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Chromatic CAGED

Chromatic CAGED

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.
Mort, Death’s Apprentice: Hate Eternal’s Stacked Tritones

Mort, Death’s Apprentice: Hate Eternal’s Stacked Tritones

June 8, 2019
What’s more evil-sounding than the Devil’s interval?
The Two Commandments of Shredding Chromatics

The Two Commandments of Shredding Chromatics

June 2, 2019
Look beyond playing the “right” notes.
Riff Rundown: Russian Circles' "Arluck"

Riff Rundown: Russian Circles' "Arluck"

May 26, 2019
The guitar architect demonstrates how to play the first single off the instrumental-metal band's forthcoming album, Blood Year.
Joe Gore's The Subversive Guitarist: How to Practice Without a Guitar

Joe Gore's The Subversive Guitarist: How to Practice Without a Guitar

May 25, 2019
You don’t need a fretboard to expand your fingerings.
Did Robben Ford Invent a Scale?

Did Robben Ford Invent a Scale?

May 18, 2019
Of course not. But he sure makes it sound good.
Beyond Blues: The Mixo-Pentatonic Scale

Beyond Blues: The Mixo-Pentatonic Scale

May 11, 2019
Ditch the clichés and discover new ways to use an old friend.
Funk Guitar in One Chord Shape or Less

Funk Guitar in One Chord Shape or Less

May 4, 2019
Yes, you can get funky with a single chord shape.
Joe Gore’s The Subversive Guitarist: Don’t Think Scales—Think Sequences!

Joe Gore’s The Subversive Guitarist: Don’t Think Scales—Think Sequences!

April 27, 2019
Try this technically challenging workout that liberates you from muscle-memory habits.
Decoding Django’s Gypsy Chords

Decoding Django’s Gypsy Chords

April 20, 2019
Investigate one of the most under-appreciated elements of Gypsy jazz by grabbing a fistful of new chord shapes and ideas.
Sitar Rock: A Guide to Big Bends and South Asian Riffs

Sitar Rock: A Guide to Big Bends and South Asian Riffs

April 13, 2019
Insert haunting psychedelia into your music by taking inspiration from sitar masters.
Mort, Death’s Apprentice: The Florida Metal Scene

Mort, Death’s Apprentice: The Florida Metal Scene

April 6, 2019
Discover how such bands as Death, Decide, and Morbid Angel crafted a singular sound that influenced legions of extreme-metal bands.
Future Rock: Economy-Picking Pentatonics

Future Rock: Economy-Picking Pentatonics

March 30, 2019
Rethink your approach to pentatonic shapes by pushing the limits of your picking.
Joe Gore’s The Subversive Guitarist: The Bruise Scale

Joe Gore’s The Subversive Guitarist: The Bruise Scale

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.
Guthrie Govan’s Single-String Arpeggios

Guthrie Govan’s Single-String Arpeggios

March 16, 2019
Break free from tired old patterns by rethinking your approach to shred.
Riff Rundown: Russian Circles' "Harper Lewis"

Riff Rundown: Russian Circles' "Harper Lewis"

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.
Metheny Madness

Metheny Madness

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.
Montunos Made Easy!

Montunos Made Easy!

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!
Joe Gore’s The Subversive Guitarist: Shred Like Shakespeare

Joe Gore’s The Subversive Guitarist: Shred Like Shakespeare

February 23, 2019
This 400-year-old lute technique can solve contemporary fingerpicking problems.
Mort, Death’s Apprentice: Brutal Death Metal Riffs

Mort, Death’s Apprentice: Brutal Death Metal Riffs

February 16, 2019
How to level-up your down-tuned riffing in the style of Suffocation, Gorgasm, Deeds of Flesh, and more.