Last month, I introduced the 12-bar jazz-blues progression, which is a more musically sophisticated cousin of the simpler “one-four-five” blues chord changes that most people are familiar with and...
Andy McKee recently stopped by the Guitar World studio to play "Art of Motion," a track from his new live album, Live Book.
In the video below, guitar instructor Nate Savage of GuitarSystem.com calls attention to seven common mistakes guitar players make.
In this lesson, I’m going to demonstrate some basic string-skipping patterns. These patterns are easy to link up with your pentatonic scales, and I think you’ll find them very useful for adding...
Most guitarists have a Fender Strat, whether it’s a U.S., Mexican or some other variant of the model.
The focus of this column is simple: to show you how to make your playing more dramatic and epic.
In this brand-new video by the gang at Reverb.com, Dream Theater guitarist—and certified shred master—John Petrucci gives an inside look at his technical and creative approach to the whammy bar.
Here's another "Tone Tuesday" video from Texas Blues Alley, the guys who brought you How to Be a Jerk Guitar Player in 10 Easy Steps and How to Play Stevie Ray Vaughan's Multi-String "Texas Flood"...
A lot of times when I solo, it feels like I should be putting quotes around the word “solo.”
In this clip from our recent interview with the amazing Joscho Stephan, the jazz master offers a fascinating study in two iconic styles of arpeggio playing.
In this Guitar Basics lesson, Jimmy Brown shows you how to tune your guitar to double drop-D.
In this Guitar Basics lesson, Jimmy Brown shows you how to tune your guitar to open-D tuning.
Welcome to the second installment of Music of the Arcane, where we will begin to expand upon the small sweep picking shapes we discussed in my last column.