I present to you a drop-dead-simple blueprint to Djent, a “Djent for Dummies” how-to guide, if you will.
Named after legendary country guitar virtuoso Merle Travis, Travis picking is the most popular and commonly used fingerpicking technique.
Forget playing seedy dive bars for free exposure. Right now, Facebook is one of your best bets to immediately get the word out about your music.
Initially a pianist inspired by jazz legend Bill Evans, it wasn’t until his final year in college (at the University of Oregon) that Ralph Towner picked up a nylon-string guitar and started honing...
There are some chords you’ve known since you first started playing the guitar, and frankly, you might be getting sick of playing them.
Accurate string bends and vibrato don't come from your hands but from your ears. They can't be practiced mechanically like alternate picking and sweeping. It takes a more careful approach to...
There's no set path for a guitarist to find his own sound. Finding your own signature and take on what has come before will always be a subjective and personal endeavor.
Some claim the most important skill for a guitar player to possess is a sense of melody. Others may argue finger tone is paramount. Still others may think high quality gear is what allows a...
If you’ve ever considered building a guitar yourself, Gear4Music has an inexpensive way for you to give it a go.
What’s the secret to sounding unmistakably like a classic rock guitar player? The truth is, your attitude has a lot to do with it.
How would you respond to the question “What’s the hardest thing you know on guitar?” Some people might whip out their flashiest sweep picking lick.
Welcome to Part 6 of my series of lessons, "Rut Busters for Guitarists." These lessons are aimed at breaking through barriers that might be keeping you from improving as a guitarist.
Welcome back minions, are you ready to get your sweep on? This time, we’re going to take the sweep picking patterns from the last blog and apply them to other playing situations that aren’t...