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Practice Tips from Joe Satriani

Check out these handy practice tips from Joe Satriani! They were originally published in the July 2004 issue of Guitar World.1. Don’t spend more than an hour on any one thing. The brain can only hold so much new information before it says “enough.” Scientists have studied the changes that occur to the brain when a person learns something new.They’ve found it takes a while for the brain to... …

Joe Satriani's Guide to Building Chords from “Stacked” Fourths

If someone had mentioned the term “stacked fourths” to me years ago, I would have had no idea what they were talking about.But I later learned that it is really quite simple and represents a cool approach to constructing chords. In this lesson, I’d like to show you some interesting things you can do with stacked fourths. In music theory, every note in a chord can be assigned an intervallic... …