Ben Hobson

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Five Hacks to Help You Sound Faster on Guitar

0<p>SHARES<p>Did it ever occur to you that some shredders might not really be as fast as you think—that maybe they just have discovered a few techniques to …

Hacking

Improve your blues guitar phrasing in 20 minutes

<b>You probably already know the good old 12-bar blues progression. Formed of three chords, it’s perhaps the most commonly-used sequence in blues, rock</b> …

Electric Guitar

Guitar Essentials: The Quick Guide to Playing Harmonics

0<p>SHARES<p>Heard in everything from the scorching lead guitar work of Eddie Van Halen to the delay-drenched ambience of U2's The Edge, harmonics are …

Electric Guitar

Beyond Blues: Nail Those Changes!

Fishing around for some new ideas to enhance your blues licks? Check out this step-by-step approach that covers everything from guide tones to scales.

Overlooked Pentatonic Arpeggios

170<p>SHARES<p>For many, the Pentatonic Scale is a go-to scale. These five notes have brought to life some of the most iconic riffs and solos in rock …

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 …

Three Notes and the Truth: Classic Rock Triads

80<p>SHARES<p>Let's face it—the topic of triads can rapidly devolve into a big yawn fest, especially when presented using only boring, textbook-ish …

How to Incorporate Finger Slides and Legato Techniques into Intricate Phrases

46<p>SHARES<p>Over the last few columns, I demonstrated a variety of ways that I like to incorporate legato articulation—finger slides, pull-offs and …

These are the 10 country guitar licks you need to learn first

<b>Whether you’re keen on the genre or not, country plays host to some of the greatest guitarists of all time, so getting a few of its classic licks</b> …

Lick of the Day: Descending Pentatonic Phrase with Mark Tremonti

0<p>SHARES<p>Today's lick features Mark Tremonti of Creed and Alter Bridge tackling a fast, descending pentatonic phrase that takes a Shawn Lane-inspired …

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 …

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 …

Learn to Play: Buddy Guy Riffs with Jeff Massey

Buddy Guy is one of the last true blues legends alive. Now in his 80s, Guy still records and tours, performing shows that are known to run up to …

How to Use Triads - Mar. '18 Ex. 1

On PremierGuitar.com, "Sponsored Content" refers to articles, videos, or audio recordings that are produced or curated by an advertiser but that</i> …

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 …

The MC5’s Wayne Kramer Demonstrates the Correct & Official Way to Play “Kick Out the Jams” on the Guitar

If you're an aspiring guitar player, you're in luck. In the age of YouTube, there's no shortage of talented YouTubers who will teach you how to play …

What Bohlinger Plays: The Best Turnaround Ever

How to play a deceptively simple—and impressive—turnaround that uses hybrid picking.

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 …

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 Play Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing" Intro

902<p>SHARES<p>In this video, guitarist and instructor Andy Aledort shows you how to play the intro to the Jimi Hendrix Experience classic, "Little …

Guitar

Do Your Solos Sound the Same? 6 Killer Licks to Break You Out

6 Killer Licks to Break You Out – The Lick Loft<p>Do your solos sound the same? Sometimes you can get stuck in a rut with your playing and end up using …

How to Play AC/DC's "Hell's Bells"

In this classic lesson, learn how to play one of AC/DC's most iconic tracks.<p>931<p>SHARES<p>In this classic GW lesson, you can learn how to play "Hell's …

10 Easy Licks Every Guitarist Should Know

4.7K<p>SHARES<p>Having some trouble getting your soloing off the ground? This video may be able to help you out.<p>In this lesson from Darrel Braun—the man …

Guitar

Secrets of Shred with Sammy Boller: Speed Pentatonic Scales

736<p>SHARES<p>In this lesson, I’ll be demonstrating my favorite way to rearrange the pentatonic scale into a two string-speed pattern.<p>This trick allows …

The Intriguingly Exotic Sound of the C Lydian Hexatonic Scale

430<p>SHARES<p>In two older String Theory columns (March and April 2015 issues), I introduced a pair of hexatonic (six-note) scales that are comprised of …

WA's Encyclopedia of Alternate Guitar Tunings

WA's Encyclopedia of Alternate Guitar Tunings<p>© Warren Allen, 30 Dec 1997. Last edited 22 Sept 2011.<p>Many, but not all, of the following are 'open' …

Understanding Inversion For Beginners [Lessons]

<b>The Guide To</b>: To fully understand what a chord inversion is we must first understand how a chord is formed. Chords can be classified into 3 main …

A Simple, Efficient Blues Picking Drill

356<p>SHARES<p>Texas Blues Alley—the author of favorites such as "How to Play Stevie Ray Vaughan's Multi-String 'Texas Flood' Bends," "How to Use Open …

How to Play—and Use—Blues Double-Stops

357<p>SHARES<p>In this new video, Sean Daniel and Ian Stich take on double-stops, which are prevalent in blues soloing. As Ian explains, it involves …

Guitar

10 Things You Gotta Do to Play Like T-Bone Walker

A few ways to infuse some T-Bone mojo into your style.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>Born May 28, 1910 in Linden, Texas, T-Bone Walker became proficient enough on banjo (his …