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How Did Lenny Breau Do That?

How Did Lenny Breau Do That?

December 15, 2018
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of how one of the most wildly inventive guitarists of his generation combined taste, technique, and an overwhelming sense of melody into a jaw-dropping package.
How to Jam Out Like the Ramones

How to Jam Out Like the Ramones

December 8, 2018
It’s way more than just power chords and long hair.
Riff Rundown: Alter Bridge's "In Loving Memory"

Riff Rundown: Alter Bridge's "In Loving Memory"

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.
Cowabunga! A Beginner’s Guide to Surf Guitar

Cowabunga! A Beginner’s Guide to Surf Guitar

December 1, 2018
Crank up the ’verb and give that whammy bar a workout.
Twang 101: The Bakersfield Sound

Twang 101: The Bakersfield Sound

November 24, 2018
Learn how to cop the trademark sounds of country music’s California rebels.
Riff Rundown: A Perfect Circle's "So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish"

Riff Rundown: A Perfect Circle's "So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish"

November 18, 2018
The APC guitarist builds the 6-string parts that form the feedback-rich single from 2018's Eat the Elephant.
Joe Gore's The Subversive Guitarist: Power to the Pinky!

Joe Gore's The Subversive Guitarist: Power to the Pinky!

November 17, 2018
Get bigger sounds from your smallest finger.
What Bohlinger Plays: Open-String Triplet in G

What Bohlinger Plays: Open-String Triplet in G

November 13, 2018
Here’s how to play an impressive triplet-based run that combines ringing open strings with hybrid picking.
Mort, Death’s Apprentice: Gothenburg Metal Riffs

Mort, Death’s Apprentice: Gothenburg Metal Riffs

November 10, 2018
Bands like In Flames, At the Gates, and Dark Tranquility created a subgenre of death metal that combined low-tuned riffs, harmonized leads, and plenty of chunk.
Fretboard Workshop: Know Your Chords

Fretboard Workshop: Know Your Chords

November 3, 2018
It’s about time you really deal with getting around the neck—in any key.
Riff Rundown: Tremonti's "Unable to See"

Riff Rundown: Tremonti's "Unable to See"

October 28, 2018
The Alter Bridge guitar star breaks down the fingerpicking pattern used on his solo single from Dust.
Jazz Chords Made Simple

Jazz Chords Made Simple

October 27, 2018
Afraid of “complex” jazz chords? Just strip them down.
Joe Gore's The Subversive Guitarist: The Flat Second's Dark Dissonance
What the Ell? My Slide Guitar Journey

What the Ell? My Slide Guitar Journey

October 13, 2018
Learning how to learn is an invaluable, yet often-overlooked skill. Here’s how a country superstar took the scary leap into slide guitar.
Fretboard Workshop: Two-String Scales

Fretboard Workshop: Two-String Scales

October 6, 2018
Discover a new way to think about those same-old scales.
Spice Up Your Cowboy Chords

Spice Up Your Cowboy Chords

September 29, 2018
Just because you live on the low end of the fretboard doesn’t mean you can’t add melodic and harmonic interest to your progressions.
Joe Gore's The Subversive Guitarist: Fancy Footwork

Joe Gore's The Subversive Guitarist: Fancy Footwork

September 22, 2018
Tap your way to tighter, more confident grooves.
Twang 101: Scotty Anderson’s Double-Stop Sorcery

Twang 101: Scotty Anderson’s Double-Stop Sorcery

September 15, 2018
Blazing double-stop licks and a unique picking style are hallmarks of one of today’s most underrated guitar pickers.
Journey Out West: A Western Swing Primer

Journey Out West: A Western Swing Primer

September 8, 2018
Since the early days of Bob Wills swinging away in Texas dance halls, this genre has combined elements of blues, jazz, country, and more. Here’s how to nail its timeless sound.
Sweet Soul Music

Sweet Soul Music

September 1, 2018
Prolific performer and teacher Shawn Persinger teaches you how to get inside the sounds of Cropper, Jamerson, Dupree, and more.