorized, increase your left-hand strength, solidify your alternate picking and deliver some great-sounding sequences.
Joanna Connor might be the best slide guitar player you're likely to come across today. Check out this video of Connor, shown performing a wicked slide solo at the 2014 North Atlantic Blues Fest in Rockland, Maine.
Cracker have released a music video (of sorts) for "Torches and Pitchforks," the opening track from their 2014 album, Berkeley to Bakersfield. The video, which you can check out below, features a photo essay by Bradford Jones, with several other public-domain photos mixed in.
Ready for some new Southern rock? Blackberry Smoke have premiered their new "Too High" music video. The track is from the band's new album, Holding All the Roses, which was released February 10 via Rounder Records.
This guitar was never built to be a gimmick. I made it because I wanted a steel-bodied Dobro guitar but couldn’t afford one. Back in 1998, I was in the lowest point of my life: lost marriage ... living in a tiny apartment ... no TV ... no internet. Yet in all my boredom and depression, I was still obsessed with music. Most importantly, I wanted to own a metal-bodied Dobro guitar.
Hyundai and the Recording Academy have announced the launch of the third annual Grammy Amplifier, an online music initiative aimed at mentoring emerging artists and providing them the opportunity to elevate their careers by showcasing their talent.
Guitarist Walter Trout has announced his plans to return to stages across the globe in 2015. Following a liver transplant and extensive rehabilitation, the bluesman feels strong enough to resume his career of 50-plus years.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "High Heels and Throwing Things,” a new song by guitarist Robben Ford. The track, which is from Ford's new album, Into the Sun, features Warren Haynes on guitar. Into the Sun will be released March 31 via Mascot Label Group.
In the Holiday 2014 and January 2015 installments of Metal for Life, I talked about the advantages of using drop-D tuning (low to high, D A D G B E) and demonstrated some cool things you can do with it.
This month I’d like to revisit this topic and show you some additional metal-style riffs played in this tuning, with an emphasis on unusual melodic intervals.