December 2020

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A Guide to Pedal-Tone Blues

A Guide to Pedal-Tone Blues

November 28, 2020
Take your rhythmic independence to a new level and learn to become a complete solo guitarist.
Peter Green's Magic Scale

Peter Green's Magic Scale

November 21, 2020
Put some Green into your blues with the minor pentatonic major 6 scale.
John Coltrane’s Undeniable Improvisations

John Coltrane’s Undeniable Improvisations

November 14, 2020
Guitarists can learn a lot by dissecting the art of articulation.
Don’t Sleep on the Mixolydian Mode

Don’t Sleep on the Mixolydian Mode

November 7, 2020
Learning how to add Mixolydian flavors into your playing can be a quick way to expand your vocabulary or get out of a rut!
Learn to Love Your Arpeggios

Learn to Love Your Arpeggios

October 31, 2020
No matter the context, the arpeggio is the easiest and clearest way to outline harmony. I’ll prove it.
Johnny “Guitar” Watson’s Stinging Blues

Johnny “Guitar” Watson’s Stinging Blues

October 24, 2020
Watson was a pivotal influence on Frank Zappa, Etta James, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, among others.
Intro to Hybrid Picking

Intro to Hybrid Picking

October 17, 2020
Corey Congilio breaks down how to get the most out of a pick-and-fingers attack.
Riff Rundown: Pallbearer's "Forgotten Days"

Riff Rundown: Pallbearer's "Forgotten Days"

October 11, 2020
Devin Holt dissects the doom-y vertebrae in the 7-string spine of the title track from the band's forthcoming album.
Pump Up Your Picking

Pump Up Your Picking

October 10, 2020
Quick exercises to get your fretting and picking hands playing together!
Hendrix Rhythms Made Easy

Hendrix Rhythms Made Easy

October 3, 2020
Understanding Hendrix’s rhythm guitar style will help you create new, exciting guitar parts that add momentum to the song.
"There's Only Two Kinds of Songs"

"There's Only Two Kinds of Songs"

October 2, 2020
Daniel Donato shows us why—and how—you should get complete control of the major and minor “domains.”
No Whammy? No Problem.

No Whammy? No Problem.

September 26, 2020
Trem-style moves for hard-tail devotees.
Rethinking the Blues Scale

Rethinking the Blues Scale

September 19, 2020
There’s way more than blues-rock fodder buried in the crevices of the most overused scale in music.
Blues Arpeggio Tricks

Blues Arpeggio Tricks

September 12, 2020
A simple half-step slide is all it takes to spice up those vanilla arpeggios.
I Transcribed a Lick. Now What?

I Transcribed a Lick. Now What?

September 5, 2020
Even on the simplest of phrases, there’s still work to be done.
Rolling the Dice on Practice

Rolling the Dice on Practice

August 31, 2020
Guitar instruction guru Adam Levy uses a custom-made pair of dice to determine his practice routine each day. The dice don’t just select the day’s exercises—they also define them.
Pentatonic Escape Routes

Pentatonic Escape Routes

August 29, 2020
Don’t be a prisoner of the pentatonic box. Time to break out!
What Bohlinger Plays: Open-E Pull-Off Lick

What Bohlinger Plays: Open-E Pull-Off Lick

August 24, 2020
PG's Nashville rocker shows you a quick-hit lesson that can work in any of your musical "sentences.
Grateful Dead-Style Solo Tricks

Grateful Dead-Style Solo Tricks

August 22, 2020
Learn how to connect triads in the style of Grateful Dead legends Jerry Garcia and John Mayer.
Marc Ribot’s Inside-Out Licks

Marc Ribot’s Inside-Out Licks

August 8, 2020
Dig into the style of a bona fide downtown-jazz legend who can meld rock, blues, and Cuban music without ever breaking a sweat.