Develop your own soul-stirring blues solos with this free playing guide and video from GuitarZoom.com... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 2 days ago
By Andrew DuBrock | Excerpted from Acoustic Rock Basics The goal of good fingerpicking accompaniment is to support the song you’re playing the best you can. Short fills between vocal lines, like the one in Example 9, can be a nice contrast to straight pattern picking. During intros, interludes, and instrumental... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 4 days ago
Autore: lyzy@stringletter.com
If you get your fingers used to the wide intervals in this lick, the creative possibilities are endless... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 6 days ago
November 7 is Joni Mitchell‘s 76th birthday; always a day worth celebrating! Here’s a cool clip from The Dick Cavett Show from the day after the end of the Woodstock festival in August 1969. A number of musicians from the fest showed up (you’ll see Grace Slick, who just turned... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 6 days ago
Autore: Blair Jackson
Watch lead guitarist Jack O’Shea rip it up on Bury Me... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 7 days ago
This interview and lesson was originally published in 2006. In 1986, Racer X made their recording debut, Street Lethal, an album featuring the impossibly dexterous string-skipping and razor-sharp speed picking of guitarist Paul Gilbert. In a matter of months, the band’s chopsy, often humorous ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 7 days ago
Autore: GP Editors
If you’re a guitarist who loves to practice, you’re probably well acquainted with a scale sequence or two. But if you think they’re best left for the practice room, think again. The fiery solos of hard rock are laced with 16th-note scale sequences - think Ritchie Blackmore, Randy Rhoads, Uli... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 8 days ago
Autore: GP Staff
Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: Elixir® Strings artist Massimo Varini provides three examples of how to play floating diatonic major scales in this quick tutorial. Massimo, a guitarist, producer, Grammy-winner, and renown educator, plays Elixir Acoustic Phosphor Bronze Strings with NANOWEB® Coating, Light/Medium gauge (12-56). “Elixir Strings have unbeatable durability and an awesome... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 9 days ago
Autore: Tanya Gonzalez
By David Hamburger | Excerpted From The Acoustic Guitar Method “Scarborough Fair” has been around for centuries, but it was popularized in the 1960s by Paul Simon’s arrangement of it for Simon and Garfunkel. Even without all their tricky layers of guitar parts, it’s a challenging tune, as it involves... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 11 days ago
Autore: lyzy@stringletter.com
Yes, many blues and rock licks are cliches, but there’s a good reason for that - they sound so cool that listeners and guitarists want to hear and play them again and again. For those willing to pay their dues and play the blues, these licks are a rite of... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 12 days ago
Autore: GP Editors
Most guitarists learn the fingerboard through scale practice. But, as you practice your scales, it’s good to remind yourself of the function of the individual notes of those scales. One way to do this is by practicing “chord scales”—the appropriate scale for each chord in a song’s progression. In this... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 18 days ago
Autore: lyzy@stringletter.com
Improvising with arpeggios is a great way to dig into chord changes, bringing out the exact sound of each chord in your lines. While scales and modes are great for outlining keys and creating modal colors, when you want to sound each chord in a progression, arpeggios are the way... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 19 days ago
Autore: Matt Warnock
These videos are bonus content related to the December 2019 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, gear reviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands or at MyFavoriteMagazines.com.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 20 days ago
Dweezil Zappa shares ideas for fresh melodic shapes... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 20 days ago
David Grissom has based his career on getting a great sound, playing perfectly tasty lines that are at home in a variety of styles and never upstage the singer, and being an easy hang. On both his high-profile sideman gigs and his solo albums, a key ingredient to Grissom’s trip is... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 20 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Matt Blackett
Take a look at Leslie West's heavy, dense guitar work in this lesson... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 22 days ago
Sito: guitarworld
This is an excerpt from an archival GP interview with Leslie West. “Mountain's first gig was at Fillmore West in 1969,” remembers Leslie West. “I had been using Marshall amps, and that’s what I expected to find when I opened a bunch of cartons that had arrived from the airport,... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 22 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Barry Cleveland
This will likely give you a new appreciation for Lukather's playing, which has made its way onto more than 1,500 albums in total... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 23 days ago
Sito: guitarworld
From the December 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY JEFFREY PEPPER RODGERS When Gillian Welch and David Rawlings released their seminal debut back in 1996, they were often tagged as traditionalists—after all, the album title was Revival, with a black-and-white cover photo of Welch that looked as if it could have been taken during the... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 24 days ago
Autore: Adam Perlmutter
By Orville Johnson | Excerpted From Arranging Folk and Blues Songs “Oh Daddy” is a classic blues recorded for the Black Swan label in 1921 by Ethel Waters. The original orchestral arrangement has a Broadway feel, and the song is written in a typical Tin Pan Alley form, with a... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 25 days ago
Autore: lyzy@stringletter.com
Historians tend to place Elvis Presley at the epicenter of rock and roll’s big bang, but we guitarists know better. For us, Chuck Berry had the whole package: great looks, songs, lyrics, voice and stage presence, plus an innovative guitar style destined to become the most aped on the planet.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 26 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jesse Gress
When soloing over dom7 chords, the inclusion or substitution of the major third in a minor pentatonic line always sounds good... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 27 days ago
Sito: guitarworld
Newbie rockers often make two mistakes when trying to replicate the power of Malcolm Young’s thundering progressions: They assume the AC/DC rhythm king used tons of distortion, and that he regularly employs barre chords. Actually, the secrets of his power involve huge .012-.058-gauged Gibson ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 27 days ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jude Gold
The Rage Against The Machine firebrand on how he made the switch... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 28 days ago
Sito: guitarworld
Paul Waggoner shows you how to combine five arpeggiations of five different chords that create the core of the The Parallax II song.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 month ago
The link between Bach and jazz is closer than you think.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 month ago
Excepted from Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Essentials Developing a solid technique is often a perplexing issue for guitarists of all levels and experience. Jazz and acoustic guitarists typically do not have the same pedagogical resources as classical guitarists, and “good technique” can mean a variety of different things. Assuming that technique... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 month ago
Autore: lyzy@stringletter.com
Feeling a bit out of shape on the guitar? Here’s a training program designed to whip your picking technique and improvisational skills into tip-top condition in just 20 weeks. Conceived by the late, great G.I.T. co-founder, Wrecking Crew studio stalwart, and guitar sensei Howard Roberts, “the chop ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 month ago
Sito: guitarplayer
Autore: Jesse Gress
These patterns are easy to link up with your pentatonic scales, and can be very useful for adding some flash into your riffs and solos... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 month ago
Paul McCartney, David Gilmour, George Harrison, Tom Petty and many more have done this in their music, so why shouldn't you?... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 month ago