John Petrucci demonstrates “the Horse” whinny made famous by Eddie Van Halen, "the Satch method" and more helpful whammy bar tricks.
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.
Learn some really cool major- and minor-scale exercises that can do wonders for your overall playing.
If you’ve ever thought about learning pedal steel guitar—or if you’re just curious about how this relative of the guitar operates—here’s a video that demystifies the instrument.
Grab your guitar and sit down for a comprehensive, GW-exclusive guitar masterclass taught by Steve Vai.
Being able to accurately play quintuplet licks and sequences will add dynamics to your playing and give you more interesting soloing options.
Learn how to craft a lead that will fortify and enhance the primary rhythm part without overshadowing it.
Testing the accuracy of your bends and vibrato is a good way to judge how developed you are as a guitarist and a musician.
Learn how to use second intervals in different areas of the fretboard and on different string groups.