Alan Arnold

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Four Ways to Visualize the Fretboard

Having a visual sense of the fretboard can help you navigate its entire length as well instantly articulate melodies and phrases when inspiration …

Electric Guitar

Blur the line between rhythm and lead guitar with these smart playing approaches

<b>Many guitar techniques, perhaps most, can’t really be categorised as either purely for rhythm or purely for lead, and a ‘chords and solos’ way of</b> …

Electric Guitar

Practicing Scales vs. Arpeggios

Q: Should I spend my time in the shed practicing scales or arpeggios? Why one over the other? A: Ultimately, you want to be familiar with everything …

Electric Guitar

Allan Holdsworth's 10 Most Useful Scales

One of the late Allan Holdsworth's many strengths as a guitarist was his ability to improvise. "I knew if I wanted to improvise over chord changes, …

Guitar

Guitar Essentials: How to Harness the Powerfully Versatile Mixolydian Mode

0<p>SHARES<p>The Mixolydian mode is a favorite among guitarists in a number of different genres. It’s constructed starting on the fifth degree of any major …

Guitar Essentials: Learn Five Classic Delta Blues Turnarounds

The blues is a relatively young form of music, but the turnaround has been with us for quite some time. The concept of ending a chorus on the V chord …

How to Master the Pentatonic Scale on the Entire Fretboard

Guitar instructor Paul Davids—the man behind GW favorites "Are We All Tuning Our Guitars Wrong?" and "Is This the Mother of All Finger Exercises?," …

Mastering the Fretboard Using Keys and Chord Progression Roots

260<p>SHARES<p><i>This is an abridged and shorter version of a lengthier article that can be found on Guitarchalk.com.</i><p>The easiest way to master the fretboard …

John 5 Lesson: Sweep Picking, Sliding Finger Taps, Pinch Harmonics and Behind-the-Nut Bends

0<p>SHARES<p>In last month’s installment of Chop Shop, we looked at a classical-flavored run in E minor that incorporated arpeggios, octaves and a simple …

How Tree Trunks Are Cut to Produce Wood With Different Appearances and Uses

As wood is one of the most widely-used materials in the world, architects are accustomed to being able to easily obtain sawn wood at a nearby store. …

Woodworking

Improve Your String Bends with This Simple Exercise

String bends and vibrato are among a guitarist's most expressive techniques. Testing the accuracy of your bends and vibrato is a good way to judge …

Electric Guitar

How to Play This Common Blues Turnaround

228<p>SHARES<p>You know that moment in ZZ Top's "La Grange," where everything stops and Billy Gibbons plays a dramatic, beautiful descending lick? Well, if …

How to Dial in the Perfect Guitar Tone

45<p>SHARES<p>Some guitar players like to plug their guitar into an amp and set its tone controls to some tried-and-true settings that they rely on.<p>In the …

DIY Maintenance: How to Adjust String Height at the Bridge

Kevin OwensMay 15, 2018<p><b>From the July 2013 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY BRIAN MICHAEL</b><p>Every guitar needs regular maintenance, and at some point, no …

Free online tool shows you what your fonts can do

We've all become used to having decent type online these days thanks to web fonts, but if you're a web designer without a background in typography, …

20 Free DIY Raised Garden Bed Plans & Ideas You Can Build in a Day

​Planting on raised garden beds brings many benefits compared to planting on the ground. But the most crucial one is you can grow a garden even in a …

I Published a Book 5 Years Ago and I'm Still Getting Paid. Here's How to Take Your Book From an Idea to a Source of Passive Income.

Jeff Rose lays out his personal learning curve with the book publishing world.<p>2 min read<p>How does writing a book translate to real profits? The answer, according to Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose, is taking the initial chance and treating your book like a product. However, taking your book …

Revealed: 10 Simple Guitar Solos

78<p>SHARES<p>YouTube user Alex—a.k.a. guitarist6494—has put together a list of his Top 10 Simple Guitar Solos. While it’s a varied list of songs that …

You can soon see (and delete) everything Apple knows about you

Apple will soon let you download all the information it has stored about you, modify it, or even delete it. The privacy change is required by a new European law, but is also in-line with Apple’s policy to not spy on its customers. This sets it apart from rivals like Google and Facebook.<p>Apple …

Privacy

How To Roll A Joint: A Step-by-Step Guide

Learning how to roll a joint is a vital key to any cannabis consumer’s skills set. It’s the simplest method and you’ll come in clutch anytime there’s …

Long-Distance Motorcycle Riding Tips From Long-Haul Paul

<b>Hours of highway riding</b> can make me pretty cranky from boredom, discomfort, and fatigue. To better endure long hours in the saddle, I asked “Longhaul …

Long Haul

Joe Satriani's Guide to Jimi Hendrix-Style R&B Rhythm Guitar

One of the most important aspects of becoming a competent, well-rounded and in-demand guitar player is a dedication to the art of rhythm guitar …

Electric Guitar

Using Monster Three-Notes-Per-String Pentatonic Patterns to Efficiently Traverse the Fretboard

When it comes to soloing using minor pentatonic patterns, most guitarists are well accustomed to using two-notes-per-string “box” positions.<p>I’d like …

Electric Guitar

Speed Demon: Delving Deeper Into Two-Hand Tapping

The pattern demonstrated here is derived from a song of mine called “Full Speed X,” which I recorded for <i>Sonic Stomp II</i>. In this passage, the fret …

Electric Guitar

How to Play AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" Intro

996<p>SHARES<p>In this video, guitarist and instructor Jimmy Brown shows you how to play the iconic intro to AC/DC's "Thunderstruck."<p>Brown first …

How to Make Steak Just Like a Steakhouse

You don't need fancy equipment or culinary training to make an excellent, juicy, seared steak at home. Follow these tips, then bring on the creamed …

BBQ

Forget the Mat, Because These 19 Photos Prove a Wall Is the Best Yoga Prop

If you want to get deeper into yoga poses, using a wall as a prop can offer added pressure that makes stretches feel so much more intense (in a good way!). You can also use a wall to offer support for challenging balancing poses you're nervous to try in the middle of your mat. Need some …

Yoga

How Guitarists Can Build Super-Human Legato Chops

An essential element in soloing for all guitarists is the use of legato techniques.<p>The term legato is defined as “smooth and connected,” and a legato …

Steve Howe Lesson: How to Play Yes' "Starship Trooper," "Siberian Khatru" and "Mood for a Day"

723<p>SHARES<p>In this video, legendary Yes guitarist Steve Howe shows you how to play the key riffs to several Yes classics, including "Starship Trooper," …