Satch Lesson: How to Play Like Jimi Hendrix
Joe Satriani's guide to Jimi Hendrix-style R&B rhythm guitar.
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.
There's no set path for a guitarist to find his own sound. Finding your own signature and take on what has come before will always be a subjective and personal endeavor.
Forget playing seedy dive bars for free exposure. Right now, Facebook is one of your best bets to immediately get the word out about your music.
There are some chords you’ve known since you first started playing the guitar, and frankly, you might be getting sick of playing them.
Accurate string bends and vibrato don't come from your hands but from your ears. They can't be practiced mechanically like alternate picking and sweeping. It takes a more careful approach to...