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.
Use your whammy bar to “color” chord patterns and give single-note lines different and unusual textures.
Try to nail John Petrucci's six-string arrangement of Chopin's Piano Concerto in A minor, Opus No. 2.
Link a few scale patterns together so you can start making full use of your guitar’s neck when you’re playing a lead.
Six of the most useful of the thousands of tips for guitarists we've offered in our three and a half decades of publication.
Explore the right chord tones to play over changes, and how to bring out the sound of each chord in a progression in your solos.
Learn about mic selection, mic placement technique and proper gain staging from someone who knows what he's talkin' about.
Learn how you can use “rootless” ninth chords to expand your jazz-guitar vocabulary without having to learn any new shapes.