The electric guitar is the best instrument ever created. Not only because of how cool it can sound, but also because of its unmatched versatility.
We’ve all heard time-worn advice about the dos and don’ts of learning to play guitar.
Every lead guitar player knows what to do when it’s time to solo: you crank up your ax and let ’er rip.
Beginning musicians are always pushed to learn scales. If you’ve taken guitar lessons, you’ve undoubtedly spent some time working on scales, but if you’re self-taught, the concept could be entirely...
Hello everyone, and welcome back to Holcomb Mania! It’s great to be back in the pages of Guitar World as a columnist.
Undoubtedly, you’ve walked into your local Guitar Center to check out some axes, pulled a guitar off the wall, plugged it in and began wailing with a selection of your favorite riffs.
If you’ve played guitar long enough, you’re probably pretty savvy at detecting licks created from the minor pentatonic scale, thanks to the tell-tale quality of the intervals of the notes contained...
Here's a handy Facebook-based video we recently stumbled upon. It's a three-screen clip that shows the magic of "And Your Bird Can Sing," a song that always ranks as one the Beatles' top guitar songs.
Make your pentatonic lines come to life with fresh and unexpected sounds.
Did it ever occur to you that some shredders might not really be as fast as you think—that maybe they just have discovered a few techniques to help them sound like they can shred?
One thing that gets in the way of developing hand synchronization—without us even realizing it—is bad timing, especially in terms of the fretting hand.
The minor pentatonic scale is quite possibly the most used and, suffice it to say, over-used scale on the guitar. The open strings themselves even make up the notes of the E minor pentatonic scale.
This month I’d like to introduce to you a few scales that originate from different parts of the world, specifically from the eastern hemisphere, and have been incorporated into the sound of heavy...