Mark Basham

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Fatten Up Your Blues Licks with Double-Stops

A trend popularized by Eric Clapton in the Sixties and continued by Stevie Ray Vaughan in the Eighties was the slashing, searing, single-note line. …

Electric Guitar

Dexterity Exercises - Solution for Sloppy Guitar Players | Guitar Lesson

Here's a lesson that does more than just show you a few dexterity exercises. This post is going to teach you the THREE elements that make a …

Electric Guitar

12 Reasons Why You Should Visit Mexico City at Least Once in Your Lifetime

Mexico City was thrust further into the international limelight last year, when it was named the top global destination to visit and saw a throng of …

Mexico

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

Hoofing It: 20 Best Hiking Boots For Men

Hands-down the most important piece of gear to own in order to start hiking is a good pair of boots. Not only do they keep your feet safe from the …

Shoes

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

The 10 best high-end acoustic guitars: the best guitars for experts and pro players

<b>For professional live and studio players, here are the very best of the high-end, the guitars that are reserved for those who have north of $/£1,000</b> …

Acoustic 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

23 Foods the World's Healthiest People Eat Every Day

Defy your age by filling up on these longevity-boosting foods.<p>We’ve all marveled at those ridiculously amazing people who can still do back flips at age 90. Well, physician Steve Bowers, DO, and his wife Elizabeth Shimer Bowers went a step farther. They wanted to know what incredibly healthy people …

Nutrition

Learn 10 cunning chords that will fill out your guitar sound

<b>Adding a few choice notes to the basic major, minor and powerchords you already know adds flavour and can help fill out your sound.</b><p>Here are 10 tasty …

Electric Guitar

8 Friendly & Protective Dog Breeds Who’ll Stand By Your Side No Matter What

They call them man's best friend for a reason — a good dog will love you unconditionally, while also having your back, even when the enemy in …

Pets

Sail your worries away on this solar-powered floating tiny home

For those wanting to sail away from the stresses of daily life, this solar-powered tiny house boat is the perfect off-grid escape. Built by …

Solar Panels

Four Ways to Practice Drop 2 Chords Through the Cycle of 4ths

Learning to play dominant 7th chords and Drop 2 chord voicings is essential in the development of any jazz guitarist.<p>While both of these concepts are …

Electric Guitar

Texas Shuffle Blues Solo Performance

<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

Mark Knopfler’s Fingerstyle Finesse

Who needs a pick? Explore the right-hand magic of one of the most influential guitarists from across the pond.

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 Buy an Amp: A Guide for the First-Time Buyer

When shopping for an amp, don’t take home the first one you plug into. Sure, that amp may feel really good to play, and you may love how it screams, …

These Are the Best Places in the World To Live on the Beach for a Bargain

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The Best Travel Clothes for Everything from a Weekend Getaway to a Week-Long Business Trip

Now that summer is upon us, a summer getaway is the next logical step. Unlike the weekend at the beach, where you’ll need little more than a …

The 6 Sneaker Styles Every Man Should Own

The best men's sneakers for every scenario, from the all-white tennis sneaker to the functional running shoe, you won't go wrong with these 6 …

How Arpeggios Can Improve Your Alternate Picking

Very few people use alternate picking to play arpeggios unless the tempo is very slow. That’s what sweep picking is for, right?<p>But what if we’re …

Which Tuning Standard Sounds Better: 432Hz or 440Hz?

265<p>SHARES<p>In modern music, 440Hz has been established as the tuning standard. The pitch is that of A above middle C, and it provides a measure by …

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 …

Modernize Your Jazz Blues Chords

2<p>SHARES<p>Comping over a jazz blues chord progression is something every jazz guitarist needs to be able to do in order to function in a jam or gig …

Jazz Blues Chord Progressions & Substitutions

This chord lesson is all about the blues. You all know the chord progression for a typical blues, but there are so many variations that it’s hard to …

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 …

Learning the David Gilmour Bend

598<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 …

10 Mosquito Repelling Plants to Keep You Safe this Summer

Did you know that only the female mosquito bites? Let that sink in for a second. As much as we all get eaten alive each summer by pesky mosquito …