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A Clean Sweep: Running the Arpeggio Gauntlet

Running the Arpeggio Gauntlet

To conclude our discussion on sweep picking, I’ve constructed Knights of Dragon’s Sweep, an etude utilizing all of the previous exercises and topics.

12-String King: Lead Belly’s Big-Bottom Blues

Lead Belly’s Big-Bottom Blues

In 1925, folk/blues phenom Huddie William Ledbetter, a.k.a. “Lead Belly,” won his way out of jail (he’d been convicted of murder) by way of a “pardon”—swayed by Lead Belly’s undeniable musical...

Why (and How) We Should Learn Slash's Guitar Habits

Learn Slash's Guitar Habits

A king’s crown is not always made of gold. Sometimes it’s made of black, majestic leather and sits atop a frazzled mane hiding a face us mere mortals are unworthy to completely glimpse.