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.
Darrell Braun recently presented a video where he demonstrated 10 of his hardest-to-play chord voicings, all of which stretch over four or five frets.
In the late Seventies and early Eighties, if there was one name from the jazz guitar world that rock and metal listeners were likely to know, it was Al Di Meola.
Mixing small chords into your blues licks is a great way to give your soloing a more polished sound.
Undoubtedly, you’ve walked into your local guitar store to check out some axes, pulled a guitar off the wall, plugged it in and began wailing with a selection of your favorite riffs.
How would you like to be able to visual triads in their root position and first and second inversions on the guitar neck?
One of the most commonly addressed topics with my students is how one goes about connecting scale positions while playing an improvised solo.
In modern music, 440Hz has been established as the tuning standard. The pitch is that of A above middle C, and it provides a measure by which musicians can ensure their instruments will be in tune...
Here's is an unorthodox method to memorizing scales using the common three-note-per-string shapes we often employ during runs.
The minor scale is the most commonly used scale in metal. This month, I’d like to detail the most prevalent minor scales in metal: natural minor (also known as the Aeolian mode), the Dorian mode,...
Born from the boogie-woogie sounds of jazz piano in the very early 20th century, the swinging shuffle groove is built from an insistent and repetitive forward-leaning rhythm that is generally...
Looking for a new challenge? See if you can play these 10 guitar chords.