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How to Use Triads

These three-note chords are the most underrated tools in your guitar-playing kit. Here’s why.

Electric Guitar

Angus Young Plays AC/DC's "High Voltage" on Acoustic Guitar

Below, check out a very interesting clip of AC/DC's Angus Young—sitting with a well-worn acoustic guitar—as he discusses the roots of the band's 1976 …

The Envelope, Please!

It’s awards season, so we hand out some totally fictitious ones to honor some of the most deserving scales, techniques, and discoveries over the last …

Electric Guitar

5 guitar tricks you can learn from Jimmy Page

<b>The idea behind this feature is that I will have a look at either an artist or a concept and then try to offer a few insights via some cherry-picked</b> …

How to Play Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing" Intro

In this video, guitarist and instructor Andy Aledort shows you how to play the intro to the Jimi Hendrix Experience classic, "Little Wing."<p>The video …

How to Fingerpick Like Chet Atkins

I’d like to kick things off with a look at my approach to the song, “El Vaquero,” written by the great Chet Atkins and Wayne Moss, which I recorded …

Spread Triads: Making the Guitar Sound Beautiful

This week, it's all about making the guitar sound as beautiful as possible. For me, the masters of this are Eric Johnson and Tim Miller (who was my …

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> …

Five Pop Songs with Awesome Riffs (and How to Play Them)

When you think of great guitar riffs, pop music isn't usually what comes to mind.<p>In his newest lesson video though, guitar instructor Robert Baker …

Video Lesson: How to Play Like Son House

Bill EvansJanuary 16, 2018<p>From the March 2018 issue of <i>Acoustic Guitar</i> | BY PETE MADSEN<p>Eddie James “Son” House (1902–1988) played and sang the blues …

Ditch the Pick: Exploring the Tone in Your Hands

Don’t be afraid to embrace the freedom of playing fingerstyle—and the myriad tones that it produces.

Electric Guitar

Melodic Minor Modes Made Easy

When learning how to play jazz, and other improvisational genres of music, learning how to play the seven modes of melodic minor is an essential …

Kick Out the Jams: Two Chords and the Truth

Even if the harmony is boring, you can still play exciting guitar.

The Top 10 Slow Guitar Solos

Remember those old Bugs Bunny cartoons where a pompous Bugs would race a tortoise—and lose?<p>The moral of the story: slow and steady wins the race. The …

Unraveling the Mysteries of Chicago and Texas Blues Shuffles, Part 1

There may be no more an enduring sound that has spanned the long, diverse history of popular music than the blues shuffle.<p>Born from the boogie-woogie …

Guitar

5 Types of Power Chords to Enhance Your Playing

If you’re a guitarist of the rock, metal, punk or even blues persuasion, one of the first things you learned was probably a power chord or two. …

How to Use Various Major-Pentatonic Shapes for Soloing

Most guitarists will agree that the study of scales is an endeavor that will reap many benefits.<p>Along with helping one to learn the “map” of the …

Five Must-Know ii-V-I Chord Subs

As jazzers know, learning how to play various chord substitutions is an important part of understanding and applying the jazz language to your …

Electric Guitar

Improve your blues with these 6 pentatonic lead guitar ideas

<b>Make blues soloing easier with the minor and major pentatonic scales. Just add extra notes to the scales you already know!</b><p>The minor and major …

What You Need to Know About Intervals

<i>Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. — Maya Angelou</i><p>Intervals are simple, useful and …

Electric Guitar

Lesson: Expanding Your Harmonic Palette

Bill EvansDecember 14, 2017<p><b>From the February 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY JIM JOSSELYN</b><p><b>THE PROBLEM</b><p>You know the basic open chords but want to …

Acoustic Guitar

Creating Guitar Melodies Between Vocal Lines

Fills, those brief instrumental runs that occupy the spaces between vocal lines, no doubt have their origin in the call-and-response vocal tradition …

Guitar

Four Handy Guitar Pedal Hacks

If you own guitar pedals—and of course you do—you’ve undoubtedly dealt with battery and power-supply issues, bad connections and leftover residue …

Hacking

How to Slide Your Way to Fretboard Fluidity

In this lesson, I'll lay out a few tools I use in crafting guitar melodies and solos to make the instrument feel more fluid.<p>The first exercise is a …

Guitar

Lesson: How to Play the Blues Like Charley Patton

Bill EvansDecember 12, 2017<p><b>From the February 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY PETE MADSEN</b><p>Not enough can be said about the influence of Charley …

Guitar

Learn John Lennon's Versatile Clawhammer Technique | TAB

In our August 2014 issue, folk singer Donovan revealed how, during their famous trip to India in 1968, he taught John Lennon and Paul McCartney “the …

Guitar

Getting into Shapes

We guitarists tend to learn chords by memorizing and recalling the physical shapes they form—little cells of dots that roam the fingerboard like …

Electric Guitar

Learn to Play the B.B. King "Dee-Dah" Lick

Chances are, one of the first B.B. King moves you ever copped (not to mention the months and even years you spent striving to achieve that …

Electric Guitar

How to Play Jazzy Jimi Hendrix Chords

As guitarists, many of us are fans of the late, great Jimi Hendrix, who has influenced players in all genres of music, including jazz.<p>While Hendrix …

Electric Guitar

Soloing Over Jazz-Blues Chord Changes

Over the past five issues (June through October 2016), I introduced the basic jazz-blues progression, with subtle variations, and demonstrated …

Electric Guitar