Tim Thomson

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8 essential blues guitar lead tricks

Introduction<p>Each of these easy lead guitar techniques has been distilled from the styles of many of the most important blues artists such as Stevie …

The Guitarist’s Guide to Counterpoint

The concept of playing two melodies simultaneously has been around for centuries. Such modern masters as Ted Greene, Jerry Reed, and Jimmy Wyble have …

The 25 Best Guitar and Music Apps

35<p>SHARES<p>Nowadays you can find almost anything on your phone. There are apps that will teach you how to play guitar, record songs, simulate amps and …

Top Eight Chord Progressions of All Time

I’ve covered a lot of incredible chord progressions over the years. And I wanted to pick through them to find the tricks they used. And how those …

Guitar Essentials: Learn Chords in Every Key—All Over the Neck

0<p>SHARES<p>Most guitarists start out learning how to play open-position chords, like the major chords E, A, D, G, C and F, and Em, Am and Dm. But as they …

Les Paul vs Stratocaster vs Telecaster: The Ultimate Electric Guitar Comparison

1<p>SHARES<p>Gibson Les Pauls and Fender Strats and Teles are among the most popular guitar models of all time. Some players own a version (or two) of all …

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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Guitar Giant Albert King

4<p>SHARES<p>Albert King was a giant among bluesmen, and not only for his immense talents on the guitar. A 250-pound giant of considerable bulk, King stood …

Blues guitar great Lonnie Mack dies aged 74

<b>Blues guitar icon Lonnie Mack - an influence on the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Beck and Duane Allman, and pioneer of the electric guitar solo</b> …

A Guide to Basic Jazz-Blues Changes

2<p>SHARES<p>In this lesson I’d like to introduce, for those who aren’t already acquainted with it, the basic jazz-blues chord progression in the …

14 songs people always ask guitarists to play

<b>The life of a guitarist is intrinsically linked to the happiness of others. Music, after all, is meant to be heard, and what's a musician without a</b> …

Acoustic Guitar Lesson - "Wild World" By Cat Stevens

Guitar Lessons

Scarborough Fair - Simon & Garfunkel - Acoustic Guitar Lesson

Guitar Lessons

How to Play Summertime on the Guitar - Doc Watson, George Gershwin Beginner Lesson

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Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson - Harry Nilsson Acoustic "Everybody's Talkin"

Guitar Lessons

Video Lesson: Learn to Play Robert Johnson-Inspired, A-Major Based Blues

Hugh O'ConnorApril 14, 2016<p>It’s amazing that Robert Johnson is the most well-known figure in the history of the blues. He recorded only 29 songs from …

How to Build a Cigar Box Guitar Amp

312<p>SHARES<p>Built yourself a cigar box guitar, eh? Chances are, you'll want to plug it in and annoy your neighbors. So let's build a cigar box amp!<p>There …

See Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmie Vaughan in the Studio Together

2<p>SHARES<p>Shortly before Stevie Ray Vaughan's tragic death in August 1990, he and his big brother, Jimmie Vaughan, recorded <i>Family Style</i>, their first …

Zakk Wylde's Acoustic Chicken Pickin' Lick Lesson

0<p>SHARES<p>Black Label Society frontman, former Ozzy Osbourne shredder and current <i>Guitar World</i> cover star Zakk Wylde recently visited <i>Guitar World</i> HQ to …

Jimmy Page on Band Chemistry, Future Plans and "Stairway to Heaven"

<b>No discussion about the greatest guitar players in rock —or popular music, for that matter—history ever takes place without Jimmy Page’s name at or</b> …

25 blues-rock guitar licks you need to know

Introduction<p>The truth for any musician is that it’s important to have a grasp on the history and evolution of a musical style, and how the various …

T Bone Walker: blues giant and musical innovator

T-Bone Walker, who died on March 16, 1975, may be forgotten by the wider public, but he remains one of the most innovative and influential musicians of the 20th century.<p>He was the first person to play blues on an electric guitar and led the way for <b>the late blues maestro BB King</b>, who said: “When I …

Hail the King: Muddy Waters rules the Copenhagen Jazz Festival, 1968

In his later years, when Muddy Waters started making the money he was long overdue, he’d call up his friend John Lee Hooker and the pair would …

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Forgotten Guitar: John Lee Hooker and Ry Cooder Perform Live in 1992

8<p>SHARES<p>John Lee Hooker's 1989 album, <i>The Healer,</i> finally gave the great bluesman the well-deserved commercial success that allowed him to live out his …

Guitar Anatomy: Four Fundamental Movements Every Guitarist Should Know

344<p>SHARES<p>If you've ever tried to describe your guitar technique to other players, you've no doubt experienced the challenge of capturing its …

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See George Harrison’s Famed Rosewood Telecaster Examined and Replicated

0<p>SHARES<p>George Harrison’s Rosewood Telecaster is one of his most famous Beatles-era guitars. Featuring a body and neck made entirely of rosewood, the …

Ry Cooder: 15 essential songs

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10 Simple Steps to the Perfect Guitar Practice Routine

<i>Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced guitarist, you know the key to progress is practice! While there are several ways you can trick yourself</i> …

Forgotten Guitar: A Close-up Look at Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Number One” Strat

30<p>SHARES<p>In November 2003, Fender announced that 100 Stevie Ray Vaughan “Number One” replica Strats would be made by its Custom Shop (all by John …

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Guitar Essentials: Here's How to Improve Your Strumming Technique

0<p>SHARES<p>Not every guitarist has great rhythm or a sense of how to develop strong rhythms when strumming their guitar. Simply working to a metronome …