It’s great when music inspires us, but there’s a fine line between being influenced and outright stealing. The trick is to put your own twist on your hero’s licks and make them your own.
If you’re a guitarist who writes music, this video is especially for you.
The circle of fifths is a chart that shows the relationship among the 12 tones of the chromatic scale. It’s a central aspect of music theory, and it’s a fairly simple concept to grasp, even if you...
This month, I’d like to demonstrate some ways in which I like to utilize my guitar’s whammy bar in the music of Revocation.
We all have busy lives and responsibilities that distract us from our playing. For this reason, I've developed a quick, intensive guitar "workout" that can be completed in 30 minutes. You can use...
The electric guitar is the best instrument ever created. Not only because of how cool it can sound, but also because of its unmatched versatility.
We’ve all heard time-worn advice about the dos and don’ts of learning to play guitar.
Every lead guitar player knows what to do when it’s time to solo: you crank up your ax and let ’er rip.
Beginning musicians are always pushed to learn scales. If you’ve taken guitar lessons, you’ve undoubtedly spent some time working on scales, but if you’re self-taught, the concept could be entirely...
Hello everyone, and welcome back to Holcomb Mania! It’s great to be back in the pages of Guitar World as a columnist.
Undoubtedly, you’ve walked into your local Guitar Center to check out some axes, pulled a guitar off the wall, plugged it in and began wailing with a selection of your favorite riffs.
If you’ve played guitar long enough, you’re probably pretty savvy at detecting licks created from the minor pentatonic scale, thanks to the tell-tale quality of the intervals of the notes contained...
Here's a handy Facebook-based video we recently stumbled upon. It's a three-screen clip that shows the magic of "And Your Bird Can Sing," a song that always ranks as one the Beatles' top guitar songs.