July 13, 2019
Zeppelin might be the most famous case, but plenty of songwriters have borrowed these infamous chords.
July 6, 2019
Our musical brains can be deep, but messy. Here’s how to organize it all.
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 29, 2019
A few simple chords is all it takes.
June 23, 2019
Train-hopping troubadour Benjamin Tod showcases how he spruces up cowboy chords with some deft fingerpicking.
June 22, 2019
How close can you get to silence? What happens when you play so hard that you worry about damaging your guitar?
June 15, 2019
Having the ability to artfully add those "in-between" notes is a cornerstone of jazz guitar. Here’s how you do it.
June 8, 2019
What’s more evil-sounding than the Devil’s interval?
June 2, 2019
Look beyond playing the “right” notes.
May 26, 2019
The guitar architect demonstrates how to play the first single off the instrumental-metal band's forthcoming album, Blood Year.
May 25, 2019
You don’t need a fretboard to expand your fingerings.
May 18, 2019
Of course not. But he sure makes it sound good.
May 11, 2019
Ditch the clichés and discover new ways to use an old friend.
May 4, 2019
Yes, you can get funky with a single chord shape.
April 27, 2019
Try this technically challenging workout that liberates you from muscle-memory habits.
April 20, 2019
Investigate one of the most under-appreciated elements of Gypsy jazz by grabbing a fistful of new chord shapes and ideas.
April 13, 2019
Insert haunting psychedelia into your music by taking inspiration from sitar masters.
April 6, 2019
Discover how such bands as Death, Decide, and Morbid Angel crafted a singular sound that influenced legions of extreme-metal bands.
March 30, 2019
Rethink your approach to pentatonic shapes by pushing the limits of your picking.
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.