Our guide to the best picks for bass, acoustic and electric guitar
As guitarists, we're excellent at writing riffs - but finishing entire songs? That's another story...
We break down a widely used rhythmic tool, and how bands like Black Sabbath, AC/DC and Deep Purple use the concept in their riffs
Explore the scale beloved of Fredrik Thordendal and Allan Holdsworth with symmetrical fretboard shapes, Dim7 chords and a fresh perspective on major triads
Thoroughly learning all positions of the scale will enable you to traverse the fretboard with total fluency
The Vulfpeck funk maestro reveals how a solid grasp of rhythm and timing enhances every aspect of your playing, including leads
The hard-rock virtuoso walks you through the essentials of power ballad soloing, where melody is always king
Adding one scale degree to major pentatonic can yield a plethora of exciting new lead-writing opportunities