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Easy guitar theory: non-diatonic chords

<b>Give your chord progressions colour and flair by introducing a handful of ‘out of key’ notes.</b><p>We’ve previously looked at diatonic chords, ie, chords …

Electric Guitar

Fingerpicking: Let Your Fingers Do the Talking

0<p>SHARES<p>The hands of a beginning guitarist are like a couple learning to dance, with one member of the team always straying ahead of the other.<p>Every …

Electric Guitar

Improve Your String Bends with This Simple Exercise

16<p>SHARES<p>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 …

Electric Guitar

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 …

Acoustic Guitar

15 Easy Guitar Tabs to Get You Started

<b>When I say</b> easy guitar tabs, I don't just mean songs that are easy to play. We have an easy guitar songs roundup that is mostly focused on tracks …

Guitar

Wild Stringdom with John Petrucci: Recognizing Repetitive Fretboard Shapes on All String Groups

2<p>SHARES<p>Hello, and welcome to my new <i>Guitar World</i> instructional column.<p>In the coming months, I’ll share with you some of the guitar-playing concepts …

Electric Guitar

Paul Gilbert Lesson: The Truth About Inside and Outside Picking

3<p>SHARES<p>Guitarist Troy Grady hosts a web series called "Cracking the Code."<p>In each episode, he breaks down a phrase—or something awesome that he has …

Electric Guitar

More on Ascending and Descending Legato Runs and Developing "Fret-Hand" Traction

5<p>SHARES<p>As I’ve mentioned in previous columns, when I’m soloing, I like to combine a variety of flashy techniques—such as sweep picking, fretboard …

Electric Guitar

More on Developing Proper Sweep Picking Technique

74<p>SHARES<p>Sweep picking is an incredibly useful and exciting technique that allows guitarists to perform arpeggios in a flashy, keyboard-like manner.<p>It …

Electric Guitar

10 Extremely Tasty Licks You Should Know

604<p>SHARES<p>Guitar instructor Paul Davids—the man behind GW favorites "Are We All Tuning Our Guitars Wrong" and "Is This the Mother of All Finger …

Guitar

Using the Harmonic Minor Scale and Phrygian-Dominant Mode to Create Neoclassical Metal-Style Solos

215<p>SHARES<p>One of the things I enjoy about metal lead guitar is that most of the time I’m soloing over power chords, which consist of a root note and a …

Electric Guitar

How to Use Quick Shifts and Long Slides to Add Interesting Movement to Licks

0<p>SHARES<p>In writing riffs and song parts for the music of Periphery, it’s important to me to evoke a sense of movement and fluidity. If you’re familiar …

Electric Guitar

60-Second Songwriting: Song Structure Basics—the Verse

216<p>SHARES<p><i>60-Second Songwriting aims to offer quick, concise song-craft tips, basics and blasts for the time-crunched and attention-challenged</i> …

Meet the Byzantine/Hijazkiar/Double Harmonic Major Scale

41<p>SHARES<p>Today we'll check out the Byzantine/Hijazkiar/double harmonic major scale. Phew! The scale of many names! Actually, most scales are referred …

Monster Licks: How to Create Tension and Retain Intensity with the Diminished 7th Scale

265<p>SHARES<p>The diminished 7th scale is such an amazing scale to use in conjunction with standard minor and pentatonic scales. It creates a very mild …

Electric Guitar

Steal These Five Blistering Zakk Wylde Licks

643<p>SHARES<p>If you happen to draw up a list of blazing fast pentatonic players, odds are, Zakk Wylde will be one of the guitarists on it. Wylde has …

Guitar

Betcha Can't Play This: Joe Satriani Lays Down a Challenge

4K<p>SHARES<p>In this classic "Betcha Can't Play This," Joe Satriani lays down an incredibly brief, but incredibly difficult, lick.<p>Be sure to pay …

A Guide to Rolling Shred Patterns

45<p>SHARES<p>In this addition of Secrets of Shred, I’m going to show you a unique way of shifting positions by rolling across the frets on adjacent …

Try This Gary Moore-Inspired Riff by Doug Aldrich

0<p>SHARES<p>The quick lick above—played by Doug Aldrich of Whitesnake—was inspired by the late Gary Moore.<p>It begins with a steady, machine-gun barrage of …

The Attractively Balanced and Highly Musical E Minor Hexatonic Scale

67<p>SHARES<p>One of my favorite scales for rock lead playing and creating harmonized melodies is minor hexatonic.<p>As the name implies, it’s a six-note …

How to Forge Aggressive, Memorable Riffs with Unexpected Twists

39<p>SHARES<p>Whenever I am composing primary riffs for a metal song, one of my goals is to come up with something that not only sounds heavy but also …

Secret Netflix movie codes and other hacks and tips that will change your life

Netflix currently has 81 million paying users and has launched in 130 new countries around the world since January 2016.<p>And every month, the popular …

Learn How to Fold a World-Record-Setting Paper Airplane

Growing up with six brothers, John Collins got really good at folding paper planes.<p>"Anything you can beat your siblings at is good," he says.<p>But he …

Expand Your Soloing Vocabulary with the Half-Whole Symmetrical Diminished Scale

0<p>SHARES<p>Last month, I discussed ways for guitar players to expand their improvising vocabulary. I’m a big proponent of transcribing other musicians’ …

The Oddly Fascinating Pairing of Two Completely Unrelated Triads

2<p>SHARES<p>Last month, I presented a neat formula for generating two unusual and exotic hexatonic (six-note) scales, which I called D “gypsy-minor …

Put More Funk in Your Rhythm Playing

0<p>SHARES<p><b>ARE YOU READY FOR A REAL WORKOUT?</b> Our last stop on the soul train focused on single, double, and triple sixteenth-note motifs, and utilized …

How to Craft a Long Riff with No Repetition

1<p>SHARES<p>One songwriting approach we occasionally take in Periphery is to come up with long phrases—say, 16 bars long—in which nothing repeats.<p>We refer …

Applying Sweep Arpeggios Musically Over Chord Changes

4<p>SHARES<p>Being able to sweep pick arpeggios cleanly and fluently requires a great deal of practice, but the technique is just that—an approach to …

Hear Stevie Ray Vaughan's Isolated Guitar from "Rude Mood"

4<p>SHARES<p>Here's a treat. It's the late Stevie Ray Vaughan's isolated guitar track from "Rude Mood." This is pretty unusual, since YouTube is …

How to learn guitar chords across the fretboard - quickly and easily

<b>Unlock the fretboard and play chords across the neck with this ingenious system. You’ll never look at the guitar the same way again!</b><p>The system we’re …

Electric Guitar