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A guitar solo is the highlight of any Stevie Ray Vaughan song, and the solos he performed in his 1983 hit “Pride and Joy” are among his finest.
Pentatonics are the basis for most of every guitarist’s lead work, whether you play rock, blues or metal.
If you’re looking for ways to increase your understanding of the fretboard, a good place to start is by looking at the shapes your fingers create as you play scales and chords.
Whenever you switch from playing open chords to soloing or playing a lead part, you risk making an abrupt change in the song’s dynamics as the full-sounding chords drop out and the lead work begins.
Electric guitar and acoustic guitar are two very different beasts. So why is it so many electric guitarists try to apply the same techniques when they play an acoustic?
Historically, classical composers felt that D minor was the most melancholy of the keys, suitable for lamentations, dirges and requiems.
Chances are if you use the minor pentatonic scale frequently, you might take your method of playing it for granted.
John Wetton, bassist and frontman for Asia and the Seventies-era incarnation of King Crimson, died today after battling cancer. He was 67.
If your head is still reeling from last week’s NAMM show, you’re not alone. As usual, there was such an overwhelming amount of gear that it’s hard to sort it all out.
We all have a few favorite albums that made a bigger impression on us than they did the public at large.
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.
In 2003, Eddie Van Halen was near the end of his lengthy hiatus from public activity that began in 1999, after the Van Halen III tour.