January 12, 2020
Dustie Waring shows how an excellent string-skipping warm-up routine doubles as a blazing opener for the Coma Ecliptic track.
January 5, 2020
Guitarists Mario Camarena and Erick Hansel collectively demonstrate their separate (but complementary) fretboard somersaults featured on 2019's Chon.
November 10, 2019
The Lost Dog Street Band frontman shows how smooth fingerpicking and a few well-placed hammer-ons ring a somber tone to accompany a downtrodden tale.
October 13, 2019
Paul Waggoner shows you how a handful of diminished and augmented sounds form the core of this
track from the band's The Parallax II album.
September 8, 2019
Cody Bonnette recreates the dreamy guitar bed from the post-hardcore outfit's 2007 Come Now Sleep single.
June 30, 2019
Watch as the guitar master slows down and simplifies the bonkers opening progression to a song off his 2019 album, Behold Electric Guitar (and has a blast doing it).
June 23, 2019
Train-hopping troubadour Benjamin Tod showcases how he spruces up cowboy chords with some deft fingerpicking.
May 26, 2019
The guitar architect demonstrates how to play the first single off the instrumental-metal band's forthcoming album, Blood Year.
March 10, 2019
The instrumental guitar wizard demonstrates how he uses a simple fretting-hand pattern and tapping technique to create a difficult-sounding passage from Station.
December 30, 2018
From Alter Bridge to Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Melvins, and more—your favorite clips of guitar greats breaking down their own iconic licks.
December 23, 2018
Guitarist Billy Howerdel provides some tuning tips (spoiler: it's in standard) and goes through all the phases of the Mer De Noms smash hit.
December 2, 2018
The popular song (and unusual fingerpicking pattern) off the band's 2004 debut, One Day Remains, is simplified by creator Mark Tremonti.
November 18, 2018
The APC guitarist builds the 6-string parts that form the feedback-rich single from 2018's Eat the Elephant.
October 28, 2018
The Alter Bridge guitar star breaks down the fingerpicking pattern used on his solo single from Dust.
August 12, 2018
Buzz Osborne, Jeff Pinkus, and Steven McDonald break down their individual parts before combining powers for a thunderous performance of the A Walk with Love & Death track.
August 5, 2018
Bill Kelliher elaborates on how he uses open notes, bends, and hammer-ons for this Emperor of Sand track.
July 22, 2018
Dustie Waring challenges your picking-hand efficiency with this ripping speed-metal number off The Parallax II: Future Sequence.
June 10, 2018
The Certified Guitar Player confesses to some "petty theft" and demostrates tricks he's taken from Chet Atkins and Robert Johnson and applies it to the classic Clovers song.
May 27, 2018
Guitarist Bill Kelliher slows down and articulates the nuances to the band's Grammy-winning single from 2017's Emperor of Sand.
May 13, 2018
You may need a neck adjustment after BTBAM axeman Paul Waggoner shows off the main riffer from 2015's Coma Ecliptic.