10. How to Play Slower

By Shawn Persinger
It’s not as simple as you might think, but dialing it back a notch can add new dimensions to your playing.

9. The “Stairway” Progression

By Nick Millevoi
Zeppelin might be the most famous case, but plenty of songwriters have borrowed these infamous chords.

8. One-Shape Blues

By Shawn Persinger
A few simple chords are all it takes.

7. The Subversive Guitarist: Don’t Think Scales—Think Sequences!

By Joe Gore
This technically challenging workout liberates you from muscle-memory habits.

6. Guthrie Govan’s Single-String Arpeggios

By Jason Sadites
Break free from tired old patterns by rethinking your approach to shred.