Improvising with arpeggios is a great way to dig into chord changes, bringing out the exact sound of each chord in your lines. While scales and modes are great for outlining keys and creating modal...
Being able to play fast runs on the guitar has its advantages, and not simply for shredding or showing how many notes you can play per second.
Any guitarist who’s ever played pentatonic boxes—and that would be just about every one of us—knows the danger that lurks within.
Darrell Braun—whose videos comparing various guitar models have been a hit on this site’s pages—is back with a new video.
You’ll get better by practicing consistently, not looking for shortcuts. In the case of tapping, however, even the best guitar players like Guthrie Govan “cheat” a bit from time to time.
Shredding even short passages can be taxing for your hands, particularly your picking hand.
The most important chord in music isn't all that subjective. This chord is the only answer to a question that isn’t asked enough, and I’m here to deliver the message to the masses, for better or...
One of the signature elements of Revocation’s music is our embrace of unexpected rhythmic shifts and syncopations that obscure, or disguise, the meter and de-emphasize the downbeat of the bar ...
Soloing with the modes is a great way to add new and exciting colors to your guitar playing. It can also add an ear-bending “outside” sound to your playing that lends it sophistication.
This isn’t the first time I’ve written about Steve Vai, and it won’t be the last.
A common area of study for all guitarists is the understanding and musical application of chord forms, which is essential to the development of rhythm guitar parts, arrangements and accompaniments.
If you have a few guitar chords under your belt, chances are good that you want to start learning some riffs. But where do you start, and what techniques do you need?
If you have no experience playing jazz but want to pick up some chords and techniques, this video is the perfect place to start.