In this classic GW lesson, Kirk Hammett demonstrates some lead ideas that use open-string notes.
This approach offers an economical way to cover a lot of fretboard ground while broadening the availability of notes within a given position.
How to employ fretboard tapping in conjunction with string skipping to achieve a very smooth and even sound when playing arpeggios.
Grab your guitar and sit down for a comprehensive, GW-exclusive guitar masterclass taught by Steve Vai.
This kind of “positional wizardry” can be used to generate interesting melodic patterns that can be used in a variety of ways.
Learn how to use second intervals in different areas of the fretboard and on different string groups.
Learn how to use triadic arpeggio forms within your riffs and solos as a tool to create rich-sounding, poly-chordal sounds.
Marty Friedman details a few of the string-bending and vibrato techniques he uses and their best musical applications.
Learn how you can utilize simple triadic shapes and patterns in order to imply more complex and varied chord qualities.