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30-day guitar challenge, day 1: Use chords and arpeggios to improve your solos

<i>The 30-day guitar challenge culminates on</i> <i>World Guitar Day 2018</i><i>, a massive 24-hour online celebration of the guitar on 29 September.</i><p><b>30-day guitar</b> …

Electric Guitar

Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (June 2018)

Clear your schedule this evening, because it is once again time to check out the top 10 bass videos of the month. Here are the No Treble reader …

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 …

Using Chromatic Passing Tones to Add Color to Your Solos

I am often asked how I incorporate chromatic notes into my solos and how I approach playing “outside” the given key center of a song.<p>If you have ever …

Electric 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 …

Ear Prog teaches you to recognise chord progressions and unlock your ‘musical superpowers’

<b>Leverkuhn Apps thinks that knowing and being able to identify chord progressions is a “musical superpower” that can help your songwriting,</b> …

DNA of Tone: A Guide to the Basic Building Blocks Behind Jazz, Blues, Metal and Classic Rock Guitar Sounds

Creative individuals tend to view the term “formula” as a dirty word, but most styles of music have specific parameters and characteristics that …

Learn a Solo-Guitar Arrangement of “Silent Night”

S LJanuary 23, 2013<p>A perennial holiday favorite, “Silent Night” was first performed in 1818 on Christmas Eve in a small church in Austria. At the …

Christmas Eve

Lydian Mode Guitar Secrets I Wish I Knew Years Ago [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Scales And Modes</b>: In this lesson I discuss all the Lydian Mode Guitar secrets I wish I knew Years Ago.

How to Use Triads in a Guitar Solo

What are you supposed to do when you play lead and solo? If you’ve never soloed or played lead, you might now know where to start.<p>Sean Daniel has …

Guitar Solos

VegaTrem may have just reinvented the floating tremolo

<b>We see a ton of Kickstarter campaigns for wacky ideas here at MusicRadar, but few have impressed us quite so much as the first product from VegaTrem:</b> …

Nail better barre chords in 20 minutes with this easy guitar lesson

<b>Move away from the comfort of open chords and find creative freedom by learning how to play all over the fretboard with our guide to nailing</b> …

Learn to Play: Dweezil Zappa on Varying Pentatonic Riffs

Late last year, we had the opportunity to catch up with Dweezil Zappa during the soundcheck before his Chicago show. He talked with us about his …

Guitar

Video Lesson: Learn Basic Bossa Nova Patterns, Inside and Out

Bill EvansSeptember 9, 2017<p>From the November 2017 issue of <i>Acoustic Guitar</i> | BY DANIEL WARD<p>In the 1950s and ’60s, Brazilian musicians like Antônio …

Robbie Robertson on The Last Waltz, gear secrets and that bronze Fender Strat

Introduction<p>A terse but soulful player, Robbie favoured Teles throughout his early career, but later found his ideal match in a ’54 Strat and a Tweed …

TabBank lets you generate instant guitar tabs

In the days before electronic music, musicians used to have to play things called “guitars.” There are very few players left among us with the skills necessary to play this seemingly lost instrument but programmer Chris Ladd hopes to resurrect the so-called “git-fiddle” with modern technology.<p>Ladd, …

In Praise of the Humble, Underrated Boss Blues Driver

More than 20 years on, the Boss BD–2 Blues Driver has become a staple for players across genres. In its time, it has inspired pedal tinkerers, …

Fender set to replace rosewood fretboards on Mexican-made and American Elite guitars and basses

<b>On 2 January this year, the CITES law came into force, putting restrictions on how rosewood is traded across international borders - we're now seeing</b> …

Class up your guitar solos with these 15 vintage blues licks

<b>The goal of this feature is to get you sounding more authentic in the vintage blues style. There are 15 examples to study and they have been split</b> …

44 Blues Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson

I heard this years ago on a Little Feat album (great version, too!) and the minute I did I thought to myself "One day I'll come up with a fingerstyle …

Fingerstyle Guitar

Is This the Mother of All Finger Exercises?

PHOTO: Edwin van Buuringen | Flickr Creative Commons (cropped) Finger independence and hand synchronization are essential skills for guitarists to …

12 quick and dirty music theory tips

<b>If you want to take your 'untrained' compositions to the next level, the easiest way to do it is by developing a basic knowledge of music theory.</b><p>If …

Five Online Guitarists You Should Be Following Right Now

Social media and YouTube have been excellent platforms for bedroom guitarists to showcase talents that might've been confined to four walls just a …

How to Play Like DADGAD Pioneer Davey Graham

A key figure of the early Sixties British folk revival, Davey Graham (1940–2008) was a unique steel-string–wielding hybrid; Celtic music, jazz, blues …

Acoustic Soundboard: Impactful New Regulations for Tonewoods

<b>This 10-year-old Santa Cruz FS features East Indian rosewood for the binding and rosette, and cocobolo for the back and sides. Both woods are now on</b> …

Regulation

How a 1930s jazz guitarist inspired heavy metal

Jazz lovers know that gypsy guitar virtuoso Django Reinhardt was one of the genre’s stars during the ’30s and ’40s — a fact that will be celebrated …

Guitar

Get The Adobe Digital Photography Training Bundle For Just $29, Save 98%

We still have a great deal on the Adobe Digital Photography Training Bundle in the Geeky Gadgets Deals store, it is available for just $29.<p>The Adobe …

Three Incredible Guitarists Play Dire Straits' 'Sultans of Swing'

Simply put, this professionally shot video—which was posted to YouTube about three years ago—shows three guitar masters at work.<p>It's an …

Guitar Players Who Suck

We all know this guy. He’s the one who always has a snarky criticism of your tone, a negative opinion of the guitar player on stage at the local club …

Guitar Neck Theory Understanding How The Notes on the Neck Work

Guitar Neck Theory Understanding How The Notes on the Neck Work<p>Updated on April 21, 2016<p>ABCDEFG: The Natural Notes<p>The Easiest & Quickest Way To …