Catapult your lead lines into the stratosphere with these tried-and-tested compositional tricks
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
Your comprehension of this fundamental aspect of rhythmic notation is crucial if you're looking to write and read music
Learn a scale used heavily by jazz and fusion greats Robben Ford, Scott Henderson and Mike Stern, to name a few...
Joseph Alexander of Fundamental Changes returns with another lesson to sharpen up your Delta blues chops
Spice up your playing with our quick lessons in the style of Cropper, Vai – and four other guitarists not named Steve!
Django Reinhardt disciple Stephane Wrembel shows you how to expand your musical vocabulary in this handy lesson