Big Bill Broonzy, born Lee Bradley in 1893, switched from violin to acoustic guitar and moved from his native Jefferson County, Arkansas, to Chicago by the early Twenties, where he began carving a...
Though I’m assuredly a rocker at heart, I’ve learned throughout my travels as a bassist that in order to stay employed, one must be adaptable, stylistically.
I conduct a lot of instructional workshops before my shows when I am on the road. A question that comes up very often is, How do I go about writing a piece of music for fingerstyle guitar?
In this edition of Secrets of Shred, I’ll be taking you through my favorite way of incorporating tapping into minor scale patterns.
In this new Guitar World video, guitarist Jeff Gunn shows you how to use your guitar to emulate different stringed instruments, including the ukulele, banjo and charango.
When learning how to play jazz, and other improvisational genres of music, learning how to play the seven modes of melodic minor is an essential skill any guitarist should have in their soloing...
I'd like to show some non tapping sequences I use in my own playing. I've found that the concept of these two-note per-string major and minor 7ths can lead to some musical and melodic ideas, so it...
In this Guitar Basics lesson, Jimmy Brown shows you how to tune your guitar using 5th intervals, otherwise known as power chords.
In this lesson I’d like to introduce, for those who aren’t already acquainted with it, the basic jazz-blues chord progression in the guitar-friendly key of G.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive lesson video featuring Slipknot's Jim Root.
Guitarist Kaki King has launched "Guitars & Things with Kaki King," a new series of lesson videos, at patreon.com. In the videos, King answers questions, shows viewers how to play her songs and more.
Power chords, once your fingers are comfortable with the stretching, are mind-numbingly simple. That's not a bad thing and I wouldn't say that power chords are "cheap" or "too easy." That's dumb.
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.