Play Like Yngwie: How to Master the "Sevens" Mechanic
We explore Yngwie Malmsteen's use of groups of seven!
In 1925, folk/blues phenom Huddie William Ledbetter, a.k.a. “Lead Belly,” won his way out of jail (he’d been convicted of murder) by way of a “pardon”—swayed by Lead Belly’s undeniable musical...
An element of endless fascination and discovery in developing one’s improvisational skills on the guitar is the many ways in which to negotiate chordal resolutions.
All rock guitar players play repetitive sequences in their solos, and I have found it very useful to utilize a systematic approach.
This month, I’d like to talk about using fourth intervals as a building block for both chords and solos.
A king’s crown is not always made of gold. Sometimes it’s made of black, majestic leather and sits atop a frazzled mane hiding a face us mere mortals are unworthy to completely glimpse.
Those who have been following these columns for a while are well familiar with the fact that, in my guitar parts for the music of Periphery and Haunted Shores, I like to employ radical and rapid...
In our previous lesson (March 2017), I offered an original jazz solo, a significant part of which features the use of what’s called a minor add2 (or minor add9) arpeggio.