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Employing Chromatic Passing Tones to Connect Phrases and Fretboard Positions

Learn how to use chromatic passing tones to connect scale positions up and down the fretboard and how to introduce some unusual and unexpected …

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

Ten Machine Learning Algorithms You Should Know to Become a Data Scientist

Machine Learning Practitioners have different personalities. While some of them are “I am an expert in X and X can train on any type of data”, where …

Machine Learning

Learning the A7 Dominant Chord

An overview of the A7 dominant chord: from its theoretical construction, some of its many uses and different ways you can play it all over the neck …

Three Must-Know Jazzy Pentatonic Patterns

Keep the minor pentatonic scale in your vocabulary—even though you’re not using it in a rock or blues context<p>12<p>SHARES<p>One of the first scales many …

Master Motown and Stax rhythm grooves in 20 minutes with this easy guitar lesson

The Motown and Stax record labels are synonymous with soul and R&B music during the 1960s

Electric Guitar

Look, no lithium! First rechargeable proton battery created

Researchers say it’s a crucial step towards cheaper and more environmentally-friendly energy storage<p>Scientists have created the world’s first rechargeable proton battery, a crucial step towards cheaper and more environmentally-friendly energy storage.<p>While the battery is just a small-scale …

Clean Energy

How to Play Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" Intro

In this video, guitarist and instructor Andy Aledort shows you how to play the intro to Black Sabbath's timeless metal classic, "War Pigs."<p>Aledort …

When Sweep Picking Gets Old, Try This

When you're crafting a solo and trying to make a lick that will give the same wonderful feel of sweeping, try these “2-1's” instead.<p>1<p>SHARES<p>Sweep …

Devising Creative Chord Patterns and Voicings from the A Aeolian Mode

Utilize the A Aeolian mode to come up with rhythm parts that are not only rhythmically solid but also melodically interesting.<p>1<p>SHARES<p>Often when …

Five Must-Know Jazz Guitar Turnarounds

Learn five common variations of a two-bar turnaround progression.<p>3<p>SHARES<p>When learning how to play jazz guitar, one of the most important chord …

How To Start Soloing In All 12 Keys [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Scales And Modes</b>: When most guitar players first start trying to play "guitar solos," their soloing is quite often confined to only a few …

Guitar

Video Lesson: Learn to Play Fast by Practicing Slowly

Bill EvansJanuary 14, 2018<p><b>From the March 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY PAUL MEHLING</b><p><b>THE PROBLEM</b><p>You want to play with more clarity and …

Electric Guitar

Andy Summers on Gear, Being a Well-Rounded Artist

As one-third of The Police, Andy Summers was a huge part of one of the biggest bands of all time.Summers’ success as a guitarist though, preceded his …

Guitar

AI Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Stop It?

Researchers at Facebook realized their bots were chattering in a new language. Then they stopped it.<p>Bob: “I can can I I everything else.”<p>Alice: “Balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to.”<p>To you and I, that passage looks like nonsense. But what if I told you this nonsense …

Artificial Intelligence

Soloing Strategies: Randy Rhoads' Scales, Blues Licks and Daring Chromatic Maneuvers

In the world of heavy metal, hot guitarists are a dime a dozen.Yet only a precious few stand the test of time and become enduring guitar gods.Randy …

Electric Guitar

Weekend Woodshed: How to Build a Mental Map of the Fretboard

Ask any musician that plays a fretless stringed instrument or a wind instrument where all the notes on their instruments are, and you’ll get a look …

Learning the Fretboard Without Getting Bored

Q: I’m wondering how to develop an expanded knowledge of the fingerboard without falling into a rut. I have been working on “Straight, No Chaser” for …

Electric Guitar

Cosmic Country: Build Those Muscles!

How one of Nashville’s hottest guitarists systematically improves his technique.

Electric Guitar

The Six Most Important Chord Progressions in Jazz

0<p>SHARES<p>Jazz is considered a melting pot of all the genres, and rightfully so, as it was the first modern musical style to fuse blues and classical …

Guitar

Is this the longest guitar solo ever? Watch Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Tommy Emmanuel and many, many more shred for charity

<b>The extended guitar solo is something of a running joke among musicians, but a new video from Australia's Guitar Gods TV takes it to the limit,</b> …

25 Under-the-Radar Albums Every Guitarist Needs to Hear | VIDEO

PHOTO: Jorgen Angel | Getty Images When gutter laureate Charles Bukowski spat out “nobody knows anything,” he certainly wasn’t taking guitarists into …

Charles Bukowski

Guitar Essentials: How to Attack Aeolian Mode

0<p>SHARES<p><b>PHOTO: Cindy Moorhead</b><p>If you're looking for a quick way to get started improvising with the major scale, the simplest path to take is to learn …

The Recording Guitarist: Electric Guitar Recording for Total Beginners

<b>Image 1</b><p>Last time we covered the basic gear needed to record guitar on your computer or tablet. Now let’s talk technique!<p><b>Dial in your DAW.</b> Install …

The Recording Guitarist: Absolute Basics—The Stuff You Need

<b>Image 1: Like many audio interfaces in its $99 price range, Focusrite Scarlett Solo has inputs for both guitar and mic cables.</b><p>A few weeks ago my</i> …

Tech Flashback: Dick Smith’s Funway 2 Project 7: Pocket Transistor Radio

Since the positive reception to my posts about Dick Smith’s Fun Way into Electronics book series (Part 1, Part 2 & 3), I’ve always been meaning to …

Low Voltage

Guitar Tablature Versus Standard Music Notation - Which Should You Learn?

Guitar Tablature Versus Standard Music Notation - Which Should You Learn?<p>Updated on September 13, 2016<p>This article is aimed at self-learning …

Guitar

Creative Approaches to Rhythm Guitar

Two creative, and fun, approaches to playing rhythm guitar–style accompaniment over a static one-chord funk groove<p>1<p>SHARES<p>As much as guitarists love …