Have fun entertaining and impressing your fellow guitarists, non-guitarists and yourself with this incredibly effective set of tapping and soloing tools... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 7 hours ago
You may recognize Josh Zee from such bands as Protein, the Mother Truckers, the South Austin Moonlighters, or his current blues band Mojo Rising. If you do, you know him to be a countrified blues-rock badass who combines Van Halen swagger with B.B. King soul. His greatest gift seems to... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 1 day ago
Autore: Matt Blackett
How to use BB's blues ideas in a jazz context... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 4 days ago
Chances are, one of the first B.B. King moves you ever copped (not to mention the months and even years you spent striving to achieve that “butterfly” vibrato, right?) was his infamous “dee-dah” lick - a now standard b3-to-root motif in the blues vernacular illustrated in Ex. 1a in the... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 4 days ago
Autore: Jesse Gress
Learn some more about exotic voicings, plus major and minor diads, from the Megadeth frontman... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 7 days ago
From the November/December 2019 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY JEFFREY PEPPER RODGERS Pete Seeger wrote this lovely song in the 1960s, and it may have been the last song he sang. He told banjoist Tony Trischka this was his favorite of his own songs. Like so many Seeger tunes, it’s a catchy three-chorder,... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 7 days ago
Autore: Bill Evans
From the November/December 2019 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY ADAM PERLMUTTER When AG recently surveyed readers about what songs they’d like to learn, the most requested selection was “Sultans of Swing.” This came as a surprise, as the track, which the British rock band Dire Straits released in 1978, has not a lick... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 7 days ago
Autore: Bill Evans
From the November/December 2019 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY NICK MILLEVOI I’m frequently drawn to short-scale guitars. Their small size makes it so easy to get around I feel like a supercharged version of myself that can play faster, better articulate my notes, and reach wider chord grips. While this makes these instruments... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 7 days ago
Autore: Bill Evans
From the November/December 2019 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY FRED SOKOLOW THE PROBLEMYou’ve heard of turnarounds but aren’t sure exactly what they are or how to use them. THE SOLUTIONLearn a stock turnaround in E major, then work on variations in the same key as well as others.  What is a turnaround, you... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 7 days ago
Autore: Bill Evans
It's amazing how the same six notes, when played with a new spin, can have such a dramatic impact... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 9 days ago
In my early days as a guitar player, I played a Fender Stratocaster and my father played a Telecaster.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 10 days ago
Hybrid picking - using a pick in conjunction with your available pick-hand fingers to pluck the strings - is an interesting and often highly useful alternative to traditional plectrum-based guitar playing, one that can facilitate the performance of licks and phrases that would be more difficult, if ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 10 days ago
Autore: David Brewster
This topic can be quite useful for better fretboard understanding even if jazz guitar isn’t your main thing... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 11 days ago
New interview series will feature artists discussing inspirations, passions and more... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 11 days ago
A two-chord murder ballad from the hills of North Carolina From the September/October 2019 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY ADAM PERLMUTTER In 1958, the Kingston Trio scored a cheery hit with unlikely source material: “Tom Dooley,” a somewhat obscure traditional folk song. This classic murder ballad chronicles the 1866 death of one Laura... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 11 days ago
Autore: Bill Evans
Dale Miller discusses the darker side of playing blues using a thumping bass in this excerpt from Solo Fingerstyle Basics. Learning to play fingerstyle blues can be rewarding for many types of players. With its simple chord shapes and steady rhythm, blues can provide the perfect way to improve your... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 13 days ago
Autore: lyzy@stringletter.com
Learn how to use this crucial chord beloved by The Beatles... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 14 days ago
From the September/October 2019 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY PETE MADSEN The study of prewar blues includes a heavy amount of time playing in first position—between the nut and the first four frets of your guitar. However, as you learn more and more songs, you might be asking yourself, “What comes next?” Those... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 15 days ago
Autore: Bill Evans
Ever find yourself improvising over a static (unchanging) dominant-seven sharp-nine (7#9) chord? In this scenario, most guitarists will instinctively draw from the trusty five-note minor pentatonic scale (intervallically spelled 1 b3 4 5 b7) or the six-note blues scale (1 b3 4 b5 5 b7), both of ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 15 days ago
Autore: Mike Swickis
From the September/October 2019 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY PAUL MEHLING In the quest for making music, we spend a certain amount of time in the woodshed toiling away with hope and patience. One of the easiest obstacles to overcome is the challenge of playing at the level you were at when you... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 16 days ago
Autore: Bill Evans
Teo Lazarov from Chordify explains how to use three chord figures to play 48 different chords on the first 12 frets of the guitar. The post How to Play 48 Chords with Only 3 Chord Figures appeared first on Guitar Chalk.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 16 days ago
Autore: Teo Lazarov
Rob Cavestany and Ted Aguilar reflect on their early efforts and how they developed into the complex thrash of new album Humanicide... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 16 days ago
King's hard-driving intensity gave his guitar lines and solos a fiery spirit... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 17 days ago
Sponsored by Elixir® Strings: Guitarist and composer Chris Woods demonstrates an intermediate fingerpicking pattern featuring four simple chords and a string slap technique. Chris of ‘The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra’ recommends starting slow and eventually building speed to ultimately give you the detail and precision you need in your playing. Chris uses... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 18 days ago
Autore: Tanya Gonzalez
From the October 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY ADAM PERLMUTTER On a bright Saturday morning last June, I sat in Laurence Juber’s studio in Studio City, California, having a good look around while Juber prepared a Pro Tools session in the control room. A raft of Martins, from an ancient 1-21 to the most recent... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 19 days ago
Autore: Bill Evans
Think of a famous rock guitar solo and chances are the minor pentatonic scale lies at its foundation. For many of us, minor pentatonic was the first scale we ever learned to play. But a lot of guitarists rely on only one pattern or position for the scale and are... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 21 days ago
Autore: Tom Kolb
During his short stay on earth, Jimi Hendrix challenged all previous perceptions of how the electric guitar could be played. From 1968 to 1971, he developed a revolutionary sonic vocabulary by manipulating his guitar, amp and effects to produce extreme distortion, sustain and feedback. Building ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 23 days ago
Autore: GP Editors
Have you ever heard a guitarist playing simple open chords while adding in melodies in what appears to be an almost effortless fashion? Using slurs—hammer-on and pull-off embellishments—with basic chords is a great way to make otherwise vanilla guitar playing sound magical. In this lesson, we’ll ...... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 24 days ago
Autore: GP Editors
A guitar lesson by Maleny Morfen focusing on four economy picking exercises that combine alternate and sweep picking techniques. The post 4 Economy Picking Exercises for Guitar (alternate & sweep) appeared first on Guitar Chalk.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 2 months ago
Autore: Maleny Morfen
A roundup of Johnny Cash guitar lessons in video format that are well-produced from reputable sources. The post 36 Johnny Cash Guitar Lessons appeared first on Guitar Chalk.... Leggi tutto
Pubblicato: 3 months ago
Autore: Bobby Kittleberger