Learn how you can utilize simple triadic shapes and patterns in order to imply more complex and varied chord qualities.
Marty Friedman demonstrates some cool ways you can achieve the effect of fast arpeggio-based sounds while avoiding the predictability of standard sweep-picking licks.
Link a few scale patterns together so you can start making full use of your guitar’s neck when you’re playing a lead.
Learn how to emulate the sounds of a kick drum, snare drum and everything in between on an acoustic guitar.
Achieve a sense of movement with single-note riffs that incorporate dramatic position shifts up and down the fretboard.
Take a lick, melodic shape or note sequence that you often use and move it to a different area of the fretboard.
Once you have this technique down, your thrash-metal rhythm-guitar chops should be up for just about anything.
Satch dishes on how to approach crafting a melodic line for either a song’s theme or an improvised solo.
John Petrucci teaches you how to use the chromatic scale as a melodic device to add color to your playing.
When it comes to shred, few guitarists can rip like Paul Gilbert. In this insightful multi-part lesson, he breaks down the mechanics of his various playing techniques.
Learn the technically and melodically rewarding three-notes-per-string approach to playing pentatonics in this lesson.