February 17, 2018
These inventive riffs might make your next blues jam a bit more exciting.
February 10, 2018
A hands-on guide to using chains of pedals to create enigmatic, spooky, and downright crazy sounds.
February 3, 2018
Guitarist Jacob Tilley details the simple-but-catchy fingerpicking pattern behind their single off of Mind Over Matter.
January 20, 2018
A unique tuning, ingenious use of intervals, and some deft wah work all combine to create some of the most soulful rhythm parts ever recorded.
January 15, 2018
In our premiere of a new video series, alt-rock veteran Clark Vogeler shows you how to play the main riff of their '90s anthem.
January 13, 2018
What do you get when you combine three fiercely unique metalheads with a love for down-tuned guitars, crushing rhythms, and a passion for odd-meter time signatures?
January 6, 2018
Don’t be afraid to embrace the freedom of playing fingerstyle—and the myriad tones that it produces.
December 30, 2017
Learn how one of the original country shredders broke the rules and created some of the most frenetic and crazed country solos of his time.
December 23, 2017
Coax extra mileage from a familiar lick by slipping in some sly slide moves.
December 16, 2017
Get inside the techniques of a modern blues master and add some fire to your solos.
December 9, 2017
We break down how prog rock’s most influential 6-stringer combines timeless riffs, a huge sound, and a penchant for experimentation.
December 5, 2017
The Review Demo maestro walks you through a descending lick that's a cinch to transpose to any key.
December 2, 2017
One of modern rock’s most buzzed-about shredders shares his insights on an often-misunderstood topic.
November 25, 2017
Everyone from Coltrane to Coldplay uses repetition to create tension and interest. Here are a few tricks to get you started.
November 18, 2017
Don’t sleep on one of the most unique and expressive techniques we guitarists can develop. From B.B. to Beck, everyone has their own version, and it’s about time you get a handle on yours.
November 11, 2017
It’s easier than you might think to create mysterious, ethereal notes that seem to float through the air.
November 4, 2017
Once you break the shackles of diatonic harmony, you open the doors to a new world of sounds based on the simple major triad.
October 31, 2017
The perfect part may be closer than you think.
October 28, 2017
Phrasing feeling stale? Learn how to break down the more vocal side of melody and rhythm.
October 21, 2017
Distortion isn’t a bad thing, but there is an epidemic sweeping the nation that you’re not going to hear about on the 6 o’clock news, and it’s a mass dependence on hard-clipped soundwaves.