First off, what is noodling? Well, it depends on who you ask. But for our purposes, I'll say it is generally the act of unorganized or undisciplined practice.
Open strings make your chords sound bigger and your licks sound more unique.
This time, I’d like to address a technique that is colloquially known as “lap tapping,” wherein the guitar is laid flat across one’s lap and notes are sounded by pressing down on the strings with...
While melodic guitar playing isn’t genre-specific, it's an approach several guitarists in the progressive-rock spectrum tend to employ. It leads to a flowing, expansive sound consisting of...
Hovering in the abyss of time and space, of metal and glory, of dragons, mythical kingdoms and guitar picks lost in the couch, is another plane where scales and arpeggios intertwine as one musical...
If you’ve ever sat down to learn a scale that isn’t called the minor pentatonic scale, you’ve definitely made a few mistakes as you ascended and descended through the various positions.
Though dubbing him a “new age” artist does him a disservice as a musician, Alex de Grassi was a pivotal player in the roster of Windham Hill Records (founded by Will Ackerman, de Grassi’s cousin),...
Last month, I talked about the concept of incorporating odd and shifting meters, or time signatures, in the music of Revocation.
Who needs a lesson in tuning? You just plug into your tuner, or attach a tuner to your headstock, and off you go, right?
Alex Skolnick and Reverb.com recently got together to create a helpful "Guitar Tricks" video dedicated to triads and sweep picking. You can check it out below.
You’ve undoubtedly played open-string harmonics at the 12th, 7th and 5th frets, but you can sound harmonics all over the fretboard once you understand the technique of playing harp harmonics.
In this column, I’d like to show you the complex fretboard-tapping section from a song of mine called “Bad Asteroid.”
In this lesson presented by GuitarJamz, Tim Pierce teaches you a cool Stevie Ray Vaughan–style lick along with a whole bunch of cool SRV techniques.