Enter for your chance to win!

May 2014

Lead

Beyond Blues: 12 Keys, Five Shapes, and the Blues

April 2, 2013
Understand how to visualize chord shapes all over the neck and learn how five simple arpeggio shapes can unlock 12 keys.
Read More

Twang 101: Why You Should Care About Hybrid Picking

March 25, 2013
What in the heck is “hybrid picking” and why should you care? Learn how to unleash some picking-hand tricks, create open-string phrases and pedal-steel licks.
Read More

Deep Blues: Wayne Bennett's Blues Haiku

February 26, 2013
One of Duane Allman''s biggest influences was Wayne Bennett. Check out this lesson on Bennett''s style and cop some cool licks for a medium-tempo shuffle.
Read More

Diary of a So-Called Shredder: Doom in E Minor

January 9, 2013
Combine picking techniques with the E-minor scale for big monster licks of doom.
Read More

Shred Your Enthusiasm: Aristocratic Arpeggios

September 5, 2012
Balance hammer-ons and pulloffs with picked notes to create a smooth sound.
Read More

Deep Blues: Robben Ford, Part 1

July 18, 2012
Take a look at a few key elements of Robben Ford''s technique in our latest Deep Blues lesson.
Read More

Beyond Blues: Chicago Blues Primer

July 9, 2012
Chops: Intermediate Theory: Beginner Lesson Overview: • Understand the essential elements of Chicago blues. • Learn how to properly back up a harmonica player. • Create “looping” phrases that
Read More

Digging Deeper: Polyrhythmic Fundamentals

July 9, 2012
Chops: Advanced Theory: Intermediate Lesson Overview: • Develop basic polyrhythmic techniques. • Learn how to superimpose different rhythms to make a “4-against-3” feel. • Understand how accents can imply
Read More

Blues Basics: Saying More With Less

July 3, 2012
You can make a huge impact when soloing—for both the audience and yourself—when you break down the solo and use fewer notes.
Read More

Future Rock: Country Shred

June 6, 2012
Get schooled where country and rock meet with some ripping hybrid picking lines and touches of Jerry Reed and Chet Atkins.
Read More