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Step outside the pentatonic box with these fresh blues guitar solo approaches

Every lead guitarist uses pentatonic scales - chances are that the first scale you ever learnt was the minor pentatonic. Like a comfortable pair of …

Electric Guitar

Steal These Five Blistering Zakk Wylde Licks

643<p>SHARES<p>If you happen to draw up a list of blazing fast pentatonic players, odds are, Zakk Wylde will be one of the guitarists on it. Wylde has …

Guitar

Using Monster Three-Notes-Per-String Pentatonic Patterns to Efficiently Traverse the Fretboard

When it comes to soloing using minor pentatonic patterns, most guitarists are well accustomed to using two-notes-per-string “box” positions.<p>I’d like …

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 …

Electric Guitar

The Running Test That Has Tormented Sport’s Biggest Stars Turns 50

Legends of Brazilian soccer, college basketball, and the NFL have been put through Dr. Kenneth Cooper’s 12-minute run.<p>We always did the 12-minute run on the third day of cross country practice, a sure sign the fun of summer had ended. My high school coach, Greg Wilson, would bring dozens of …

George W. Bush

Top 10 Essential Vintage Rockabilly Guitar Solos

This past January (during the 2017 Winter NAMM Show), I walked out of the Observatory—a concert venue in Santa Ana, California—and took an Uber to my …

Guitar

The Best Speed Workouts for Every Distance

“Don’t dream of winning. Train for it.” Mo Farah’s contribution to the canon of inspirational quotes may not win any awards for creativity, but the four-time Olympic gold medalist makes a solid point. Anyone can fantasize about athletic success. Doing what it takes to make success a reality, …

Marathons

5 Fast Minor Blues Licks That Make You Sound More Advanced (With Tabs) | Guitar Lesson

The blues scale, a simple six note scale that is incredible expressive. On this lesson I will teach you five licks extracted from the minor blues …

Guitar Lessons

Cool Sounding Metal Guitar Rhythm Variations [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Techniques</b>: Summary: Create cool sounding metal rhythm guitar riffs using open strings combined with different types of power chords.

Guitar

13 Grilled Vegetarian Mains for Your Next Cookout

We have no shortage of recipes for grilled vegetables, but they tend to be side dishes. While grilled asparagus with aioli and <i>elotes</i> are guaranteed crowd-pleasers, they don't make much of a meal on their own. Vegetarians shouldn't have to be stuck with sides at every cookout, because there are …

Cooking

5 Filling and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Feeling <i>meh</i> about your usual a.m. meal? We get it. Mornings can be hectic, and it’s a lot easier to hit repeat and grab a cereal bar rather than take …

Nutrition

​​5 Burpee Variations Runners Can Use to Get Faster

​Turbo-charge your running routine with these creative, next-level burpee variations.<p>You’ll be hard-pressed to find a single exercise that’s more efficient than the burpee.<p>In one (very sweaty) move, it simultaneously strengthens your body, kicks your cardio into high gear, and boosts your ability …

Workouts

7 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Scrambled Eggs

Achieve total fluffy perfection by following these easy cooking tips.<p>Eggs, of course, are one of the Best Foods for Runners. And like spaghetti and PB&J, scrambled eggs are one of those incredibly simple dishes that everyone knows how to make...right?<p>Nope. Turns out almost everyone is doing it …

Breakfast

Gallop Rhythms for Heavy Metal Guitar, Part 2

In part one of this lesson, you learned how to play the basic and reverse gallop rhythms. Once you can play these two patterns at a variety of …

Electric Guitar

Pan-Seared Tuna with Avocado, Soy, Ginger, and Lime

Food

Guitar basics: how to solo over a 12-bar blues chord progression

<b>Whether you’re a seasoned improviser or a jam-session novice, you can always refresh those 12-bar blues licks. We get jamming over the staple</b> …

Electric Guitar

The Noodle Salads We're Bringing to Every Summer Party

These pasta salad recipes are so good, you'll forget to miss the mayo.<p>Whenever I see a pasta salad at a summer potluck or barbecue, I want it to be <i>so good,</i> but it never is. Often, those fusilli-or-cavatappi numbers are mayonnaise-y and heavy with with weird bits of carrot and bell pepper. For our …

Cooking

WATCH: Running Across the Great Burn Wilderness

Exploring one of the largest unprotected wilderness areas in the country.<p>Administrator May 18th, 2017<p><i>Shaped by Fire</i> was the collective dream of Nick …

Hiking

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> …

Guitar Cheats: Three Ways to Solo Like a Pro

Today we present "Three Ways to Solo Like a Pro," part 3 of Darrell Braun's popular "guitar cheats" series of lessons. By the way, if you missed …

Guitar

Peanut butter banana cookies

Fuel your snack time with all natural goodness and give these delicious peanut butter and banana bites a try. We can guarantee you’ll want to tuck …

How to plug your guitar into your iPhone and rock out

Short of learning air guitar, hooking a guitar up to your iPhone is just about the easiest way to get started playing music. But it’s not just for practice, or goofing around at home. You can record and edit serious music with an iOS device, and even produce whole records.<p>But we’re already getting …

Music Production

Guitar basics: getting started with lead playing

<b>“Okay, lead guitar. I know what that is. It’s when you play solos instead of chords and rhythm. Am I right?”</b><p>That’s right. There’s a lot to learn …

Electric Guitar

Guitar basics: learn thousands of songs with the three-chord trick

The oldest trick in the book<p><b>You’ve probably heard jokes about acts such as Status Quo or Chuck Berry writing songs with three chords. Well, it’s no</b> …

Twang 101: Travis Picking Essentials

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Beginner <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Understand the basic elements of Travis picking.<br>• Develop several alternating bass patterns.<br>• …

Electric Guitar

Deep Blues: Double-Stoppin’ Jive

Learn how to turn your riffs and solos from blasé to burning with a few well-placed double-stop licks.

Electric Guitar

54 Easy Guitar Solos with Complete Tabs

In many respects, the music world has moved away from complex and fast lead guitar solos. And that's not entirely a bad thing.<p>Because guitar solos …

Guitar

Play Like Jimi: How to Put Licks In-Between Chords | 10 Examples with TAB

One of the hallmarks of Jimi Hendrix’s style was his technique of playing licks in-between chords. Many of his songs—from “The Wind Cries Mary” to …

Guitar

Constructing Solo Phrases in the Style of Jimi Hendrix — Video

All things that are truly great only become greater with the passing of time, an attribute that can certainly be applied to the incredible music of …

Guitar