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.
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.
A songwriting device I find very useful and inspiring and have explored extensively is to use alternate tunings.
In this Guitar Basics lesson, Guitar World Music Editor Jimmy Brown shows you how to tune your guitar by ear, using octaves.
The fourth finger is often neglected when it comes to playing guitar. Well, rock/blues guitar, at least. I notice players opt to do wide stretches between their second and third fingers rather than...
Stevie Ray Vaughan earned respect as a blues and rock player—a musician who could bridge the two worlds in a single solo. As with all great guitarists, his rhythm playing was as strong as his leads...