February 16, 2019
Bands like Suffocation, Gorgasm, and Deeds of Flesh created riffs full of forearm-punishing picking at warp speeds. Here’s a look at how you can level up your down-tuned riffing.
February 9, 2019
Steal inspiration, vocabulary, and picking techniques from legendary acoustic players.
February 2, 2019
It’s not as easy or straightforward as some might think, but taking an unhurried approach can add new dimensions to your playing.
January 19, 2019
Think triads are boring? Try a few of these improv ideas.
January 12, 2019
They’re not necessary evils—they’re opportunities.
January 5, 2019
Learn how to pick like one of the early pioneers of sophisticated jazz-influenced country guitar.
December 30, 2018
From Alter Bridge to Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Melvins, and more—your favorite clips of guitar greats breaking down their own iconic licks.
December 23, 2018
Guitarist Billy Howerdel provides some tuning tips (spoiler: it's in standard) and goes through all the phases of the Mer De Noms smash hit.
December 22, 2018
Slide your way to more expressive playing.
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.
December 8, 2018
It’s way more than just power chords and long hair.
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.
December 1, 2018
Crank up the ’verb and give that whammy bar a workout.
November 24, 2018
Learn how to cop the trademark sounds of country music’s California rebels.
November 18, 2018
The APC guitarist builds the 6-string parts that form the feedback-rich single from 2018's Eat the Elephant.
November 17, 2018
Get bigger sounds from your smallest finger.
November 13, 2018
Here’s how to play an impressive triplet-based run that combines ringing open strings with hybrid picking.
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.
November 3, 2018
It’s about time you really deal with getting around the neck—in any key.
October 28, 2018
The Alter Bridge guitar star breaks down the fingerpicking pattern used on his solo single from Dust.