If someone said you had stanky groove, should you take it as an insult or a compliment? I’ll give you a tip: as long as you have an instrument in your hands, you should feel honored.
Last month, I offered a guitar adaptation of the theme from The Walking Dead, which is based on a repeating melody built from a minor add-9, or minor add-2, arpeggio.
Throughout the course of these columns, my focus has been primarily on the six-string guitar parts I’ve crafted that are featured in the music of both Periphery and my side project, Haunted Shores.
A key figure of the early Sixties British folk revival, Davey Graham (1940–2008) was a unique steel-string–wielding hybrid.
Titans of the guitar like Yngwie Malmsteen swear by the sound of the harmonic minor scale.
Ry Cooder’s eclectic discography dates back to the mid Sixties, when he contributed to records by Taj Mahal, Captain Beefheart, the Rolling Stones and Randy Newman.
If you know your open and barre chords and are looking for something more interesting to add to your arsenal, this lesson will be perfect for you.
I remember my first time playing in front of a crowd like it was yesterday. I was 16 and had recently started a cover band with my brother on drums and a few neighborhood friends.
Mastering metal and hard rock guitar poses a great variety of musical and technical challenges, encompassing everything from the development of solid and reliable pick- and fret-hand rhythm playing...
Standard major, minor and 7th chords are fine for when you’re just starting out learning guitar, but after a while most players want to expand their palette of tonal colors.
ii-Vs are some of the most commonly used and important chords in the jazz repertoire.
There's a certain level of pride many musicians feel when they claim they are self-taught, and I can understand why.
Miles Davis' album Kind of Blue and his song "So What" are often a gateway into jazz for many musicians with a rock, pop and blues background.