Even though we tend to think of scale playing as the ultimate speed test, speed itself isn't really the problem. It's switching strings.
Look at a few examples of fairly well-known songs from the modern era that utilize the dim7 chord in interesting, effective ways.
Testing the accuracy of your bends and vibrato is a good way to judge how developed you are as a guitarist and a musician.
Learn how to visualize the notes across your entire fretboard more easily and clearly with this lesson.
Learn a new approach to playing arpeggios—specifically in regard to fret-hand technique—from our new columnist, Jason Richardson!
In this bite-sized lesson, Joe Satriani provides some useful exercises for improving your legato technique.
Incorporating dominant seven arpeggios into your improvised lines is a simple way to expand note-choice possibilities.
These accent patterns can be used to raise your level of rhythmic and right-hand awareness when practicing scales.
This kind of “positional wizardry” can be used to generate interesting melodic patterns that can be used in a variety of ways.
Tapping melodies and chords at the same time can help you find new to space to live in on the guitar.