Continuing our exploration of jazz-blues, in this lesson, I present an example of how to craft a solo over a swing-eighths feel played at a moderately slow, laid-back tempo and tastefully shift...
In the video below, guitarist Danny Young lays down a challenge that's quite familiar to Guitar World readers: "Betcha Can't Play This"!
Playing the same old barre-chord shapes isn’t just boring—it sounds boring too.
As I mentioned last time, many students over the years have asked me for a systematic approach to learning how to visualize chord shapes all over the neck, as well as how to connect them when...
Imagine Zakk Wylde and Chuck Berry playing the same lick through the same rig. It would sound totally different because Zakk and Chuck manipulate guitar strings very differently.
If you typically put in hours every week working on your guitar playing, you may sometimes feel like woodshedding is a chore.
Countless guitar players—from late greats like Stevie Ray Vaughan to living legends like Paul Gilbert—have used the technique of "digging" into the strings to convey attitude.
If you’ve ever come up short for musical ideas, this video could be just the thing to help you out.
Here's a pretty cool lesson video posted by Bad Guitar in April 2015.
Chords and riffs can be built in a great myriad of ways, and the musical feeling of a certain pattern or harmonic structure is oftentimes defined by the intervallic relationship between the notes...
About eight years ago, ZZ Top guitarist extraordinaire Billy F. Gibbons sat down with Gretsch Billy-Bo in hand to give us a lesson in playing the blues tunes that inspired him to play guitar.
One of the especially cool things about a guitar is the fact that there are almost always at least a few ways to play the same notes. This fact allows (and forces) us guitarists to explore the...
First off, what is noodling? Well, it depends on who you ask. But for our purposes, I'll say it is generally the act of unorganized or undisciplined practice.