Tom Clingan

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Guitar Fills: What to Play When Your Singer Shuts Up

A guitar solo may be the big moment in a song when you get to cut loose, but there are plenty of opportunities to support a song melodically …

Guitar

25 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2018 So Far

25<p>By , , , , , ,<p>Dierks Bentley, 'The Mountain'<p>"When you live in your rearview you just crash," sings Dierks Bentley on "Travelin' Light," a …

Country Music

Easy Arpeggios Every Guitarist Should Know

0<p>SHARES<p>Darrell Braun, one of our favorite-ish YouTube bloggers, usually compares different makes and models of guitars in his videos. Once in a while …

Guitar

Talkin' Blues: The Brilliance of Jimi Hendrix's Rhythm Guitar Playing

0<p>SHARES<p>When Jimi Hendrix first exploded onto the scene, much attention was riveted on his radical reinvention of guitar-soloing vocabulary, technique …

Guitar

How to Master the Pentatonic Scale on the Entire Fretboard

9<p>SHARES<p>Guitar instructor Paul Davids—the man behind GW favorites "Are We All Tuning Our Guitars Wrong?" and "Is This the Mother of All Finger …

Electric Guitar

15 Easy Meals You Can Whip Up With A Can Of Black Beans

It's one of the most versatile grocery store items.

Cooking

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.

Fingerpicking: Let Your Fingers Do the Talking

0<p>SHARES<p>The hands of a beginning guitarist are like a couple learning to dance, with one member of the team always straying ahead of the other.<p>Every …

Smooth Sailing: Learn How to Play Slide Guitar

211<p>SHARES<p>Few instruments can evoke the qualities of a human voice as well as a slide guitar. An expert player can express a wide range of emotions, …

5 Easy Pasta Sauces to Know by Heart

Go to just about any Italian restaurant and you'll see a handful of staple pasta dishes like Bolognese and Alfredo. Those essentials please just …

Cooking

Pepperoncini Beef Recipe

"Roast beef cooked in a slow cooker with garlic and pepperoncini makes a delicious and simple filling for gyro sandwiches. Serve on hoagie rolls with …

Here's How to Make Your Roasted Veggies Mind-Blowing

Roasting is one of my favorite ways to cook vegetables. I love how you just toss everything on a baking sheet, walk away, and come back to …

Three Notes and the Truth: Classic Rock Triads

80<p>SHARES<p>Let's face it—the topic of triads can rapidly devolve into a big yawn fest, especially when presented using only boring, textbook-ish …

10 Spring Classics You Can Make in the Slow Cooker

Once spring rolls around, I'm happy to trade slow-cooking, ultra-hearty stews, chilis, and braises for lightened-up meals with fresher flavors and …

Learn This Little-Known Pentatonic Modal Trick

15<p>SHARES<p>Soloing with the modes is a great way to add new and exciting colors to your guitar playing. It can also add an ear-bending “outside” sound …

The first step to better grilled cheese is losing the butter. Trust us

Grilled cheese, is it ever <i>really</i> the wrong choice? No, it is not. Is your version the best it can be? Are you sure? A swipe of mayonnaise is a surefire way to up your grilled cheese game.<p>What? Yes. I learned this trick by watching the Gabrielle Hamilton season of <i>Mind of a Chef</i>. If the food-bro …

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Lesson: Get to Know Your Fretboard

Bill EvansMarch 13, 2018<p><b>From the May 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY RON JACKSON</b><p><b>THE PROBLEM</b><p>Your knowledge of the fretboard is weak and you’d like …

11 Essential Altered Tunings Every Guitarist Should Know

If you’re searching for fresh sounds and new ideas, one of the best things you can do is to play in an altered tuning—as so many adventurous, …

The 10 Coolest Guitar Instrumentals of All Time

9<p>SHARES<p><i>Guitar World</i> presents the 10 coolest guitar instrumentals ever. In terms of the videos we selected, we tried to stick with the studio versions …

Too Much Music: A Failed Experiment In Dedicated Listening

In Charlotte Zwerin's 1988 film <i>Straight, No Chaser</i>, Thelonious Monk road manager Bob Jones tells a story about Monk appearing on a television show sometime in the late '50s. Monk is asked what kind of music he likes, to which he replies "all kinds." The interviewer, hoping for a "gotcha" moment, …

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Improve your acoustic fingerpicking in 20 minutes with this easy guitar lesson

<b>Put down your pick and give your chord playing a new lease of life with our fingerstyle workout.</b><p>Don't Miss<p>Fingerstyle is a fantastically useful …

15 easy blues guitar chords every guitarist needs to know

A7 (open)<p>To avoid sounding the idle sixth string when you play this chord, bring your thumb around the back of the neck so that the tip of it just …

How to Hack the Five Pentatonic Scale Shapes

627<p>SHARES<p>Let’s face it: if your goal is to achieve Guitar God status, you’ve got to be fluent playing lead over the entire neck, and not just in one …

Electric Guitar

How to Use Open Strings for Blues

502<p>SHARES<p>The folks over at Texas Blues Alley—makers of "How to Mix Chords with Blues Licks" and "10 Ways to Start a Blues Guitar Solo"—recently (ish) …

Guitar

What You Need to Know About Intervals

216<p>SHARES<p><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, …

Electric Guitar

Improve your improvs in 20 minutes with this easy guitar lesson

<b>Break out of your old habits and infuse your improvisation with four new concepts and ideas to jump start your jamming.</b><p>Improvising solos is a …

How to Unlock the Fretboard Using Shapes

887<p>SHARES<p>If you’re looking for ways to increase your understanding of the fretboard, a good place to start is by looking at the shapes your fingers …

The Secret Notes of the Pentatonic Scale

The Pentatonic scale is one of the most utilized scales in music. It can be heard in nearly every culture of music around the world and has served as …

Video Lesson: Learn Neil Young’s Simple but Singular Style

Bill EvansAugust 19, 2017<p><b>From the October 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY ADAM LEVY</b><p>Some guitarists search obsessively for novel chord voicings to …

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 …