March 2019

Intermediate

ARTICLES

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!
Read More

Joe Gore’s The Subversive Guitarist: Shred Like Shakespeare

February 23, 2019
This 400-year-old lute technique can solve contemporary fingerpicking problems.
Read More

Fretboard Workshop: Soloing with Triads

January 19, 2019
Think triads are boring? Try a few of these improv ideas.
Read More

Joe Gore’s The Subversive Guitarist: Learning to Love Flat Keys

January 12, 2019
They’re not necessary evils—they’re opportunities.
Read More

Twang 101: Hank Garland’s Nashville Jazz

January 5, 2019
Learn how to pick like one of the early pioneers of sophisticated jazz-influenced country guitar.
Read More

Joe Gore’s The Subversive Guitarist: A State of Gliss

December 22, 2018
Slide your way to more expressive playing.
Read More

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.
Read More

How to Jam Out Like the Ramones

December 8, 2018
It’s way more than just power chords and long hair.
Read More

Cowabunga! A Beginner’s Guide to Surf Guitar

December 1, 2018
Crank up the ’verb and give that whammy bar a workout.
Read More

Twang 101: The Bakersfield Sound

November 24, 2018
Learn how to cop the trademark sounds of country music’s California rebels.
Read More

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.
Read More

Jazz Chords Made Simple

October 27, 2018
Afraid of “complex” jazz chords? Just strip them down.
Read More

Fretboard Workshop: Two-String Scales

October 6, 2018
Discover a new way to think about those same-old scales.
Read More

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.
Read More

Twang 101: Vince Gill

August 25, 2018
Very few country stars have the chops, skill, and taste of this award-winning picker, singer, and songwriter. Here’s a look at how to cop his cosmic Tele vibe.
Read More

Joe Gore's The Subversive Guitarist: Trapped in a Box!

July 21, 2018
Do you feel like you play the same things every time you pick up the guitar? This exclusive new PG column by Joe Gore can help.
Read More

Mark Knopfler’s Fingerstyle Finesse

June 23, 2018
Who needs a pick? Explore the right-hand magic of one of the most influential guitarists from across the pond.
Read More

Drone Logic: Learn to Play Slide Guitar in Tune

June 9, 2018
Five ways Indian-inspired drones can help you improve your intonation.
Read More