June 2020

Shred

World Gone Shred

World Gone Shred: Sarod Madness

September 5, 2015
Draw inspiration from virtuosic Indian musicians to improve your technique in new and compelling ways.
Read More
Nili Brosh

Future Rock: Speeding Down the Modal Interchange Highway

August 8, 2015
Life’s too short for boring progressions—or boring solos.
Read More
World Gone Shred

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
World Gone Shred

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
Paul Gilbert

Fretboard Workshop: Revisualize the Pentatonic Scale

May 16, 2015
Draw inspiration from Paul Gilbert, Eric Johnson, and Joe Diorio and forge a new approach to a time-tested scale.
Read More
Shredding SLide

World Gone Shred: Slide Guitar Hijinks

May 9, 2015
Combine the soulfulness of slide guitar with a shredder’s ethos.
Read More
Nili Brosh

Future Rock: Polymetric Prog-Rock Licks

May 2, 2015
Combine multiple time signatures into angular, finger-twisting riffs.
Read More
Future Rock

Future Rock: Pentatonic Transitions

March 28, 2015
Unlock the fretboard with a few key shapes, some practice, and a healthy dose of experimentation.
Read More
Eddie Van Halen

Electric Etudes: Eddie Van Halen Techniques

December 13, 2014
Learn essential licks from one of the most influential guitarists of all time.
Read More
Ty Tabor

Electric Etudes: Ty Tabor

October 11, 2014
Learn how the King's X guitarist combined drop-tuned riffs with plenty of groove.
Read More
Dimebag

Electric Etudes: “Dimebag” Darrell

June 28, 2014
Dig into the rhythm and lead styles of the legendary Texas shredder.
Read More
Eric Johnson

Exclusive Stream of Eric Johnson's "Europe Live"

June 17, 2014
The Strat master offers his take on each track from his latest live album.
Read More
Brendon Small

Shredmental: The Dancer and the Drummer

May 31, 2014
In his first column, the shredder behind Metalocalypse and Dethklok reveals his method for breaking down the most technically demanding phrases.
Read More
Apr14_LESS_FutureRock_Ex-4_FEAT.jpg

Future Rock: Symmetrical Scale Silliness

April 19, 2014
Don’t let diminished and augmented sounds elude you. Mastering them can be simpler than you think.
Read More
Future Rock

Future Rock: Hybrid Picking

March 22, 2014
Break through technique barriers with these five essential hybrid licks.
Read More
Electric Etudes Jason Becker

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.
Read More
Nov13_LESS_FutureRock_Fig-6_FEAT.jpg

Future Rock: Shred Those Sequences

November 30, 2013
Harness the melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic power of sequences to create more interesting lines.
Read More
Sep13_FEAT_Aristocrats_5_FEATURED.jpg

The Aristocrats' Guthrie Govan and Bryan Beller: Rock and Awe

August 15, 2013
Go inside the sessions for The Aristocrats' new album, Culture Clash, and see what Guthrie Govan and Bryan Beller have to say about life on the road, breaking boundaries, and Govan's disdain for double-locking trems.
Read More
Aristocrats Backing Tracks

Media Review: The Aristocrats Album Backings Deluxe

August 12, 2013
From Jamtrack Central, here's your chance to learn every note from the Aristocrats' debut album–with the original drum and bass backing tracks.
Read More
Michael Angelo Batio

Rig Rundown - Michael Angelo Batio

July 6, 2013
Batio talks to us about his various signature models from Dean Guitars, including a double-guitar signature, and his 4-amp setup (Marshall and Dime), and his sparse pedalboard with overdrive, delay, and wah.
Read More