Marty Friedman dishes on how to carve out your own niche when you're creating improvised solos.
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.
Try to nail John Petrucci's six-string arrangement of Chopin's Piano Concerto in A minor, Opus No. 2.
Adding nothing but the open E and B strings to a major barre chord will drastically change its makeup and expand its harmonic function.
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.
Some fresh guitar playing exercises/calisthenics that you can use to quickly and efficiently get your pick- and fret-hand chops back in shape.