April 25, 2020
This series has run its course. But its methods can last a lifetime.
March 21, 2020
It’s a complicated calculus, with no hard-and-fast rules.
February 22, 2020
A funky fingerstyle challenge that starts with Travis picking and then warps it beyond recognition.
January 25, 2020
Let’s consult J.S. Bach! Don’t know a partita from a fajita? No worries.
December 21, 2019
Your guitar “wants” you to favor some intervals over others. Don’t listen.
November 16, 2019
Silences define a rhythm as much as its notes.
October 19, 2019
It doesn’t matter whether you’re just starting out with fingerstyle, or merely want to hone your existing technique. There’s something here for every level.
September 21, 2019
Bring energy and groove to your 12/8 interpretations with help from West African rhythms.
August 24, 2019
Shifting parts in time can solve countless musical problems.
July 27, 2019
Subvert muscle memory and discover fresh ideas.
June 22, 2019
How close can you get to silence? What happens when you play so hard that you worry about damaging your guitar?
May 25, 2019
You don’t need a fretboard to expand your fingerings.
April 27, 2019
Try this technically challenging workout that liberates you from muscle-memory habits.
March 23, 2019
If you whip out these licks at the ol’ Tuesday night blues jam, they’ll probably move it to Wednesday and not tell you.
February 23, 2019
This 400-year-old lute technique can solve contemporary fingerpicking problems.
January 12, 2019
They’re not necessary evils—they’re opportunities.
December 22, 2018
Slide your way to more expressive playing.
November 17, 2018
Get bigger sounds from your smallest finger.
September 22, 2018
Tap your way to tighter, more confident grooves.