A guitar solo is the highlight of any Stevie Ray Vaughan song, and the solos he performed in his 1983 hit “Pride and Joy” are among his finest.
The music we listen to (at least in the western part of the world) conditions us, as guitar players, to a default timing and rhythm.
I've been noticing a trend amongst younger guitarists on YouTube and elsewhere; it's a distinct lack of melody.
Some people think music theory robs you of your creativity. Coincidentally, those are the same people who think the Earth is square.
There's more than one way to physically approach alternate picking. There is no right or wrong way.
Most of you are already familiar with tablature, also known as tabs.
It should go without saying, but strong ears are a necessary part of your musicianship.
This post deals with a simple but hugely important topic: how to practice! As a professional guitar instructor, it is my job to address various weaknesses in my students' playing and remedy the...
Before we move on from the minor jazz-blues progression, which we focused on in the last three columns (see them under RELATED ARTICLES), I’d like to offer one more lesson on the topic.
If you’re looking for a way to make your minor pentatonic licks, riffs and solos more interesting, it might be as simple as adding one “secret” note.
As we wrote a few years ago, you could be forgiven if you've never heard of Sister Rosetta Tharpe—or if you're surprised to hear that to many people, she's considered ""the Original Soul Sister"...
If you want to be a well-rounded guitarist, you need to learn and be able to perform barre chords.
One question that comes up consistently from my students is, “How do I develop the ability to play long phrases at mind-numbing tempos and increase my understanding of the fretboard?”