Two types of sweep picking exercises that cater to a bluesy tonality and feel.
Guitarist extraordinaire Doug Aldrich offers a slew of exciting and inspiring licks and technical exercises to help you become the player you aspire to be.
John Petrucci teaches you the formation of specific scalar patterns, or “shapes,” and how to connect them while traversing the fretboard.
Learn the mechanics behind successful string bending and specifically how—and when—to use it in blues lead guitar.
Learn how to solo on the B and G strings, plus how to remain on them while traversing up and down the fretboard.
Some musically appealing ways that great songwriters have used first-inversion chords to craft progressions behind their melodies.
Repurposing all of your favorite pentatonic licks in different musical contexts and key centers will help you allude to different chords and modes.
Judas Priest's Richie Faulkner demonstrates how to create solos that feel and sound new and exciting.
Ever get the feeling you're putting too much emphasis on your lead playing and ignoring your rhythm playing? It happens a lot.
Nita Strauss dishes on how to seamlessly integrate rhythm and lead techniques into a single unified, powerful guitar part.
Open-string licks are often used as fills embellishing open-chord riffs, and they can add an element of flash during solos.
Five different ideas on how to conquer sweep picking and how to incorporate it into your own playing right away.