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April 2017

Improvising on a I-IV Chord Vamp

Improvising on a I-IV Chord Vamp

An element of endless fascination and discovery in developing one’s improvisational skills on the guitar is the many ways in which to negotiate chordal resolutions.Regardless of the style of music... …

Review: MXR Double-Double Overdrive Pedal

Review: MXR Double-Double Overdrive Pedal

GOLD AWARDOverdrive is the one effect that guitarists feel very passionate about—pick any one and read the multitude of forums dedicated to just that overdrive—mostly because its sonic stamp is... …

Investigating the Hirajoshi Scale

Investigating the Hirajoshi Scale

All rock guitar players play repetitive sequences in their solos, and I have found it very useful to utilize a systematic approach.Last month, I introduced a few approaches based on the standard... …

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