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20 Classic Telecaster Guitar Riffs in One Take

In this fantastic new video from our friends over at Reverb, guitarist Joe Shadid takes on 20 of the greatest Telecaster riffs of all time—in one …

Guitar

Master Son House's influential blues playing with these 5 killer guitar licks

<b>Get to the heart of traditional acoustic blues with this slide tutorial, including five examples in the style of the legendary Son House.</b><p>Born in …

Guitar

Rip Up the Fretboard with Three-Note-Per-String Pentatonics

As guitar players' tastes and abilities evolve, and they begin to gravitate toward an appreciation for, and desire to learn, more technically …

Electric Guitar

Make Your Blues Solos Awesome Using Dominant Seven Chords

Many blues songs are built around major-key chord progressions based on dominant seven chords. A dominant seven chord has a root note (1), a major …

Electric Guitar

How to Play Danny Cedrone's Blazing "Rock Around the Clock" Guitar Solo

Guitarist Danny Cedrone was born on June 20, 1920. Whether you realize it or not, you're familiar with his work.<p>Even in these post-Van Halen, …

Guitar

Songwriting Tips—Pairing Chords with Walking-Down Bass Lines

There’s something inherently appealing about a chord progression built around a bass line that “walks down” the major scale. In the previous lesson, …

Electric Guitar

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

Line 6 Debuts New SR250 Guitar

Line 6 has debuted its new SR250 guitar, the latest addition to its Shuriken Variax range.<p>As opposed to the SR270’s 27” baritone scale, the SR250 …

Guitar

The History of Rock Musically Told in 100 Guitar Riffs and 100 Bass Riffs

Rare exceptions may only underline the rule: a good rock riff should be simple, primal—two, three, <i>maybe</i> four notes. What makes a riff so distinctive …

Guitar

Improve your finger dexterity with this 20-minute guitar workout

<b>Developing your fretting skills is part of a bigger picture of simultaneously improving your picking technique. As you gain better coordination</b> …

Electric Guitar

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

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

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

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

How to Play Rapid-Fire Hard Rock Licks in the Styles of Five Eighties Shred Gods

This month we’ll look at fast-and-furious repetition licks in the styles of five Eighties rock guitar shred gods.<p>Using these kinds of licks during at …

Electric Guitar

Journey to the Core of Zakk Wylde’s Pentatonic Shred

With the release of Ozzy Osbourne’s <i>No Rest for the Wicked</i> in 1988, a sound was unleashed on the world that changed the lexicon of rock guitar and …

Guitar Essentials: Soloing Strategies for Rock and Blues

We’ve all been there: watching in awe as a lead guitarist’s fingers fly across the fretboard, wrenching out notes we didn’t even know existed. And …

A Trainer Says These Are the 8 Best Exercises For Fat Loss

Whether your goal is to lose fat or you want to strengthen your muscles, you might think you need to do different exercises to achieve each. Personal trainer Rob Allen posted this photo to his Instagram account to show that whatever your goal, "Whether you want to lose fat or gain muscle, strength …

Workouts

Crosspicking on the Guitar

• Art Center<br>• Music<br>• Guitar<br>• Crosspicking on the Guitar<p>One technique related to how guitarists alternate pick is called <i>crosspicking.</i> No, it doesn’t involve …

Warriors' Stephen Curry On How To Build Mental Resilience

Things on Saturday night didn’t look too good for guard Stephen Curry and the rest of the Golden State Warriors. They were down 39-22 after one quarter to the Houston Rockets in a must-win Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals. The Warriors had lost their two previous games to the Rockets to fall …

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 …

Learn 5 classic T-Bone Walker-style guitar licks

<b>As one of the first guitarists to play blues on the electric guitar, the great T-Bone Walker would influence legends such as BB King, Chuck Berry,</b> …

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.

Learn John Scofield's "House of the Rising Sun" Solo

0<p>SHARES<p><b>JOHN SCOFIELD’S COVER OF THE</b> classic “House of the Rising Sun” is a great example of how to create a harmonically rich jazz solo over a simple …

10 guitar gurus who hit all the right notes

Close<p>1 of 10<p><b>The Edge</b><p><i>U2</i><p>The Edge finds beauty in simplicity. Where others go for technical feats or how fast they can shred, The Edge builds riffs on …

More on Developing Proper Sweep Picking Technique

74<p>SHARES<p>Sweep picking is an incredibly useful and exciting technique that allows guitarists to perform arpeggios in a flashy, keyboard-like manner.<p>It …

Develop your funk rhythm guitar grooves with these classic chord vamps

<b>Early funk is often associated with the Godfather Of Soul James Brown, who helped pioneer this style of dance music in the late 60s and early 70s.</b> …

Essential Listening: 10 Stellar Headphone Albums

0<p>SHARES<p>What, exactly, is a headphone album? Well, the definition changes depending on who you are.<p>For audiophiles, a headphone album is a work that …

10 Gorgeous Non-Open-String Chords

128<p>SHARES<p>A few weeks back, David Walliman shared his top 10 favorite open-string chords that can be moved on the fretboard.<p>In this new video, he …