October 2016

Jamie Humphries

Jamie Humphries is a U.K.-based author, instructor, and touring and session guitarist. In addition to teaching at numerous academies, including the ACM in Guildford, England, he has published three books and released over 50 DVDs. Humphries has also toured with Brian May and performed with Queen at Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday party in London. For more information, visit jamiehumphries.com.

ARTICLES

Cram Session: Two-Hand Tapping

August 20, 2016
Eddie Van Halen didn’t invent tapping, but he certainly popularized it. Learn how to unlock the fretboard with this collection of finger-busting licks.
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Cram Session: The Ups and Downs of String Skipping

May 21, 2016
Legendary rock guitarists such as Paul Gilbert, Guthrie Govan, Shawn Lane, and Nuno Bettencourt created wildly interesting and provocative lines by simply skipping over the obvious choice.
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Cram Session: Pentatonic Power

April 2, 2016
There’s a lifetime of learning packed into only five notes. Everyone from Clapton to Satriani has squeezed out the secrets. Now it’s your turn.
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Cram Session: Modern Legato Techniques

February 20, 2016
Stretch out those fingers and give your pick a rest with these twisted licks.
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Cram Session: Alternate Picking

December 12, 2015
The concept is simple. It’s the application that takes work.
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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.
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Electric Etudes: Foo Fighters

April 18, 2015
Climb inside riffs inspired by one of rock’s biggest bands.
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Electric Etudes: U2’s The Edge

February 28, 2015
Explore the techniques used by U2’s sonic architect.
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Electric Etudes: David Gilmour

January 31, 2015
We dissect some of the legendary Pink Floyd guitarist's most identifiable rhythm and lead techniques.
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Electric Etudes: Eddie Van Halen Techniques

December 13, 2014
Learn essential licks from one of the most influential guitarists of all time.
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Electric Etudes: Andy Summers

November 15, 2014
The Police guitarist mixed up elements of reggae, punk, and new wave to create a singular style.
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Electric Etudes: Ty Tabor

October 11, 2014
Learn how the King's X guitarist combined drop-tuned riffs with plenty of groove.
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Electric Etudes: Steve Morse

September 13, 2014
Delve into the technique and style of one of rock’s most versatile guitarists.
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Electric Etudes: “Dimebag” Darrell

June 28, 2014
Dig into the rhythm and lead styles of the legendary Texas shredder.
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Electric Etudes: Brian May

May 10, 2014
Learn all about the Queen guitarist’s signature techniques.
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Electric Etudes: Jimmy Page

March 29, 2014
Unlock the secrets of one of the most influential guitarists of all time.
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Electric Etudes: Jason Becker

February 22, 2014
Explore the tricks and techniques that made Jason Becker one of the most influential shredders of the Shrapnel era.
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Electric Etudes: Clapton’s “Cream” Years

January 11, 2014
Get deep into Clapton’s early years and investigate his bluesy soloing style.
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