August Issue

Lessons

World Gone Shred: Kora Power!

August 1, 2015
With some deft hybrid picking, you can turn your guitar into a West African music machine.
Read More

Beyond Blues: The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach

July 25, 2015
Break out your dirtiest fuzz box for a look at how a guitarist from Ohio brought the hill-country stomp to the masses.
Read More

Analog Man: A Joe Walsh Primer

July 18, 2015
By combining fearless bending with a hefty dose of funky chord work, Walsh helped define the sound of classic rock.
Read More

Future Rock: Solos You Can Dance To

July 4, 2015
Get some groove into your licks!
Read More

Beyond Blues: Warren Haynes’ Southern-Fried Blues-Rock

June 27, 2015
Few guitarists are able to combine soul with a healthy amount of down-home rock like the Gov’t Mule frontman.
Read More

World Gone Shred: Bulgarian Odd-Meter Riffage

June 20, 2015
The combination of well-placed accents, a strong sense of rhythm, and some Bulgarian influences will add an edge of excitement to your playing.
Read More

The Guitarist’s Toolkit: Sharpening the Rhythmic Blade

June 13, 2015
Increase your rhythmic control by morphing melodies in time.
Read More

Digging Deeper: Crafting Layered Guitar Parts

June 6, 2015
Such studio masters as Jimmy Page and Robert Smith are known for weaving multiple guitar parts into compelling sonic tapestries.
Read More

Electric Etudes: Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell

May 30, 2015
One of the heaviest guitarists to come out of Seattle’s grunge scene, Jerry Cantrell combined flashes of Hendrix with glimpses of Sabbath.
Read More

Deep Blues: Riding with B.B. King

May 23, 2015
Take a closer look at some of the signature techniques of the late blues master.
Read More