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.
March 16, 2019
Break free from tired old patterns by rethinking your approach to shred.
March 10, 2019
The instrumental guitar wizard demonstrates how he uses a simple fretting-hand pattern and tapping technique to create a difficult-sounding passage from Station.
March 9, 2019
Discover how one of the most influential jazz guitarists of all time combines speedy pattern-based licks, horn-style bebop lines, and trademark rhythmic ideas to create a unique sound.
March 2, 2019
The grooves found in Latin music are full of intriguing rhythmic options. Here’s how to cop that vibe to make the music dance!
February 23, 2019
This 400-year-old lute technique can solve contemporary fingerpicking problems.
February 16, 2019
How to level-up your down-tuned riffing in the style of Suffocation, Gorgasm, Deeds of Flesh, and more.
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.