Steve Vai Posts New Series of Lessons
Steve Vai posts a slew of new lessons.
Usually when you think of sweep picking, you think of high gain shred guitar. This is all well and good, but there is also a place in blues for sweep picking.
Named after legendary country guitar virtuoso Merle Travis, Travis picking is the most popular and commonly used fingerpicking technique.
Initially a pianist inspired by jazz legend Bill Evans, it wasn’t until his final year in college (at the University of Oregon) that Ralph Towner picked up a nylon-string guitar and started honing...
In the previous two columns, I demonstrated a couple of cool ways to play “walking bass” accompaniment over a 12-bar jazz-blues progression.
I present to you a drop-dead-simple blueprint to Djent, a “Djent for Dummies” how-to guide, if you will.
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There are some chords you’ve known since you first started playing the guitar, and frankly, you might be getting sick of playing them.