When it comes to spontaneous, improvised phrasing, there is perhaps no better blues-rock guitarist than Eric Clapton.
Learning slide guitar in standard tuning allows you to focus on fret-hand touch and pick-hand articulation without having to re-learn the fretboard and chord forms in an alternate tuning.
Watching Molly Tuttle switch effortlessly between rhythm comping and high-velocity single-note lead lines is like listening to at least two guitarists at once.
A few examples from the rock and pop catalog of how famous composers have successfully harnessed this enigmatic chord to great effect.
John Petrucci demonstrates “the Horse” whinny made famous by Eddie Van Halen, "the Satch method" and more helpful whammy bar tricks.
Some simple shred ideas that are perfect for players who are dipping their toes into the style for the first time.
Learn how to put all the scale theories, chord theories and playing techniques you know together into a coherent musical picture.
Examine the envelope-pushing sounds of some of the essential prog-rock bands of the Sixties/early Seventies era.
Learn some cool ways to create angular single-note arpeggios that are based on root-fifth-octave power chord shapes.
Take the most common pentatonic positions and string them together to create ripping-fast riffs and runs.