Nathan Hyer

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Improve Your Riffs with Rhythm Guitar Fills

The term "fill" is usually associated with drummers to describe a short break from a regular groove, or a "mini solo" that's usually used to signal …

Guitar

Stoppin’ on a Dime: Using Double- and Triple-Stops to Enhance Your Grooves

Get on the good foot with a handful of soulful, gospel-inspired riffs from Snarky Puppy’s guitarist.

Electric Guitar

Pentatonic Power: Five Ways to Get the Most From Five Notes

Greetings, and welcome to the School of Pentatonic. Such luminaries as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Kirk Hammett, Eric Clapton, …

Electric Guitar

These Seven Essential Capo Concepts Will Spice Up Your Fretwork

The word <i>capo</i> is short for <i>capotasto</i>, which means <i>principal fret</i> in Italian.<p>A capo is used to shorten the vibrating length of a guitar’s strings. When …

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

Use Chord Partials — And Do More with Less!

The term “chord partials” is a broad umbrella under which you’ll find items like harmonic intervals, shells, double-stops and triple-stops. Many of …

Electric Guitar

The Ultimate Chord Challenge: Can You Play These Progressions?

Darrell Braun recently presented a video where he demonstrated 10 of his hardest-to-play chord voicings, all of which stretch over four or five …

Electric Guitar

Guitar Essentials: Around the World in Seven Scales

Musicians often fall into ruts when relying exclusively on Western scales and sounds.<p>But there’s a great big world out there, full of music from …

Electric Guitar

Guitar Essentials: Barn-Burning Bluegrass Licks

Get ready for some fast, hot picking, because we’re about to take a crash course in bluegrass guitar.<p>Be forewarned, though: this is no sit­ …

Electric Guitar

Three Hot Country Guitar Licks for Rockers

We’ve talked here before about country licks—about how they’ve been used by rock guitarists like Jimmy Page, David Gilmour and Steve Howe, and the …

Guitar

Slide Strategies of the Masters

In more than five decades of publishing, <i>Guitar Player</i> has covered a lot of slide players, as well as dedicated a smattering of issues as slide-guitar …

Guitar

SRV & Mayer Sweeping Rake Technique

<b>The Woodshed</b> is where you'll become a better blues guitarist.<p>We've got an entire catalog of <b>video courses</b> and <b>free lessons</b> for guitar slingers like you.<p>…

Guitar

Tech Tips: Rethinking Chord Progressions

Although there are many ways to trigger a song idea, sometimes a chord progression does the trick. But it’s not always easy to get out of “chord …

Electric Guitar

Guitar Fills: What to Play When Your Singer Shuts Up

A guitar solo may be the big moment in a song when you get to cut loose, but there are plenty of opportunities to support a song melodically …

Guitar

Easy Arpeggios Every Guitarist Should Know

Darrell Braun, one of our favorite-ish YouTube bloggers, usually compares different makes and models of guitars in his videos. Once in a while he …

Guitar

5 guitar tricks you can learn from John Mayer

<b>Everybody’s talking about John Mayer at the moment, with the long-anticipated release of his signature guitar, the</b> <b>PRS Silver Sky</b><b>, so it seems timely</b> …

Electric Guitar

Tips on Building Your Pedalboard

So, you’ve got the chops, you’ve figured out the scales, you even have the gear to back up your skills. But if you’re going to hit the road, play the …

Guitar

The No-Nonsense Guide to Music Theory, Scales and More!

Today’s lesson comes from my new e-book ‘No-Nonsense Guide to Music Theory, Scales and More!‘. The importance of learning different chords as a bass …

Electric Guitar

A Guide to Acoustic Amps

Choosing the right amplifier for your acoustic guitar can be a challenging proposition, especially since so many of them offer a forest of controls, …

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?," …

Four Easy Ways to Fire-Up Common Chord Shapes

If open chord shapes strike you as bland and boring, take heart. In this quick lesson we’ll show you four ways to get more mileage out of them as …

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 …

40 Ways to Play a 'C' Chord

0<p>SHARES<p>“What would Jimi do?" It's a question I've asked myself countless times over the last four decades, particularly when faced with creating …

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 …

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 …

The Top 30 12-String Guitar Songs of All Time

364<p>SHARES<p>When considering the choices for this list, we realized it wasn't as easy a task as we initially thought.<p>What makes for a great 12-string …

Vegetables That You Can Regrow Again And Again

No time or space for your own vegetable garden? No worries! You can still enjoy growing vegetables at home. There are some vegetables that you can …

Rhythm Workshop: Sliding Sixths

33<p>SHARES<p><b>ANOTHER SUITABLE-FOR-SLIDING</b> interval that turns up in tons of Hendrix tunes (and many others) is the mighty sixth. These inverted thirds …

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 …