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How to Never Run Out of Licks Again

<b>PHOTO: Thibault Trillet |</b> <b>Pexels.com (cropped)</b><p>Learning other people's licks is great, not to mention essential, as pretty much everyone reading this …

The Top Five Reasons You Should Learn Music Theory

<b>PHOTO: Blondinrikard Fröberg | Flickr Creative Commons (cropped)</b><p>Guitarists have a lot of reasons to avoid learning music theory. They don’t like …

Electric Guitar

Be in the Moment: The Presence Control Explained

Learn All Seven Major Modes the Easy Way

When learning how to play the seven major modes on the guitar, most of us begin with the Ionian mode then move on to Dorian and progress up the …

8 Ways to Improve Your Improvisational Skills Right Now

Improvisation is a complex beast to tackle. You can't go about the process by just "making it up." If it seems to you like that's all Miles Davis is …

Lesson Time: Here's How to Learn Every Blues Song Ever in 8 Minutes

Electric Guitar

The Secret To High Speed Blues Guitar Lead Playing [Lessons]

<b>Music Styles</b>: Chop the licks into small pieces and learn them step by step.

Blues Music

An Extremely Modern Electric Guitar With a Strikingly Minimal Design and an Ethereal Full Sound

Gittler Instruments has created a beautiful line of electric guitars and bass guitars that are striking in their minimalistic design. Each instrument …

Learn Something: 5 Things You Should Start Doing to Greatly Improve Your Soloing Over Time

'These might not yield immediate results, but in the long run will pay off in dividends for your soloing.'

Guitar Essentials: String Bending in Blues Lead Guitar

<b>PHOTO: Cindy Moorhead</b><p>Justin of JustinGuitar offers a wealth of great lessons on his YouTube channel. Here’s one that we think is particularly …

Bass Prodigy Tal Wilkenfeld Gears Up Opening For The Who (INTERVIEW)

She is the girl with the magical fingers, who won over a legend and has been thrilling audiences ever since with her prowess on the bass. Although …

Guitar

Happy Birthday Jon Fishman: 10 Fish-Led Phish One-Timers

Today is the 51st birthday of Phish drummer <b>Jon Fishman</b>. In celebration of the affable vacuum-playing, dress-sporting percussionist’s special day, …

Grateful Dead's Fare Thee Well: Did Trey Anastasio Deliver?

Photo by Jay Blakesberg<p><b>June 28, Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California</b>—The controversy leading up to “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of …

Blues Boomerangs: 12 Classic Blues Turnarounds

Are your blues a little tired? Crave some fresh sounds?<p>Nothing rejuvenates a 12-bar groove faster than a fancy turnaround, and we’ve got a dozen of …

Electric Guitar

"Your Pick Is a Crutch": Joe Bonamassa's Essential Tips for Playing Without a Pick

Joe Bonamassa gives us an impromptu lesson in picking with your fingers rather than a plectrum.<p>Why play with your fingers, you ask?<p>“The pick is kind …

Bernie Williams & Gil Parris Shred at NAMM Party

Two Grammy nominees, New York Yankees legend <b>Bernie Williams</b> (2009, for <i>Moving Forward</i>) and <b>Gil Parris</b> (2001, for his version of "Pop Goes the Weasel" …

NAMM

Everything Is Awesome About This LEGO Guitar

Helloooo Legoland, are you ready to rock?! Youtuber, guitarist, and LEGO enthusiast Nicola Pavan put together this fully functional LEGO guitar. …

A Flame-Spewing Ukulele Inspired by the Guitar Played by Doof Warrior in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Make: Community Editor Caleb Kraft created a flame-spewing ukulele inspired by the flame-spitting guitar used by the Doof Warrior in <i>Mad Max: Fury …

Guy Shreds a Walmart Guitar and Sings the Blues

Watch Walmart rockstars, Clay Shelburn and Zac Stokes, play a bluesy rendition of <i>Pride and Joy</i> by Stevie Ray Vaughan on a toy guitar.<p>Channels: …

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 …

Joe Walsh Teaches the Duane Allman Slide Method

0<p>SHARES<p>A very cool beginning slide lesson from Joe Walsh, who learned the technique from Duane Allman himself.<p><b>Part One</b><p><b>Part Two</b>

Lead Guitar Techniques | The Back and Forth Pentatonic

I’ve been practicing these 3 note per string pentatonic scale patterns and I’m loving them.<p>They allow players to create unusual sounds and textures …

Electric Guitar

WATCH: New Jeff Beck DVD Coming This November

Just in time for the holidays comes a new Jeff Beck video, <i>Live in Tokyo</i>. Available from Eagle Rock Entertainment in both DVD and Blu-ray formats, <i>Live</i> …

Jeff Beck

Stairway to Heaven: the story of a song and its legacy

Glenn Hughes’s band Trapeze were playing at Mother’s in Birmingham one night in autumn 1971 when John Bonham came barrelling through the doors, pushing through the crowd, until he reached the stage. He climbed up, and without ceremony starting playing along with the group. After the show, instead …

Weekend Riff: How to play Derek & The Dominos 'Layla' (main guitar riff)

Exotic Scales: Infuse Exciting Sounds Into Your Solos

The exotic scales here offer an interesting alternative to the major, minor, blues, and pentatonic scales that most rock and pop guitarists use. At …

Seven Golden Ages For Harry Hood

Phish debuted “Harry Hood,” one of the greatest songs ever written about milk, on October 30, 1985 (at least according to known setlists). The Trey …

20 Chords Every Guitarist Should Know

Here are some chords every guitarist should know. Open Chords are played within the first few frets on the guitar and include notes on strings that …

How To Improve Any Guitar Lick | Tom Hess

[lollum_dropcap]T[/lollum_dropcap]om Hess is so cool man. He sits down with this dude and tweeks his metal guitar lick to the point of awesomeness. …