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How to Become a Shred God

How to Become a Shred God

Do you want your name etched in stone among the other various shred lords like Jason Becker, John Petrucci, Vinnie Moore, Marty Friedman and Yngwie Malmsteen? ... …

How to Find Your Sound on Guitar

How to Find Your Sound on Guitar

As guitar players, we have an innate tendency to compare ourselves to each other. Whether it’s tone, technique, career status, or something else, we’re always trying to measure our musical... …

Overplayed Guitar Store Songs

Overplayed Guitar Store Songs

There is a 100 percent chance you’ve heard at least one of these songs during any of your visits to your local guitar store. Apparently, the best way to test out gear is to butcher overplayed... …

How to Attack the Aeolian Mode

How to Attack the Aeolian Mode

If you're looking for a quick way to get started improvising with the major scale, the simplest path to take is to learn the Aeolian mode. For most guitar players, the minor pentatonic scale is... …

How to Sound Like John Petrucci

How to Sound Like John Petrucci

Ever since John Petrucci emerged from the gates of Berklee College of Music and into the world, he’s commanded respect. A humble man and eternal student, Petrucci has earned his spot on Mount... …

Japanese, Koto-Style Guitar Techniques

Japanese, Koto-Style Guitar Techniques

There is something to be said for a sound of an instrument that can instantly bestow a certain feeling upon you. The Japanese 13-stringed koto is one of those unique instruments. Upon hearing its... …

The Nervous Guitar Player

The Nervous Guitar Player

Playing guitar brings us the greatest joy on Earth. Sometimes, however, we can become overwhelmed trying to convey our happiness to an audience. Sometimes we get nervous. ... …

How to Sound Heavy

How to Sound Heavy

Warning: the sound you’re about to experience was achieved by professionals (or wannabe professionals), so for your enjoyment and the irritation of neighbors around you, please DO attempt any and... …

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