Last month, we examined the high-energy style of Cliff Gallup, whose innovative solos with rockabilly icons Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps set a new standard for sound, technique and imagination....
Learning to play dominant 7th chords and Drop 2 chord voicings is essential in the development of any jazz guitarist.
Two of the most common questions I hear from students are, “How do I break out of box patterns?” and “How can I learn the notes on the neck without just memorizing each fret?”
When learning how to play jazz guitar, we often spend time working out scales, arpeggios and single-note riffs, as well as chord shapes and common progressions.
One of the biggest hurdles many jazz guitarists face early in their development is being able to connect chords, scales and arpeggios in their playing without having to jump all over the fretboard...
Ozzy Osbourne’s 1980 hit “Crazy Train” has one of the most recognizable riffs in metal.
You don’t need music theory to be a successful musician. In fact, a lot of successful people didn’t follow traditional paths to build their legacy.
Guitarists are creatures of habit, like everyone else. And that can be a problem when it comes to playing our instrument, particularly when performing lead guitar work.
When learning how to play guitar, many of us begin by exploring major and minor triads, often in the open position.
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.