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Twang 101: How to Solo over “Folsom Prison Blues”

Twang 101: How to Solo over “Folsom Prison Blues”

July 28, 2018
Develop a strategy to methodically work through the changes of Johnny Cash’s classic jam.
Joe Gore's The Subversive Guitarist: Trapped in a Box!

Joe Gore's The Subversive Guitarist: Trapped in a Box!

July 21, 2018
Do you feel like you play the same things every time you pick up the guitar? This exclusive new PG column by Joe Gore can help.
What the Ell? How to Make the Most of 4 Chords

What the Ell? How to Make the Most of 4 Chords

April 21, 2018
One of Nashville’s bona fide hitmakers shares secrets to making stock progressions pop.
The Envelope, Please!

The Envelope, Please!

March 3, 2018
It’s awards season, so we hand out some totally fictitious ones to honor some of the most deserving scales, techniques, and discoveries over the last year.
Supercharge Your Improv

Supercharge Your Improv

September 30, 2017
Berklee rock-guitar guru Jon Finn shares secrets on how to kick your from-the-hip playing up a few notches.
How to Use a Capo

How to Use a Capo

February 11, 2017
Capos can help you play parts in tricky keys, be a tool for crafting lush layered sections, or just give you a way to avoid tough barre chords. Here are some tips for putting your capo to use.
Beyond Blues: Bridging the Gap Between Chords and Arpeggios

Beyond Blues: Bridging the Gap Between Chords and Arpeggios

March 21, 2015
Learn how to solo effortlessly using the CAGED system.
The Guitarist's Guide to the CAGED System

The Guitarist's Guide to the CAGED System

August 10, 2013

Learn how to map out the fretboard and be able to play in any key using a few basic open-position chord shapes.

Beyond Blues: Understanding CAGED and the V Chord

Beyond Blues: Understanding CAGED and the V Chord

February 6, 2013
Understand the basics of the CAGED system, learn how to move around the fretboard in all 12 keys, and create phrases that fit over the V chord in a blues.