Last month, we explored the somber-sounding minor add-2 arpeggio, also known as minor add-9, which is simply a minor triad arpeggio with a second, or ninth, added on top or sandwiched between the...
If you’ve been following my columns, you’re well aware of the altered tunings I use virtually all of the time. On six-string guitar, my go-to tuning is what I call “drop-C” (low to high, of C G C F...
Back in the April 2017 issue, my column focused on fourths when creating rhythm parts and solos.
One of the hallmarks of Jimi Hendrix’s style was his technique of playing licks in-between chords. Many of his songs—from “The Wind Cries Mary” to “Little Wing” to “Bold As Love”—feature his...
This week, it's all about making the guitar sound as beautiful as possible.
I want to briefly touch upon a subject many guitar players (and musicians in general) seem to have a difficult time understanding.
When learning how to play jazz guitar, one of the things that many players want to explore and get under their fingers is walking basslines.
When I started listening to metal in my teenage years, I remember walking home from school listening to Metallica’s "Disposable Heroes."
Jazz is considered a melting pot of all the genres, and rightfully so, as it was the first modern musical style to fuse blues and classical music while simultaneously breaking the rules of both...
Many guitar players often struggle to find time—or simply feel the need to be inspired in order to practice their instrument.
In this short but very useful video, Paul Davids demonstrates how muting strings can make a big difference in the power of your performance.
If you search for “shredding” on Google, two definitions will appear at the top of your screen: 1. To tear or cut into shreds. 2. To play a very fast intricate style of rock lead guitar.
If you’re a rhythm guitarist and want to pick up some soloing chops, here’s a video to help you start navigating the waters of lead guitar work.