When it comes to spontaneous, improvised phrasing, there is perhaps no better blues-rock guitarist than Eric Clapton.
Examine the envelope-pushing sounds of some of the essential prog-rock bands of the Sixties/early Seventies era.
Chordal and rhythmic improvisation can offer you an endless array of things to play over a funk groove.
Tosin Abasi demonstrates some cool ways to perform a variety of arpeggios on the seven-string guitar.
Learn a few different examples of rhythm-guitar ideas that jump around harmonically and also feature the incorporation of suspended chords.
This kind of “positional wizardry” can be used to generate interesting melodic patterns that can be used in a variety of ways.
These string-skipping techniques will help you nail some fast alternate- and sweep/economy-picked phrases.
How to give the impression of repetition in a riff, without there actually being any repetition at all.
Learn how to use triadic arpeggio forms within your riffs and solos as a tool to create rich-sounding, poly-chordal sounds.
Learn the correct way to play Black Sabbath's "Paranoid" riff from the writer himself in this classic GW lesson.
Learn a variety of ways you can bring more melodic content to your power-chord-driven ideas through the use of single-note lines and small two-note chord voicings.